Author: Sarah Koob

Indonesian Gem: Novi and Jeff Rickert’s Candle Nut Restaurant

Indonesian Gem: Novi and Jeff Rickert’s Candle Nut Restaurant

If you are looking for a restaurant gem in Wilmington, make sure your next lunch or dinner stop is Candle Nut Restaurant. Owners Jeff and Novi Rickert have created an Indonesian restaurant that offers meals with Malaysia, Singapore and Dutch influences.

Shrimp and Grits with a Twist

Shrimp and Grits with a Twist

Ever had a good recipe and made a little change that created a great recipe? Follow the recipe for Sarah’s favorite Shrimp and Grits, and substitute smoked crawfish sausage for the Andouille sausage in the original recipe. Try making our shrimp and grits with a 

Seaview Crab Company Tempts Foodies with Fresh Seafood and Seasonal Produce

Seaview Crab Company Tempts Foodies with Fresh Seafood and Seasonal Produce

Brunswick County is continuing to grow and with this growth comes more and more local businesses and new locations.

Brunswick County residents, of course, love the two bordering counties that provide some of the best restaurants, chefs, activities and life to our community. But, as a Brunswick County resident myself, I am ecstatic to welcome Seaview Crab Company and partnered Port City Produce roadside stand. They are located at the Belville Riverwalk, off of River Road in Leland. They carry some of North Carolina’s best seafood and produce.

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Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

I love food! I love to cook; I can’t yell it loud enough. When it comes to food or cooking, I am in my happy place. I am always finding ways to remake or tweak a favorite recipe. One of my husband’s favorite meals and 

Bluestar Kitchen Bar: Hip Fusion Dining Shines in Leland

Bluestar Kitchen Bar: Hip Fusion Dining Shines in Leland

Chef and Bluestar Kitchen Bar owner Stephen Harrington once again out-does himself with culinary creativity, using the simplest of local ingredients, and taking each dish to a satisfying conclusion of hip fusion.

Where There’s Beer in Cape Fear, There’s Fun. Lots of Fun.

Where There’s Beer in Cape Fear, There’s Fun. Lots of Fun.

For the 2nd Annual Cape Fear Craft Beer Week, the Ultimate Brewing Championship was a super kick-off event. Local breweries gathered to entertain, showcase their brews, and compete for the honor of Wilmington’s brewer of the moment.

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Asia and Sushi: Authentic Thai Tucked Away in Leland

Asia and Sushi: Authentic Thai Tucked Away in Leland

At Port City Foodie, we are always on a mission to find great restaurants, accomplished chefs, and a good meal. We like to expand our search to our neighbor of the Port City, Brunswick County, and did so with a stop at Asia and Sushi.

Favorite Appetizers: Marinated Goat Cheese Spread

Favorite Appetizers: Marinated Goat Cheese Spread

My favorite part of going to a festive event are the appetizers. The starter before the meal.

Game Day Food: Smoked Brisket Nachos

Game Day Food: Smoked Brisket Nachos

Football season is back and so are some of our favorite game day recipes. Here is our smoked brisket nachos recipe; my husband did the heavy lifting, as he smoked the brisket until it was perfectly tender and moist.

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Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer: Mini Stuffed Peppers

Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer: Mini Stuffed Peppers

Mini stuffed peppers are great for game day appetizers, and a winner at a pot-luck. They are spicy, but not overwhelmingly hot.