Restaurant Industry Tidbits This Week: A New Chef And More

By Jessica Maurer, posted Aug 4, 2021
Salt Fish Restaurant and Tiki Bar of Carolina Beach has announced the arrival of a new executive chef, Nick Chavez.

According to a Facebook post, Chavez is classically trained in French cuisine and has a passion for Asian fusion and Cuban dishes. He will be putting his own spin on Salt Fish favorites, including the incorporation of some of his grandmother’s Cuban specialties. Due to the size of the restaurant, reservations are encouraged at

Sweet n Savory Cafe, 1611 Pavilion Place, has relaunched its family meals-to-go. Each meal is designed to feed two adults and two children and costs $30. Entrees include several dishes available with a choice of pork or chicken, meatloaf and pad thai. Call-ahead orders can be placed at 256-0115 and pickup is from 4 to 7 p.m. daily.

August is Romance Awareness Month, according to The Melting Pot, and in honor of that, the restaurant at Mayfaire Town Center is offering a Thursday date-night special featuring a four-course menu with your choice of cheese fondue, followed by a salad course and an entree and dessert. For those looking to take the date night experience to another level, a lobster tail can be added to any entree and tables can be dressed with rose petals upon request. 
Pho Basil Vietnamese Cuisine, 812 S. Kerr Ave., has launched a new menu that includes a sampler of fried appetizer items designed with the indecisive in mind. Pho Basil’s menu includes traditional Vietnamese specialties such as spring rolls, bahn mi sandwiches, pho and wanton soups, rice noodle bowls, fried rice and grilled meats with steamed rice and vegetables. Customers will also find Vietnamese iced coffee, boba tea and smoothies.

Owners say the new menu does reflect recent price increases due to rising food costs, and the restaurant will now be closed on Thursday and will close one hour earlier on Sundays, at 8 p.m.

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