• 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 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…

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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…

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

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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.

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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In honor of my own Nana, I have decided to recommit myself to the enjoyment of okra. Maybe not the definitive memorial for our wise, sassy and beloved matriarch, but I think she would be pleased. It was one of her absolute favorite vegetables.

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Late summer and early fall mean shrimp on the Outer Banks

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Outer Banks chefs and recipes featured in “Chefs of the Coast”

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Spice up your dishes with Fieldhand Sam’s rubs and jams

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Soft Shell Crab Molting 101 

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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CSAs make it easy to get fresh vegetables and locally made goods

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Have you ever considered foraging for your fruit?

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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Let’s chat about sustainable seafood and what it means to eat local seafood. First, answer this question: What kind of fish do you like to eat? If you are an Outer Banks seafood diner, chances are you answered flounder or rockfish or tuna. If you live a little on the edge, you might have ven…

  • By Amy Gaw Contributing writer
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The fig is one of the few fruit-bearing trees to consistently survive, and thrive, in our salty climate.

  • By Katie Fuller Contributing writer
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From Grandy to Kill Devil Hills to Manteo, the beer enthusiast has three decidedly varied breweries to choose from on the Outer Banks.