Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Sumptuous Riverfront Delights"

Bayou Shrimp -

The Essence of Cape Fear Riverfront: From the Riverboat Landing Balcony Overlook View
Eggplant Medley
Still considered a newcomer to the Wilmington/Cape Fear, NC area, I jump at the chance to explore a new place, event, person, thing and especially a restaurant that I haven't eaten at yet. One of the best places downtown is the Riverboat Landing. This awesome venue is a historic site and has been thriving for well over 25 years. Besides the well rounded variety of foods they serve, patrons have there choice to dine in one of the accommodating inside dining rooms or choose to experience one of the 9, 2 person upstairs balconies which overlook the scenic Cape Fear River. I was invited to join a dear friend & colleague; Ms. Laura Dawson, for "lunch on the balcony." I almost jumped out of my skin with joy, merely to actually go to this lovely place and sit on one of those balconies, and taking in  the overall view on what turned out to be an awesome day; not too hot, or not too cold.