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We invite you to join us for Wilmington Restaurant Week.

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Eddie Romanelli’s Greek Pizza

Henry’s Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

2508 Independence Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28412 910.793.2929 HenrysRestaurant.com

503 Olde Waterford Way Leland, NC 28451 910.383.1885 RomanellisRestaurant.com

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table of contents downtown

wilmington north

Aubrianas.................................................... 5

Cameo 1900 .............................................29

The Basics.................................................... 6

Catch.........................................................30

Caffe Phoenix.............................................. 7

Fox and Hound..........................................31

Caprice Bistro.............................................. 8

Havana’s....................................................42

Eat Spot....................................................... 9

Kornerstone...............................................32

The Fortunate Glass.................................. 10

Melting Pot................................................33

The George............................................... 11

Temptations...............................................34

Little Dipper.............................................. 12

swansboro

Mixto......................................................... 13

Trattoria Gourmet Pizza and Breads.........35

New York Pasta House.............................. 14 Press 102................................................... 15 Elijah’s........................................................ 16

wrightsville beach Oceans......................................................36

Pilot House................................................ 17

wilmington south

Reel Cafe................................................... 18

Buffalo Wild Wings....................................23

Riverboat Landing..................................... 19

Fish Bites...................................................37

Ruth’s Chris Steak House.......................... 20

Halligan’s...................................................38

Yo Sake...................................................... 21

midtown A Taste of Italy........................................... 22 Buffalo Wild Wings.................................... 23 Henry’s....................................................... 25 Hieronymus............................................... 26 Saltworks II................................................ 27

Pine Valley Market.....................................39 Siena Trattoria...........................................40

carolina beach Deck House...............................................41 Havana’s....................................................42 Treehouse Bistro........................................43 Uncle Vinny’s Pizzeria Ristorante...............44

Tandoori Bites........................................... 28

leland

Temptations...............................................34

Eddie Romanelli’s......................................45

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AUBRIANAS 115 South Front Street Wilmington, NC (910) 763-7773 www.aubrianas.com

Aubriana’s is a unique and exciting restaurant whose melting pot American dishes, created by chef Alexander Succop, are sure to keep even the most refined appetites satisfied. All of our dishes are freshly prepared to order by and made with only the finest ingredients. All desserts are made in-house and are sure to please. Whether you join us for a relaxing drink at our fully stocked bar, an inspiring dinner by the fountain in our courtyard, or order from our daily changing menu in our exposed brick dining room, we invite you to sit back and enjoy all that is Aubriana’s.

DINNER Three courses: $30/person FIRST COURSE — CHOICE OF ONE:

Caesar Salad Hearts of romaine tossed with our house made Caesar dressing topped with anchovy filets, crispy capers, croutons and finished with shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano.

House Salad Spring mix greens, tomato wedges, purple onions and finished with your choice of house made dressing.

SECOND COURSE — CHOICE OF ONE:

Crab and Lobster Cake Pan seared jumbo lump crab meat and cold water lobster cake topped with a sweet chili aioli and finished with sauteed spinach and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.

New York Strip 12oz hand cut in house Certified Angus Beef marinated with thyme, rosemary and garlic. Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and finished with an herb demi glace.

Lasagna Certified Angus Beef Bolognese with a three cheese bechamel. Served with garlic herb baguettes.

THIRD COURSE — CHOICE OF ONE:

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Smooth and creamy peanut butter filling topped with imported. Columbian chocolate ganache and a thin crumbled Oreo cookie crust.

Madagascar Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

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THE BASICS

319 North Front Street • In the Cotton Exchange Wilmington, NC (910) 343-1050 www.thebasicswilmington.com Located in the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, The Basics serves the finest Southern cuisine around. From Hoppin’ John to locally caught seafood to house-smoked BBQ, The Basics takes classic soul-food dishes and adds a twist, giving them new life. Age-old entrées like battered-and-fried oysters are served atop freshly mixed greens. Their collard greens are locally grown and vegan, and at dinner, rotating seasonal specialties change to reflect the freshness of the season. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be tempting the masses come Encore Restaurant Week!

DINNER

Three courses: $55/couple Includes a bottle of wine Just a sampling of the items we’re offering for Restaurant Week!

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE TWO:

Crab Cakes Ginger spiced with traditional tartar sauce. Spinach Dip Warm baguette with classic sauce. Fried Green Tomatoes with honey Dijon and caramelized onions. Fried Oysters Local oysters with cornmeal breading and jalapeno aioli. Autumn Bruschetta Ciabatta, butternut squash, figs, gorgonzola and caramelized vidalias. Brunswick Stew My family’s recipe by the bowl.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO:

Pan Fried Flounder Local fish with black-eyed pea salsa, rice and collard greens. Low Country Shrimp and Grits Stoneground grits topped with shrimp poached in green tomato bacon gravy. Pesto Encrusted Salmon with tomato basil risotto and grilled asparagus. Carne Asada Chile rubbed New York Strip with green tomato salsa, smoked gouda scalloped potatoes and grilled zucchini. Bourbon Marinated Pork Tenderloin Wild mushroom demi-glace, sweet potato hash and collard greens. The Hook Tonight’s local seafood served with chef’s ingredients.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE TWO:

Fallen Chocolate Cake baked to order with molten center, Peach Cobbler with vanilla ice cream Coca-Cola Cake with a scoop of vanilla, Hummingbird Cake spice cake with cream cheese icing Banana Pudding Parfait custard, cream, bananas and wafers, Chef’s Special either a pie or a cheesecake, just ask

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35 N. Front Street Wilmington, NC (910) 343-1395 www.caffephoenix.com Reopened in July of 2010 after moving a few blocks down from their original address 9 S Front Street, Caffe Phoenix is back to join in Encore Restaurant Week. Now located at 35 N Front Street, diners can expect healthy meals with local ingredients. For appetizers, try one of their “small bites,” like their spinach-gorganzola dip or risotto cakes. Feeling like lunch? Try a Panini sandwich (three different choices). Dinner also delights, thanks to their lengthy wine list, upping the ante for full enjoyment. With its decor true to its old location, white walls awash with local artwork, the atmosphere feels fresh and the food tastes the same.

LUNCH

Three courses: $15/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

DINNER

Four courses: $25/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Cup of Carolina Style Clam Chowder

Cup of U.S. Senate Navy Bean Soup

Mixed greens salad with red onions, cucumbers, pine nuts,

Baked Polenta with stewed tomatoes, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese

fresh tomatoes and croutons.

Caesar salad romaine lettuce, Parmesan, toasted croutons and house-made Caesar dressing.

Hummus chickpea, garlic and Tahini with olives, feta, cucumbers and roasted peppers.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Spinaci con prosciutto prosciutto, garlic, basil, spinach, Parmesan, pine nuts over linguini.

Fire Bird blackened chicken, tomato, romaine, mango honey-Dijon dressing on wheat berry.

Butternut Squash Ravioli tossed with arugula,

Spinach gorganzola dip topped with basil, bacon and Parmesan and pita points.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Mixed greens salad with red onions, cucumbers, pine nuts, tomatoes, and croutons.

Caesar salad Romaine lettuce, Parmesan, croutons and house-made Caesar dressing.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Grilled flatiron steak with a gorganzola Yukon potato cake, green beans and burgundy reduction.

tomatoes, pine nuts, and Parmesan.

Buttermilk fried flounder over hoppin john with

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

a lemon caper arugula salad.

Italian Chocolate Rum Cake

Dark chocolate bread pudding with caramel sauce

Vegetable Lasagna Sliced Roma Tomatoes, spinach, Parmesan and ricotta cheese between sheets of pasta topped with béchamel sauce.

Stuffed Chicken Breast in a wrap of prosciutto and stuffed with Spinach, sharp European cheeses served over pasta tossed with a roasted garlic-tomato sauce. Spinaci con prosciutto Prosciutto, basil, garlic, olive oil tossed with pine nuts, spinach and Parmesan over linguini.

COURSE FOUR— CHOOSE ONE: Italian Chocolate Rum Cake

Dark chocolate bread pudding served with caramel sauce

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10 Market Street Wilmington, NC (910) 815-0810 www.capricebistro.com Again taking Best French Restaurant 2010, Caprice Bistro is back for fall’s Restaurant Week. Words of advice: Make reservations early. Booked practically every night of the week during the previous two seasons, Caprice’s three-course meals could not be beat. The consistent level of quality food makes it top-notch, thanks to Chef Moity’s superior choice of appetizer, entree and dessert, all chocked full of a divinity of flavors. Their escargot, duck confit and profiteroles can send anyone into food-coma heaven. Paired with great wine or champagne and fabulous company, it will become one of many Restaurant Week highlights.

DINNER Three courses: $25/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE: Joues de Porc Pork Cheeks Frog Legs Provencal style Pate “ de Campagne” Homemade Country Pate Salad “Lyonnaise” Artisan Lettuce, Bacon, poached egg,croutons Escargots In a Roquefort garlic cream sauce

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Chicken “Cordon Bleu” Breast stuffed w/Ham,Gruyere Waterzooi Seafood Casserole Poisson “du jour” “Local” Fish of the day ( varies daily) Boeuf “Bourguignon” Beef Stew Duck confit w/ Salad

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Chocolate Profiteroles, Clafoutis “Maison”, French Macarons, Floating Islands

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34 North Front Street Wilmington, NC (910) 763-5379 www.theeatspot.com The Eat Spot, located at the corner of Princess and Front streets downtown, marries comfort and gastronomy, providing Wilmington an “eat spot” of contemporary Southern cuisine. Jason Godwin opened the restaurant last spring to many favorable reviews and will join Encore Restaurant Week for his sophomore run. From piled-high sandwiches (try their delightful fried egg and bacon) to hearty appetizers (portobello mushroom fries are the best in town) to delectable salads and sinful desserts (repeat after me: sweet-potato bread pudding), they’ll pack in a crowd of happy diners, for sure.

LUNCH AND DINNER Three courses: $25/person Includes a glass of wine or draft beer

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Panzanella Grilled foccacia, baby greens, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, capers and Parmesan, tossed in a lemon-herb pesto.

Wedge Iceberg lettuce, bacon, diced red bell peppers and creamy gorgonzola dressing.

Portobello Cheese Fries with creamy havarti cheese sauce. Pretzel Crusted Shrimp with a sweet Dijon dipping sauce. Pulled Pork Nachos house-smoked with refried black beans, pico de gallo, jalapenos and sour cream, served over white corn tortilla chips.

Crab Dip with grilled garlic toast points Chicken Pot Pie with mushrooms, carrots, onions, celery and potatoes.

Fish Tacos Two grilled tuna tacos with avocado-jicama slaw and a chipotle-lime mayo on corn tortillas.

Veggie Delight A mélange of grilled vegetables on garlic-rubbed foccacia with basil pesto and an aged balsamic. Carolina Crab Cake with bacon and Dijon tartar sauce. The Eat Spot Burger Cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles, with choice of hand-cut fries or PBR onion rings. Grilled Chicken Pita with grilled onions, roasted bell peppers and tzatziki sauce.

Fried Egg on toasted French loaf with bacon, lettuce, tomato and swiss.

Fish Sammy! Deep fried or blackened flounder with lettuce, tomato and horseradish mustard dressing.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Blackened Shrimp Quesadilla with black beans, goat cheese and roasted bell peppers.

French Onion Dip Roast beef, swiss, caramelized onions and cracked pepper-thyme au jus.

Pulled Pork BBQ with cole slaw and fries

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Brownie a la mode

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29 South Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401-4463 (910) 399-4292 www.fortunateglasswinebar.com The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety of tapas in an intimate environment. The wine menu focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle, including some of the best boutique and cult wines, to everyday values that work with any budget. There are over 30 beers available featuring some of the best craft selections. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle rocked walls and intimate booths, enhances the experience of any selection you choose. The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar also presents a small menu of creative tapas, global cheeses, cured meats and decadent desserts to accompany and complement any wine selection.

Four courses: $28/person paired with four wines COURSE ONE:

Choice of two global cheeses Cremont Double Cream, Sartori BellaVitano, Brie, Gouda, Dry Jack, Manchego, Havarti, Reserve Cheddar and Mycella Blue

Wine Pairing - Seigneurs de Bergerac Blanc; Bergerac, France

COURSE TWO:

Choice of Roasted Corn Chowder or Endive stuffed with Goat Cheese, Almond and Orange Blossom Honey Wine Pairing - Monmousseau Vouvray; Loire Valley, France

COURSE THREE:

Choice of Truffled Mushroom Pizza or Duck Confit Empanadas with Peach Chutney Wine Pairing - Scott Harvey Barbera; Amador County, California

COURSE FOUR:

Dessert Trio of Chocolate Torte, Lemon Cheesecake and Truffles Wine Pairing - Joseph Carr “Josh Cellars� Cabernet Sauvignon; North Coast, California

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128 South Water Street Wilmington, NC (910) 763-2052 www.thegeorgerestaurant.com Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for complete sense indulgence. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials. You are welcome to dock your boat at the only dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk!

LUNCH

DINNER

Three courses: $15/person

Three courses: $25/person

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE: Small ceasar salad

Cup of tomato basil soup

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Chicken Panini Grilled chicken, apple smoked bacon, fresh basil, with a sun dried tomato pesto aioli and provolone cheese on sourdough bread.

Grilled Balsamic marinated Portabella Mushroom Sandwich Portabella mushroom marinated in balsamic

vinaigrette stuffed with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, black olives, and topped with provolone cheese on a Kaiser bun.

COURSE THREE:

New York Cheese Cake

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Personal portion of our wonderful crab dip served with house made toast points Cup of tomato basil soup

COURSE TWO:

Small Wedge Salad A wedge of iceberg lettuce with English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, topped with ranch and 1000 island dressing.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Chicken Marsala An Air line chicken breast baked to a golden

brown served with garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, topped with a portabella mushroom and marsala wine sauce.

Pan Seared Sea Bass Lightly seasoned Sea Bass pan seared served with herb risotto, grilled asparagus and topped with a beurre blanc sauce.

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138 South Front Street Wilmington, NC (910) 251-0433 www.littledipperfondue.com Fondue is an interactive meal. It’s for lovers. It’s for family. It’s for girlfriends sharing a night on the town. Downtown’s Little Dipper offers up the best in cheeses, veggies, meats and chocolates, melted properly and cooked even more carefully so, to the most decadent flavor. Here, the tastebuds are treated to a simultaneous rush. Over three seasons of Encore Restaurant Week, the Little Dipper’s menu has provided a steal of a deal, considering fondue can run up a nice check. Thus, the spring event becomes all-the-more exciting, making Little Dipper affordable, fun and oh-so entertaining for everyone—and guaranteed to be unlike any other meal in town.

DINNER Four courses: $23/person COURSE ONE:

Cheese Fondue served with assorted breads, fruits and veggies: Pimento Cheddar, Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato, Baja with tortilla chips, Cheddar Ale

COURSE TWO:

Salad or Soup Garden Salad or Pumpkin Soup

COURSE THREE:

Entreé Selections choose 3 dipping sauces from our large collection of 17 homemade sauces PLEASURE ISLAND chicken, shrimp and sashimi tuna FIGURE 8 filet mignon, chicken and pork tenderloin WRIGHTSVILLE filet mignon, chicken and shrimp SUNSET shrimp, chicken and cheese ravioli MASONBORO assorted ravioli, marinated portobellos and seasonal vegetables choose your cooking style for the table: peanut oil, chicken broth or vegetable broth

COURSE FOUR:

Chocolate Fondue served with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, marshmallows, pretzels and cream puffs: Turtle caramel and dark chocolate topped with nuts triple play dark chocolate, peanut butter and caramel Half and Half half dark chocolate and half peanut butter Fluffernutter milk chocolate, marshmallow cream and peanut butter S’mores milk chocolate and marshmallow cream topped with graham cracker crumbs Milk and Cookies milk chocolate surrounding white chocolate and crushed oreos Simple Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate -or- Dark Chocolate No substitutions please

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5 South Water Street Wilmington, NC (910) 399-4501 www.mixtowilmington.com Located in historic downtown Wilmington, in the oldest building housing an operational business, Mixto is what the name implies – a mix of traditional great food from Latin American countries married with contemporary techniques and the freshest local products available. Trinity Hunt has recently joined the culinary team at Mixto as Executive Chef. He has spent his entire life travelling between Baltimore, Maryland, Raleigh, and his family farm in Robeson County and developed a sincere appreciation of the natural bounty that the Carolina Coast has to offer. Trinity was in the first graduating class of Johnson and Wales Culinary School when it relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. Trinity was previously the Executive Chef at Deluxe. He works closely with local farmers to incorporate the best and freshest local ingredients into daily specials and is looking forward to putting his unique artistic twist onto the face of Mixto. It is not only the food that is straight from the farm at Mixto, we also have a wide range of delicious cocktails concocted from fresh local produce – Mojitos, Sangria, Margaritas, and Specialty Martinis with a Latin twist! Daily Specials, Free Salsa Lessons, and Live Latin Music round out the Mixto experience. Pura Vida!

LUNCH Lunch Special: $7/person Cubano Sandwich with spicy french fries Mixto Quesadilla with spinach, red bell pepper, cheese Mixto Burrito beans, rice, salsa, guacamole. Choice of chicken, pork, carne asada, catch, shrimp, veggie, tofu. Served with Mixto slaw Mixto Tacos hard or soft corn tortilla with cheese, lettuce, tomato. Choice of chicken, pork, carne asada, catch, shrimp, veggie, tofu. Served with rice and black beans.

DINNER Three courses: $20/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Soup of the Week Cilantro Masa Fried Calamari warm romesco,

Citrus B-B-Que Grilled Prawns creamy poblano risotto,

caramelized green onion, garlic aioli.

Ashley Farms Pan Roasted Chicken Breast sweet potato,

Crispy Pork Spare Ribs house pickled red cabbage slaw, plantain chips, sweet chili glaze.

Pulled Pork Tostados (Best App Winner 2011 Epicurean Evening) seaweed salad, shaved radish, mango pico, house pickled jalapeños queso fresco, cilantro oil. Mixto House Salad mixed greens, pickled onion, mango, roasted red bell pepper, queso fresco, daily vinaigrette.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad baby spinach, red onion, raisins, roasted red bell pepper, goat cheese, spicy citrus vinagrette.

mango pico, cojita cheese, cilantro oil.

stone ground cheese grits, baby spinach, braised red cabbage, extra virgin olive oil.

Mixto Enchilada your choice of protein, roasted red pepper, refried black beans, Spanish rice and maria roja or oaxacan tomatillo sauce.

Chorizo and Lobster Empanada Latin rice, sherry braised red cabbage, baby spinach, warm romesco sauce, garlic aioli, cilantro oil.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Housemade Churros and Vanilla Ice Cream Jalapeno Chocolate Ice Cream with Prickly Pear Syrup

Caesar Salad

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NEW YORK PASTA HOUSE 130 North Front St. Wilmington, NC (910) 763-7272 Located at the Front Street Center, next to Chop’s Deli www.newyorkpastahouse.com

Diners who believe in the idiom “fresh is best” will love downtown’s New York Pasta House, offering homemade pastas and desserts with authentic Italian flavors. The warm atmosphere of this casual fine dining restaurant is inviting to all, like an Italian family would be. The menu boasts lots of chicken, veal, fish, shrimp and steak. The pasta list is also extensive, including spaghetti made from spinach. Having opened the eatery in January 2011, the restaurateur and his team make tortellini, ravioli, penne, rigatoni and more in-house. From antipasti, soup and gourmet salads to the freshest pasta available in Wilmington, New York Pasta House serves meals that will delight true Italians (and most everyone else, too).

LUNCH Restaurant Week Lunch Special: 6.95/person Served with house salad or house made fries

Chicken Parm Hero Scalopini Parm Hero Spaghetti and Meatballs

DINNER Three courses: $19.95/person COURSE ONE:

Penne ala vodka

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

House salad mixed greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette. Caesar Salad hearts of romaine tossed in an anchovy dressing topped with croutons.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Chicken Parma breaded and topped with a plum tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, with a side of spaghetti. Spaghetti and Meatballs veal, pork and beef (meatballs) with roasted shallots, fresh tomato and a hint of basil cream. Scallipini Picata sautéed with a light white wine and lemon sauce topped with capers.

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102 South 2nd Street Wilmington, NC (910) 399-4438 www.press102.com Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina and only a few steps from the Cape Fear River, Press 102 is nestled in the center of Hotel Tarrymore, Wilmington’s only full service boutique hotel. The restaurant gets its name from the address (102 South Second Street) and our menu of pressed artisan delicacies – including French pressed coffee, pressed Panini, and fresh fruits and herbs pressed for classic cocktails and new concoctions. Press 102 celebrates breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, and preplanned special events. As a proud partner of the city of Wilmington and the region, Press 102 works closely with neighboring purveyors to support local growers and artisans.

BREAKFAST Free Pancakes!

with $2 purchase 8am-9:30am Wednesday-Friday

FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY PRIX FIXE WINE PAIRING DINNER Reservations Required for Two Seatings 6:30 Seating: 24 Seats Remaining • 8:30 Seating: 20 Seats Remaining

6 PM OR 8 PM MIX & MINGLE IN THE VERANDA ROOM PETITE COCKTAILS WITH AMUSE BOUCHE

LUNCH

The Last Fried Green Tomato with goat cheese and jalapeno-tomatillo relish.

11am-3pm Wednesday-Saturday

Brunswick County Deviled Eggs

Try three of our most popular Panini for only $5 each!

6:30 PM OR 8:30 PM SEATING IN THE BISTRO

102 “Chicken and Waffles” Panino Buttermilk battered fried chicken breast / melted fontina cheese / two giant Belgian waffles served with a horseradish mustard sauce and espresso infused maple syrup.

Chicago Style “Hot Attack” Panino Deep fried kosher

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Autumn Red Pear Salad with endive, purple kale, arugula, candied pecans, balsamic vinaigrette & parmesan cheese.

Smoked Bacon and Butternut Squash Bisque Roasted Red and Yellow Beet Salad with almonds, whipped goat cheese, maple syrup and balsamic dressing

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

hotdog smothered with white cheddar mac and cheese / applewood smoked bacon / diced jalapeno peppers / sourdough bread.

Grilled or blackened Mahi Mahi with pumpkin,

Mama Jones’ Meatloaf Panino Old-fashioned meatloaf

Roasted Pork Shanks with curry roasted sweet

wrapped in applewood smoked bacon/ havarti cheese / crispy onions / sweet and spicy glaze / sourdough bread.

Medjool date and fresh sage medley potato and baby bok choy hash

Buckhead Flat Iron Steak with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed asparagus spears

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Baked Hendersonville Apple with sweet cream drizzle Strawberry Sorbet with Basil Garnish Mill Village Coconut Cake with a Whole Milk Shot $45 per person with wine pairings or $30 per person without wine parings

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elijah’s

2 Ann Street Wilmington, NC (910) 343-1448 www.elijahs.com

Casual American Grill and Oyster Bar on the Cape Fear River

Dine with a scenic view of the Cape Fear River at Elijah’s Restaurant, located on downtown’s Riverwalk at 2 Ann Street. This casual American grill and oyster bar allows diners to enjoy their food while enjoying a view that welcomes gorgeous colors of a fiery sunset. Open for lunch and dinner, Elijah’s offers many options to sate any hunger pangs. From the expected burgers to raw-bar delights, nothing goes to the table without the best culinary hands refining it first. Encore Restaurant Week gives them even more gusto to tempt the tastebuds!

LUNCH

DINNER

Two courses: $15.95/person

Three courses: $22.95/person

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Elijah’s Hot Crab Dip Fresh backfin crabmeat baked in cream, horseradish, and cheese; with garlic bread.

Elijah’s Red Chowder Our tomato based chowder with clams, potatoes, carrots, leaks, onion, and seasonings.

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Elijah’s Red Chowder Our tomato based chowder with clams, potatoes, carrots, leaks, onion, and seasonings.

Carolina Chowder A rich cream chowder brimming with shrimp, clams and potatoes.

Carolina Chowder A rich cream chowder brimming with

Roasted Tomato Basil Bruschetta Marinated tomatoes with

Clam Strips Breaded and lightly fried to a golden brown,

Elijah’s Hot Crab Dip Fresh backfin crabmeat baked in cream,

served with a sriracha cocktail sauce.

horseradish, and cheese; with garlic bread.

shrimp, clams and potatoes.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Chicken Pasta Grilled chicken with sautéed mushrooms and spinach in a sun-dried tomato basil pesto cream sauce served over penne.

Grilled Portobello Sandwich Grilled Portabella on a toasted Kaiser with pesto mayo, mixed greens and tomato, served with fries. Tuna Tacos Seared Ahi Tuna in cajun spices served with lettuce, tomato salsa, blended cheese (white, sharp, yellow cheddar) with side of chipotle sour cream in 2 soft taco shells. Served with french fries.

basil and fresh mozzarella on toasted garlic toast points.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Scallop étouffée Pan seared scallops with onions and peppers in a savory creole brown butter sauce over seasoned rice . Land and Sea 6 oz flatiron and a half shrimp skewer grilled served with Chefs Potatoes and seasonal vegetable topped with a mushroom merlot. Chicken Picatta Pan seared chicken breasts with sautéed mushrooms, scallions and capers in a lemon garlic sauce, served with rice pilaf and vegetables.

COURSE THREE:

Chefs choice of dessert of the day

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2 Ann Street #3 Wilmington, NC (910) 343-0200 www.pilothouserest.com Located right on the Cape Fear River downtown Wilmington, the Pilot House is the perfect spot for a romantic evening out or a celebratory dinner with friends. The view is unbeatable, and the menu is undeniably good. With its innovative spin on Southern classics, the Pilot House is sure to turn first-timers into every-weekers. (Grilled. Duck. Breast. Enough said.) All ingredients remain fresh, whether ordering a simple salad or sandwich, or exploring their speciality entrées. The atmosphere remains dreamy and serene, making a stop here among Wimington’s most treasured experiences.

LUNCH Two courses: $14.95/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

DINNER Three courses: $25.99/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Ham and Collard Soup Country Ham, collards, shallots, and

Ham and Collard Soup Country Ham, collards, shallots,

House or Caesar Salad

House or Caesar Salad

garlic simmered in chicken stock with a touch of pepper sauce and cream.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Cape Fear Chopped Salad ham, turkey, egg, tomato,

and garlic simmered in chicken stock with a touch of pepper sauce and cream.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Cider Glazed Pork Chop 12 oz. Porterhouse pork chop,

onion, bacon, Swiss and Cheddar cheeses, carrots, cucumber, and mushroom, on mixed greens.

grilled and basted with our apple cider and cracked black pepper glaze, served with mashed sweet potato and french green beans.

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich Fried green tomatoes served on butter-grilled sourdough bread with soft goat cheese, baby greens, and roasted red peppers.

Salmon En Papillote Fresh salmon filet baked with seasonal vegetables, garlic, white wine, and herbs in parchment paper; served with wild rice.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE: Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Housemade Peach Cobbler

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100 South Front Street Wilmington, NC (910) 251-1832 www.reelcafe.net Since 1998, the Reel Cafe has been Wilmington’s premier restaurant and nightlife location, because it has something for everyone. Enjoy dining in the restaurant, listening to live music in the courtyard Oyster Bar, or sipping cocktails on the rooftop bar overlooking the Cape Fear River. They can even cater to private events on their spacious second floor. The restaurant houses authentic film memorabilia from our rich artistic region, and many folks come to enjoy the historic quality of its decor. The Reel Cafe offers lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Lunch has a variety of salads, sandwiches and steamers. The dinner menu has a wonderful variety of burgers, sandwiches, pastas and steaks. The restaurant also features delicious seafood entrees and salads, as well as specials prepared daily by their chef. Whether it’s a delightful meal, live music or the downtown nightlife, The Reel Cafe is the place to be.

LUNCH Restaurant Week Lunch Special, $5 Shepherds Pie Classic fall recipe with fresh ground beef, sauteed garden peas, carrots and onions served over red skinned mashed potatoes and topped with brown gravy.

DINNER Three courses: $45/couple Includes a bottle of wine

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE:

Scallop Rockefeller Six scallops wrapped in bacon topped with homemade hollandaise, fresh spinach, and grated Parmesan cheese. Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp Six shrimp butterflied and stuffed with house crabmeat stuffing and broiled in a fresh garlic and white sauce. Chicken and Portabella Crustinis Grilled marinated chicken thinly sliced and served on four large toasted crustinis with marinated portabellas, spinach, diced vine-ripened tomatoes then topped with a balsamic vinegar reduction.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO:

Pesto Encrusted Yellowfin Tuna 8oz. tuna steak marinated in our homemade pesto, dipped in panko bread crumbs and pan seared to your desired temperature. Served with two side items.

Blackened Ribeye with Bleu Cheese Cream Sauce 12oz. blackened-to-temperature ribeye topped with grilled onions and mushrooms and smothered in a bleu cheese cream sauce.

Shrimp with Vegatable Medley Linguini Sauteed shrimp in a butter, garlic and white wine sauce with our vegetable medley (onions, peppers, squash, zucchini and tomatoes) and tossed with linguini noodles served with garlic bread.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE:

Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Apple Pie (warm or cold), Pecan Pie

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2 Market Street Wilmington, NC (910) 763-7227 www.riverboatlanding.com

Located at the foot of Market, on the bank of the Cape Fear River, Riverboat Landing has been around for over 25 years. The building itself is an architectural gem, dating back to 1856, featuring nine two-person private balconies overlooking the Cape Fear. It’s a lover’s destination, to say the least. Restaurant weekers will not only fall for the ambience but the menu, too, as they explore Southern regional cuisine, along with hints of French, Asian and Mediterranean.

DINNER Three courses: $27/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Arancini crisp risotto fritters, laced with mushrooms and herbs, stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese, and served with pomodoro sauce.

Flash fried, blue corn chip “nachos” with mango-shrimp salsa, shredded lettuce and lime vinaigrette. Grilled flatbread topped with basil pesto, marinated peppers, sweet Italian sausage and mozzarella. Sauteed mussels in coconut-curry broth with cilantro.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Sesame seared tuna with lemon-thyme mashed potatoes and Thai-style vegetable saute. Pan roasted duck breast with bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, cider braised cabbage, and pomegranate demi glace. Cajun shrimp and fettuccine with andouille sausage, cremini mushrooms, sauteed peppers, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and Parmesan cream.

Apple wood smoked Danish baby back pork ribs with SoCo barbecue sauce, sweet slaw and herb dusted fries.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Warm banana croissant bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce. Blackberry Cabernet sorbet

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301 North Water Street Wilmington, NC (910) 343-1818 www.ruthschris-wilmington.com Internationally renowned for its Prime USDA Choice steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steak House completely lives up to the hype. Serving an unbeatable menu of traditional flair in a modern atmosphere, Ruth’s Chris ranks consistently high for its clear-cut chophouse vision: They only offer the most premium cuts of meat, cooked to perfection and served with family-style sides just as tempting. Reserve a seat for Encore Restaurant Week today, as they continuing packing it out through every seasonal event.

DINNER Three courses: $35/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Caesar Salad Fresh crisp romaine tossed with romano cheese, garlic croutons, and creamy Caesar dressing. Topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and sprinkled with fresh ground pepper.

Steak House Salad Iceberg, romaine and baby lettuces with tomatoes, garlic croutons, and red onions.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Petite Filet The most tender cut of corn-fed Midwestern beef. Broiled expertly to melt-in-your-mouth. Stuffed Chicken Breast Oven roasted double chicken breast stuffed with garlic herb cheese and served with lemon butter. Double Pork Chop 18 oz. premium reserve double pork chop that is flavorful and juicy. Salmon Filet Moist and tender Atlantic salmon, poached under the broiler.

RESTAURANT WEEK ENTRÉE ENHANCEMENTS* Jumbo Lump Crab Cake $16 Cold Water Lobster Tail $25

CHOOSE A SIDE Creamed Spinach

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Substitutions can be made for an additional $2 per side dish.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE: Chocolate Sin Cake Chocolate and espresso - an irresistible temptation. Cheesecake Creamy homemade cheesecake served with fresh berries. (Tax and gratuity not included.) *Enhancements cannot be purchased as individual items.

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31 South Front Street Wilmington, NC (910) 763-3172 www.yosake.com With a menu that touts fusion-Japanese food, Yo Sake appeals to the sushi-loving, vegetarian-loving and food-in-general-loving crowds. Their menu varies, offering the standards (pork eggrolls or sesame-encrusted tuna), the exotic (BBQ duck lettuce wraps or miso drunken noodles), and oh-so-much sushi (from standards to specialty rolls). They offer a chic atmosphere, complete with cosmopolitan anime art work and a drink menu to simply love: sake, wine, fine import beers and specialty drinks (try the Pomegranate Mojito). More than just a restaurant, Yo Sake has become a destination for the hip, the foodies and almost all Wilmingtonians. Restaurant Weekers need to mark it on their must-stop list.

LUNCH AND DINNER Four courses: $25/person Sorry no split plates or substitutions. Enjoy!

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Spicy Tuna Roll, Pork Egg Roll, Sesame Seared Tuna with Soba salad, Edamame, California Roll, Firecracker Shrimp

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Yosake House Salad, Miso Soup, Tomato Ginger Bisque, Lemongrass Vegetable Soup

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE: Pad Thai with choice of protein

Grilled Flank Steak or Beef Tenderloin with wasabi mashed potatoes and asparagus Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with fried rice and vegetables Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice, Ruby Slipper Roll Ginormous Roll, Fire on the Mountain Roll, Generoll

COURSE FOUR — CHOOSE ONE:

Lemon Sorbet, Chocolate Peanut Butter Wontons, Fried Banana Cheescake

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1101 South College Road Wilmington, NC (910) 392-7529 www.ncatasteofitaly.com A Taste of Italy was founded in 1994 by brothers Tommy and Chris Guarino. Born and raised in New York, they came to Wilmington, North Carolina to open an establishment that would bring the taste of traditional New York Italian delicatessens to the shore. The Guarino Brothers using original recipes passed down from generation to generation, and shared with them by their mother, A Taste of Italy’s cuisine captures an authentic Italian taste that has helped win them the title of “The #1 Deli in the Port City”.

BREAKFAST

DINNER

Buy any Breakfast Sandwich, Get 2nd 1/2 Off!

Buy one meal, Get 2nd 1/2 Off!

For example: Egg with ham and cheese, egg with bacon, egg

For example: Many delicious menu items to choose from including Eggplant Parmigiana, stuff shells, baked ziti, manicotti.

LUNCH

CATERING

Buy any Wedge and Get, Chips and Soda FREE

Dinner for eight people: $65

with Taylor Ham or sausage, grilled cheese, BLT and more, on a fresh baked roll or a fresh baked wedge.

Choose from any deli sandwich: Some choices include a

cold sub made to order with any fresh deli selections, a hot sub including favorites such as meatball and chicken parm or try chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad and more.

Spaghetti and Meatballs with salad and homemade bread (Must reserve catering special October 12-18 for pickup during Encore Restaurant Week.)

Visit our website: www.ncatasteofitaly.com to view our full menu!

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midtown & south wilmington 5533 Carolina Beach Rd. • (910) 392-7224 206 Old Eastwood Rd. • (910) 798-9464 www.buffalowildwings.com

The drumsticks and wings at Buffalo Wild Wings continue to be all the rage. It could be because BWWs numerous sauces make them all zesty with flavor. Mango Habanero, Asian Zing, Spicy Garlic, Teriyaki, Caribbean Jerk, Honey BBQ or traditional Mild, Medium Hot and even Blazin’ sauces turn bland wings, boneless or bone-in, into something decadently different upon every bite. Their spots continue serving Wilmington, including one off Old Eastwood Road and in Monkey Junction off Carolina Beach Road.

LUNCH MADNESS SPECIAL Buy one for $5.99, get one free! Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm only Choose From: 1) Six Traditional wings and French Fries 2) Boneless Wings and French Fries 3) Cheeseburger slammers and French Fries 4) Grilled Chicken Wrap and Tortilla Chips 5) Chicken Tenders and French Fries 6) Grilled Chicken Buffalito and Tortilla Chips

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2508 Independence Boulevard Wilmington, NC (910) 793-2929 www.henrysrestaurant.com For a local favorite, offering up classic American staples in a friendly, inviting atmosphere, check out Henry’s. The ambiance is casual-chic, with fluffy chairs and a warm, welcoming staff. Their mom’s-kitchen menu—think meatloaf, grilled cheese sandwiches and even fresh seafood—adds to the classy comfort of this timeless eatery. Now with their blackboard specials, Henry’s has gone locavore, showcasing the most interesting daily offerings made from all local ingredients. Don’t miss out a chance to taste the fresh quality food at great prices.

DINNER Three courses: $20/couple COURSE ONE — CHOOSE TWO: Mile high onion crisps

Home made pork spring rolls with cusabi dipping sauce Classic potato skins Steak tacos.

COURSE TWO— CHOOSE TWO CRATE TO PLATE ENTREES:

Smokehouse Club in house smoked chicken, smoked gouda, bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled vidalla onion, and honey mustard, on homemade ciabatta bread. This huge two handed sandwich is made with local chicken.

Stuffed Chicken with a walnut fig and apple stuffing brushed with a apple glaze over a bed of sautéed spinach. Made with local chicken, figs, and apples.

Grilled Brats with peppers and onions with braised cabbage. 2 brats marinated in a local micro brew s mothered in peppers and onions. Made with local beer, peppers, cabbage.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Cheesecake

Brownie cake Key lime Seasonal cobbler

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5035 Market Street Wilmington, NC (910) 392-6313 www.hieronymusseafood.com Hieronymus Seafood is a Wilmington staple, serving high-quality local seafood at reasonable prices for over 30 years. All their seafood is caught locally and their vegetables locally grown, so the freshness is unbeatable. With a casual, family-friendly atmosphere, Hieronymus is a win-all for those craving a delicious, wallet-friendly meal in a comfortable, no-frills atmosphere. encore readers agree, voting them Best Seafood for 2011!

DINNER Four courses: $25 COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE: Calamari Fresh, tender calamari fried in a light batter, served with garlic aioli and house marinara. Cape Fear Crab Dip Crab meat delicately blended with Parmesan and cream cheese, served with garlic and herb toast points.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE: She Crab Soup A cup of our house special soup. Caesar Salad Salad made with fresh romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and garlic-baked croutons.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE: Tuscan Carolinian Petite filet of local wahoo broiled in white wine and glazed with balsamic vinagarette. This is complemented by our house bruschetta and herbs from our garden.

Lemon Caper Salmon Petit filet of wild caught northeast salmon, broiled in white wine, glazed in Hieronymus’ signature lemon caper marinade and garnished with parsley and lemon zest.

Combination Platter A seafood combination platter of shrimp and flounder, served blackened or fried. Blackened Chicken Alfredo Blackened chicken breast, sautéed with mushroom and tomatoes, accompanied by our house Alfredo over pasta and garnished with basil chiffonade and aged Parmesan cheese.

COURSE FOUR — CHOOSE ONE: Almond Hershey Delight A delightful frozen mousse made with Hershey’s chocolate, drizzled with chocolate and raspberry syrups, chocolate shavings and whipped cream.

Pecan Pie Pecan pie made with a Myers’s Dark Rum and topped with vanilla ice cream

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II 4001 Wrightsville Avenue

910-392-1241

4001 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC (910) 392-1241

A Wilmington gem, Saltworks II now features an updated decor and a new menu courtesy of the Food Network. Saltworks II has always strived to make every day something special, serving up good food and lots of love for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Saltworks II has brought new life to old favorites with their commitment to using all fresh ingredients. Now featuring a selection of draft beers and an expanded wine list, Saltworks II is still Wilmington’s home for comfort food done right.

LUNCH

DINNER

Three courses: $30/couple

Four courses: $45/couple

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Fried Mushrooms Fried Pickles

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO: Shrimp and Grits

Larger entree portions served at dinner

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Southern Egg Rolls Fried Green Tomatoes Shrimp Cocktail

COURSE TWO:

Pork Loin with two sides Fried Chicken with two sides

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Apple Cobb Tart

Chefs Choice Bread Pudding

Soup of the Day

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE TWO: Shrimp and Grits

Pork Loin with two sides Fried Chicken with two sides

COURSE FOUR — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Apple Cobb Tart Chefs Choice Bread Pudding

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1620 South College Road Wilmington, NC (910) 794-4540 www.tandooribites.net Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring full-flavored tastes straight from their homeland.

DINNER Three courses: $40/couple Includes a bottle of house red or white wine, and a basket of naan.

COURSE ONE— CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE:

COURSE TWO— CHOOSE TWO:

Vegetarian Samosa Crispy turnovers with seasoned

Over three dozen entrées available—vegetarian, lamb, poultry, goat, fish and even rice specialties, in a multitude of sauces and styles. Choose from vindaloo, biryani, tikka masala, jalfrazi, curry and more!

(excludes samplers and platters) potatoes and green peas filling.

Vegetarian Pakora Spinach, cauliflower, potato and onion fritters. Samosa Chat Two pieces of samosa, comes with chickpeas garnished with chutney.

Aloo Tikki Fried potato patties with chickpeas. Cheese Pakora Homemade cheese, deep fried in spicy chick pea batter.

Onion Bhajia Onions and fresh herbs mixed with chickpea flour and deep fried.

Chat Papri Fried wheat wafers with potatoes, garnished with yoghurt, mint and sweet chutney.

Non Vegetarian Samosa Crispy turnovers,

(excludes samplers and platters)

COURSE THREE— CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE:

Gulab Jamun Deep fried wheat and milk balls soaked in syrup. Kulfi Badaam Pista Traditional Indian ice cream, made from thickened milk.

Kheer Rice Pudding an Indian delicacy made with cashews. Rasmalai Fresh homemade cheese patties soaked in milk syrup with almonds and nuts.

Mango Kulfi Made for thickened milk and mango.

with minced lamb and spices.

Chicken Pakora Chunks of boneless chicken, marinated in spicy sauce then fried.

Shrimp Pakora Jumbo shrimp, deep fried with chickpea batter and seasoning.

Restaurant week offer excludes lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine ($7.95 daily).

Fish Pakora Marinated fish with lime juice, deep fried in chickpea batter.

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1900 Eastwood Road Wilmington, NC (910) 509-2026 www.cameo1900.com Located in Lumina Station at 1900 Eastwood Road, 19 Hundred is a fun, stylish and sophisticated place with memorable dishes and drinks, making it the perfect spot for a night out with friends or an intimate dinner. We open for dinner at 6 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. Our menu includes flavorful, thoughtful, high-quality dishes served tapas style. Small plates, which are designed to be shared and paired, offer a chance to experience many diverse dishes and flavors. Classic dishes – with our own fresh twist – are sure to delight. Stop in tonight to try our Tuna Tartare, Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Sea Scallops served over Crab and Shrimp Ravioli and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Be sure to taste our 1900 Mac and Cheese, voted “Best Hot Plate” at the 2011 Taste of Wilmington.

DINNER Three courses: $40/couple COURSE ONE — CHOOSE TWO:

Sautéed mussels with chorizo, roasted tomato, smoked paprika and white wine cream. Tuna Tartare with avocado, ponzu, wasabi peas and seaweed salad. 1900 Mac and Cheese green chilies and andouille sausage with three cheeses.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO: Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs with shoestring potato and corn chow chow. Lamb Meatballs tomato, vanilla, ginger and onion chutney. Buttermilk Fried Chicken roasted garlic ranch with BBQ/ honey mustard. Seared Salmon country lentils and green olive butter.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Vanilla Creme Brûlée with caramelized sugar Flourless Chocolate Torte Pumpkin Cheesecake with caramel

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6623 Market Street Wilmington, NC (910) 799-3847 catchwilmington.com

Chef Keith Rhodes and his wife, Angela, opened Catch with a simple idea: to serve the best local ingredients with a modern twist. They support North Carolina’s organic farmers, local fisheries and sustainable fishing practices to help stimulate the local economy. Their high-quality food continues comforting locals time and again. Chef Rhodes produces palate-pleasing menu items, such as North Carolina sweet-potato salad and red miso-broiled salmon. Decades of experience assure his creations are anything but ordinary, and his menu for Encore Restaurant Week will be another success, for sure.

DINNER 3 courses: 24.95/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE: Sweet Corn and Seafood Chowder Buffalo style Crispy Fried Clams

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE: Farmers Market Salad

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE: Hoisin Glazed Duck leg and Thigh

Pork fried rice, Stir fry Broccoli and Crispy Dumpling Blackend Yellowfin Tuna Steak Fried Grit Cake, Zucchini Saute, Spicy Aioli Vietnamese style Catfish Filet Wok Seared Drunken Noodles and Fire Grilled Veggies Lexington BBQ Baby back Ribs Creamy leek Yukon Mash, Texas Tarragon-Orange glazed Carrots

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920 Town Center Drive Wilmington, NC (910) 509-0805 www.foxandhound.com Fox and Hound is an English-style pub and grille that offers a warm, inviting ambiance and friendly, entertaining staff. Relax in the spacious bar area while watching your favorite game on one of 25 large, high-definition televisions. Or, choose to enjoy dinner in the mellow dining room or on the enclosed patio. Play pool on their premium tables, challenge your buddy to a game of darts, or stop by before seeing a movie at the neighboring Mayfaire Cinema. Fox offers dishes for every palate and appetite, and they celebrate that by allowing diners many selections during their first run in Restaurant Week. With 36 draft beers and a wide array of liquor and wine to choose from, Fox is sure to enliven any night out--whether it be guys’ night, girls’ night or date night. Open daily and serving a full menu until 2 a.m., look to Fox and Hound for the best party in town!

LUNCH

DINNER

Choose from our $5.99-$6.99 lunch menu and receive a free non-alcoholic beverage Monday-Friday 11am-2pm

Two Courses: $30/couple:

Includes one glass of wine or draft beer for each person

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Any appetizer from our regular menu Favorites include

Bavarian Pretzels with queso, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Spicy Chicken Billiard Sticks (Southwestern egg rolls) and Ultimate Nachos. excludes the Play Action Platter and 20-count wings

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO: Any burger, sandwich, pizza or salad or

Fish and Chips Three large filets of Alaskan pollack hand-dipped in a house-made Newcastle Brown Ale beer batter, then fried for a delicate crisp, served with French fries, coleslaw, tarter sauce and a lemon wedge.

A portion of all Restaurant Week sales will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Jamaican Chicken Two chicken breasts marinated in a soy, ginger and pineapple sauce, served with rice pilaf, black beans and broccoli. Blackened Mahi-Mahi entree A blackened filet of Mahi-Mahi atop a bed of spicy New Orleans-style “Big Easy” rice, with a poblano remoulade drizzle, complemented by a lemon wedge.

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8262 Market Street Wilmington, NC (910) 686-2296 www.kornerstonebistro.com

Kornerstone is a Mediterranean bistro offering a variety of fresh local produce, organic meat and seafood, and beautifully dressed pastas. The heart of the restaurant is the woodfired oven, used to create famous Napoletana-style pizza. Since the restaurant prides itself on offering fresh, local food, lunch and dinner specials change daily. Ice cream, homemade desserts and Lavazza coffee are also available to top off a perfect meal. The restaurant has full ABC permits, daily drink specials, and a well-designed wine list. The ambiance, friendly staff, and talented chefs create a dining environment well-suited for enjoying friends, family and business associates.

DINNER Four courses: $45/couple COURSE ONE — SHARED PLATE:

Caprese salad plate: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil and olive oil

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO: Soup of the day

Creamy Tomato Basil

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE TWO:

Lemon Chicken Paillard pounded and lightly breaded chicken breast sauteed in preserved Lemon Caper sauce, served with seasonal Vegetables and Arugula salad.

Beef Bourguignon classic Beef Stew served with parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, peas and pearl onions over mashed potatoes. Shrimp Penne Fra Diavolo half pound of local North Carolina shrimp in spicy tomato cream sauce.

COURSE FOUR — SHARED PLATE: Tasting Plate of Three Desserts

Classic Cannoli Tiramisu Lemon Tart

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Mayfaire Town Center 885 Town Center Drive Wilmington, NC (910) 256-1187 www.meltingpot.com On the Wrightsville Beach side of town, another fondue haven beckons many dipping-happy customers to its tables. After all, nothing can prove more romantic than feeding a special someone a chocolate-dipped strawberry. Melting Pot participated in last season’s restaurant week, and they had much success in packing the house. Be on the lookout for something completely decadent and indulging, and be sure to book a table and a date early for fall. It’ll be one of the more memorable dining moments of the year.

LUNCH

Three courses: $17/person 12pm-3pm

Your choice of cheese, petit salad, and chocolate

LUNCH AND DINNER Four courses: $27/person Served all day COURSE ONE — CHOOSE A CHEESE: Cheddar Cheese

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ENTREE:

Classic Selection Filet Mignon, white shrimp, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, breast of chicken, and cedar plank salmon.

Fiesta Cheese Spinach Artichoke Cheese Wisconsin Trio

Chicken Trio Chicken Provencal, Cajun chicken, Buffalo Chicken. Seafood Trio White Shrimp, Ahi Tuna, and Cedar Plank Salmon. Add a Cold Water Lobster Tail for $12

Traditional Swiss

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE A SALAD: House Salad

Spinach Mushroom Salad

COURSE FOUR — CHOOSE A DESSERT: Your choice of any of our sinfully delicious chocolate fondues

Caesar Salad California Salad

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3501 Oleander Drive #13 Wilmington, NC (910) 763-6662 8207 Market Street Unit F (910) 686-9343 www.temptationseverydaygourmet.com Temptations Everyday Gourmet draws diners in by droves thanks to their creative menu selections, an extraordinary inventory of fine wines (over 300 varieties all without restaurant markups) and trained staff that go beyond culinary excellence. Recognized as Best Lunch Spot by WWAY in 2011, as well as having its chef, Michael Comer, touted among the top three best chefs in Wilmington, according to StarNews’ Taste of Wilmington 2010, Temptations offers two locations to serve Wilmingtonians. Located in Hanover Center for 25 years, signature items include their Homemade Chicken Salad and Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich, as well as their Porter’s Neck location’s Pimiento Cheeseburger. The Porter’s Neck location also serves an expanded dinner menu, which changes weekly.

LUNCH

DINNER

(Available at both locations. **Dine in only**)

(Available at Porter’s Neck location only. **Dine In Only**)

$12.95 Gourmet Express Lunch

Four courses: $23.95/person

LUNCH ENTRÉE — CHOOSE ONE:

Grilled Panini Fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato and pesto. Baja Chicken Wrap Roasted seasoned chicken breast, cheddar cheese, fresh salsa, cabbage and creamy cilantro dressing.

Turkey Brie and Apple Smoked turkey, sliced brie, sliced apples on fresh baked French baguette with cranberry mustard.

CHOOSE A SIDE ITEM:

Caesar Salad, Garden Salad, Greek Salad Fresh Fruit, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad French Onion Soup, Soup of the Day

SWEET ENDINGS — CHOOSE ONE: Key Lime Tart

Crème Brûlée Chocolate Mousse

COURSE ONE:

Pimiento cheese and crackers appetizer

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Caesar salad, garden salad, french onion soup or soup of the day

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Penne al Forno con Polpettine Mini meatballs tossed with penne pasta, prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, red wine, roasted garlic and roasted tomato sauce. Topped with fontina cheese and baked.

Giant Steak Stuffed Baked Potato Jumbo baked potato stuffed with bistro steak, spinach, bacon, butter, sour cream and Danish blue cheese.

Tilapia en Pappiotte Tilapia, potatoes, zucchini, squash, lemon, tomato, white wine, butter and herbs all wrapped in parchment paper and baked.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast Served with caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, spring mix and roasted garlic pesto vinaigrette.

COURSE FOUR — CHOOSE ONE:

Key Lime Tart, Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse

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TRATTORIA GOURMET PIZZA AND BREADS

108 West Corbett Avenue, Swansboro, N.C. (910) 326-5001 www.trattoria1.com Open Mon,Thu-Sun 11am-10pm; Tue-Wed 4pm-10pm Authentic and passionate about flavor, Trattoria marries crucial staple spices with an unbeatable freshness. It’s Italian food as it’s meant to be: hearty, with juicy vegetables, creamy sauces and overwhelming palate-pumping portions. It’s accomplished without the pedestrian, overused distractions, like stereotypical Mediterranean decor or Dean Martin serenades. Homemade, century-old family sauces make up the menu here, and they’re cooked-to-order. Never will customers find a bucket of sauce on a shelf, with a thick, gelatin skin coating it. In its place one will taste smooth and milky parmesan cheeses, fire-roasted nutty garlic sauces with hints of butter and honeyed tomato gravy that’s neither tart nor brackish on the palate. The homey atmosphere is very down to earth, as owners Kathy Forcella and Salvatore Fontana are busy engaging everyone around them, just like family.

DINNER OPTION ONE: $17.99/person

COURSE ONE:

Bread Basket Homemade with hot olive oil, basil, garlic and oregano.

COURSE TWO:

Combination Platter featuring hand-breaded veal cutlet and homemade meatball parmesan in Trattoria’s family-secret red sauce.

COURSE THREE:

Homemade cannoli OPTION TWO: $14.99/person

COURSE ONE:

Bread Basket Homemade with hot olive oil, basil, garlic and oregano

COURSE TWO:

Pasta Carbonara served with sautéed bacon and tomatoes in a pink cream sauce.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE::

cannoli, Chocolate Lovin’ Spoonful cake, tiramisu or Spumoni cheesecake

ALSO OFFERED DURING RESTAURANT WEEK: Any party of four or more automatically gets a free desert of their choice with any meal during Encore Restaurant Week.

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1706 North Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC Located in the Holiday Inn Resort

(877) 330-5050 www.wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com Allow Encore Restaurant Week to feel like a culinary vacation by making reservations at Oceans on Wrightsville Beach, located inside the Holiday Inn Resort. The cafe has expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean, something sure to uplift the spirits during any lunch. Plus, their culinary craftsmanship comes through tenfold, as they treat every meal like a fine-dining experience. A three-course midday break here will transform any day from hum-drum into something special.

LUNCH Three courses: $16.95/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Crab and Spinach Dip lump crabmeat with spinach, in a creamy cheese sauce served piping hot with toasted lavosh crackers. Shrimp and Grits fresh Carolina shrimp sautĂŠed with garlic, bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms in a Parmesan cream sauce served over a fried cheddar grit cake.

COURSE TWO - CHOOSE ONE:

Atlantic Coast Cobb Carolina shrimp, smoked turkey breast, bacon, avocado, chopped egg, blue cheese and tomatoes over mixed greens.

Panini Caprese Sandwich sliced tomato, mozzarella cheese and avocado with fresh basil drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette and served on a panini roll with a side of fresh fruit.

COURSE THREE - CHOOSE ONE:

Florida Orange Sunshine Cake made with Orange juice, orange mousse, buttercream and white chocolate chips. Million Dollar Cake layers of our homemade cheesecake, fudge brownies and caramel, topped with chocolate fudge and caramel sauce, served with vanilla ice cream.

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FISH BITES

6132 Carolina Beach Road , WIlmington, NC (910) 791-1117 www.fishbitesseafood.com Fish Bites is no stranger to Cape Fear eaters. It has gained a huge following, owing mostly to word-of-mouth praise from happy diners. Offering only the very best and largest selection of fresh seafood in the area, Fish Bites creates unique and delicious seafood dishes that are sure to fulfill all your seafood fantasies. Fish Bites is conveniently located between

Wilmington and Carolina Beach in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center just 1.5 miles south of Monkey Junction. As another convenience, if you are in need of child care while dining, Laugh and Learn Drop-In Child Care is located in the same building. You can contact them at 910-399-8099. A perfect “Date Night” arranged at one location.

All of our seafood is fresh; as a result, some items may become unavailable throughout the week. Feel free to call ahead!

LUNCH

DINNER

Two courses: $7.50/person 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Three courses: $25/person 4 p.m. - ‘til, daily.

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

A cup of Fish Bites homemade Lobster Bisque or Fresh Shucked Clam Chowder Garden salad served with fresh, crisp veggies and choice of dressing. Caesar salad, served with romaine, croutons, Parmesan and creamy Caesar dressing.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Fresh Fish Tacos of the Day Two flour tortillas stuffed with

fresh fish seasoned and cooked just right with shredded lettuce, cheddar-Jack cheese, sour cream, salsa and fries.

Betty’s Reuben Perfectly seasoned and grilled Tilapia with Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut and our own house sauce served on toasted marble rye bread. Served with fries.

“Bite-Me” Fish and Chips A local favorite made with only fresh North-Atlantic cod, beer-battered and fried using our own “Bite-Me Brew” beer, and served with fries, tartar sauce and malt vinegar. Shrimp and Crab Cake BLT A super-delicious shrimp and crab cake with apple-wood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and our own special sauce served with fries.

House or Caesar Salad A cup of Fish Bites homemade Lobster Bisque or Fresh Shucked Clam Chowder. Prince Edward Isle Mussels Fresh, sweet and succulent, sautéed in a fresh lemon-garlic and white wine butter sauce. Calamari lightly breaded and flash-fried, served with our own famous “Bite Me” sauce or homemade marinara. Our signature “Oyster Bombs” Fresh shucked oysters broiled in the half-shell with a signature blend of ingredients. Asian Scallop Chips Another “soon to be famous” Fish Bites creation consisting of thinly sliced fresh all-natural Sea Scallops seasoned and flash fried perfectly atop our own asian infused slaw. Island Conch Fritters 100% Bahamian Conch sliced and diced at Fish Bites mixed with our own blend of fresh island spices fried to a golden brown and accentuated with our own “Bite Me” sauce.

COURSE TWO—CHOOSE ONE:

Sweet and Spicy Flounder Roulade Fresh local flounder stuffed and rolled with local shrimp and crabmeat baked to perfection then topped with our sweet potato crisps and drizzled with our Orange – Habanera sauce served with fresh sautéed veggies and wild rice. Asian Flare Tuna Fresh sesame-seared yellow fin tuna and grilled local prawns served atop sweet rice and julienned vegetables finished with a creamy peanut and soy sauce drizzle. “Bite Me” Soft Shells Two Soft Shell Crabs stuffed with pepper jack cheese, spinach and bacon deep fried and served over roasted potatoes and fresh veggies finished with a Cajun beurre blanc. Fish Bites Seafood Pasta Sweet and fresh P.E.I Mussels, local littleneck clams and shrimp and fresh broccoli sautéed in a white wine, fresh garlic and butter sauce tossed with choice of penne or linguine and served with a rosemary garlic breadstick.

COURSE THREE—CHOOSE ONE FROM:

A selection of Home-made desserts made by Donnie himself.

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3317 Masonboro Loop Road Wilmington, NC (910) 791-1019 www.halligansnc.com Bringing neighbors together for good food, good drink and good times is what Halligan’s Irish Public House is all about. Having opened in the fall of 2010 off Masonboro Loop and Pine Grove roads, Halligan’s welcomes all of Wilmington to enjoy the traditional pub grub on their menu. Serving one of the best Reubens in town, along with lamb lollipops that could rival any fine-dining establishment, Halligan’s will have customers making them a regular stop on their culinary route. Family-owned and -operated, the coziness of the bar and the open-air breeze of their patio will bring spirited interaction to midtown. Join them during Encore Restaurant Week for a taste of their Irish-American fare.

LUNCH

DINNER

Lunch Special: $7/person

Dinner Special: $11/person

All Sandwiches served with a Pickle Spear and your Choice of French Fries, Kettle Chips or Sweet Potato Fries.

The Irish Toasty swiss, cheddar, provolone, applewood bacon and tomato grilled on marble rye.

Halligan’s Rueben a generous spread of thousand island dressing on grilled marble rye topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, and melted swiss cheese.

Fish and Chips Atlantic cod dipped in a Harp lager batter served with cole slaw and your choice of kettle chips, french fries or sweet potato fries.

Char Grilled Hamburger 8 oz grilled hamburger on a toasted roll. Add your favorite topping for 50¢ each: Cheese, bacon, mushrooms, sautéed onions, chili. The possibilities are endless! BBQ Chicken Breast grilled chicken breast, BBQ sauce, bacon,

All Entrées Include a house salad or a soup of the day and a basket of fresh dinner rolls. Irish Whiskey Chicken sautéed mushrooms in an Irish whiskey sauce served over pan-seared chicken breast.

Shrimp and Grits sautéed shrimp with country ham and spinach, served over fried grit cakes and topped with a light cream sauce.

Shepherd’s Pie ground beef, country vegetables in a rich gravy topped off with mashed potatoes and a cheese crust.

Masonboro Pasta tender chicken and grilled sausage, sautéed in a fresh herb tomato chicken cream sauce and served over a bed of penne pasta.

Fish and Chips atlantic cod dipped in a harp lager batter served with cole slaw and your choice of kettle chips, french fries, or sweet potato fries.

Cheddar-Jack cheese, fried pickles, L.T.O., on a Kaiser roll.

Gaelic Club oven roasted turkey breast, bacon, Cheddar-Jack cheese, served on toasted wheat bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion and finished with a honey mustard sauce.

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3520 South College Road (910) 350-3663 ww.pinevalleymarket.com

Pine Valley Market reigns the créme de la créme in local gourmet shops, as proven by their numerous encore Best Of wins over the years, including the 2011 win for Best Chef, Pine Valley’s very own Smokey Masters. Owners Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti have made this gourmet haven a favorite local spot, keeping customers happy with their impeccable culinary offerings and amazing customer service. The restaurant offers in-house lunches of delightful flavors— from salads to sandwiches, soups to wraps—as well as take-home meals that will give family dinner nights a better punch of popularity. These ladies approach Encore Restaurant Week armed with deliciousness, so watch out!

$10 LUNCH Includes fountain drink

CHOOSE ONE:

Homemade Soup of the Day with a side salad and one of our homemade dressings. Portobello Philly a vegetarian twist on our amazing cheesesteak made with fresh portobello mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and American cheese on a warm hoagie.

Meatloaf Melt Our housemade meatloaf on a Kaiser roll, with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese. 1/3 lb Angus Burger Ground fresh on site daily, you can order this burger anyway you like it. Choose from lettuce, tomato, onions, mushrooms, pickles, mustard, ketchup, mayo, and your choice of cheese.

DESSERT:

Fresh baked cookie

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3315 Masonboro Loop Road Wilmington, NC (910) 794-3002 www.sienatrattoria.com Modeled after traditional Italian trattorias, Siena offers an authentic, classic menu along with creative Chefs specials in a beautiful, warm, casual setting. Whether dining indoors or in our courtyard, Siena is the perfect neighborhood restaurant for the entire family to enjoy. From our delicious brick oven pizza to expertly prepared meat, seafood and pasta dishes, you will find a variety of cuisine to please all palates. All prepared from the finest, freshest and local ingredients.

DINNER Four Courses: $40/couple: COURSE ONE — SHARED PLATE:

Bruschetta Trio Beef, vegetable and fresh mozzarella Salt and Peppered Fried Calamari with lemon caper aioli Braised Pork Sausage with cannellini beans

COURSE TWO:

Siena Salad Baby greens, tomatoes, roasted red pepper, olives, caramelized onions and Parmesan cheese.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE TWO:

Pappardelle di Carne Boneless short ribs braised in a tomato and red wine ragu over fresh wide pasta. Veal Saltimboca Pan seared and layered with proscuitto, fresh sage and melted fontina cheese over penne pasta. Seared Fresh Salmon served over panzanella salad Shrimp Puttanesca served over angel hair pasta Risotto Primavera with fresh Parmesan cheese Fettucini Alfredo topped with choice of chicken or shrimp

COURSE FOUR — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: NY style cheesecake

Housemade tiramisu Signature Crepes Siena

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DECK HOUSE RESTAURANT

205 Charlotte Ave. Carolina Beach, NC OPEN: Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm Sunday 5pm-9pm Closed Mondays (910) 458-1026 Located at 205 Charlotte Avenue in Carolina Beach, Deck House Casual Dining resides in a historic old church filled with a nautical decor. As the sister restaurant to the old Market Street Casual Dining, Deck House has been serving local favorites since 1998. For their first time participating in Encore Restaurant Week, Deck House will offer a three course dinner which is sure to tempt anyone’s taste buds. A staple to Pleasure Island, Deck House offers fresh local seafood, hand cut steaks, amazing chicken dishes and much more.

DINNER Three courses: $20/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Served with fresh French Bread made daily by Apple Annies Bakery.

House Salad: A mix of Romaine and Iceburg lettuces, with shredded carrots, purple onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and your choice of dressing.

Caesar Salad: Fresh Romaine tossed with Parmesan cheese, our own garlic butter croutons and Caesar dressing. Manhattan Clam Chowder: Clams, tomatoes and vegetables, lightly seasoned with fresh herbs and spices. New England Grouper Chowder: A cream-based soup with fresh local grouper and vegetables all seasoned to perfection. A real local favorite!

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE: Served with your choice of one side item.

Fried Seafood Combination: Featuring fried oysters, shrimp and flounder. 16 oz Hand Cut Ribeye Steak: Grilled or blackened Picatta: Your choice of chicken, grouper, tuna or salmon, sautéed in a lemon-white wine-caper sauce. Steak and Legs: A grilled 8-ounce sirloin steak and a half pound of Snow Crab legs. Tender Duck Breast: Cooked to your liking and sliced, topped with a raspberry-Port wine sauce.

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Select from one of our desserts which are specially made by Heidi’s Chocolates of Kure Beach. Selection varies

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Havana’s Carolina Beach 1 North Lake Park Blvd (910) 458-2822 Havana’s Wilmington 6722 Wrightsville Ave (910) 679-4646 Havana’s Fresh Island Restaurant is a polished casual restaurant that serves fresh seafood, steaks and pastas. Havana’s is open seven nights a week, serving dinner from 4 p.m. to close. Every Sunday Havana’s Executive Chef serves up a fantastic Sunday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their award-winning menu includes signature dishes like the Skillet Seared Duck, French Quarter Pasta, Fat Daddy Crab Cakes and Guinness BBQ Chicken. Their dining room has plenty of comfortable seating with friendly, professional service. Sit at Havana’s bar and enjoy one of their many handcrafted rum drinks and martinis. Havana’s fresh mint mojito is a house specialty and a local favorite. Large TV’s and friendly bar staff make for a perfect combination to watch the game with friends. Though reservations are accepted, they are not necessary. Come as you are and they’ll see you soon at Havana’s!

DINNER Three courses: $19.95/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE:

Fresh Tossed Caesar Salad or Cottage Salad

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Jumbo Lump Crab Cake served with Havana Rice. Bt’s Chicken Panko and Romano encrusted chicken over red skin mashed potatoes and topped with a lemon caper sauce. Lobster Ravioli Toasted lobster Ravioli in a sherry cream sauce.

COURSE THREE:

Hot Rum Banana Foster

Also enjoy Havana’s in north Wilmington!

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308 S. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach, NC (910) 458-6033 www.treehousebistrocb.com Along Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach sits a tapas and wine bar worth many a stop. Treehouse Bistro serves the island’s most delicious tapas menu, including charcuterie and cheese plates, bruschetta, empanadas, fresh seafood and specialty plates worth more than a small bite. Paired with any of their vinos from a lengthy wine list, Treehouse is a one-of-akind Pleasure Island eatery, where live music often enlivens its already welcoming mien. Their friendly, always-helpful staff makes eating and drinking all the merrier, too. Be sure to check out their blog, www.treehousebistrocb.com, where owner Shawn Underwood writes often and pens his latest culinary finds. Most take to his cordiality as if he was a long lost friend. He offers a refined palate of knowledge and insight, making this tapas bar a must-stop during Encore Restaurant Week.

DINNER Three Courses: $20/person: COURSE ONE:

House Salad with organic baby greens tossed with homemade honey-balsamic vinaigrette, topped with candied walnuts and Mandarin orange slices

COURSE TWO— CHOOSE ONE:

Select one of our special tapas items including Spanish meatballs, artichoke rice cakes, mini-crab cakes, proscuitto-wrapped shrimp or spicy mussels

COURSE THREE:

Espresso Dark Chocolate Mousse homemade and served in a wine glass

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1012 S. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach, NC (910) 458-2028 www.unclevinnysrestaurant.com At Uncle Vinny’s Pizzeria and Ristorante, we believe your lunch and dinner dining experience should be just that — an experience. Our atmosphere is casual and comfortable whether you’re with family, friends or business associates. You can count on our staff to be positive, upbeat and very friendly making your experience memorable each and every time you visit. Spend an evening discovering what Uncle Vinny’s has to offer, and we feel confident we’ll become a part of your best traditions. “U gona neva fuhgeddaboudit! “, —Uncle Vinny

LUNCH AND DINNER Three courses: $17.95/person COURSE ONE — CHOOSE ONE: Bruschetta Grilled homemade foccacia bread, topped with locally grown tomatoes, garlic, basil, feta, and extra virgin olive oil. Cappase Mozzarella Sliced fresh, locally grown tomatoes, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic reduction.

Spinach Dip Fresh spinach, artichoke hearts and four different kinds of cheeses, topped with melted mozzarella cheese, served with toasted Tuscan bread.

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE ONE:

Eggplant Rollatini Lightly breaded and fried eggplant stuffed with ricotta, Parmigiana, mozzarella and Romano cheese, baked in the oven with our homemade tomato sauce, topped with a side of pasta.

Chicken Marsala Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms and garlic in a Marsala wine sauce, served with our daily vegetable Penn Rustica Penne pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic and olive oil, topped with feta cheese. * Gluten-free available

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE:

Tiramisu Sponge cake layered with a mixture of imported coco powder, espresso and a mascarpone cheese. Lemoncello Cake A lemon flavored mousse cake with a sweet mascarpone cheese icing. Cannoli A crispy pastry shell filled with a sweet mascarpone and ricotta cheese filling.

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503 Olde Waterford Way Leland, NC (910) 383-1885 www.romanellisrestaurant.com Eddie Romanelli’s knows Italian fare at affordable prices! They have hefty servings of pastas, sandwiches, pizzas and more, not to mention fantastic service to boot. Returning to Encore Restaurant Week means they’ll be serving up meals in droves, as their menu keeps the door packed. People will be crossing the bridge without fail for lunch and dinner, nonetheless, to take advantage of the only Leland participant during ERW.

LUNCH

DINNER

Restaurant Week Special: $6/person

Three courses: $20/couple

Includes Beverage

COURSE ONE — CHOOSE TWO:

Sandwich and salad or soup combo

salad or soup

½ Turkey, ½ Italian Sub, ½ Tuscany

-or-

or Chicken Salad Croissant

SHARE ONE:

Sausage Dip or Toasted Ravioli

COURSE TWO — CHOOSE TWO:

Flat Iron Steak, Chicken Picatta, Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant Rollatini

COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE TO SHARE: Chocolate Mousse Pie, Strawberry Dream Cake, Double Decker Ice Cream Cake

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Encore Restaurant Week Guide - Fall 2011  

Encore Restaurant Week, October 19-23, 2011 in downtown WIlmington, NC

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