Category: Food Libations

Exploring the taste and flavors of the Cape Fear region. Recipes, cocktail concoctions, craft beer and chef profiles.

Tide To Table: Cape Fear Oysters

By Colleen Thompson 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…

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Craft Breweries Carve Out Roles in the Port City

By Craven Inions Wilmington’s been building a beer brand for years now. Currently, the Port City is home to 17 microbreweries, and while New Hanover County is experiencing a surge in these pint-size operations, it’s not just Wilmington. Brunswick County…

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Tapas Dining – A New Way To Socialize

By Kirsten Cunnings With so many incredible local dining options in the Cape Fear area, more often than not I struggle with deciding on where to eat. As lovers of variety in our meals, my husband and I often order…

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Cape Fear Foodies Share Their Favorite Oyster Recipes

  By Terah Wilson Oysters have this magical mystery about them. Hidden deep beneath murky waters and out of reach to most, they have the ability to produce one of the worlds most sought after treasures; but around the Cape…

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6 Festive Cocktails From Around the World

Colleen Thompson Whether you’re decking the halls in Santiago, Kingston or Wilmington, NC this holiday season, we’ve got you covered with 6 festive cocktails from around the world. Ditch the eggnog and cider and spice up your holiday season with…

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CAPE FEAR COCKTAIL HOUR

It’s Friday which means it’s Cape Fear Cocktail hour. This week we’re sipping the iconic Hurricane, concocted by our friends at Wilmington Bourbon Street. Originally created by barmen Pat O’Brien, in the French Quarter, New Orleans in the 1940s, this…

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Wedding Cakespiration

Your wedding cake will be the centerpiece of your wedding reception. If you’re planning a fairytale affair, then you’ll want to complete your wedding with an enchanting wedding cake. It can, however, be incredibly overwhelming to choose your dream cake…

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Cape Fear Cocktail Hour

Apline Sauzerac from 1900 Restaurant & Lounge Cocktail hour this week features a delicious Fall concoction from Jimmy Smith, bar manager at 1900 Restaurant & Lounge. It features Quinn’s whiskey from North Carolina’s Great Wagon Road Distilling, based in Charlotte. 2…

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Gullah – The Carolina’s Original Culinary Culture

Story and Photos By Colleen Thompson Mention the word Gullah or Geechee in culinary circles, even in the Southern U.S. and you’re likely to get blank stares. An often overlooked and rarely documented culture, the Gullah Geechee culinary heritage has…

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Casual Upscale Dining at 1900 Restaurant & Lounge

Written by Kelly Johnson | Photography by Will Hair   I sometimes find myself caught in a daydream of what it would be like to socialize and dine in the fashion of movie stars like Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn,…

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