Dec 1, 2021

Soup's On At New Asian Restaurant In Porters Neck

By Jenny Callison, posted Dec 1, 2021

A new restaurant in Porters Neck pays tribute to the culinary traditions of the owner’s mother.   Pho Vanhly Noodle House, at 208 Porters Neck Road in the Oak Landing shopping center, offers a variety of Asian selections, but its specialty is pho, a traditional Southeast Asian rice noodle soup. Vanhly is the first name of owner Mona Somsnith’s mother, so ...

Dec 1, 2021

Scoopin' Yummies Moves Into Gourmet Retail

By Elizabeth White, posted Dec 1, 2021

Scoopin’ Yummies in Carolina Beach recently expanded beyond its ice cream menu into retail food items.   The Gourmet Shoppe items range from jams and jellies to cutting boards and charcuterie supplies. The expansion was “part passion and part response to COVID,” said owner Kim Reid. Kim and her husband, Eric, were already interested in adding more ...

Dec 1, 2021

Italian Bistro Marks Milestone

By Elizabeth White, posted Dec 1, 2021

The Italian Bistro located in Porters Neck off Market Street just celebrated its 10th anniversary.   “Like the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun,” said owner Jason James. “Well, it’s been a fun 10 years. I have an amazing staff, some who were here when I purchased the restaurant and are still here today.”    ...

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Posted Aug 19, 2021

Influencer marketing is still a relatively new concept, but it has been proven time and time again to have a major impact on the way your audience views your brand. But how do you tap into an influencer’s audience, and how do you develop a long-term relationship with them in a way that benefits both of you?

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Nov 24, 2021

Panacea Brewing Expanding Its Oleander Space

By Amy Passaretti, posted Nov 24, 2021

Panacea Brewing Co. at 4107 Oleander Drive has welcomed kombucha lovers, vegans and those looking to try something unique through its doors for two years and is now ready to offer more to the community with its latest expansion.   Starting in January, Panacea’s new 1,600-square-foot multipurpose space will be available for booking events. Construction is near ...

Nov 24, 2021

Roundup: City Fields Several Restaurant Proposals

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 24, 2021

Wilmington city planning officials are fielding requests for several new restaurant buildings.   A nearly 3,200-square-foot Cook Out has been proposed for 4195 Market St. Plans call for demolishing the former Wells Fargo bank branch located there to build the fast-food restaurant. Based in Thomasville, the North Carolina chain’s menu revolves around a variety ...

Nov 23, 2021

The Getaway Cafe To Open In Riverlights

By Elizabeth White, posted Nov 23, 2021

The Riverlights Marina Village area will be getting an addition to its restaurant scene with The Getaway Café, scheduled to open in January.   Chef Craig Love and AnnaLee Johnston, of the Coastal South Hospitality Group, are turning a 1,800-square-foot space into an area with café seating and a retail shopping “pantry.”   The busines ...

Nov 19, 2021

Sauce'd Focuses On Cocktails, Fries

By Amy Passaretti, posted Nov 19, 2021

New York natives and business partners Jeremiah Ramos and Courtney Osgood are the inspiration behind Wilmington’s newest riverfront establishment. Located at 224 S. Water St., Sauce’d serves up signature cocktails and a variety of fries and homemade sauces.   After spending two years helping other business owners bring their dreams to life, concept creat ...

Nov 17, 2021

Wilmington Brewing Co. Unveils Its New Space

By Jenny Callison, posted Nov 17, 2021

It’s been a three-year journey, but Wilmington Brewing Co.’s new event space at 800 S. Kerr Ave. has received its final permit and has opened for business. Owners John and Michelle Savard held a soft opening last week in the roughly 5,000-square-foot space that opens on one side to a deck running the length of the building. Seating on this porch overlooks a ...

Nov 17, 2021

Bagels On Pointe Adds New Menu

By Jamie Lynn Miller, posted Nov 17, 2021

With a new menu catering to local highlights, Bagels on Pointe owner John Monaco continues to draw from his time in the Bronx, where he managed New York delis, and his homemade bagels elevate both new creations and long-time staples.   Open since April, Bagel on Pointe’s new fare includes fan-favorite the Kure with chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato; ...

Nov 17, 2021

Local Wine Water Grows Its Line

By Justin Pope Williams, posted Nov 17, 2021

Wilmington-based Wine Water, which launched Rosé Water last year, recently announced a nationwide rollout of its newest varietal, Wine Water Sauvignon Blanc.   Rob and Amy Kuchar developed Rosé Water as a wine and sparkling water hybrid drink for fitness-minded customers.   “Think a fun drink for the healthy conscious,” said Rob Kuch ...

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