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Reservations for Dinner at Elizabeth’s Cafe and Winery in Duck, North Carolina

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As our trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina gets closer, Rex and I are starting to firm up some of our plans, with a little help from 36 Hours in Duck, NC from The New York Times and our friend and colleague, Brent, who spent a bit of time there while growing up in South Carolina and has also enlisted advice from friends who are more recent Duck NC visitors.  Since the New York Times article dates back to July 2005, I’ve found a couple of local Duck NC web sites, including a non-Roxy “Best of Duck” site, to make sure the recommended restaurants are still around and hits with the locals.

As 36 Hours suggested, we’ve made plans to stay at the Sanderling Resort & Spa (skipping the $100 Russian Olive Refuge Treatment), and we should make our dinner reservations, including Elizabeth’s Cafe and Winery, and a rough agenda this weekend while the rain in the Roxiticus Valley keeps us indoors.

The confirms that “Elizabeth’s Café & Winery is a must for anyone visiting the Outer Banks. Elizabeth’s is also a convenient treat for those who live in the Banks.”

According to Cindy Price in The New York Times, “Elizabeth’s Café and Winery isn’t so hoity-toity you can’t drag a little sand in with you, but one glance at the dining room’s low-lit country charm, and you’ll be glad you donned a collar. The fun-loving proprietor, Leonard Logan, claims that some folks come down from the City (yeah, that City) just for dinner, and frankly, after one bite you might believe the guy. See that wine book on your table? Don’t even open it. The six-course wine-pairing dinner ($80), prepared every night by Mr. Logan and Brad Price, the chef, is nothing short of phenomenal. The menu changes with the season, with dishes like lobster, scallop and brie bisque peppered with diced apple or a quickly seared Pacific lemon snapper paired with a young, honey-scented chardonnay.”

Sounds like a winner to me…I’m hoping they have a cookbook we can bring home for Rex.

Elizabeth’s Cafe and Winery,1177 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck, NC.  Phone:  (252) 261-6145.

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