Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

A Last Hurrah for a Local Icon Change is inevitable but somehow it seemed the Kitty Hawk Winks was immune to that. Through 65 years it remained open at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and the Beach Road, the perfect beach town convenience store, dispensing food, sandwiches, tee-shirts and cheap souvenirs in equal measure. Change, … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Live Outdoor Music Back on Tap for Upcoming Week We have had a lot of rain here on the Outer Banks over the past week. If the rain gauge at the Dare County Airport on Roanoke Island is accurate—and it’s the official record keeper—it looks like 14” over the past seven days. We’ve had a … Continue reading When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Chef’s Auction Brings Out the Best in OBX

As a reminder of how great it is to be associated with the Outer Banks, the 16th Annual Outer Banks Signature Chef’s Auction is perfect. Held on Sunday at Duck Woods Country Club, there’s a little bit of glamour, some great food, it’s for a great cause and the generosity of the Outer Banks is … Continue reading Chef’s Auction Brings Out the Best in OBX

OBX Valentine’s Day-Create Some Memories

There are very few places anywhere as romantic as the Outer Banks, which makes Valentine’s Day by the sea even better. Of course the Outer Banks slows down in the winter, but local restaurants and bars are a long way from dead and a number of them have some great ideas for how to celebrate … Continue reading OBX Valentine’s Day-Create Some Memories

Shrimp Cook Off Brings Out Best in Outer Banks

It was certainly crowded in Ocean Boulevard for the 7th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cook Off. With 10 restaurant on hand and some great weather, there  seemed to be a lot of folks sampling some great dishes. It’s nice, too, that the event is a fundraiser for the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. It’s … Continue reading Shrimp Cook Off Brings Out Best in Outer Banks

15th Annual Chefs Auction at Duck Woods Country Club

The food was so good it defies description; the auction items were amazing; the evening of the 15th Annual March of Dimes Chefs Auction at Duck Woods Country Club a wonderful memory. It was also, though, a chance to reflect on the miracle of birth and what it mean to families when something goes wrong—and … Continue reading 15th Annual Chefs Auction at Duck Woods Country Club