Over 27 miles and including four stops, this first leg of our Seafood Tour from Brunswick Islands to Wrightsville Beach offers a mouthwatering taste of seafood chowder, shrimp and grits, and fresh crab.
Back before it was broiled, scalloped, or étouffée’d, there was only one way you got your seafood: golden brown, crispy, and piled high. And back before fresh fish found its way to grocery stores inland, there was only one way to get it: You had to go to the beach.
If it isn’t a hurricane, it’s the price of gas. If it isn’t a bad spawning season, it’s a closing inlet. In Wanchese, it’s always something. But Mikey Daniels — the leading son of the leading family here — spreads nets all over the world and proves that even small-town fishermen can always find a way.