Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $35 per person
Dine on traditional landlubber delicacy and seafood seasoned by the distinct flair of northeastern North Carolina. Four courses of dining selections with distinct wine pairing. Compliment the evening with Kelly's signature homemade desserts. Enjoy an Outer Banks tradition at Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern. Savor the flavor of North Carolina Rose Bay Oysters. Have oyster stew, oyster fritters, stuffed oysters (5 selective delicacies), fried oysters (perfectly fried and seasoned with corn meal), raw & steamed oysters. Next comes dinner - Delight in pork tenderloin, served with a spinach salad topped with warm oyster vinaigrette, a medley of winter vegetables, and Kelly's famous sweet potato biscuits. For dessert you have your choice of sweet potato pie or cre'me brulee. Dinner also includes 2 glasses of beer, wine or champagne.
Location: Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern, 2316 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959
Price: $40 per person
The Taste of The Beach Expo is an evening extravaganza showcasing the impressive array of culinary delights to be found on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Every spring, The Outer Banks Restaurant Association rolls out the red carpet to share with the world a sampling of the beach's finest fare. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the finest work of more than 20 local chefs competing for prize money, trophies, and bragging rights in this popular annual food fest. This years event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Kitty Hawk, NC. Organizers are expecting an early sellout, so get your tickets early.
Special Celebrity Judge - Joe Flanagan from WVEC-TV 13
Participants Include: Butcher Block, Mako Mikes, Weeping Radish, Red Sky Cafe, Awful Arthurs, Prime Only, Sam & Omies, Lucky 12 Tavern, Aqua S, The Black Pelican, Barefoot Bernie's, Kelly's, The Pearl, Good Life Gourmet, The Pit, The Life Saving Station, The Left Bank, Pamlico Jack's Pirate Hide-away, Mutual Distributing, Empire Distributing, Coke-a-Cola, Albemarle Distributing, Coastal Beverage, City Beverage, Moonrise Bay Vineyards, Wisdom Distributing.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Kelly's. And that link was my blog. This year it's at the Hilton. Gosh, I wonder if Paris and Nicole will be there? Whoot! Joe Flanagan is a judge! The excitement is palpable. The #3 event was at Lucky 12 Tavern on the Beach Road. And we're going to that on Saturday afternoon. That was the bestest, ever. I'm really looking forward to that too.