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2012 Events

(All events are now up! No more will be added.

Plan your culinary adventure now!)

Events are listed chronologically by start time and by date(s) of their occurrance.

Ticket prices do NOT include gratuities. Please bring some pocket cash for tipping your servers for their kind service.

Thursday March 15th

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NEW!! Eat Outta the Pan Breakfast

ALL FOUR DAYS Thursday – Sunday

TIME: 8:00am-Noon $15 per person

Attention Morning People! The Good Life Eatery, featuring casually upscale dining, invites you to a hearty and elegant Taste of the Beach breakfast…right outta the frying pan! Your choice of three combinations: Eggs as you like them, 2 fresh blueberry pancakes, bacon or sausage; An omelette (any way you want), homefries or grits, toast, our decadent chocolate gravy and biscuits, a fresh fruit cup; or, Eggs as you like them, 2 johnny cakes (cornmeal pancakes), bacon or sausage, and a fresh fruit cup. All three breakfasts feature an endless cup of coffee and juice. Add an optional Blood Orange Mimosa or Bellini or a delicious Southern Red Eye when you get there. (Sorry, we cannot serve alcoholic beverages before Noon on Sunday).

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The Good Life Eatery

3712 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-480-2855 for more information. Tickets will also be available at the door. To order advance tickets online

CLICK HERE

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A Toast to The Coast | Wines of The Outer Banks

Thursday, March 15; Friday, March 16; Saturday, March 17

TIME: 10:00am-6:00pm $20 per person

Sunday, March 18 TIME: Noon-6:00pm

Did you know that The Outer Banks produces award-winning wines? Just miles from the Atlantic, Sanctuary Vineyards boasts acres of European and Native vineyards, a world-class winemaking facility and – just for Taste of the Beach – a special tasting featuring a dozen of our finest wines, paired with NC artisan cheeses and fresh bread. Keep your tasting glass and enjoy the views from our vineyard picnic area. This event will run daily at Sanctuary Vineyards. Sunday also, beginning at Noon.

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Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC 27947

Call 252-491-2387 for information. Tickets also available at the door.

To order tickets in advance online

CLICK HERE

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Coffee Cupping

ALL FOUR DAYS Thursday – Sunday

TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm $12 per person

Explore the nuances of the world’s greatest coffees! Learn to taste coffee like the pros as we learn proper cupping technique and sample coffees from such diverse regions as Indonesia, Africa and South and Central America. Discussion will highlight differentiating the characteristics of aroma, acidity, body and flavor. Each session allows for plenty of discussion, and every participant gets coffee samples to enjoy at home.

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The Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head location only)

2515 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-6616 for information. Limited to 10 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! Ceviche & Tequila Tasting

Thursday March 15; Friday March 16th; Sunday, March 18th

(not Saturday)

TIME: 12:00pm-3:00pm $25 per person

Come enjoy lunch as many across Latin America do, which is why the afternoon siesta is an important part of their day. Latin America is blessed, as is the Outer Banks, with an abundance of seafood and coastline. The style of cooking seafood with the acid of citrus fruit to enhance its delegate flavor celebrates the ability to enjoy extremely fresh seafood. Taste 2 different versions of ceviche paired with both a silver (Blanco) tequila and anjeo (vintage) tequila snifter along with our delicious fresh salsas and house made corn chips. Siesta afterwards is optional. You can come in anytime between 12:00 and 3:00 and enjoy this event at your own pace.

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Bad Bean Baja Grill

3105 N. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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NEW! Coffee Brewing Technology

ALL FOUR DAYS Thursday – Sunday

TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm $12 per person

How can I brew a better cup of coffee? Explore the various methods to brew coffee, both at home and how commercial systems differ. Included will be the chance to try the new state-of-the-art Bunn Trifecta, and

taste some great coffees along the way.

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The Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head location only)

2515 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-6616 for information. Limited to 6 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Outer Banks Restaurant Tours Thursday Tour

Thursday, March 15 TIME: 1:00pm-4:15pm $30 per person

Hop aboard the Outer Banks Restaurant Tours van and let us do the driving! On this tour, we will meet in Duck and take you to three fabulous restaurants and a wine/beer shop for a special tasting. The tour kicks off at Sweet Ts and Aqua Restaurant in Duck, and then moves on to Coastal Provisions Market and Ocean Boulevard Bistro. At each stop you will have the opportunity to meet the owners and chefs as they give you private tours of their restaurants, regale you with history and stories, and answer your questions. You will also be treated to a sample of a signature dish, paired with a drink. One lucky guest receives a bottle of wine! Great fun and great food!

21+ over please.

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

This tour meets at the parking area across from

Aqua Restaurant in Duck

1174 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949

Call 252-722-2229 for information. Limited to 18 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! Afternoon Wine & Dessert Delight

ALL FOUR DAYS Thursday – Sunday

TIME: 2:00pm-5:00pm $18 per person

Hang out under the waterfall and by a cozy fireplace at the Good Life Eatery. Enjoy a glass of fine wine and two decadent dessert choices from our dessert case. Chill for the afternoon, bring your laptop, relax and get ready for your evening adventure.

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The Good Life Eatery

3712 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-480-2855 for more information. Tickets will also be available at the door. To order advance tickets online

CLICK HERE

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Vine to Wine | Outer Banks Winemaking Revealed!

Thursday, March 15 TIME: 2:00pm-5:00pm $25 per person

Would you like to be a winemaker for a day? Learn how great wines are crafted from the ground up, in this informative workshop with winemaker John Wright. Located just miles from the ocean, Sanctuary Vineyards enjoys some of the finest growing conditions in all of North Carolina. The course will focus on the growing of premium grapes, techniques for production of wines, as well as the basics of wine appreciation and judging. At the close of the workshop, students will break into teams and blend their own wines to see who’s the best! Workshop includes: vineyard tour, winery tour, barrel and tank tasting, wine blending competition, complimentary glass and free grapevine (Take home and start your own vineyard!)

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Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC 27947

Call 252-491-2387 for information. Tickets also available at the door.

To order tickets in advance online

CLICK HERE

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NEW! Coffee Roasting Workshop 101

Thursday, March 15 TIME: 3:00pm-4:30pm $19 per person

How is coffee roasted? can I do it at home? Learn from the Roastmasters at the Front Porch Cafe. Participants will get real hands-on experience with our commercial Diedrich IR-12 Roaster.

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The Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head location only)

2515 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-6616 for information. Limited to 6 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! Oysters at The Creek

ALL FOUR DAYS Thursday through Sunday

TIME: 4:00pm-9:00pm $25 per person

Enjoy a evening of oysters! At Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant enjoy three courses of NC local Oyster Heaven with 6 "crab slough" steamed oysters, 6 oysters Rockefeller and 6 Buffalo oysters (golden fried and tossed in our own Buffalo sauce). Or if you rather, walk across to our Sugar Shack and casually chow down on a full peck (that’s a lot of oysters!) steamed or raw, whatever way you like. Either choice gets you a belly full of oyster goodness. All our oysters this time of year are truly local and known for their flavor and freshness. A great value for the price and an oyster lovers delight!

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Sugar Creek Restaurant & the Sugar Shack

7340 S. Va. Dare Trail, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, MP 16.5

Nags Head, NC 27959

Tickets will also be available at the door. To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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A Taste of Duck Dining Crawl

Thursday, March 15 TIME: 5:00pm-9:00pm $50 per person

The quaint little town of Duck is known for its many soundfront/waterview restaurants featuring innovative and sophisticated cuisine balanced in relaxed unpretentious settings. Join us Thursday evening for ‘A Taste of Duck’, a dining tour of three of Duck’s finest. Featuring Aqua Restaurant, where their Chefs have created a savory menu with more organic, sustainable and natural foods than ever before! Come watch a stunning Outer Banks sunset while enjoying Aqua’s culinary masterpieces. Then move on to the Roadside Raw Bar & Grill, a small place big on flavor and personality, and a Duck must-do. The to Red Sky Cafe where you will find an upscale but casual atmosphere, local food with eclectic styles of preparation by Chef Wes Stepp, an Outer Banks legend in the business. Each restaurant will feature a small plate selection and drink offering. Tickets are limited! Crawl in no particular order from 5-9pm.

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Aqua Restaurant – 1174 Duck Road

Roadside Raw Bar & Grill – 1193 Duck Road

Red Sky Cafe – 1197 Duck Road

Duck, NC 27949

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! Basnight’s Shrimp Extravaganza!

ALL FOUR DAYS Thursday – Sunday

TIME: 4:00pm-10:00pm $29 per person

GOT SHRIMP? We do…fresh local greentail shrimp from the Pamlico Sound caught by Sammy William’s boats. Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe presents an evening of shrimp indulgence! Start with your choice of fresh shrimp appetizer; Buffalo or Asian Shrimp, or traditional Spiced Steamed Shrimp. Then your choice of entree from; Broiled or Fried Shrimp, Baked Garlic Shrimp, or Shrimp Pasta with roasted pepper, garlic, roasted tomatoes, lemon, butter & Romano cheese served over linguine. Add an optional "Shrimptini" (shrimp colored martini) for just $6. Basnight’s is known for it’s large portions so rest assured you will be fully shrimp-satisfied after this meal! Feel free to stick around after dinner Friday and Saturday nights for live entertainment. This is a rolling start time. Come when you like between 4pm and 10pm to enjoy this event.

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail (on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway),

Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-441-5405 for more information.

This event will also be available for purchase at the door.

To order tickets in advance.

CLICK HERE

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Local’s Lowdown!

Thursday, March 15 TIME: 5:00pm-10:00pm FREE

Come one come ALL!!! This is an event to not miss if you are a LOCAL! And even if you’re not a local you are welcome to attend. Kick off the Taste of the Beach 2012 and get the lowdown on all the events, purchase tickets right there to events still open, and win some awesome prizes by entering our raffles. There will be free munchies for everyone and great entertainment! *The age requirement for this event is 21 and up.
No pre-registration is necessary. Free entrance at the door.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Call 252-480-3337 for information.

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Carolina Fare Chef’s Tasting Menu

ALL FOUR NIGHTS!! (Thursday through Sunday)

TIME: 5:00pm-10:00pm

$65 per person; $90 per with paired wines

Celebrate the foods of our region with a diverse four-course menu of Carolina inspired cuisine. Prepared with fresh seafood, meats and accompaniments sourced from regional farms and fields. The wines (optional) selected are from all over the country and are specially selected to compliment the chosen dishes and enhance your experience. You must be 21+ to purchase a meal with wine pairing ticket.

Upon ticket purchase please call Ocean Boulevard to make a reservation for a specific time that evening.

MENU

Appetizer (Choice of)

NC Shrimp & Baby Clams “Hatteras Style” Saute

Bacon Twice Baked Potato + Herbs & Seafood Stock

House made Sausage & Sweet Potato Skillet

Slow Braised Collard Greens, toasted Peanuts + Roast Garlic

Soup or Salad (Choice of)

Crab & Corn Chowder

Root Vegetables + crisp Croutons

Carolina Deviled Egg Salad

Field Greens, Sweet Red Onion, Roast Local Beets, truffled Aioli Crostini,

Goat Cheese + Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

Entree (Choice of)

Crispy Fried Local White Fish

South Carolina Heirloom Grits, Oyster & Mixed Bean Succotash + Green Tomato Relish

Roast North Carolina Pheasant

Sweet Potato Biscuit, caramelized Cauliflower, Currituck Greens, Smoked Peanut Jus + Scuppernong Wine Glaze & house made Apple Butter

Grilled Angus Tenderloin of Beef or Harris Ranch New York Strip

Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Paprika stewed Blackeyed Peas, Grilled Onions,

Broccoli + Natural Jus

Dessert (Choice of)

Individual Pecan Pie with Spiced Caramel Ice Cream

Creamy Vanilla-Cinnamon Rice Pudding “Brulee” with Cigar Cookie

~Wine pairings to be announced~

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Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar

4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road), Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-2546 for specific information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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OBX Pub Crawl

Thursday, March 15 or Friday, March 16 or Saturday, March 17

TIME: 7:00pm-2:00am $40 per person

2012 Taste of the Beach OBX Pub Crawl sponsored by Outer Banks University and the Ramada Plaza Hotel. Meet at the Ramada and join this fun-filled evening and sample what local Outer Banks pubs have to offer. Party with 20 friends on a limo bus that will deliver the party to the hottest bars on the OBX, including Peppercorns, Mulligan’s Raw Bar and Grill, Just George’s Sports Bar, Jolly Rogers, The Dunes, The Sand Bar, Outer Banks Brew Station and Kelly’s Tavern!! (stops are subject to change without notice). And it gets even better you can BYOB coolers, ice, cups and mixers and even snacks are on the bus. Limited seats available. Optional accommodations package available. $40 per person for Crawl only, $177 per couple includes one-night stay at the Ramada Plaza and two Crawl tickets, $266 per couple includes two-night stay and two Crawl tickets.

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Ramada Plaza

1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road Oceanfront)

Call Ray at Outer Banks University with questions at 252-216-0624.

To order tickets and/or accommodation package in advance.

Saturday Crawl is sold out.

(Thursday and Friday still available)

CLICK HERE

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Friday March 16th

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SOLD OUT!! "The First Bite is Taken With Your Eyes"

Friday, March 16 TIME: 12:00-1:30pm $25 per person

In this demonstration cooking class, Chef Wes Stepp will give you the tools you need to recognize and properly choose really "fresh" seafood ingredients. He will go through from start to finish several dishes as well as garnishments and presentation. He believes the first bite is always taken with your eyes and he’ll share with you his eclectic spin on Outer Banks classics, like his famous Shrimp ‘n Grits, along with other dishes. Everyone gets to sample and enjoy each dish! You won’t go away hungry but you will go away prepared to take Wes’ techniques home to amaze your family and friends.

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Red Sky Cafe

1197 Duck Road, Duck NC 27949

Limited to 30 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE SOLD OUT!!

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Outer Banks Restaurant Tours Friday Tour SOLD OUT!!

Friday, March 16 TIME: 1:45pm-4:30pm $45 per person

Hop aboard the Outer Banks Restaurant Tours van and let us do the driving! On this tour, we will meet in Duck and take you to three fabulous restaurants and a wine/beer shop for a special tasting. The tour kicks off at Red Sky Cafe and Aqua Restaurant in Duck, then moves onto Ocean Boulevard Bistro. Finally, we stop in at The Wine Specialist in Kitty Hawk for a private tasting experience. At each stop you will have the opportunity to meet the owners and chefs as they give you private tours of their restaurants, regale you with history and stories, and answer your questions. You will also be treated to a sample of a signature dish, paired with drink. Great fun and great food!

21+ over please.

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

This tour meets at the parking area across from

Aqua Restaurant in Duck

1174 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949

Call 252-722-2229 for information. Limited to 18 people.

To order tickets

SOLD OUT!!CLICK HERE

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Vine to Wine | Outer Banks Winemaking Revealed!

Friday, March 16 TIME: 2:00pm-5:00pm $50 per person

Would you like to be a winemaker for a day? Learn how great wines are crafted from the ground up, in this informative workshop with winemaker John Wright. Located just miles from the ocean, Sanctuary Vineyards enjoys some of the finest growing conditions in all of North Carolina. The course will focus on the growing of premium grapes, techniques for production of wines, as well as the basics of wine appreciation and judging. At the close of the workshop, students will break into teams and blend their own wines to see who’s the best! Workshop includes: vineyard tour, winery tour, barrel and tank tasting, wine blending competition, complimentary glass and free grapevine (Take home and start your own vineyard!)

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Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC 27947

Call 252-491-2387 for information. Tickets also available at the door.

To order tickets in advance online

CLICK HERE

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Coffee Roasting Workshop 101

Friday, March 16 TIME: 3:00pm-4:30pm $25 per person

How is coffee roasted? can I do it at home? Learn from the Roastmasters at the Front Porch Cafe. Participants will get real hands-on experience with our commercial Diedrich IR-12 Roaster.

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The Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head location only)

2515 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-6616 for information. Limited to 6 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Brew School

Friday, March 16 TIME: 3:00pm-5:00pm $25 per person

Hosted by OB Brewing’s acclaimed Brewmaster, Scott Meyer (GABF/WBC multiple medal winner, certified beer judge, Sebiel Brewing Scool, Alchemist Supreme). Professor Scott will take the class through a visual tour of the OBBS brewing process and then guide students through a tasting session of current beers at the pub, concentrating on identifying styles, flavor characteristics, and terminology. Easiest test ever! Each student also takes home a half-liter of OBBS bottle conditioned beer and a souvenir logo glass.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Call 252-449-2739 for information. Limited to 45 people.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Downtown Manteo Throwdown

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

TWO SESSION TIMES: 5:00-7:00pm or 7:00-9:00pm

$55 per person

Back by popular demand! Come and explore the talents of Historic Downtown Manteo’s best restaurants while they prepare all local NC Seafood. Enjoy a plate of tapas and a beverage (beer or wine) at each location. Ortega’z features Southwest cuisine and wine bar, The Full Moon Cafe & Brewery’s menu is eclectic, delicious, incredibly fresh, and never boring. Their new on premise microbrewery features specialty beers by Brewmaster Paul. At 1587 at the Tranquil House Inn, you’ll find world-class chefs who blend the freshest of ingredients, including herbs grown from the Inn’s own gardens, today’s Atlantic seafood, meats and fowl plus vegetables from the Outer Banks’ finest growers.
They are all in walking distance of each other. Crawl in any order you like.

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Ortega’z – 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St

Full Moon Cafe & Brewery – 208 Queen Elizabeth St.

1587 – 405 Queen Elizabeth St.

Manteo, NC 27954

Tickets are limited. To order tickets in advance

UPDATE: Saturday night is sold out!!

Friday only available now.

CLICK HERE

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Calabash Seafood Buffet

Friday, March 16 TIME: 5:00pm-9:00pm

$17.95 Adults; $10.95 Kids

In the tradition of Calabash, NC…fried seafood lightly breaded and deep fried to a golden brown. Enjoy shrimp, flounder, oysters, scallops and clams, along with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh steamed

vegetables, soup, salads, and sweet NC tea.

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Mako Mike’s Restaurant

1630 N. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Call 252-480-1919 for information. Tickets also sold at the door.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Duck Friday Tapas Crawl SOLD OUT!!

Friday, March 16 TIME: 5:00pm-9:00pm $50 per person

It’s back and for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Travel the road to Duck and experience these three incredible restaurants all in one night! Stop in at The Blue Point, the Roadside, and Red Sky Cafe in any order. At The Blue Point see what all the excitement is about…wow… great food and wine and what a view! Then move on to the Roadside Raw Bar & Grill where you will find this quaint little spot with big flavors and personality! Last stop, but certainly not the least, make your way to Red Sky Cafe where you will find an upscale but casual atmosphere, local food with eclectic styles of preparation. Each restaurant will feature a Tapas selection and drink offering. Tickets are limited to just 60! Crawl in no particular order.

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The Blue Point – 1240 Duck Road

Roadside Raw Bar & Grill – 1193 Duck Road

Red Sky Cafe – 1197 Duck Road

Duck, NC 27949

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

SOLD OUT!!

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Kitty Hawk Cross Town Crawl

Friday, March 16 TIME: 5:00pm-9:00pm $50 per person

Enjoy three of Kitty Hawk’s finest, each with a little different flare! First stop will be the famous Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar, an American bistro providing a global influence to seasonal, regional foods. Then make your way to Barefoot Bernie’s, a local’s favorite with a diverse menu and great atmosphere. The final stop will be at The Good Life Gourmet, in its new location, where you will enjoy a glass of wine or beer, a dessert bar, and enjoy live entertainment by local entertainer, Kim Kalman. At each location enjoy a plate of tapas, glass of wine, beer or a cocktail! You must start the crawl at 5-6 p.m. at Ocean Blvd Bistro & Martini Bar, then feel free to visit the next two locations at your own pace… 6-7(ish)pm at Barefoot Bernie’s 7pm-until at The Good Life Gourmet. (Also running on Saturday night)

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Ocean Boulevard – 4700 N. Va. Dare Trail (Beach Road)

Barefoot Bernies – 3730 N. Croatan Hwy.

Good Life Gourmet – 3712 N. Croatan Hwy.

Kitty Hawk , NC 27949

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Red, White & Brew – Wine & Beer Class

Friday, March 16 TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm $25 per person

Wine or Beer? Why pick just one. In this exciting class presented by Chip’s and Outer Banks Wine University you will enjoy a selection of red and white wines along with a selection of craft beers!
Join us for this fun and educational class! We’ll try 4 different wines, walking through each of the 4 tasting steps, learning about and evaluating each of the wines. You will learn which foods pair the best with each one, sip on some fabulous wines and untangle wines mysteries. Then we will delve into the world of craft beer while we guide you through an introduction of the world of craft beer. Learn about the history or beer, different beer styles and processes all while trying 4 craft beers and comparing styles. This class is perfect for "mixed marriages" & "mixed couples," he likes beer she likes wine. Don’t miss a sure fire fun time! 4 wines/4 beers/cheese/chocolates

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Chip’s Wine & Beer Market

2200 N. Croatan Hwy., Milepost 6, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

252-449-8229

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! The Brine & Bottle’s "Well-Seasoned Roots"

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

FIRST SEATING: 5:30pm-7:30pm

SECOND SEATING: 8:00-10:00pm

$75 per person Limit of 12 guests per seating

In the introduction to A Gathering in the Fall, A Collection of Pegram Family Favorites, which she compiled in 1992, Chef Andrew Donovan’s mother, Joan, writes of her extended family’s yearly gathering, “The display of food tells the tale of this family’s heritage—roots sprung from the soil. Simple, forthright presentations, Southern cooking at its best.” Highlighting seasonal, local ingredients, Donovan continues this legacy at the Brine and Bottle, where his contemporary cuisine finds its footing in classic Southern preparations. Join the chef and sommelier Ashley Whitfield for a 6-Course Tasting Menu featuring Donovan’s interpretation of traditional recipes from his family cookbook.

Menu details:

1st Course:poached Wanchese shrimp, pickled okra, tomato aspic, horseradish crem fraiche.

2nd Course: chanterelle mushroom voul-a-vent, goat cheese stuffed morels, smoked onion puree.

3rd Course: local jumbo lump crab salad, Benton’s bacon, arugula, mustard vinaigrette.

4th Course: coriander-roasted leg of lamb, fava beans, apple mint marmalade.

5th Course: barbecue glazed duck breast, balsamic & brown sugar braised cabbage, potato dumplings.

6th Course: preserved summer peaches & cream custard, "baby ruth" bar.

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The Brine & Bottle

7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail (on the Manteo-Nags Head Causeway),

Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-715-1818 with any questions.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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BEER – The Way It Was Meant To Be!

Friday, March 16 TIME: 6:00pm-7:30pm $20 per person

Join us at Trio to experience beer as it has been drunk for centuries, as cask conditioned, "real ale". Cask ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and served at cellar temperature with only naturally occurring carbonation. It is making a huge comeback across the country, and for good reason. Served via our traditional English beer engine, the result is a creamy, gently carbonated, tasty brew that allows you to experience much more of the nuanced flavors and aromas that are lost by modern kegging and dispensing methods. Join us and become a convert to the Real Ale Movement! (Also running on Saturday, see below for alternate time)

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-0277 for information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! A Celebration of Food & Wine from Latin America

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

FIRST SEATING: 6:00-8:00pm

SECOND SEATING: 8:00-10:00pm

$65 per person Limit of 40 guests per seating

Enjoy a delicious four course tasting menu paired with wines, celebrating the exciting and unique flavors of Latin America. Latin America is rich in history and culture reflected in its cuisine which has been influenced from countries across the world especially Spain, France, and Germany. The wines of Chili and Argentina are some of the most flavorful and complex from around the world. For your first course enjoy traditional Peruvian Ceviche paired with Pinot Gris, 2nd Fresh Local Grouper Mexican Veracruz Style with Chardonnay, 3rd house made chorizo and NC shrimp empanadas with grilled flank steak accompanied with a chimichurri sauce served with a bold Argentinian Red Meritage and finish with a delicious Tres Leches cake and sweet dessert wine. Enjoy live music as you taste the delicious flavors of Latin America.

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Bad Bean Baja Grill

3105 N. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Call 252-261-1300 with any questions.

Limited to 40 per seating.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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A Six-Course Celebration of Northeast North Carolina

Friday, March 16 TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm $47 per person

Dine on SIX courses of Chef’s selections with distinct ale and wine pairings at each course. First Course: raw or steamed oysters accompanied with Duck Rabbit Ale; Second Course: Oyster stew or French onion soup accompanied with Biltmore Reisling; Third Course: Oyster fritters and 3 topped oysters (Rockefeller, Casino, and Remick) accompanied with Sanctuary Vineyards Wild Pony White; Fourth Course: Spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette and 3 cornmeal fried oysters accompanied with Sanctuary Vineyards Coastal Collage ’07; Fifth Course: Sliced pork tenderloin with Dijon cream and grilled shrimp served with julienne saute vegetables and sweet potato hash accompanied with Childress Cabernet Sauvignon ’07; Final Course: Sweet potato creme brulee or chocolate pecan pie accompanied with Sanctuary Vineyards Sweet Serenity Wine. A remarkable value and what will surely be a remarkable meal celebrating the seasonal specialties and wines of Northeast NC.

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Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

2316 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-441-4116 for more information.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Pamlico Jack’s Rum Tour & Island Bites

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm $40 per person

Channel your inner "Thirsty Pirate"! Take a flavorful fun cocktail and food tour of the Caribbean at Pamlico Jack’s featuring Paul Artrip "The Rum Daddy" (www.therumdaddy.com). Let Paul give you a "taste tour" of the differences between individual styles of rums, savor a flight of some of the best island cocktails using the legendary liquor of the tropics, and sample island fare with a buffet of Caribbean hors d’oeuvres, and to top off the evening, sampling of the famous Outer Banks Rum Cake! Special appearance by the legendary "Kill Devil Jill" too! Come aboard The Pamlico Pearl for an evening of scrumptious food, merriment and of course…RUM!

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Pamlico Jack’s Pirate Hideaway

6708 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-441-2637 for more information.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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SOLD OUT!! Brewmaster Reserve Dinner

Friday, March 16 TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm $65 per person

Award-winning Chef Pok teams up with Brewmaster Scott, to pair 5 Brewer’s reserve beers with seasonal local fare to create and extraordinary 5-course 5-brew dinner for a special 25 people only. Dine in the intimate setting of the upstairs events room at the Outer Banks Brewing Station and be treated to 5-courses with outstanding attention to detail and hospitable service. Chef Pok has won the People’s Choice and Chef’s Award at the annual TOBy’s two years running and this intimate 5-course meal will surely prove to be a culinary masterpiece.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Call 252-449-2739 for information. Limited to 25 people.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE SOLD OUT!!

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The Champagne Lounge

Friday, March 16 TIME: 8:00pm-10:00pm $35 per person

Back by popular demand! Champagne tasting, oysters and caviar, lounge furnishings, smooth Jazz and massage treatments! Enjoy a variety of Champagnes and other sparklers from around the world with light appetizers in the laid back atmosphere of the Coastal Provisions Market transformed and furnished for the evening by Outer Banks Furniture and massage treatments from Diva’s Day Spa.

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Coastal Provisions Market & Wine Shop

1 Ocean Blvd, Southern Shores Crossing Center, So Shores, NC 27949

Call 252-480-0023 for information. Limited to 80 tickets.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Saturday March 17th

(St. Patty’s Day)

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Pizza For Breakfast

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 9:00am-11:00am $40 per couple

Everyone has had pizza for breakfast, but how about an actual BREAKFAST PIZZA? Each couple will have their choice of a 16-inch New York style thin crust breakfast pizza baked in our special ovens with all fresh ingredients. Steak ‘n Eggs Pizza, Bacon Egg ‘n Cheese Pizza, Sausage ‘n Egg Pizza, Fresh Grilled Veggie ‘n Eggs Pizza, or create your own combination! Each couple will receive one of our famous Bloody Mary’s and one special Mimosa along with fresh gourmet coffee. Tickets are per couple (because you share your pizza) and you must be 21 or older. Another excellent event back by popular demand! Get ready

for a breakfast you will not soon forget.

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Lucky 12 Tavern

3308 S. Virginia Dare Trl (Beach Road), Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-255-5825 for information. Limited to 25 couples.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Bagels & Brunch: The Art of Making a Bagel

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 10:30am-Noon $25 per person

Also on Sunday, see below

Start with a breakfast buffet in our dining room; including mouthwatering smoked salmon, fresh fruit kabobs, a sampling of all 16 types of our bagels and more than dozen types of handmade cream cheeses. Try one of our hot drinks from the espresso bar, a cappucino or a cup of Buffalo & Spring coffee – made in North Carolina – or perhaps a cup of specialty tea. Watch our baker as he goes through the detailed process of making a bagel, from preparing the delicate dough, through the entire cooking process…it’s fascinating. Each person will leave with a half dozen of their favorite bagels to take home.

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Bonnie’s Bagel

5549 N. Croatan Hwy. (The Marketplace) Southern Shores, NC 27949

Call 252-255-2888 for information. Limited to 15 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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The Sexy World of Beer Cocktails

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 11:00am-12:30pm $30 per person

Join us for a creative take on the current craze – Beer Cocktails! We’ll have a variety of selections available for tasting, from traditional beer-based cocktails like the Snake Bite, and the Shandygaff, to some more cutting edge creations. One taste of our Beer-Mosa, Sudsy-Mary, Beer-Rita and other tasty concoctions, and you’ll be asking "How’d they do that?" Finish up with one of our signature paninis or fresh salads for lunch (included).

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-0277 for information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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St. Patty’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch & Leprechaun Shindig

SOLD OUT!!

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 11:00am-2:00pm $20 per person

Join us St. Patricks day for brunch and enjoy the best Bloody Mary Bar on the beach. If you don’t care for Bloody Marys we also have Green Mimosas (just a little blue curaco, champagne and o.j. to get in the spirit of things). Price of event includes 2 drinks.

For Brunch Choose from:
“The Get Fatter Platter” – Scrambled Eggs with cheese, maple pepper bacon, sausage links, jalapeno cheddar grits and red potato hash.

" Eggs Benedict" with Asparagus and Crabby Hollandaise served with red potato hash.
"Homemade Corned Beef Hash" topped with a fried egg.
"Grilled Ham Steak", creamed spinach & red potato hash with a fried egg.
"Cornflake Crusted French Toast" with Jameson’s Roasted Granny Smith Apple Pecan Syrup and country sausage links.

After brunch join us for The Black Pelican’s 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Lots of fun raffle prizes, beads and music! Wear your green!!

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The Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe

3848 N. Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road), Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-3171 for information.

To order tickets in advance online (only)

CLICK HERE SOLD OUT!!

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Outer Banks Chowder Cook-Off

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 12:00pm-3:00pm $20 per person

Come taste and judge for yourself which chowder, from dozens of the Outer Banks best restaurants in attendance, should earn the title "Best Chowder on the OBX" Enjoy taking the chill off a crisp Spring day with hot chowders, cold beers, live music and great people. This is an outdoor event in the large parking lot of Southern Shores Crossing Center

and Coastal Provisions Market.

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Coastal Provisions Market & Wine Shop

1 Ocean Blvd, Southern Shores Crossing Center, So Shores, NC 27949

Call 252-480-0023 for information. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

To order tickets in advance online

CLICK HERE

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St. Patty’s Day Oyster Roast & Orange Crush Festival

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 1:00pm-5:00pm $20 per person

Kick off Spring at Mulligan’s on St. Patrick’s Day at our first annual oyster roast – All YOU CAN EAT local oysters with all the fixings AND a low country boil with local shrimp, sausage, corn & potatoes. Top it off with the most popular drink on the beach, our Orange Crush, for an additional $5 per drink. You’re gonna feel like Summer is right around the corner! Enjoy live music all afternoon. There is an all ages friendly event, but obviously you need to be 21+ to enjoy any alcoholic beverages that you may purchase during the event.

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Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille

4005 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-2000 for information.

Tickets will likely be available at the door. To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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SOLD OUT!! It’s All About Oysters!

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 2:00pm-4:00pm $35 per person

Join us in the Lucky 12 Tavern kitchen and learn how to shuck ‘em, fry ‘em, bake ‘em, and even grill ‘em. (and most of all EAT ‘em!) Make a spine tingling cocktail sauce and Lucky 12’s own spicy Cajun Remoulade. Wash all those NC salty oysters down with some of the tastiest microbrews on the market. This is one of our most popular events going into it’s fifth year! Tickets will sell out fast.

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Lucky 12 Tavern

3308 S. Virginia Dare Trl (Beach Road), Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-255-5825 for information. Limited to 26 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE SOLD OUT!!

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Double Your Pleasure – Wine & Chocolate Class

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 2:00pm-4:00pm $20 per person

Chip’s and our own Outer Banks Wine University presents an opportunity to learn all about pairing wine with chocolate! In this class you will enjoy 6 different wines paired with a selection of 6 artisan made chocolates while experiencing the joys of combining two of life’s great pleasures. You’ll be guided through each pairing, learning about what cocoa percentages mean and how best to pair your wines, as well as having the chance to rate the pairings. There will be chocolates that will appeal to the preferences and tastes of every person. This is a fun, interactive social event and the perfect excuse to eat chocolate. Prepare to have a blast and indulge in the world of fine wine & chocolate!

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Chip’s Wine & Beer Market

2200 N. Croatan Hwy., Milepost 6, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

252-449-8229

To order tickets in advance. Just 18 tickets available.

CLICK HERE

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NEW! Coffee Roasting Workshop 101

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 3:00pm-4:30pm $25 per person

How is coffee roasted? can I do it at home? Learn from the Roastmasters at the Front Porch Cafe. Participants will get real hands-on experience with our commercial Diedrich IR-12 Roaster.

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The Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head location only)

2515 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-6616 for information. Limited to 6 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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BEER – The Way It Was Meant To Be!

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 3:00pm-4:30pm $20 per person

Join us at Trio to experience beer as it has been drunk for centuries, as cask conditioned, "real ale". Cask ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and served at cellar temperature with only naturally occurring carbonation. It is making a huge comeback across the country, and for good reason. Served via our traditional English beer engine, the result is a creamy, gently carbonated, tasty brew that allows you to experience much more of the nuanced flavors and aromas that are lost by modern kegging and dispensing methods. Join us and become a convert to the Real Ale Movement! (Also running on Friday, see above for alternate time)

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-0277 for information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Brew School

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 3:00pm-5:00pm $25 per person

Hosted by OB Brewing’s acclaimed Brewmaster, Scott Meyer (GABF/WBC mulitple medal winner, certified beer judge, Sebiel Brewing School, Alchemist Supreme). Professor Scott will take the class through a visual tour of the OBBS brewing process and then guide students through a tasting session of current beers at the pub, concentrating on identifying styles, flavor characteristics, and terminology. Easiest test ever! Each student also takes home a half-liter of OBBS bottle conditioned beer and a souvenir logo glass.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Call 252-449-2739 for information. Limited to 45 people.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Oyster Roast & Beer Tasting

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 3:00pm-6:00pm $40 per person

Big fun on the patio! Come get your "Outer Banker" on. Fresh local oysters fire roasted and served all you care to eat. Plus taste a sampling of the latest microbrews. We will be outside so dress for the weather and come hungry for oysters!

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Roadside Bar & Grill

1193 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949

Call 252-261-5729 for information. Limited to 50 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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A Kelly’s Tradition – St. Patty’s Day Dinner

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 4:30pm-10:00pm $13.99 per person

It’s an Outer Banks tradition – a good, solid, Irish dinner on St. Patrick’s Day at Kelly’s Restaurant. Enjoy a generous entree of Corned Beef, Cabbage, Red Potatoes, served with a house salad and Irish Soda Bread. Stick around for late night LIVE entertainement by the band "BUTTER". This one’s pretty casual, no need for advance tickets. Just go to Kelly’s Restaurant and enjoy your meal at this special price. Tell ‘em Taste of The Beach sent you!

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Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

2316 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-441-4116 for more information.

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Kitty Hawk Cross Town Crawl

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 5:00pm-9:00pm $50 per person

Enjoy three of Kitty Hawk’s finest, each with a little different flare! First stop will be the famous Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar, an American bistro providing a global influence to seasonal, regional foods. Then make your way to Barefoot Bernie’s, a local’s favorite with a diverse menu and great atmosphere. The final stop will be at The Good Life Gourmet, in its new location, where you will enjoy a glass of wine or beer, a dessert bar, and enjoy live entertainment by local entertainer, Kim Kalman. At each location enjoy a plate of tapas, glass of wine, beer or a cocktail! You must start the crawl at 5-6 p.m. at Ocean Blvd Bistro & Martini Bar, then feel free to visit the next two locations at your own pace… 6-7(ish)pm at Barefoot Bernie’s 7pm-until at The Good Life Gourmet. (Also running on Friday night)

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Ocean Boulevard – 4700 N. Va. Dare Trail (Beach Road)

Barefoot Bernies – 3730 N. Croatan Hwy.

Good Life Gourmet – 3712 N. Croatan Hwy.

Kitty Hawk , NC 27949

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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NEW!! 7 Wonders International Tapas & Beer Fest

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 5:00pm-9:00pm $55 per person

Wine seems to get all the attention in food pairing, now it’s time for beer to take the stage. Take an international tour with 7-course Tapas from different International cuisines and pair them with a complementing micro/imported/craft brew. Each course will offer it’s own distinctive nationality of cuisine and a brew hand-selected to flatter. Our Brew Expert will be on hand all evening to provide a guiding hand in enjoying each course. It’s a beer lover’s 7-course trip around the world! Chilli Peppers is known for their winter-time International tapas nights and this event incorporates their unique knowledge with a beer lovers pairing. A must do!! This event is "come at your leisure" from 5-9 and will take about 2 hours to enjoy with the help of our expert.

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Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill

3001 N. Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Corned Beef & Car Bombs, an Irish Tribute

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 5:00pm-9:30pm $35 per person

Join us at the Lucky 12 Tavern on St. Patrick’s Day! Not exactly an Irish bar but we do have Lucky in our name, so why not kick off St. Patty’s Day here. Start with a liquid appetizer (just like the ole Irish do it) of an Irish Car Bomb! Then enjoy freshly made corned beef and cabbage for dinner and finish it off with an Irish coffee and homemade Bailey’s bread pudding. You’ll be seein’ stars & dancing a jig after this fine Irish feast.

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Lucky 12 Tavern

3308 S. Virginia Dare Trl (Beach Road), Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-255-5825 for information. Limited to 50 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Chip’s Mini Wine & Beer Festival

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm $15 per person

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s day weekend with us at our mini wine and beer festival. This event will allow you to taste 20 wines and craft beers. 20 amazing flavors to savor will be available in a fun festival atmosphere. Enjoy some great music, lots of snacks and some wacky Irish fun! There is something for everyone here as wine lovers and beer lovers come together in a tasting frenzy. TICKETS AT DOOR WILL BE $20, instead of $15. Order here to avoid additional charge at door.

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Chip’s Wine & Beer Market

2200 N. Croatan Hwy., Milepost 6, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

252-449-8229

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Cheers To Cheese !

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 6:00pm-7:30pm $35 per person

Join us as we explore the world of pairing cheese and libations. At Trio, we believe the best way to discover favorite pairings is to experiment often and have fun doing it. That’s just what you’ll do in this session designed to help you discover new pairing options. Each guest will have the opportunity to taste a progression of 5 cheeses with 4 different beverages – a white wine, a red wine, a beer, and a dessert wine. Come see if you can find a new favorite! 21+ please. Also running Sunday, see below for different time.

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-0277 for information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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St. Patrick’s Late Night Party! SOLD OUT!!

Saturday, March 17 TIME: 9:30pm-Midnight $38 per person

Live music, fun Irish Decor, themed food & drink all come together for a great Irish Pub party along with the finer touches you would expect from an upscale martini bar like the famous OB. Come join us on the day of all days to be Irish for a fine 3-course menu, cocktail and music from The Wilder Brothers. Nothing could be finer.

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Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar

4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road), Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-2546 for specific information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE SOLD OUT!!

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Sunday March 18th

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Bagels & Brunch: The Art of Making a Bagel

Sunday, March 18 TIME: 10:30am-Noon $25 per person

Also on Saturday, see above

Start with a breakfast buffet in our dining room; including mouthwatering smoked salmon, fresh fruit kabobs, a sampling of all 16 types of our bagels and more than dozen types of handmade cream cheeses. Try one of our hot drinks from the espresso bar, a cappucino or a cup of Buffalo & Spring coffee – made in North Carolina – or perhaps a cup of specialty tea. Watch our baker as he goes through the detailed process of making a bagel, from preparing the delicate dough, through the entire cooking process…it’s fascinating. Each person will leave with a half dozen of their favorite bagels to take home.

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Bonnie’s Bagel

5549 N. Croatan Hwy. (The Marketplace) Southern Shores, NC 27949

Call 252-255-2888 for information. Limited to 15 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Aphrodisiac Wine and Beer Tasting

Sunday, March 18 TIME: 12:00pm-1:30pm $35 per person

Come explore the exciting world of aphrodisiacs! We will pair select wines and beers with food from around the world that are considered to be aphrodisiacs. For clarification, aphrodisiacs are defined as "food or drink that stimulates sexual desire." Are you scared yet? Don’t be, this is one of our most fun and popular tastings! 21+ please.

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-0277 for information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Ceviche & Tequila Tasting

Sunday, March 18th (also Thursday & Friday above)

TIME: 12:00pm-3:00pm $25 per person

Come enjoy lunch as many across Latin America do, which is why the afternoon siesta is an important part of their day. Latin America is blessed, as is the Outer Banks, with an abundance of seafood and coastline. The style of cooking seafood with the acid of citrus fruit to enhance its delegate flavor celebrates the ability to enjoy extremely fresh seafood. Taste 2 different versions of ceviche paired with both a silver (Blanco) tequila and anjeo (vintage) tequila snifter along with our delicious fresh salsas and house made corn chips. Siesta afterwards is optional.

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Bad Bean Baja Grill

3105 N. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Tickets also available at the door.

To order tickets in advance

CLICK HERE

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Outer Banks Restaurant Tours – The Wine Tour

Sunday, March 18 TIME: 12:30pm-4:30pm $35 per person

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours does the driving; you relax and enjoy! On this tour, we will meet you in Kitty Hawk and transport you to two boutique wine shops, Sweet Ts and The Wine Specialist, and then to Sanctuary Vineyards, home of luscious NC wines. At each stop you will enjoy wine tastings and finger foods, including NC artisan cheeses and fresh breads. There will be a brief guided tour of the winery at Sanctuary Vineyards. What better way to spend an afternoon? Tastings fees are included. One lucky person on the tour will receive a bottle of wine! 21+ over please.

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

This tour meets at the parking lot of

Gateway Bank in Kitty Hawk

2808 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-722-2229 for information. Limited to 18 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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NEW! Coffee Brewing Technology

Sunday, March 18 TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm $12 per person

How can I brew a better cup of coffee? Explore the various methods to brew coffee, both at home and how commercial systems differ. Included will be the chance to try the new state-of-the-art Bunn Trifecta, and

taste some great coffees along the way.

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The Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head location only)

2515 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-6616 for information. Limited to 6 people.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Cheers To Cheese !

Sunday, March 18 TIME: 3:00pm-4:30pm $35 per person

Join us as we explore the world of pairing cheese and libations. At Trio, we believe the best way to discover favorite pairings is to experiment often and have fun doing it. That’s just what you’ll do in this session designed to help you discover new pairing options. Each guest will have the opportunity to taste a progression of 5 cheeses with 4 different beverages – a white wine, a red wine, a beer, and a dessert wine. Come see if you can find a new favorite! 21+ please. Also running Saturday, see above for different time.

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Call 252-261-0277 for information.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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The Taste of the Beach 2012 Grand Tasting

Sunday, March 18 $60 per person

TIME: First Session 4:30pm-6:30pm

Second Session 7:00pm-9:00pm

The TOB Grand Tasting, the grand finale event, on Sunday, March 18th is always the hottest ticket in town with over 20 area restaurants along with the best beverage vendors to give you an experience of a lifetime. Taste your way through The Outer Banks in one location! It’s how this event began over 25 years ago and it is still the event people rave about.

This year we have split this event into two sessions to provide a more relaxed and enjoyable setting for you. First session begins at 4:30 until 6:30, then we take a break, clear out a bit, and open up to second session ticket holders at 7:00 to 9:00. When you purchase your tickets be sure it is for the session you desire as you will not be admitted if you hold tickets to the other session.

Along with your favorite restaurants there will be beer and wine booths! Your ticket price includes beer and wine but there is also a cash bar available if you prefer something else.

Restaurants will be competing for the 3rd Annual TOB’y Awards; Best Booth Presentation, Best In Show, Best Outer Banks Catch, and the two top awards, the Chefs Award and People’s Choice Award. These awards will be announced at second session, but both session attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes.

Tickets are limited and specific to sessions! Please order carefully. This is an adults only event 21+. Please no children or strollers.

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Pamlico Jack’s Pirate Hideaway

6803 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959

Call 252-480-3337 for information. Limited to 250 people per session.

To order tickets

CLICK HERE

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Many of these events serve alcohol. PLEASE do not drink & drive.

Designate a driver or call one of the

many cab companies on the

Outer Banks.

Here are some numbers for your reference. Take note of them before

you head out to your event.

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Atlantic Cab – 252-255-5555

Beach Cab – 252-441-2500

Coastal Cab – 252-449-8787

Duck Taxi – 252-255-0719

Lady Jane’s – 252-256-2276

Mickey’s – 252-457-0029

Island Taxi – 252-261-3133

 

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Looking for a Kid friendly event?

try…

OBX Chowder Cookoff

on Saturday 12-3pm

or

Eat Outta the Pan Breakfast

at the Good Life Eatery

all 4 days from 8-Noon

or

Calabash Seafood Buffet

at Mako Mike’s

on Friday from 5-9pm

or

St. Patty’s Day Oyster Roast

& Orange Crush Festival

at Mulligans on Saturday 1-5pm

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Looking For OYSTER Events?

It’s that time of year and

We got ‘em…

try…

Oysters at The Creek

All 4 nights from 4-9pm

a Sugar Creek Restaurant

or

A Celebration of Northeast NC

6-course dinner at

Kelly’s Restaurant

on Friday night 6-9pm

or

It’s All About Oysters

on Saturday from 2-4pm

at Lucky 12 Tavern

or

Oyster Roast & Beer Tasting

at Roadside Bar & Grill in Duck

on Saturday from 3-6pm

or

St. Patty’s Day Oyster Roast

& Orange Crush Festival

at Mulligans on Saturday 1-5pm

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Looking For Multi-Course Fine Dining Dinners?

try…

Carolina Fare Chef’s Tasting Menu

at Ocean Boulevard

all 4 nights from 5-9pm

or

A Celebration of Northeast NC

6-course dinner

at Kelly’s Restaurant

on Friday night 6-9pm

or

Well-Seasoned Roots

a 6-course dinner

on Friday and Saturday nights

at The Brine & Bottle

two seating times

or

A Celebration of Food & Wine

from Latin America

a 4-course dinner tasting menu

with wine pairing

on Friday evening

Bad Bean Baja Grill

two seating times

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

7 Wonders International Tapas & Beer Fest at Chilli Peppers on Saturday from 5-9pm

7 course tapas paired with brews

or

or

Brewmaster Reserve Dinner

at the OB Brewing Station

on Friday evening

5-course meal paired with complimenting brews

 

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Looking For Tapas Crawls?

try…

The Duck Tapas Crawl

on Friday evening 5-9pm

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The Blue Point

Roadside Bar & Grill

Red Sky Cafe

or

Downtown Manteo Throwdown

Friday and Saturday nights

two tour times

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Ortega’z

Full Moon Cafe & Brewery

1587 Restaurant

or

Kitty Hawk Cross Town Crawl

Friday and Saturday 5-9pm

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Ocean Boulevard

Barefoot Bernies

Good Life Gourmet

or

A Taste of Duck

Thursday night 5-9pm

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Aqua Restaurant

Red Sky Cafe

Roadside Bar & Grill

or

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

3 varieties Thursday, Friday & Sunday…see listings for full details

(includes transporatation!)

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Looking For Classes

or instructional events?

try…

"The First Bite is Taken With Your Eyes" with Chef Wes Stepp

instruction and enjoyment class sharing Chefs techniques

at Red Sky Cafe

on Friday Noon-1:30

or

Coffee Cupping

Learn the art of choosing and tasting coffees of the world

All four days 10am-Noon

at the Front Porch Cafe

or

Wine to Vine: Winemaking Revealed

at Sanctuary Vineyards

Thursday & Friday

or

Brew School

Tour and learn all about Brewing Beer from the Master Brewers

at the OB Brewing Station

Friday and Saturday

3-5pm

or

Coffee Roasting Workshop 101

at the Front Porch Cafe

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

3-4:30pm

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

Double Your Pleasure Wine & Chocolate Class at Chip’s Market on Saturday from 2-4pm

 

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Looking For BEER events?

try…

Brew School

at the OB Brewing Station

Friday and Saturday 3-5pm

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

Chip’s Mini Wine & Beer Festival

Saturday 5:30-7:30pm

or

BEER – The Way It Was Meant To Be

at Trio on Friday 6-7:30pm and also Saturday 3-4:30pm

or

The Sexy World of Beer Cocktails

at Trio Saturday 11-12:30pm

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

7 Wonders International Tapas & Beer Fest at Chilli Peppers on Saturday from 5-9pm

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

Red, White & Brew

- Wine & Beer Class –

at Chip’s Market on Friday 5:30-7:30pm

or

Brewmaster Reserve Dinner

at the OB Brewing Station

on Friday evening

5-course meal paired with complimenting brews

 

LIKE RUM?

Here is a fun event…

Friday and Saturday 6-9pm

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Looking for Events that have Transporatation included?

try…

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

on Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons. See each days event description for varying details and times.

or

The OBX Pub Crawl

on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm-2am

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Looking for Wine Tastings?

try…

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

on Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons. See each days event description for varying details and times.

or

Wine to Vine: Winemaking Revealed

at Sanctuary Vineyards

Thursday & Friday

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

Red, White & Brew

- Wine & Beer Class –

at Chip’s Market on Friday

5:30-7:30pm

or

A Toast to the Coast

Wines of North Carolina

at Sanctuary Vineyards

All 4 Days…see full description for varying times

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

Chip’s Mini Wine

(and Beer) Festival

Saturday, 5:30-7:30

at Chip’s Market

or

Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

- The Wine Tour –

on Sunday 12:30-4:30

or

Aphrodisiac Wine (& Beer) Tasting

Sunday 12-1:30pm

at Trio

or

NEWLY ADDED!!

Double Your Pleasure

- Wine & Chocolate Tasting on Saturday 2-4 at Chip’s Market

or

Cheers to Cheese!

Wine & Cheese pairing

at Trio

on Saturday 6-7:30pm

 

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