Monday, October 22, 2018

Joe's Oasis- Wilmington, NC

Joe's Oasis sits in a strip mall on Carolina Beach Road on the way to Carolina Beach. It's a nice sports bar with a Pittsburgh theme. They are very friendly, the food is good, and the prices reasonable. 

The main attraction for me is that they make their own pierogies in house, and in multiple flavors. They are properly cooked with plenty of oil and butter, onions and scallions and are quite delicious. The best thing is that on Mondays they put them on special for a buck each until they run out in order to clean out the weekend inventory and start fresh. 

They also have a lunch special offer several options for $5.99. I got a BLT half sandwich and side salad. Good and cheap. 

They have a website for more information. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Skytown Beer and BBQ- Wilmington, NC

Skytown Beer and BBQ on New Centre may be the newest brewery in Wilmington, but they are a part of Beer Barrio downtown and have plenty of experience with good food. I stopped by with high expectations for the food and wanted to see how the beer was.

I had a sample of their Creamsicle, an IPA with orange and vanilla beans. It was good, but I don't think I wanted a whole pint so I opted for the New England IPA and found it quite light tasting and refreshing despite the 7.2 ABV. 

I had one of the lunch specials, the Southern Fried Chicken Nuggets, Buffalo style, with a side of mac and cheese for twelve bucks. The chicken was excellent, as was the mac and cheese. 

I decided on a lower gravity for my second pint and went with the Door Mouse Porter at 4.2%. That was an excellent porter. 

Overall, the beer was quite good and since they just started it will only get better. The food was excellent, as was the service. Nice ambiance and convenient to local shopping and businesses. Stop by sometime.