Category Archives: Savor

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

International Inspiration

Nestled at a cozy table with good friends and family, one can feel both “transported and at home” in Ports of Call Bistro (116 N. Howe St., Southport). Such is the goal for proprietors Jake Pfohl and Ray Aeayan. Rich


Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays. A day where tradition prevails at dinner tables across the country. Family recipes that spend the other 364 days tucked away in a box and stained with signs of Thanksgivings past take center

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