Restaurants

Feb 19, 2020

Rounds Golf & Lounge Brings Ledo Pizza To Wilmington

By Jessica Maurer, posted About 3 hours ago

Ledo Pizza, established in 1955 in Maryland, has opened at Rounds Golf & Lounge at Mayfaire Community Center. The Annapolis, Maryland-based franchise has more than 100 locations in the mid-Atlantic region, and is known for its rectangular pizzas as well as sandwiches, salads and classic Italian dishes, such as lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs.  ...

Feb 19, 2020

Outpost Continues To Take Shape With Opening Of Beer Garden

By Jessica Maurer, posted About 3 hours ago

Alcove Beer Garden, the newest addition to the Outpost at the Cargo District, officially opened Feb. 2. Alcove owner Billy Batten, who also operates Growlers Tavern on Front Street, said Alcove is a simple concept serving beer and wine and providing a space for people to gather for work, meetings or relaxation. Batten said he is excited about adding another laye ...

Feb 19, 2020

The Scoop On A New Gelato Cafe On The Riverwalk

By Jessica Maurer, posted About 3 hours ago

GelaRto, a cafe specializing in traditional Italian gelato, has opened in the J.W. Brooks building at 18 S. Water St. in downtown Wilmington.  Owners Nigel Langstone and Luca Grassi have been creating and selling GelaRto in Italy and Britain for years, and after a trial run in New York City, have opened a Wilmington location.  Langstone and his fa ...

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Feb 19, 2020

Circa 1922, a longtime staple of the Front Street dining scene, will celebrate 20 years in business this week. In honor of the anniversary, the restaurant is featuring a special menu from Saturday through March 5 for $24 per person.  “We’re excited to celebrate with this special menu that is really a very good deal," said general manager Julia Ross ...

Feb 12, 2020

Cross Street Waffles + Whiskey To Open At The Hive

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 12, 2020

The Hive, Wilmington’s newest boutique hotel, will soon be home to Cross Street Waffles + Whiskey. The cafe and bar is expected to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as craft beer, wine and cocktails. Hive owners Robert Rosenberg and Kaylie O’Connor have partnered with Jonathan Leichliter, a veteran chef with a wide range of experience in the restaura ...

Feb 12, 2020

Sea Monster Sauces Grows Brand

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 12, 2020

Wilmington locals Sean O’Rourke and Brian Mack are the founders of Sea Monster Sauces, a new line of condiments inspired by chef O’Rourke’s passion for cooking. The pair said that Sea Monster Sauces is now selling its signature Surfer Slappin! Sauce in over a dozen locations in the greater Wilmington area, including Tidal Creek Co-op, Seaview Crab Comp ...

Feb 12, 2020

Local Restaurants Offer Valentine's Day Options

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 12, 2020

Haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Several local restaurants have created special menus for the evening, and here’s a sampling of what can be found around town. Kornerstone Bistro, 8262 Market St., is offering a special menu featuring a la carte items or a choice of three courses for $50 per person, with a glass of champagne for an additional ...

Feb 12, 2020

The Tipsy Goat Brings Craft Beer And Wine To Wrightsboro

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 12, 2020

Having opened in late 2019, the Tipsy Goat Bottles and Taps, 1930 Castle Hayne Rd., Suite 120,  is gaining a steady following, according to owner Anthony Heath.   Heath’s passion for craft beer lead him to the idea of opening his own taproom and bottleshop along with his wife, Barbara. A resident of Rocky Point, Anthony Heath felt this fast developing str ...

Feb 7, 2020

Distillery Aims For Spirited Success

By David Frederiksen, posted Feb 7, 2020

Distill: To extract the essence of something.   Or, as Shane Faulkner, founder of End of Days Distillery (EOD), puts it: “To produce a high-quality, ultra-premium product here in Wilmington.”   By product he means spirits – rum, vodka, gin and whiskey – that will be crafted in his Castle Street distillery that opened Feb. 1, making it ...

Feb 5, 2020

Local Chefs Shine At Wish Upon A Chef

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 5, 2020

Many of the area’s top chefs gathered last week at the UNCW Burney Center for Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina’s Wish Upon a Chef event. The annual event is the signature fundraiser for the chapter, which grants wishes for children with critical illness in the 49 counties east of the Orange/Alamance county line. Organizers report that this year&rsq ...

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