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Taste of the New South serves up good times

Labor Day weekend at Pinehurst was bursting with Southern flavor.

The Taste of the New South food and wine weekend kicked off Friday with a welcome reception introducing guests to a variety of world-class wines and exceptional craft beers. The event was in full swing when the fun migrated to the Pinehurst Fair Barn for the Carolina Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin.’

Fireside Collective’s bluegrass twang filled the Fair Barn as guests enjoyed roasted oysters, barbecue, smoked salmon and Southern classics like home-style macaroni and cheese. The evening wrapped up with the Sinfully Southern Dessert Bar, which included cocktails that were equally as sweet.

Chefs, winemakers, authors and food educators led 15 sessions that spanned Saturday and Sunday, offering guests an interactive learning experience. With sessions focused on wine, beer, spirits and food, our presenters served up something to suit all tastes.

The wine was the focal point of Saturday’s intimate Vintner’s Dinner presented by Acura. Each of the five courses was be expertly paired to complement the flavor profiles of the wine.

Flip through our slideshow to view photos
from throughout the weekend:

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Pinehurst’s best deal of the year is back!

Temperatures are cooling. The humidity is lifting.

And great golf remains.

Pinehurst’s best deal of the year is back with the Evergreen Golf or Spa Escape. And as you can see in the video above, The Golf Channel believes it is one of the best deals in golf this season.

Available from Nov. 15, 2015 to March 2, 2016, for just $179, the package includes:

  • Choice of one round of golf (a surcharge applies to Pinehurst No. 2) or one 50-minute spa treatment (save 40 percent when booking additional treatments)
  • Resort accommodations
  • Pinehurst’s famed breakfast buffet.
  • Cart fee, club storage, unlimited access to practice areas

For more offers and packages at Pinehurst, please visit here.

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9-year-old Pinehurst girl gets hair chopped for Wigs for Kids

Most people would probably be a bit apprehensive about getting 12 inches of hair lopped off, but Abby Eastman was all smiles as she walked into The Spa at Pinehurst on Wednesday morning.

“I was really excited,” she said.

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Abby Eastman’s freshly cut hair sits on the counter during her haircut Wednesday at The Spa at Pinehurst.

Beaming from ear to ear, the 9-year-old sat down in the chair with her long blond hair flowing down her back. Abigail Allen got to work combing the fourth-grader’s hair into four long ponytails.

When all her friends started getting haircuts a few weeks ago, Abby decided it was time for a change. She wanted to get her long locks cut shorter before basketball season got underway.

Her mother, Rachel Eastman, suggested donating the hair, an idea Abby immediately liked.

“I want to donate it to kids with cancer so they can feel pretty like me,” she said.

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When Jack and Arnie roamed Pinehurst No. 2

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus share a laugh in the Donald Ross Grill at Pinehurst Resort before their 1994 match on Pinehurst No. 2.

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus share a laugh in the Donald Ross Grill at Pinehurst Resort before their 1994 match on Pinehurst No. 2.

In April of 1994, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf brought together a match for the ages on Pinehurst No. 2

By Lee Pace

IT WAS SHOW BUSINESS, for sure. Jack Nicklaus vs. Arnold Palmer in a made-for-TV match at Pinehurst, part of the modern reincarnation of the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf series. Nicklaus owned the TV production company. Flags on each green had the yellow Shell logo in place of a green Pinehurst logo. No one hit a shot until cameras were properly positioned.

But watching Nicklaus and Palmer stride to the 18th green on a brilliant April afternoon in 1994, Palmer tipping his visor and Nicklaus patting his old rival on the back, was as real as the historical moments come on Pinehurst No. 2.

Arnie … Jack … Pinehurst … what scriptwriter came up with this? Some 4,000 in the gallery appreciated the significance of the moment. They clustered around the final green five and six deep, offering a hearty and rousing ovation to these heroes in the twilight of their careers.

Nicklaus won the match with a 67, rolling in a 70-foot putt from off the 18th green for a final birdie. Palmer shot 74.

“Jack and I haven’t always agreed on everything, but I think we’ve found one common ground here,” Palmer said after a practice round the day before the match. “I agree with him that No. 2 has been one of the greatest golf courses I’ve ever had the opportunity to play. And I go back to when he was wearing three-quarters pants when I first came here. That would have been 1947.” … Continue Reading

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Taste of the New South: An A to Z Guide

Fireside Collective will perform their unique blend of bluegrass music Friday during the Carolina Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’.

Taste of the New South, a food & wine weekend, will kick off in just a few days. Here’s a quick guide to get your ready for the weekend. See you soon.

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(Silent) Auction: Silent Auction bidding will take place throughout the weekend in the Marketplace and close out Sunday night during the Culinary Tour of Pinehurst. The auction benefits the culinary program at Pinehurst High School and the hospitality programs at Sandhills Community College.

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Barbecue: The Pinehurst culinary team is cooking up a 120-pound pig and more than a dozen pork shoulders for Friday’s Carolina Oyster Road & Pig Pickin’ at the Historic Pinehurst Fair Barn. The N.C. BBQ station will be serving up vinegar-based, yellow mustard and blueberry barbecue sauces, while the Korean BBQ station will feature kalbi, gochujang and doenjang sauces.

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Craft beer: Try a variety of beers from half a dozen breweries including North Carolina-based Highland Brewing and Mother Earth Brewing. Out-of-towners will want to be sure to try samples from Rail House Brewery, which is just up the road in Aberdeen.

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Jake Wolf, chef and co-owner of Capital Club 16, will share his secrets to the ultimate brunch Saturday.

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Demonstrations: Jake Wolf, chef and co-owner of Capital Club 16, will kick off the demonstrations with his Southern-Influenced, Old European-Style Brunch Demo on Saturday. Chef Brian Sonoskus will share a Taste of Tupelo Honey Café on Saturday afternoon.

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Entertainment: The Asheville-based bluegrass band Fireside Collective will perform Friday during the Carolina Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’. L Shape Lot, an Americana band based in country, rock, bluegrass and roots/folk music, will provide the music during Sunday’s Culinary Tour of Pinehurst.

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Farm to fork: Our culinary team has scoured the region to find the best ingredients for Sunday’s Farm to Fork Brunch. Enjoy Southern breakfast and lunch specialties sourced from farmers within a 50-mile radius.

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