Food

May 25


Outer Banks Catch feature recipe: Easy crabmeat pie

Blue crabs are coming out strong, and whether you choose to cook your own or let someone else stand over the stove and serve you, they are a must-have for the next several months.

May 23


New: Check In, with Morgan Myshin at Buffalo City Jug Shop

Ignite Films has launched a new video series, Check In, highlighting local businesses, restaurants and more. The first edition features Buffalo City Jug Shop in Kill Devil Hills, the first beer growler store on the beach.

May 22


Snob-Free Zone


 

Chip’s: Beers and sodas that all ages can enjoy

Most customers shop Chip's for adult beverages. But they also carry retro and boutique sodas that are all the rage, from birch and ginger beers, to Harry Potter-inspired butter beer and even some "Totally Gross" soda.

Feb 7

 

Ultimate holiday gift guide from the Snob-Free Zone

With time getting short for holiday shopping, the Chip's Wine and Beer Market in Kill Devil Hills offers up the one perfect gifts for the cook or foodie, wine enthusiast and beer lover on your list.

Dec 14

 

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


Brewery, Butchery & Pub


 

Weeping Radish: What to expect when re-opening

Our High Tide Juicy IPA is just coming online and so is our Kaffee Kolsch. Blending our popular OBX Kolsch with locally roasted coffee from Front Porch Café’s Kill Devil Coffee Roasters, this beer is completely different from anything we’ve ever done before and it’s absolutely fantastic!

Mar 16

 

Weeping Radish: A new year brings new ideas

While the restaurant is closed until March 16, The Weeping Radish in Grandy is using that time to update our menu and retail counter to include new and dynamic products from the butchery. And the lagering tanks are filling up.

Feb 14

 

Weeping Radish: Super Bowl trumps Valentines Day

While the restaurant is closed for winter maintenance at the brewery, the retail store will be open Super Bowl weekend from 11 until 2 with all your favorite Weeping Radish beers and fresh sausages perfect for the big game.

Jan 30


Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


Rosie’s Recipes: Colorful meals compliment springtime colors

When springtime rolls around, Rosie Hawthorne looks for light, colorful meals.  These seared scallops served with a cauliflower purée and a bright vegetable medley fit the bill perfectly.

Apr 15


Rosie’s recipes: Valentine’s breakfast sweet for your sweet

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” better than sweets for your sweet and Rosie Hawthorne got a perfect breakfast sweet roll to start that special day off just right – heart-shaped pecan and cinnamon sweet buns.

Feb 10


Rosie’s recipes: Toasty comfort food and a cool dessert

January is a time for new beginnings. Mind you, I don’t do “resolutions,” but I’ve resolved/decided to tackle two dishes I’ve never had before and have always wanted to try -- Welsh Rabbit and Baked Alaska.

Jan 21


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

 

Rosie’s Recipes: Celery salad a light side dish that shines

With the weather warming up, Rosie tend to lighten up my meals and turn to the ever-versatile salad. Her celery salad offers sweet, sour, heat, crunch, bitter, and salty all in one bite. It’s a side dish that shines.

May 16


Video: Chip’s shares their favorites from Australian winery

In the first video episode from the Snob-Free Zone, Laura and Phil give their top choices from Mollydooker Wines out of Australia. Stop in at Milepost 6 in Kill Devil Hills or visit ChipsWineMarket.com.

May 13


The Chef Files: Joey Russo, Russo’s Bistro & Bar

This edition of The Chef Files from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association features Joey Russo, owner and chef at Russo’s Bistro & Bar, 3712 N. Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk.

Apr 14


Rosie’s Recipes: Colorful meals compliment springtime colors

When springtime rolls around, Rosie Hawthorne looks for light, colorful meals.  These seared scallops served with a cauliflower purée and a bright vegetable medley fit the bill perfectly.

Apr 15


Weeping Radish: April is North Carolina Craft Beer Month

We should truly celebrate beer month, not because alcohol consumption needs to increase, but because we need to rebuild our local communities again, and brewpubs can play a major role in bringing people together.

Apr 8


Video: Catch your break in the food industry on the OBX

If you've ever thought about working in the restaurant business, while living the beach life at the same time, you need to watch this video from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association.

Apr 8


Chip’s: Get your favorite specialty craft beers while they last

Beer is a big part of Chip's Wine and Beer at milepost 6 in Kill Devil Hills, and we thought this month we’d showcase some of the more popular offerings that our regular customers snap up or eagerly await as new releases land on the shelves.

Mar 27


Weeping Radish: What to expect when re-opening

Our High Tide Juicy IPA is just coming online and so is our Kaffee Kolsch. Blending our popular OBX Kolsch with locally roasted coffee from Front Porch Café’s Kill Devil Coffee Roasters, this beer is completely different from anything we’ve ever done before and it’s absolutely fantastic!

Mar 16


Rosie’s Recipes: Kick start the day with my waffles and syrup

To be honest, I’ve never been much of a breakfast person; however, I make an exception for these waffles with fruit syrup. They are made with yeast, so start the batter the night before and let it rise overnight.

Mar 3


Breakfast biscuits that OBXers love to grab-and-go

First a couple of disclaimers. This is not an article about health food, though that is a subject we will be getting into more often and on a later date so hold your horses. This is about a guilty pleasure

Mar 3