College students and professors who need a filling pick-up in between classes, or visitors who are taking a tour of the extensive UNCW campus, will want to look for the distinctive Poor Piggy’s food truck. With fresh southern fare that’s slow-cooked and can be seemingly smelled from miles away, patrons will be able to appease a hefty craving for classic NC barbecue fare with ease.

Poor Piggy’s is typically stationed in the middle of the UNCW campus, but may also make appearances at area events and celebrations. The menu is nicely priced and features a wide range of southern staples, including BBQ, brisket, and chicken tender sandwiches or plates, as well as “Piggy Truck” specialties like the BBQ Slop or the Brisket Slop “Twarf,’ (which is a mess of food that’s thrown together with slaw and baked beans), or the Piggy Fries, which are topped with cheese, bacon, BBQ, and crispy fried onions. Diners will want to save plenty of room for the sides, which include all the down-home favorites like green beans, potato salad, slaw, and baked beans. A little messy but always filling, Poor Piggy’s allows students and hungry visitors alike to chow down on hearty southern fare with complete and convenient ease.

  • Tuesday11:00am-2:30pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-2:30pm
  • Thursday11:00am-2:30pm
  • Friday11:00am-2:30pm
Freeman Park

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the barrier islands off the coast of Wilmington, this park is special because it is completely undeveloped, and allows beach driving to off-roaders who like to cruise along the sand.

Shell Island

Shell Island

Shell Island may not be a familiar term for new visitors to Wrightsville Beach, but it’s certainly well-known among locals and historians who like to explore the original roots of the area. Referring to the northern tip of Wrightsville Beach which was once the site of a popular resort, “Shell Island” is still an attractive destination for shell-seekers, fishermen, beachcombers, and anyone who likes a little peace and quiet in this otherwise bustling beach town.