Food

Feb 23


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: 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: 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

 

Christmas food and gifts from the Weeping Radish

Feasting and frivolity have been the only acceptable activities over the centuries from December 25th to January 6th. The Weeping Radish has everything you need to observe the holidays properly.

Dec 18


Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


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


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Toasting the season with crostini

During the holidays, it’s always a good idea to have something on hand for a quick and versatile appetizer. Crostini lend themselves to a panoply of toppings, allowing an endless scope of flavors and seasonal accoutrements.

Dec 19



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

 
 

The Chef Files: Tony Duman from 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


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


Thai Room: OBX’s first exotic restaurant thrives after 30 years

A lot of restaurants have come and gone on the Outer Banks since 1985, but The Thai Room continues to thrill the taste buds with a new generation at the controls.

Dec 27