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Will and Nina Chacon | Luna Caffe

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.

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Robin Hill | Panacea Brewing Company

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.

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Chef Taylor Bailey | Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant

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.

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Cat & Greg Marinich | Nothing Bundt Cakes

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.

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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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Jud Watkins | Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Five Minutes with Jud Watkins, Wrightsville Beach Brewery:

We took a concept and said, “Let’s do seafood that is as fresh as possible… you hear about ‘farm to table,’ we 100% do that, everything in the kitchen is local, and fresh. Then we take it a step further than that: we do ‘farm-and-boat to table.”

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David Andersen | Taste the Olive

Five Minutes with David Andersen, Taste the Olive:

The health benefits are through the roof, the flavor profiles are awesome, your palate never gets tired of them. There’s always something different you can make with olive oil.

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Rachel and Randy Fox | The Foxes Boxes

Five Minutes with Rachel and Randy Fox | The Foxes Boxes:

We chatted with Rachel while Randy did his thing in the kitchen, and daughter Isabel (on spring break) wandered in: this hip new restaurant exudes a friendly vibe, and makes you feel like you just became family.

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Elaine Brown | The Red Eye Bakery, Owner

Five Minutes with Elaine Brown, The Red Eye Bakery:

One of the reasons I got into baking was because I couldn’t find what I wanted on this side of town. I wanted baked goods made today – if people come in for something we don’t have, it’s because we have what we’ve just made.

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