10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff–Great Food for a Great Cause

Now that the 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff is an event of the past, we can honestly say we never thought shrimp could be prepared in so many ways. There was the California Style Shrimp Wonton from Ocean Boulevard. Really two dishes on one plate—a poached shrimp in a fried wonton and spicy shrimp rice ball. … Continue reading 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff–Great Food for a Great Cause

Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

Eating shrimp for a good cause. Could there possibly be a better plan of action than that? The 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff is this coming Sunday, November 3 at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk.  The good cause? The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research has been gathering data … Continue reading Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

For The Lost Colony Third Time Is Truly the Charm

For the The Lost Colony Grand Tasting third time’s the charm evidently, although we have to admit the first two times were awfully nice. But the Saturday wine tasting at the the SoundStage Theater certainly seemed like the best yet. Maybe it was the weather, with that gently breeze blowing off Croatan Sound; or the … Continue reading For The Lost Colony Third Time Is Truly the Charm

CrabDaddy Reappears at Sanctuary Vineyards

All is well on the Outer Banks as CrabDaddy makes his annual appearance this Saturday on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg on September 21. That’s this coming Saturday. Who, the uninformed may ask, is CrabDaddy, not realizing that CrabDaddy is a what as much as a who. What he, or is … Continue reading CrabDaddy Reappears at Sanctuary Vineyards

Second Outer Bean Opens in Village of Duck

Outer Bean in Kitty Hawk has always been one of our favorite places. Great coffee, excellent smoothies, wonderful sandwiches and lunch specials—made with organic ingredients when owner Necla (Nay-schlah) Rader can get them. The help is always friendly and the feeling is very much a European cafe, where you can sit and sip an espresso … Continue reading Second Outer Bean Opens in Village of Duck

Fresh Strawberries Ready to Be Picked

Everything is right in the world of the Outer Banks. The weather has been springtime perfect and Mr and Mrs. Malco have opened their strawberry patch for picking once again.  It’s hard to remember from year to year just how good those berries are, but this year’s crop, by acclimation seems to be really, really … Continue reading Fresh Strawberries Ready to Be Picked

John’s Drive In & Tar Heel 2 Open for OBX Season

John’s Drive In and the Tar Heel 2 Produce stand have reopened for the season and all is right in the world of the Outer Banks. The weather is warming, the days are getting longer, traffic is picking up on the Bypass so yes, the natural progression of the seasons is once again on us. … Continue reading John’s Drive In & Tar Heel 2 Open for OBX Season

OBX Taste of the Beach a Tasty Treat

We’ve had a lot to say about the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach and now that it’s here and gone, it’s time for a recap. There is no perfect way to describe everything that happens over the four days of the event—there is just too much happening. Tapas crawls…we were partial to the Kitty … Continue reading OBX Taste of the Beach a Tasty Treat

Ashley’s Espresso Parlour Now Open in KDH

There’s a new coffee shop on the Outer Banks and it’s worth checking out.  Ashley’s Espresso Parlour is something special. It’s on the ocean side of the intersection of Helga Street and the Bypass in Kill Devil Hills, although it’s so close to Kitty Hawk that some people might say it’s there. Ashley of Ashley’s … Continue reading Ashley’s Espresso Parlour Now Open in KDH

Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards

The Cajun Occasion, the name says it all. Coming Saturday, March 2 to Sanctuary Vineyards up in Jarvisburg. That’s about 15 minutes north of the Wright Memorial Bridge. Since the official Mardi Gras is on March 5 this year, we can probably call the Cajun Occassion a pre-Mardi Gras party. One thing we do know, … Continue reading Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards