A scene from the 2019 30th Annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year's parade was cancelled.

A scene from the 2019 30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s parade was cancelled.

It’s a cold and windy March day on the Outer Banks, and certainly nothing like the summer. The wind is steady at 15-20 mph with a few higher gusts. Every once in a while clouds spit some rain, although now that night has fallen, the rain seems to have subsided.

Maybe it was a good thing that the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was cancelled.

It has never been cancelled before, but..well, this is an exceptional year and exceptional time. The Outer Banks is an amazing place to live, work and visit, a place that feels at once safe and a little removed from the hustle and bustle of day to day life.

But sometimes what is happening beyond the Wright Memorial Bridge does find its way to us and so, like the rest of the country, we’re a bit hunkered down right now.

There’s a lot of living at home right now and not going out quite as much as usual.

Luckily, though, there are some great takeout places on the Outer Banks.

Looking for pizza? Here are three of our favorites.

Cosmo’s Pizza in The Marketplace, Southern Shores. Not fancy, just really good pizza. Phone: (252) 261-8388

Max’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Dare Center, Kill Devil Hills. Grant Sharp is a gourmet chef and his touch extends to some amazing pizza. Phone: (252) 261-3113.

Slice Pizzaria, 710 South Croatan Highway (nest to the Brewing Station), Kill Devil Hills. A local’s favorite for a good reason. Amazing selection of pizza by the slice. Phone (252) 449-8888.

Chinese Food? Try these.

Sanya Asian Bistro, 3919 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk. Great sushi. Everything is made to order. (252) 261-1946.

Pok’s Art, Dune Shops, Kitty Hawk. Some great Chinese food, but by all means, try to Pad Thai. Chef Pok learned to cook at the Thai Room in Kill Devil Hills. Phone: (252) 715-4421.

Don’t forget. Summer is coming and those fresh ocean breezes and beautiful sunshine will feel fantastic. Here at Brindley Beach Vacations we want to help you have the best vacations you have ever had.