Food

Sep 20


Rosie’s Recipes: Get Poppin’ With Jalapeños

One thing I can always count on to be going strong in my late summer garden is my crop of peppers – particularly my jalapeño peppers.  After making all manner…


Rosie’s Recipes: Welcome to Figanomics

In August, we celebrate the fig.  Traditionally, Ocracoke Island has an annual fig festival to mark their passion for figs, but with the constraints of the coronavirus this year, instead…


The Chef Files


 

Chef Files: Mark Shafer, Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill

I started washing dishes at 15 just to make some money to get a car and take out girls. Then I was working at Chili’s while going to school to be a teacher. That really taught me the back end of the restaurant business.

Apr 2

 

The Chef Files: Joey Russo, Russo’s Bistro & Bar

This edition of The Chef Files from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association features Joey Russo, owner and chef at Russo’s Bistro & Bar, 3712 N. Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk.

Apr 14

Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


 

Rosie’s Recipes: Get Poppin’ With Jalapeños

One thing I can always count on to be going strong in my late summer garden is my crop of peppers – particularly my jalapeño peppers.  After making all manner…

Sep 13


 

Rosie’s Recipes: Welcome to Figanomics

In August, we celebrate the fig.  Traditionally, Ocracoke Island has an annual fig festival to mark their passion for figs, but with the constraints of the coronavirus this year, instead…

Aug 27


 

Rosie’s Recipes: Dog Day Delights

(Plus, the origin of the term “Dog Days of Summer”) During the heat of the summer season, I like light meals – nothing too heavy for the Dog Days of…

Jul 8

Dining


 

Facing change, OBX restaurants prepare to re-open

As the curve of COVID-19 infection in North Carolina flattens, restaurants on the Outer Banks are starting to look forward to a time, hopefully in the not-too-distant future, when they…

May 1


 

The Cookshak-The OBX finally has its own ‘chicken joint’

When it comes to food, the Outer Banks enjoys choices from two distinct culinary traditions. As a coastal resort, seafood has always played a leading role with local as well…

Aug 19


 

Masala Bay: Authentic Indian food has arrived on the OBX

Four of the nine people in our group consider themselves well-acquainted with Indian food, including one New Yorker. He pronounced Masala Bay equal to the Big Apple eateries he frequents.

Oct 23

 

The ‘Roger’ sheds some light (UV) on the subject

It began when Carol Ann Angelos’ brother-in-law bought the device for his home. Then, Angelos, owner of the popular Jolly Roger restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, installed it in her own…

Aug 26


A changing of the guard at an iconic OBX spot

John’s Drive In gets new owners, keeps its old charm After more than four decades of offering popular lunch “boats” and milkshakes to generations of locals and visitors, John Tice…

Aug 25


Mike Kelly’s new idea waits out a pandemic

As is the case with many businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned one well-known local restaurant operator’s plans upside down. But Mike Kelly hopes and believes that will only be…

Jul 30


Rosie’s Recipes: Dog Day Delights

(Plus, the origin of the term “Dog Days of Summer”) During the heat of the summer season, I like light meals – nothing too heavy for the Dog Days of…

Jul 8


Taco loco: There’s a new taco in town. And it isn’t as crazy as that sounds.

We prepared the following story and right before publishing, the Covid-19 lockdown happened. They reopened May 23rd and according to Sandra de Waal, they are doing a brisk business. They…

Jun 21