Stories by Jim Trotman | Outer Banks Voice

Tasters bite into shark to explore possible local market

The purpose of the event is to use our feedback on the variety of preparations of cape shark (aka dogfish) to explore the viability of a North Carolina market opportunity for this native fish. Full story

Feb 26


Tasters bite into shark to explore possible local market

The purpose of the event is to use our feedback on the variety of preparations of cape shark (aka dogfish) to explore the viability of a North Carolina market opportunity for this native fish. Full story

Feb 24


All about family, and seafood, at O’Neal’s Sea Harvest

The family-run fish house is a dying breed on the North Carolina coast, especially in the northeast, where only a handful still exist. One of them, O'Neal's, is thriving in Wanchese. Full story

Feb 12


Ocean Boulevard: A 20-year tradition of fine dining

With two decades under its belt, the upscale restaurant on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk continues its tradition of innovative cuisine and Southern hospitality. Full story

Dec 15


Rooster’s Southern Kitchen: A new day for an old venue

The rooster is a fitting metaphor for Kill Devil Hillsā€™s newest dining establishment, indicating a new day for the structure that had previously housed the John and Sue Woolard's previous restaurant franchise. Full story

Nov 12


OBXers’ Getaway: Raaga Indian restaurant, Chapel Hill

Outer Banks residents must travel to find an Indian restaurant, and must travel even farther to find a really good one. So it was that we sauntered over, stretching our legs. Full story

Oct 18


OBXers’ Getaway: Carolina Brewery & Grill in Chapel Hill

Russ decided on the signature CB Local Burger. The beef hailed from Lilly Den Farms and the cheese from the Chapel Hill Creamery with a bun from the Pittsboro Bread Shop. Full story

Sep 26


Lisa’s Pizzeria marks 30 years in business on Hatteras

Lisa Muglia no longer owns Lisa's Pizzeria in Rodanthe, but the restaurant is still going strong in its 30th year of business. Full story

Sep 10


OBXers’ getaway: The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke

Looking to inject a bit of culture into my traveling companionā€™s life, and readers know he could use it, I pestered him to make a detour into Durham to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Full story

Sep 8


OBXers’ getaway: The Egg & I, a pleasant surprise

They have the basics covered, including many non-egg dishes, but then stretch it further with a whole series of Benedicts with various ingredients such as croissants in lieu of English Muffins, for example. Full story

Sep 2


OBXers’ getaway: Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery

In 1994, Scott Maitland, a West Point grad and Army veteran, was studying law at UNC when he learned a chain restaurant was in the works at what may be the most visible locations in town. This didnā€™t sit well with him. Full story

Aug 24


Doc and husband administer a taste of Jersey on the OBX

Dominic Polidoro, at 39, a gregarious chef with an engaging conversational style, traces the beginning of his culinary training to the age of 12, when his grandfather let him help out in his kitchen. Full story

Jul 29