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"Don't Hate The Foodie, Hate Your Tastebuds"

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

A Little Mo'Joe Please

    If you follow my monthly column or my food blog called "It’s a Foodie Thang", you probably know by now that I love me a cute little coffee shop. They're good for so many things: business meetings, free office space, a meet-up with friends or family, a quick stop for breakfast or lunch, or just for a little pick-me-up cup of joe! Some coffee shops have even expanded and offer live music, games, and events. No matter what your flavor is, a coffee shop can usually give you what you need. When I walk into coffee shops I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I feel happy, regardless of what I faced before I walked in, and I forget about everything I am going to have to deal with after I leave.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Coffee a Day Keeps the Grumpy Away

     I thought I was seeing things when I saw a coffee shop one day in Mount Olive. It’s such a small town and doesn’t usually have many changes. Downtown seems to only have about ½ the business that it used to when I was younger, so it appears to me. And a lot of houses and buildings are now vacant, old, or run down, but Amy Brogden had a brilliant idea when she decided to open a coffee shop close to the college and in the center of town.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Every Photo Has a Story - A Visit to Gotham's Deli

I just recently started working in Smithfield, and a new area means more chances to try new restaurants! One day on the town, I stumbled across Gotham's Deli in downtown.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Who Said You Can't Have Dessert for Breakfast

Burney’s, not to be confused with the big purple dinosaur we all loved as kids, is the new buzz around town. I had a friend suggest I check it out, and I have been wanting to get there for months. Unfortunately, I don’t live nearby (about 40 minutes), and hardly ever travel in that direction, so I would have had to make a special trip to check it out. Anyone who knows me knows that I have 0 to -0 (yeah I made that up) time to spare.  This month…I decided to make the time.

Thursday, May 20, 2021


One of my favorite breakfast spots is actually inside a grocery store. Crazy right!? It’s probably not so surprising if you live in or near the Kenansville area because every morning IGA Foodliner has people lined up to get breakfast.

IGA is a grocery store that has 2 locations in Duplin County. Beulaville is the second location, and both locations sell food from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm seven days a week. Leo Jackson first purchased a dry food store in 1945 which he ran for 24 years, and by 1969 he created the IGA that we know today. He ran IGA until his death. The store has continued to be in the family ever since, and is now operated by 3rd generation David Jackson.