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Fermental announces move to The Cargo District, Ogden location goes under contract

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WILMINGTON — A neighborhood bottle shop in Ogden will move after a year of trying to find a way to stay put. Owner Steven Gibbs will be relocating Fermental 8.5 miles away to The Cargo District, he announced Tuesday. “Although every attempt was made to remain at our current location, in the end, it was […]

Port City Small Bites: Wine Knot Sky Lounge launches, Krispy Kreme set to reopen, and more

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Lots of movement is happening around the Cape Fear when it comes to new openings and closings of restaurants, food trucks, bars and bottle shops. While Port City Daily already covers the majority of such news, smaller shifts and changes sometimes fly under the radar. “Small Bites” is a new column Port City […]

Food Truck Tracker: Oct. 15-22

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WILMINGTON — Port City Daily publishes the Food Truck Tracker every Friday, so folks can know where to access the best mobile eats while planning their weekend activities. All schedules, which will run Friday to Friday, are subject to weather conditions and cancellations. The addresses of where the food trucks will be parked are alphabetized […]

#GiveAShuck: North Carolina Oyster Week features local events, specials

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Oysters play an integral role to the health of the North Carolina shoreline. They also add significantly to the state’s economy. Through Friday, Oct. 15, the shellfish are being celebrated as part of North Carolina Oyster Week, presented by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, N.C. Oyster Trail, North Carolina Sea Grant, and […]

In Photos: Weekend sippers from Port City Taste Craft Cocktail Week

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Cheers — the weekend is here! It also means Port City Taste Craft Cocktail Week is in full swing — with a little over 55 hours to go before wrapping. There are more than 30 drinks you can choose from at almost 20 local bars and restaurants as you dine and imbibe this […]

Embraced by Riverlights community, restaurateur celebrates Girls With Dough opening after challenging year

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WILMINGTON –– Only a year after Tammy Tilghman launched Magnolia Social Café in Riverlights in 2017, she began floating ideas about a second eatery in the riverfront community. Though it was her first time out of the gate as a restaurant owner — Tilghman has run a bail bonding company for 18 years — she found something connective […]

Food Truck Tracker: Oct. 8-15

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WILMINGTON — Port City Daily publishes the Food Truck Tracker every Friday, so folks can know where to access the best mobile eats while planning their weekend activities. All schedules, which will run Friday to Friday, are subject to weather conditions and cancellations. The addresses of where the food trucks will be parked are alphabetized […]

Over 35 restaurants have opened — or are slated to — in the Wilmington area in 2021

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Despite ongoing staffing shortages and supply-chain disruptions, not to mention increased wholesale prices caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, plenty of restaurateurs are not letting this tough market deter them from flipping on the open sign in the greater Cape Fear region. READ MORE: Catch up on other Brews & Bites coverage In fact, […]

5 reasons to enjoy Port City Taste Craft Cocktail Week

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WILMINGTON — Raise your glasses: Port City Taste is celebrating more than a dozen local bars and restaurants, whose bartenders and mixologists have put together a bevy of flavors to tempt your palate over the next seven days. It all kicks off Monday, Oct. 4.  CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE MENUS Craft Cocktail Week […]
Wilmington's second distillery, End of Days, is soon to open on Castle Street. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

NC distilleries now allowed to sell liquor by bottle on Sundays

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Miss out on making that necessary Saturday pit stop at the ABC store to fulfill Sunday’s Bloody Mary needs? No worries — an omnibus legislation, House Bill 890, signed into law by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, went into effect Friday. It allows distilleries to open Sundays to sell to-go bottles of its spirits from noon […]