Taste of the Cape Fear

Seafood Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, and More

‘A Taste of Cape Fear’ at the 9th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show will once again feature Chef Craig Blanks of the Frying Pan Restaurant in Southport’s iconic Yacht Basin. His award winning Seafood Chowder uses only fresh ingredients and heavy cream that creates a delicious, thick base for his corn, shrimp, potatoes, etc., and reveals the aroma and taste of a spicy, sweet, ocean breeze. His Shrimp & Grits uses a special recipe of grits which includes hefty portions of cream, butter, and cheese which lays the foundation for his Andouille gravy, to which a generous portion of shrimp is added. An indication of how good it is would be the record set for the most bowls every sold at the event!

As an extra special treat, our early morning coffee provider, Side Street Bakery, will offer desserts. Water will also be available. A limited number of seating spaces will be available under the food tent as well.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 am and the Taste of Cape Fear event tent will open for serving from 11 am – 2 pm or until the supply runs out. The cost for a bowl of either of these delightful offerings will again be only $5.00 and will be served with oyster crackers. Napkins and spoons will be provided.

Ticket Sales start at 10 am
Serving Chowder/Shrimp & Grits from 11 AM to 2 PM (or until it’s gone!)
$5.00/per bowl

Proceeds from the Taste of Cape Fear event benefit the annual Southport Wooden Boat Show.