Port City Small Bites: End of Days Releases First Remaining Bourbon Batch, Wheelz Pizza Has Smooth Opening & More

EOD will release the remainder of its first batch of bourbon, Survivor’s Cut, on Sunday, November 28. It’s first come, first served for the limited supply, and the line will start at 3 p.m. at the front door opposite the castle. Street. (Port City Daily / Shea Carver)

SOUTH-EAST NC – There is a lot of movement around the harbor town regarding new restaurant, foodtrucks, bars and bottle shops openings and closings, as well as the launch of organizational and food festivals and events and festivals. non-profit. While Port City Daily already covers the majority of this news, changes and smaller changes sometimes go under the radar.

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End Of Days Opens Sundays, Releases Remainder Of First Batch Of Survivor’s Cut Bourbon

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper passed an omnibus bill at the end of September that now allows distilleries to sell bottles of liquor on Sundays (ABC stores still remain closed). The End of Days of Castle Street will officially begin opening this weekend.

To celebrate at the distillery on Sunday, November 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., EOD will be releasing the rest of its first batch of bourbon, Survivor’s Cut. It’s first come, first served for the limited supply, and the line will start at 3pm at the front door onto Castle Street.

There will also be special guests on site including Topsail’s N. Sea Oyster Co. and the Coastal Craft Creamery Ice Cream Truck.

READ MORE: ‘First Legal Wilmington Bourbon Since Ban’ Released This Week By End of Days Distillery

Wheelz Pizza makes the perfect pie with organic ingredients and a three-day cold-fermented sourdough crust. Its new restaurant-restaurant will have a provisional opening on Saturday 27 November and will officially open next week. (Courtesy photo)

Wheelz Pizza smooth opening

Wilmington’s popular food truck Wheelz Pizza gets its first brick and mortar dinner at Wrightsville Beach. On Saturday, November 27, Team Wheelz will have a smooth opening, from noon to 9 p.m., located near the Wrightsville Beach Bridge, in the former Peño Méditerranée spot (7037 Wrightsville Ave.).

Wheelz Pizza has been headquartered primarily in a small space on 17th Street since launching in 2019, cooking and serving pizza from its fleet of food trucks. But the restaurant’s popularity and growth – fans hail their organic ingredients and three-day cold-fermented sourdough crust – during Covid-19 prompted owners Joy Sprenger and Paul Parker to scale operations up.

The restaurant offers three times the space of the commissary’s kitchen, which will also remain open on 17th Street. Starting next week, Wheelz on Wrightsville will be open for dinner, delivery and it has a drive-thru window for easy pickup.

manna wine club

The fine dining restaurant in downtown Wilmington celebrated its 11th anniversary a few weeks ago and continues to expand its culinary reach with its innovative kitchen and bar program. Its inventory of fine wines is also appealing, and enthusiasts can share the flavors each week by joining manna’s virtual wine club.

Restaurateur Billy Mellon brings wine enthusiasts, sommeliers and industry veterans together to discuss some of the best flavors circulating in the market. On December 1, Mellon will host Chris Miller to discuss two extravagant holiday wines under $ 100. Participants can stop at the restaurant at 123 Princess St. to collect the wines: NV Ponson Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru Maupas (Producer Champagne) for $ 60 and 2017 Proprietá Sperino Coste della Sesia Uvaggio (Nebbiolo / Vespolina / Croatina) for $ 38.

The link to join the virtual conversation will be shared when participants collect their wine. The upcoming program for the rest of December includes:

December 8 – Daily drinkers who over deliver

Discuss wines from northeastern Italy with Cappie Peete (former BevDir for Ashley Christensen’s AC group), featuring 2020 Venica and Venica Sauvignon Ronco del Ceró for $ 28 and 2020 Elena Walch Lagrein for $ 20.

December 15 – The whisper of wine from the Sonoma Coast

With Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards, tasting the 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay for $ 50 and the 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir for $ 50.

No meeting will be held on December 22 or 29. Questions regarding the club or the manna can be directed by calling 910-763-5252.

Winnie’s now opens Monday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and serves its famous burgers, including the Trailer Park Burger. (Courtesy photo)

Grab a Winnie Burger on Monday Now

Those Monday cravings for a Winnie’s Trailer Park hamburger will now be satisfied. The beloved dive burger restaurant launches its signature handhelds – Stationwagon (mushroom), Carolina, Bacon BBQ, Trailer Park, the classic Winnie and even the Impossible – every Monday for lunch, from 11:00 a.m. at 4:00 p.m.

For those who haven’t hopped aboard the Winnie Train yet, other menu items consist of a BLT and fried bologna sammies, plus appetizers like Cajun okra fries and pickle spears. fried.

Winnie’s is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., but will remain closed on Sundays. Curbside pickup is available and take out orders can be placed online: wilmingtonsbestburger.com.

Tazy’s soups appear on The Lunchbox menu

Missing Brad Goodman’s Cream of Mushroom or Tazy’s Day Lima Bean Soup with Sausage? Yvonne Inman, owner of The Lunchbox on Shipyard Road, now has Goodman helping in the kitchen Monday through Friday during lunch hours.

“He’s so easy going and really adds a lot to our team,” Inman told Port City Daily. “He has so much experience to share.”

Goodman and his wife Barbara operated Tazy’s for almost 20 years. It all started in a small mall on Kerr Avenue (where Sealevel Diner is located) before moving to Oleander Drive (where Panacea is located), but the Goodmans closed the restaurant in August 2019.

“Brad has Parkinson’s disease and while he’s doing well, we didn’t need the stress of owning a restaurant anymore,” Barbara said.

Although Brad tried to enjoy his retirement, it was short-lived, she added, “He was really bored and has worked part-time at a few local restaurants since our closure.”

Customers often rave about Goodman’s soups and bread pudding at Tazy’s. Both are now served at The Lunchbox, according to Barbara, who also works at the restaurant part-time.

“Yvonne has her two favorite dishes every day – chicken and rice and seafood chowder,” Barbara said, while Brad makes the special.

“Her bestseller so far is lima bean sausage soup,” Inman said.

Cream of mushroom and cream of asparagus, as well as lentils, have appeared on the menu.

“The Lunchbox looks so much like Tazy’s: small, family-friendly. Great fresh food, ”said Barbara.

Cookout submits plans to build on Market Street

Wells Fargo’s former location at 4195 Market Street could be demolished if the City of Wilmington Technical Review Board approves plans by the South Cookout fast food chain for a fourth location in Wilmington.

The North Carolina-founded fast food chain, which started in 1989, is well known for its hundreds of combinations of milkshakes, as well as its grilled burgers. Currently, it has drive-thru on the S. College and Carolina Beach roads.

If it passes the mark, an 1,852 square foot building will be erected on 3,200 square feet of land, with Cookout’s double drive-thru and a proposed no-elevator window. Cars will be able to access Cookout from Market Street and Princess Place Drive.

The committee will discuss the plans at its December 22 meeting.

The Seasoned Gourmet offers holiday baking classes, including one focused on Italian cookies and pastries, scheduled for December 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Port City Daily / File)

The Seasoned Gourmet Holiday Cooking Class

It’s baking and cookie season! The Seasoned Gourmet at 5500 Market St. kicks off December with its baking classes, just in time for last-minute hostess gifts or cookie swamps. Chef Annamarie will teach on December 4th all the ins and outs of making the perfect Italian Christmas pastry.

It is $ 70 for the students who will participate, each of them will bring home 18 pastries that they will have created. On the menu: Italian wedding cookies, pizzelles and cannoli filled with mascarpone and ricotta. The course takes place on Saturday, December 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. register here.

Seasoned Gourmet also offers a host of other holiday cooking classes, including a Sugar Cookie Baking Class for Kids on December 5 ($ 50), Cooking with Winter Spices on December 11 ($ 75 ) and breads for holiday breakfast on December 18 ($ 70).

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