May 5, 2021

LM Restaurants has announced that chef Katsuji Tanabe, a former contestant on season 12 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, has joined the LM family as lead for culinary innovation. In celebration, LM Restaurants-owned Oceanic will host a five-course collaborative dinner with Tanabe and Oceanic executive chef Tim Lyons on Tuesday, May 25.   Tanabe will be serving dishe ...

May 5, 2021

Shark Bar And Kitchen Floats New Items For Summer

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 5, 2021

Shark Bar and Kitchen now has a sister restaurant in Sayulita, Mexico, a village on the country’s Pacific coast that’s known for its abundance of fresh seafood. Taylor Clayton, director of operations, said the company is hoping to add additional Shark Bar and Kitchen locations in the Southeastern U.S. in the coming months. Clayton said that business at th ...

May 5, 2021

Now in its third month of operation at its new 6250 Market St. location, Biggers Market is starting the season out strong with fresh produce and a wide variety of local products. Because the growing season starts earlier in Florida, much of the market’s produce is coming in from the Sunshine State for now, but as North Carolina nears its peak growing season, the b ...

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Cameron School Of Business Hosted Business Week 2021 Online

Posted May 6, 2021
Contributed by Drew Rosen, Business Week Chair and Lily Pezzullo-Frank, Business Week Coordinator.

When the pandemic struck in March of 2020, Cameron School of Business faculty and UNCW pivoted quickly to on-line delivery of classes. Business Week, an event that links CSB alumni and our business community to current students, was unfortunately, canceled. entire article
May 5, 2021

Bites And Sips At Catawba Brewing In Wilmington

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 5, 2021

Catawba Brewing Co., which opened its Wilmington location in space formerly occupied by Skytown Beer Co. last month, is serving up cold beer and a menu designed to offer beer-inspired pub food. “This is our only location that has a restaurant,” said general manager Mary Mayo. “That is one of the things we were most excited about with this acquisition.& ...

Apr 28, 2021

Food has always been an important part of Abbye McGee’s life, from learning the basics alongside her grandmother to hosting dinner parties for friends. After leaving a career in music, McGee began working with local bakeries and caterers and blogging about food several years ago. All of that soon led to a fast-growing personal chef business, Salt + Charm. But s ...

Apr 28, 2021

Chef Dean Neff’s Seabird Restaurant Set To Fly This Week

By Jessica Maurer, posted Apr 28, 2021

Chef Dean Neff is busy putting the finishing touches on his new restaurant, Seabird, scheduled to open this week in downtown Wilmington. Located at the corner of Front and Market streets, Seabird began in the fall of 2019 when Neff leased the ground floor of 1 S. Front St., a building owned by developer James Goodnight, who has rehabilitated several historic struct ...

Apr 28, 2021

Local Favorite Gets New Name, Menu

By Jessica Maurer, posted Apr 28, 2021

A longtime favorite restaurant for fresh seafood and Sunday brunch, Boca Bay has been rebranded by Urban Food Group as Soundside Seafood & Raw Bar.  Kevin Jennings, who owns Urban Food Group with his wife, Stacey, said they have thought about changing the name of the restaurant for some time now. The Raleigh-based company purchased Boca Bay, as well as Brasseri ...

Apr 28, 2021

End Of The Road For Detour Deli & Cafe

By Jessica Maurer, posted Apr 28, 2021

Detour Deli & Cafe owner Allister Snyder has closed the doors to the sandwich shop after about six years in business. The announcement made via Facebook on Monday was met with great sadness by many of the deli’s loyal customers. “I have some sad news, Detour Deli is closing its doors," the announcement stated. "Shane, who has been with us si ...

Apr 22, 2021

A development firm announced plans Thursday to transform an historical building in downtown Wilmington into a combination food hall, music hall, commissary kitchen, makers market and more. Monarch Property Co., creator of Raleigh's Transfer Co. Food Hall, wants to create Seaboard Social Hall in 43,000 square feet at 1315 S. Fifth Ave. in Wilmington, otherwise known ...

Apr 21, 2021

New Bakery Opens In Monkey Junction

By Jessica Maurer, posted Apr 21, 2021

Scott and Josh Williams, the father and son owners of Cape Fear Restaurant Equipment, both have a self-described sweet tooth, leading them to their latest family venture, Shug’s Sweet Shoppe, which opened Monday in Monkey Junction. Growing up, Scott Williams always called his sister Monica “Shug” and he wanted to honor her in the naming of the sho ...

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