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  • Re: OT - Resort ideas for my parents and kids, beachfront of possible.

    KiterTodd said:
    Mud Pig said:
    After much deliberations I settled on The Sanderling Resort on Duck Island in the Outer Banks.  My Dad is originally from a small town outside of Raliegh, NC and he hasn't been back to NC in years. Should be a nice time for all.  Now I need to plan on where to take them to eat.
    I was just going to write a post on PR, but saw you made this fine choice.  My family lives in Duck and we travel there regularly. I know the Sanderling Resort well.  It's a beautiful beach out front, uncrowded, nice couple pools, and should be an overall relaxing vacation.

    For places to eat, there are several upscale dining options right in Duck to choose from along with the Paper Canoe which is across the street from your resort.  The most renowned place in Duck is called The Blue Point. I'd call now to get a reservation. If you can't get a reservation, just stop by for lunch.  Much cheaper, still good food.  And if you go for dinner or not, stop by for sunset at their soundfront lawn/bar area.  BP is a little pricey all around, but it's nice.

    My favorite place in Duck, hands down, is Roadside.  The owners are great.  The food is awesome whether you sit at the bar or a table.  Drinks are good as well.  They also have a fantastic backyard bar area that feels more like you are hanging out in a friend's yard for drinks then at a restaurant.  I'd go there before anywhere else.

    There isn't good BBQ in Duck.  Don't look for it.  Best coffee is a place called Treehouse coffee.  Another unique restaurant kind of hidden in Duck is called Eastside.  Not your typical beach faire, but everything is good.  It's a nice place to just order a pile of things and eat family style.

    There are dozens of good restaurants north of where you will be staying in Corolla (go to Lighthouse Bagels for... bagels) and hundreds of restaurants down the beach south of Duck if you make a day trip.  Down south we tend to like the casual privately owned restaurants serving fresh seafood in a fun atmosphere.  Always get the fish of the day.  Of those, check out; Tortuga's, Goombay's, Rundown, Blue Moon Beach Grill, Chilipeppers and for a fun casual treat check out Fisheads restaurant on the pier.  Great sights, it's all the way down in South Nags Head if you get that far.

    Mostly though, we just stay in Duck.  Most places are busy for the early dinner crowd.  Don't get discouraged.  Have a cocktail.  If you don't mind eating late, there is room everywhere after sunset.

    If you like beer, bring an empty growler if you have one.  There is a new Growler business in Duck that will will up To-Gos for you all week, let you taste as much as you want before filling.  It's a nice option.  Get one of those insulated ones and it'll stay ice cold while you sit on the beach.

    Enjoy your vacation.  I'm sure your folks will love it.


    Wow, thank you for the full rundown of Duck and the surrounding areas.  This was exactly what I was hoping to get advice on and I sure will go ahead and make some reservations now.  Thanks again.
  • Re: OT - Resort ideas for my parents and kids, beachfront of possible.

    After much deliberations I settled on The Sanderling Resort on Duck Island in the Outer Banks.  My Dad is originally from a small town outside of Raliegh, NC and he hasn't been back to NC in years. Should be a nice time for all.  Now I need to plan on where to take them to eat.
  • Re: Wrapping a pork butt?

    Just a quick note. I do add "pig liquor" to my pork butt after I pull it. People swear by my pulled pork and I find that this seasons all the meat along with the chopped up bark beautifully.

    Pig Liquor recipe: (per pork butt)
    2 cups apple juice
    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 tbs of the rub you use on your butt
    Boil it

    Add it to your pulled pork and then serve. You shall become a legend.

    MP
  • Re: Sad day.... XL for sale.

    I'll never get the crowd that refuses to use the XL for small cooks. I've cooked as little as a steak and some veggies on mine. Once you shut down the airflow there is plenty of lump left for the next cook. 
  • Re: My DizzyFest 7 Wrap Up

    We need to get official forum name tags.  I went by your table probably 6 times and didn't even know I was talking to a forum member.  It was an awesome event, for anyone who has never been to the Fest its epic.  

    Saw my first mini-max and XXL BGE to boot.  Can't wait until next time.
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