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Ports of Call – Far Away Flavors Find a Home

2012_7_835I had the opportunity last night to go "backstage" in the kitchen of and get a first hand peek at Southport's latest foodie destination.  The Downtown bistro and gourmet market, located in the beautifully refurbished former Maritime Museum, at 116 N Howe, opened for business over the summer of 2011, offering a unique international dining experience, along with  some well-prepared Cape Fear favorites. They've already gathered a loyal following and the new menu offerings for 2012 are a testament to owners, Jake Pfohl and Ray Aeayan's continued commitment to bringing the best of Greek/Mediterranean/Spanish comfort food to our little Port City. Ray is also a fine dessert and pastry chef, creating a delectable array of breads and sweets, so try and save room! But if not, come in anytime for take-home goodies from their made-fresh daily bakery counter, as well as their Market offering delicious finds from around the world…from the finest olive oils and vinegars, to premium meats and cheeses, specialty biscuits, crackers and spreads, condiments, spices and more.

Hours are 11-2 and 5-9, Tuesday-Saturday and a popular Sunday brunch from 10-2:30.

Dinner reservations recommended. Call 910-457-4544.

You can keep up with the latest, check out their menus, and see what folks are saying on their Facebook Page. NOW… go to their page, look at the menus, and if you can match the eleven pictures above with their rightful owner, you'll earn a free tapas. I'll take the first five correct entries at southportsoundings@gmail.com

Also see their great reviews on , , and !

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Vicki Burton