Jan 12, 2023

The Greeks Announces Expansion Into Leland, New Cookbook

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Jan 12, 2023

A family-run Wilmington restaurant serving traditional Greek fare is one of the businesses coming to a new development underway at Leland Town Center.   The Greeks is slated to open its Leland location in late 2023 or early 2024, according to Yanni Papanikolaou, who operates the business with his parents and sister. He said the family has eyed expansion into Leland ...

Jan 11, 2023

February is a time when many people flock to restaurants in the name of love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but one local restaurant is offering a special deal for those interested in matters of the heart.   Next month, every purchase of the Surf & Turf Chimichurri appetizer at Cape Fear Seafood Company locations will net $2 toward a cardiology research fun ...

Jan 11, 2023

Fried chicken sandwiches and comfort food are among the National Restaurant Association’s predicted food trends for 2023, and while some chefs and restaurant owners corroborated local interest in these specific items, they also reported broader shifts in the way the industry will approach its craft in the coming year.     Pandemic-induced problems are far ...

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Professional Development Ensures Positive Client Experiences

Posted Dec 5, 2022
Providing educational and professional advancement opportunities for REALTORS® is a big part of what our organization does to support the community.  Recognizing that supporting home ownership is an essential strategy for protecting the stability and economic prosperity of local communities, the Cape Fear REALTORS®(CFR) connects its membership to a variety of educational, entire article
Jan 6, 2023

Clean Eatz Inks Distribution Deal With The Vitamin Shoppe

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Jan 6, 2023

A fast-growing health food company headquartered in Wilmington is now distributing nationwide through The Vitamin Shoppe’s website.   Clean Eatz Kitchen’s variety boxes, each containing five healthy frozen meals, join the online wellness retailer’s inventory of other sports nutrition products as well as vitamins, supplements, green living items and ...

Jan 4, 2023

Patrons at Leland’s first brewery can now partake with purpose. Plans are underway at Brunswick Beer and Cider for the business to partner with area nonprofits throughout the year, with proceeds from the sale of select brews being donated to local organizations.   The brewery is currently seeking applications from nonprofits interested in partnering with the b ...

Jan 4, 2023

Since the doors opened in late November, On Thyme Restaurant has served a steady stream of customers. Owner Phallin Scott described the first weeks of operations as a boom in business that has not relented.   “Busy,” Scott said. “Busy, busy, busy.”   Located at 918 Castle St., the business is the first brick-and-mortar restaurant for S ...

Dec 21, 2022

Work is underway on New Anthem Beer Project’s forthcoming taproom in downtown Raleigh. Slated to open in late winter, the spot in Glenwood South’s Sleepy Hollow development will mark the maiden expansion of a local brewery into territory outside the Wilmington area.   New Anthem’s first taproom and brewery opened at 116 Dock St. in 2016, followed b ...

Dec 21, 2022

A restaurant in downtown Burgaw with $1 million for renovations is on the table for the winner of a competition taking place in Burgaw next year.   The restaurant resulting from the Own Your Own (OYO) competition will be the third brought to downtown Burgaw by Wilmington-based entrepreneur Richard Johnson as part of his campaign to revitalize the small town in Pende ...

Dec 20, 2022

Michael’s Seafood Floats New Express Model

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Dec 20, 2022

A longtime fixture in Carolina Beach’s restaurant scene is making moves – literally – with a new food trailer and plans to grow the business’s footprint through franchising opportunities.   Michael’s Seafood Restaurant rolled out its new mobile food trailer, Michael’s Seafood Express, in November. With stops scheduled in Carolina ...

Dec 16, 2022

After years of persisting through chronic workforce shortages, area restaurants might soon have an easier time recruiting workers through a local initiative designed to create a pipeline of quality candidates for kitchens across town.   The new Culinary Foundations course at Cape Fear Community College is a 16-week program to equip entry-level workers with the basic ...

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