Food

Jul 15


Spirits of N.C.: The brews and more of Rocky Mount Mills

Matthew Haskett offers his take on the selections found in and around Rocky Mount Mills, as part of our continuing series on the beer, wine and spirits being made and sold in all corners of The Old North State

Jul 13


Spirits of N.C.: Meet the brewers of Rocky Mount Mills

In part two of our series, meet a co-founder of the Outer Banks Brewing Station that's among the initial tenants of Rocky Mount Mills, helping turn the 200-year-old former cotton mill into a business incubator.

Jul 12


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

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


 

Be cool as a cucumber with some smashing good salads

When the temperatures outside start rising, I start cooling off with light, bright, and refreshing salads, and nothing cools like a cucumber. A cool cucumber is the perfect foil for hot weather and hot food.

Jun 23


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


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


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

 

Spirits of N.C.: Rocky Mount, the next craft-brew hot spot

Rocky Mount officials were afraid the old mill, which churned out Confederate Army uniforms in the Civil War, would be sold and torn down. Capitol Broadcasting bought the property in 2007 with an eye toward a transformation.

Jul 5


More Outer Banks restaurants are taking a pass on straws

After repeal of the ban on plastic bags, concern about plastic waste will be heard not only via the voting booth but at local eateries. Many have already stopped offering straws, provide them only on request or have switched to paper straws.

Jul 4


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


Be cool as a cucumber with some smashing good salads

When the temperatures outside start rising, I start cooling off with light, bright, and refreshing salads, and nothing cools like a cucumber. A cool cucumber is the perfect foil for hot weather and hot food.

Jun 23


Outer Banks Catch recipe: A Carolina delicacy, local style

It is hard to find a real seafood lover who doesn’t count the months down until they can enjoy soft shell crabs. For those who want to prepare it themselves, here is Beth Bailey's awesome recipe.

Jun 13


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


Rain doesn’t deter crowd from first Food Truck Showdown

On the Outer Banks, food trucks have been growing in popularity, though, because they offer restaurants and caterers a way to bring their products to their customers, either at festivals or special events or for a catered affair.

Jun 10


Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint opens on the Beach Road

Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint has opened on the Beach Road at milepost 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills, bringing a style and flavor that started in Harrisonburg, Va. and now boasts 12 locations.

May 31


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