Aug 10, 2022

Have you ever worn a mullet? Are you sporting a mullet now (if you didn’t know, the mullet is making a comeback)? Do you want to join the trend and get a mullet? If you answered yes to any of the above, the Party in the Back Mullet Pageant, sponsored by Bill’s Brewing Co., is for you. The Mullet Pageant is being held in honor of the brewery’s latest ...

Aug 10, 2022

Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse To Appear At GLOW Event

By Justin Williams Pope, posted Aug 10, 2022

Beacon Education will once again bring big-name celebrities to the Port City for its 2023 culinary chef festivities on February 9 and 10. The annual event, now in its eighth year, is designed to raise money to support Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW). Emeril Lagasse will return for a fourth time to headline a full schedule of events. Joining him will be ...

Aug 10, 2022

Pipeline Poke Headed To Autumn Hall

By Elizabeth White, posted Aug 10, 2022

A trip to Hawaii provided inspiration to bring fresh poke bowls and more to Wilmington. Local chef and The Bento Box owner Lee Grossman knew the area was ready for a restaurant serving the “freshest, healthiest food prepared like it is on the islands.” Now, he's bringing Pipeline Poke to Autumn Hall. To help develop the vision for Pipeline, Grossman w ...

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Beware of Social Media Scams

Posted Jul 25, 2022
One question that everyone wants to know when it comes to scams and fraud is where is the greatest risk? When people are bombarded by criminals on email, over the phone, text and online it’s hard to know where to focus. And while it’s important to take every scam attempt seriously, consumers should realize that they are particularly susceptible on social media. entire article
Aug 8, 2022

Update: Brian Pratt, a mixologist for Flying Machine Taproom and Kitchen representing Blue Shark Vodka, won the N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association Chef Showdown's People's Choice awards for Bartender of the Year and Distillery of the Year. Gerald Hawkins, representing Seabird Restaurant, was runner-up for Best Pastry Chef.   Two Wilmington-are ...

Aug 4, 2022

Raleigh Brewyard To Open Location In Soda Pop District

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 4, 2022

Raleigh-based Bowstring Brewyard will open a new brewpub in Wilmington in the Soda Pop District.  The founders of Bowstring Brewyard operate out of a historic renovated building in Raleigh and plan to do a similar upfit to the building at 1002 Princess St.  A major renovation on the block is being orchestrated by Parastream Development, which is upgrading t ...

Aug 3, 2022

Nakedfin Poke Bowl To Reopen In New Location

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Aug 3, 2022

Nakedfin Poke Bowl will soon reopen from its new digs at 1319 Military Cutoff Road in The Forum shopping center. The new space will not only enable the restaurant to expand its offerings – beer and wine are headed to the menu – but it will also double its seating capacity indoors and out and quadruple customer parking.  The restaurant previously oper ...

Aug 3, 2022

PrimoHoagies Headed To Fulton Station

By Elizabeth White, posted Aug 3, 2022

For those looking for a new place to get a sammie fix, PrimoHoagies is headed for Wilmington. A new location is planning to open its doors in Fulton Station at 3708 South College Road. Known for its specialty Italian subs, PrimoHoagies offers ten different hoagie-style sandwiches along with sides and desserts. The company has dozens of franchise locations, especially ...

Aug 3, 2022

Durham-based Brewery Submits Plans For Wilmington Pizzeria

By Jenny Callison, posted Aug 3, 2022

While it may be taking longer than planned to establish its foothold in Wilmington, Durham-based Ponysaurus Brewing Co. is trotting ahead with its permitting process. Plans to transform the former law office at 214 Market St. into a pizzeria will be reviewed by the Wilmington Technical Review (TRC) Committee on Aug. 18.    If approved by the TRC, the project ...

Aug 3, 2022

The restaurant group that owns Oceanic, Bluewater Oceanfront Grill and Hops Supply House announced Tuesday that its month-long initiative to raise $100,000 for World Central Kitchen’s efforts in Ukraine has exceeded its goal.   Raleigh-based LM Restaurants reported its fundraising campaign netted $141,715 through a variety of activities at its Carolina Ale Ho ...

Jul 27, 2022

New Exotic Gin Takes Flight At End Of Days

By Jenny Callison, posted Jul 27, 2022

Move over, existing End of Days gins: there is an exotic new variety winging its way to ABC store shelves across the state.   End of Days, a distillery at 1815 Castle St. in Wilmington, is preparing to introduce butterfly pea flower gin to its spirits portfolio. Butterfly pea flower, a plant grown in the South Pacific, is a common ingredient in many herbal teas, mix ...

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