Up & Coming Weekly

September 13, 2016

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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28 SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016 Best of Fayetteville Best Seafood Restaurant 316 Oyster Bar 316 Owen Drive 910.481.0530 or www.316oysterbar.com 316 Oyster bar is an incredible seafood restaurant, complete with an oyster bar showcased by neon lights on a black and white checkerboard floor. Here, patrons can enjoy freshly shucked oysters, steamed seafood and daily drink specials. Those bold enough can even try their hand at the Rooster Shot, which features a raw oyster, saltine crackers, jalapeno pepper slice, horseradish, black pepper and hot sauce for $2.50 each. Anyone with the stomach to buy and eat three gets a free T-shirt. There is also the Rooster Shooter and the Super Shooter if you are brave enough. The rest of the dining room is a welcoming seating area where the whole family can enjoy a huge variety of seafood dishes, including the classic steak and lobster combination, seafood pastas, shrimp platters, combinations and a huge selection of crab. For those more attuned to land-based meals, there are delicious barbecue options as well. Best Southern Style Restaurant Fred Chason's Grandsons 5339 Marracco Drive, Hope Mills 910.860.4899 Fred Chason's Grandsons Buffet, or as it is known locally Grandson's, is the place in town to enjoy southern cooking. The restaurant specializes in Southern food, with a soulful and delicious expression of history and hardship that speaks to every southerner's taste buds and heart. Southern-style cooking can take the simple and the underappreciated and make it an incredible flavor experience. Grandson's is primarily a buffet, which allows customers to experience delicious vegetables, meats, breads and desserts as humanly possible. The atmosphere is comfortable and homey. The service is quick and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the tea is always sweet. Best Thai Restaurant Thai Pepper 1342 Bragg Boulevard/195 Starpoint Drive 910.677.0100/910.864.2014 or www.thaipepperbuffet.com The Thai Pepper holds the distinction of being the oldest Thai restaurant in Fayetteville. The restaurant offers both Thai and American-Chinese fare. Thai cuisine is known for its use of fresh ingredients like lemon grass, coriander, coconut milk, cardamom, hot chili, wild ginger and turmeric, which give the dishes their bold, bright and exotic flavors. Additionally, the Thai Pepper cooks all of its dishes to order and all of the foods is cooked with 100 percent vegetable oil to increase health benefits. The Thai pepper offers dine-in and take-out options, as well as buffet lunches and Friday night dinners at the Bragg Boulevard location. The lunch buffet is served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ,Mondays through Saturday at both Thai Pepper locations. The buffet features 25 dishes that change daily to ensure freshness and to give guests the largest and most exciting variety possible. If you have a taste for the Orient, take a quick drive to one of the two locations and savor the delicious food, served with smiles. WINE & DINE WINE & DINE BEST LOCAL PHARMACY (910) 484-6100 2800 Raeford Rd., Ste. 18 Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 884-3053 4417 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28311 UP & COM ING W EEKLY 'S

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