Food

May 27


Slow down and enjoy the slow-food movement

Something that has helped me slow down and focus is considering how what I’m looking at was made and the effort that went into it. It’s mind-blowing to consider how many people worked all along the chain for me.

May 21


Max’s Pizza Company to get new digs and a new name

The new location will greatly expand their seating options, provide room for a bar and a waiting area and allow a larger menu to include more traditional Italian and Mediterranean fare in addition to their popular pizza.

May 7

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


 

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


 

Rosie’s recipes: Celebrate the versatile sweet potato

This versatile root vegetable is a fundamental southern food, finding itself on many a menu throughout the state and walking the diverse flavor profile line between sweet and savory.

Jan 26

Dining


 

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


 

Woo Casa: A new dining experience launches in Nags Head

Woo Casa Kitchen’s name might imply a menu torn between Asian and Tex-Mex, but “Woo” is the nickname of Aaron Wooten, who with his wife Katie, are the proud owners of the Outer Banks’ newest restaurant.

Apr 8


 

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

 

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


NY Pizza Pub Italian Grill: New owners keep what’s important

Former owners Joe and Laura Gurski sold the popular restaurant in August. The new owners added television screens, decided to operate the restaurant 365 days a year for lunch and dinner, and step up the night-life offerings.

Apr 30


Woo Casa: A new dining experience launches in Nags Head

Woo Casa Kitchen’s name might imply a menu torn between Asian and Tex-Mex, but “Woo” is the nickname of Aaron Wooten, who with his wife Katie, are the proud owners of the Outer Banks’ newest restaurant.

Apr 8


Outer Banks Olive Oil Co. coming to Outlets Nags Head

As Gymboree vacates the Outlets Nags Head shopping mall (formerly Tanger Outlets) in the wake of their recent bankruptcy filing, Outer Banks Olive Oil, Wine and Cigars will be moving in.

Apr 15


Trio changes its name to reflect expanded offerings

The business originally opened nearly eight years ago as a wine, beer, and cheese shop, with a bar serving a limited menu. Since then, it has evolved into a full-service restaurant and gourmet market.

Mar 27


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 Art of the Recipe: Serving up a visual buffet

in the case of the opening of "The Art of the Recipe: a salty foodART exhibition," the food on hand was built from recipes that provided the actual inspiration for the exhibited works. And yes, that is a mouthful.

Mar 27


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


Ashley’s Espresso Parlour: A coffee lover’s emporium in KDH

Pouring caffeine-laced fuel on the Outer Banks espresso scene, Ashley’s Espresso Parlour has just opened its doors and java junkies should be rejoicing. The Parlour is the creation of Ashley and Eric Barnes.

Mar 25


OBX Home Brewers members enter national competition

If you are interested in learning to make beer in your home but are just unsure where to start, the OBX Home Brewers has established a Mentor Program.

Mar 5