The warm weather is on the horizon, and the sun is high in the sky – it’s finally Spring. The only thing that pairs better with both of those things is a trip to Nash County, is eating and drinking here. Grab a glass (or two) of locally brewed craft beer. Take a bite of a farm-to-table all-American dining experience. Wake yourself up with a coffee whose single origin was meant for you as it’s destination. Welcome Spring with open arms and an empty stomach with this top list of places to eat and drink in Nash County this season.
Owner Yalem Kiros knew that when they opened their restaurant, they wanted to share expressions of culture and the defining experiences of their childhood drinking fresh coffee with their customers. That is why coffee is an integral part of NABS Deli and Coffee Shop here in Rocky Mount, N.C. Enjoy a great cup of single-origin Ethiopian coffee, a breakfast sandwich made lovingly, and taste the love and sense of community that has always been a part of Yalem’s daily life.
If you’re a lover of comfort food that has been serving it up for 20+ years, welcome to the Nashville Exchange. Take a bite and forget your troubles as you’re transported through the flavor of handcrafted burgers, a ribeye plate piled high with homemade chips, or an ala carte breakfast. Fabulous food, reasonable prices, and great customer service will leave you full, happy, and ready to face the rest of your day.
Farm-to-table excellence. Craft bourbon cocktails. Fried Kung Pao Brussel sprouts. Brisket and short rib burgers. Everything is made in-house on the daily at this modern American restaurant. The menu is constantly changing depending on the inventive, inspired whims of owner Lou Reda and Chef Justin Gaines, who hails from NYC where he worked in Michelin Star restaurants in Manhattan. When the plate hits the table, you know that the food is the star of this show. The finest and freshest local ingredients make your plate a pretty picture.
When you think of beer do you think of 400 lbs of pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, and graham crackers? At Bright Penny Brewing Rocky Mount Outpost the Spooky Spice Pumpkin Ale is exactly that. This place is the newest addition of breweries at Rocky Mount Mills. Along with seasonal favorites, like the one mentioned above, they have 11 craft beers and hard seltzers on tap, craft soda, hard slushies, wine, and a great selection of bourbons. So come with a curious mind and expect to try something you may have never expected.
Koi Pond features an ever-changing variety of unfiltered ales made with local ingredients. This includes pale ales and IPAs, stouts and Belgian beers, Saisons and more. Try an Angry Squirrel. Toss back a Bozo Brown. Then challenge a friend to a game of giant Connect Four outside on their large lawn. Not into strategy? Grab a flight and settle in for some trivia and local music. Snacks are for sale. But locals and visitors alike simply bring in food from the fabulous local restaurants next door at Rocky Mount Mills.