Print
Restaurants

Portside Bistro At 22 North Launches In Wrightsville Beach

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 17, 2020
Chef Jeffrey Porter has launched a new restaurant, Portside Bistro at 22 North, at 22 N. Lumina Ave. in Wrightsville Beach.

Porter is leasing space at 22 North, a popular beach bar, owned by Jim Radle, and said he’s going for a laid-back, island-style vibe for his new concept. No white tablecloths here, said Porter.

Porter began hosting events at the location last year, with his catering and event company, Port City Pop-Ups. He also held the inaugural Battle at the Beach cooking competition, which is expected to be held again in 2021.

Porter said he’s holding a soft opening now, with dinner service from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Our brunch is fun, cheap and wild,” Porter said. “Nothing on the menu is over $14, and we serve our Endless Summer mimosas.”

Dinner menu items at Portside include basil, tuna and watermelon poke, a lobster, shrimp and blue crab roll served with Porter's signature Porterhouse fries, Asheville hot chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits and a fried avocado BLT. On Friday nights, Porter features fresh 1.25-lb. Maine lobster served with a baked potato, asparagus, corn on the cob and salad for $25.

While some significant updates have been made to the building, Porter said he has more planned for the winter months. He also hopes to open for lunch as well in the coming weeks.

“Right now staffing has become an issue,” Porter said, indicating that many in the restaurant industry are leery about giving up their unemployment benefits and returning to work with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise.

This Sunday, June 21, Port City Pop-Ups will host a Father’s Day Brunch at Portside Bistro, with prime rib and beef carving stations, steak and eggs with lobster tails, and surf and turf benedicts.

Visit the Port City Pop-Ups website for full details.

Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email us at: [email protected].
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Aarp suzanneheadshot 300x300

Beware Of Work From Home Scams

Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Security Deposit Tips For Rental Property Owners & Tenants

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
Alycephillipsnew2

Charitable Trusts Let You Split Gifts Between Philanthropy, Family

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC

Trending News

Off The Hook Buys Bennett Brothers Yachts

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 29, 2020

Dollar General's Urban Market Concept, DGX, Among New Tenants For River Place

Cece Nunn - Jun 30, 2020

NHRMC's New Patient Tower Opens

Staff Reports - Jun 29, 2020

Potbelly Sandwich Shop To Open Next Week

Jessica Maurer - Jul 1, 2020

COVID-19 Prompts TekMountain Shift To Virtual Model For Startups

Johanna Cano - Jul 1, 2020

In The Current Issue

What's Next For Next Glass

Next Glass CEO Trace Smith talks about his goals as the new CEO, how the company has been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s...


Prompted To Make A Move

For some would-be home­buyers, particularly in large Northeastern cities in the U.S, the coronavirus pandemic helped them make up their mind...


K9000 Embarks On New Territory

With a new Wilmington headquarters and manufacturing facility in place, K9000 Dog Wash USA is further establishing its local roots while exp...

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`