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The Carolina Inn’s Carolina Crossroads Restaurant Hosts April 16 Moonshine Party

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 2015) – The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel that opened in 1924, announces that its award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant will host a special Moonshine tasting event on Thursday, April 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Meet “Hill Billy” Wayne, cast member of the Discovery Channel's “Moonshiners,” and check out one of his very own stills. Sample a variety of North Carolina made moonshines, including TOPO Organic Carolina Whiskey Moonshine, Broadslab Legacy Shine, Troy & Sons Moonshine, Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, Howling Moon Moonshine and Paw Paw Murphy’s Moonshine while enjoying them with a tasty selection of culinary treats.

$55 per person (adults 21 and up). For reservations, please call 919-918-2735 or email More info at

The April 16 event commences with traditional snacks like Boiled Peanuts, Pork Rinds, Pop Corn and Cured Meats. The food stations showcase Open Fire Cooked Chicken Wings & Legs served with Backwoods Slaw and Campfire Beans, plus Crispy Catfish with Comeback Sauce served with Andouille Purloo and Shrimp Gumbo. Other savory selections are Pork Belly Sliders, Smoked Beef Brisket with New Potato Hash, Mess’O Greens with Sweet Onions & Tomatoes and Roasted Corn on the Cob.

The three dessert offerings are Moonshine Strawberry Milkshake, Warm Apple Doughnuts served with Salted Carmel Sauce and Mini Honey Pie served with Lavender Crème Fraiche.

About The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel
Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2015 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 18th consecutive hotel honor and 13th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 15th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.