Sometimes, I just need to celebrate and go somewhere nice — like to a wonderful restaurant and sit at a waterside table, order some really good food, share a wonderful bottle of wine and toast great friends, dear loved ones and good fortune. Then again, I may just want to impress someone special by taking … Continue reading The Bistro at Topsail: Upscale, Casual Dining
Surfing and tacos go together like, well, surfing and tacos. Surf City Surf School and Shaka Taco are a fun and delicious combination. Surfing and Tacos: A Cool Vibe and Winning Combination Ok Surf City…North Topsail Beach…Topsail Beach…Sneads Ferry…Holly Ridge…Hampstead… Surf City Surf School is now in session and you have the opportunity of a … Continue reading Surf City Surf School and Shaka Taco – Winning Combination
A few days ago, I awakened to pouring rain and thunder. Rather than sit around and mope, I decided I’d do what I do best when I’m literally “under the weather.” I’d go in search of something sweet. Doughnuts! That always cheers me up! For quite a while, I’d been hearing some really good … Continue reading Doughnuts on Topsail? Fractured Prune is Place to Go!
Now that you’ve arrived at one of the loveliest places on earth, I am sure you are asking, “Where’s a good place to eat?” Of course, the answers vary, based on your current cravings. But I’m sure most of the residents on Topsail Island and those living in the nearby seaside communities would agree that there … Continue reading Top Ten Restaurants on Topsail Island
HUNGRY IN HAMSTEAD? HERE’S YOUR HELP For all of you guys who vacation with us on Topsail Island and come to us via I-40 to Wilmington, I have some restaurants in Hampstead suggestions that will make you very happy. By the time you get to Wilmington and take that turn north on Highway 17, you know … Continue reading Restaurants in Hampstead
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!
by Donna Byrd For all of you guys out there who are on vacation and want to go to a restaurant that makes you feel like “you’re at the beach,” I’ve got just the place for you! Buddy’s Crab House and Oyster Bar. Located right on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in the heart of … Continue reading Buddy’s – People Watcher’s Paradise
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 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 … Continue reading Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City