Five Minutes with Will and Nina Chacon, Luna Caffe:
“We tried to make Luna Caffe look and feel like a coffee shop that we would usually hang out at. We wanted it to be a place that we would want to spend time in: the ambiance, and the neighborhood people who hang out here.“
Now that you are sitting back, enjoying a bounty of leftovers, take a moment to make a plan to help feed those people in the Port City who are hungry. In addition to civic groups, non-profit organizations, churches, and many businesses, this list will help you find where to donate food in Wilmington NC.
Five Minutes with Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr, at Biscuits & Such blog:
“I’m really interested in exploring food culture, and the history behind recipes; in learning how foods have evolved as part of Southern culture through the generations. That’s a movement that I’m really drawn to.“
Five Minutes with Robin Hill, Panacea Brewing Company:
“It was nothing we had ever dreamed of doing, but it was the right time, the right opportunity, and the right product. We visited a couple other breweries, went to KombuchaKon, learned a ton, and just did it.“
Five Minutes with Chef Taylor Bailey, Hieronymus Seafood:
“When you have a knowledge of the people involved in sourcing food products, you see how much the restaurant business can do for our local economy. That’s really important. It’s a huge responsibility. You have to be connected, otherwise this work is just mundane.“
If you are a Port City local, you have certainly been asked to recommend a food item that is quintessentially “Southern,” with a heavy emphasis on North Carolina. So what do Wilmington foodies put on their list of favorite North Carolina foods?
Having kitchen skills is not a prerequisite for being a foodie. You can dive into a bowl of pasta or negotiate your way through haute cuisine whether you can cook, or not.
Five Minutes with Cat and Greg Marinich, Nothing Bundt Cakes:
“We’re people-people, which you have to be in this business. It’s crazy. I was a soldier, a teacher, a coach, and Cat was a teacher, and now we own a bakery. Who would’ve ever thunk that. It’s what makes life fun.“