Monthly Archives: February 2013

Texas Pete and hot chefs!

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

Chefs produced what I think were some of Fire on the Dock’s best dishes to date.

Wilmington rib fest this summer!

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

Three-year-old Good Vibes Brewing has just finished what co-owner Paige Snow deemed the beer maker’s best year ever, and 2013 is shaping up to be another winner with the company sponsoring a grand rib festival in Wilmington this summer. Snow and partner Slade McPhearson’s barbecue backgrounds convinced the pair to work with Greensboro’s AKA Entertainment […]

Top chefs at Crystal Coast Restaurant week

February 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

Chef Clarke Merrell was, no doubt, shaking pans as fast as he could last night as he propelled himself toward winning Fire on the Dock’s Battle North Carolina Wine, but Merrell won’t let up during his break before the next battle. The Morehead City Circa 81 chef, like lots of other Carteret County cooks, is preparing for […]

More beer, burgers, seafood at Fish House Grill

February 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

New “gourmet” burgers and an expanded tap beer list are among changes at Wrightsville Beach’s Fish House Grill. The 1410 Airlie Road restaurant’s Certified Angus Beef burgers include a new Reuben version on rye with kraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese and a Hawaiian with prosciutto, smoked gouda and grilled pineapple, Fish House general […]

Fire on the Dock shares the love

February 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

Cooking and emotions blend as well as peanut butter and jelly. The comfort of eating good food at times seems trumped only by the joy that goes into preparing it, as evidenced at Feb. 20 Fire on the Dock battle at Bluewater Waterfront Grill in Wrightsville Beach. Blockade Runner’s East restaurant chef Mark Lawson’s win was made all the more […]

Bakery coming to Carolina Beach

February 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

The all-takeout bakery that will serve bagels, breads, muffins, cookies, specialty cakes

Biscuit story at Fire on the Dock

February 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

Fire on the Dock master of ceremonies Jimmy Crippen advises the cooking competition’s attendees not to try to guess which chef is putting out which dish at the contests. “Mothers have been wrong,” he’ll often say. Sometimes, there’s a giveaway. Last night, it was a biscuit. I recognized the biscuit from one Wilmington’s most popular […]

Never too much at Fire on the Dock?

February 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

All that fuss under all that competition pressure — was it worth it?