For A Shuckin’ Good Time try Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar in Surf City

    If you haven’t had a shuckin’ good time lately, then you need to hurry over to the Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar located on the mainland in Surf City. Once you do, it just might become your favorite “go to” restaurant and sports bar. I had no idea that this fresh seafood eatery existed. While I was snooping around… Read More “For A Shuckin’ Good Time try Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar in Surf City”

Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City

by Donna Byrd   I was walking around a popular local grocery store in the Surf City area the other day, trying to think of a seafood dish I could fix for dinner. While in the produce department, I saw the display of oranges and remembered a fantastic grilled grouper recipe I had prepared the month before. It was filleted… Read More “Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City”

The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made

by Donna Byrd   When I was growing up, my family spent one magical week at the beach each summer. All week long, we’d spend those golden days on the beach, collecting shells, making sandcastles and body surfing in the warm Atlantic Ocean. Around 5:00 we’d collect our towels and beach toys and make the long four block trek back… Read More “The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made”

Surf City’s Fancy Sushi Asian Fusion: “Cooking” Seafood the Old Fashioned Way…not!

by Donna Byrd For all of you sushi lovers out there who have just moved or are visiting the Topsail Island area, you may be wondering where a person has to go to get good sushi.  I know that many of us have become quite fond of the little rolls of rice, raw fish and delicate vegetables and when the… Read More “Surf City’s Fancy Sushi Asian Fusion: “Cooking” Seafood the Old Fashioned Way…not!”

The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition

by Donna Byrd The Shrimp Lady Seafood Market When Edith Millis began selling shrimp out of the back of her Chevy Silverado in 1985, she probably had no idea that she was creating a business that would become a tradition for locals and vacationers that would carry on into the next millennium. Yet, thirty-one years later, her thriving business, The… Read More “The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition”

Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!

by Donna Byrd If you haven’t yet had the chance to dine at Hap and Susanne Alexander’s restaurant, Sears Landing Grill and Boat Dock, get in your car and head over there now or put it on your list of “things to do.”  Better yet, if you’re out boating, take a breakfast, lunch or dinner break from your water adventures!… Read More “Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!”

The Riverview Cafe: Sneads Ferry’s Iconic Seafood Restaurant

The Riverview Cafe: Sneads Ferry’s Iconic Seafood Restaurant by Donna Byrd If you’re a local to the Sneads Ferry/Topsail Island area, I don’t have to tell you about the Riverview Cafe. I’m sure you eat there regularly and have sampled many of their seafood and American comfort food dishes. Also, it’s the first place that probably pops into your mind… Read More “The Riverview Cafe: Sneads Ferry’s Iconic Seafood Restaurant”

“Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail

by Donna Byrd There’s something magical about a fishing pier.  One of my first memories of the beach was standing on a pier with my grandparents.  I believe we stayed in a small motel next to the pier. It was a place that mostly fishermen stayed and it wasn’t at all fancy. I remember we arrived as the sun was… Read More ““Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail”