Jeanie leads food tours in Raleigh. She leads private, weekday and weeknight tours, in addition to Friday and Saturday afternoon tours. Jeanie is a true, professional tour guide who loves to show off her own city!

What is your occupation? Adventure Connoisseur and Full Time Student of Amazing Things.

Where are you from? Rocky Mount, NC.

When did you move to North Carolina? I left for a while and moved back to North Carolina in 1993. DSC_0132

What do you love best about North Carolina? That sweet southern hospitality!

What do you love best about leading food tours? It’s an opportunity for me to share my love of the area, its history, the people, and the wonderful food and beverages that are the bounty of this naturally rich agricultural area.

What are your favorite foods? (List three) Indian/Thai curry-spicy foods, Homemade soups and stews made in my very own crockpot, Food made by friends. (PS. Brunch is my favorite meal!!)

What is your comfort food? Eastern NC style BBQ (chopped pork with vinegar and red pepper flakes) and all the trimmings… Brunswick stew, hushpuppies, chicken pastry, and collard greens!

What is your favorite drink? Tea – a hot rooibos or a sweet southern iced tea. Both are delightful!

What food/s won’t you eat/ try? I will try anything, twice; except maybe monkey brains. I don’t think I could do that.

Who is the one person you would love to cook with? My grandmother.

What are your hobbies? Biking, motorcycling, visiting local parks, camping, outdoor water adventures, meetup-ing, food truck rodeos, hiking, and colorful adventures with friends that usually require a costume and/or wig.

Favorite restaurant? It depends on my mood but my current all around fave is Garland.

Favorite sandwich? PBJ with almond butter and cherry preserves (with real whole cherries of course).

Favorite cookie? A lemon square – does that count??

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