Food + Drink | Local Food

Flavor profiles from across state lines

Jun 20, 2024 • 5 min. read

There are a lot of food options in Wilmington – vegan, international and, of course, Southern – but what of those who miss their taste of home?...

Food + Drink | Local Food

Al fresco appetites

Jun 20, 2024 • 5 min. read

They seem to be popping up everywhere like mushrooms overnight – outdoor patio and garden spaces conceived and constructed on premises by local restaurants and eateries to keep customers, boost business and build their brands....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Burgaw to get new deli, farm-to-table restaurant

Mar 14, 2024 • 2 min. read

A new Southern-style, farm-to-table restaurant and a deli are coming to downtown Burgaw....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Wilmington brewery expands with new oyster bar

Oct 11, 2023 • 3 min. read

Last month, Flying Machine Brewing Company opened its newest endeavor – Flying Machine Oyster Bar in Wrightsville Beach....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Ash Aziz’s Perla Raw Bar eyes soft opening next week

Oct 4, 2023 • 2 min. read

Longtime Wilmington-area restaurateur Ash Aziz is set to open his latest venture this month. Perla Raw Bar will be a modern take on an oyster bar and is located at 1039 Ashes Drive at The Renaissance, a mixed-use development off of Military Cutoff Road....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Tiki bar takes brunch to new heights

Sep 27, 2023 • 2 min. read

Archaeological adventurers or fans of the 1930s-California tiki bar aesthetic can now enjoy Sunday brunch at The Sorrow Drowner....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

Eggs Up Grill expands into Leland

Sep 13, 2023 • 2 min. read

In May 2024, franchise partners Brandon and Jennifer Padilla will open a third location of Eggs Up Grill – this time in Leland. With successful restaurants in Shallotte and Southport, the new spot will bring the “aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs and juicy burgers on the griddle” to a new customer base....

Food + Drink | Restaurants

New Latin fusion restaurant looks to inspire everyday celebration

Sep 6, 2023 • 3 min. read

Entrepreneurs Jennifer Rigard and Yesenia Leon are determined to bring a space to Wilmington that celebrates the beauty of life every day. Their new restaurant, Bonita Latin Fusion and Cocktails, is under construction and set to open early 2024 at Pier 33 in downtown Wilmington....

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La Mar Salada brings Spanish cuisine to the coast

Aug 16, 2023 • 3 min. read

Three-and-a-half months ago, Katherine and Victor Perez, a husband-wife duo, opened the doors to their Spanish market, La Mar Salada, which translates to “The Salty Sea.” ...


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