Support Local Restaurants Highlight: P.T.’s Grille

Nothing could say a classic burger anymore than Wilmington’s staple quick service burger joint, P.T.s Grille! With six locations in the ILM area, P.T.’s has you covered with their tasty sandwiches and fries, whether it’s lunch or dinner time.PTs Surfer 6c (2)

P.T.’s Grille is one the locals restaurants in our Support Local Restaurants campaign, which if you purchase a vehicle from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, you will receive a $50 gift card to one of our partnered establishments!

We had been working with Mark, who owns the Wrightsville Beach P.T’s location, on this campaign. Today we were able to connect so he could fill us in more about P.T.’s Wrightsville Beach. 

When did P.T.’s open? 

P.T.’s on Military Cutoff opened in 2004. But, the original P.T.’s opened in 1990. 

How many people do you employ?

I usually employ 25-30, only about 18 at the moment .

What are you best known for?

Probably best known for the burgers and homemade fries.

What is your favorite dish on the menu? 

Favorite sandwich is pretty much everything, but I try to eat more chicken these days. But, the burger is hard to beat.

What sort of special menus are you doing right now?

Same menu as usual.

What are your hours right now?

open 11-9 everyday.

What sort of methods are you offering to order?

Call in 910-256-8850 or order there.


Support Local Restaurants Highlight: Katy’s Grill & Bar / Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar & Grill


Katy’s has become every department’s choice place for lunch here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, and not just because they are practically our neighbor and a centrally located neighborhood option here in Wilmington, but it is also their tasty food and community oriented attitude (something we value at JGC).

I caught up with Kelly, who is the co-owner along with his business partner, Jerry Allen,of Katy’s Grill & Bar and Wrightsville Beach’s staple Jerry Allen’s. The two first opened Jerry Allen’s in 1995, then acquired Katy’s in 2013. I geared most of my questions about Katy’s since they are slated to begin take out this week! 

Don’t forget, now through the end of the month if you purchase a vehicle from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, you will receive a $50 gift card from a selection of local restaurants in Wilmington, including Katy’s!

When did Katy’s open? 

Katy’s first opened in 1983.

What is your favorite thing about Wilmington? 

Our customers

How many people do you employ? (between both restaurants)


What are you best known for?

Wings and Burgers

What is your favorite dish on the menu? 

Southwest Fish Wrap

What sort of methods are you offering to order?

You can order from Grubhub or call head (910-395-5289).

Tell us something we may not know:

We are locally owned and a local high school supporter.

Support Local Restaurants Highlight: Spoonfed Kitchen + Bakeshop

Spoonfed Kitchen + Bakeshop is not only one our favorite places to grab lunch or brunch, but also love them for catering our special events. They catered our 2020 C8 Corvette Open House Launch back in October and left so many lasting impressions! Check out the photos here from the event to check out the event if you hadn’t seen it already!


We had a chance to check in with Kim, the owner Spoonfed, today and ask her a few questions that we thought the world needed to know the answers to about this wonderful gem! Kim and her husband Matt, who runs the back of the house, make a great pair.

It is SO easy to get a hold of them and grab some brunch, lunch or their personal chef dinners . All you have to do is give them a call at 910-679-8881 or order ahead at and they will bring it out right to your car! Check out our convo below:

When did Spoonfed open? 

We have been open almost 3 years!

Why Wilmington? 

Initially we came for the ocean but we’re staying for the friendships and community.

How many people do you employ?

We have 10 full time + 8 part time + 20 event staff and growing!

What are you best known for?

Our hashtag is #feedyourlifestyle….some days that is our Superfoods Salad + Kombucha…some days it’s our Buttermilk Biscuit with housemade sausage and eggs with a hot chocolate…..or our killer Grassfed Burger! We also throw a great party!

What is your favorite dish on the menu? 

I love our beet bruschetta, the chicken bahn mi with pickled jalapeno slaw, our homemade quiche and the chillaquilles with tomatillo salsa…..and our french toast with lemon curd and berries is a weekend indulgence! Okay…..I’ll stop.

What sort of special menus are you doing right now?

We have our regular cafe menu for breakfast and lunch, our Personal Chef Dinners to go, freezer meals and soups, bakery items (need a birthday cake?), provisions (local honey, coffee, our housemade granola, wine and toilet paper!), coffee beverages to go and Panacea growler refills all available for on-line ordering.

What are your hours right now?

Our hours now are 8-2 Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday, but you can order on line for the following week any time.

What sort of methods are you offering to order?

On-line ordering at You can pre-order your whole week of dinners! Of course you can phone in your orders too! (910-679-8881)

Tell us something we may not know:

We moved here from Chicago. After years of catering for Oprah Winfrey, our deeply fudgy brownies were featured on “Oprah’s Favorite Things” Show in 2006. They were gifted by the White House in 2009-2010. 

Dog-Friendly Menu Items at Drive-Thrus

Next time you head out for a quick bite don’t forget to grab your furry best friend to hit up some of these drive-thrus and take out favorites! Wilmington is a very dog friendly location meaning there are alot of restaurants with dog friendly options. Here are a few great drive-thrus and take out locations around Wilmington, grab your pooch and take a little ride to grab some tasty treats! Just remember too many tasty treats can be bad for your dog, also be careful to watch out for any dietary restrictions.  


First up we have our chains which many people may or may not know that these places have treats for your pup.



Probably the most known is the “Puppuccino” at Starbucks. No this “Puppuccino” doesn’t have any coffee in it, it’s just a doggy sized cup of whipped cream and it’s free!


Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts just like Starbucks has a doggy sized cup of whipped cream only Dunkin’ calls it the “Puppy Latte”. 


 Dairy Queen

At Dairy Queen grab yourself a tasty treat and grab a “Pup Cup” for your best friend. A “Pup Cup” is a free doggy sized cup of vanilla ice cream. 



Have a sweet tooth? Go grab yourself a Brusters sundae and while you’re there grab your pooch a “Doggie Sundae”. The “Doggie Sundae” is a dog sized vanilla sundae that might even be topped with a dog biscuit! 



One of the few drive-in restaurants, Sonic is the perfect place to bring your pup along! Some locations offer a doggy treat you just have to ask! If your location does not then you can get your furry friend a lick or two of your vanilla ice cream cone, or a plain no bread hot dog, grilled chicken or hamburger.  



At Chick-fil-A some locations offer doggy treats but if your location you can split an order of grilled chicken nuggets or a small vanilla ice cream cone. 


McDonald’s, Burger King, & Wendy’s

McDonald’s, Burger King, & Wendy’s a plain burger or grilled chicken plain, no bun, or a few licks from your vanilla soft serve.


Of course some local favorites have great dog treats, here are just a few! 


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PT’s Olde Fashioned Grille

There are some great options for your pup at PT’s Olde Fashioned Grille. Especially since you can customize all of their sandwiches. Some great options to pick from would be the P.T. Burger, P.T. Dog or the Turkey Sandwich all of these options should be plain and with no bread. PT’s is also part of our support location restaurants initiative, when you buy a vehicle from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet you will receive a $50 gift car, find out more here: Support Local Restaurants


Trolly Stop

Trolly Stop has been serving the Wilmington community for over 40 years and they love the dog family too! There are some great options for your pooch. They have the “Doggy Dog”, they also have the plain no bread burger option.   



Cookout is a great Southern favorite! Like most of the other places they have the option of a plain no bread burger, grilled chicken or hot dog. If you want to give your pup an extra special treat, you could get them a small cup of vanilla ice cream. 


As you can see there are many great options for you and your pooch to enjoy a quick bite. Let us know if there are any other options for you and your pup. 

Lowest Wilmington Gas Prices

Across the country gas prices continue to drop, here are Wilmington’s top 10 lowest priciest gas stations.

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe| Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Check out our first look of the new 2020 Camaro Shock & Steel Edition Coupe!

The all-new Chevy has so many new features and design elements aimed at making it not only better looking, but also more aerodynamic, efficient, and functional.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Shock and Steel Special Edition adds a variety of content to Chevrolet’s legendary sports car, including:

  • 20-inch Blade Design aluminum wheels
  • Carbon Flash-painted sideview mirrors
  • Carbon Flash-painted center stripe and surrounding stripe in Silver (when Shock is ordered) or Shock (when Sating Steel Metallic is ordered)
  • Body-color high-wing spoiler (Coupe only)
  • Black fuel filler door with visible carbon fiber insert
  • Yellow-painted brake calipers Black sueded knee pads
  • Carbon fiber instrument panel molding
  • Premium carpeted floor mats

In the all new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is offered in both Coupe and Convertible models. Requiring one of the two exterior colors Satin Steel Metallic (RPO code G9K) or Shock (RPO code GKO) Jet Black is the only interior color combination on offer.

The package will be available on either the 2LT, 3LT, or SS trim levels. With the LT models the package includes the RS Package and Brembo four-piston performance brakes at the front.

For the new Shock and Steel Coupe package the pricing is set at $3,495 and for the Convertible it is set at $2,995.

Stay tuned for more videos highlights Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 228 South College Rd Wilmington NC 28403


2020 Chevrolet Traverse LT Walk-Around | Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Check out our first walkaround of this new 2020 Traverse LT! Check out what 2020 Traverses are available for sale in Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Greenville NC here: Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Traverse.

The all-new Chevy has so many new features and design elements aimed at making it not only better looking, but also more aerodynamic, efficient, functional, and bigger inside and out. Stay tuned for more videos highlights Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 228 South College Rd Wilmington NC 28403


We Are Open

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Sales, Service, Parts and Body Shop are open and in compliance with the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Executive Order 121.

Here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, we have put in place the following proactive measures:

  • All social distancing requirements apply.
  • Sales conducted by appointment only during the hours of 9am-6pm.
  • No more than 10 people, including customer and employees, in the showroom at anytime.
  • All our customer lounges are closed.
  • Tables are available outside the showroom for customers who wish to conduct their transaction outside of the showroom.
  • Six-foot distances have been designated with signage and/or tape for both employees and customers to maintain appropriate distance from other individuals.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products are readily available for employees and customers.
  • Home Delivery of vehicles is available as an option.
  • Test Drives are conducted by the following requirements: 


  1. Vehicles are completely sanitized with COVID-19 approved products after every test drive with a card stating time it was driven and when it was sanitized.
  2. No Sales Representatives riding in vehicle with a customer.
  3. Customer to wear dealership provided gloves while test driving the vehicle.
  4. Seat mats are to be used for the test drive.
  5. Vehicles test driven will not be driven by another potential customer for 72 hours.                         

Wilmington Non-Profit Community Donations

Our mission at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is to always be involved with our Wilmington community by team up as partners to raise awareness and support for those in need. As known all sales and service purchases made with Jeff Gordon go directly to help Wilmington area nonprofits and organizations. Now more than ever our these great organizations in the Wilmington community need our help.


Image Courtesy: WARM 


WARM helps serve low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties by assisting in preventing home accidents and illnesses. 

During this time WARM is looking for donations.

What they can accept:

  1. Tools of any kind power or otherwise
  2. Yard work tools especially leaf rakes and flat shovels
  3. Tapes such as painters tape, electrical tape or duct tape
  4. Cleaning supplies
  5. Personal protective gear such as masks or safety glasses

 What they can’t accept:

  1. Nails or screws
  2. Roofing materials
  3. Light fixtures
  4. Used plumbing supplies


If you have any questions about your donations please call WARM’s office at (910)399-7563


Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear 

Family Promise also known as WIHN (Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network) has an emergency shelter program that unites the communities of partners in an effort to assist homeless families. In addition Family Promise also owns 12 units of transitional housings for families who are victims of domestic violence. 

Here is their wishlist of items needed.

Image Courtesy: Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear

Giving site (they are doing a HUGE campaign for monetary donations this week):

FPEmergencyRelief. Vulnerable families need our help.”

 Contact info:

(910) 769-4730


Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC is asking for monetary donations rather then food at this time. The Food Bank maintains focus on acquiring shelf-stable food items at this time so that we can support families and seniors for the long haul during COVID-19.  With monetary resources, we can purchase the food items most-need and provide them to our community’s most vulnerable. “

Image Courtesy: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC 


OFFICE 910.251.1465 ext. 2201



NourishNC is a nonprofit that provides supplemental food assistance to hungry students in New Hanover County schools. NourishNC is looking for help getting snack packs together. Snack packs are a kid-friendly service project that helps give back to the children who are in need. If you do not have the needed ingredients for the snack packs everything can be ordered online and shipped straight to your door! 

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You can pack as few or as many as you like they can be shipped or dropped off at Nourish NC warehouse at 601 Greenfield Street, Monday – Thursday 9-5!

You can learn more here:

Here’s your shopping list made easy:


Snack A:

Snack B:

Snack C:



Animal Shelters 

This is the perfect time to foster a furry friend. Just to name a few places who might be looking for help with fostering animals, you could reach out to Columbus, Pender, Bladen and Duplin county shelters. You never know you could meet your best furry friend. 



These are just a few of the nonprofits in Wilmington that could use our help during this time. Now is a great time for some spring cleaning. If you find extra items be sure to donate those instead of throwing them away.  See if your favorite nonprofit needs any assistance or donations. 







Virtual Exploring from Home

While traveling may be out of the question right now that doesn’t mean that you can’t see the world. It’s the 21st century! You can see the northern lights, museums, grand canyons, the beach, ocean, outer space and even buy a car completely online without ever leaving your house!  


Buying a vehicle has never been so easy, at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet ensure that the car buying process is simple and safe with our shop, click, drive program. Shop from over 8,000 new and pre-owned vehicles, then complete the finance and purchase process safely and securely online With our certified concierge we work around your schedule so you can do a test drive and delivery at your home or office. Want to buy a car now or at 2 am in the morning? No worries we have a 24 hour 7 days a week chat service! Just email or call our Internet Sales Hotline 888-817-5744, it’s that simple! 


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If you’re looking for a little zen time or a way to help your kids learn while at home, Live Cams are just what you need! You can watch the majestic eagles, see the vast mysteries of the sea and outer space, watch the dog and cat rescues or even see the African Safari! Have you always dreamt of seeing the northern lights? Well, now you can! and Polar Bears International are live streaming the northern lights, so you can see one of nature’s most stunning atmospheric phenomena right from the comfort of your home! 

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Experience America with the live webcams at some of the countries most beautiful National Parks! The National Parks Service has great videos, live cameras, and learning tools to help you feel like you’re actually there. 




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Curious about the maritime history of North Carolina? Thanks to Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History, they are offering various live virtual tours at 10am each day. Be sure to tune in and check out their YouTube page for tours of these rich facts right in your backyard!



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Interested in exploring Wilmington? You can see all the beauty that Wilmington has to offer with a panoramic tour from a walking perspective or from the birds-eye view at There’s also live webcams of Downtown Wilmington and the beaches! 



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Not sure what type of home workouts to do? That’s ok, several gyms and trainers are doing live workouts across social media to help you stay mentally and physically healthy! Here are some just to name a few: Orangetheory, 305 Fitness, and CorePower Yoga. There are many others out there doing this, there are also personal trainers on YouTube that do at home workout training all the time that you can watch and follow along with!



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There are several musicians out there that are live streaming concerts from their own homes so that fans can enjoy live music. Just follow your favorite artist on social media and maybe you’ll get to see a live-streamed concert.




Now is the best time to relax and focus on your mental health, those are just some of the few ideas that you can do to give yourself time to relax and learn about our great world! Stay safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands.