Category: Food + Drink

Come and explore the taste and flavors of the Cape Fear region! Cape Fear Living Magazine speaks to the region’s most innovative chefs and showcases their mouthwatering recipes with a particular focus on local ingredients and food traditions. Join us as we explore the area’s up and coming wine region and the winemakers putting North Carolina wines on the map. Craft distilleries and craft beer breweries are a fast growing sector and continue to produce innovative drinks.

Chef Zimmerman’s True Blue Passion

There are many characteristics that resonate deeply with me about chefs. There is an odd connection rooted to the same respect and passion I have gleaned interviewing and observing musicians. Throw in winemakers and they are collectively my favorite people…

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Carolina BBQ Gospel According To Sam Jones

Time. Wood. Smoke. Heat. All are ingredients to a real barbecue. Carolina BBQ, however, adds one other essential element: a whole hog.  Written By: Colleen Thompson Photography By: Denny Culbert Using “everything except the squeal,” to quote writer, Upton Sinclaire,…

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Wilmington’s Global Family Wine Business

If you were to ask Rob Kuchar to describe his family, he would have a hard time knowing exactly where to stop.  Story By Ryan Hedspeth Photography by Raul Sojo Montes Starting would be easy. He would begin with his…

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Uncorking North Carolina Wines

If you’d asked an Oenophile–aka wine buff— about North Carolina wines three years ago, you would likely have received a bemused reaction followed by… “you mean wine with real corks and actual grape varietals— Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay? Um yeah,…

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Pleasure Island Eateries

Pleasure Island is a breathtaking coastal community that has many unique treasures to offer both residents and vacationers, including some tantalizing eateries. From authentic Italian cuisine to fresh seafood with a Caribbean flair, Pleasure Island has something for all kinds…

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Bakeology – Handmade, Hand Mixed & Hand Cut

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, it’s nice to know there are still those places that don’t take shortcuts. We’re talking donut shops and bakeries where everything is made from scratch— no skimping here! Real eggs, butter, cream; the perfect melt-in-your-mouth…

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Epic Food Co: For the Love of Food & Family

Husband and wife duo James and Cristy Bain have taken their love of food, education and healthy eating to new heights by creating Epic Food Co., a beach themed café that offers express-style dining with a nutritious flair. Located in…

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Jolo Winery: Valleys, Vines & Vino

Pilot Mountain is one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in North Carolina.  It is a remnant of the ancient chain of the Sauratown Mountains. The earliest inhabitants of the region, the Saura Indians, called the mountain “Jomeokee” or “great…

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Sustaining Momentum

As with any ecological food web, survival for fishermen and seafood purveyors along Cape Fear’s coast hinges on the survival of the very wildlife they hunt for a living. As such, those in the industry recognize the pivotal need for…

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Tide To Table: Cape Fear Oysters

They’ve been around since antiquity, highly sought after by the Romans who called them calliblepharis, literally meaning “beautiful eyelids,” because of the sides of their mantles. Legend has it Emperor Vitellius feasted on a thousand of them in one sitting…

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