Toast to the Coast: Dine Like a Local

The Crystal Coast is truly a remarkable place full of rich culture, scenic views, and FOOD! That’s right, it wouldn't be a trip to the coast without some local eats; and so, for the third year running, Carteret County is presenting Toast to the Coast Restaurant Week!

We are so excited for this amazing event that features some of the best local restaurants on the Crystal Coast.

A Full Week of Food: What is Toast to the Coast?

So, what is this fabulous event all about? Well, in honor of the great local restaurants and specialty food shops in the area, certain restaurants will offer special deals for any patron joining them for the Toast to the Coast Week. Starting March 22nd and going on until the 28th, you can attend any of the participating restaurants and request the Toast to the Coast menu. This great deal will include a two-course lunch for $15 or a three-course dinner for only $30. Other specialty stores will have other great deals and discounts for patrons. Do these deals sound crazy? Well, call it our southern hospitality, but we really just want everyone to be able to enjoy our great local treats!

 The Kick Off: Bites and Blues, March 21st 5-8:30pm

Beginning this full week of fabulous food will be Bites and Blues: a night of great bites and beautiful blues! Progressing through downtown Morehead City, patrons will be able to grab a bite from local restaurants, wine shops, bakeries, specialty food shops, and host businesses as a sample of the delicious foods served in the area. Each location will host a different appetizer as a precursor to the yummy food you’ll be able to nab throughout the whole week! Live jazz and blues ensembles will bring the mood for the evening as you walk along the waterfront. Finishing off the evening will be the opportunity to choose the "Bite of the Night” as patrons get to cast their vote on the yummiest sample!

Child care will also be provided at the Webb Library for anyone in need of someone to watch the kiddos. Be sure to check out the website for more info on ticket prices and times! And note that all proceeds go to the Carteret Community College Culinary Arts Program! 

Participating Restaurants and Specialty Stores

There is such a great lineup of restaurants and other specialty stores that have become involved in A Toast to the Coast Week. Check out some of our favorites!

Channel Marker Restaurant : A New Reason to Come to the Beach

Beach Bums Pub and Pizzaria: Always Fresh, Fun,& Friendly

Circa 81: Tapas and Cocktaileria. Gather, Eat, Enjoy. 

Snapperz: Grill and Steam Bar

The Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant

Chefs 105: Casual Atmosphere, Remarkable Cuisine, Amazing Views

The Ruddy Duck Tavern: A Vacationer's Favorite

The Friendly Market: Bakery, Garden Center, Fruits & Vegetables

Happycakes Cupcakery: Winners of the Cupcake Wars

Sugarloaf Island Bakery: A Place for Sweets at the Beach

….and more! Make sure you check out the website for a full list of participants. Just look at that lineup! Are you already excited? We sure are!

Culinary Tours

We mentioned last week how great it can be to get out and ride your bike. So, if you are in the mood for a fun bike ride, be sure to check out the Hungry Town Guided Tours. This exciting event is open during Toast to the Coast week and combines a guided bicycle tour of Beaufort with features of the best food in town! Starting your cycling tour at the Beaufort Waterfront, you can make your way through downtown Beaufort and enjoy samples from the delicious local restaurants as you go! You can also glean some great recipes from the Beaufort Olive Oil Company which will be sharing some of their favorite oils and vinegar to use in your own home recipes!

Bike rentals for the tour are free with the purchase of your ticket, which includes samples and the guided tour. Be sure to check out this great event as well as Hungry Town’s other guided tours that are offered throughout the year. This is such a great way to participate in Toast to the Coast Week and also get a good bike ride in to enjoy the beautiful Crystal Coast weather.

We are so excited for this great event! Let's all tip our hats, pay our respects, and toast to the coast—home of the best food you'll ever eat!

Share with us: What great food are you excited to try during the Toast to the Coast Restaurant Week?

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