Stories in Dining

The Cookshak-The OBX finally has its own ‘chicken joint’

When it comes to food, the Outer Banks enjoys choices from two distinct culinary traditions. As a coastal resort, seafood has always played a leading role with local as well…

Aug 19


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


Dine Out For Disaster Relief on Tuesday, September 17

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association will be hosting con Tuesday, September 17, 2019. In light of the recent hurricane, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association wanted to do its part to…

Sep 9


What is it? A different kind of restaurant for the Outer Banks

Construction slowed down while crews waited for steel roof trusses to arrive, but the building at the corner of U.S. 158 and East Atlantic Street in Kill Devil Hills is finally taking shape.

Apr 20


Woo Casa: A new dining experience launches in Nags Head

Woo Casa Kitchen’s name might imply a menu torn between Asian and Tex-Mex, but “Woo” is the nickname of Aaron Wooten, who with his wife Katie, are the proud owners of the Outer Banks’ newest restaurant.

Apr 8


Russo’s Bistro & Bar: An heir to good food, generous spirit

Little did grandmother Gigi know the influence she and her cooking would have over Joey Russo’s career. We think she would be most proud. To him, she was the foundation of the chef and the man he has become.

Jun 7


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


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


La Dolce Vita: Great tastes of Italy in the heart of Corolla

The chef is the utterly charming Anne-Marie Marzetti. She opened La Dolce Vita eight years ago and co-owns the restaurant with her mother, Barb. The Italian cooking springs from her father’s parents, who both hail from Italy.

Jun 11


Rosie’s Hawthorne’s Recipes: The world is my scallop

If I had to pick a favorite seafood, it might just be scallops. They're sweet, tender, delicately flavored, and they're quite the versatile little bivalve. Scallops can be baked, poached, seared, broiled, fried, and ceviched.

May 29


Dawn’s Kitchen: The pleasure of dining out while eating in

After a setback, Dawn and Sonny Holcomb are qoing strong with Dawn's Kitchen catering. The Currituck-based business recently participated in the Pop Up Oceanfront Restaurant, a new feature of Taste of the Beach.

Apr 30


Mulligan’s burger endures as a great OBX indulgence

Mulligan’s Grille on Historic Cottage Row 4005 S Croatan Hwy. Milepost 13 Nags Head, NC (252) 480-2000 Open all year Check their website for hours Story and Photos by Jim…

Mar 12