Outer Banks Restaurant Association spotlight on: TRiO

By on May 16, 2017

This is the first in a regular series of profiles submitted by restaurants that are members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. We are proud to be working with the association. Their input was instrumental in helping launch the new OBX Voice Cafe section.

TRiO in Kitty Hawk was born of a love for all things wine-, beer- and cheese-related and has grown into an exciting retail, dining and tasting destination.

Opened in August of 2011, the combined retail-bistro concept was the vision of two couples, Kenny and Melissa Hyman and John and Jennifer Minnich.

The Hymans had previously opened and operated Native Vine, a retail wine shop,and tasting room just over the Wright Memorial Bridge in Point Harbor.

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When John introduced them to his love of craft beer and Jennifer shared her passion for artisan cheese, a partnership was born and the TRiO concept was created.

As both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop,and a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO offers the best of the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment on premise or in the comfort of your home.

In TRiO’s retail shop, you’ll find a vast selection of wine, beer, cheese and more from around the corner and around the world.

From quality and value to high-end and exceptional, not to mention “Wow, I’ve never even heard of that one!” TRiO has something for every taste and budget.

They offer more than 2,000 wines; several hundred craft beers; over 70 artisanal cheeses hand-cut to order; gourmet food items; plus, all the accessories and accompaniments to go with them. Their knowledgeable staff is passionate about their products and are always happy to help both the novice and more seasoned clientele find something to love.

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TRiO’s Bar and Bistro has an inviting yet casually sophisticated vibe.

Their bistro menu features simple yet creative fare with a selection of cheese and charcuterie, small plates, gourmet salads, toasty Panini, and house made desserts. TRiO’s extensive wine list includes over 25 wines by the glass and bottle.

Their WineStation self-service tasting machines provide a unique opportunity to taste 24 wines in taste, half or full glass pours. TRiO also has the beach’s largest selection of rotating craft brews with 24 selections on tap, all served in style-appropriate glassware.

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More than just a bar & restaurant, TRiO has become a gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. They host several events each week, including pint night on Tuesdays featuring a different brewery each week and reserve wine tastings on Thursdays and Fridays.

There is always something happening in their community-driven space and on any given night you might find live music, a book club meeting in the corner, a friendly game of pool at their free pool table or one of their popular five-course pairing dinners happening.

At TRiO it’s really just about simple pleasures, authentic flavors and good times.

It’s a place where you can feed your passion — for wine, beer, cheese, casually inventive food and more.

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