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Jan 25, 2023

A new Midtown restaurant is taking flight, with construction underway and a planned opening for later this year. Named in a nod to small gatherings of people or birds, Covey plans to function as a neighborhood gathering place according to Brandon Wilson, a representative of the restaurant.   “Quail specifically was part of the impetus behind the naming,” ...

Jan 25, 2023

Poki Bowl Splashes Onto Wilmington Restaurant Scene

By Justin Williams Pope, posted Jan 25, 2023

A Hawaiian-style eatery with healthy options is coming to the old Port City Java location at 2512 Independence Blvd. later this month. Franchisee Mike Nowak said Poki Bowl will bring something new to the Port City.   “We wanted something on this side of town that provides a healthier option,” said Nowak, who along with his wife Sarah has lived in Wilming ...

Jan 25, 2023

The Half Takes A Bite Out Of New Markets With Second Location

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Jan 25, 2023

After just seven months of operations in Wilmington, The Half is expanding into a second location in Greenville, South Carolina.   The gourmet sandwich shop and taproom will start serving guests from a new spot within The Eighth State Brewing Company as soon as next week. The collaboration resulted from a previous connection between the brewery’s owner and The ...

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Jan 18, 2023

Tucked away beneath the bustling 200 block of North Front Street, a new cocktail bar is nearly ready to welcome its first visitors.   The Underfront Co., named in a nod to its subterranean space, will host a grand opening during the weekend of Feb. 3­ – 4 with craft cocktails, charcuterie boards and live music in a freshly renovated venue.     ...

Jan 18, 2023

After 35 years in business, Elizabeth’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant has indefinitely closed.   According to social media, Elizabeth’s closed for the holidays from Dec. 19 through Jan. 4. The restaurant announced via Facebook on Jan. 4 that it would not reopen as planned due to a family emergency, which was followed by another announcement on Jan. 14 t ...

Jan 12, 2023

The Greeks Announces Expansion Into Leland, New Cookbook

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Jan 12, 2023

A family-run Wilmington restaurant serving traditional Greek fare is one of the businesses coming to a new development underway at Leland Town Center.   The Greeks is slated to open its Leland location in late 2023 or early 2024, according to Yanni Papanikolaou, who operates the business with his parents and sister. He said the family has eyed expansion into Leland ...

Jan 11, 2023

February is a time when many people flock to restaurants in the name of love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but one local restaurant is offering a special deal for those interested in matters of the heart.   Next month, every purchase of the Surf & Turf Chimichurri appetizer at Cape Fear Seafood Company locations will net $2 toward a cardiology research fun ...

Jan 11, 2023

Fried chicken sandwiches and comfort food are among the National Restaurant Association’s predicted food trends for 2023, and while some chefs and restaurant owners corroborated local interest in these specific items, they also reported broader shifts in the way the industry will approach its craft in the coming year.     Pandemic-induced problems are far ...

Jan 6, 2023

Clean Eatz Inks Distribution Deal With The Vitamin Shoppe

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Jan 6, 2023

A fast-growing health food company headquartered in Wilmington is now distributing nationwide through The Vitamin Shoppe’s website.   Clean Eatz Kitchen’s variety boxes, each containing five healthy frozen meals, join the online wellness retailer’s inventory of other sports nutrition products as well as vitamins, supplements, green living items and ...

Jan 4, 2023

Patrons at Leland’s first brewery can now partake with purpose. Plans are underway at Brunswick Beer and Cider for the business to partner with area nonprofits throughout the year, with proceeds from the sale of select brews being donated to local organizations.   The brewery is currently seeking applications from nonprofits interested in partnering with the b ...

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