1. Ortega'z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar
Let’s chat for a bit about great food, created with a little bit of heart and soul in downtown Manteo. Maria and Thomas Williamson, the husband and wife owners of Avenue Grille, stay true to who they are by featuring coastal southern cuisine reminiscent of Thomas’s grandma’s cooking combined…
Get those taste buds ready: March 28 through 31 marks the return of the much beloved annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. For four days, locals and visitors will be treated to the best food and drink the Outer Banks has to offer.
With a careful focus on quality and regional, seasonal ingredients, Matt Payne is creating true artisan goods on the Outer Banks. While he spends his days cooking wildly-popular dishes as the chef for Bad Bean Baja Grill, more ideas for new and interesting flavors and foods are ever-present …
1. Charis Coffee Company
Mako’s Beach Grille + Bar in Kill Devil Hills has finished extensive renovations that put a fresh face on the year-round favorite. First opening its doors in 1996, Mako’s is perhaps best known as a family-friendly restaurant and private party host with an extensive menu of seafood, prime Ang…
In Denmark, where the frigid winter winds whip up off the open waters of the North Sea, they have a single word for how residents seek refuge from the weather. The Danish word “hygge” expresses a feeling closest to what we might call coziness. While the word may not be directly translatable …
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Duck hosted a Holiday Happiness Cookie Competition and Bake Sale Saturday, Dec. 15, to benefit Dare County SPCA — and there were lots of winners.
Traditionally, oysters were considered to be at their peak in months with an “R” in their names. Serving up 100 bushels of the tasty mollusks, the Big Curri-Shuck festival at Sanctuary Vineyards promises a real treat for oyster lovers.
The annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-off all began one evening on the water.
Planning to attend the Outer Banks Seafood Festival Saturday, Oct. 20? Don’t worry, the mullet toss competition will return this year at the popular event, though the large, stinky bait fish is unlikely to be served by any of the event’s 12 participating restaurants.
Great value is on the menu for the Outer Banks Fall Restaurant Week Friday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 27, with 15 eateries from Jarvisburg to Manteo offering a fixed price, three-course meal highlighting their cuisine.
Kinston is approximately 150 miles from the Outer Banks; Ayden is a 130-mile drive. These two Eastern North Carolina towns are well known for their classic bar-b-que joints serving wood-smoked pulled pork with the region’s unique vinegar-based sauce. But there’s no longer any good reason to …
Everything about Howard’s Pub is designed for diners — and those just looking to raise a mug or two — to have a good time.
Fish and Chips Sandwich
The Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant’s extensive menu is both diverse and affordable, and the food never disappoints — and that’s why it’s a favorite among locals to meet friends and family.
Big changes are in the works for Café Lachine, a popular gourmet bistro and bakery. After six years in its Nags Head location, owner Johanna Lachine will pack up and move to Wanchese in mid-September.
The Jolly Roger Restaurant has been part of the Outer Banks landscape since 1972, and for good reason: It’s fun, affordable and unique.
Whether looking for a nice, quiet spot to sip a spot of organic tea in style, or indulge in an all-natural smoothie — loaded with protein and low in calories — or partake in a fresh bagel or delicious confection, Elizabeth’s Tea Garden in Nags Head is a good place to start.