February 26, 2008

Outer Banks Taste of The Beach, 3/6 - 3/9

It's coming!! The biggest food event the beach has ever seen. The Outer Banks Restauratn Assoc. (OBRA) 2008 Taste of the Beach. The extravaganza will feature 3 days (4 really) of food, wine and lots and lots of fun. You can find the Taste of the Beach schedule online and you can buy tickets as well. There is something for everyone, wine tastings, a Tapis tour of Duck, Bar B Que, brunch, oysters, garlic and cooking classes. Did I mention music. The Taste of the Beach now includes a concert by the Sauce Boss at FFHS on Sat. night. For the uninitiated this guy Jimmy Buffet featured in is song "I will sing for Gumbo". The highlight of the festival is the Expo on Sunday night at Kellys Restaurant in Nags Head.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 6:30 PM

Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & TavernNAGS HEADNC

The Taste Of The Beach Expo is a evening extravaganza showcasing the impressive array of culinary delights to be found on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Every spring, The Dare County Restaurant Association rolls out the red carpet to share with the world a sampling of the beach's finest fare. On Sunday evening of March 9th, 2008, don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the finest work of more than 20 local chefs competing for prize money, trophies, and bragging rights in this popular annual food fest. This year's event will be held at Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern starting at 6:30pm with winners being announced around 9pm. Organizers expect an early sellout, so get your tickets early.

This used to be a one day, single site banquet. Eateries set up tables at the Ramada Inn or some vacant space at the mall, Guests bought tickets then came on Sunday afternoon and feasted on local fare. It became so popular that it just stopped working. The best food was 86'd early. (that 's restaurant talk for there ain't no more). Beer was more popular than was good for some people. The OBRA responded by expanding the event, creating a whole new concept. With help from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau they have turned it into a long weekend opportunity for locals and visitors to explorte the entire Outer Banks gastronomic galaxy.
I am making my picks today and ordering my tickets. Make sure you do the same. If you like food or wine or just enjoy a good time, this is an event you shouldn't miss.


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