Doug and Susan Zucker, Owners | Bridgewater Wines

Doug and Susan Zucker, Owners | Bridgewater Wines

Five Minutes with Doug and Susan Zucker, Bridgewater Wines: “Our slogan is ‘Explore the World, One Wine at a Time,’ and we really want people to come in here and discover something new, have a great experience, and learn about different wines.“

Angie Blackburn, Owner | Wilmington Beef Jerky

Angie Blackburn, Owner | Wilmington Beef Jerky

Five Minutes with Angie Blackburn, Wilmington Beef Jerky: “With six kids, we were a grab-and-go family when it came to food. Great beef jerky was always in our cupboards, and it’s the first thing our kids wanted in their sports bags.“

Ryan Khan, Owner/Chef | Hungry Sparrow

Ryan Khan, Owner/Chef | Hungry Sparrow

Five Minutes with Chef Ryan Khan, Hungry Sparrow Restaurant: “The most important thing is that I want to have fun: creating sandwiches, mixing flavors, experimenting with sweet and spicy flavors.“ .

Jada Mcdonald Baker and Mike Baker | Your Pie Pizza

Jada Mcdonald Baker and Mike Baker | Your Pie Pizza

Jade and Mike Baker, Your Pie: “During the hurricane, I got to cook for my kids at home. A lot. That was one of my silver linings. I love to cook.“

Bill and Annie Ward, Owners | Rolled and Baked

Bill and Annie Ward, Owners | Rolled and Baked

Bill and Annie Ward, Rolled and Baked: “Our biscuits have a unique personality that matches the whole aesthetic of our space. We wanted every single thing about our restaurant to be different from what you would expect.“

Sunny Singh, Owner/Chef | Nahwab Fine Indian Cuisine

Sunny Singh, Owner/Chef | Nahwab Fine Indian Cuisine

Sunny Singh, Nahwab Fine Indian Cuisine: “I’m a great cook. Bring me a stubborn man, I bet you his hands will be up in surrender. That’s why I do it, and why I’ve been successful.“

Greg Matheson, Master Mixologist | Tails Piano Bar

Greg Matheson, Master Mixologist | Tails Piano Bar

Greg Matheson, Tails Piano Bar: “As a mixologist, I like the challenge of constantly creating, so what I do in cocktails is always evolving.“

Jeffrey Porter, Executive Chef | Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Jeffrey Porter, Executive Chef | Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Jeffrey Porter, Wrightsville Beach Brewery: “It’s awesome working in a brewery. I get to use all the beer… we specialize in cross-utilizing. You know I love beer. Everything I’ve tried here, I love. “

Brendan and Molly Curnyn | CheeseSmith Food Truck

Brendan and Molly Curnyn | CheeseSmith Food Truck

Brendan Curnyn, CheeseSmith Food Truck: “We did a lot of eating grilled cheese. We started to get sick of them, but after the first night out with the truck, we both wanted one. They are so good.“

John Mullins | America’s Choice Gourmet

John Mullins | America’s Choice Gourmet

John Mullins, Owner, America’s Choice Gourmet: “I love selling something that I care about myself, something that I love. Which is food. I’m a real steak lover.“