Support local business in Fuquay-Varina and enjoy craft beer, Italian cuisine and tasty desserts
Fuquay-Varina is a town separated by train tracks -- one part Fuquay and the other part Varina. Some downtown businesses have been around for more than 80 years, while others are newcomers.Posted — Updated
A day in Fuquay-Varina is a great way to taste homemade desserts and new craft beers and to burn those calories in shopping.
While there are 20 parks to explore in the town, a stop at the Fuquay-Varina Mineral Spring Park is a must. Rumor has it, the park's mineral spring has healing powers.
Fuquay-Varina Mayor John Byrne said that the spring is believed to have cured more than 200 people. He said, with a chuckle, that he takes "two swallows" from the spring each morning for good health.
Try the velvet white wine potato noodles or linguine with clams. All the bread is baked the day you get there, and the desserts are homemade fresh each day.
Produce from Garibaldi is locally sourced and picked out fresh three times a week. The owner and founder of the restaurant, Arken, grew up in France, so the food has a bit of French flair.
Mayor Byrne recommends Garibaldi himself and goes there so often that he has his own table.
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