Apr 6

Free Community Curbside Suppers on Mondays and Thursdays at Rooster’s Southern Kitchen

HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC  Community Curbside Suppers | Monday, April 6th Menu Rooster’s Southern Kitchen Rubbed Smoked Chicken Breast with Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Southern Succotash 1,000 meals will be…

Restaurant Assn cancels all Taste of the Beach events

(OBRA) This message was sent on Monday, March 16 by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. While we decided a week ago to cancel the group events for this year’s Taste…

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: Ply Me With Potstickers

Every now and then, I get a yen for Asian cuisine and one of my go-to favorites is potstickers. They’re quick.  They’re easy.  And they’re quite versatile.  Golden brown and…

Jan 14


Rosie’s Recipes: Christmas Treats – Mocha Toffee Cashew Bars

When baking Christmas treats, I look for two things – simplicity and deliciousness.  These mocha toffee cashew bars hit both marks easily.

Dec 23


Rosie’s Recipes: Christmas Treats – Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a perennial favorite and Christmas wouldn’t be quite as Christmasy without these cinnamon treats.

Dec 23



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


Dine Out For Disaster Relief on Tuesday, September 17

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association will be hosting con Tuesday, September 17, 2019. In light of the recent hurricane, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association wanted to do its part to…

Sep 9


Rosie’s Recipes: Quick And Easy Shrimp Skewers

My freezer is always stocked with shrimp and I’m forever looking for different ways to prepare this mouthwatering crustacean.  Throw in some imagination and a flavorsome, delectable meal is only…

Mar 13

Peace, love and pizza. Peace of the Pie brings a new touch to an old favorite

      Pizza. It’s already a crowded field on the Outer Banks.  One might think opening a new pizza restaurant would give the new entrants some pause. But if…

Mar 7

Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop and After Hours Pub: The roast beef abides

Story and Photos by Jim Trotman The weather finally turned a bit cold and thoughts turned to the French Dip; the beefy sandwich served “au jus” for dipping and with…

Feb 12

Rosie’s Recipes: A Little Lava Lovin’ Goes A Long Way

One can never go wrong with chocolate.  Whether or not you indulge in Valentine’s Day, these molten chocolate lava cakes, for purity of taste and simplicity of execution, are a…

Feb 4

COA Culinary Arts students work with visiting Chef Ricky Moore

College of The Albemarle (COA) students in the Culinary Arts program at the Edenton-Chowan Campus had the unique experience of working with visiting Chef Ricky Moore during his time in…

Jan 30