Category: Food & Beverage

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

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…

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Magnolia Social Café: Created From a Childhood Memory

Written By: Debra Mccormick | Photography By: Soriano Photography   Tammy Tilghman is a determined woman. Her long, carefree blonde hair and wide, bright smile are the first qualities one notices, but after a few minutes of conversation, her inner…

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Thanksgiving Tradition

Illustrated and Written By: Kevin Ward We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving 395 years ago when pilgrims and the Wampanoag joined together for a three-day celebration of a successful corn harvest. So what has changed since 1621…

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