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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.
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.
INTERVIEWS | Five with a Foodie
Reviews | Hot Restaurants
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.
Cast Iron Kitchen: Worth a Quick U-Turn
Seeing that Cast Iron Kitchen was open meant a quick U-turn and an awesome brunch were my new plans for the day!
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 …
True Blue Butcher and Table Offers a Feast for the Eyes and the Palate
Trying to find the perfect place for a “date night” dinner is a daunting task whether it’s a first date, a night out with your significant other, a special night away from the kids with your spouse or celebrating a milestone anniversary. There are so …
Dram + Morsel: the Foodie Go-To for Small Bites, Drinks, and Tastes
For some strange reason, my friends think that just because I like to strap on the feed bag at some of Wilmington’s best eateries, I must have an “inside scoop” on where to go as if it’s some kind of secret.
Recipes | What's Cooking in the Foodie Kitchen
FEATURES | More for Port City Foodies
Southern Cooking: Wilmington’s Favorite Iconic North Carolina Foods
If you are a Port City local, you have certainly been asked to recommend a food item that is quintessentially “Southern,” with a heavy emphasis on North Carolina. So what do Wilmington foodies put on their list of favorite North Carolina foods?
Get Cooking! Classes for foodies, couples, kids, and armchair travelers
Having kitchen skills is not a prerequisite for being a foodie. You can dive into a bowl of pasta or negotiate your way through haute cuisine whether you can cook, or not.
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 …
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.