Food

Sep 26


Rosie’s Recipes: Sweet Salute to Summer

By Rosie Hawthorne It’s time for one last Summer hurrah and I have a refreshing, mouth-wateringly delectable ice cream treat for you.  Cool mint and rich chocolate – a satisfying pair if… Full story


NouVines: A new wine experience in Manteo

There’s a new kid in town in the Manteo waterfront district. Judging by the early consumer response, it will fill a long-vacant niche for visitors and residents on Roanoke Island in search… Full story


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. Full story

Apr 2

 

The Chef Files: Evan Hayes at Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar

This edition of The Chef Files from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association features Evan Hayes, executive chef at Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar at Pirates Cove Marina on the Manteo-Nags Head causeway. Full story

Feb 16

Rosie Hawthorne's Recipes


 

Rosie’s Recipes: Sweet Salute to Summer

By Rosie Hawthorne It’s time for one last Summer hurrah and I have a refreshing, mouth-wateringly delectable ice cream treat for you.  Cool mint and rich chocolate – a satisfying pair if… Full story

Sep 10


 

Rosie’s Recipes: Life’s a Beach Peach

By Rosie Hawthorne My earliest vacation memories with my parents are the summer trips we took to Myrtle Beach to stay for a week with friends who owned an oceanfront cottage.  This… Full story

Aug 8


 

Rosie’s Recipes: Garden Vegetables + Fresh Herbs = Bowlful Of Summer

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice It’s time to raid the summer garden.  And it’s ripe for the pickin’. For those of you with gardens, I imagine you might have an… Full story

Jul 3

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 will be… Full story

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 as Caribbean… Full story

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. Full story

Oct 23

 

Rosie’s Recipes: Life’s a Beach Peach

By Rosie Hawthorne My earliest vacation memories with my parents are the summer trips we took to Myrtle Beach to stay for a week with friends who owned an oceanfront cottage.  This… Full story

Aug 8


Rosie’s Recipes: Garden Vegetables + Fresh Herbs = Bowlful Of Summer

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice It’s time to raid the summer garden.  And it’s ripe for the pickin’. For those of you with gardens, I imagine you might have an… Full story

Jul 3


‘I hate to do this’ – Sandbars closes

In a heartfelt video, a bit over two-minutes long, that is posted on their Facebook page, Mark and Michelle Shafer reluctantly announce the immediate closing of Sandbars Raw Bar and Grill in… Full story

Jul 2


Rosie’s Recipes: Oppor-tuna-ties Abound

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice Today, I’m cooking tuna and here’s how:  Get out your cast iron skillet.  Heat it up between 375° and 400°, film it with some peanut oil… Full story

Jun 4


Rosie’s Recipes: Imagine the Pasta-bilities

  By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice Sometimes you just need pasta.  It’s light.  It’s filling.  It’s comforting. And we could all use some comfort right now.  With a little imagination… Full story

May 6