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May 23, 2018

Surf City Deli Owners Open Pub In Hampstead

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 23, 2018

Jessica and Jason White, owners of New York Corner Deli in Surf City, have opened New York Corner Pub at Castle Bay Country Club in Hampstead. The pub has replaced the club’s former restaurant, King’s Table.  To accommodate the White’s location requirements, Glen Imboden, real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast, negotiated ...

May 23, 2018

Wilmington Wine & Food Festival Announces Award Winners

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 23, 2018

The sixth annual Wilmington Wine & Food Festival was held this past weekend, with the majority of the events taking place on the grounds of the Bellamy Mansion. This year’s festival included artwork by Kelly D. Morris of KD Morris Art Gallery and Wine Shop in Holden Beach, and a silent auction on Friday evening with proceeds benefiting Nourish NC and The Bellamy ...

May 23, 2018

Marina Grill Launches Riverfront Music Series

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 23, 2018

Marina Grill will host a summer kickoff party Thursday featuring Jack Jack 180, an event that will launch its Thursday night Riverfront Music Series. The are several Thursday night specials being offered in conjunction with the music series, including the $5 happy hour menu which is served from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes flatbreads, pimento cheese and chips, pre ...

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Posted May 21, 2018
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May 22, 2018

Mr. Bagel Meister Opens In Carolina Beach

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 22, 2018

The first independently owned franchise of Wilmington-based Mr. Bagel Meister has opened at Carolina Beach Pavilion.  Owners Donna Conroy and Michelle Fiorenza said they opened quietly last Thursday and are steadily gaining momentum. Mr. Bagel Meister founder Phil Santomassi, who operates the area’s first location at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, had ...

May 16, 2018

Capricho Reopens

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 16, 2018

Following a five-month closure for restructuring, Brian Mayberry has reopened the doors of Capricho, his downtown eatery specializing in Mexican street eats.   Capricho, at 215-A Princess St., caters to those looking for a quick lunch, snack, or late-night bite. Mayberry said the concept is a basically a stationary food truck – quick counter service at the 10- ...

May 16, 2018

Egg-straordinary Sandwiches

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 16, 2018

In search of an addition to your breakfast lineup? Several Port City eateries are serving up some pretty amazing egg sandwiches to kick-start your day.   Duck Donuts, 1611 Dusty Miller Lane and 6801 Parker Farm Rd., recently announced a spicy upgrade to its OBX Donut Breakfast Sandwich, which starts with a warm sliced donut stuffed with a choice of egg, cheese, saus ...

May 16, 2018

Pho Basil Vietnamese Cuisine To Open Next Week

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 16, 2018

Pho Basil Vietnamese Cuisine is the latest in a string of restaurants to occupy 812 S. Kerr Ave. in University Square Mall, but co-owner and chef Cindy Nguyen is confident that her restaurant will be there to stay.   Nguyen and husband Paul Do, along with her mom, Hieu Nguyen, will be serving up recipes from their native Vietnam, prepared healthfully with local ingr ...

May 9, 2018

Move over ice cream, frozen yogurt and cupcakes…cookie dough has arrived in Carolina Beach.  DOH! TOGO has opened at 8 Pavilion Way, Unit 7, on the Carolina Beach boardwalk. Owner Mary Mercier is serving 12 flavors of edible dough prepared with pasteurized eggs to insure it’s safe to eat.  Mercier said her top seller opening weekend was traditi ...

May 9, 2018

The Impossible Burger Makes Its Way Onto Port City Menus

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 9, 2018

Vegetarians, vegans and those looking to increase their consumption of meatless meals now have a new burger alternative that’s popping up on menus across town.  The Impossible Burger, developed by a team of scientists, farmers and chefs at Impossible Foods, a Silicon Valley-based research facility, is made entirely from plants. The Impossible Burger w ...

May 9, 2018

Students Visit Beach Bagels As Part Of Ocean Plastic Project

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 9, 2018

First-grade students at Cape Fear Academy visited Beach Bagels Oleander Drive location Tuesday as part of a quest to clean up area beaches and spread the mission of the Plastic Ocean Project. The Plastic Ocean Project’s locally based Ocean Friendly Establishments (OFE) initiative, an effort to reduce plastic pollution, recognizes local restaurants that have agreed ...

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