Stories by Jim Trotman | Outer Banks Voice

Single Fin: Another milestone in a stellar OBX career

Ever since Chef Phongrit Choeichom let word out he’d be creating a full-scale sit-down restaurant, the opening of Single Fin Bistro Bar & Grill has been one of the most anticipated happenings on the culinary scene here in some time. Full story

Jun 29

La Dolce Vita: Great tastes of Italy in the heart of Corolla

The chef is the utterly charming Anne-Marie Marzetti. She opened La Dolce Vita eight years ago and co-owns the restaurant with her mother, Barb. The Italian cooking springs from her father’s parents, who both hail from Italy. Full story

Jun 11

Dawn’s Kitchen: The pleasure of dining out while eating in

After a setback, Dawn and Sonny Holcomb are qoing strong with Dawn's Kitchen catering. The Currituck-based business recently participated in the Pop Up Oceanfront Restaurant, a new feature of Taste of the Beach. Full story

Apr 30

The Outer Banks is primed to be ‘the Napa Valley of oysters’

Starting from the 12 o’clock position on our iced platters, we began with the smallish, creamy and bright-tasting Kumamoto, almost “cute” with a black velvet lining. The taste is mild and has notes of salted cucumber. Full story

Apr 6

Mulligan’s burger endures as a great OBX indulgence

Mulligan’s Grille on Historic Cottage Row 4005 S Croatan Hwy. Milepost 13 Nags Head, NC (252) 480-2000 Open all year Check their website for hours Story and Photos by Jim Trotman Sometimes,… Full story

Mar 12

Uncle Ike’s: A beacon of hearty eats in Corolla

Back in 2009, Pennsylvania native Tony Northrup was in transition. He was closing out a partnership, and when a friend asked to come down to Corolla to help open a restaurant, Uncle Ike’s Rock 'n Roll Bar 'n Diner, he thought it might be a fun, short-term gig. Full story

Jan 30

It’s time to rise up and fight this catfish with forks and knives

The Invaders were at the gates. So we caught them and ate them. And they were delicious. We recently joined about 30 other interested folks for the “Fish & Flights: Fighting Invasive Blue Catfish with Forks and Knives.” Full story

Dec 1

Two Roads: Melding tastes of Nashville and the OBX

In larger cities, particularly in Nashville, you'll find the culture of burger bars. Such a place was on the minds of Kyle Forbes, B.J. Austin and Mark Ballog. But they felt they needed another element. Full story

Nov 16

Avenue Waterfront Grille: A great variety for every taste

The menu changes with the seasons but is extensive, and it includes a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine, the options helpfully denoted with a V, VV and GF. Full story

Oct 23

I Got Your Crabs is about a lot more than crabs

From the humble beginnings of a little Curritucker selling crabs from a red wagon to being featured in a national publications, the Stuart family's storefront eatery has grown into a mecca on the Outer Banks Full story

May 24

Taste-test unwraps flavor of shark fishery’s potential

Over the course of three non-consecutive Tuesday evenings, Café Lachine in Nags Head created nine dishes featuring cape shark, also known as spiny dogfish, which is landed locally. Full story

Apr 19

Tasting team takes a second bite at spiny dogfish fare

The thrust of the Sea Grant project is to explore the possibilities of keeping and using the local catch of spiny dogfish, or part of it, here where it is caught. The fish is also known as the cape shark. Full story

Mar 20