Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sweet and Savory-Wrightsville Beach's Diamond in the Rough

On our recent trip to Wilmington we happened upon a restaraunt recommended by our son Jono called Sweet and Savory. The restaraunt is in nearby Wrightsville Beach near an old mini-mall called Plaza East. I had not been impressd with restaraunts in Wilmington for the most part and even old reliables like The Pilot House seemed to be underperforming on at least a couple of levels.

That is what made this restaraunt so refreshing. Sweet and Savory The food was really exceptional and it might have been the best experience in dining we have had in Wilmington in recent memory. We had Sesame Seared Tuna which was as good as any I have had anywhere. Lynn had a fried oyster salad which was almost as light as a tempura.

The genuine surprise was the service which seems to be a real problem in Wilmington. The waitress service was perfectly modulated; attentive but not over-bearing or too cute. The dining room is a large space with little privacy (another trait of many restaraunts in the south). This democratic feel seems right, however, and the lighting was surprisingly ambient on the night we dined their.

The restaraunt had some nice desserts and some excellent drink special through the week. No doubt MLAF will dine their on a return trip to the Port City.


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I (Mark) have written for The Christian Science Monitor, Clear Magazine, Picture Magazine, Film Score Monthly, Dan's Papers, Rue Morgue, In Flight USA and a lot more publications that I can't remember.... My wife Lynn was a model with the Ford Agency and her photography has been featured in most of the publications I have written for...


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