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Join Good Eats and Meets for The Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

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Join Good Eats and Meets for 4 days of FOOD, DRINK and FUN on the beautiful Outer Banks. Enjoy tapas crawls, multi-course special pairing dinners, live music, oyster roasts, St. Patrick's Day brunches and parties, wine tastings, beer fests, BBQ and Chowder cook-offs and so much more to choose from. Over 70 events in all and something for everyone and every budget. A Free St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday (the largest of it's kind in NC) and Grand Tasting Showcase on Sunday evening featuring over 25 restaurants offering their best to compete for the 4th annual TOBY awards. Coastal Living named it one of the top 10 seafood and wine festivals in the country. Come on out to the Outer Banks and find out for yourself why the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach is like no other festival, mixing sophisticated food and drink with the casual beach locals and a never-take-yourself-too-seriously attitude. Hotels and cottage rental specials available!

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4 Days of
food | drink | fun
on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

Thursday March 14th ~ Sunday March 17th
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A St. Patrick's Day Weekend Food and Wine Festival!

This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, showdowns and throwdowns, dine-arounds and many more culinary delights! It's four days of foodie heaven and lots of fun activities on the Outer Banks. It involves over 50 restaurants!

The OBX Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 17th, will be the hottest ticket in town with about 30 area restaurants and beverage vendors serving a sampling of original hand prepared foods, fine wines and beers from around the world. Restaurants will be competing for the 4th 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.

The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of several fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area's world class chefs is more your speed.