I just learned that the Outer Banks (including Ocracoke, of course) is featured in the April, 2009 edition of "Gourmet, The Magazine of Good Living." The article, Sea Change, in the Gourmet Travels section, starts on page 98. The author has great things to say about the Cafe Atlantic & Thai Moon Restaurant. One whole page includes photos from these two eateries, as well as Edwards Motel, the Veggie Stand, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Back Porch and the Flying Melon are also recognized as among the Outer Banks' best restaurants.
The article is well written and surprisingly accurate. The author, Jane Daniels Lear, is a frequent visitor to the Outer Banks, and has clearly done her research. She even includes a recipe from the Back Porch Restaurant for Frances O'Neal's Fig Cake. Be sure to pick up some fig preserves on your next late summer or early fall visit (that's when locals put up figs...and you can usually find them on the Village Craftsmen web site that time of year), so you can make one of Ocracoke's favorite cakes yourself. If you can't find the Gourmet magazine you can get the fig cake recipe from the Village Craftsmen web site. Just click here.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of paved roads on Ocracoke. It may not sound very exciting, but there have been dramatic changes on the island because of the construction of paved roads a half century ago. You can read the newsletter, and see some rare photos here.
To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.