Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Fast Food We Can Get With

I’m just going to put this out there, right from the start: I’m not big on fast food. I had my days as a fast food junkie. Burger and fries. Fish sandwich and vanilla shake. Happy Meals to appease the kids. A bag of sliders at 4am. Fried chicken passed across the counter on the way to a picnic. There was even a time I bought a vat – yes, a vat – of mashed potatoes and gravy at the drive-thru window. And then I went off fast food, all of it. Cold turkey.

What could be sexier than a fast food tagline that promises, “Eat Better. Feel Better.” Enter my life, Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

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Santos Martinez | Capricho

Five Minutes with Santos Martinez, Capricho Restaurant:

People don’t understand how the kitchen will eat you up. I’ve worked with hundreds of people, from dishwasher to line cook, and they didn’t make it. If you have to be willing to put down the hours, your sweat, your tears, and it will show.

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Judy Royal | Foodie – Journalist

Five Minutes with Judy Royal, Journalist and Foodie:

I want to always keep my hand in writing, marketing, and social media for local restaurants. I love the local food scene. You’re always more excited to write about something you are passionate about.

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Tomato and Basil Soup

The first day of 60 degree temperatures in Wilmington, and we’re are thinking about soup and sandwiches. Specifically tomato basil soup. Nothing is more satisfying to both cook and to eat on a lazy weekend Sunday than a lovely, creamy soup like this super easy tomato and fresh basil combination. Add a grilled cheese sandwich, and you’ll never open a can again. From our foodie perspective, that’s a really good thing.

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Simple and Elegant Chocolate Ganache Tart

This chocolate ganache tart is simply deceptive. It’s elegant and absolutely delightful. A chocolate lover’s dream. Serve this French ganache tart with whipping cream and fresh berries. Or sprinkle with sea salt and drizzle with dulce de leche. Consider it a simple, elegant, chocolate canvas for your favorite chocolate accompaniments.

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Chef Larry Fuller | 141 North

Five Minutes with Chef Larry Fuller, 141 North Restaurant & Lounge:

Chef Fuller snagged first place in Wilmington’s International StreetFood Challenge with a great plate of barbeque pork, shrimp, and crab fried rice. That’s winning.

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