You know the winds are brisk when the kiteboaders are skimming over the waters of Roanoke Sound all day. And Sunday they were getting some great rides.
It didn’t seem to faze the 1000 or so who showed up for the first every Outer Banks Fall Food Truck Showdown.
Sure, it was a bit chilly. And yes the breeze of the sound was pretty brisk, but the food was great, the music wonderful and everyone seemed to have a good time.
Scheduling an outdoor event on the Outer Banks in November is always a bit iffy, but event organizers looked at what was on tap for the month and noticed nothing was scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving. So they decided to take a chance.
It worked out pretty well, too.
With 11 food trucks on hand there was plenty of variety to select from. If there is any complaint it is that there is no way to get to everything there is to sample.
That being said, the BBQ loaded fries from Y’all Eat Yet were wonderful for a cold day. Sweet and savory in just the right portions…the fries done just right. Marvelous.
Which is probably why they came in second in the voting.
One of the nicest parts of the event was how many families were there with kids of all ages. And the kids seemed to be having a genuinely good time. That could have been because they got to run around pretty much as much as they wanted to. It was a good safe area and they didn’t need grownups hanging over them the whole time.
The music was great as well beginning with the kids from the Mustang Outreach Program. Followed by local bluesman and recipient of the North Carolina Order of the Longleaf Pine, Mojo Collins with his band Triple Vision.
Songs From The Road Band wrapped things up for the day with as kind of funky, bluesy bluegrass sound.
Winter is a wonderful time to visit the Outer Banks. A slower time of the year, there’s time for conversation and contemplation. Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates has the perfect home for a week or two of rest and relaxation.
The Fall 2018 Food Truck Showdown People’s Choice Winners:
Fork’et Me Not
Y’all Eat Yet?
Poblanos Tacos and More