What really sets the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach apart from so many other similar events is how it includes the entire Outer Banks. For four days-March 19-22- Outer Banks chefs and restaurants put on display of creativity and skill that rivals anything anywhere, and the best part of it, is the way to truly experience it is to tour the Outer Banks from Manteo to the Whalehead Club in Corolla.
There are a lot of event, so it is not possible to see them all, so here are a few recommendations.
By all means, be sure to set aside noon to 3 on Friday, March 20 for the Joe Lamb, Jr. Outer Banks BBQ & Wings Showdown. Held in the parking lot of the Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills, after experiencing this last year the advice is bring a good appetite a be prepared to be wowed!
There is another cookoff-the Chowder Cookoff on Saturday, from noon to 3 also. Another not-to-be-missed event, this one held at Southern Shores Crossing in Southern Shores.
With so many choices it’s almost impossible to choose, but here are two more that seem a bit different.
NC Wines vs. The World – A Blind Tasting Battle Royale at Sanctuary Vineyards at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg. It’s NC Wines vs the World. Should be an interesting time. Held on Friday from either 10 a.m.-12 or 2-4 p.m. the timing is perfect for a wine tasting then the BBQ Showdown.
Mr. Knight’s Wild Night at the Whalehead Club looks to be memorable. Saturday from 5:00-11:00 p.m., it’s a tour of the facility, followed by a Prohibition-era party with food prepared by Red Sky Chef, Wes Stepp, prohibition style cocktails-made with bathtub gin?-and wine and beer from North Carolina.
That’s just a small example-a very small example of what the TOB has to offer. Here at Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates we are offering partial week stays for the event. Give us a call, 800-552-5257, or check us out on line for availability. Stay the week or the weekend and get two tickets to the BBQ Showdown.