We’ve been writing about the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach (March 19-22) for some time now, always with little bit of excitement. Now that March is almost upon us and the event is just three weeks away,  perhaps a small sampling of some of the event will help visitors who have not had a chance to make it to the TOB understand what it’s all about.

We’ve picked the events from the calendars of two of our favorite Outer Banks businesses—Trio in Kitty Hawk and Blue Point in Duck. Events are selling out, so if you see something interesting, don’t wait . . . make that reservation.

Trio is hosting some of the most innovative food and beverage tastings we’ve seen. There a “Beer and Cheese! Delicious New Pairings” Thursday evening and a “Beer Pairing Dinner” Friday evening.

“Discovering the Cheeses of Spain” from Noon – 1:30 on Saturday really caught our attention as something different. Sunday afternoon two simultaneous events: “Chocolate and Wine – Decadent Duo” and “Carolina Beer Lunch”. Both have been really popular in years past.

The Blue Point in Duck seems to be everyone’s favorite date night restaurant and the lineup of events looks fantastic. 

Thursday night it’s “Southern Throwdown”introducing  O’Connor Brewery beers to the Outer Banks. The throw down includes live music and some great traditional southern favorites.

Friday afternoon it’s a “Cooking Class with Sam McGann” the longtime chef/owner of Blue Point. Sam is one of the most respected chefs on the Outer Banks.

The big event is “The Blue Point 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner” Saturday evening. Looks pretty exciting.

A nice gesture—a portion of the proceeds will benefit, Food for Thought, which provides needy kids with healthy meals during the school year.

The restaurant wraps things up with “Southern Sunday Brunch with Live Acoustic Music at The Blue Point”. 

Brunch includes ticed tea or coffee, Bloody Maries, Mimosas, Live Music, and lots of classic Southern breakfast food.

We’ll be posting some more of the TOB events in the coming days. Check back with us to see what else some of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks are doing.