Craig Love, chef and owner of Surf House in Carolina Beach, and Annalee Berry, general manager of Surf House, have partnered in forming Coastal South Hospitality Group LLC. The company aims to create hospitality concepts built around quality food and drink delivered with outstanding customer service, they said.
Love said he has been looking to grow and provide opportunities for employees to grow their careers as well as fill niche markets in Pleasure Island and south Wilmington.
Coastal South Hospitality’s first project will be The Southerly Biscuit & Pie, at 1206 N. Lake Park Blvd., Unit D, in Carolina Beach. The Southerly will be a quick-service concept specializing in made-to-order biscuits and biscuit sandwiches, along with traditional hand pies and whole pie options.
Menu highlights include scratch-made buttermilk and cheddar and chive biscuits, biscuits and gravy and a variety of biscuit sandwiches such as a fried chicken biscuit; country ham or Benton’s bacon with cheddar and egg; pimento cheese; hot n’ hot catfish; and an avocado BLT biscuit.
The café's pies will come in flavors such as apple gingerbread, chocolate pecan, banana caramel chocolate and sweet potato pecan.
The building currently houses Big Apple Bakery, which is set to close next week, at which point Love and Berry will be better able to assess the amount of renovations needed. They are hoping for an early to mid-November opening.
For more information on both businesses, visit www.thesoutherlync.com
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