Category: Food Libations

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

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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Craft Breweries Carve Out Roles in the Port City

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 residents are seeing…

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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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