The Peppered Cupcake Has The Best Cupcakes In Wilmington, NC

by Dianna Dames Walking into The Peppered Cupcake, I anticipated the sweet buttery smell of baking cupcakes would meet me first but was completely surprised and charmed by the quaint decor of the shop. The Peppered Cupcake has two locations – one close to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the other, downtown … Continue reading The Peppered Cupcake Has The Best Cupcakes In Wilmington, NC

The Story Behind Old Books On Front Street in Wilmington, NC

by Dianna Dames I noticed Old Books On Front Street about a year ago. It’s nestled towards the end of the shops on Front Street, closer towards Cape Fear Community College. They had a chalkboard easel set up on the sidewalk in front of the store that said, No one loves that old Kindle smell. … Continue reading The Story Behind Old Books On Front Street in Wilmington, NC

Weekend at The Azalea Festival In Wilmington, NC

by Dianna Dames The Azalea Festival first came about in 1948 after Dr. Houston Moore, MD spent several years cultivating the Greenfield Lake area of Wilmington, NC. Inspired by the Rhododendron, or Azalea flower, he successfully rallied the support of community leaders to create a festival in its honor. Over the years, the festival has … Continue reading Weekend at The Azalea Festival In Wilmington, NC

The Best Taproom In Wilmington, NC is The Sour Barn

by Dianna Dames Located on the outskirts of Wilmington, in a suburb called Ogden, I've passed The Sour Barn  many times and thought about stopping there. The parking lot is always packed, a variety of food trucks are frequently on hand and I've heard nothing but good things.  I decided Saint Patrick’s Day was the … Continue reading The Best Taproom In Wilmington, NC is The Sour Barn

Seven Best Burgers In North Carolina

It's not difficult to make a good burger and every restaurant and diner seems to have one, and yet some burgers are just better than others. We've done our research, cross-referenced the results and finished off with the ultimate in taste tastes. Hard to believe it, but we've compiled the seven best hamburgers in North … Continue reading Seven Best Burgers In North Carolina

Five Best Breweries in NC

Craft beer is booming everywhere, but it's fairly blossoming in the Tarheel State. You can't walk for tripping over a brewery. And just when you think you've got a grasp of all the breweries in your neighborhood, a new one pops up. We've done the footwork for you (someone has to) and made a list … Continue reading Five Best Breweries in NC