November 12, 2019


Muscle Maker Grill Greenville NC recently celebrated four years of offering healthy and delicious food options to athletes and diet-conscious diners in Greenville.

The restaurant is at 3150 Evans St. Suite P in Lynncroft Shopping Center, beside Best Buy.

The diverse menu takes fast-casual restaurant favorites -- like burgers, pastas, flatbreads, bowls, smoothies, and wraps -- and turns them into healthy, no-guilt...

October 2, 2019

I've never been to Spain ... but I've been to Tapas Night at Greenville's Starlight Cafe. And was it ever delicioso!

Chef Tobias Boutiller has created a menu of both hot and cold small plates -- called tapas in Spain -- which shine a spotlight on fresh, local ingredients. The tapas are offered on Thursday nights as appetizers or combined to create a meal.

Chef Toby was inspired to create the tapas menu after he tasted a particul...

October 1, 2019

Specialty pancakes, creative hamburgers, and a variety of breakfast and lunch items inspired by the state of North Carolina make for a diverse menu at Eat 23 Cafe, which opens Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The locally owned restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch daily at 2516 E. 10th St. across the street from the first Villa Verde restaurant.

Breakfast items include:
* Sweet & Sticky Toast with peanut butter, banana slices, gran...

September 30, 2019

Greenville's Cucina LaMantia, a Sicilian restaurant that has gained a following with its 14-course dinners, begins offering lunch sandwiches and entrees on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The restaurant is at 3700 S. Memorial Drive at the corner of Thomas Langston Road.

Chef Charlie LaMantia and his wife Lauren have filled the extensive lunch menu with fare from Palermo, Sicily by way of New Jersey. The 14 sandwiches, eight pastas, and eight e...

September 30, 2019

First Watch -- a breakfast, brunch and lunch chain -- opens its Greenville restaurant at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at 610 Greenville Blvd SE, Suite 100.

It's in the space beside Chipotle Mexican Grill on Greenville Boulevard near the intersection with Arlington Boulevard.

The menu offers a modern twist on American fare, with a youthful, health-conscious focus and a seasonal flair.

Classic frittatas and traditional breakfast platte...

January 23, 2019

The Agave-Chipotle Chicken Tacos (two for lunch and three for dinner)  are served with rice and black beans at Greenville's new La Rancherita Grill & Tequila Bar. (252Buzz photo by Bill Hudson)

By Jane Welborn Hudson

La Rancherita Grill & Tequila Bar

3130 Evans St. in the Lynncroft Shopping Center
11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Mondays--Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m-9 p.m Sundays.


December 6, 2018

Sam Jones, pictured outside the Wintervile location of Sam Jones BBQ,  plans to open a second location of his namesake restaurant in Raleigh next fall.  (Photo via Sam Jones BBQ Facebook page)

By Jane Welborn Hudson

   Pitt County restaurateur Sam Jones plans to open his first eatery outside of his home county -- in North Carolina's Capital City.

   A second Sam Jones BBQ, specializing in his family's wood-fir...

December 5, 2018

Charlie and Lauren LaMantia pose in their Greenville restaurant, Cucina LaMantia Sicilian Ristorante (252Buzz photo by Bill Hudson)

By Jane Welborn Hudson

Cucina LaMantia Sicilian Ristorante
3700-E S. Memorial Drive (corner of Thomas Langston Road)

Reservations required
6 p.m. seatings only, Wednesdays-Sundays (expect the 14-course dinner to take at least 3 hours)

$42 per person plus tip, cash o...

December 3, 2018

The painted mural on the side of the new Bill's Hot Dogs restaurant in Greenville lets you be the hot dog. (Photo from Bill's Hot Dogs Greenville Facebook)

By Jane Welborn Hudson

   Doggone, you thought Greenville was a barbecue town.

   With The Dog House and Bill's Hot Dogs joining Sup Dogs and Warren's Hot Dogs, the number of eateries that specialize in hot dogs has doubled in recent weeks -- and Greenville's gobbling the...

August 14, 2018

The bar and part of the expansive dining room at Greenville's new Angus Grill.

By Jane Hudson

   At its simplest, a hamburger is a beef patty in a bun.

   But Angus Grill, which opened its second Pitt County location Saturday at 201 S. Jarvis St., has elevated the hamburger -- without being pretentious about it.

    The new location -- in the ECU-area space once occupied by Dr. Unk's -- is owned by Jeff Quann, who has be...

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