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The 2017 Sysco Grand Tasting & Bartenders Bubbly Bash

March 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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. After last year’s reinvention and terrific sell-out attendance, we have decided to make this event into 2 sessions and limit the ticket sales in each to maintain a more pleasant attendance and experience for all guests. IT IS IMPERATIVE that you order tickets for the correct and desired time, as refund and repurchase costs us money in fees and time. Please double check before making your purchase. If you find that you need to switch your session attendance you will need to contact Audrey and make those arrangements no less than 7 days in advance (March 19). You may be subject to a fee for doing so.


The Sysco Foods Taste of the Beach Chefs Grand Tasting & Bartenders Bubbly Bash, the grand finale event, on Sunday, March 26th will be the hottest ticket in town with 16 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! 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 8th 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 second session, but all attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes.

The event is split into 2 sessions this year. 1st Session will be from Noon to 2pm; and the 2nd Session will begin at 2:30 and run until 4:30, with the TOB’y Awards presentation after and running until about 5:00. The two large dining rooms will contain 18 showcased restaurants, while the Port O’ Call upper saloon deck will host the Bubbly Bash with about 10 different bubbly cocktails for you to taste and vote (by way of cash) for your favorite. There is some seating in the upper deck area.


Please note that this is a stand up/walk around event. There is very 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 accessibility and handicap parking available. Parking is limited so we encourage you to arrive in groups of two or more if at all possible. Overflow parking will be allowed across the street at Shutters hotel. 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 7 days in advance. Refunds will not be able to accommodated if you find that you cannot attend for whatever reason and cannot provide 96 (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 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $50.00
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Outer Banks Restaurant Association
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