Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I will be writing a series of pieces for The Voice on local new, changed, or recently discovered OBX eateries. Realizing some of my readers don't scan our news site, I'll be adding mini-reviews here.
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First up is Skeeter's on Colington Road. This location has gone through a lot of iterations and owners in the past few years. Most of them have served up great food, but sadly, have failed. My suspicions are beach folks just don't wish to venture too far down Colington Road's windy curves to find a place to dine out. Too bad. Because Skeeter's is worth your while.
Owned by Anne and Gary High, with Anne doing the chef honors, Skeeter's offers great local style seafood and other menu items at a very affordable price. Even better, Anne, with the background to go with the cuisine, offers "Asian Night" every Thursday. The Thursday selections change from week to week. On my visit, it was egg rolls, shrimp toast, orange duck, crab Rangoon, pepper steak, pork rolls, and some killer shrimp fried rice. We went with a group of about ten, which is the only way to sample Asian food. By the end of the night, we had purchased almost every appetizer and entree on the menu--and loved every bite. The most expensive entree was only $12, and one can easily make a meal out of two or three of the reasonably priced appetizers and sides.
Our group is going back this week, and I plan to stop by on a regular menu night. Worth a visit, especially for our tourists. There is some beautiful scenery along Colington Road--lots of bridges, waters, streams and marsh. The outside eating area overlooks a quaint riparian water view where I've spied a Wood duck or two in the past.