Archive for the ‘Lunch Bunch’ Category

  • DOWNHOME JERSEY: Though the owner of K’s Cafe hails from New Jersey, her dishes and values reflect Southern warmth and comfort foods. Courtesy photo.

    Simple Essence

    Dec 20, 11 • 224 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    K’s Cafe 420 Eastwood Road (910) 791-6995 Mon. – Fri., 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. – noon; Sun., 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. www.ks-cafe.com The waitstaff offers a southern  drawl and a warm smile. It’s probably the reason why K’s Cafe...

  • CAFFE-CLASSICS: Renée’s CourtHouse Caffé in Jacksonville has become a local hot spot for juicy classics like their Binder (above; Philly cheesesteak) and The Deputy Sheriff (below; Reuben) for lunch, or dinner time favorites such as barbecued salmon (above) and cheese ravioli (below). Photos by Shea Carver

    Downtown Charm:

    Nov 15, 11 • 132 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    Renée’s CourtHouse Caffé 720 Court Street • (910) 455-6141 Breakfast and Lunch Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. www.courthousecaffe.com Though encore only arrived in Jacksonville in August, the meetings we’ve gained with locals and...

  • FOOD FOR CHAMPS: Drifters features award-winning fish and chips and wings, as well as original dishes that harp on global origins. Photo by Sue Cothran.

    A Wanderer’s Wharf:

    Sep 20, 11 • 773 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    Drifters Bar and Grill 108 Walnut St. • (910) 762-1704 Mon.-Thurs. 8am to 11pm Fri. 8am to 2am • Sat. 12pm-2am Sun. 12pm-11pm www.driftersofwilmington.com “When truckers passed through Pittsburgh in the 1930s, it was a blessing that Joe Primanti...

  • FOXY FOOD: (top to bottom) The French dip sandwich, Play Action Platter and The Great Cookie Blitz are all filling varieties served at Fox and Hound. Photos by Shea Carver.

    Unwind or Rise Up:

    Aug 9, 11 • 269 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    Fox and Hound 920 Town Center Drive (910) 509-0805 www.foxandhound.com Service: Food: Price point: $$ To lay claim on being “the best party in town,” a restaurant has to back it up with personality, usually some booze and, of course, satisfying food. The...

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    Sound Eating:

    Jul 18, 11 • 223 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    by Bethany Turner Live on Grace 121 Grace Street (910) 399-4390 www.liveongrace.com Service: Food: Price point: $$ After seeing a play in June at Browncoat Pub and Theatre, I walked past its neighbor, Live on Grace, for the first time at night. I’d viewed...

  • KORNERED IN DELIGHT: Kornerstone Bistro’s catch of the day, grouper, was seared to perfection, locking in the juicy flavor and punctuating it against fresh spaghetti squash, pearl onions and potatoes. Photo by Shea Carver

    Digging out of Downtown:

    Jul 12, 11 • 248 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch Bunch3 Comments

    Kornerstone Bistro 8262 Market St. 910-686-2296 www.kornerstonebistro.com Casual-fine dining experiences beckon foodies throughout Wilmington. As I live in the downtown area, I often default to one of the many wonderful restaurants within walking distance of...

  • HOLY CANNOLI: This Italian dessert from  Elizabeth’s Pizza is fried upon order to crispy confection perfection, and the red clam sauce over spaghetti is light yet flavorful.

    A Tried and True Local Spot:

    Jul 5, 11 • 222 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    Elizabeth’s Pizza 4304 1/2 Market St. 910-251-1005 www.elizabethspizzawilmington.com Though I arrived in wilmington a few short months ago, I am familiar with the area and some of her offerings: beaches, festivals, the film industry presence. As an...

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    Wild for the Wing:

    Jun 28, 11 • 356 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    Buffalo Wild Wings 206 Old Eastwood Rd. • 798-9464 5533 Carolina Beach Rd. • 392-7224 www.buffalowildwings.com It’s not often that the encore staff eats at larger corporate restaurants for lunch bunch. Typically, we go to hometown places that are trying...

  • Big Bites, Big Flavor:

    Jun 14, 11 • 274 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    A Taste of Italy 1101 S. College Road 910-392-7529 www.a-taste-of-italy.com It’s true: a taste of italy has been a part of my culinary makeup since my time in Wilmington began in 1995. I moved into Suite T on UNCW’s campus, and it seemed, in an instant,...

  • FRESHNESS IS GOODNESS: Lovey’s Market and Café offers a hot and cold bar, featuring beet salad, shrimp salad, tortelini and broccoli salad (top), among other specially made items; they also have a full menu sandwiches, such as a grilled chicken wrap (above). Photos by Sue Cothran

    A Natural Choice:

    May 24, 11 • 204 Views • GRUB & GUZZLE, Lunch BunchNo Comments

    Lovey’s Market and Cafe 1319 Military Cutoff Rd. 509-0331 www.loveysmarket.com As I read the chalkboard menu at Lovey’s Market and Café, which specializes in natural foods, I vowed to myself that I would be brave and try something out of my normal...