b'Sure, we have championship golf, equestrian beauty, plenty of the outdoors to explore and all the retail therapy you can imagine, but lets face it: your vacation memories are made around the ta-bles of our local restaurants. Its where you gather to plan your day or to recount the adventures you had while enjoying a multitude of culinary delights.UPSCALE TO CASUAL DININGFor the foodie and wine enthusiasts, we have many incredible restaurants offering perfect pair-ings. The resort area of the Village of Pinehurst certainly boasts unique and varied dining options that will leave you wondering if you have some-how arrived at an upscale European restaurant. Enjoy the fine crystal and china of The Carolina Hotels dining room, the history of The PineDrum & Quill Cocktails + KitchenCrest Inn and the comfortable elegance at The Tavern at The Holly Inn. Or, in the Village of Pinehurst, Theos Taverna features Greek and Mediterranean specialties. Elliotts on Linden is a few minutes from the Village, but worth the effort to sample an imaginative menu highlight-ed by their signature cedar plank salmon. Here Chef Mark Elliott embraces the farm-to-table movement with locally-sourced ingredients. If traveling down Midland Road from Pinehurst to Southern Pines, Ironwood Caf is a local favorite with trend-setting American cuisine. Right next door, Midland Bistro is an awesome choice for a hearty breakfast, or a lovely lunch. Proceeding further down Midland Rd., be sure to enjoy Heart-wood restaurant located inside the clubhouse at Longleaf Golf & Family Club for lunch or dinner. You dont have to be a member.Ask for recommendations about wine pairings with your entre at these quality restaurants.In similar fashion, incredible wine is also availableAshtens Restaurantin Southern Pines. Visit The Bell Tree Tavern to enjoy burgers, Southern Prime Steakhouse for impeccably aged steaks, including their unique dry-aged strip and ribeye steaks, Ashtens for a beautiful atmosphere where the majority of their menu is produced with locally-sourced products from right here in Moore County, or the interna-tionally inspired menu of Chef Warrens. Dont let the thought of a more casual dining experience lead you to believe in a decrease in quality. Even our friendliest pubs, small places for a quick bite and most easygoing establishments serve up delicious, fresh, expertly-crafted meals.Try the Drum & Quill Cocktails + Kitchen, or Dugans Pub. Or, visit Southern Pines to try the likes of Wolcotts, Chapmans Food & Spirits, The Sly Fox, or The Squires Pub. For a pint or to tour a brewery, look no further than area favorites like Southern Pines Brewing Co., Pinehurst Brewing Company, Southern Pines Growler Company or veteran-owned Railhouse BreweryHeartwood at Longleaf17 ::/homeofgolf @usahomeofgolf @homeofamericangolf'