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New to Downtown Wilmington, NC

roberts233 Sep 17, 2008 04:32 PM

My husband and I are a younger couple who just moved to the area. We are very pretentious about our food choices and really enjoy ethnic food any suggestions?

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  1. carolinadawg RE: roberts233 Sep 17, 2008 05:49 PM

    I'm sure you will find lots of suggestions if you do a search. Circa 1922, Caffe Phoenix and Catch are good downtown choices. South Beach Grill at Wrightsvile Beach is also excellent. None of those are ethnic, though. Do you really mean "pretentious":

    1. Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
    2. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.

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      Raised on Q RE: roberts233 Sep 17, 2008 07:09 PM

      Maybe you meant particular or picky?

      My wife loves Indochine for Thai-Vietnamese cuisine. I've only had leftovers, I'll vouch for those being quite good. The one Indian restaurant on College is average, but I crave Indian food so I hit their lunch buffet on occasion.

      Not ethnic but Copper Penny is a landmark watering hole downtown that also has excellent food, if you like Trivia go on Wednesday night.

      Dixie Grill, Jimbo's and Chris's for breakfast.

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        wineandcheese RE: roberts233 Sep 17, 2008 07:39 PM

        The best place to eat downtown is Caprice Bistro. Wonderful French food. Locally owned and operated by a wonderful couple.
        Try the Basics for lunch or brunch. I have not had dinner there but have enjoyed the other two. Catch serves a great lunch, Monday thru Friday and Big Thai is also a great spot.

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          spot0415 RE: roberts233 Jan 19, 2009 04:25 AM

          Mediterra for Greek, it's not as good as Olympia on Oleander, but it's downtown.
          Indochine is close enough to downtown, and it's wonderful for Thai/Viet/Chinese.

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            jonestripp RE: roberts233 Jan 25, 2009 06:14 AM

            Indochine for thai, Nicola's for italian, deluxe for american, elizabeths for cheesesteaks

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              spot0415 RE: roberts233 Jan 26, 2009 10:52 AM

              A new middle eastern place opened where the old front street grill was. I hear it's great.

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