Food + Drink | Restaurants

Revamped menu nudges True Blue Butcher and Barrel toward original vision

May 31, 2023 • 4 min. read

With a year of business under its belt, a South Front eatery is leaning into a playful direction with a focus on shareable snacks, late-night offerings and a more communal and interactive environment....

Food + Drink | Local Food

Wrightsville restaurant readies for transformation to Flying Machine Oyster Bar

May 24, 2023 • 4 min. read

Flying Machine at Wrightsville Beach is preparing to launch a new concept within its space, christened with a new name to represent the change: Flying Machine Oyster Bar....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Downtown’s newest fine dining restaurant soon to open within historic mansion

May 17, 2023 • 4 min. read

A new downtown restaurant aims to offer a taste of history when it opens next month. Located on the first floor of the historic Graystone Inn at 100 S. Third St., Preston Restaurant will serve its first guests on June 9....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Cargo District to net new eatery with mid- to late May opening of Salita Pizza

May 3, 2023 • 4 min. read

A new pizza shop opening in the Cargo District later this month may be humble in size, with just 500 square feet of space to house a kitchen serviced by a takeout window, but the aspirations behind Salita Pizza are grand....

Food + Drink | Drinks

New coffee shop, named for secret backyard oasis, brewing downtown

Apr 26, 2023 • 4 min. read

Tucked away behind a tiny brick building near the intersection of South Second and Dock streets is a sprawling yard teeming with tropical foliage. Soon, visitors to the new Hidden Grounds Coffee will be able to sit within this secret garden while sipping coffees, smoothies and more....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Local restaurateur shifts gears with Vochos Urban Mexican Kitchen, coming soon to Mayfaire

Apr 12, 2023 • 4 min. read

A restaurant inspired by the culture and cuisine of Mexico City is cruising into the old Ruby Tuesday location at 1138 Military Cutoff Road in Mayfaire....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Chicken Salad Chick poised for scoop of southern market with new Leland location

Apr 5, 2023 • 3 min. read

This month, Chicken Salad Chick will become the latest Wilmington eatery to expand into Leland following an April 12 grand opening, where the first 100 customers will win a year’s worth of Chicken Salad Chick....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

New steakhouse helmed by Giorgios Bakatsias in the works

Mar 27, 2023 • 4 min. read

A prolific Triangle restaurateur is opening a luxury steakhouse in the old Port City Chop House building on Eastwood Road. Expected to open this fall, the new restaurant will serve freshly butchered steaks alongside locally sourced fish and produce....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Oklahoma onion burgers planned for The Pointe

Mar 22, 2023 • 3 min. read

Born out of lean times resulting from the Great Depression, the Oklahoma onion burger was allegedly invented as a way to stretch limited supplies of red meat by adding a pile of cheap, flavorful onions to each patty as it cooks....


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