Category: Food & Beverage

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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Meet the Chef: Caitlyn Fisher

Executive Chef, The Shoals Club, Bald Head Island Caitlyn Fisher Chef Caitlyn Fisher had an “aha” moment while still at school during a presentation for her Spanish class. She had to choose a word and bring in objects that correlated…

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Carolina Strawberry Season

They have since ancient times denoted purity, passion, and healing. A symbol of Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and bright red color. Shakespeare’s Othello decorated Desdemona’s handkerchief with their symbolism. Madame Tallien, a prominent figure…

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Garden to Glass Cocktails

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….

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