Tequila Comida & Cantina

Visited the long awaited opening of Tequila Comida &Cantina this evening for dinner. This newest addition to the Los Portales family of food purveyors is just trying out its sea legs with the refurbished space formerly occupied by Olo Cantina. You are greeted with a bolillo roll and red and green salsas or olive oil for dipping. I enjoyed my El Guapo cerveza and my Mole Pipian de Cuerdo My husband’s Tacos de Chicharones were very good, full of fried pork belly and pickled onions. The bar is fully stocked and Margaritas are excellent. The bartender is always willing to … Continue reading Tequila Comida & Cantina

Danaus plexippus in NC

We are experiencing a beautiful influx of migrating Monarch butterflies here in Wilmington, NC.  They are particularly drawn to lantana and butterfly bush…especially this one in our neighborhood!  www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/m/monarch-butterfly Can you see them?  Take a closer look! Many thanks to my neighbors Paul and Bonnie for brightening my day! Continue reading Danaus plexippus in NC

Local sources

Great finds today @portcityproduce2 and @seaviewcrabcompany just up the road from me in little old Wilmington, N.C..  Burgundy okra roasted in bacon fat was crispy and fun to eat. Black sea bass from my favorite fish monger, broiled with a lightly browned butter sauce was flaky and moist.  Tri-color quinoa with spring onions rounded out the meal. Local is ALWAYS best! Continue reading Local sources

Pinpoint accuracy

Any day you find a fine, interesting hometown restaurant is a good day for a foodie.  Downtown Wilmington, in particular Market Street has such a place in Pinpoint Restaurant.  One year new on the night of our visit last Friday, the staff had reason to celebrate, and so they did.  Drink specials and one year old coozies were distributed with abandon, but it’s the food that carries this place.  We decided to graze our way through the menu that night, so I can’t speak to the main courses but if the plates to share are any indication of the chef’s … Continue reading Pinpoint accuracy