Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 7/30/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Angie Pool Co-Broke 10155 Bedrock Circle SE Leland $164,999
Co-Broke Harper Fraser 810 Marlowe Drive Wilmington $161,000
Sharon Pate-Batts Co-Broke 6804 Horsham Court Wilmington $509,000
Sarah Burris Co-Broke 616 Cambeck Drive #1 Leland $204,900
Co-Broke Vance Young/Lee Crouch 2309 Middle Sound Loop Road Wilmington $2,850,000
Karen Berry Co-Broke 913 Bobby Brown Circle Navassa $114,900
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1513 Reagan Court Wilmington $158,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 7602 Cazaux Court Wilmington $524,900
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 322 Causeway Drive #202 Wrightsville Beach $445,000
Becky Lothe Joyce Barnwell 518 Rivage Promenade Wilmington $349,000
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 2103 Gibson Avenue Wilmington $164,000
Co-Broke Jane Dodd 610 Sea Castle Court Wilmington $325,000
Bob McCorkle Co-Broke 1508 Carolina Beach Avenue Carolina Beach $450,000
Co-Broke Connie Parker/Patricia Fox 4821 Wedgefield Drive Wilmington $399,900
Keith Beatty Co-Broke Lot 73 Helmsport Wilmington $192,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke Membership Certificate C-21 Wilmington $87,500
Co-Broke Paula Perkins 1134 Veranda Court Leland $274,800
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 5537 Chelon Avenue Wilmington $499,500
Diane Thomas Co-Broke 2045 Albert Circle Wilmington $169,500
Co-Broke Jane Davis 3923 Edgewood Road Wilmington $239,000
Daneil Thompson Co-Broke 222 Beech Street Wilmington $695,000
Robi Bennett Co-Broke 343 St Kitts Way Winnabow $199,900
Betsy Leonard Co-Broke 3305 Kirby Smith  Drive Wilmington $258,900
Vance Young Carla Lewis 8707 Mollys Court Wilmington $329,000
Co-Broke Joanne Stenersen 1316 Trout Street N Topsail Beach $299,000
Sara Morris Co-Broke 4101 Berberis Way Wilmington $279,900
Co-Broke Joyce Barnwell 3130 Redfield Drive Leland $320,000
Joyce Barnwell Joyce Barnwell 661 Settlers Lane Kure Beach $279,000
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 306 S Lake Park Blvd #301 Carolina Beach $220,000
Co-Broke Gwen Hawley 5325 Penderlea Highway Willard $379,000
Rachel Kastner Co-Broke 817 Wine Cellar Circle Wilmington $338,750
Angie Pool Co-Broke 131 Wintergreen Road Wilmington $197,500
Zander Koonce Co-Broke 7261 Peppercorn Court Wilmington $175,000
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 460 Racine Drive #B108 Wilmington $43,900
Co-Broke Betsy Leonard 6229 Turtle Hall Drive Wilmington $495,000
Co-Broke Michael Wolf 3989 Carriage Lane Leland $119,000
Sandra McNeil Co-Broke 3532 Gladehill Lane Leland $284,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1725 Tearthumb Court Wilmington $495,585
Bob Fannon Co-Broke 103 Golf Terrace Drive Hampstead $309,900
Mark Bodford Diane Thomas 217 S Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach $3,750,000
Co-Broke Lisa Wayne 1009 Pavestone Court Leland $295,900
Co-Broke John Mohr 1092 Sea Bourne Way Sunset Beach $259,000
Linda Register Linda Register 140 Kilbirnie Drive Sunset Beach $180,000

Area Local Events For August

August Events

Check out the Area Events near you for the month of August!

7/29-8/02: The Hermit of Ft. Fisher – Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

7/29-7/31: Guardians of the Garden – Airlie Gardens

7/29-7/31: Wilmington Film Exhibit – Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

7/29: Poplar Grove’s Farmers Market – Poplar Grove Plantation

7/29: Beachside Music Series at the Oceanic – Oceanic Restaurant

7/29: Ocean Isle Beach: Ghost Walks – Public Beach Access between Salty’s and the Ocean Isle Pier

7/29: Sunset Beach: The BackBeat – Seaside Village

7/30: Topsail Beach Craft Market – Downtown Topsail 802 S. Anderson Blvd

7/30: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

7/30: Sunset SUP Series – 275 Waynick Blvd, Sound Side Dock

7/30: WECT Sounds of Summer Concert: Bantum Rooster – Wrightsville Beach Park

7/30: Shallotte Summer Concert Series: Jim Quick & The Coastline Band – Rourk Gardens

7/30-8/01: Impossibilities Magic & Dinner Show – TheatreNOW

7/31: Beachside Music Series at the Oceanic – Oceanic Restaurant

7/31: Downtown Sundown Presents: Groovetown (Party Band) – Riverfront Park

7/31: Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Selah Dub (Reggae) – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

7/31-8/2: Pirates Are Coming Festival – Bald Head Island

7/31-8/02: Guiseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – UNCW Cultural Arts Building – Main Stage

7/31: Oak Island: Movie In The Park (TBA) – Middleton Soccer Field

7/31: Ocean Isle Beach Concert: Steve Owens & Summertime Band  – Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/31: Surf City Concert In The Park – TBA – Soundside Park

7/31: ECSC Summer Chill Nights – Band of Oz – Topsail Island Moose Lodge

8/01: Riverfront Farmers’ Market – Downtown Wilmington

8/01: Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/01: Walking Tour of Historic Wilmington – Starting Point: Latimer House

8/01: Greenlands Farm Music Festival – Greenlands Farms 668 Midway Road, Bolivia, NC 28422

8/02: Free Movies at the Lake: The BoxTrolls – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/02: Boogie in the Park Presents: Overtyme Band – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

8/02: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

8/02: Bluewater Summer Music Series – Bluewater Waterfront Grill

8/02: Holden Beach Concert: Embers Featuring Craig Woolard – Holden Beach Pavilion

8/03: Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market – Town of Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds

8/03: Oak Island Farmers Market – Middleton Park

8/04: Surf City Summer Market – Sound Side Park

8/04: Kure Beach Open Air Market – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion

8/05: Poplar Grove’s Farmers Market – Poplar Grove Plantation

8/05: Beachside Music Series at the Oceanic – Oceanic Restaurant

8/05: Capt. Maffitt Black River Nature Cruises – Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.

8/05-8/07: CHICAGO: The Musical – Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

8/05: Southport Waterfront Market – Downtown Southport

8/05: Sunset Beach: GrooveTown – Seaside Village

8/06: Topsail Beach Craft Market – Pillage In The Village – Downtown Topsail 802 S. Anderson Blvd

8/06: Sunset SUP Series – 275 Waynick Blvd, Sound Side Dock

8/06: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

8/06: WECT Sounds of Summer Concert: The Imitations – Wrightsville Beach Park

8/06-8/08: The Real Thing – Red Barn Studio Theatre

8/07: Surf City Movie in the Park: TBA  – Sound Side Park

8/07: Downtown Sundown Presents: Red Zeppelin (Zeppelin Tribute) – Riverfront Park

8/07: Night Tour at the Burgwin-Wrights House – Burgwin-Wright House Museum

8/07: Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Chillin’ Dixie (Country) – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

8/07: Airlie Gardens Concert Series Presents: Boba Funk (Dance/Funk/R&B) – Airlie Gardens

8/07: Oak Island Concerts on the Coast: Hip Pocket Band – Middleton Soccer Field

8/07: Ocean Isle Beach Concert: The Embers & Craig Woolard – Museum of Coastal Carolina

8/08: Riverfront Farmers’ Market – Downtown Wilmington

8/08: EVP Beach Volleyball Tour: Carolina Beach Pro-Am – Near Carolina Beach Boardwalk Access

8/08: Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/08: Walking Tour of Historic Wilmington – Starting Point: Latimer House

8/08: 2nd Saturday And Our Flag Was Still There – North Carolina Maritime Museum, Southport, NC

8/08-8/09: 45th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival – 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC

8/09: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

8/09: Free Movies at the Lake: Beethoven – Carolina Beack Lake Park

8/09: Bluewater Summer Music Series – Bluewater Waterfront Grill

8/09: Holden Beach Concert: Carolina Breakers – Holden Beach Pavilion

8/10: Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market – Town of Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds

8/10: Oak Island Farmers Market – Middleton Park

8/11: Surf City Summer Market – Sound Side Park

8/11: Kure Beach Open Air Market – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion

8/12: Children Summer Series Sail Away – North Carolina Maritime Museum, Southport

8/12: Southport Waterfront Market – Downtown Southport

8/12: Sunset Beach: The Tim Clark Band  – Seaside Village

8/13: Topsail Beach Craft Market – Pillage In The Village – Downtown Topsail 802 S. Anderson Blvd

8/13: Fireworks By the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

8/13-8/15: The Tall Ship El Galeon Visits Wilmington – Port City Marina

8/13: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series IV – Bellamy Mansion

8/14: Oak Island Concert: The Lucky Girls  – Middleton Soccer Field

8/14: Ocean Isle Beach Concert: Marke Roberts Band – Museum of Coastal Carolina

8/14-15: Sneads Ferry Rotary King Mackerel Tournament – New River Marina, 104 James Rd, Sneads Ferry

8/14-16: Port City Rib Fest – North Waterfront Park

8/14: Collie Buddz with Signal Fire – Ziggy’s by the Sea

8/14-8/16: CHICAGO: The Musical – Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

8/14: Free Summer Concert Series: South of K – Ft. Fisher Military Recreation Area

8/14: Downtown Sundown Presents Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute Show) – Riverfront Park

8/14: Movies on the Coast: Annie – Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, Southport

8/15: Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/15: Riverfront Farmers’ Market – Downtown Wilmington

8/15-8/16: Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic – Southend: Wrightsville Beach

8/15: Walking Tour of Historic Wilmington – Starting Point: Latimer House

8/16: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

8/16: Bluewater Summer Music Series – Bluewater Waterfront Grill

8/16: Boogie in the Park Presents: Machine Gun – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

8/16: Free Movies at the Lake: Disney’s Big Hero 6 – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/16: Holden Beach Concert: The Attractions  – Holden Beach Pavilion

8/17: Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market – Town of Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds

8/17: Oak Island Farmers Market – Middleton Park

8/18: Surf City Summer Market – Sound Side Park

8/18: Kure Beach Open Air Market – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion

8/18: Modern Rock 98.7 and Huka Entertainment Presents: Highly Suspect – Brooklyn Arts Center

8/18: Maritime Wilmington: Third Tuesday – Southport Community Building

8/19: Capt. Maffitt Black River Nature Cruises – Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.

8/19: Southport Waterfront Market – Downtown Southport

8/19: Sunset Beach: Whiskey Rebellion – Seaside Village

8/20: Topsail Beach Craft Market – Pillage In The Village -Downtown Topsail 802 S. Anderson Blvd

8/20: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

8/20-8/22: SARUS Festival – Various Locations in Wilmington

8/21: Surf City Movie in the Park: TBA  – Sound Side Park

8/21: Downtown Sundown Presents: Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads Tribute) – Riverfront Park

8/21: Airlie Gardens Concert Series Presents: Signal Fire (Reggae) – Airlie Gardens

8/21: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

8/21: Boiling Springs Lakes Free Friday Night Summer Concert Series: The Hired Hands – Spring Lake Park

8/21: Ocean Isle Beach Concert: Hip Pocket Band – Museum of Coastal Carolina

8/21-22: Topsail Inshore Challenge – Sears Landing

8/22: Historical Southport Bicycle Tours – North Carolina Maritime Museum

8/23: Free Movies at the Lake: Hook – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/23: Holden Beach Concert: Band of Oz – Holden Beach Pavilion

8/24: Oak Island Farmers Market – Middleton Park

8/25: Surf City Summer Market – Sound Side Park

8/26: Citizen Cope – Ziggy’s by the Sea

8/26: Southport Waterfront Market – Downtown Southport

8/26: Sunset Beach Concert: Carolina Breakers – Seaside Village

8/27: Topsail Beach Craft Market – Pillage In The Village – Downtown Topsail 802 S. Anderson Blvd

8/27: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

8/28: Surf City Concert In the Park: TBA – Sound Side Park

8/28: Downtown Sundown Presents: Tuesday’s Gone (Lynard Skynyrd Tribute) – Riverfront Park

8/28: Free Summer Concert Series: Will McBride Group – Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

8/28: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – Various art galleries

8/28: Ocean Isle Beach Concert: Continental Divide – Museum of Coastal Carolina

For more events in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here. For more events in the Oak Island / Southport area, click here. For more events in the Ocean Isle Isle, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here.

Lobster Rolls

What You’ll Need Lobster Rolls

  • 5 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk Greek-style yogurt (such as Fage)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 3 1 ½ pound lobsters)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Add lobster to mayonnaise mixture; toss. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Brush butter evenly over cut sides of buns. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place buns, cut sides down, in pan; cook 2 minutes or until toasted. Line each bun with 1 lettuce leaf; top with 1/3 cup lobster mixture.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

CALORIES 272; FAT 12.3g (sat 3.3g, mono 5.1g, poly 2.9g)

PROTEIN 16.3g CARBS 22.9g FIBER 1.2g CHOL 52mg;

IRON 1.9mg; SODIUM 629mg; CALC 105mg

Download a pdf of the recipe for Lobster Rolls.

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 7/23/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke Paula Perkins 8518 Emerald Dunes Road Wilmington $115,000
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 1824 Glen Eagle Lane Wilmington $359,359
Co-Broke Angie Pool 4212 Appleton Way Wilmington $289,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 2312 Princess Place Drive Wilmington $141,900
Keith Beatty Angie Pool 95 Mae Drive Hampstead $354,900
Angie Pool Bob Fannon 414 Cape Fear Boulevard Wilmington $75,900
Angie Pool Co-Broke 4932 Oleander Drive Wilmington $120,000
Angie Pool Co-Broke 922 Seathwaite Lane SE Leland $375,000
Joy Morgan Co-Broke 1100 S Fort Fisher Boulevard #202 Kure Beach $295,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 3715 Needle Sound Way Wilmington $237,500
Sarah Burris Sarah Burris 410 Orange Street Wilmington $377,000
Harper Fraser Carla Lewis 246 Old Chimney Lane Wilmington $1,099,000
Vance Young Co-Broke 2691 Empie Drive Leland $357,865
Rachel Kastner Robbie Robinson 307 S Lake Park Boulevard #102 Carolina Beach $298,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 805 Riddick Court Wilmington $303,500
Gwen Hawley Diane Thomas 4513 Dean Drive Wilmington $169,900
Carole Sheffield Don Harris 5015 Trumpet Vine Way Wilmington $224,900
Carla  Lewis Carla Lewis 1105 Audubon Boulevard Wilmington $185,500
Jean Sandlin Co-Broke 115 Driftwood Court Wrightsville Beach $339,000
Co-Broke Gwen Hawley 3917 Marathon Avenue Castle Hayne $435,000
Gwen Hawley Co-Broke 4720 Stillwell Road Wilmington $184,900
Jean Sandlin Co-Broke 1418 Eastwood Road Wilmington $338,500
Co-Broke Buzzy Northen 4143 Donnelly Lane Wilmington $137,777
Co-Broke Karen Moran-Germ 3808 River Front Place #102 Wilmington $124,000
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 1010 Kenningston Street Wilmington $132,500
Allen LaCoe Co-Broke 4410 Southfield Drive Wilmington $165,000
Don Thomas Co-Broke 5416 Patricia Drive Wilmington $249,900
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 312 N 6th Street Wilmington $104,900
Co-Broke April McDavid 608 Carolina Beach Avenue #102 Carolina Beach $199,900
Co-Broke April McDavid 608 Carolina Beach Avenue #201 Carolina Beach $299,900
Co-Broke Robi Bennett 429 Motts Creek Road Wilmington $187,500
Angie Pool Co-Broke 4328 Peeble Drive Wilmington $275,000
Co-Broke Lee Crouch 22 Pipers Neck Road Wilmington $1,650,000
Bob McCorkle Co-Broke 1506 Carolina Beach Avenue N Carolina Beach $1,549,900
Daniel Thompson Angie Pool 24 West Henderson Street Wrightsville Beach $699,000
Co-Broke Jimmie Hopkins 139 Horne Place Drive Wilmington $159,000
Co-Broke Jimmie Hopkins 325 Englewood Drive Wilmington $179,000
Joy Morgan Co-Broke 3605 Amber Drive Wilmington $210,000
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 2234 Tattersalls Drive Wilmington $739,000
Sonia Morris Co-Broke 136 Summerset Landing Hampstead $384,160
Co-Broke Marcello Caliva 511 Monroe Avenue Carolina Beach $279,999
Co-Broke Linda Register 1685 Ash Little River Road NW Ash $54,900

Wilmington Magazine Announces Best of Wilmington 2015 List

Wilmington Magazines Best of 2015We are excited to announce that we have yet again received the honor of the readers’ favorites for Wilmington Magazine’s Best of Wilmington 2015. Among the winners announced are local Wilmington businesses including our city’s best restaurants, best kids’ clothing stores, and a grand total of 97 winners in all.

Take a look at the list compiled by Wilmington Magazine’s Christine Hennessey and David Howell after voting ended on April 30, 2015. The winners were announced on July 22, 2015 and were featured in the magazine this summer.



Authentic American


You don’t get more American than Clam Chowder, and Havana’s won best Chowder on the Island from 2011 to 2014! With locations in Wilmington and Carolina Beach, there is a Havana’s within reach of your home or vacation spot. Other unique dishes include the Crispy Catfish, Horseradish Tuna, and many seafood creations.

Runner-Up: Rucker Johns

Authentic Caribbean

Jamaica’s Comfort Zone


Since 2007, Jamaica’s Comfort Zone has served the community authentic Caribbean foods created at the highest level. In a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, the cuisine boasts a wide range of island inspirations as reggae music permeates the restaurant. Curry goat, Brownstew chicken, Jerk chicken, and even oxtail, bring visitors signature flavors they aren’t likely to find elsewhere.

Runner-Up: Lazy Pirate

Authentic Asian



Possible one of Wilmington’s best kept secrets, Indochine is not so much a restaurant as it is an experience, indoor and out. If you’re an out-of-towner, don’t miss out! The atmosphere and the cuisine are superb. Try one of the curry dishes.  

Runner-Up: Blue Asia

Authentic Italian

Osteria Cicchetti


Everything from the original flatbread pizzas to the numerous authentic Italian pasta dishes will impress anyone who dines at one of the two locations for Osteria Ciccheti—one in Mayfaire and one on College Road close to Carolina Beach. The O.C. is a great dinner destination. 

Runner-Up: Taste of Italy

Authentic Mexican

El Cerro Grande
If you ask several people from around town their favorite Mexican Restaurant, most of them will not only tell you El Cerro…they’ll tell you they eat there weekly! With a huge menu of excellent authentic Mexican dishes and great Margaritas, you’re set.  

Runner-Up: K38


Apple Annie’s

For many of the delis and pubs in town, Apple Annie’s is the bakery of choice. Many of their confections make other restaurants shine! It’s true. They bake high quality cakes, cookies, bread, pastries, pies, and seasonal confections

Runner-Up: Sweet n Savory

Breakfast Spot

Causeway Café


If you plan to go to the Causeway, you have to do two things: show up early and have some patience. Hardly a day goes by during the summer when diners aren’t gathered in wait for some of the best breakfast in town. Try the blue crab omelet. It’ll make you smile. 

Runner-Up: Sawmill



Burgers, burgers, burgers! PT’s serves them up in two sizes, ½ and ¼ pound with their yummy French fries, cut fresh daily. Most folks don’t know what “PT” stands for, and mistake the name for someone’s initials. But actually, word is that “PT” stands for “Pretty Tasty”—an apt name!  

Runner-Up: Fork n Cork


South n’ France


Now in their 9th season of making and shipping handmade bon bons in 7 wonderful varieties, South n’ France guarantees guests far and wide will taste and know why their bon bons have won the most coveted gifts and delicacies in the Carolinas and beyond. 

Runner-Up: Kilwins


Middle of the Island


If you’ve been to a gala or large party in the Cape Fear region lately, there’s a good chance it was catered by Middle of the Island. Once a restaurant on Wrightsville Beach, Middle of the Island Catering is now Wilmington’s largest catering company, specializing in seafood & southern buffets, cooked on site in mobile kitchens.

Runner-Up: Tyme Savor


Port City Java

A locally born and owned coffee house, Port City Java now stretches north and south of Wilmington with locations in Southport and elsewhere. All their brew is fair trade coffee and roasted right here at home. 

Runner-Up: Wake n Bake

Crab Cakes



Keith Rhodes’ crab cakes are almost as celebrated as the world-renown chef himself. His Pan Seared “Oriental, NC” Back-fin & Lump Crabcakes are local and inspiring to the palate. Served with a White Truffle Mash, Mixed Farm Greens,  Pamlico Shrimp & Cognac Bisque.  

Runner-Up: Oceanic


Sweet n Savory Café


Sweet and Savory serves up some of the best chef creations in Wilmington―their stock and trade is gourmet food without the pomp that sometimes comes with it.  Like their hand cut steaks and smokehouse menu items, the deserts are custom flavored and provide a sweet like you may not have experienced before. 

Runner-Up: Melting Pot

Family Restaurant

Rucker Johns


A family-owned business that first opened its doors in Emerald Isle over 25 years ago. Through the years the menu and locations have expanded, opening in Wilmington in 1993. You can always expect fresh, delicious food made in-house daily. They cut their own delicious fries, prepare their own salad greens and dressings are homemade. They also hand cut our steaks in-house and use Certified Angus Beef, even for hand-pattied burgers. They use all-natural turkey and ham for sandwiches, and their coffee is also Certified Fair Trade.

Runner-Up: Surf House

Fine Dining



If you have a hard time finding a seat at Manna, welcome to the club! Since it opened a few years ago, Manna has brought an amazingly hip fare in a posh and romantic environment. With an extensive wine list and craft cocktail creations to match the daily menu, Manna is proud to buy the best ingredients from the best vendors, local and beyond. Make a reservation! 

Runner-Up: Brasserrie de Soleil

Healthy Fare



Epic Food Co. serves up a fresh and flavorful lunch menu created to suit your day or dietary needs (many options are gluten-free) each day at 10.30 am. Almost everything at EPIC is offered to diners “your way.” One particular favorite is the Zing-E Flatbread. 

Runner-Up: Lovey’s Cafe

Ice Cream



If you take a walk down to the foot of Market Street toward the Cape Fear River on the left side of the street, you will smell the aroma of fresh fudge and homemade ice cream. Walk by, and be ensnared by Kilwins. It is inescapable. You will go in, you will buy some of their ice cream or fudge, and you will love it. 

Runner-Up: Boombalattis

Lunch Spot

Chops Deli

Opening a few years ago in downtown Wilmington, Chops has now spread its deli goodness to Monkey Junction and Wrightsville Beach. Custom sandwiches made with east coast flavors and creativity make every sandwich at Chop’s worth checking out. For lunch, get there early though, because the word has been out for a long time! 

Runner-Up: Flaming Amys Bowl

Outdoor Dining



There is no shortage of water front dining in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. But Dockside has carved its own niche with classic coastal food in one of the coolest and most  relaxed environment’s you’re likely to find―especially on Sunday afternoons when the live music sooths and a cold beer calms. Everything tastes a little better on Sunday’s at Dockside. 

Runner-Up: The George


Slice of Life

People don’t just like Slice of Life pizza―they crave it! Slice has been making fresh and flavorful pies since 1999 and has expanded to four locations over the years. They make it all in house. Their downtown location is open to 2am daily (well, nightly) for those long nights out, and there’s never a shortage of good times and good pizza to go around. 

Runner-Up: Pizzettas

Raw Bar

Shuckin Shack


Whether you’re looking for oysters in a month with the letter “r” or not―those coldest months are when “they say” raw oysters are best—the Shuckin’ Shack in downtown Wilmington brings you a family-friendly place for steamed and raw shellfish, wings and beers daily, all served in a no-frills setting. 

Runner-Up: Dock Street Oyster Bar

Romantic Atmosphere

Little Dipper


One of only a few locations offering fondue in the Port City, the Little Dipper boasts a dining experience that allows you to sit in modern candlelit indoors, or outside under the stars amidst the backdrop of the Cape Fear River (only a block over) while offering delicious fondue-it-yourself creations. 

Runner-Up: Aubriana’s


Brasserie de Soleil


Rest assured that any salad you eat at Brasserie de Soleil was not only made with the freshest ingredients, but they are also local. In addition to their French inspired local salads, their French brasserie cooking, from steak au poivre to crêpes, offer dining that are both intimately close and classically chic. 

Runner-Up: Jack Mackerals


Fish House


Located along Airlie Road in Wilmington, NC just at the foot of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge, The Fish House Grill has been a landmark seafood restaurant for decades. Go there to watch the boat traffic, take in the beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway, and enjoy some fresh beach air with delicious munchies, cold beers, and great seafood.

Runner-Up: Cape Fear Seafood

Seafood Market

Motts Channel


In 1990, Gene Long moved in to the abandoned dock and shop on Short Street in Wrightsville Beach’s Harbor Island to fill a void left by a waning fishing industry. With a customer-focused approach to serving the community, the Long family managed to bring back a tradition the people of this area have always loved: providing the public with the freshest seafood they can find. 

Runner-Up: Blackburns


Blue Surf Café


The goal at Blue Surf is to give the customers the quality breakfast they have come to expect and love, but to also become one of their favorite dinner destinations too.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Blue Surf has a relaxed atmosphere to sit and enjoy a wonderful meal. Try one of their signature dishes: Mojo Pork, Braised Beef Brisket or the Mahi.

Runner-Up: Manna


Port City Chophouse


Located only miles from Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington, the Port City Chop House is the ideal place for a business lunch, a dinner in a relaxed environment, or for just meeting friends for appetizers and drinks.  They inspect every meal twice and serve only the best cuts of meat. Enjoy. 

Runner-Up: Ruth’s Chris



Another Wilmington original, Nikki’s Sushi opened many years ago in its original location downtown and grew to several locations around town. In addition to traditional rolls you might find at other places, Nikkis’ has extraordinarily creative daily specials that are fresh, local, and out of this world! 

Runner-Up: Bento Box

Sunday Brunch

Boca Bay


Conveniently located near Wrightsville Beach and the Mayfaire area, Boca Bay hosts its guests to a varied seafood menu that includes sushi and various prefixe menus throughout the week. Sunday Brunch is a special affair, and cuisine is served in a refined atmosphere with a full bar and a covered patio.

Runner-Up: Surf House

Vegetarian/Vegan Options

Sea Level City Gourmet


Located near UNCW on Kerr Avenue, Sea Level City Gourmet invites visitors to refresh themselves with wholesome, fresh and handmade foods and beverages. Their cuisine is drawn from all corners of the globe, offering sushi, tacos, pita bread sandwiches, organic vegetarian burgers, southern-style seafood and, last but not least, hush-puppies.   

Runner-Up: Lovey’s Cafe

Water-front Dining

Bluewater Waterfront Grill


The outside bar and seating area at Blue Water offers some of the best atmosphere for dining and having drinks in Wrightsville Beach. Close to the draw bridge and nestled by some of the most beautiful yachts you’ll see on the Intracoastal Waterway, it doesn’t get much nicer for an evening out.  

Runner-Up: Oceanic



Front Street Brewery


Front Street is perfect for a beer and a bite. From the Fried Green Tomatoes to the Elvis Pigsley (a blend of pulled pork and bean salad dipped in corn meal and sautéed), the Southern infused pub grub and microbrew pairings are awesome. And though it isn’t an appetizer per se, the Cheddar Ale Soup is not to be missed.    

Runner-Up: Circa 1922


Bar Local


Bar Local is everything you’d expect from its simple but elegant business name. Its cozy, comfortable, quaint and inviting; a perfect location to have a brew with your special loved one or a small group of friends looking to wind down and relax.  

Runner-Up: Banks Channel



Located on the corner of 106 Market street, Goodfellas offers up two separate bars with two separate atmospheres. You can have drinks and throw down to some of Wilmington’s best DJs, or hang back and play pool with friends. Can’t beat their drink specials!    

Runner-Up: Pravda

Cocktail Selection

Blind Elephant


Knock knock! The Blind Elephant is hidden down an ally in Downtown off of Front Street, it’s not only unique for its excellent cocktails, but for its location and atmosphere. You really have to look for it, and when you find it be nice to the doorman and enjoy one of Wilmington’s coolest speakeasies.  

Runner-Up: Manna

Craft Brewer

Front Street Brewery


Sure to please, Front Street Brewery has 10 flagship brews available year-round that you can buy in kegs, German growlers, 64 ounce jugs, or on tap seven days a week. If that’s too many to choose, the best recommendation is to pull up a chair and get the beer sample―your taste buds will be happy!

Runner-Up: Fly Trap

Happy Hour

Banks Channel


Once the clock ticks 5pm, make your way to Banks Channel Sports Pub & Grill for a frosty beverage. The friendly and warm tap room serves tasty pub grub & microbrews amid flat-screens, darts, foosball & pool tables. We’d expect nothing less in an award winning hang-out.

Runner-Up: Yosake

Late-Night Menu



Henry’s Casual American Dining features classic American fare in a casual and inviting atmosphere, where Chef Kathryn Irwin creates daily “Crate to Plate” cuisine emphasizing local ingredients by Goodness Grows in NC.  Open until 11 pm Tuesday through Saturday means you get more than a late-night snack. 

Runner-Up: College Diner


The Harp


A true Irish pub and restaurant, The Harp brings a little piece of Ireland to the Cape Fear region, offering up the finest in traditional Irish family recipes served in a casual dark wood style, true pub atmosphere.  

Runner-Up: Copper Penny

Specialty Drink

Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar


Located ocean-front in Carolina Beach, Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar boasts a stellar drink with a great craft beer selection and a tiki inspired line-up of creative twists on classic mixed drinks. They also have live music and “Tiki Shows” Thursday and Sunday at 7pm outside on the pier. 

Runner-Up: 9 Bakery & Lounge

Wine List

Fortunate Glass


With fifty wines to choose from by the glass, 350 wines to choose from by the bottle and 30 craft beers, the Fortunate Glass is the premier wine bar in downtown Wilmington. With a cozy cool atmosphere and a globally inspired and wine-paired menu, it’s perfect for events or just hanging out. 

Runner-Up: Bar Local



LeeAnne Quattrucci, Attorney at Law 


For the second year in a row, readers chose LeeAnne Quattrucci as the best attorney in our city. A native of the Bronx, she now practices family law, juvenile law, and immigration law, devoting 60% of her practice to litigation. She also teaches aspiring paralegals at Miller-Motte College.

Runner-Up: Mitzi Kincaid


Keith Rhodes, Catch


There aren’t many chefs in Wilmington that have won more awards than Keith Rhodes. He and Catch Restaurant are synonymous with excellent dining. All of his modern seafood creations are inspired by the contemporary culinary twists from around the globe. In a word, Catch is fantastic. 

Dentist, Adult 

Salling & Tate General Dentistry 


Few people love going to the dentist—unless, of course, they go to Salling & Tate. As Wilmington’s “smile experts,” they offer a full range of dental services, including teeth cleaning, cosmetic dentistry, crowns, and sedation for those who have trouble relaxing at the dentist. Getting a beautiful smile has never been easier! 

Runner-Up: Bozart Family Dentistry

Dentist, Pediatric/Ortho. 

Dr. Skip Tyson, Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry 


If you didn’t think it was possible for a child to enjoy going to the dentist, you obviously haven’t visited Dr. Skip Tyson. Not only is he a talented dentist, his office is focused on creating a caring, warm, and fun environment—a goal they’ve absolutely achieved! 

Runner-Up: Allison Eggleston

Personal Trainer 

LaMaine Williams, The Fitness Squad 


Wilmington can’t get enough of LaMaine Williams, which explains why he’s won this category once again! His training philosophy is focused on setting and achieving goals through a mix of cardio, weight training, agility, and coordination. “Train with LaMaine,” and your life won’t be the same! 

Runner-Up: Alecia Musselman

Plastic Surgeon 

Dr. Ken White, Wilmington Plastic Surgery 


The surgeons and staff of Wilmington Plastic Surgery are uniquely qualified to help you realize your personal best, and that includes Dr. Ken White. His practice is largely dedicated to cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery of the breast, and he’s well known for being professional, personable, and passionate. 

Runner-Up: Dr. Edward Ricciardelli

Real Estate Agency
Intracoastal Real Estate

If you’re lucky enough to live in Wilmington, you’re lucky enough. And if not, Intracoastal Realty is just the firm to help you find the home of your dreams. From historic houses, to small town living, to waterfront estates, Intracoastal makes finding the perfect home easy.  

Runner-Up: Nest Realty


College Road Animal Hospital 


College Road Animal Hospital has been caring for the dogs and cats of Wilmington for over 30 years. Offering a friendly and professional environment, quality medical care, client education, and exceptional customer service, they’re committed to providing the best for your furry family members. 

Runner-Up: Wilmington Animal Healthcare


Appliance Store 

Atlantic Appliance & Hardware 


Since 1948, Atlantic Appliance has evolved into our area’s premier appliance and hardware dealer. Their newly renovated showroom on Kerr Avenue houses both the brands you grew up with, and the ones you dream of owning one day. Thanks to Atlantic, those dreams can finally come true. 

Runner-Up: Island Appliance

Art Gallery 

Eclipse at Blue Moon Gift Shop 


Eclipse is off and running with its second win in as many years. This boutique’s collection of paintings, furniture, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and textiles, all created by regional artists, stretches from the front counter to the floors. You’ll want to take your time exploring these one-of-a-kind pieces. 

Runner-Up: Spectrum Art & Jewelry

Bridal Boutique

Wedding Dress Shoppe


For blushing brides-to-be, The Wedding Dress Shoppe is the first and often the only stop on their wedding dress quest. At the store’s 3,000 square foot studio, brides can book a private appointment, find everything they need to create their perfect look, and even Skype with loved ones who live faraway. 

Runner-Up: Fountaine Bridals

Bridal Registry 

Nest Fine Gifts and Interiors 


Owner Monika Williams’s unique home furnishings boutique offers Wilmington newlyweds the perfect mix of furniture, accessories, and gifts to build the foundation of their shared life. William’s eye and the cozy, home-like atmosphere of her shop makes putting together a bridal registry easy and comfortable.  

Runner-Up: Fisherman’s Wife

Car Dealership 

Bruce Cavenaugh’s Automart 


For quality, price, low down payments, selection, and customer service no one in Wilmington beats Bruce Cavenaugh’s Automart. Whether you want to buy a new car, sell your old one, or have your vehicle serviced, this is the place to do it!  

Runner-Up: Bob King

Clothing, Kids

Peanut Butter & Jelly 


Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a mom-to-be, décor for a charming nursery, stylish maternity clothes, and the cutest children’s outfits in Wilmington, PB&J is your answer. With options that are upscale but not exclusive, fashionable without being trendy, and comfortable yet uncommon, this boutique offers it all. 

Runner-Up: Dragonflies

Clothing, Men 



Wilmington’s best-dressed men can’t get enough of Bloke! For the second year in a row, they’ve won this category—thanks in no small part to the “casual side of style” they offer. Their curated selection of men’s clothing includes t-shirts, shorts, and shoes, including many local brands. 

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 7/16/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 2800 Shandy Ave Wilmington $519,000
Ashley Garner Deb Hays 258 Ray Ct SE Leland $184,000
Phil Rawls Co-Broke 4904 Crosswinds Dr Wilmington $309,900
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 5137 Leisure Circle Wilmington $627,655
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 206 Frederica Ct Wilmington $132,500
Eva Elmore Co-Broke 7227 Masonboro Sound Rd Wilmington $499,900
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 312 N 7th St Wilmington $159,900
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 101 Colonial Dr Wilmington $339,000
Bobby Brandon Jane Dodd 3863 Daphine Ct Wilmington $250,000
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 1532 Island Marina Dr Carolina Beach $489,000
Argie Franck Co-Broke 816 N 4th St Wilmington $30,800
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 360 Shackleford Dr Wilmington $339,500
Carla Lewis Co-Broke 6739 Cable  Car Ln Wilmington $247,500
Bob McCorkle Bob McCorkle 1109 S 3rd St Wilmington $129,900
Co-Broke Angie Pool 213 Teakwood Dr Carolina Beach $324,900
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 109 Wellington Dr Wilmington $166,500
Co-Broke Clay Draughon 956 Tower Ct #B Topsail Beach $359,500
Clay Draughon Co-Broke 149 Candlewood Dr Hampstead $235,000
Co-Broke Claire Reddick 118 Stoneybrook Rd Wilmington $199,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 9401 Lyn Marie Dr Leland $162,900
Robi Bennett Co-Broke 105 Lanier Landing Ct Wilmington $379,900
Co-Broke Buzzy Northen 609 McGinnis Ln Wilmington $249,999
Lee Crouch Lee Crouch 6706 Cable Car Ln Wilmington $259,900
Dan Willard Co-Broke 4004 Ceasar Ct Wilmington $250,000
Vance Young Vance Young 710 Military Cutoff Rd #2 Wilmington $864,500
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 79 Bishop Branch Ln Leland $124,900
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 546 Montego Ct Wilmington $215,900
Eva Elmore Co-Broke 2904 Hobart Dr Wilmington $184,500
Carla Lewis Vance Young 6404 Timber Creek Ln Wilmington $879,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1508 Dog Whistle Ln Wilmington $176,000
Daniel Thompson Daniel Thompson 2411 Alford Landing Dr Wilmington $257,000
Co-Broke Rachel Kastner 414 Anchor Way Kure Beach $169,500
Vance Young Tee Woodbury 322 Causeway Dr #405 Wrightsville Beach $1,300,000

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 7/9/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Cindy Southerland Cindy Southerland 153 Edgewater Ln Wilmington $1,685,000
Don Harris Co-Broke 805 Cedar Ramble Ln Wilmington $209,000
Co-Broke Eva Elmore 107 N Lumina Ave #C Wrightsville Beach $359,000
Gwen Hawley Co-Broke 624 Springtime Rd Wilmington $264,000
Keith Beatty Gwen Hawley 3107 Harvest Rd Castle Hayne $137,000
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 99 Sir Walter Ct Hampstead $199,000
Susan  Donovan Argie Franck 11 Church St Wilmington $253,500
Joyce Vietto Jane Dodd 5705 Highgrove Place Wilmington $185,000
Gwen Hawley Carla Lewis 2400 N Lumina Ave #1110 Wrightsville Beach $749,900
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 10205 Mariners Cove Ct Leland $424,900
Joe Capellini Co-Broke Lot 9 The Oaks Hampstead $242,900
Pam Kersting Co-Broke 4639 McClelland Dr #204 Wilmington $74,900
Co-Broke Zander Koonce 204 Olde Well Loop Rd Wilmington $167,700
Rodney Harris Rodney Harris 6832 Main St #224 Wilmington $179,000
Co-Broke Diana Holdridge 286 Lanvale NE Leland $41,500
Ashley Garner Clay Draughon 855 Beasley Mill Rd Warsaw $135,000
Robi Bennett Co-Broke 1270 Charleston Common Dr Leland $140,000
Helene Rexing Co-Broke 1125 Forest Hills Dr Wilmington $230,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4343 Eleuthera Ln Wilmington $154,150
Zander Koonce Co-Broke 106 N Water St #702 Wilmington $189,900
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 1105 Greensview Cir Leland $169,000
Co-Broke Robbie Robinson 414 W Wards Bridges Rd Warsaw $57,000
Co-Broke Bea Desmond 1403 S Lake Park Blvd #606 Carolina Beach $278,500
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 100 Turtle Cay Dr #1 Wilmington $136,500
Carole Sheffield Diana Holdridge 101 Vistamar Dr Wilmington $229,900
Co-Broke Sandra McNeil 2121 Shoreline Dr Topsail Beach $519,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1633 Pembroke Jones Wilmington $649,000
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 1815 Brewton Ct Wilmington $369,000
Carla Lewis Co-Broke 27 Marble Dr Rocky Point $95,000
Alicia Devereaux Jimmy Hopkins 1309 Pinfish Ln Carolina Beach $530,269
Carla Lewis Michelle Clark 2006 Maccumber Ln Wilmington $244,500
Co-Broke Joy Morgan 645 Village Park Dr #103 Wilmington $339,000

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 7/2/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke Vance Young 1830 Register Ln Wilmington $795,000
Co-Broke Vance Young 1826 Register Ln Wilmington $649,000
Michael Wolf Co-Broke 614 S 5th Ave Wilmington $289,987
Jane Davis Co-Broke 6082 Shore Park Dr Leland $110,000
Lois Potraz Co-Broke 248 Saint James Ct Wilmington $119,000
Co-Broke Jane Dodd 945 North Dr Rocky Point $90,000
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 304 Whisper Park Dr Wilmington $745,000
Joyce Barnwell Co-Broke 714 Carolina Beach Ave Carolina Beach $235,000
Co-Broke Joe Fox/Harper Fraser 421 Harris Rd Wilmington $95,000
Carla Wiechman Co-Broke 407 Greenville Ave Carolina Beach $239,500
Co-Broke Penny Tillery 1020 Garden Club Way Leland $220,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 2132 Wrightsville Ave Wilmington $560,000
Co-Broke Bob McCorkle 221 Planters Ct Leland $207,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 2684 Empie Dr Leland $93,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 2684 Empie Dr Leland $284,000
Buzzy Northen Co-Broke 210 Marsh Hen Dr Wilmington $210,000
Becky Lothe Becky Lothe 525 Rivage Promenade Wilmington $379,500
Lois Dixon Co-Broke 8406 Reisling Ave Wilmington $369,000
April McDavid Co-Broke 430 Redwood Rd Wilmington $109,500
Co-Broke Paula Perkins 713 Squire Ln Wilmington $349,900
Co-Broke Sandra McNeil 2717 Ashby Dr Wilmington $149,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 3116 Joe Wheeler Dr Wilmington $379,900
Co-Broke Sandra McNeil Lot 17 Cottle Acres Rd Burgaw $9,500
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 712 Southern Charm Dr Wilmington $159,900
Lisa Wayne Co-Broke 2217 Deepwood Dr Wilmington $789,000
Co-Broke Lisa Wayne 1706 Stones Edge Loop Wilmington $223,900
Dolly Armstrong Co-Broke 8809 Sawmill Creek Ln Wilmington $365,000
April McDavid Co-Broke 3518 Chalmers Dr Wilmington $150,000
Co-Broke April McDavid 724 Gulf Stream Ln Kure Beach $349,900
Gwen Hawley Eva Elmore 613 S Lumina Ave #B Wrightsville Beach $975,000
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 134 Leeward Ln Hampstead $215,000