Food

Aug 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…


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…


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: 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 8


 

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


 

Rosie’s Recipes: More Bang Bang for your Buck Buck

I’ve been cooking a lot of shrimp lately.  I have a freezer-full and it’s come in quite handy during these COVID-19 times.  As always, I’m thinking of new ways to…

Jun 15

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

 

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…

Jul 17


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


Rosie’s Recipes: More Bang Bang for your Buck Buck

I’ve been cooking a lot of shrimp lately.  I have a freezer-full and it’s come in quite handy during these COVID-19 times.  As always, I’m thinking of new ways to…

Jun 15


The restaurant-omics of a pandemic

Why COVID-19 has upended many business models As we entered into Phase Two of statewide the statewide COVID reopening scheme, local restaurants were able to take advantage of new policies…

Jun 12