Savor Kinston’s culinary scene from eastern North Carolina barbecue and down-home favorites to innovative dishes prepared by local chefs inspired by the area’s agricultural bounty. Natural Meats and fresh produce have been served up by area farmers for generations, and the farm-to-table tradition benefits all of Kinston’s barbecue restaurants, oyster bars, and pizzerias. Enjoy small-town shopping at locally owned boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, consignment stores, antique vendors, and even an old-fashioned general store. Relax at local brewery tap rooms and distilleries or just listen to live bands perform and dance. By night and day enjoy incredible art sculptures downtown, art displays in homes, hotels, studios, lofts, and an incredible Community Council for the Arts building. Learn the history of our local experiences during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and world wars that followed. You and family will feel welcome here and might just enjoy a chat with a local farmer at our Farmers Market or meet some new local friend in a soda or coffee shop, golf course, park.