Jan 24, 2020

Who Won The Food Truck Throw Down Hosted By Tyler Florence?

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 24, 2020

Chef Tyler Florence, restaurateur, cookbook author and host of numerous Food Network programs, including 11 seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, hosted GLOW’s fifth annual celebrity chef fundraising events Friday at the Country Club of Landfall. The breakfast event also included a Food Truck Throw Down, featuring six of Wilmington’s most popular food trucks ...

Jan 22, 2020

Which Food Trends Will Shape 2020?

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 22, 2020

At the start of each new year, bloggers and food writers are all abuzz about trends for the year ahead -- from what foods we’ll be eating to what will be trending in restaurants, bars and grocery stores. Here’s a look at five trends you’re likely to see in 2020. Fermented and forgotten foods At the headquarters of global research center Crops F ...

Jan 22, 2020

The N.C. Azalea Festival’s Chef’s Showcase will be held Feb. 1 at Hotel Ballast in Wilmington. The luncheon serves as a kickoff event for the 2020 Azalea Festival, which will be held April 1-5.  The inaugural Chef’s Showcase was held in 2018 as a way to highlight signature dishes from area chefs. This year’s event includes a sea ...

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Found Money: Tax Extenders And Disaster Relief

Posted Jan 1, 2020
On December 21, 2019 President Trump signed into law a spending bill that included good news for taxpayers in Southeastern NC. The spending bill included retroactive major disaster related tax relief that we know will put more money back into taxpayers’ pockets. The legislation also included some retroactive implementations of previous expired tax deductions and credits as well as changes entire article
Jan 22, 2020

Preparing for GLOW’s annual celebrity chef fundraising events is no small undertaking, but it’s a job that Christi Ferretti, chef and co-owner of Pine Valley Market, said she is honored to have.  As chef liason for the upcoming events -- a private, in-home dinner prepared by chef Tyler Florence on Thursday, followed by a breakfast and luncheon at the Co ...

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 Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington's annual celebrity chef fundraising event Jan. 24. The Food Truck Throw Down will take place during GLOW Academy’s fundraising breakfa ...

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 ...

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 ...

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