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

The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

The Big Curri-Shuck is the perfect post Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving is all about food, family and just enjoying the day without worrying about eating too much or really anything. The Big Curric-Shuck is pretty much the same thing with some live music thrown in. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg on … Continue reading The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

BrewTag 2018-Beer, Wind and Flight on the Outer Banks

A Possible Nor’Easter Can’t Keep Beer from Flying Somehow, flying into the teeth of a brisk northeast wind, the BrewTag competitors proved conclusively that beer can almost fly. The weather was iffy on Saturday, but that didn’t keep the aeronautical engineers who created the Flying Chicken and other wonders of the imagination of flight from … Continue reading BrewTag 2018-Beer, Wind and Flight on the Outer Banks

Seafood Festival a Celebration of Outer Banks History and Culture

Great Food & a Great Time at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival Now that the 2018 Outer Banks Seafood Festival is history we can safely say that it was a blast. There was a little bit of rain but nothing an umbrella or rain jacket couldn’t handle, and the rain was on again, off again, … Continue reading Seafood Festival a Celebration of Outer Banks History and Culture

Day One Mustang Rock & Roast-Great Music, Great Weather, a Great Time

First Day of Two Day Mustang Rock & Roast a Great Success. The first day of the Mustang Rock & Roast is now in the bag and whatever the expectations were, they were exceeded. It helped that the weather was perfect, but the sunshine and autumn temperatures, just made an amazing day or music that … Continue reading Day One Mustang Rock & Roast-Great Music, Great Weather, a Great Time