Random suggestions from our staff and contributors
If you’ve ever found yourself on a frenzied quest for a sophisticated yet affordable chocolate treat that degenerated into a rampage through a grocery store candy aisle and ended in tearful disappointment, admit it now: you’re an addict. Now wipe your tears, because help is here. The chefs at Toscana to Go in Trolley Square can rescue you from despair with their perfectly-proportioned Chocolate Mousse Cup for $3. A chocolate shell cradles a satiating serving of mousse that is light, not sickeningly sweet, and topped with soft brownie bits. There’s also a Peanut Butter Mousse Cup in a chocolate shell for the same price.
Happiness is a good dessert.
—Andréa Miller, Contributing Writer
Go Ape Zip Line at Lums Pond offers a thrilling ride over a lake, ledges and trees. It’s a great place to bring adventurous kids, and for getting in touch with your inner Tarzan.
For more information, visit goape.com.
—Alex del Tufo, Intern
A new food truck with gourmet offerings, Wildwich features handmade, fresh and reasonably-priced sandwiches, like the Wingman, Acadian, Sam-I-Am and K.C.Q.: buffalo chicken salad, shrimp remoulade, pesto egg salad and hickory pulled pork, respectively. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays in the afternoon, the truck skips around downtown Wilmington, so for times and locations visit www.facebook.com/Wildwich. Also, the K.C.Q. is glorious.
—Krista Connor, Contributing Writer
After a friend recommended UFO while I was at Oddity Bar in Wilmington, I ordered a 12-ounce can. The bartenders at Oddity offer a glass and an orange slice garnish, but that’s unnecessary. Straight from the can, UFO brings a strong citrus taste. If you’re a fan of Summer Shandy or Blue Moon, this beer is right up your alley.
—Ryan Alexander, Contributing Designer