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Rocky Mount NC Dining

Currently ranked by customers based upon their personal reviews on Tripadvisor.com as the number one choice for  Rocky Mount NC Dining, the Prime Smokehouse offers a combination of great atmosphere, unique and refreshing drink options, and of course a diverse and delicious menu just minutes from your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve.

According to their personal website, the Prime Smokehouse was the “brainchild” of partners Ed Wiley III, his wife, Yalem Kiros, and Harold Worrell, Jr., who collectively sought to create a dining spot “designed to unite across cultures and generations.” Channeling their shared love for both classic Southern cuisine and smooth jazz music, The Prime Smokehouse was born, creating an experience in  Rocky Mount NC Dining like none before had offered.

After opening their first restaurant in Garner, NC, followed by a second in Southeast Raleigh, the Prime Smokehouse answered the prayers of authentic Texas BBQ lovers in search of Rocky Mount NC Dining options, as they opened the doors to this third location that has become the “premiere destination in eastern North Carolina for those seeking good food, especially good barbecue, soul food, southern cuisine and great entertainment.” The overall success and connection with the community in Rocky Mount eventually made the team decide to close shop in Raleigh and simply focus on its now exclusive location here.

If seafood is your calling the “Prime” has a variety of succulent shrimp offerings, jumbo lump crab cakes, fish and grits or numerous other signature “catches.” The mouth-watering choices from “the smoker” include such BBQ standards as ribs, brisket, sausages, chicken, and more and there is also a fine selection off the grill, traditional fare, delicious salads, wraps and sandwiches, as well as homemade soups and chili. The unique drink menu at the Prime Smokehouse is sure to have something for everyone at the party to like and the smooth jazz and live music sounds are sure to complete the most enjoyable experience in Rocky Mount NC Dining that you can find.

To see the full menu, upcoming entertainment, and a more detailed history on the Prime Smokehouse, visit their website at primesmokehouse.com.

Top U.S. Growth State

Many north easterners and transplants from all across the country are moving to beautiful neighborhoods like Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community and others across the “Tar Heel State,” as evidenced is the annual report done by U-Haul naming North Carolina as the “Top U.S. Growth State.”

Although the state only ranks ninth over all in actual population, which according to a July 2015 U.S. Census estimate for North Carolina is a little more than 10 million people, there has been a consistent growth, with a 4.3 percent increase between 2010-14. This is over one percent higher than the national average during this same time frame.

U-Haul bases its ranking of North Carolina as the Top U.S. Growth State on its posting the biggest net gain of of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus the number which have left the same state during the past calendar year. This data was compiled for this years listing of the Top U.S. Growth State from a total of over 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rentals that occurred between January and December of 2015.

Several U-Haul representatives did not seem surprised in the least with North Carolina being named ad the Top U.S. Growth State for 2015, as the President of the company’s Central North Carolina operation, Jason Grider noted. “I am not surprised to hear North Carolina is the number one top growing state,” he said. “North Carolina is a great state to live and work. I think people are drawn to the state because of the strong economy and job opportunities, the climate, and the diversity of the people and state as a whole.” He concluded, “From the Atlantic Coast to the lakes and Appalachian Mountains, we have much to offer and opportunities for everyone. The growth is not limited to certain areas. We have seen tremendous growth all over the state.”

Echoing his sentiments was the President of U-Haul’s Raleigh base, Paul Smedberg, who added, “The temperate climate and overall quality of life that North Carolina offers is contagious. All the metro areas, including Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem have experienced steady growth. It doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.”

For the complete listing of the Top U.S. Growth States, visit myuhaulstory.com.

Fall Events in Rocky Mount

The most anticipated of all Fall Events in Rocky Mount comes to town, just minutes from your new home at the premier North Carolina golf and retirement community, Belmont Lake Preserve, featuring not only the most delicious NC BBQ in the state, but the tastiest from across the United States as well, in addition to having  for the first time in its eight year existence, the East Carolina Brew Competition as apart of the town’s annual tradition, the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown.

Starting on Friday, October 9 at noon until 8:00 p.m., and then kicking back off on Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., the BBQ Throwdown will feature great tastes for all ages at the top draw in Fall Events in Rocky Mount throughout the festivities. The “Throw Down is a professional cooking competition based on the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s (KCBS) official categories, which are chicken, pork ribs, pork brisket, and beef brisket. Awards will be given out for the Grand Champion, Reserved Grand Champion, and the People’s Choice Award, decided upon by the attendees of the tops in Fall Events in Rocky Mount. Additionally, prizes to include cash awards, trophies, and plaques will be given out to the top ten finishers in each of the above categories.

Also, for the very first time in the eight year history of the most popular among all Fall Events in Rocky Mount, the BBQ Throwdown will hold another competition on Saturday, October 10, as local beer enthusiasts and brewers will compete in the Eastern Carolina Home Brew Competition. Each entrant in this competition is submitting any style beer of their choosing, and each will be judged in different categories based upon the style they enter. If the entry does not fit into one of the specific categories they still are eligible for the overall “Best in the East” award that will also be named on the Saturday of the most anticipated of all Fall Events in Rocky Mount. The judging for the Home Brew Competition will be done by representatives from the new Rocky Mount Brewmill facility.

While the kick off begins at noon on Friday, and the judging of the NC BBQ entries will commence throughout the two-day festival, there will also be great food and entertainment throughout the two days. The “Kick Off Party and Concert” will begin with great live, local music being played throughout the day and there will also be a host of family friendly events, vendors, and kid specific activities throughout the weekend.

The 8th Annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown is free to the public and is taking place at 101 Coastline Street in Downtown Rocky Mount, directly in front of the Helen P. Gay Historic Rocky Mount Train Station. For a full schedule of events and more information on the Eastern NC BBQ Throwdown, visit their website at www.bbqthrowdown.com.