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Feb 24, 2021

Grateful Graze Delivers At-home Charcuterie Board Experiences

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 24, 2021

As the oldest of five children, Ericka Mitchell lovingly recalls Sunday afternoons when she and her father would travel from their home in Delaware to the Italian markets in Philadelphia to roam among the vendors and sample their goods. “Over time we got to know some of the vendors because my dad loves to talk,” Mitchell said. “Di Bruno Bros., one of t ...

Feb 24, 2021

Cinnaholic Coming To Mayfaire Town Center

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 24, 2021

Cinnaholic, a California-based bakery featuring cinnamon rolls as well as other sweets and coffee, is expected to open at Mayfaire Town Center next month.  Founded in Berkeley, California, in 2010, Cinnaholic creators Shannon and Florian Radke set out to open a fully vegan bakery using high-quality ingredients.  Cinnaholic specializes in create-your-own cin ...

Feb 24, 2021

Q&A: Scoopin' Yummies

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 24, 2021

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal spoke with Eric Kent Reid, owner of Scoopin’ Yummies of Carolina Beach, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and his hopes for the coming summer season.  GWBJ: You went straight from your first off-season into the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the pandemic impacted your business over the past year? Reid: " ...

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Feb 24, 2021

Chef Kirsten Mitchell, founder of Salt Fish restaurant in Carolina Beach, has enjoyed her time at the coast but is ready to return home to the mountains of western North Carolina. Mitchell has sold the restaurant to a Carolina Beach resident, who currently wishes to remain unnamed. “This was always the plan, even before opening Salt Fish,” Mitchell said. ...

Feb 19, 2021

Family Hooked On Restaurant Life

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Feb 19, 2021

For the Clemons family, running a good restaurant centers around simplicity – providing fresh, affordable, tasty food that is served well. It’s a philosophy that led to the success of their three Hibachi To Go restaurants, and they are now applying it to their new restaurant, Coquina Fishbar at Mayfaire Town Center.   “People want simple, good food ...

Feb 17, 2021

Area Companies Support Frontline Workers, Vaccination Efforts

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 17, 2021

Area companies have stepped up to recognize ongoing efforts of local frontline workers and those involved in helping to vaccinate the community, by donating food and beverages.   For one example, Brandon Korman, owner of three local Tropical Smoothie Cafes, has been donating 50 to 100 smoothies each Friday since the beginning of February to the vaccination center at ...

Feb 17, 2021

Temple Hosting Expanded Jewish Food Festival

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 17, 2021

The Temple of Israel will host the “Big Nosh” Jewish Food Festival on March 18, and the deadline to pre-order is Feb. 28. Organizers have expanded the annual event to include many new homemade offerings, as well as the traditional favorites brought in from New York.   The festival has not had an easy go of it the past few years. Typically held in the ...

Feb 17, 2021

New Anthem Beer Project Partners With Advintage Distributing

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 17, 2021

Bill Hunter and Aaron Skiles of New Anthem Beer Project have announced a partnership with Advintage Distributing of North Carolina.   New Anthem opened its Dock Street taproom in 2016, followed by a larger production facility and taproom on Greenfield Street in the South Front District in 2019. While the new facility was designed to increase production and distri ...

Feb 11, 2021

Catawba Valley Brewing Acquires Wilmington's Skytown Beer Co.

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 11, 2021

Catawba Valley Brewing Co., one of the Southeast’s oldest and largest family-owned craft brewers, has announced its expansion to North Carolina’s coast, having acquired Skytown Beer Co. at 4712 New Centre Drive in Wilmington. Family restaurateurs Hayley Jensen, Stephen Durley, Carol Jensen and Michael Jensen expanded upon their success with Beer Barrio by op ...

Feb 10, 2021

Feast Down East will host its 11th annual Local Food Conference from March 5-6. This year’s event will be held virtually, with chef, author and TV personality Vivian Howard delivering the keynote address.   Feast Down East aims to bring together those in the community working to support and grow the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina. The annual ...

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