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Fall Recipe Favorites

Apple picking season is upon us – that means it’s time for some fun fall recipes! You can find locally grown apples at spots like the Reilly Road Farmers Market, the Fayetteville Farmers Market and the Apple Crate Natural Market.

Try making a fun locally-sourced treat with your friends or family this month! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite apple recipes below:

Carmel Apple Dump Cake

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease an 8 or 9-cup cake pan
  • Cut 1 large apple into slices or chunks
  • Mix 1 box of spice cake mix as the directions on the box call for. Stir 1 large apple and ½ cup of toasted pecans into batter. Pour into pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until done or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely for about an hour
  • In a 2-quart saucepan mix ½ cup brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat until it boils over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir gently 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Immediately spoon glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Top with remaining 1/2 cup pecans

Apple Chips

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Slice two apples and place into a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, toss to combine
  • Place the apples on a baking sheet so none overlap and cook the apples for 2-3 hours, flipping halfway though
  • Bake until dried out by still pliable

Turtle Apple Pops

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Slice 2 apples into ½ slices. Make a small incision in the bottom and stick in popsicle sticks.
  • Dip the apple slices into your melted chocolate of choice and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
  • Drizzle with melted caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. Return to refrigerator to harden for 5 more minutes and serve

Marketfair Mother’s Day Gift Guide

ICYMI: Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve rounded up some great gift ideas from our Marketfair stores, perfect for every type of mom in Fayetteville and beyond! Make sure you plan ahead to have something special for mom this year.

For the Adventurous Mom: Hiking and camping season is upon us – surprise your nature-loving mom with a new pair of hiking boots or a tent for the upcoming summer season.

For the Movie-Obsessed Mom: Spend some quality time together with a one-on-one trip to the movies. If you’re an Amy Schumer fan, you’ll love her mother-daughter adventure in “Snatched,” coming out Mother’s Day weekend at Carmike Cinemas.

For the Active Mom: If your mom never misses her afternoon walk around the neighborhood, there’s no better way to say, “Keep up the hard work!,” than with a membership from Planet Fitness!

For the Indulgent Mom: Satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth with a candy gift basket. Rocky Fizz puts together a variety of gift baskets such as the “nostalgia” gift basket, which is sure to tug at her heartstrings.

For the Relaxed Mom: Thank your mom for all those times she’s pampered you by returning the favor. A manicure-pedicure treatment is the perfect way to spoil her!

For the Foodie Mom: If your mom is a foodie who loves snapping pictures of her food, treat her to excellent fine dining Indian experience at Marketfair’s newest restaurant, Tandoori Bites.

Fall Recipes from Marketfair

The holidays are a time where many of us can be found in the kitchen! Why not experiment with some new, easy dishes and treats? Here are three awesome fall recipes inspired by our Marketfair restaurants:

Put your Thanksgiving leftovers to good use by creating the ultimate savory sandwich, inspired by Which Wich’s Thank You Turkey Sandwich!

  • Toast two slices of bread of your choice
  • Add leftover sliced turkey – thick or thin!
  • Add leftover stuffing
  • Top with two tablespoons of cranberry sauce

Your leftover veggies don’t have to go to waste, either! Heat up the kitchen with an easy Hibachi Vegetables recipe inspired by Mikoto Japanese Express.

  • Slice vegetables of your choice (zucchini, carrots and onion work well!) and saute in oil
  • Once the veggies are soft, pour in one tablespoon of soy sauce, two tablespoons of terryaki sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Cook until tender, about 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle with seasame seeds and serve hot!

If you’re not looking to whip up food in the kitchen but want a tasty seasonal beverage, try Rocket Fizz’s Pumpkin Pie flavored soda or make your own Pumpkin Spiced Latte at home!

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk ½ cup of milk, one tablespoon of sugar, one tablespoon of pumpkin puree, a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp. Place the mixture back in the pan and whisk for 2 minutes while it simmers
  • Add ¼ cup brewed coffee or espresso and whisk until foamy

Full-Service Indian Restaurant Coming to the Marketfair Food Scene

New tenant alert! We’re adding fine Indian cuisine to our retail, dining and cinema destination, located at 1916 Skibo Rd. Tandoori Bites, an award-winning restaurant serving authentic Indian dishes with a unique twist, is expected to open in early 2017 at our centrally-located Fayetteville shopping plaza.

Tandoori Bites uses the freshest ingredients to stir fry exotic tastes and colors into its dishes. The expansive menu includes classics such as chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma, curries and more. Additionally, specialties include tandoori shrimp, which features fresh jumbo shrimp marinated in a delicate yogurt, and seekh kababs, which includes minced‎ lamb seasoned with onions, herbs and spices, all baked in a tandoori oven.

The new restaurant at Marketfair will serve a lunch buffet and full-service dinner seven days a week, as well as a full bar including cocktails, beer and wine. Tandoori Bites has been a foodie favorite in Wilmington, North Carolina for the past nine years, and the Fayetteville store marks its second location.

“Fayetteville is the perfect city for our expansion and we couldn’t have selected a more ideal spot to open than Marketfair shopping center,” said TJ Sing, Tandoori Bites owner. “Our traditional Indian cuisine has won over diners on the coast for years, including visitors from the Fayetteville area, and we can’t wait to share our distinct dishes with the local community.”

The restaurant joins shopping center anchors Carmike Cinemas, Gander Mountain and H.H. Gregg, as well as Planet Fitness, Mikoto Japanese Express, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Ruby Nails, Lumber Liquidators, Pioneer Services, The Air Force Recruiting and recently opened educational sports franchise, Kids In Sports.

“Tandoori Bites brings a fresh new flavor to Marketfair shopping center and we’re excited to help introduce the restaurant to the community,” said Dusty Wiederhold, founding principal at WSB Retail Partners. “This full-service dining establishment is a wonderful complement to our existing stores, making Marketfair even more of the ultimate destination for a dinner and movie date night, or fun afternoon out with friends.”

Grant-Murray Real Estate, a Fayetteville-based full-service commercial real estate firm, represented the shopping center on the new tenant transaction. Remaining available spaces range from 1,900 to 6,500 square feet. For additional leasing information, visit www.shopmarketfair.com, and to stay up-to-date on the latest Marketfair news visit facebook.com/shopmarketfair.

Delicious Foods for Shoppers

Calling all Fayetteville foodies! With spring in the air, it’s the perfect time of year to go shopping and grab a bite to eat. Here is the ultimate Fayetteville menu guide for your hungry shopping stomachs thanks to the fabulous finds we have here at Marketfair.

  • Which Which – Perfect for anyone who loves subs with an array of vegan options. Selections like black bean patties, hummus, tomato, avocado and more, the sandwiches are drool-worthy and will get you back on your feet for shopping.
  • Mikoto Japanese Express – Hibachi, teriyaki and more classic Japanese favorites fill this fast-casual menu. We personally recommend the Samurai, which includes steak, shrimp and chicken. Great variety and even greater prices!
  • Rocket Fizz – There are few places around anymore where you can get really good soda. We recommend the Gourmet Chocolate Soda with Peanut Butter and Real Coco. And don’t miss out on their over-the-top selection of candy from every decade and every genre. It’s a sweet tooth’s dream.

So what are you waiting for, Fayetteville? Head over now and see for yourself!

Three New Tenants Coming Soon!

Marketfair shopping center is welcoming three new tenants to its redeveloped retail, dining and cinema destination, which is located at 1916 Skibo Rd. Rocket Fizz, Pioneer Services and The Air Force Recruiting are all confirmed to open in the centrally located Fayetteville shopping plaza in the spring of 2016.

The newest Marketfair tenants bring a unique lineup to the expanding shopping center:

  1. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, the largest and fastest-growing retailer of its kind in America, sells thousands of bottled soda and vintage treats along with gifts, posters and gear.
  2. Pioneer Services is the military division of MidCountry Bank, a federal savings bank that provides financial services and lending to active-duty and career-retired service members.
  3. Air Force Recruiting, a key component of the United States Air Force, works to engage and develop future Airmen to further its mission to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

 

Our Top Picks from Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

If you’re unsure of what to get from the new Which Wich at Marketfair Shopping Center, here are five of our favorite orders from Which Wich Superior Sandwiches:

  • The Wicked is Which Wich’s signature sandwich that includes five meats – turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni and bacon – and three cheeses of your choice. If you want to add a little extra kick to it we suggest adding red onions, lettuce and tomatoes.
  • For the veggie lovers out there we recommend a vegetarian sub option like the Caprese sub which is made up of mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes. Adding avocado, caramelized onions, spinach and tomatoes just adds greatness to this veggie sub!
  • Like keeping things simple? Be sure to try Which Wich’s Turkey sub! Spice it up a little with some bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, banana peppers, crispy onion strings and ranch dressing.
  • If you enjoy trying subs that aren’t necessarily inside of the box, go for the Elvis Which that consists of peanut butter, bacon, honey and bananas. Try this one cool as a Coldwich or toasty with a Hotwich.
  • Needing a little taste of the sea this summer? Try the tasty Surf & Turf sub with crab salad and artichoke hearts. To make this sub even more interesting, try topping it with sweet chili sauce, spinach and cucumbers.

There are endless options of delicious subs at Which Wich Superior Sandwiches and we can’t wait for you to try them all! Find out more about Which Wich and explore their great menu at www.whichwich.com.