Food

Sep 21


Outer Banks restaurants honored in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards

The Outer Banks has been honored in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards, which highlights restaurants around the world that offer the best wine selections.

Sep 19


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 as Caribbean themed dishes (a…

Aug 19

The Chef Files


 

Chef Files: Mark Shafer, Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill

I started washing dishes at 15 just to make some money to get a car and take out girls. Then I was working at Chili’s while going to school to be a teacher. That really taught me the back end of the restaurant business.

Apr 2

 

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

 

The Chef Files: Evan Hayes at Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar

This edition of The Chef Files from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association features Evan Hayes, executive chef at Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar at Pirates Cove Marina on the Manteo-Nags Head causeway.

Feb 16

Snob-Free Zone


 

Chip’s favorite selections from Outer Banks Olive Oil Co.

Check out some of the great choices and pairings available from Outer Banks Olive Oil Co., which shares the space with Chip's Wine and Beer at Mile Post 6 on the bypass in Kill Devil Hills.

Oct 2

 

Olive oil and pasta at Chip’s: A well-kept secret

Chip's Wine & Beer also houses a well-kept secret. The Olive Oil Company is also a part of the store and it offers an amazing selection of olive oils and yummy pasta. you can purchase your olive oil in a DIY format.

Aug 12

 

Video: Featuring Coelacanth Brewing of Norfolk at Chip’s

In this episode from the Snob Free Zone, Phil gives the low down on Coelacanth Brewing Co. of Norfolk. You can find four of their brews at Chip's Wine and Beer at the Milepost 6 Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills.

Jul 2

Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


 

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Marvelous Mahi

One of the perks of living where we do is our access to some of the best seafood in the world.  My son recently went deep-sea fishing and came back with dolphinfish, (aka mahi mahi),…

Jul 21


 

Consider asparagus for a light and satisfying quiche

In the Spring, this not-so-young cook’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of ... asparagus. I always look forward to the first spears of asparagus in my garden and I’ve earmarked them for a light and simple, yet filling and satisfying, quiche.

Apr 29


 

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Got shrimp? Here’s what to do

Living where we do, we always have shrimp on hand -- usually at least 20 pounds frozen at any time, so a shrimp meal is only a thaw away. Today, I have three shrimp dishes for you with distinct flavor profiles.

Mar 24

Dining


 

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 help those that suffered damage.…

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

 

The Voice Food Court: Masala Bay Grill’s Chicken Curry

As part of our effort to add new features to our Food page and make it more interactive, we are inviting local restaurants to supply us with some of their favorite recipes. This mouth-watering entry…

Aug 22


Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: A Taste of Summer

You know it’s summer when your kitchen counters are covered with vine-ripened tomatoes freshly picked from your garden.  You’ve waited all year for this. You’ve suffered through those tasteless, insipid, and soulless imposters throughout the…

Aug 17


Chef Sharon Peele Kennedy demonstrates “Cooking Fish Hatteras Style”

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Join  Tuesday, August 27  at 2 p.m. as Chef Sharon Peele Kennedy demonstrates “Cooking Fish Hatteras Style” as part of our Salty Dawgs lecture series. This is a FREE event,…

Aug 26


Far Out Bistro is worth the ‘far out’ trip to Manteo

Quick. Name some varieties of food that tend to form the theme of a restaurant. You might have thought of food groups such as pizza, burgers, steak, pasta or even salads. Or perhaps ethnic and…

Aug 3


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


Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Marvelous Mahi

One of the perks of living where we do is our access to some of the best seafood in the world.  My son recently went deep-sea fishing and came back with dolphinfish, (aka mahi mahi),…

Jul 21


Fresh Fit Cafe: Enchanting love story leads to practical eating

Nine years ago, the two met at Big Al’s and before long they were an item. After a courtship here, Tungaa returned to her home in Mongolia. Steven wanted to marry, but Tungaa was sure her father would never agree to it.

Jul 2


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Some cool ideas for the season

I scream. You scream. This weather screams for ice cream. And I’m here to give it to you. This might be the easiest ice cream ever. No eggs are involved. No custard. No cooking. It's just cream and milk. Sugar. Vanilla. Strawberries. And an ice cream maker.

Jun 29


Max’s Pizza: New digs are a win-win for owners and patrons

Fans of Max’s Pizza who have been missing their lasagna and excellent pies, we have some good news. Max’s is back at a new location that sports a larger, more appealing dining area replete with…

Jun 26


Shipwrecks: A new face in a growing family of restaurants

The inside bar is all new and will focus on old favorites as well as trendier cocktails, beach-themed drinks, and 22 taps for everything from the latest microbrews to good, old-fashioned PBR.

Jun 13