Food

Nov 22


Christmas bier and sausage for a festive holiday season

Four different malts, combined with low hop bitterness, slowly aged for over three months, results in a truly divine beer. The moderate carbonation won’t leave your mouth fizzing, but at 8.1 percent ABV, your head might be bubbling after a few pints!

yesterday


Holiday special events set at Chip’s Wine and Beer

What could be better than drinking and eating. Arrive and enjoy a glass of bubbly while you gobble on some yummy food enjoying our fantastic oils and vinegars. Six wines will be paired with dishes as part of a progressive tasting

yesterday


Your neighbors in business: Hilarey Ball, pizza for the people
Meet Hilarey Ball, co-owner of Nags Head Pizza Co. in Caribbean Corner at the entrance to the Manteo Causeway. She tells us about some of her pizzeria's offerings. Support our local businesses!
nagsheadpizzaco.com

Snob-Free Zone


 

Pairing wine with candy is not so spooky

We thought that since it’s almost Halloween and the kids always have all the fun it should be our turn to indulge. Halloween is a time when we can throw all the “rules” out the window and just have a great time.

Oct 30

 

Cooler fall temps call for toasty lagers, brown ales

Fall is probably the most diverse and exciting season of the year when it comes to seasonal beer offerings. From the caramel tones of brown ales to the malty sweetness of Oktoberfest beers, great flavors abound.

Sep 17

 

Bright and refreshing beers tailored for summer sipping

In general, we find a lot of bright and refreshing beers that are brewed to be lower in alcohol for long sessions of drinking. Wheats, session IPAs and fruit-flavored beers own this time of year.

Jul 31


Brewery, Butchery & Pub


 

Oktoberfest beer, a herald of autumn

Another herald of autumn is Oktoberfest Beer, although recently it seems to be in a race with Pumpkin Spice Latte to be the first fall beverage on the shelf! Whatever happened to delayed gratification?

Sep 23

 

Summer brews, but not before noon on Sundays

The Bitter Bee has arrived in cans, bottles, and kegs. This honeyed IPA balances the bitter citrus hop flavors against the sweet floral honey with a truly refreshing result. Perfect for cooling down in this steamy weather.

Jul 27

 

Packaging the brew is an art unto itself

The first bottles we had were the one-liter flip top bottles. We still have them today. Unlike growlers filled directly from the tap, our bottles are counter-filled with CO2 in the brewery to give them shelf stability.

Jun 19


Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: The beurre necessities

Plugrá is a European-style butter made in the United States. The name “Plugrá” is from the French, “plus gras,” meaning “more fat.” And that’s the difference between regular butter and European-style -- the fat content.

Oct 19


Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Oh, the pastabilities

Imported Italian pasta is vastly superior to domestic pasta. One is able to cook the imported pasta to that perfect degree of toothy tenderness -- al dente. It swells considerably, meaning it will go farther.

Sep 11


Sit back and chill with some lighter fare for the beach

At some point, you need nourishment. Nothing heavy, mind you, but enough to keep you going throughout the day -- snack food that’s sustainable itself and that sustains you.

Jul 31



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Dining


 

Carolina Bar-B-Que: Living up to a venerated tradition

As those who live here know, barbecue is practically sacred in North Carolina. Do it wrong and you won’t stay long. We are glad to report that Carolina Bar-B-Que Company in Manteo does it right.

Nov 8


 

Masala Bay: Authentic Indian food has arrived on the OBX

Four of the nine people in our group consider themselves well-acquainted with Indian food, including one New Yorker. He pronounced Masala Bay equal to the Big Apple eateries he frequents.

Oct 23


 

Single Fin: Another milestone in a stellar OBX career

Ever since Chef Phongrit Choeichom let word out he’d be creating a full-scale sit-down restaurant, the opening of Single Fin Bistro Bar & Grill has been one of the most anticipated happenings on the culinary scene here in some time.

Jun 29

 
 

Carolina Bar-B-Que: Living up to a venerated tradition

As those who live here know, barbecue is practically sacred in North Carolina. Do it wrong and you won’t stay long. We are glad to report that Carolina Bar-B-Que Company in Manteo does it right.

Nov 8


Weeping Radish: Coffee beers and a word on growlers

Weeping Radish's current Bavarian heresy is the Kaffee Kolsch infused with coffee from Front Porch Café. And despite their reservations about beer in growlers going flat, the brewery in Grandy is now filling growlers.

Nov 3


Pairing wine with candy is not so spooky

We thought that since it’s almost Halloween and the kids always have all the fun it should be our turn to indulge. Halloween is a time when we can throw all the “rules” out the window and just have a great time.

Oct 30


Masala Bay: Authentic Indian food has arrived on the OBX

Four of the nine people in our group consider themselves well-acquainted with Indian food, including one New Yorker. He pronounced Masala Bay equal to the Big Apple eateries he frequents.

Oct 23