Oct 16, 2019

South College Sandwich & Deli Ranks On BuzzFeed List

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 16, 2019

BuzzFeed released a list of the best sandwich shops in every state last week, as compiled by Yelp via an algorithm that ranks reviews on their site.  Based on those reviews, South College Sandwich & Deli outranked every other sandwich shop in North Carolina, earning it the coveted designation of best in the state.  Marcy Fricon, who owns the business wi ...

Oct 16, 2019

Port City Celebrates Oktoberfest

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 16, 2019

While Germany’s annual Oktoberfest has passed, celebrations continue throughout the Port City this weekend.  Wilmington’s 19th annual Oktoberfest event will be held Saturday at the Ogden Tap Room, 7324 Market St.  Authentic German beers & brats will be served and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy live music from t ...

Oct 16, 2019

Encore magazine will present the first annual Wrightsville Beach Restaurant Week from Oct. 23–30.  The magazine began sponsoring Wilmington Restaurant Week in the fall of 2009 at the height of the recession, said editor Shea Carver, as a way to highlight local eateries.  “We were seeing that even if people couldn't spend a lot of money on tr ...

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Roof Maxx is a Roofing Disrupter

Posted Sep 16, 2019
Like Uber is to Taxis, and AirBnB is to Hotels, Roof Maxx will be for traditional roofing.

A recent study and poster presentation by The Ohio State University (see full study at confirms the benefit of Roof Maxx restoration treatments for the nation’s legions of aging and failing asphalt roofs. Roof Maxx, a entire article
Oct 9, 2019

Warehouse 1856 Booking Waterfront Events Downtown

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 9, 2019

One of the Port City’s newest event spaces, Warehouse 1856, 15 S. Water St. downtown, is now booking events. Located inside what is often referred to as the old Jacobi Warehouse (pictured below), the newly remodeled 5,500-square-foot space can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests for a seated affair, or around 200 people for cocktails.  Co-owner Ray Bac ...

Oct 9, 2019

Feast Down East To Host 5th Annual Raise The Barn Event

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 9, 2019

Feast Down East will host its 5th annual Raise the Barn fundraiser Oct. 19 on the grounds of the New Hanover County Arboretum.  The event benefits the work of Feast Down East, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen the farming communities in and around the Wilmington area by providing resources, education and distribution opportunities to farmers while addr ...

Oct 9, 2019

MoJo’s On The Harbor Under New Ownership

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 9, 2019

DePersia & Associates of Durham has announced the sale of Bald Head Island’s waterfront dining mecca, MoJo’s on the Harbor. Neal DePersia, broker with DePersia & Associates, represented both the sellers, John and Andrea Pitera, and the buyers, David and Julie Showalter, in the transaction, which was finalized Tuesday. DePersia, whose real est ...

Oct 4, 2019

Chef Dean Neff leased space Thursday at 1 S. Front St. for a new restaurant that will serve light breakfast and lunch options and dinner focused on seafood and vegetables. The 3,000-square-foot space belongs to developer James Goodnight, who has rehabilitated numerous historical structures in Wilmington and Raleigh over the past several years. Neff, a James Beard Awa ...

Oct 2, 2019

On Carolina Beach Road, Hwy 55 To Remain Open

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 2, 2019

Following last week’s announcement that the Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries on Carolina Beach Road would be closing, officials said Hwy 55 will take over the franchise and keep the restaurant open as a company-operated location for the time being. Nicholas Adams, director of social marketing for Hwy 55, said the agreement was finalized as of Oct. 1. Loca ...

Oct 2, 2019

Midtown Deli Acquires Pizza Eatery

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 2, 2019

Midtown Deli & Grill, 2316 S. 17th St., has acquired Incredible Gourmet Pizza at 3500 S. College Road. Under the new ownership of Andrew Kelly, the restaurant will now be known as Midtown Incredible Pizza. Kelly has owned and operated Midtown Deli & Grill for the past 12 years and said he grew up eating Incredible Pizza, which was originally founded by the Ro ...

Oct 2, 2019

Southern Smoke BBQ Now Serving Friday Evenings

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 2, 2019

Southern Smoke BBQ, the Garland catering company and restaurant that has become a dining destination for many throughout eastern North Carolina and has Wilmington fans, is now serving dinner Friday evenings.  For several years, owner Matthew Register has opened to the public for lunch only on Thursdays and Fridays, opening the doors at 11:30 a.m. and clos ...

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