Jan 16, 2020

Celebrity Chef Challenges Local Food Trucks For GLOW Event

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 16, 2020

Food Network star Tyler Florence, host of The Great American Food Truck Race, has invited six of Wilmington’s popular food trucks to participate in a food truck challenge during GLOW Academy’s annual celebrity chef fundraising event Jan. 24. The Food Truck Throw Down will take place during GLOW Academy’s fundraising breakfast at the Country Club o ...

Jan 15, 2020

Bitty & Beau’s Opens At PPD Headquarters

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 15, 2020

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at PPD’s worldwide headquarters in downtown Wilmington on Jan. 10, an event attended by hundreds of PPD employees and community supporters. The new cafe is built upon the same concept and model as each of Bitty & Beau’s standalone locations, and founder Amy Wright said th ...

Jan 15, 2020

22 North Works With Local Chef To Rebrand Restaurant

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 15, 2020

22 North, a longtime fixture on the Wrightsville Beach dining and nightlife scene, is rebranding its restaurant operation. Chef Jeffrey Porter took over the lease of the space five months ago with the intention of working with owner Jim Radle to either rebuild 22 North’s culinary reputation or rebrand. Porter said the restaurant side of 22 North has struggled s ...

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The Future Of Health Care: Administration

Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Census Bureau projects by 2030, the United States will have more 65-and-older residents than children. As this baby boomer population continues to age, but remain active in their later years, there is an increased demand for healthcare services.

This means greater needs for physicians and other healthcare professionals, medical procedures and facilities – and for managers entire article
Jan 15, 2020

Panacea Brewing Co. Open In New Location

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 15, 2020

Panacea Brewing Co.’s Cultured Kitchen and Taproom is now open at 4107 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, the former home of Tazy’s Burgers & Grill in Anderson Square shopping center. Having quickly outgrown their former taproom on Eastwood Road, owners Robin and Art Hill were seeking a space where they could not only serve their kombucha on tap, but a variet ...

Jan 15, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Brewery Plans Facility In Leland

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 15, 2020

Jud Watkins, owner of Wrightsville Beach Brewery, has announced plans for a sister brewery, Brunswick Beer & Cider Company, to open in Leland. In partnership with longtime friend Will Cameron, Watkins said the facility will be the Cape Fear region's first cidery. “We’re really excited to announce that we’ll be breaking ground on this new pro ...

Jan 8, 2020

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina will host its signature fundraising event, Wish Upon a Chef, on Jan. 30 at UNCW's Burney Center. The culinary event features 16 of the area’s top chefs in an evening of entertainment, inspiration and competition dining.  This year’s Wish Upon a Chef event features tableside service of signature dishes ...

Jan 8, 2020

Eggs Up Grill Opening Its First Wilmington Location Soon

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 8, 2020

One of six area Eggs Up Grill locations is set to open at Beau Rivage Marketplace on Jan. 20.  Ricky Richardson, CEO of the restaurant, announced the multi-unit deal last September, under which local residents Mary Ashton and David Dukes will own and operate this and five additional locations throughout the Cape Fear region. At that time, Richardson also confi ...

Jan 8, 2020

Maine Lobster Roll Co. Opens On Carolina Beach Road

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 8, 2020

Following months of anticipation, The Maine Lobster Roll Co. is now open at Austin Commons on Carolina Beach Road, serving fresh lobster from the docks of Greenhead Lobster in Stonington, Maine. Ever since the restaurant was announced last summer, owners Bill and Monica Irwin have been fielding questions daily about when they would be open for business. “Toward ...

Jan 8, 2020

Serving Up The Most Read Restaurant Stories Of 2019

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 8, 2020

Last year brought some major shakeups to the area restaurant scene. Here’s a look at the most widely read restaurant stories by the Business Journal's online readers. 1. Topping the list for the year is the December announcement of the closure of Taylor’s Cuisine Cafe & Catering in Southport. Known throughout the area for cater ...

Dec 18, 2019

Local LM Restaurants Locations Host New Year’s Celebrations

By Jessica Maurer, posted Dec 18, 2019

LM Restaurants eateries are among those hosting a variety of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events throughout Wilmington. Here’s a roundup of what’s taking place at LM locations: Bluewater Waterfront Grill 4 Marina St., Wrightsville Beach New Year’s Eve options at Bluewater include a prix fixe three-course dinner for $50 per person ...

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