Marlin and Ray’s seafood open
A huge seafood menu — lunch and dinner — offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, steamed seafood and specialties like sesame ginger sea bass and basil pesto mahi. Meal prices range from $8 to $21.
Hello pizza, goodbye Italian
Calls to Brooklyn Sal’s advertised phone number got no response, but a phone message states, “We are undergoing renovations, and we will be opening soon.”
Remembering Roy Clifton
Clifton, who died May 28, created Roy’s Riverboat Landing, now named Riverboat Landing, that big, blue restaurant at Market and Water streets. Decorated with private balconies overlooking Cape Fear River, the restaurant helped revitalize downtown and has become a Port City lankmark.
Burgers, frozen custard coming to north Market Street
Frank’s Classic American Grill, 5621 Carolina Beach Road at Monkey Junction, opens a second location this spring or early summer. The new shop will fill 6309 Market St. address, most previously home to Sister Cats and longtime host to Market Street Casual Dining. Read my full report on the new Frank’s in the Greater Wilmington Business [...]
College Diner adds sports bar
…a small neighborhood pub alternative to large sports bars on College Road.
Sweet & Savory expansion plans change
Sweet ‘n’ Savory owners have nixed plans for fine dining at their newly acquired ex-Kefi location next door. What was going to be a bar and fine dining space will become The Pub at Sweet ‘n’ Savory. Read my full report in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Robert Shapiro and his wife, Dayna Coon-Shapiro,have leased the former Kefi location, [...]
Wilmington chefs, humble celery get their day at Fire on the Dock
Wilmington chefs are out of the running in the Fire on the Dock cooking tournament, which crowns a winner next week, but they showed off so many talents that verify why the Port City has earned its chops on North Carolina’s burgeoning food scene. Cameo 19 Hundred‘s Kirsten Mitchell — the last “woman” standing in [...]
Pizzetta’s pizzeria to open 2nd spot
The family-run pizzeria Pizzetta’s is opening a second location at Brunswick Forest in Leland. Read the details in my report for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Pizzetta’s existing store, 4107-F Oleander Dr., is inside Anderson Square Plaza. Besides pizza, the menu features sandwiches, salads, soup and Italian entrees. New to that location is pastry chef Amber [...]
Towne opens, Circa 1922 adds outdoor tables
The scene is buzzing at Mayfaire’s new Towne Tap & Grill. Read about this week’s opening in my Restaurant Roundup report today for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.
Truffle oil lessons at Fire on the Dock
Truffle oil on a salad may seem odd, but it’s one of the best ways, I think, to use that little bottle of expensive truffle oil lots of foodies get for Christmas.