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Sweet Meadow, where locals do brunch

Photo courtesy of Duane Duvall from DDPhotography13 Getting In Bells jingled harmoniously as I slipped through the door at Sweet Meadow Cafe in hopes of finding a seat.  The Sunday morning brunch rush had already begun and I watched as servers buzzed around like a hive of bees, cleaning off tables and making room for the cluster of hungry bodies waiting patiently by the door.  A smiling face looked my way and asked, “Do you have a reservation?” I cringed. Of course I didn’t. I shook my head no and waited to accept my fate. The smile never left her face as she checked her reservation schedule and scanned the room for a spot.  She seemed relieved though when I volunteered to take an open seat at the bar. Menus and silverware secured my place as the server popped around the corner to pour me a cool glass of water. The brunch menu was filled with a wide variety of farm to table breakfast and lunch items including salads, french toast and both breakfast and lunch sandwich

Juice Life, An Evolution

--From the Beginning-- Many of the folks who call Salisbury home still remember a time when Salisbury was filled with hometown BBQ restaurants and hot dog joints.  The biggest decision we had to make was chopped or sliced.. plain or “all the way.” Today Salisbury has blossomed into a cornucopia of locally owned restaurants, coffee houses, breweries and wineries.  No one is more aware of this change than Juice Life owners Mark and Ashley Honeycutt. Ashley, a native to Salisbury, has always been passionate about bringing healthy food to our community. She began her journey by welcoming us at the former Farmhouse Restaurant, a farm to table operation that introduced Salisbury to a wide variety of salad and veggie plate options.  As Ashley explained, “back then that WAS healthy. We had no idea that what our bodies were lacking was the nutrition that we gain from consuming raw and cold pressed fruits and vegetables.” In October of 2014, the Farmhouse officially closed their

Salisbury Foodie; An Introduction

10 years ago, I was in my mid-20s, newly married, and preparing to welcome my first child into the world.  I was just entering the "nesting stage" of my pregnancy and I was determined to find the perfect home for my new bundle of joy.  Finally, after countless trips to the bank, months of counting pennies and a little creative problem solving, I landed in the duplex (soon to be single family) home of my pregnant dreams.  The home was located smack dab in between some of the most beautiful historical homes I had ever seen, and those older homes that had been abandoned and left to rot over the years.  This juxtaposition of the pre and post renovation homes was a contradiction that became apparent in many aspects of Salisbury and now, 10 years later, it has become the thing that makes it so incredibly special.   Like most small towns sprinkled across the Southeast, we  have our iconic "Main St," where families and citizens come together to share in food, ar