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The Outer Banks is always one of the best shoulder season spots to visit in our area.
One of the greatest thrills is being able get in our favorite restaurants without a hassle and enjoy all the comforts we’d refuse to stand in line for during the season.
Sitting on the shores of the Pamlico Sound, Sugar Creek provides a pleasant, tranquil environment to watch flocks of Canada geese float around while turtles crawl along the bottom. Out on the sound wind surfers and jet skiers take advantage of nature’s resources.
But the real thrill is in the food. This restaurant is huge with multiple dining rooms and outside dining opportunities.
Our dining party gave the restaurant a 5-star, thumbs up for the fried oysters - our major reason for stopping at Sugar Creek. We got 18 oysters, crispy French fries, homemade slaw, all moderately priced.
Sugar Creek offers an extensive menu for adults and children. See: Sugar Creek Menu.
|Read the rest of this entry »BOONE, NC - - I’d been waiting 3 days to go to Melanie’s Food Fantasy restaurant. The restaurant is well known as a 'hot' vegetarian site and is always crowded. It has the reputation as being the No. 1 vegetarian restaurant, not only in the town, but in the entire region. My traveling companions are all proud carnivores. It was the last place they wanted to go for a dining experience, but I’d been going with them to BBQ and other meat joints. But me? I have no memory of ever tasting fowl or pork. I did eat beef for a few years, but quit completely in the mid-80s. I do eat seafood and dairy products. Once when I picked up a family takeout order at Taco Bell several years ago, I ordered my usual - bean burrito supreme. I got beef tacos and stuff for rest of the family and drove about 10 minutes to the house. The takeout meal was spread on the table. I grabbed the burrito and started to take a bite when I noticed it was a BEEF BURRITO. I was furious. Hungry! Only option? Go back 10 minutes to Taco Bell. Arriving, I found about 8-10 people standing in the line with the order taker I’d ordered from. Not willing to wait, I walked around those waiting and went to the front of the line, slammed the burrito down on the counter beside the cash register so hard the filling squirted out onto the floor. I announced in a LOUD - VERY LOUD AND ANGRY VOICE: “I ordered a bean burrito. You gave me a beef burrito. You know what would have happened if I had eaten this thing? I would have gone nuts, stripped off all my clothes, moved in a circle honking like a goose and then I’d sh-t in the floor. And you know what else? I would have to go to the hospital and I would come back and sue you and sue Taco Bell!”|