Southern Pines native and Nashville recording artist, Annelle Staal, is cooped-up just like the rest of us during the Coronavirus pandemic. On April 17th, the 2016 Pinecrest High School graduate joined the CVB for an exclusive concert broadcast via our Facebook page (Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB).

Staal was joined by CVB President & CEO, Phil Werz, to talk about how we are all handling the Coronavirus crisis, how much she enjoys performing in her hometown and her new single, “The Grey” which is now available via Spotify and other online music services.

The broadcast also provided an avenue to talk about how important it is for all of us to support local businesses, especially restaurants that are struggling to survive by purchasing takeout/delivery and gift cards. Aside from doing those things, people can also directly assist restaurant and hospitality workers via a Virtual Tip Jar, or several outlets offering GoFundMe pages. See how to help below:

Restaurant GoFundMe Pages & Virtual Tip Jar:

Drum & Quill

Elliott’s on Linden

Dugan’s Pub

Moore County Virtual Tip Jar

Thanks again to Annelle Staal for being so generous with her time to support her hometown! When this crisis passes, be sure to watch her perform in the area at places like the Bell Tree Tavern, Drum & Quill, Pinehurst Brewing Company and The Wine Cellar. Annelle will also be performing at the Sunrise Theater’s Annual Raise The Roof Fundraising Concert on August 16!

You can still wear your Sunday best and an Easter bonnet this Sunday, but best to do so at home AFTER ordering a fabulous holiday meal to enjoy with your family from a number of locations in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area.

Here are places we found offering take-out Easter Sunday meals. Be sure to order ahead, so preparations can be made to fulfill your order. Happy Easter, everybody and stay safe and healthy!

‪ASHTEN’S RESTAURANT‬‪
Will have your choice of a chicken or a lamb dinner and it includes dessert. ‬They have two dinners for four people available. One is roasted chicken and the other is leg of lamb. For more details, please call 910.246.3510 if you would like to reserve.‬

BONEFISH GRILL
Bonefish Grill is doing an Easter family bundle for $49.90. Feeds up to 5 people. You get family size salad (choice of House or Caesar), family style garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal veggie. Wood grilled Mahi Mahi and jumbo shrimp with citrus aioli. Bread and pesto. 3 slices of cheesecake and 3 cookies. Call 910.692.1131.

CHAPMAN’S FOOD & SPIRITS
Chappy’s Take & Bake’s (feeds 4-6). ‬Choose from roast turkey, or roast leg of lamb and sides.‬ Pre-Orders need to be called in/paid for before Wednesday 4/8 by 2 pm. Pick up between 1-3 pm Sunday 4/12. OPEN DAILY 11 am-8:30 pm for take-out/pick up. Regular menu will also be available. Call 910.246.0497.

CRACKER BARREL
Cracker Barrel is offering an Easter meal with ham and sides. Heat and serve family-style meals to-go which include a spiral ham and your choice of sides. You can order online and use the code EASTER15 for $15 off. Call 910.246.2024.

DUGAN’S PUB
Prime Rib Dinner 15.95 plus full menu will be available. 12 oz Prime Rib, two sides (choice of vegetable, fries or mashed potatoes, applesauce, potato salad, cole slaw) and soup or salad. All bottled wine 1/2 price. Pick up, curb service or delivery. Call 910.295.3400.

ELLIOTT’S ON LINDEN
Saturday, April 11th | 1:00 pm til 8:00 pm | $58
Pick up your Easter Meal TO-GO from Elliott’s on Linden. Asparagus bisque, seasonal salad: mixed greens, beets, farro, almonds, goat cheese, orange sorghum vinaigrette. Entrée: roast leg of spring lamb, pan rosemary scented jus, mint gastrique, local asparagus, fingerling potatoes, cauliflower with cheese sauce. Dessert: Local strawberry cheesecake trifle. Roasted Chicken Breast May be Substituted for Lamb. Please pre-order before Friday, April 10th by 2:00 pm. Feel free to call if there are any questions 910.215.0775. Menu

FILLY & COLTS
Pick up Saturday, April 11 between 12-4 pm – order by Wednesday, April 8
Glazed Ham ( 4 lbs sliced), potato salad (1 qt), green beans (1 qt), glazed carrots (1 qt), pickled beets (1 qt), 8 dinner rolls with your choice 1/2 coconut cake, apple pie, berry pie. Order additional homemade desserts – coconut cake $20, Chocolate pie $15, Strawberry pie $15, apple or berry pie $12. Delivery is available, call 910.639.5061. Menu

IRONWOOD CAFE
There is a special 3-course menu that will be the only menu served for Easter Brunch and price includes choice of appetizer (deviled eggs, fresh fruit plate, wedge salad, cup of lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail (+$4), sashimi tuna (+$6). Choice of entree (traditional bene, Irish whiskey French toast, chicken & waffles, open faced breakfast croissant, ironwood scramble, crab scramble, lump crab cakes, citrus shrimp scampi, ironwood kebab, Scottish salmon or chicken scallopini) and choice of dessert (double chocolate swirl brownie, carrot cake, pound cake, crème brûlée, cheesecake). Please call to make your reservations 910.255.0000. Menu

PINEHURST BREWING CO.
Offering up a PBC Easter Meal for 5 people, $59. CALL 910-235-8218 before 12 pm on Friday April 10th to place your order. Pick up at 11 am, 1 pm or 5 pm on Sunday April 12th. HOURS: April 11 from 11 am to 8 pm; April 12th open for Easter meal pick up only. Choice of 2 meats (total 3 lbs.) – smoked turkey, pulled pork, chicken quarters, beef brisket (double brisket +$10) Choice of 2 sides – smoked Mac and cheese, baked beans, collard greens, green beans.
ALL MEALS INCLUDE – Cole slaw, potato salad, cornbread, choice of 2 BBQ sauces (Hickory House, Blackberry Habanero, Eastern NC, Beer Mustard). 6 packs of Pivot IPA or 1895 lager and growlers of your favorite PBC brew also available. Menu

THE FRESH MARKET
Easter Meal for 4 includes: Honey ham slices, 2 lb green beans, 1.5 lb white cheddar scalloped potatoes, 1.5 lb pineapple rings, 12 oz Pineapple Rings, 2-4K ct Kings Hawaiian rolls, 8 ct decadent brownies (4). Serves 4 for $34.99. Our Classic Easter Meal is still available for $69.99, and serves 8-10. Order in-store or online through Thursday, April 9 at 2 PM EST, and pick up and purchase in-store Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12: http://bit.ly/34y5kAb