Yesterday a reader asked about island restaurants. The question was, "Any new restaurants opening this year and is Pony Island going to be opened for dinner? I know last year they stopped dinners."
There is a new restaurant, Mango Loco, located where Sargasso Grill was last year, on NC Highway 12. I don't eat out often and have not been to Mango Loco yet (I understand though that they have the biggest selection of Caribbean food on the island). Maybe one of our readers has a comment.
According to the latest advertisement in the Ocracoke Observer the Pony Island Restaurant is open for breakfast from 7 am to 2 pm. They also serve lunch from 11 am to 2 pm.
My daughter, Amy, an island waitress, tells me that all of the restaurants are now open for the season. (Earlier today I posted that the Ocracoke Coffee Company has opened, but I'm told that will not be for a little while yet.) Let us know if you have recommendations.
This month's newsletter discusses the planned replacement of the seven bridges on Ocracoke Island in early 2008, and explains some of the issues we will face. You can read it here.