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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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local food truck NachoFalt unveils vegan alter ego, The Hardcore Hippie, to serve all plant-based menu

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WILMINGTON — Wednesday night at Flytrap Brewery, Keith Gissubel was prepping ingredients for a new mushroom street taco he had concocted earlier in the week at home. Only this time, he was serving it from the window of Wilmington’s newest vegan food truck, The Hardcore Hippie. “It was something I cooked for myself for dinner and […]

Soups, salads, artisanal breads, even ‘The Kitchen Sink’ coming to new 4th Street cafe

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WILMINGTON –– Alicia Mitchell has been selling out loaves of her homemade rosemary and everything baguettes every week at the local farmers markets for a while now. Soon enough, she will be making them available at her new restaurant in the Brooklyn Arts District.  RELATED: Catch up on other Brews & Bites coverage “I like to […]

Bakery and café add to growing list of Cape Fear restaurants announcing closures

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — From Leland to Carolina Beach, midtown Wilmington to Wrightsville, Cape Fear diners have fewer restaurants to choose from when eating out nowadays. Port City Daily will add to this list throughout the end of the year to keep readers abreast of changes on the dining scene. RELATED: The 2020 Dish: Restaurants open […]

Pay it forward: Local chef abandons brick-and-mortar, wheels out new food truck concept with nonprofit bend

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WILMINGTON — A year ago Kory Sanderlin officially opened his brick-and-mortar M&K’s Kitchen on Village Road in Leland, serving Southern-style homey cuisine. One year later, he’s reverting operations back to the streets, where M&K’s got its start as a food truck. Only this time around, Sanderlin is launching with a new concept. “I’ve been working […]

Saved from demolition: Historic home becomes restaurant Three 10, to open in Brooklyn Arts District next month

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WILMINGTON — Owning and operating a restaurant has been on Jennifer Concklin and Matt Walker’s radar for a decade now. It wasn’t until they decided to make the move from Austin, Texas, to Wilmington, North Carolina, that they began realizing their dream. Little did they know it would also become a historic project that would save […]