Taste Of the Beach 2015

Four full days of flavor await in the Outer Banks at the most anticipated culinary event of the year. On March 19, the 6th annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach kicks off, and this year’s selection of events is better than ever. Put on by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association, the four-day event features more than 50 restaurants, each showing off their most creative, tasty dishes in a variety of special tastings.

With a huge selection of events, there’s no shortage of options for every type of food (or beverage!) lover. From multicourse dinners and the much-loved Joe Lamb Jr. BBQ & Wings Showdown, to cooking demonstrations and even a beer-pairing dinner, there is simply something for everyone to enjoy.

The tastings are scattered across the beautiful seaside region, making it an extremely unique “Taste of” event. The variety of locations allows for attendees to have a full Outer Banks experience. For instance, on the first day you can start the day off with unique and delicious “Eat Outta the Pan” Breakfast at The Good Life Restaurant in Kitty Hawk, indulge in the Shrimp Extravaganza at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe in Nags Head, and finish the evening with a decadent Beer Dinner at Cravings Steak & Seafood in Duck.

In between events is the perfect time to take the opportunity to unwind and enjoy the serene off-season at the beach. It may be too chilly to swim, but it’s the perfect time of year to put on a light jacket and take a stroll down the quiet beach with a special someone and bask in the beauty of this gorgeous oceanfront escape.

OBX Taste of the Beach tropiesYou won’t be able to fit everything into your schedule for the weekend, but there are a few classics you won’t want to skip. For the eighth year running, the Chowder Cookoff is a must, with dozens of restaurants presenting their imaginative recipes to tantalize your palette. Perhaps the most well-known and highly anticipated event is the Sysco Grand Tasting, held this year on March 22. Some 20 local restaurants will compete for honors like Best in Show, the Chefs Award and the People’s Choice Award. 

Taste of the Beach is the must-attend foodie attraction of the season. Popular events are sure to sell out quickly, so get your tickets now.

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