Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Best Way to Spend a Saturday Morning: Riverfront Farmers’ Market

Kimberly Houston | June 4, 2011

I love the Farmer’s Market in downtown Wilmington. Love.
I recently went with my friend Carolyn, who I wandered around with, taking in the bounty of the market and the beauty of the setting, soaking up lots of produce-related knowledge. Damn, those downtown farmers’ market vendors know a lot about produce, I tell ya!
You just can’t [...]

Wilmington Wine Tastings: Bottega Art and Wine

Kimberly Houston | December 26, 2010

I don’t why I’ve never written about downtown Wilmington’s Bottega Art and Wine’s wine tastings on the blog. Truth is, I’ve been to Bottega many times, but never specifically for the wine tastings.
Which they do on Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m., by the way. And like most wine tastings in town, it’s free.
The atmosphere is [...]

The Harp: Irish Food and Drink

Kimberly Houston | February 23, 2010

The name of this place has been in the air lately.  Someone in my Wilmington Foodies group mentioned it recently, then there was overheard conversation around the water cooler, then a friend called me up on Saturday afternoon and asked if I wanted to go get a drink at “this new Irish place downtown.”
It’s a [...]

Doing It Tapas Style: Circa 1922

Kimberly Houston | January 15, 2010

On Thursday night two friends and I had a lovely dinner at Circa to say goodbye to the one of us who is leaving town. We weighed going to Indochine, which we all love dearly, but were in the mood for something a little more upscale, and something downtown.  So we chose Circa.  Great food, [...]

The Basics: Southern Done Right

Kimberly Houston | December 28, 2009

Finally, I ate here, at The Basics in downtown Wilmington.  I used to work across the street and down one block; a few of my co-workers really liked the place, and came often. I never did; the menu just never really appealed to me. I think I thought, “If I want to eat food like [...]

How to Have a Great Meal in a Charming Space: Aubriana’s, Downtown Wilmington

Kimberly Houston | November 6, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I went to Aubriana’s in downtown Wilmington.  I’ve been wanting to try this place since it opened a year ago.  Finally, it happened, and I couldn‘t be more thrilled with my experience there.  (I recently joined Dine Wilmington Foodies Group, a group of folks who go out to lunch and [...]