Food & Drink Articles

One Dish Fish

One Dish Fish

This quick and easy preparation for salmon means less time in the kitchen but still yields impressively tasty results....

Smokin’ in Holly Ridge

Smokin’ in Holly Ridge

Smoky Tony’s opened during the coronavirus lockdown, but that hasn’t stopped it from gaining a loyal following. When...

Past Articles

It’s a Southern Thing

It’s a Southern Thing

The secret to the perfect apple dumplings might surprise you, but trust me, you need to try it. Get rid of your old apple dumpling recipe because this one is a life changer. I am not much of a...

Coffee on the Move

Coffee on the Move

The Daily Grind’s new location is bigger and better for serving its loyal island patrons. Grabbing a cup of coffee at The Daily Grind has been as much a part of Topsail Island life as flip-flops,...

The New Normal in Dining

The New Normal in Dining

The Topsail Steamer’s seafood steam pots are a hit for family-friendly, socially distant gatherings. Topsail Steamer, the no-restaurant restaurant, has boomed as the shift in habits reflects new...

Spreading Kindness in the Community

Spreading Kindness in the Community

Derek Andrews, owner of Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Leland, Surf City and Sneads Ferry, loves his customers and communities. The Leland, Surf City and Sneads Ferry locations of Hwy 55...

Eat Local, Eat Fresh

Eat Local, Eat Fresh

Experiencing local flavors is one of the highlights of vacation. Travelers to Surf City can enjoy VSA produce bags directly from local farmers and sample what our area has to offer. Eating fresh,...

A Meeting Place

A Meeting Place

Sundial Coffee and Tea is a community hub in Holly Ridge. Sundial Coffee and Tea has been open for less than a year, but already it has become a home away from home for many Topsail area residents...

Brisk Business

Brisk Business

Leaf & Barrel Fills a Niche (or Two) in Hampstead. My buddy Dave and I get to Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. in Hampstead about 15 minutes before its 2 pm scheduled opening, so we saunter over...

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