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Lunch at OBBS

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on November 3, 2009

This is the last of the catch-up restaurant posts! We hope to catch up on the posts from our Christmas 2008 vacation to Europe soon! I promise 🙂

Back in early September, we went to the Outer Banks with a bunch of friends.  One night we went to our favorite Outer Banks restaurant – the Outer Banks Brewing Station.  We love it so much that the next day we returned with one of my best friends (and her boyfriend) who coincidentally was in the area at the same time 🙂

We started with an order of the fried okra.  Okra has to be one of the best things I’ve been introduced to (food-wise) since moving to the south (right next to pimento cheese dip – Yum!).  This did not disappoint!

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For our entrees, I went with the carolina pork bbq sandwich with hush puppies and beans.  As with their other items, this was great.

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The Husband ordered the bratwurst with sauerkraut and a small beer sampler

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I’m glad we were able to get two visits in to the OBBS while in town 🙂 Both meals were great and lended to fun experiences with good friends!

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

Posted by gingerbreadpirate on September 21, 2009

We were married in the Outer Banks (OBX), NC in 2007.  We had our rehearsal dinner at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.  I think it’s safe to say that any time we go to the OBX from now on, we will make it a point to go to the Brewing Station, so long as it’s still open.

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After our rehearsal dinner, my brother and I (who are both homebrewers) got a tour of the brewery from the brewmaster.  The brewmaster was clearly a “going green” kind of guy, so it was no surprise to us that since our wedding, the Brewing Station had put up a wind turbine, claiming to be “America’s First Wind Powered Brew Pub.”

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The OBBS has a fun, communal, almost German-style feel to the inside.  You can see the small stage at the front of the restaurant, and one of the brewing tanks (technically the brewpot, if I’m not mistaken) through the glass window on the wall.  It also has a very sizable bar.

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The upstairs is where we had our rehearsal dinner.  It’s a large loft with it’s own bar, and it overlooks the main dining area and stage.

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The OBBS brews several beers.  During a recent vacation to Nags Head, I started with the homemade root beer, which was very good (we tried making homemade root beer one time here at the house, it’s not hard to make, but evidently it’s hard to make well).   The Wife had the Golden Pale Ale.  I had one later in the meal.  It was very well done, as to be expected.

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My sister-in-law had the sampler.  From right to left; the Olsch, Hugh Hefeweisen, Golden Pale Ale, Honest to Goodness Brown Ale, Mack Daddy Chocolate Stout, and Dog House Tripel.

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We started out with some bread and olive oil, the crab bisque, and some sushi.  The bread was fine.  The bisque was excellent, but it should be, since we were right on the water.  To be honest, the sushi was generally sub-par, and the wasabi, which we believe is “homemade”, and used to color their famous wasabi mashed potatoes, was so bright that it was a little unnerving.

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The Wife had a filet, topped with crab meat, on a bed of mashed potatoes and asparagus, with bernaise AND hollandaise sauce.  It was delicious.

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I was in the mood for something light, so I had the steak salad.  It was pretty good, and the dressing was great.

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As always, we had a wonderful experience and can’t wait to go back!

For a review of our experience during the rehearsal dinner, check out my original post on my original blog!

(post actually written by the Husband)

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