October 7, 2012
It’s been a gradual change of seasons with lots of things going on on the Outer Banks. I’ve participated in the Outer Banks Triathlon as a member of a relay team – I did the bike portion: 13.1 miles starting at the Dare County Regional Airport over the old Manns Harbor Bridge and back. The ride out was smooth and the views were spectacular, but when I made the turn at Mashoes Road, I hit a wall of wind and it took everything in me to get back across the bridge.
This weekend marked the First Annual Bluegrass Festival at Festival Park in Manteo. This was a sell-out event. Unfortunately I didn’t get to go, but it’s on my calendar for next year. Check out some great photos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OBXBluegrassFestival?fref=ts.
View from the Duck Soundside Boardwalk
Today marked the 6th Annual Duck Jazz Festival, featuring The Rippingtons with Russ Freeman, Paula Atherton, THE FUZZ BAND, and Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen.
Today also marked the final day of the 20th Annual Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of Homes. The homes were selected featuring new designs and many incorporate new technologies, best building practices and ‘green’ features.
There is a plethora of events and activities coming up. My favorite resource for all things is http://www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-events/.
My favorites include:
- The Colony Lost & Found 5K and Fun Run, October 13 in Manteo
- Outer Banks Seafood Festival, October 20 in Nags Head
- Trick or Treat Under the Sea, October 24 at the Roanoke Island Aquarium
- Outer Banks Marathon, including Half Marathon, 8K, 5K, Southern 6 & more, November 9 – 11
It’s a beautiful time of the year to visit the Outer Banks!
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May 18, 2012
Stuff I found on the Internet this week (thanks to Google Alerts and Pinterest):
http://www.workingwaterfront.com/articles/The-Will-of-Wanchese/14824/ A little bit of history of the fishing village, Wanchese, NC, from The Working Waterfront, by Susan West, published by The Island Institute.
New findings of The Lost Colony: Evidence Found At Lost Colony Site by Ran Northam at Chapelboro.com http://www.chapelboro.com/Evidence-Found-At-Lost-Colony-Site/13145894.
You’ll never guess what I saw on my OBX vacation At HamptonRoads.com.
Sillyness from Pinterest:
ha ha, get it?
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May 4, 2012
There’s so much to do on the Outer Banks as the weather warms.
The fish are biting, the beach is
welcoming, kites are flying, local businesses are reopening for the season, and two of my favorite events are back: FIRST FRIDAYS and SATURDAY FARM MARKETS in downtown Manteo.
Held on the first Friday of every month on the Manteo Waterfront. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Historic Inn Tour from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (tour maps at Dare County Arts Council), Live music from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Blue grass to Jazz to Classic Rock ‘n Roll), Boutiques and Restaurants open late, Enjoy family friendly activities, Famous rock climbing wall, historical interpreters in period costumes and more. Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, NC 27954 Phone: 252-473-2133.
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April 10, 2012
Happy Spring from Marshes Light!
Two new homes have sprouted up at Marshes Light. Traditional Manteo styled, one with a pop of bright blue.
Home site #13 reduced: $150,000.
April is a happening month along the Outer Banks! Check out these great events and click here for more information:
- 10th Annual OBX Bike Week
- Flying Pirate Half Marathon
- Storm the Beach – Obstacle Course
- Film, Music, Theater
- Couture by The Shores – Fashion, Fun & Food to benefit Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
Softshell Season Soon!
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February 25, 2012
Lots of things to do and see along the Outer Banks, here’s a sample:
FIRST FLIGHT CRUISERS 5TH ANNUAL SHAMROCK CAR SHOW AND POKER RUN
March 15 – 18
All events are ‘rain or shine’! Start the show off right with a Welcome Reception, Thursday, March 15th at Mako Mikes. The following day enjoy the Poker Run, Friday, March 16th. The Shamrock Car, Truck and Bike Show is Saturday, March 17th at First Flight High School. Visit http://firstflightcruisers.com for more information.
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT FILM TOUR PRESENTS A GIFT FOR THE VILLAGE
Dare County Arts Council is pleased to bring the Southern Circuit Film Tour to the residents of Dare County! Six independent films will travel to Dare County, and local residents and visitors are invited to screen the films and meet the director. The film, A Gift For The Village, will be screened at Roanoke Island Festival Park Indoor Film Theater on March 24th at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. The filmmaker, Tom Landon will be on hand for a question and answer session after the film is screened.
TASTE OF THE BEACH
Presented by the Dare County Restaurant Association, this grand food festival will feature wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, celebrity guest chef appearances, brewery tours, tapas crawls and many more events with an exciting array of creative combinations and culinary delights. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/home.htm.
KELLY’S 4TH ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE LEPRECHAUNS 8K
Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 2316 S. Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC 27959
8K ADULT or under 18 age categories. Register at http://fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=104
KELLY’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Sunday, March 18 – 1 p.m. on the Beach Road, Nags Head
This year’s parade celebrates The Outer Banks Hospital’s 10th Anniversary & a Decade of Care, and the theme is “Health is Happiness!” Following a traditional Irish Blessing, each petal on the Shamrock represents a wish for good health, good luck & much happiness. Awards include Best Overall, Best Float, Best Band/Music Theme, Best Unity & Best Parade Route Theme. The parade hosts 100+ entries annually & is viewed by 8-10 thousand bystanders.
OUTER BANKS BOOTCAMPS “EXPRESS” MARATHON TRAINING CAMP
March 27 – 4 weeks
The camp will culminate at the 3rd annual running of the Flying Pirate Half Maratho. Curriculum includes but is not limited to:
- Short and long distance running
- Speed and Tempo workouts
- Strength & Conditioning Weight Training
- Plyometric Drills
- General and Sports Nutrition
- How to compete and successfully participate in an endurance foot race
For more information on how to join and train with the leader in Race Training on the Outer Banks call 252-489-8239 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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November 25, 2011
- Starting the day with my Boot Camp friends in the Gobbler 5K in Nags Head was great.
- Happy birthday wishes to my friends Sharon, Cathy & Shearl.
- Cool winds gave way to warm sunshine.
- Turkey took forever to cook.
- Son’s mashed potatoes were the best I ever ate (secret ingredient parmesan cheese, but not too much).
- Son told me about the oysters he and his girlfriend gathered down near the new inlet at Rodanthe, found enough up to feed them for a few days – salty plump oysters, he made oyster stew (he is very talented in the kitchen).
- Next time I’m going to slow-cook a turkey in a crock pot with cranberry barbeque sauce.
- I am thankful for my family, health, friends, pets and this beautiful community I live.
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November 5, 2011
“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There’s, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There’s pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich… That’s, that’s about it.”
Bubba Blue from the film, FORREST GUMP.
The second annual Shrimp CookOff will be held on Sunday, November 6, at Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk – from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm. This casual, fun competition was a huge success in 2010 and raised almost $5,000 to benefit the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research.
There will be nine competing chefs from around the Outer Banks, cooking fresh, local shrimp in their favorite style of preparation. A DJ will be keeping up with announcements and door prizes and a silent auction will also be held on the second floor of Ocean Boulevard, with a People’s Choice Ballot. The bar will be open serving Beer & Wine specials along with your favorite beverage. The cost per person is $20 at the door, and tickets can be bought in advance at Ocean Boulevard, or at Outer Banks Veterinarian.
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October 17, 2011
About a month ago, the Town of Manteo provided a dump truck load of fossil/spent oyster shells to Marshes Light. This past Saturday (October 15) a group of volunteers bagged the shells for placement along the marsh to help stabilize an eroding expanse of coastal marsh – one of the last of its kind in Town limits. The bagged shells will be used much like rip rap or wood and vinyl bulkheads; however, this method utilizes natural materials.
The volunteer effort was part of an overall project aimed at creating a “living shoreline” to protect a Juncus marsh that is part of the Marshes Light Development in downtown historic Manteo. The “living shoreline” stabilization will allow the marsh to regenerate along its eroding fringe and return valuable oyster shells to our waters. These shells will also provide a great home to numerous marine creatures.
Thriving coastal marshes are vital to the overall health of our estuary, effectively filtering nutrients, fine sediments and toxins from overland runoff. These critical habitats also support fisheries and protected resources by improving water quality and buffering shorelines.
It was an interesting process and hard, dirty work. We used UV resistant netting material (used and recommended in the aquaculture industry) which was stretched over a piece of PVC pipe that was about 36” long and 8” in diameter. Wearing thick gloves, we placed the shells into the pipe with bag stretched and when full, the pipe was pulled out of the bag and the bag tied. Each bag was estimated to weigh about 30-35 pounds!
Once the necessary permits are in place, the next step will be to load the bags onto a barge and haul them over to the marsh. The Town also plans to install native marsh plants along the landward side of the stabilized shoreline next spring.
This project is an on-going and volunteer collaborative effort between Marshes Light new home community, the Town of Manteo, Quible & Associates, P.C., and our many friends! Check back in early next spring for information about volunteering for more projects along the Manteo waterfront.
I want to give special thanks to Marshes Light owners, Bob & Joan Ciardi (and friends), Jim Lambie and Jeff & Carol Nease for their hard work!
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June 5, 2011
Boot Camp. 6 weeks running and fitness camp on the beach. Great workout for all skill levels. www.outerbanksbootcamps.com.
Boot Camp Graduation, Wright Brothers Monument
Hang Gliding. Soar high above Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Visit Kitty Hawk Kites and learn to fly.
Paddle Boarding. Ocean or sound, it’s a great way to explore and see the aquatic wildlife in our local waters. www.kittyhawkwatersports.com.
Sailing, Jet Skiing, Windsurfing. Hobie cat day sailing or windsurfing. You can do it all at Kitty Hawk Water Sports, excellent instructors, great location on the By Pass in Nags Head, next to Jurassic Putt.
June 4-10 brings the Triple-S Invitational Kiteboarding Competition to Cape Hatteras. This professional event attracts the top 24 men and women kiteboarders from around the world to compete.
Surfing. Some of the best breaks on the East Coast are right here on the Outer Banks. There are a number of local surf shops that can hook you up. In the meantime, check out these sites: www.surfline.com/travel/index.cfm?id=2150; www.obxsurfinfo.com; and outerbanksesa.com.
The Lost Colony. Live outdoor theater about the story of 117 men, women and children who vanished without a trace more than 400 years ago. May 27 through August 20th 2011, Monday through Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (252) 473-3414 or www.thelostcolony.org.
Art. Dare County Arts Council showcases local artists including Chris Bickford (photojournalist) and Holly Nettles (acrylic, oil & collage) in the old court house, Manteo. www.darearts.org.
PIZZA – Pizzazz, 4 locations, Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk & Nags Head. www.pizzazzpizza.net or 252-261-1111.
COFFEE – Front Porch Café, 3 locations, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head & Manteo. www.frontporchcafeonline.com.
SEAFOOD – Carawan’s Seafood Market, Kitty Hawk. Fresh to go. 252-261-2120.
CASUAL DINING –
- Kill Devil Grill www.thekilldevilgrill.com (252) 449-8181.
- Darrell’s Restaurant, Manteo. www.darrellsseafood.com (252) 473-5366.
- Art’s Place, Kitty Hawk. Featured in the June issue of Our State Magazine for best burgers in the state of North Carolina. On the Beach Road. (252) 261-3233.
- Blue Point Bar & Grill, Duck. Overlooking Currituck Sound. www.goodfoodgoodwine.com. (252) 261-8090.
MUSIC & WINE & FOOD – The Brine and Bottle, on the Causeway, Nags Head. Every Thursday enjoy live jazz on the deck from 7 – 10 p.m. www.thebrineandbottle.com.
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March 22, 2011
When there’s a special occassion, or I’m just plain sick and tired of leftovers or frozen microwavable meals, there are some great local eateries to choose from in Manteo.
One of my all time favorite places in Poor Richard’s on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. The place is casual, the views are great and the food is fresh. Order at the counter and find a seat inside or out. If it’s not listed on the menu, chances are they can make it for you. http://www.poorrichardsmanteo.com/. 252-473-3333.
We recently tried the new Harbor Point Bar and Grill at Shallowbag Bay. This is a new restaurant that took over the space once occupied by Striper’s. The view was outstanding and the food delicious. I enjoyed a turkey/bacon wrap with fresh home-made chips and salsa. 252-473-3222.
Another favorite place is Ortegaz Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar. The service is always great, and the food is served with a fresh spin and a nod to the flavors of the southwest. Their fish tacos are delightful. http://www.ortegaz.com/index.html.
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February 17, 2011
Sunny skies and warm weather are in the forecast for the next couple of days and into the weekend. Early signs of Spring are in the air. It’s time to dust off your flip flops, check your calendar and discover some very compelling reasons to visit the Outer Banks right now.
Marshes Light Marina
I’ll be at the Greater DC Live South Show on February 25-27 at the McLean Hilton with Marshes Light. Admission is free and if you’re in the area, please come by our booth, see what is new at Marshes Light, and register for a chance to win a 2 night stay here in a lovely three bedroom waterfront villa. Our new Sales and Welcome Center is now open at 301 Dartmoor Lane at the Marina.
Coming up: 3rd Annual Jockey’s Ridge Oyster Roast on March 5, from 10 am until 2 pm. This is a great community effort to plant and create new environments for oysters in the Sound behind Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head. Oyster roast is free for participants. For more information call 252-441-7132.
Did you know that on February 8th, 1862, Roanoke Island was captured by the Union Army after more than 24 hours of conflict? Island Farm is hosting a Living History Weekend with all sorts of activities and demonstrations for you history and civil war buffs. March 5 & 6.
One of the more popular annual events is the OBX Taste of The Beach, March 17-20. The Outer Banks Restaurant Association has been hosting the Taste of The Beach for over 25 years. This grand food festival event will feature wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, celebrity guest chef appearances, brewery tours, tapas crawls and many more events with exciting array of creative combinations of culinary delights and fun activities on the Outer Banks.
The Outer Banks are quickly becoming a running destination. Kelly’s 3rd Annual Running of the Leprechauns 8K jumps into the season on March 19. For more information on this event and other activities, visit www.outerbanksrunningclub.org.
Kelly’s 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held March 20 on the Beach Road between Milepost 10.5 and 11.5, beginning at 1 pm, rain or shine.
Live music and theater round out the month of March:
- The Freedmen’s Colony Blues Jam on March 25 at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 7:30 pm. www.roanokeisland.com for more information.
- Theatre of Dare presents “Diamond Studs” on March 25 – 27 at 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday at the COA Roanoke Island Campus (formerly Manteo Middle School). Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door, and $8 for students with valid school/college identification. www.theatreofdare.org or 252-261-4064.
- The London Quartet on March 26 at First Flight High School Auditorium. 7:30 pm. Sophisticated humor and harmony a cappella style by one of the world’s top vocal groups. Visit www.outerbanksforum.org.
- The Vagina Monologues on March 30 – 31 and April 1 at the Film Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 7:30 p.m. The production is a part of the V-Day 2011 Worldwide Campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Tickets are $15, for more information contact: Gail Hutchison email@example.com.
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January 6, 2011
A 63 pound striped bass (aka rock fish) was landed recently by a father and son team fishing aboard the Rigged Up out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Congratulations to Captain Haywood on and his fishing party.
The largest striped bass ever caught by angling was a 35.6 kg (78.5 lb) specimen taken in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 21, 1982. The record-holder is Albert McReynolds, who fought the fish from the beach for an hour and twenty-minutes before landing it in the surf.
While the Atlantic striped bass is the state fish of Maryland, Rhode Island and South Carolina, it’s easily the fish of choice during the winter on the Outer Banks.
Also known as rock fish, or ocean rock, these fish migrate between fresh and salt water; and its during the colder months when the rockfish show up along the Outer Banks that makes prime fishing time.
Ocean rockfish is definitely the best fish I’ve ever tasted. If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks soon, check in with any of the local fish stores, such as Carawan’s in Kitty Hawk, and ask if they have fresh ocean rockfish or striped bass. Get them to filet one for you, take it home, rub it with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill about 5-7 minutes on each side. If unable to grill outdoors, fish can be broiled 4-5 minutes from heat, turning once, 10 to 12 minutes total.
Grilled bass with Salsa
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December 22, 2010
I have heard many great things about the Blue Moon Beach Grill. Located at Surfside Plaza in Nags Head, the BMBG is located in a strip mall that lays between the Beach Road and the Bypass at about the 13 Milepost. It’s small which in my experience usually equates with excellence. (http://http://www.bluemoonbeachgrill.com/.)
I met several friends for lunch recently. We were seated at a table right away. The last time I attempted lunch at the BMBG was in early summer and we were turned away as there was a 30 minute wait. My anticipation was palatable. The thing about strip malls, though, is the front door. You enter right off the sidewalk/parking lot. In this case the front door also opened from the north and the north wind. None of us could take our coats off, and you got a blast of arctic air every time the door opened. Which happened a lot.
After examining the menu, I decided on a Caesar salad with fried oysters. A sign on the wall proclaims Outer Banks Catch, a local nonprofit program that promotes and encourages support and consumption of local seafood. (http://http://www.outerbankscatch.com/.) And our local oysters have been superb this season and these were no exception. These were perfectly fried, delicately salty and crunchy.
In the 1930s, Caesar Salad was voted by the master chefs of the International Society of Epicures in Paris as the “greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in fifty years.” (http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/SaladHistory.htm.) The formula for a perfect Caesar is pretty much the same and makes it a great winter salad: fresh romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil with garlic and anchovies. The version I had at the Blue Moon included grape tomatoes, sautéed onions and diced bacon. I like the inner crisp leaves of the romaine, the fresher the better. My salad consisted of the outer end leaves that tend to wilt in a dressing. The onions added an interesting visual dimension, but ultimately overpowered the salad. There were no croutons – possibly due to the fried oysters. I was disappointed in the salad, but the good news is that there were maybe six or seven of those delectable fried oysters served on top of the salad and that was just right.
Categories: Dining, outer banks, Recipes, Things to do, Uncategorized.
September 29, 2010
This recipe is going into the Family Favorite Great Recipe Folder! It received great reviews at a recent baby shower and has passed the discerning eyes of the resident fresh-food lovers and chefs in my family.
Tart and Crunchy Fresh Tuna Salad
(adapted from a Food Network recipe by Claire Robinson)
1 ½ pounds fresh tuna steaks (make sure it’s FRESH) http://www.outerbankscatch.com.
2 lemons, thinly sliced
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup halved red grapes
¼ cup toasted chopped walnuts
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 tsp. mayonnaise
I deviated from the recipe which called for baking the tuna in parchment paper.
Cut the tuna into chunks and layer with lemon slices. Steam in lightly salted water (add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to cooking water). I used my trusty vegetable steamer (nothing fancy), but it is important to spray the steamer with Pam or brush it with olive oil. I watched it for about 10 minutes and as soon as the tuna meat was almost cooked (or almost white), I took it off the heat to cool.
After tuna has cooled, shred meat with a knife/fork and put in bowl, add yogurt, touch of mayo, grapes, celery and walnuts and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and fresh lemon juice to taste. Serve with crackers, in a sandwich or a wrap and enjoy.
I think the secret is the Greek yogurt, it adds a rich/slightly tart taste without the calories that mayo delivers. I probably could have left the mayo out, but felt it added a little bit to the flavor. This tuna salad was awesome!
Categories: outer banks, Recipes, Things to do.
August 1, 2010
photo courtesy OuterBanksFreePress.com
A great place to spend a beautiful afternoon on the Outer Banks. The Pier House Restaurant sits right on the Atlantic ocean. Fresh seafood can’t get any fresher than when you catch it and it’s cooked it right here. “You Hook “Em – We Cook ‘Em!”
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July 11, 2010
After a day of work or play, this dish spotlights the fresh flavor of local clams (small cherrystones are best) on a tangle of pasta. If you”re on the northern beaches, I recommend Carawan’s Seafood in Kitty Hawk – they are a family owned business and always have the freshest selection of fish and shellfish, local veggies, beer and wine.
This dish has become a weekly favorite! The recipe has been adapted from Mario Batali.
3 tablespoons kosher or coarse sea salt
1 pound linguine
12 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
24 fresh cherrystone or small clams in shell, scrubbed
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white wine
1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes in juice, juice reserved and tomatoes coarsely chopped
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped (optional)
In large pot over moderately high heat, combine 8 quarts of water to boil and salt. Bring to boil, then add linguine and cook to 1 minute short of al dente according to package directions (pasta should still be quite firm).
Meanwhile, in large sauté pan over moderately high heat, heat 6 tablespoons extra- olive oil until hot but not smoking. Add garlic and sauté until just golden, about 30 seconds. Add clams and 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes and sauté 1 minute. Add wine, tomatoes and juice, and 1/2 cup parsley and simmer, uncovered, just until clams open, 7 to 8 minutes.
Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain linguine and add to pan. Simmer, tossing occasionally, until linguine is just tender, about 1 minute. If necessary, add some of reserved cooking water to keep moist. Remove from heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and extra-virgin olive oil, tossing to coat. Transfer to serving dish and serve immediately. Serve with crusty bread to sop up all the delicious juices.
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October 3, 2008
Well, the movie was sappy and melodramatic, but it was great seeing the beautiful Outer Banks beaches on the big screen! And also seeing a couple of friends in the scene of the party on the Pier.
After the show, we stopped by The Pearl which is located on the Beach Road at the Sea Ranch Hotel, near Third Street in Kill Devil Hills. It was a beautiful evening and there is a lovely oceanfront deck where we enjoyed cocktails before dining on fresh seafood – tile fish, shrimp and crabmeat.
This is what Fall is all about on the Outer Banks – no crowds, beautiful weather and the freshest of the bounties of the ocean and local farm markets!