Monday, May 25, 2009
Cypress Creek/Water Street/Elizabeth City
I made a trip to Elizabeth City last week with my new compadres to meet with some real estate movers and shakers in that market. We had a great time. I worked in Elizabeth City for four years as a City Exec for a really horrible bank, commuting from the OBX to there every day. While the work environment sucked, the people I met were so much fun, I considered the experience a net plus. Besides the great people, beautiful river, and constantly improving downtown section, there are a number of great restaurants.
Cypress Creek Grill, owned by transplanted Texan Bobby Plough was my favorite, and I always make a point to eat there when in Elizabeth City. Bobby makes the best beef brisket I've ever sampled. (Normally Thursday for lunch and dinner, but this is a special and not guaranteed. Call Wednesday to see if its going to be available on Thursday). But my favorite is the Spring Mix & Scallop Salad with Orange Ginger dressing. It's a $10 salad, but there are plenty of parmesian encrusted scallops included, almost a meal in itself. Plenty of other wraps, po boys and even burgers to choose from.
I'm looking forward to working in Elizabeth City more often, and re-aquainting myself with all of the downtown shops, restaurants, and people.