Category Archives: Savor

Summer Wines and Sangria

July is the heart of summer, and there is really no better place to be than here in the Southport-Oak Island area. This month, we have a refreshing Red, White, and Blue Sangria for your July 4th celebration, some seafood-friendly whites,

Lessons in ‘Cafenese’

Viewing the Flying Pig Coffee Shop from the outside, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The roof commands attention, leaning on a sharp angle. The building is white, teal and pink, and usually there’s a bike resting on its kickstand,

The Winner’s Circle

What: Brew Club Rate Night When: Thursday, June 25th • 7 p.m. Where: The Grape & Ale 8521 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island Cost: Membership in Brew Club, $15/mo. Info: (910) 933-4384 www.thegrapeandale.com From the establishment of America’s first

Family First

As tomatoes and secret spices form crimson, slow-moving bubbles within a large metal pot on one of the few stove tops available, Joseph Borsuk cracks a joke about his modest kitchen. Yet with what one chef may deem inadequate, Joe

Summertime Cocktails

Perhaps nothing salutes the arrival of summer in our area better than relaxing with an ice-cold beverage and a stunning view. Cap it off by indulging in a decadent meal or a bit of light, sea-born fare, and we’ve got

Sugar-free Season

I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I’ve been battling the bulge since New Year’s Eve. Frankly, it’s been in the back of my mind since I traded an active college lifestyle for a desk job, where the pounds

Silver Coast Winery – Spring 2013

By Josh Pittman and David Thorp The story of Silver Coast Winery is that owner Maryann Azzato was having difficulty finding enjoyable wines when she moved here—so she decided to make her own! In 2002, she and her husband, Dr.

Sips for the Sea

What: Oak Island Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, benefit for the Oak Island Beach Preservation Society When: Saturday, April 13th 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Island Way Restaurant 1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island Cost: $25/person, very limited tickets!

Springtime Brews

Celebrate the arrival of spring with some special brews from Germany and the United States. Traditional German spring beers are dark lagers called Bock beers. The maibock style tends to be lighter in color with more citrus aromas and hoppy

Southport’s Chef

“As you may know, I come from a restaurant family,” Executive Chef Stephen Phipps says as we sit down at the bar of Mr. P’s Bistro. A large part of the eatery’s fame is due to the Phippses’ family history,

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