Just minutes from the beach on a hot day is a solution to cool you off. Everyday you will find a new flavor on the menu for frozen custards at Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard and Boardwalk fries. On this hot summer day, my mother and I tried the Black Raspberry and the Vanilla. The third listed flavor of the day was chocolate. Custard is creamier and smoother than ice cream. The texture is the first thing we noticed and both of the our frozen custards were tasty. On another given day you may find flavor such as coconut, pistachio or coffee. There is different flavor of the day everyday and the classic standby flavors of the vanilla and chocolate. Banana splits Sundaes are big menu items every day. Some of the sundaes include the sea turtle boasting of the best hot fudge in the world, wicked waffle sundae, and the wicked waffle which ice served between two hot waffles with fudge and real whipped cream.
On a leisurely trip to Elizabeth City, I notice a pink sign boasting of cupcakes. The shop is probably a half hour to 45 minutes from the Outer Banks in a small town(the downton) off the waterfront. After grabbing a sweet treat you can eat in or walk across the street and just look out at the water. Despite the name, The cupcakery offers more than cupcakes. It is hard not to take your eyes off the sugar cookies topped with sprinkles, the cookie dough brownies or even the option of a cannoli. They serve lunch until 2PM. Alas, there is also wides selection of cupcakes and cakes. READ MORE
Love it when a plan comes together in a restaurant concept, you will find this in Firefly Southern Cuisine Restaurant. While driving down the main strip in the Outer Banks of North Carolina’s Croatan Blvd, it is easy to see this bright yellow colonial style restaurant . Once seated, you will find a mason jar with glowing imitation fireflies. The decor is fun, transporting the imagination into a swamp made out of plastic trees and shrubs.
The down home feel is embraced with the use of mason jars for drinking and delightful southern fusion menu items such as lobster mac & cheese, crab pot pie, fried green beans and more. I had the De Side Menu item choice which consisted of delicious puffy cheesy grits, crisp green beans with a fiery kick plus a decent sweet potato casserole. My dining companion enjoyed the crab pot pie but craved for more crab. I got to try a bit of her dish. The seafood modestly permeates the pot pie with flavor. We notice the vegetables seems to be fresh.
Firefly is a bit a fun at the beach and cool date or family night outing. Visit their Facebook page for more info.