Restaurants

Sep 23, 2020

Rumcow Owners Launch New Restaurant On Grace Street

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 23, 2020

Rumcow owners Joseph and Abigail Sena, along with partner Ivan Moore, will open the doors to their newest concept, Tacobaby, 124 Grace St., on Thursday. Joseph Sena said he received notification of the availability of the building in early spring and that it was a site he’d had his eyes on for a while, having taken an interest in further developing Grace Street. ...

Sep 23, 2020

Malama Cafe Offers Healthy Bites, Counter Culture Coffee

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 23, 2020

With a solid three months under their belts, the owners of Malama Cafe in Carolina Beach are ready to start welcoming more locals now that the boardwalk’s summer season is winding down. Longtime friends LeeAnn Tluchowski and Kate Paredes opened the cafe quietly over Memorial Day weekend, preferring to stay under the radar a bit as they worked out the kinks that co ...

Sep 23, 2020

Point Break Offers Delivery Of Healthy Meals

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 23, 2020

Chef Ryan Trotter and local business owner and radio personality Jason “Foz” Fosdick have partnered in a new meal delivery venture, Point Break. Trotter, who has worked for over a decade at a local franchise restaurant, said he originally planned to open a brick-and-mortar location, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused him to rethink that business p ...

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Sep 23, 2020

At Mayfaire, Burney's Sweets & More Opening Soon

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 23, 2020

Anthony West, owner of Burney’s Sweets & More at Mayfaire, has announced that his location will open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 30. West said he’s eager to greet his first customers and has been encouraged by the public’s enthusiastic response to the franchise opening in Wilmington. Burney’s will be located in the former Duck Donuts ...

Sep 16, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market has announced plans to extend its season through mid-December. It’s the first time the market has ever been extended, according to market manager Katie Ryan. Ryan said because of COVID-19, the market opened a few weeks later than usual, but has been very well received throughout the summer. She said she attributes the turn ...

Sep 16, 2020

Carrabba’s Offers Family Bundle Meals For Back To School

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 16, 2020

In honor of students returning to school, be it in person or remotely, Carrabba’s Italian Grill has rolled out new family-style menu offerings. Carrabba’s family bundles are fully prepared meals featuring Italian specialties for both carryout and delivery. The meals feed up to five people and include salad and bread, starting at $34.95. Options include la ...

Sep 16, 2020

Grand Cru Welcomes New Executive Chef

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 16, 2020

James Dolce has recently been named executive chef at Grand Cru Food & Wine at Lumina Station. Prior to accepting the Grand Cru position, Dolce worked for the Cape Fear Country Club and Fat Tony’s in downtown Wilmington, as well as several family-run restaurants in his native upstate New York.  Dolce (pictured below) said he was inspired by the challen ...

Sep 16, 2020

Downtown Bars Reopen As Cafe Concepts

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 16, 2020

Two mainstays on the downtown nightlife scene, Pravda and KGB, have recently reopened as cafes in response to the restrictions placed upon bars throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Pravda and KGB had been closed since March. Dustin Cook, who is the co-owner of both locations with his wife, Edie Senter, said that at the start of the pandemic they were in the process ...

Sep 9, 2020

Restaurant On Wrightsville Avenue For Sale

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 9, 2020

Joel and Mandy Marx, franchisees of the Peño Mediterranean Grill at 7037 Wrightsville Ave., have closed the doors to their location and are seeking to sell the restaurant. Rocco Quaranto, partner at Peño Grill franchising, said that while the space is leased, the restaurant can be sold either as a Peño or another concept. While the Marx’s l ...

Sep 9, 2020

Nutty Buddies Opens At The Cotton Exchange

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 9, 2020

Allen Carpenter and Zach Harmon, owners of Rooster & The Crow located in Chandler’s Wharf, have opened a new concept, Nutty Buddies, at The Cotton Exchange. The new eatery, which opened this past weekend, came about with the closure of The Scoop, an ice cream and sweets shop that had occupied the space since 1978. The landlord, who also owns Chandler’ ...

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