Taste of the Beach is Just Around the Corner

As we welcome the New Year, we start to look at our calendars and plan the upcoming events.  One of the Outer Banks favorite events is Taste of the Beach.  Set for March 14 – 17, 2013, this hugely popular event brings the best food, libation and fun to North Carolina’s barrier islands.  And, as always, we plan to be a major player during the festivities with two of our landmark restaurants hosting events over the weekend.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern is set to host a “Six Course Celebration of Northeast North Carolina” on Friday evening.  At this event, Kelly’s executive chef will prepare delicious food with a local flare and pair them with beer and wines from area breweries and wineries.

Then, again, on Sunday, Kelly’s steps into the limelight with its annual St. Patrick’s Day party which is a favorite spot to celebrate the Irish culture.  For anyone mentioning Taste of the Beach, Kelly’s offers a special discount for stopping by to party in green.

Another of our restaurants is also hosting events throughout Taste of the Beach.  Pamlico Jack’s is set for a Caribbean party on Friday and Saturday nights.  The “Rum Tour and Island Bites” party features delicious tropical food and drinks in a buffet style fare capped off with an OBX tradition – Outer Banks Rum Cake.

Finally, on Sunday night, the event is capped off at Pamlico Jacks with the Grand Tasting where the real fun starts.  During two sessions, judges and guests vote for their favorites in several categories including Best Booth, Best in Show, Best Outer Banks Catch, Chef’s Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.  At the close of the second session, officials announce the winners following the second session.  In years past, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern has won the People’s Choice Award & finalist in many categories.

Kelly’s participation in Taste of the Beach gives people the opportunity to enjoy its restaurants’ food as well as see first-hand why so many locals turn to its restaurants for their Outer Banks catering.

With just about 10 weeks until the event, we urge visitors planning to attend Taste of the Beach to make their reservations now as this event always sells out.  We will see you at Taste of the Beach.

Always Count on Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern

Always Count on Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern

Open 364 days a year, area residents and guests always count on us at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern.  In business for over 30 years, we are an Outer Banks tradition.  Visitors read about the restaurant before heading to the Outer Banks and even drive past it.  Locals love the camaraderie that comes from living here and bring their friends and families simply because they know that we will give them a great meal followed by some fun entertainment.

One thing that makes us so popular is that we treat our guests like family.  Whether regulars or dining here for the first time, each person is welcomed at the door.  Since we opened our doorsYou can always count on kellys!, over three million people have come here as we cater to pretty much everybody from seafood aficionados to land lovers.    This is just as perfect a restaurant for large groups as it is for small, intimate dinners for two.

For anyone wanting to extend the evening or simply go out for some fun, our Tavern is also a perfect place to settle for the evening.  The Tavern is a favorite for those wanting to hear live music from great local and regional bands or make it a big night of dancing. If a big dinner is not in the plan, then the Tavern is the answer as we offer a lighter, more casual menu.

As for Outer Banks events and parties, no one handles the details like us.  Whether catering the food or handling the entire event, we make sure everything goes off without a hiccup.

No matter the desires for the night, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern is truly a one-stop restaurant that accommodates everyone.  We want everyone to enjoy themselves and have a great dinner.  We look forward to another 30 years.  Remember the doors are always open…except on Christmas.  After all, everyone needs a little time with family.