If you are planning a vacation to the Outer Banks this spring, there is no better time to visit than during the annual Taste of the Beach event. Enjoy all of your favorite coastal cuisine and drinks while you immerse yourself in Outer Banks culture, visiting all of the best restaurants in the area, sampling an array of delicious food and drinks.
The perfect evening event for beer lovers, Cravings Steak & Seafood is hosting a beer and food pairing that is you are sure to love. A popular OBX destination, Cravings has been featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. The event takes place on March 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and costs $52.50. Tickets can be purchased here.
Enjoy a tasty lunch of fresh seafood and veggies while learning some fit cooking advice from Chef Wes. His presentation is held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 18 and will teach you all about tying your eating habits and workouts together through timing and portion control. The perfect way to start your day on a healthy and delicious note, this program will take place at Red Sky Café. Tickets cost $31.50 and can be purchased here.
Spend Saturday, March 19 at Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café to participate in the 9th Annual Chowder Cookoff. One of the most popular weekend activities, sample chowders from over a dozen of the best OBX restaurants to help choose this year’s chowder champion! Besides all the seafood goodness, there is also live music to listen to and drinks to enjoy. Tickets cost $21.25 each and include two beverage tickets. Free t-shirts will also be given with the first 300 tickets purchased, so get yours today to receive your shirt. Tickets can be purchased here.
Take part in Taste of the Beach’s final event, The Sysco Foods Grand Tasting. Mingle with friends, indulge in your favorite foods and try some of the region’s best beer, wine and cocktails between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Restaurants will be competing for the 7th Annual TOB’y Awards, including the People’s Choice Award. Vote for the winner by donating cash in your favorite restaurant’s tip jar. All tip money will be donated to Beach Food Pantry at the end of the weekend, making this a wining event for all involved! Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased here.
With so much to do and see, we recommend planning your weekend itinerary soon. All events will be listed on obxtasteofthebeach.com by January 20, 2016.
Located nearby many participating restaurants, Surf Side Hotel is the perfect place to stay while you’re in town. Make your reservation today by calling us at 800-552-7873. We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you!