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  • Story and photos by Amy Huggins Gaw
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Sometimes hunger hits at inconvenient times. Fortunately, there are a slew of local eateries, grocery stores and filling stations that offer grab-and-go options to keep your blood sugar level.

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  • By Amy Gaw
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Old Nags Head Café, located directly across from Jockey’s Ridge, is a local treasure. It might even be labeled a “best kept secret”— if a three-decades old restaurant that’s visible from both the bypass and the beach road can be called secretive.

  • By Donna Gable Hatch Editor
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There are plenty of reasons to visit the Outer Banks, and one of them is the incredible just-caught seafood served at area restaurants. Any seafood-lover will tell you that it’s very easy to taste the difference between previously frozen fish and something fresh from the boat — regardless of…

  • By Amy Gaw
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Kristina and Mark McCleary, chef-owners of Northern Light Bakery in Corolla, are celebrating their tenth year in business and life has never been sweeter. The wife and husband team opened their European style bakery in 2007 and have added new treats every season since.

  • By Amy Gaw
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Disguised as an unassuming sandwich shop, a tiny Nags Head eatery and catering kitchen has steadily made its way into the hearts and homes of locals and visitors, one bite at a time. Hard work and dedication to the joy of food is apparent in everything created by Johanna and Justin Lachine a…

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All of you who are inspired at OBX Taste of the Beach, be sure to look around town for good stuff to bring back to your kitchen.

  • By Amy Gaw, contributing writer
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When a hungry patron can walk through the front door of a 30-year-old waterside restaurant, take a purposeful, deep breath and exhale into instant bliss, the visit is already notable.

  • By Amy Gaw, Contributing writer
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The catering division of Stack ‘Em High restaurant in Kitty Hawk has been newly christened Kiki’s Kitchen. The name change pays homage to the spirited matriarch, chef and restaurant diva Kiki Kiousis, who, with her husband, Perry, began Stack ‘Em High in Kill Devil Hills in 1968 and still fr…

  • By Amy Gaw, Contributing writer
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When cooking or baking for the holidays, why not make a little extra to share with a friend or neighbor?

  • Story and photos by Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Handmade tortillas are always in season at Outer Banks Taco Bar (OBTB) in Kitty Hawk. Whether flipped on the griddle for tacos, deep fried for empanadas or cut into quarters for nachos, a freshly made corn tortilla is a tasty way to begin a dish, and you can find them in abundance and stuffe…

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  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Once November hits the calendar, holiday meal planners are consumed with visions of roasted turkeys and cranberry molds and linen-covered tables stacked with pies. Pinterest snapshots intrigue, beguile and bewilder as we wonder, yet again, if we should serve turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • By Amy Gaw Contributing Writer
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Burgers and oysters. Two excellent reasons to plan a visit to Two Roads Tavern in Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, where fine burgers and briny oysters are the main menu attractions.

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Where to find wine with personalized service on the Outer Banks.

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Along with fresh seafood, Ms. Vicki serves up delicious take-out fare and plenty of local knowledge.

  • By Alison Urbanek
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Eating to reduce inflammation will lead to greater health and energy.

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Country-style home-cooking favorites can be found just over the bridge on the Currituck mainland.

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The Outer Banks’ first Peruvian restaurant has a special kind of magic.

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 I get a little flutter in my heart when I catch my first glimpse of one particular family of grapes on the farm market table. It is grape season on the Outer Banks and that means it is time for the big, plump, deep purple and speckled-chartreuse end of summer fruit from the vines that so ma…

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Influences of the Outer Banks, Philly and an Italian grandmother come together in Nags Head eatery.

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Avon eatery is worth a quick stop for burgers and sandwiches.

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Where to find fresh-made sushi on the Outer Banks.

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Clams are a favorite Outer Banks delicacy

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You can’t go wrong with good food in legendary Outer Banks location.

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Contemporary Asian cuisine with a few Southern and coastal twists makes this one a standout on the Outer Banks.

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Hidden away in Jarvisburg is a delicious coffee shop and café.

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Fresh food and a waterfront make an excellent combination in Manteo.

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Two of my favorite places to order old-school fried fish.

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Chefs Amanda and Randolph Sprinkle are doing coastal Southern right in Colington.

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Nags Head’s sweet spot offers old-school and new-school treats.

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The Outer Banks’ three craft breweries keep

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NC Sea Grant is exploring the possibilities of bringing a new species, cape shark, to Outer Banks plates.

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Collards are a staple on Southern menus at this time of year.