Dean Neff

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It’s a romp across the holiday table today – whether you’re one of those people who dreads the days-on-end slog in the kitchen as relatives eat you out of house and home or if you love the chance to throw dietary concerns aside and let your creativity fly, we’re going to have some ideas for you. 

40 Eats. It's the name of a Wilmington collective of restaurant professionals interested in enhancing the food and the community at the eastern end of I-40. Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant is one of the members. The group formed just 6 months ago, but it's about to have its 3rd event to benefit a 3rd charity. Dean is calling this event the One Less Hungry Child Chef's Dinner. The event is on Sunday, January 29th at 6:00 at Port Land Grille. Tickets are available here.

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This edition of CoastLine is about food.  But it's not about the world food supply, ethical or nutritional food choices, or even food deserts.  Nope.  In honor of the holiday season, including but not limited to the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Pancha Ganapati, Human Light Day, and Newtonmas, we are celebrating food .  And to help us do that, we have two of the most celebrated chefs in Wilmington.

Guests:

Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina

The Wilmington branch of  the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties-Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender. There are about 75,000 people living in food insecurity across these counties. Simply put, that's 75,000 people of all ages  (approximately 1/3 children) who may go to bed hungry any given night.