Sunday, July 30, 2017

Chops Diner- Wilmington, NC


Leaving church we decided to have some breakfast and headed down Castle Hayne Rd where we spotted Chops Diner. Having been to two other Chops locations, we decided to stop and eat. Good choice. 

Teresa had the breakfast special and after some serious deciding between the shrimp and grits and the country fired steak, I opted for the steak. Nice fried steak with a red-eye gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, grits, and toast. 

Good food, friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices, and nearby. We'll be regulars there. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Anthem Beer Project- Wilmington, NC


My new hometown, Wilmington, NC, has experienced a boom in the craft beer industry and the number of small breweries is into the double digits with more to come. Being retired now, I have plenty of time to explore the new offerings and one of the first was New Anthem Brewing Project on Dock Street. 


The brewery has a nice layout inside using the existing brick and wood and giving it a warm and friendly feel with plenty of space. 



I had an Imperial Stout at about 9% that was really quite smooth and would probably sneak right up on you. I followed with an IPA which had a nice crisp taste with just a hint of fruitiness. 


I have a feeling I'll be back a few more times to sample the wares.