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Seeking Wilmington, NC, recommendations

Jeff C. Mar 12, 2014 12:19 PM

Staying downtown but visiting Wrightsville Beach as well. Seeking fresh, flavorful, innovative, casual, fun breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare. Fresh seafood and full bar a plus. Any cuisine and price range except ultra deluxe. Thanks in advance!

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  1. carolinadawg RE: Jeff C. Mar 12, 2014 12:38 PM

    Try Rx, Pembroke Jones, Circa 1922 and Caprice Bistro in Wilmington and 22 North in WB.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/967352

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      carolinadawg RE: carolinadawg Mar 12, 2014 02:59 PM

      Sealevel City Gourmet is a great spot for lunch between Downtown and WB. Lots of veg and gf options, but it's really tasty nonetheless, lol. Kinda has hippy-dippy Asheville-esque vibe the OP might appreciate.

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        Remsleep RE: carolinadawg Mar 16, 2014 09:18 AM

        Haven't been to Wilmington it a while, but I can second the recommendation for Caprice.

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        veganhater RE: Jeff C. Mar 12, 2014 02:52 PM

        Tower 7 is fun Cali-mex in wrightsville, brasserie du Soleil in lumina station just outside of wrightsville, and +1 for cd's recs

        1. carolinadawg RE: Jeff C. Mar 13, 2014 02:55 AM

          There's a brand new place, Canape, that sounds great and might be worth checking out:

          http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/restaura...

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            Jeff C. RE: carolinadawg Mar 13, 2014 05:42 AM

            Thanks for the recs and the links, guys.

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            megabytes RE: Jeff C. Mar 14, 2014 09:31 AM

            Manna

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              Jeff C. RE: megabytes Mar 15, 2014 08:30 AM

              Thanks again. Any good cheap sandwich/burger joints?

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                ToothTooth RE: Jeff C. Mar 17, 2014 12:01 PM

                The only things you need to know about sandwiches in the downtown area are these two champions: (1) Chop's Deli; and (2) The Copper Penny.

                http://www.chopsdeli.com/

                http://copperpennync.com/

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                  Jeff C. RE: ToothTooth Mar 17, 2014 03:35 PM

                  Looks good. Thanks!

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                    Jeff C. RE: Jeff C. Apr 6, 2014 03:35 PM

                    Followup report, with recommendations...
                    Best lunch: Copper Penny (Chicken Salad Sandwich, Onion Rings, Smoked Tomato Soup)
                    Best dinner: Rx (Carolina oysters with jalapeno-lime sorbet, crispy pork belly with 64 degree egg, sticky toffee pudding)
                    Best cocktails: The Blind Elephant Speakeasy (No. 10 cocktail)
                    Best tap beer selection: Cape Fear Wine & Beer (Flemish Red Sour Ale, anything by Full Steam Brewing)
                    Next time: Manna (beautiful space, menu looks really interesting despite cheesy entree names)
                    Thanks again for the recs, everybody.

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