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CoastLine is a variety news show, which airs Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm on WHQR.Every week, we’ll look into issues that matter in the Cape Fear Region. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will interview expert guests and invite you to join the conversation.

CoastLine: Wilmington Growing as Foodie Destination; Breweries Boost Food Truck Biz

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When was the last time you visited a locally-owned restaurant that didn’t offer some regionally-sourced ingredient?  Some would say the farm-to-table phenomenon is a full-blown element of the North Carolina restaurant landscape – along with the explosion of craft beer, cocktails, and boutique donuts.  Wilmington boasts a foodie scene – in spite of serious challenges facing new restaurateurs. 

During this edition of CoastLine, we explore emerging food trends in the Cape Fear region with two culinary experts:

Jessica Maurer covers the local restaurant scene through her weekly column the Restaurant Round-Up in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.   She also contributes to Wilma and Wilmington Magazines. 

Paul Stephen came to the StarNews as a photographer, but it didn’t take long for his passionate paeans to lunch to catapult him onto the food-writing staff.  Because he writes about a wide range of lifestyle issues, he is the self-described Domestic Goddess of the StarNews, and he is a contributor to the Port City Foodies Blog

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