by Donna Byrd When my children come and visit me for their yearly trek to the North Carolina coast, all the way from their hills of Tennessee, I like to impress them. I want them to be jealous that we have fresh seafood available year round. I pull out my tubby of colorful beach … Continue reading Oh My! Dining at the Ocean’s Edge
by Donna Byrd If you’re staying in North Topsail Beach, you know how lucky you are. The beach is known for its pristine beauty and quiet family atmosphere. There isn’t a lot of commercial build-up; mainly just single family homes and duplexes that stretch out for golden mile after mile. Even though there are a … Continue reading Inlet 790 – Finer Dining on the North End!
Make Time for Romance: Date Night on Topsail Island. Alright, all of you moms and dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who are vacationing on Topsail Island! You’ve probably spent the last few days doing everything in your power to ensure that your children are having a blast at the beach. Believe me, I’m certain the … Continue reading My Topsail Island Date Night Secret
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 … Continue reading The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made
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 … Continue reading Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!
by Donna Byrd With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sure most of you are making plans for that one, special meal that usually is remembered throughout the year. I know I am! My husband, Bill and I plan to make the long trip out to Nashville, Tennessee and spend our Thanksgiving holiday … Continue reading Decided You Want to Go Out for Thanksgiving? These Topsail Island Restaurants Are Open for Your Convenience
by Donna Byrd There’s one equation that will never change: Ocean + Salty air = Hungry. Yes, folks. I’ve never been very good at math but this is one calculation I can answer. There is something about the beach water and air, that when combined, makes us hungry! I remember when I was … Continue reading Solving Topsail Island’s Hungry Vacationer Problem
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 … Continue reading “Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail
by Donna Byrd Hey guys! I know we live in the good ol’ USA but for those of you who are always looking for a reason to have a party, eat fantastic food and celebrate with our Mexican friends, I have good news! It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and I’ve found a few places … Continue reading Topsail Island’s Mexican Connections – Party Like it’s May 5th!
There are many reasons why Beach Shop and Grill has been a mainstay of Topsail Island for more the better part of the past century. They have a sixty-year tradition of offering the finest, freshest, local ingredients available in the Topsail Beach community. All dishes on the menu – even their delightful desserts are prepared … Continue reading Beach Shop and Grill – Serving Topsail Island Since 1952