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Just a note about this Website…

Restaurants come and go, talented chefs move from one establishment to another, but the pandemic of the past two years has wreaked havoc on Wilmington’s foodie landscape. We try to make a note on articles and interviews about restaurants that have closed, but we encourage our readers to check directly with a restaurant before heading out for food or beverage.


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Slice an Avocado the Easy Way

Cut an avocado the easy way, without making a mess removing the avocado pit and peeling the fruit. Chuck Pennington, former owner of Historic Wilmington North Carolina’s 4-Diamond bed and breakfast inn, The Verandas, demonstrates a more efficient way to slice a ripe avocado.

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Dowless Casserole: Recipes from The Verandas Bed & Breakfast

This breakfast casserole from Wilmington’s one of the oldest bed and breakfast inns, The Verandas, is deceptively simple. With its elegant presentation, Dowless Casserole will delete your breakfast guests. It is perfect for Easter brunch, or a special Mothers Day breakfast.
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INTERVIEWS | Five with a Foodie

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Osteria Cicchetti Maintaining “O.C.” Status

Osteria Cicchetti is, and always has been predictably and consistently delicious. This awesome meal was no exception and yet another reminder why “The O.C.” is so popular.


CHINGŌN! Taqueria: Awesome in Any Language

Tell ya what… CHINGON is worth the drive (and a story). I’ve stepped away from stories because it seems like people really just want a quick couple blurbs and a couple photos. But today’s lunch was yummy fo’ sho’, and merits some extra foodie props!


Hungry Sparrow: Relief for Quarantined Taste Buds

Stuck in the house in full-on pandemic stay-your-butt-at-home mode, I felt my beloved taste buds dulling and dying with every day. Long gone were my romantic walks to the taco trucks and I felt that I’d do just about anything to enter the hallowed halls 

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Don’t Suck: Ocean Friendly Restaurants Save The Ocean One Straw at a Time

Forgo that plastic straw. Skip that plastic cover on your coffee. Mindful consumption of single-use consumer plastics results in a significant positive impact on the environment, and even one person’s effort makes a difference. A walk along one of Wilmington’s beautiful beaches makes the issue 

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In search of… The Best Shrimp and Grits in Wilmington NC

The search for the best shrimp and grits in Wilmington NC starts with an appreciation of the history of the dish. Think morning, hours before the sun rises. Crews of local shrimpers, headed out for a hard day at sea.