Category Archives: Savor

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,

Big-Easy Flavor

The town of Oak Island burst with New Orleans flavor as the second annual Mardi Gras by the Sea Festival gumbo cook-off began boiling. Folks ushered into Flying Fish Cafe and encountered five types of gumbo—ranging from the brothy to

How Much is Enough?

Planning a wedding is one of life’s great pleasures and great frustrations. One way to cut expenses without cutting corners is to choose a venue that allows you to provide your own beverages. You can also provide a better quality

Cater Away

A wedding is not only a celebration of a couple’s love but should also be a celebration of things the couple loves together. As for dining, it is an opportunity to enjoy a bride and groom’s favorite cuisine and to

Brews for Dogs & Winter Beer

Blake’s love for beer and Robin’s love for dogs is apparent at Shagger Jacks, where dogs are welcome on the outside deck and have the opportunity to order Bowser Beer. Now dogs can pop two flavors of brew with their

New Year’s Eve 2012

The Grape and Ale 8521 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island (910) 933-4384 When planning your New Year’s Eve bash, typically the first thing on your to-do list after you have committed to a menu is to choose the

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