Garden to Glass Cocktails

Posted by - March 18, 2018

Words & Photos by Colleen Thompson   Here’s to warmer weather, longer light-filled days, blossoming flowers and fresh, botanically infused cocktails. Often referred to as the “garden to glass” movement, mixologists are turning to fresher, tastier, and healthier ingredients in cocktails.      Made with superfoods, herbs, teas, fresh juices, and vegetables in a variety

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Chinese New Year- The year of the Dog: Dumplings Recipe

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Chinese New Year -February 16  – The Year of the Dog Recipe provided by Szechuan 132 -419 South College Rd, Wilmington NC        In our Chinese culture, during the Chinese Spring Festival and on Chinese New Year, certain dishes are eaten for their symbolic meaning.  The food served during the fifteen day festival

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The Gatsby Gala at the Wilmington City Club

Posted by - August 15, 2017

If time would lend me only one enchanted evening, I would step back into the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age of flappers and speakeasies, back when the country looked forward with hope and giddy expectation. The Great War was finally over and we were getting our legs back. Oh boy, were we. The Charleston, the Black

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Fermental Beer & Wine: Converting the Blahs into Ahhhs

Posted by - June 16, 2017

  Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photography by: Arthur Green   If you’re looking for a hip, unassuming little haven to enjoy some local brews, sip a glass of wine or two, and just hang out with a laid-back, yet colorful crowd – Fermental Beer & Wine is the place to be.   This beloved,

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Liquid Pleasures: Four Fruit-Inspired Cocktails

Posted by - June 2, 2017

Written by: Kimberly Rhine | Photography by: Kimberly Dam | Location: Goodfella                            Blackberry Thyme Lemonade Ingredients: Distilled water Container of blackberries Fresh thyme Bag of lemons Mayhaw Jelly (Farmin’ On Front) Club soda or Sprite Tito’s Vodka Shaker Muddler Ice cube molds/tray Ice Cubes: -place

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Painting the Town Blue

Posted by - May 7, 2017

Written by: Michael Raab | Photos provided by: North Carolina Blueberry Festival Association Pleasant, bucolic Burgaw is the county seat of Pender County and for 364 days a year the population hovers around 4,000. For one day, however, Burgaw will increase in population by an additional 40,000 as the 14th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival

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Success is not a Destination, but a Journey

Posted by - April 1, 2017

Written By: Kharin Gibson  |  Photographed By: Kimberly Dam Aside from indisputable talent, it is truly perseverance and determination that have propelled Chef Sokun and her husband Guillaume Slama, to continue realizing their dreams. As owners of The Chef and The Frog, a restaurant in downtown Whiteville, their profound resilience keeps this couple steadfast on

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Brewing Success

Posted by - March 21, 2017

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photographed By: Kimberly Dam Jud Watkins and his wife, Amber Watkins, opened Wrightsville Beach Brewery at the corner of Oleander Drive and Greenville Loop Road late January. Growing up in Wilmington, Jud spent many times oystering with his grandfather and father when he was young, which originally brought the

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Santa’s Sugar Cookies

Posted by - December 2, 2016

Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1½ cups granulated sugar 1 egg (room temperature, set out first) 2¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies Instructions Preheat oven to 350º F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or

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Competition Comes to Coastal North Carolina

Posted by - November 6, 2016

Written By: Kharin Gibson | Photographs Courtesy Of: Got to Be NC Competition Dining Competition is the American way. We thrive on competition, especially when it revolves around our favorite pastime—food. This certainly explains the success of cooking shows like Chopped, Iron Chef, and Cutthroat Kitchen. Nothing whets the critiquing appetite more than an event recognized

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