Restaurants

Mar 20, 2019

Dram Yard Restaurant To Open At New Boutique Hotel

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 20, 2019

ARRIVE Wilmington, a boutique hotel under construction at 101 S. 2nd St., will soon be home to a new downtown eatery, Dram Yard.  The restaurant’s name was inspired by the Dram Tree House, one of the buildings that made up The Wilmingtonian hotel complex that occupied the property since the late 1980’s. Hotel managing director Jamie Schaible said she ...

Mar 20, 2019

A Thyme Savor Completes Purchase Of Bon Appetit

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 20, 2019

Jeff and Danielle Cousler, owners of A Thyme Savor catering, closed Monday on their purchase of Bon Appetit restaurant and catering.  Jeff Cousler said he had been in discussions with Bon Appetit owner Claudia Costa since her husband, Gene, died in 2016.  “At the time of Gene’s passing, we reached out to Claudia to extend our condolenc ...

Mar 20, 2019

Little Asia Bistro Now Open On South College Road

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 20, 2019

Little Asia Bistro co-owner Norah Hsiung was born in India to an Indian mother and a Chinese father. It was there that she first learned to cook both Chinese and Indian dishes alongside her mother. At age 17, she and her younger brother were sent to Taiwan to study, and after earning their degrees, decided to open an Indian restaurant. Hsiung said she spent the next 17 ...

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Mar 20, 2019

Bespoke Coffee Owner Shares More Details About First Outpost

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 20, 2019

When Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods owner Chris Batten developed the business plan for his downtown cafe and retail outlet, he did so as a branding exercise. “I wanted to see how people would respond to it,” Batten said. “I’m not so much a coffee guy as a guy who likes to create creative environments.” Creating “outp ...

Mar 13, 2019

Local Eateries To Celebrate National Pi Day

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 13, 2019

National Pi Day will be celebrated around the world Thursday, and while the day (3/14/2019) honors the mathematical constant 3.14, it has also prompted some local pizzerias to offer $3.14 pies. Your Pie, 4403 Oleander Drive, will celebrate with a Hollywood-themed event featuring $3.14 pizzas all day, as well as bounce-backs and giveaways throughout the day. This year ...

Mar 13, 2019

Plans For Cape Fear Craft Beer Week Bubble To The Surface

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 13, 2019

The Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance (CFCBA) has announed that Cape Fear Craft Beer Week, presented by Untappd Marketplace, is scheduled to take place March 22-31.   CFCBA president Jeremy Tomlinson describes Cape Fear Craft Beer Week as a celebration of the Cape Fear region’s thriving craft beer culture, showcasing breweries, bottle shops, and restaurants, while ...

Mar 13, 2019

New Locations And Closures For Area Restaurants

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 13, 2019

In an email to customers on March 6, Clean Eatz owners Don and Evonne Varady stated that in order to meet shifting demands in 2019 and beyond, Clean Eatz has closed its Monkey Junction location at 5916 Carolina Beach Rd.   “This comes as we expand services in other areas,” the email stated. Sarah Bon of Bon’s Eye Marketing confirmed that a ...

Mar 12, 2019

Casa Blanca Coffee Roasters Opens In Ogden

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 12, 2019

From the day she was old enough to get her first job, Marissa Ruehle has worked with coffee. “I grew up in Hampstead and my first job was at Port City Java,” Ruehle said. Now she has opened the doors to Casa Blanca, a cafe and roastery she helped design at 7409 Market St. After earning a business degree from UNCW, Ruehle said this was the natural progr ...

Mar 6, 2019

At Former Causeway Café, Gulfstream To Open 2nd Location

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 6, 2019

Gulfstream Restaurant of Carolina Beach will soon have a second location at the former Causeway Café in Wrightsville Beach. Ed Thomas, co-owner and operator of Gulfstream, took over the 40-year-old Gulfstream Restaurant five years ago, along with business partner Rich Johnson of Atlanta.  “Gulfstream was especially appealing to me because it ha ...

Mar 6, 2019

Burrito Shak Plans Carolina Beach Road Location

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 6, 2019

Burrito Shak founder and CEO David Longo has announced that franchisees Amanda and Jason Fabbie of Hampstead are expected to sign a lease soon for 5916 Carolina Beach Road, just south of Monkey Junction. Longo and his wife, Kara, opened Burrito Shak’s first location at 15489 U.S. 17 N. in Hampstead in July 2015, with the intent of developing a franchise ...

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