Friday, March 25, 2011

Restaurant Week = Awesome

It's time for Encore Magazine's Spring Restaurant Week and we couldn't be happier. We tried Press 102, a new restaurant in downtown Wilmington, that we loved before and had to come back to.

Press 102's breakfast, lunch and dinner menus show some depth, but the time we went we ordered off the panini menu rather than the regular dinner menu. That time I had a Chicken and Waffle Panini. Fried chicken and fontina cheese between two Belgian-style waffles, served with stone-ground mustard and espresso-infused maple syrup. It was phenomenal, although with all the sugar and espresso, probably not the best thing to eat at 8:00 p.m.

On this trip to Press 102 we ordered off their restaurant week menu. They had a prix fixe (fixed price), three-course offering that really showed the versatility of the folks in the kitchen. For $21 you had your choice of starter, main and dessert.

The house-made potato chips with blue cheese dip, one of the starters. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Silence and Sounds of Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island - a great place to find silent moments.

Want to know what's weird? I have a blog post up on The Island Times, Bald Head Island Limited's blog, about silence. It has some recordings you should listen to. Recordings of silence.

I know what you're thinking - Recordings of silence? Impossible? But no, not impossible. Just like Bob Weir recording "heavy air" and "light air" to use on the Anthem of the Sun album, I have some recordings of silence on Bald Head Island.

Before you go read the post and listen to the sounds of silence (sorry S&G-funkle), read my story, Silence, in this year's haven magazine. The link is here. Once you've read the story and have an idea of what I mean by silence, visit The Island Times, read the post and listen for yourself. Then go out and find some silence of your own.