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The Sysco Foods Taste of the Beach Chefs Grand Tasting & Bartenders Bubbly Bash

March 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free – $50.00

Each year we strive to make this event a fantastic experience for all and we read and take your feedback into consideration. This year we have reinvented this cornerstone event, moved it to a new location, added an exciting Bartenders Bubbly Challenge and of course will feature the most outstanding Chefs and foods for all attendees to enjoy. We have moved the time of the event up in the day to start at 1:00pm and end at 4:00pm, with one inclusive attendance session. With a lower ticket price of $50, and even an advance purchase discount for the first 100 purchasers, we feel you will have an exceptional experience at the Sysco Foods Grand Tasting this year! We hope you will join us on early Sunday afternoon for this event, and still have time to travel back home or simply enjoy the rest of your day on the Outer Banks.


The Sysco Foods Taste of the Beach Chefs Grand Tasting & Bartenders Bubbly Bash, the grand finale event, on Sunday, March 20th will be the hottest ticket in town with about twenty area restaurants along with the best beverage vendors to give you a culinary experience of a lifetime. Join us at the Port O’ Call Restaurant in the heart of Kill Devil Hills and taste your way through the Outer Banks in one location! It’s how this event began over 30 years ago and it is still the event people rave about. Visit each restaurant booth and taste two or three samplings from each. Packed with many seafood and non-seafood choices, the cuisine at the Sysco Foods Chefs Grand Tasting is truly an experience to remember and the participating restaurants absolutely go all out to present their finest and most imaginative cuisine for your enjoyment, as well as impressing the judging panel in hopes to take home one of the prestigious TOB’y awards.

Along with your favorite restaurants, there will be outstanding local craft brew beers and fine wines offered! This year, enjoy the Bartenders Bubbly Bash (an event within the event) where local bartenders will be mixing up their signature sparkling wine cocktails for you to taste, enjoy, and vote on your favorites by way of cash tips.  The cash tips collected will serve as your votes and all proceeds will be donated to the local Beach Food Pantry. Your ticket price includes all-you-care-to-taste beer, wine, bubbly cocktails, and of course amazing food. You will receive a souvenir champagne flute to use during the event and take home with you.

Restaurants will be competing for the 7th Annual TOB’y Awards; Best Booth Presentation, Best In Show,  and the two most coveted awards, the Chefs Award and People’s Choice Award. These awards will be announced at the end of the event, and all attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes.

The event is just one session from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Port O’ Call Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. The two large dining rooms will contain about 20 competing restaurants, while the Port O’ Call Gaslight Saloon will contain the Bartenders Bubbly Bash, and the upper saloon deck will be available for guest seating for about 100+ attendees. By and large this is a stand up walk around event but this year will see more guest seating than ever before, so we hope you will enjoy the changes.


Please note that this is a stand up/walk around event. There is some, but limited, seating. If you are unable to stand for extended periods or not inclined to large groups, this is not a recommended event for you. If you have dietary restrictions, food allergies, or a picky palate, you might find that this is not a good event choice for you. Sorry, no discounts for non-alcoholic drinkers, but we will be happy to provide you with soft drinks or water.

This is strictly an adults only event 21+. Please no children or strollers.

Handicap accessible and handicap parking available. Parking is limited so we encourage you to arrive in groups of two or more if at all possible. Since this event involves the service of alcohol we strongly suggest that you consider taking a cab to and from. A $20 cab fare will usually get you just about anywhere and save you the risk of driving under the influence even if you feel capable of driving.

When this event sells out, it is truly SOLD OUT. Please do not email or call to obtain tickets. Ticketing changes or cancellation requests must be made 48 hours in advance. Refunds will not be able to accommodated if you find that you cannot attend for whatever reason and cannot provide 48 (minimum) notice to cancel.


**OBRA has added a small flat fee onto this ticket price to cover website administrative costs. A credit card processing fee of 3% will also be added at checkout. The totals for both these fees is still less than was charged by using third party ticketing agents in the past. Thank you in advance for your understanding.



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March 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free – $50.00
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