Saturday, July 7, 2012

Outer Banks Highlights 2012

Ah, the annual trip to the Outer Banks, where we hit a few tried and true spots and try to find something new. Which can be hard, since we've been going since I was about 11. No trip is complete without a leisurely dinner at Kill Devil Grill, and this year I had an awesome soft shell crab with sweet corn, black beans and polenta. They truly never disappoint.

This year the parents discovered a Jamaican-inspired spot down the road from us in Southern Shores, called Rundown Cafe, which I'm fairly sure also owns Tortugas' Lie down in Nags Head as the menu is pretttt-tay similar. But Rundown differentiates itself with a great coconut milk soup with fish, yams, tomatoes an onions that "run down ya throat sooo good, mon."

But the best discovery of the year was made by Rob and I on our way to the fishing pier one morning. We always drove by Duck Donuts, a mini chain down in the OBX, without giving it a second thought, given the name and its association. But what's in a name; will another donut taste as sweet? Fortunately the donuts here are nothing like the DD's I was expecting. They actually make the donuts fresh here, while you watch, and then dunk them in a glaze while its still hot. We got lemon. And the cakey yet greasy donut was still warm and sticky by the time we got down to Avalon Pier

2008 S Virginia Dare Trl
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 449-8181
5218 Virginia Dare Trl N
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 255-0026

3014 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7299

Duck Donuts
5230 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-3312


Gregory said...

Dude! That sounds like the best donut ever. I want to go to there.

Lauren said...

Yeah you do. I don't even like lemon donuts normally. Or cakey ones.