Food

Nov 19


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Pavlova for Thanksgiving dessert

After enjoying the requisite turkey and stuffing with giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, the ubiquitous green bean casserole, optional ham, and buttery rolls, Rosie is foregoing the pumpkin pie this year.

Nov 10


Hopvember Fest benefits Coastal Fed’s oyster restoration

Bring your oyster knife and appetite for North Carolina beers and oysters to the third annual Hopvember Fest 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tortuga’s Lie. All proceeds benefit the N.C. Coastal Federation’s local programming to restore oyster reefs.

Nov 7


The Chef Files


 

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

 

The Chef Files: Tony Duman, Outer Banks Brewing Station

The first edition of The Chef Files from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association features Tony Duman, executive chef at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills.

Feb 5

Snob-Free Zone


 

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

 

Video: Chip’s shares 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

 

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

Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


 

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: The pear necessities

Fall fruits are at their peak and there’s nothing better than buttery pears -- slightly floral with subtle citrus notes, delicate on your tongue, and overflowing with sweet juiciness. I have a trio of pear recipes

Oct 28


 

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Summer’s last hurrah

In culinary terms, “a la Caprese” denotes a preparation of some of the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine - tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, which, not coincidentally, represent the colors of the Italian flag.

Sep 30


 

Rosie’s Recipes: The figalicious days of summer

July through August finds me coming up with all sorts of fig recipes to accommodate the deluge of figs from my prolific trees. I’ve made fig ice cream, fig newtons, sticky figgy buns, fig sauce, fig tarts, and all manner of fig appetizers, but I think my all-time favorite is my “figcaccia,” a focaccia with […]

Aug 23

Dining


 

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


 

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

 

Outer Banks Catch recipe: Quick crab and spinach lasagna

Fall and winter menus call for comfort food that sticks to your ribs and has a host of flavors, and quick crab and spinach lasagna fits the bill. And this recipe doesn’t require a day-long shopping trip to find ingredients.

Oct 18


Quick Bites: Three days, three lunch spots, three first times

In trying to keep a finger on the pulse of the OBX restaurant scene, and with summer winding down, I came up with a grand strategy. I would, in three days, have lunch in three establishments and each would be my first visit, sort of.

Oct 4


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


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Summer’s last hurrah

In culinary terms, “a la Caprese” denotes a preparation of some of the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine - tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, which, not coincidentally, represent the colors of the Italian flag.

Sep 30


Outer Banks Mom: Girls night out at Chip’s Wine and Beer

Audra and a few friends take a Girls Night Out to Chip's Wine and Beer in Kill Devil Hills, and find out there's a whole lot more to Chip's than just being a store for enthusiasts of spirits.

Sep 29


OBX Daydreams: Cape Hatteras Oyster Company

Utilizing the pristine microenvironment of the waters along Hatteras Island, Bill and Ryan Belter at Cape Hatteras Oyster Co. are raising oysters and then ship directly to restaurants and fishmongers locally and around the country.

Sep 24


Outer Banks Catch recipe: Shrimp and crab enchiladas

Like many other species, until a demand grew for the shrimp in places such as New York City, there was not a market for them. When one developed, shrimping quickly became a staple of fishermen’s efforts.

Aug 28


Rosie’s Recipes: The figalicious days of summer

July through August finds me coming up with all sorts of fig recipes to accommodate the deluge of figs from my prolific trees. I’ve made fig ice cream, fig newtons, sticky figgy buns, fig sauce, fig tarts, and all manner of fig appetizers, but I think my all-time favorite is my “figcaccia,” a focaccia with […]

Aug 23


Outer Banks Catch recipe: Shrimp and pasta salad

Summer is shrimp season along the Outer Banks. Many of us simply fry, grill or boil shrimp and eat them as a finger food. But shrimp pairs well with pasta. Here's one way top make a simple shrimp and pasta salad!

Aug 13


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