Savor: Sweet Tooth/Signature Dish

BY Adrian Gerth

Big Thai Coconut Cake

With two great locations in the Port City (1001 N. 4th Street 910-763-3035 and 1319 Military Cutoff Road 910-256-6588) Big Thai owned and operated by Sara Treerat offers fabulous Thai food in Landfall and the Brooklyn neighborhood of Historic Downtown Wilmington. But they also serve something sweet and special for dessert: coconut cake. “Some of our customers come just for the cake ” says Treerat. Homemade from scratch Big Thais coconut confection has big flavor to finish your meal in style with a smile. Adrian Gerth

Signature Dish
Henrys Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Fortunately for Henrys (2508 Independence Boulevard 910-793-2929) legion of loyal customers Chef Jason Ivady has a thing for homegrown produce and fresh locally caught seafood. Every week Ivady buys fresh produce from farmers in Mount Olive Newton Grove and Franklinville North Carolina among others. One of Henrys famous crate-to-plate specials is their Roasted Butternut Squash Salad featuring roasted butternut squash baked in maple syrup and served over fresh mesclun greens with red onions and dried cranberries. Adrian Gerth