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“Budget Bites: Dinners under $10″ in the Wilmington Star News. August 12, 2009.
There are so many things to love about Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen, 420 Eastwood Road. First, the restaurant’s owners use social media, namely Twitter and Facebook, to entice customers with real-time updates about specials and cheesecake flavors –- including Andes Mint and Kahlua Coffee. — Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Wilmington: The Magazine for Fine Cape Fear Living“Hotlist 2009: Hot Food and Drink”
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in the Wilmington Star News. July 9, 2009.

Just thinking about the fluffy three-egg Tex-Mex or Greek omelets and huge pancakes makes our mouths water. — Click here to read the rest of the article.

“Mingle Among the Stars: Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen Is Out of this World!” by Robyn Morgan in Encore Magazine. October 15, 2008.
“It’s so difficult to pick a favorite dish,” Lambrix says. “For breakfast, I’d say the French toast or an omelet, and, the pancakes are phenomenal.” Brown says that his lunch favorites are the gourmet grilled cheese and prime rib sandwiches. “And the cheesecake,” they both say. “The cheesecake.” — Click here to read the rest of this article.

focusonthecoast“Chef’s Choice: Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen” in Focus on the Coast. May 28, 2008.
Customers see the unadorned results of his gustatorial vision on their plates. “They all know and appreciate the hard work that goes into everything,” Kristin says. “If he didn’t have a passion for what he did, it wouldn’t be that way.” — Click here to read the rest of the article.

“Raising the Bar: Revealing More of the Best-of 2008″ in Encore Magazine. March 5, 2008.
The attraction to Chris’ undoubtedly lies in the food, only slightly above the festive and fun atmosphere. “We serve the type of food you could find in an upscale restaurant, but we offer it in a unique setting,” Lubben elaborates. “Some people even call our food ‘gourmet.’ It’s just good food done a bit differently.” — Click here to read the rest of the article.

Chris Lubben of Chris' Cosmic Kitchen Featured in Wilmington Magazine“The 2008 Top Chefs” by Allison Ballard in Wilmington: The Magazine for Fine Cape Fear Living. March/April 2008.
Chris Lubben doesn’t own a slicer. That means everything from the house-made corned beef has to the tomato slices that top the sandwiches at Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen are cut and chopped by hand. — Click here to read the rest of this excerpt.

“A Midday Treat: Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen Makes Lunch Truly Enjoyable” by Rose Bianca in Encore Magazine. March 5, 2008.
The atmosphere was congenial and happy, and I spent a few moments wondering why that was, since, let’s be honest, most lunch spots are places of convenience rather than enjoyment. The answer, I think, was in the uneven shape of Fay’s burger and the unusual nature of my own meal. Plenty of restaurants like to advertise “home-cooked” food, but Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is the first place I’ve found in ages that actually serves it. Everything that comes out of that kitchen—from the burgers and the prime rib to the “gourmet” cheesecakes that somebody in the back must absolutely adore baking—looks and tastes like it was made by somebody who just purely loves to cook. — Click here to read the rest of the article.

“Recipe for Restaurant Success” by Allison Ballard in the Wilmington Star News. November 18, 2007.
Chris Lubben, who has wanted to own a restaurant since he was a child, prides himself on making 98 percent of his menu in-house – from cheesecakes to soups. He doesn’t own a mechanical slicer. Instead, he thinly slices the tomatoes for sandwiches and chops the corned beef hash by hand. — Click here to read the rest of the article.

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