Kirk Pugh, creator of the Tasty Tuesday video series, is a hospitality professional turned real estate broker and investor. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he has made Wilmington NC his home since 2002.
Kirk spent his early career with corporate chains such as TGIFriday’s and Ruby Tuesday. He owned and operated a group of restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky through the mid ‘90’s, including a fine dining restaurant, a casual neighborhood eatery, two diners, and a sports bar and grill.
Later in his hospitality career he moved into the Resort Property field, as Food & Beverage Director at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, and the Cloister Hotel and Resort in Sea Island, Georgia. Kirk then spent several years as Chief Operating Officer at Figure Eight Island Yacht Club before beginning his real estate career.
The highlights of Kirk’s culinary career include working with numerous celebrity chefs over the years, including Michele Bernstein, Marcus Samuelsson, Rocco Dispirito, Allen Susser, and Hubert DeMarais… to name a few.
Tasty Tuesday Restaurant Videos for Port City Foodies
True Blue Butcher and Table combines restaurant and Euro-style meat market for a unique dining experience, inspiring excitement and delivering excitement. Enjoy a quick interview and video tour of one of the newest addition’s to the Wilmington NC dining scene.
This week, Kirk and his sweetheart made The Basics their date night destination. A favorite of Wilmingtonians, The Basics specializes in Southern fare with a twist, in a trendy, lofted space at the Cotton Exchange in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
Kirk Pugh shares his evening enjoying the wine pairing dinner at Savorez. One of downtown Wilmington’s superstars in the culinary scene, Savorez stars in this short video review. Live vicariously. Take a minute to watch this quick snip of the food scene.
Kirk Pugh stops in for a conversation about food and good dining with Dean Neff at PinPoint. What’s on the menu? Oysters, locally farmed catfish, and amazing artisanal desserts. PinPoint is all about location, and a serious player in Wilmington North Carolina’s exploding food scene.
Kirk Pugh takes us to Manna, in downtown Wilmington, for a Tasty Tuesday. Manna offers a seasonal American menu, with items that include duck, scallops, filet, and a variety of creative, locally sourced dishes. Manna regularly makes the “best” lists in Wilmington.
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