With Valentine’s Day coming up fast, it’s a smart idea to have a couple of good date night options in your back pocket. There are plenty of great restaurants and sweets purveyors in and around Kinston, NC, so you can start your evening off with a romantic dinner for two and cap it off with dessert. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find no shortage of delicious destinations in the Kinston area. Here are a couple of spots that will keep you and your companion well sated throughout your love-filled evening.
Chef & The Farmer
This Kinston restaurant is known for its thoughtful and creative cuisine that celebrates the region’s best ingredients, traditions, and culinary techniques. Located at 120 West Gordon Street, Chef & The Farmer is a favorite among locals and will rack up points in your favor with your date. Choose among some of the freshly made, tantalizing menu options like Guilford Mills Grits with pimento cheese, tomato relish, and crispy chicken skins; Beef Tartare with collard togarashi, cashew, sweet potato chip, and herb salad; and 5 Spice Ribeye with shrimp fritter, smashed potatoes, charred scallion, and garlic-horseradish crema.
As for the setting, the main dining room is open, airy, and elegant, perfect for two or a larger party. According to one more-than-satisfied diner, “Outstanding! Everything about this place is extraordinary – the food, the wine, the service, the atmosphere. Well worth going out of your way to try.”
Lucky you – it’s right here in Kinston, so you won’t even have to venture far.
The Inside Scoop
Put the perfect finishing touch on your delectable meal by grabbing an old-fashioned ice cream cone from The Inside Scoop. This ice cream shop is located at 222 North Heritage Street in Kinston and is open seven days a week for whenever your sweet tooth demands attention. This reviewer does a great job of selling the spot as a post-dinner-date stopover: “Love this place. I’ve stopped in a few times to get a cone. It’s cheap, which I love, and simple. A cone of the chocolate peanut butter cup which is fantastic is just a little over $2. Wonderful place to stop in if you’ve eaten nearby.”
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