Last stop for the summer was Goldsboro NC, a beautiful town that has been blooming like a flower for years. Goldsboro has been transforming for decades, this quaint little town is one of North Carolina’s best-kept secrets for many reasons. There are plenty of hotels, places to shop and restaurants in Goldsboro. This historical lovely city is 55 miles Southeast of Raleigh, 87 miles from Wilmington NC and approximately a one hour drive from Raleigh/Durham Airport.
While visiting, I discovered in their downtown section of Center Street, a Summer Jam Concert Featuring ” The Legacy Motown Review” which had taken place one week prior to my arrival. Sorry, I missed that show. So, if you are looking for some R&B they do have it. Here is a link to the Legacy Motown Review and where they will be performing in the near the future. Click Here
THE LAUGHING OWL
We did make it our business to stop in at the Laughing Owl located at 100 N. Center St in downtown Goldsboro. We were greeted by a lovely hostess and then the owner came over to welcome us. But what really impressed me was how friendly everyone seemed to be, how great the food was, and how well maintained the establishment was. You will love the amazing turn-of-the-century English pub decor with original bronze light fixtures and metal tile ceilings . We loved the diversity of the menu and I started out with a chicken lettuce wrap that was to die for.
For my entree, I ordered the Orange Sesame Beef. Wow, I am getting hungry just writing about this. OMG, the beef is so flavorful and the vegetable fried rice so fresh and simply delicious.
I highly recommend “The Laughing Owl” if you are looking for great atmosphere and flavorful food. The Laughing Owl is my top pick. The location is great because after you eat, there are plenty of shops in walking distance that will help you burn off some of those calories . Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts is just blocks away . You can check their events calendar to explore various concerts, shows, and movies. http://www.goldsboroparamount.com/
Uniquely R’s located at 135 Center St , is a cozy little Home/Garden/Gift and Gallery Shop where you can purchase unique items from all over the country. I had the pleasure of visiting the shop & was overwhelmingly impressed with their amazing selection of unique gifts, collectibles and the beautiful coffee shop/European bakery in the back. The staff seemed very welcoming and was more than happy to explain to about their variety of collectibles featured in the store! Uniquely R’s is definitely Unique!
THE VILLAGE RISING BOUTIQUE
Lastly, check out this lovely Boutique called The Village Rising, Kalilah the owner greets you with such a warm and friendly smile. I love the way she took the time to explain the various pieces of African Jewelry, Woman’s Clothing, Handbags and Art . I learned that Ms. Kalilah gives back to the community by allowing locals to showcase their talents in her establishment with their unique and one of a kind merchandise!
So stop in and visit Kalilah at The Village Rising Boutique located at 114 South Center St. Tell Ms. Kalilah Backbeatrnb recommended her store.