Taste of the Beach will be held March 11-14th

Get Ready for 4 Days of Food, Drink & Fun! The Outer Banks of North Carolina 2010 Taste of The Beach Weekend will be March 11-14.

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association (OBRA) has been hosting the Taste of The Beach for over 20 years. This grand food festival event on The Outer Banks of North Carolina will feature wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, celebrity guest chef appearances by Ed Brantley & Heba Salama from “The Biggest Loser”, brewery tours, tapas crawls and many more events with exciting array of creative combinations of culinary delights and fun activities on the Outer Banks.

The Beach Expo, the Grand Finale Event, on Sunday, March 14th will be the hottest ticket in town with over 20 area restaurants getting together and some of the best beverage vendors. It will be the night of the TOBY Awards – Restaurants will be competing for “Best Booth Presentation,” “Best In Show” and the top award, “Peoples’ Choice.”

The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of several fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area’s world class chefs is more your speed.

Freshness is the hallmark of dining on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Offering much more than just seafood, the barrier islands are home to over 160 locally owned and operated restaurants. You’ll be delighted by a diverse offering of culinary delights in unique settings, with menus dreamed up by the finest-trained chefs.

Nothing beats locally caught seafood – you can taste the difference in ours. We have the finest Watermen in the world who bring in plump oysters, savory shrimp, and fish entrees almost too gorgeous to eat! For discriminating palettes or pocketbooks, Outer Banks restaurants serve everything from true Italian fare, to Southwestern and French cuisine. And yes, you can find down home Southern-style barbecue and hushpuppies. And you don’t have to break the bank.

Whatever your tastes, you’ll find plenty of food, drink, and fun among the wide array of activities encompassed by the Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend. For more information and tickets, visit the Taste of the Beach website.

Hatteras Island Arts & Crafts Show is Nov. 27-28

Hatteras Island Arts & Crafts Guild will have an arts and crafts show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Cape Hatteras Secondary School on Highway 12 in Buxton. This is an annual event to help locals and visitors alike get a jump start on their Christmas shopping island […]

Picture of the Week

Fifth Annual Day at the Docks – a celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen, where fishing boats and gear are displayed and the tools and skills of working watermen are demonstrated. A fun event with great local seafood and music for your family to enjoy! Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.

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