Food for Thought: Lunch is now served at Crabby Oddwaters

New this season, Crabby Oddwaters at 310 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach is now serving lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.


The menu includes a choice of sandwiches priced from $6 to $8 — Crabby fish of the day, shrimp, Sunset scallop, Oddwater soft-shell crab or Bill’s fresh-caught fish served blackened or grilled.

Sandwiches are served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and onion and come with fries or homemade slaw.

Other offerings are shrimp and fish baskets served with hush puppies, fries and slaw for $8; Crabby land sandwiches, a burger or grilled chicken for $9.

Also check out Crabby specials of the day — appetizers consisting of a choice of shrimp won ton, conch fritters and sweet potato fries — as well as sandwich specials including a grilled blackened chicken American club, grilled or fried grouper or oyster po-boy served on hoagie bread with spicy tartar sauce.

There are also Crabby fish soups and salads, including the restaurant’s homemade clam chowder and she-crab soup, and a special Crabby kids lunch menu.

Dinner with daily seafood and landlubber specials is served from 5 to 10 p.m.

For more information, call Crabby Oddwaters at (910) 579-6372. You can also like Crabby Oddwaters on Facebook.


Buy a cupcake and help USS North Carolina


Apple Annie’s Bake Shop at 837 S. Kerr Ave. and 1121-I Military Cutoff Road in The Forum in Wilmington is doing its patriotic duty to help the Battleship North Carolina.

From July 3 through July 6, for every red, white and blue cupcake purchased, the shop will be donating $1 toward restoration of the Battleship.

The shop is at 837 S. Kerr Ave. and 1121-I Military Cutoff Road in The Forum in Wilmington; phone (910) 799-9023 or go to www.appleanniesbakeshop.com.

For more details, go to www.battleshipnc.com for details.


Purple Onion stirs up new website, dishes

After closing in early spring for a refresher renovation, The Purple Onion Café at 4647 Main St. in Shallotte is back on tap with a new website and menu additions, including cupcakes already being showcased in the cafe.

To learn more about the café and its sibling ART Catering & Events, go online to www.purpleonioncafe.com for access to menus, photo galleries, frequently asked questions and blog entries.

You can also like The Purple Onion on Facebook to view updates as well as daily postings about freshly made desserts and meals.

The businesses are also available to assist with birthday and graduation ceremonies and summer reunions with a variety of menu options, from sandwiches and sides to a cookout barbecue or fully staffed seated dinner.

Call The Purple Onion at 755-6071 or email purpleonion@atmc.net.


Do you know of news in the food or restaurant realm in Brunswick County? If so, send it to Food for Thought at llewis@brunswickbeacon.com or call Laura Lewis at the Beacon at 754-6890.