Wilmington seems to be in a bit of an identity crisis. I mean, is the Port City a beach town? A college town? An active lifestyle town? A food town?
Up until last week, those enjoying downtown Wilmington’s nightlife and the ensuing “munchies” thereafter had only a few late night staples to choose from. Pizza, tacos or a trip to a revered waffle joint were pretty much all there was to choose from hours after most restaurants closed down for the night.
As I roam around Wilmington and the surrounding areas looking for new and flavorful ways to feed my face, I’ve come across the full spectrum of eateries. From fine dining to food trucks and pretty much everything in between, I’ve grown to love all the culinary delights that our area has to offer.
But every once in a while, I come across an unassuming place that ends up feeding my soul as much as my appetite. Such was the case this weekend.
With every bit as much excitement as kids have waiting for Santa Claus, I got all giddy waiting for the Food Truck Rodeo held this past weekend by the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County.
Pizza is awesome. You know it, I know it, the world knows it. No big secret there.
When I got an invite to the Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine food pairing event, I thought someone mistook ME for someone else with the same name.
Food Porn: Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine
Carbs… Oh, you delicious, little, tasty creatures. Yeah, yeah, I know… some say carbs are bad and should be avoided. Personally, I think carbs have been been heartlessly discriminated against since the great insurrection of the Atkins Diet frenzy. All the people who jumped on the Atkins “train” missed out on a lot of good bread and associated carb-laden products when they went crazy wrapping everything in lettuce and other leafy rabbit food.
So you’ve been at the beach all day, you’re tired, sunburned and there’s NO WAY you’re cooking dinner. You’re still wearing your beach clothes so dining in a restaurant isn’t really an option and besides, you and your crew just want something quick. At Topsail Beach in the past, that meant your choices were limited to a hot dog stand or a couple burger shops but SHAKA TACO has changed that!