Category Archives: Wilmington, NC


The Tall Ship “Bounty” Visits Wilmington

Don’t Miss The Tall Ship “Bounty”–last day in Wilmington– Sunday May 20th

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This Tall Ship is different from all the rest in that the “Bounty” was built as a movie prop in 1960 for the MGM release of Mutiny on the  Bounty. The ship has also been used for many other films and documentaries including Treasure Island, Sponge Bob, Square Pants, the Movie, and Pirates of the Caribbean–Dead Man’s Chest to name a few. Continue reading

Most Exclusive Restaurants in the Wilmington Area

The restaurants listed below were ranked as the most exclusive Wilmington area restaurants by the Greater Wilmington Business Bureau and listed in their 2012 Book of Lists (ranking based on the most expensive dinner entrée).

  1. Port City Chop House
  2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  3. Port Land Grille
  4. Freddie’s
  5. Deluxe
  6. Pilot House
  7. Elijah’s
  8. Caffe Phoenix
  9. Brasserie Du Soleil
  10. Trebenzio’s
  11. Marc on Market
  12. Yosake
  13. Blue Water Grill
  14. The Riverboat Landing
  15. Caprice Bistro
  16. Catch 

2012 Book of Lists available at


Top Tourist Sites in Wilmington, NC

Most Popular Sites in the Wilmington Area

The Greater Wilmington Business Bureau produces a fun book of lists that includes the most popular attractions, most exclusive restaurants, top employers, etc. in the Wilmington area. In the 2012 Book of Lists, the top 10 most popular attractions (ranked in order ) in the Wilmington area are:

  1. Ft. Fisher
  2. N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher
  3. Battleship NC
  4. Airlie Gardens
  5. Popular Grove Plantation
  6. Wilmington’s Children’s Museum
  7. Wilmington Sharks Baseball
  8. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
  9. Arboretum
  10. Cameron Art Museum

Check tomorrow’s post for the top ten most Exclusive Restaurants in the area!

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Be a Star in Wilmywood!

Wilmywood Offers Opportunities to be in the Movies

Living in Wilmington, NC, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing film crews around town filming various TV shows and movies. But why just observe from the sidelines? Wilmywood (Hollywood of the East) affords those who want to experience what it’s like to be involved in the filming of a movie the opportunity to be cast as an extra. So why not step out and into the movies! Continue reading

The Perfect Chocolate Bon Bons coming to local Port City Java’s

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South n' France co-owner, Charlene Dupray

Charlene Dupray--co-owner of South n' France

 South’n France opened its headquarters in the little pink house on Orange Street in Wilmington, NC, back in 2006. The owners–a Frenchman and a  Southern belle have turned a family recipe into exquisite handmade bonbons that embody the spirit of the South and France. 

“In France, bonbon is the universal world for candy,” says Pascal Siegler (the Frenchman) and husband of Charlene Dupray (the Southern belle) who grew up in Wilmington and graduated from New Hanover High School. “But from a French culinary perspective, the bonbon is defined as a sweet dough or confection that has been dipped in an outer layer of chocolate. What makes our product unique is that we don’t have any preservatives or chemicals in our chocolate.”  Continue reading

Chocolate–Food of the Gods

Valentine’s Day and Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner,  most gift-givers know that chocolate ranks right up there with roses as the most romantic gift one can give! But did you know that this traditional gift of love, with the botanical name of Thebroma cacao, means “Food of the Gods”? Continue reading

Best Hot Chocolate in the South!

Surf House Cafe  Offers Unique  Hot Chocolate Treats

  It may not be snowing outside, and you may not be all that cold–but you won’t want to miss a taste of these smooth, rich, specialty hot chocolate drinks!  With flavors like Nutella, Ginger Bread, Coffee, Carmel, Peppermint, Old Fashioned, and Guinness (yes that’s correct–they use real Guinness beer)  it’s worth a drive to the Surf House Cafe in Wilmington or Carolina Beach!
Surf House Cafe & Shop on Urbanspoon

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