Author: Anne Rose

Lois Potratz, Social Media Influencer: Food for Thought

Lois Potratz, Social Media Influencer: Food for Thought

Five Minutes with Lois Potratz, Social Media Influencer: “Food is a connection to heart and home. Hopefully people will cook along with me on Zoom, focusing on healthy comfort food. It is indeed very therapeutic.“

Dave Wishon, Owner | Parchies Barbeque

Dave Wishon, Owner | Parchies Barbeque

Five Minutes with Dave Wishon, Parchies: “They told me I’d never make it, because nobody ever could. If they had told me I would be a big success, I’d probably have failed – that was my motivation.“

Real Foodies Don’t Arrive Empty-Handed: foodie gifts for the host or hostess

Real Foodies Don’t Arrive Empty-Handed: foodie gifts for the host or hostess

Are you invited to partake of New Year’s revelries at the home of your favorite foodie? Rejoice! There is nothing better than ringing in a new year with craft drinks, special bubbly, and gourmet edibles. But… don’t forget the foodie gift for that special host or hostess.

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Katie Guthrie, Owner | Noonie Doodle

Katie Guthrie, Owner | Noonie Doodle

Five Minutes with Katie Guthrie, Noonie Doodle: “We really are trying, as a company, to have candy options for all tastes. We want people to come in and have fun.“

Heath Newton, Owner | The Sideboard Cafe

Heath Newton, Owner | The Sideboard Cafe

Five Minutes with Heath Newton, The Sideboard Cafe: “When you combine good food and board games, people have fun interacting. We’ve created a social alternative to electronic games.“ .

Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

If you are an eggnog lover, the day those cartons hit the shelves at the supermarket is bliss. It signals the winter holidays, family gatherings, and feet up in front of the fireplace. This pumpkin spice eggnog pushes the calendar up just a month or so.

We say, “Why wait?” The Verandas’ spooky homemade rendition of eggnog has Fall flavors all over it, with the infusion of pumpkin, spicy notes and grownup kick of a good Southern bourbon, and delicate web of freshly grated nutmeg. Continue reading Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

Charise Cureton, Personal Chef: Grasshoppers

Charise Cureton, Personal Chef: Grasshoppers

Five Minutes with Charise Cureton, Personal Chef: “If it’s good, I’ll go with it. That’s really the point of being a foodie: you eat for adventure. “

Party Perfect: Five Pro Tips for Throwing an Elegant Affair from The Verandas

Party Perfect: Five Pro Tips for Throwing an Elegant Affair from The Verandas

When your life is being the “host with the most,” throwing the perfect party is all in a day’s work. Chuck Pennington, innkeeper of Wilmington’s four-diamond bed and breakfast inn, The Verandas, is a party pro. He follows the same party planning protocol for the 

Tasty Tuesday with Kirk Pugh | Dram Yard in Wilmington NC

Tasty Tuesday with Kirk Pugh | Dram Yard in Wilmington NC

It’s new in Historic Downtown Wilmington, and it’s trending. Dram Yard restaurant, at the newly rehabbed hotel property, Arrive, specializes in creative, global cuisine. Order from the tempting menu and plan on sharing: everything at Dram Yard is generously portioned. From the craft cocktails, to vegetable-based culinary creations and visually astounding seafood dishes, there is something on this foodie-centric menu for every palate.

William Roberts, Executive Chef | Oceans Restaurant

William Roberts, Executive Chef | Oceans Restaurant

Five Minutes with William Roberts, Oceans Restaurant: “Lately, I’ve gotten into global cuisine, and merging that with traditional Southern dishes. I really emphasize using Southern ingredients.“