Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Weekend
The 2011 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Weekend is right around the corner, March 17-20, 2011. The Outer Banks Restaurant Association (OBRA) has been hosting the Taste of The Beach for over 25 years. With over 50 individual events from Corolla to Manteo, the festival will feature wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, tapas crawls, brewery tours and an exciting array of creative combinations of culinary delights and fun activities on the Outer Banks, culminating with the OBX Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 20 at Pamlico Jack's Pirate Hideaway located on the Roanoke Sound waterfront in Nags Head , North Carolina.
"The grand finale of Taste of the Beach, the OBX Grand Tasting will be the hottest ticket in town. From 5:30pm to 9pm, twenty or so of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks together with the largest beverage vendors under one roof to give you the experience of alifetime," explains Ben Sproul, Chairman of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. "Restaurants will be competing for the 2nd Annual TOBY Awards, Best Booth, Best in Show, Best Outer Banks Cuisine, and the two top awards, the Chef and People's Choice Awards." The 2011 Taste of The Beach Weekend allows visiting and local foodies a chance to create a personalized itinerary of diverse culinary experiences and fun activities. A new calendar format, which participants have been asking for, allows someone to go and see all the events at one time making it easier to plan their culinary adventure! There is also adirect link on the home page to the ticket center at obxtasteofthebeach.com.
The Outer Banks has over 170 area restaurants that are rich in diversity and quality, and depending upon one's culinary mood, diners can treat themselves to everything from the excellent local seafood to Italian, Mexican, Southwestern, French and more.