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Visitors Guide Newtwork - Crystal Coast 2009
Magazines | Tourism & Travel 2009-05-20 19:02:54
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    HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Q&A with Blackbeard the Pirate DESTINATIONS Your Guide to Area Beaches and Towns BUYING OPPORTUNITIES Now, More than Ever, that Dream Home could be Attainable 5IF�0GGJDJBM� 7JTJUPST�(VJEF� 16#-*4)&%�#: 7*45"(3"1)*$4��*/$�� '3&& 7PM�����t�/P�������������� and Fun! ENJOYING YOUR SEASIDE VACATION 7JTJUPST(VJEF/FUXPSL�DPN &/5&35"*/.&/5��t��$0610/4��t�$0.1-&5&��7"$"5*0/�1-"//*/( ®

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    www.grandmastoybox.com Family Fun begins here! Find Us Side-by-Side at Emerald Plantation Shopping Center 8700 Emerald Drive &NFSBME�*TMF��/$�������t��������������� ����0''�QVSDIBTF�PG���� or more of regularly priced merchandise. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon or coupon from the Passport to receive offer.

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    T he combination of delectable cuisine, first-class service and elegant atmosphere is leaving diners raving about Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar. Voted #1 Fine Dining on the Crystal Coast in 2007 and 2008, Kathryn’s has become Emerald Isle’s premier restaurant, drawing praise from both traveling visitors and grateful locals alike. Ken Ayre, co-owner with his wife, Kitch, says he receives positive feedback nightly in the restaurant. People say, “Thank you so much for opening Kathryn’s! We never come to Emerald Isle without dining here!” As Kathryn’s heads into its sixth summer since its opening in June 2004, the family business is still first-class all the way. “The most important aspect of our business is ensuring a wonderful dining experience for our customers,” Ken says. Kathryn’s does this through its incomparable menu which is filled with offerings of fresh, local seafood and Certified Angus Beef. While every menu item is sure to please, Kathryn’s Maryland Crab Cakes have become the restaurant’s signature entrée. Made with fresh, local lump crab meat, even folks from Maryland (The Ayre’s home state before relocating to Emerald Isle in 1995) admit that Kathryn’s crab cakes are the best! Kathryn’s also puts a twist on traditional southern cuisine with the Carolina Classic: Kathryn’s own version of shrimp and grits—a true southern favorite! In addition to our menu, Kathryn’s offers several nightly specials including creative varieties of fish, lamb, veal, lobster, and soft shell crabs. “Specials give us a chance to be innovative through fine cuisine and to add variety to our menu,” Ken says. Kathryn’s has also become Emerald Isle’s favorite place to enjoy a martini. The first-class martini bar, housing over 30 different variations of martinis, includes exotic creations such as the Pomegranatini, the Hawaiiantini, and the AstroPoptini. Along with a full-service martini bar, Kathryn’s also offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. Due to a growing demand from customers, Kathryn’s is introducing off-site catering in 2009. Whether your needs entail a wedding caterer, a birthday party, or a family gathering, Kathryn’s catering services make entertaining easy. From intimate to grand, lavish to informal, Kathryn’s will assist you in customizing the perfect menu. Kathryn’s will be there every step of the way to lend a hand planning and executing your special event. Combine superb food with the dedication of the Ayre family and the expertise and loyalty of their staff, Kathryn’s is truly a dining experience to remember. Find out why Kathryn’s is voted #1 Fine Dining on the Crystal Coast! “I’ve eaten all over the world and this is the best!” 252.354.6200 �����&NFSBME�%SJWF��r�&NFSBME�*TMF��XXX�LBUISZOTCJTUSP�DPN

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    Table of Contents FEATURES 44 Crystal Coast Celebrations Why not celebrate in style? Tie the knot or host your next special event in a coastal Carolina paradise. 52 Buying Opportunities Find a piece of paradise (at a bargain price) to call your own. 54 Windsurfi ng Catch a wave and soar with the wind with this unique water sport. Crystal Coast Locals 22 Historically Speaking Chatting it up with Captain Otway Burns. 41 Outstanding Citizen Four-time Museum Director Joseph Schwarzer makes a splash in the past and present of Crystal Coast history. DEPARTMENTS Introducing the Crystal Coast 12 Welcome 12 What’s New Crystal Coast TO SAVINGS < 2009/2010 BOOKLET See Coupon Index on Page 4 Brought to you by the Crystal Coast VisitorsGuideNetwork.com 6 visitorsguidenetwork.com IVWaZ�d[ IVWaZ�d[ PASSPORT TO SAVINGS COUPON BOOK & MAP A quick reference to all the best deals and coupons the area has to offer. DON’T MISS THE HARD-BOUND RESTAURANT & MENU GUIDE found in-room at most accomodations. Featuring Menus from most advertisers found within the Crystal Coast Visitors Guide. �8dciZcih �8dciZcih Recreation and Adventure 14 N.C. Aquarim at Pine Knoll Shores 15 Calendar of Events 19 Family Fun 55 Fishing Guide 58 Golf Guide Destinations 24 Atlantic Beach 26 Emerald Isle 30 Cape Carteret 31 Swansboro 36 Morehead City 38 Beaufort 41 Dining New Bern/Havelock 46 Coastal Cuisine Shopping 50 Shopping Guide Visitor Services Services Directory 63 Important phone numbers, local transportation listings, post offi ces and more. 64 Area Map < Randy Thompson Editor/Publisher CRYSTAL COAST VISITORS GUIDE Paul Brannock Vice President of Sales Jay Bellamy Sales Manager Jeff Walston Account Exec. Dereck Williams Lead Artist Jim Pile Director of Photography Ashley Schaefer Assistant Editor Eileen Dalby Traffic Manager Kip Ruposky Distribution Manager Holly Watters Art Director Chris Murphy Assistant Art Director Web Creative Director Mark Hall I.T. Director Demeisha Blackwell Web Developer Eric Cardenas Senior Designer Chris Meligonis Graphic Designer Don Spencer Graphic Designer Eric Cardenas Graphic Designer Brian Woelfel Graphic Designer Rick Hailey Photo Editor Glenn Fajota Contributing Photographer Larry Jones Contributing Graphic Designer Matt Haddaway Contributing Graphic Designer Stephanie Miller Contributing Graphic Designer Robin Cather Production Manager Sheila Wood Publisher’s Assistant Nicole Lucore Sales Coordinator Tracy Thompson Sales Assistant Anita Burns Controller Dawn Meehan Accounting Assistant Margaret Hawkins Accounts Receivable Tameka Smith-Johnson Receptionist Look For Our Other VISITORS GUIDE MAGAZINES… Virginia: Alexandria, Capital Area Menu Guide, Chesapeake, Eastern Shore, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Prince William County/Manassas, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Guide and Virginia Beach North Carolina: Boone, Brunswick Islands & Cape Fear Coast, New Bern, North Carolina High Country, the Outer Banks and Winston Salem Maryland: Ocean City Delaware: Delaware Beaches Tennessee: Tennessee Smokies, Nashville Menu Guide Published by VISTAGRAPHICS, INC. The Crystal Coast Visitors Guide is published annually by VistaGraphics, Inc. The corporate office is located at 1264 Perimeter Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Copyright © 2009 - all rights reserved. Reproduction of any material prepared by VistaGraphics, Inc., and appearing within this publication is strictly prohibitedwithout express written consent of the publisher. Publisher does not purport to authenticate and is not responsible for claims made by advertisers found within this publication. For advertising Information contact: Vistagraphics (800) 422-0742, Ext. 155 VisitorsGuideNetwork.com Chamber & Association Memberships Crystal Coast Chamber of Commerce

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    Open 7 days a week 4:30 pm-until All ABC permits Offering an Elaborate and Affordable Wine List Featuring Selections from Italy and California Located at the corner of Emerald Drive & Coast Guard Road Emerald Isle 252.354.8111 Featuring The Finest Italian Food Foo In The Area The Ayre family, owners of Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar, has brought family-style dining to the Crystal Coast. Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar is back in 2009 with a fresh approach to appeal to families, large parties, and anyone looking for a great meal at an affordable price. Portofino features Northern Italian cuisine with a selection of classic dishes such as lasagna, eggplant parmesan and chicken picatta. The restaurant also houses a full salad bar with assorted fresh greens as well as a large selection of pasta salads, vegetables, fresh mozzarella and homemade salad dressings. New to the menu this year is a gourmet pizza selection. Portofino specializes in large homemade pizzas that appeal to all varieties of pizza lovers. Choose from an assortment of pizza creations such as the Hawaiian, the Mediterranean and the Portofino Supreme. Diners also have the option to choose from toppings such as roasted red peppers, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes to create an original pizza specialty! The goal of Portofino Ristorante and Wine Bar is to offer a diverse menu that will bring in families across the Crystal Coast. The casual atmosphere makes Portofino a great place to bring your children and the restaurant is designed to accommodate your large group. Portofino will offer a great selection of moderately priced Italian wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. This will allow people the chance to taste Italian wines at an affordable price. Launching in 2009, Portofino will also be offering full service catering to vacation rentals. Spend more time relaxing and less time preparing meals—let us do the work for you and deliver fresh made meals to your house. Portofino catering offers a taste of excellence that’s sure to please! The Ayre family is combining great, affordable food with a casual, comfortable atmosphere to make Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar your favorite place for family style dining.

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    AD INDEX $ Denotes valuable coupons found throughout the Visitors Guide and Passport Coupon Booklet Passport- denotes Passport coupon Book DINING Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar $ ......25 Ballyhoo’s Island Sports Grill $ ...............18 Ben and Jerry’s $ .................................65 Brandy’s Pancake & Waffl e House ..........13 Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant .............47 Bushwackers Restaurant............Back Cover Carlone’s Pizza $ .......................... Passport Chef’s 105 Restaurant ...........................37 Church St Coffee, Deli and Irish Pub ........32 Clamdigger Inn & Restaurant ..................24 Dairy Queen $ ......................................34 The Fairway Restaurant $ ......................48 The Fishtrap Restaurant $ ......................30 Flipperz Family Bar & Grill $ ...................29 Front Street Grill at Stillwater $ ................49 Hooter’s Restaurant $ ...........................46 Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar ................5 McCurdy’s on Moonlight Bay $ ...............17 Michaelangelo’s Pizza ...........................15 Milazzo Classic Italian $ ........................48 Molly’s Beachside Bar & Grill $ ..............48 Portofi no Ristorante .................................7 Quiznos $ .................................... Passport Raps Grill and Bar .................................37 Ribeyes Steakhouse $ ...........................30 Riso’s Italian Restaurant $ .....................49 Riverside Steak and Seafood .................31 Rucker Johns .......................................28 Sanitary Restaurant ...............................37 Shooters Restaurant and Bar $ ...............66 Skipper’s Cove Restaurant $ ..................13 The Spouter Inn & Restaurant .................49 White Collar Catering Co. .......................44 Yana’s Restaurant ...........................31, 32 SHOPPING The Bag Lady $ ....................................50 Concepts Jewelry Store $ ......................36 Dragonfl y Import Co.$ .........................50 Elly’s Gifts $ .........................................29 Golden Traits Jewelry ............................32 Grandma’s Toy Box $ ..............................2 Gray Dolphin ........................................32 Handscapes Gallery ..............................40 Harbor House ..................................31,32 Home Emporium $ ..........................20,21 Indigo Sky $ .........................................40 Lighthouse Boutique ..............................33 Noah’s Ark ...........................................32 Russell’s Landing ..................................33 Russell’s of Swansboro ..........................33 The Mercantile ......................................32 The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop .....................33 Spill the Beans ......................................32 Tidewater Gallery ..................................32 Vagabonds ...........................................32 Wings $ ................................................9 8 visitorsguidenetwork.com Crystal Coast’s >cYZm�id�;ddY!�;jc� >cYZm�id�;ddY!�;jc� �����6YkZcijgZ �����6YkZcijgZ Index by Category Index by Area GOLF Brandywine Bay Country Club $ .............59 The Country Club of the Crystal Coast $ ..62 The Emerald Golf Club $ ........................62 The Links at Plantation Harbor $ .............59 North River Golf Club $ ..........................61 Silver Creek Golf Resort $ .......................58 Star Hill Golf Club $ ...............................60 FAMILY FUN Beaufort Inlet Water Sports $ ..................40 Beaufort Historic Site $ ..........................40 Cape Pointe Marina $ ............................34 Carolina Princess $ ...............................55 Crystal Coast Jamboree $ ......................64 Dragonfl y Parasail $ .............................19 Golfi n’ Dolphin $ ...........................10 & 11 Island Ferry Adventures $ .......................35 Lookout Cruises $ .................................38 Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway $ ...............4 MacDaddy’s $ .................................10,16 North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ..................................14 Outer Banks Ferry Service $ ...................39 Port City Tour Comp ..............................23 Tryon Palace $ .....................................43 Water Sports Rentals .............................54 White Oak River Kayaking ......................55 CALLING IT HOME Bluewater GMAC Real Estate $ ....... Passport Cannon and Gruber Realtors ..................53 Emerald Isle Realty $.............................26 Orchard Management ............................52 Realty World First Coast Realty ...............53 Shorewood Real Estate .....................27,52 Sun-Surf Realty $ ..................................27 FISHING Cape Pointe Marina $ ............................34 Capt. Stacy Fishing Center $ ..................57 Carolina Princess $ ...............................55 Fish on Family Excursions ......................56 Freeman’s Bait and Tackle ......................56 Nancy Lee Fishing Center $ ....................55 Sandbar Safari $ ...................................56 VISITOR SERVICES Bogue Banks Beach Gear $ ................3,45 Bridge Pointe Hotel and Marina ...............43 Chris Niemann Photography ...................44 Emerald Isle Doctors Care ......................63 Island Essentials $ ................................67 New Bern/ Craven County CVB ...............43 Oceanana Family Resort ........................24 The Whaler Inn Beach Club ....................63 ATLANTIC BEACH Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar $ ......25 Bogue Banks Beach Gear $ ...............3, 45 Cannon & Gruber Realtors .....................53 Capt. Stacy Fishing Center $ ..................57 Clamdigger Inn & Restaurant ..................24 Dairy Queen $ ......................................34 Dragonfl y Import Co. $ ..........................50 Dragonfl y Parasail $ .............................19 Freeman’s Bait and Tackle ......................56 McCurdy’s on Moonlight Bay $ ...............17 Michaelangelo’s Pizza ...........................15 Milazzo Classic Italian $ ........................48 Molly’s Beachside Bar & Grill $ ..............48 Oceanana Family Resort ........................24 Realty World First Coast Realty ...............53 Shooters Restaurant & Bar $ ..................66 Skippers Cove Restaurant $ ...................13 Wings $ ................................................9 White Collar Catering Co. .......................44 BEAUFORT The Bag Lady $ ....................................50 Beaufort Historic Site $ ..........................40 Beaufort Inlet Water Sports $ ..................40 Fish on Family Excusions .......................56 Front Street Grill at Stillwater $ ................49 Handscapes Gallery ..............................40 Indigo Sky $ .........................................40 Island Ferry Adventures $ .......................35 Lookout Cruises $ .................................38 North River Golf Club $ ..........................61 Outer Banks Ferry Service $ ...................39 Orchard Management ............................52 Ribeyes Steakhouse $ ...........................30 The Spouter Inn Restaurant ....................49 CAPE CARTERET The Fairway Restaurant $ ......................48 The Fishtrap Restaurant $ ......................30 Golfi n’ Dolphin $ ..............................10,11 MacDaddy’s $ ......................................16 Michaelangelo’s Pizza ...........................15 Ribeyes Steakhouse $ ...........................30 Riso’s Italian Restaurant $ .....................49 SandBar Safari $ ..................................56 Silver Creek Golf Resort $ .......................58 Star Hill Golf Club $ ...............................60 DOWN EAST / HARKER’S ISLAND Cape Pointe Marina $ ............................34 EMERALD ISLE Ballyhoo’s Island Sports Grill $ ...............18 Ben and Jerry’s $ .................................65 Bluewater GMAC Real Estate $ ....... Passport Bogue Banks Beach Gear $ ...............3, 45 Bushwackers Restaurant............Back Cover Dairy Queen $ ......................................34 Dragonfl y Import Co. $ ..........................50 Elly’s Gifts $ .........................................29 Emerald Isle Doctors Care ......................63 Emerald Isle Realty $.............................26 The Fairway Restaurant $ ......................48 Flipperz Family Bar & Grill $ ...................29 Grandma’s Toy Box $ ..............................2 Island Essentials $ ................................67 Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar ...................5 Michaelangelo’s Pizza ...........................15 Portofi no Ristorante .................................7 Sun-Surf Realty $ ..................................27 Rucker Johns .......................................29 Shorewood Real Estate ..........................27 Wings $ ................................................9 MID-ISLAND (Indian Beach, Salter Path and Pine Knoll Shores) The Country Club of the Crystal Coast $ ...62 Lost Treasure Golf $.................................4 North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ..................................14 The Whaler Inn Beach Club ....................63 Water Sports Rentals .............................54 MOREHEAD CITY Brandy’s Pancake & Waffl e House ..........13 Brandywine Bay Country Club $ .............59 Carolina Princess $ ...............................55 Chef’s 105 Restaurant ...........................37 Concepts Jewelry Store $ ......................36 Carlone’s Pizza $ .......................... Passport Crystal Coast Jamboree $ ......................64 Dairy Queen $ ......................................34 Home Emporium $ .......................20 & 21 Hooters Restaurant $ ............................46 Port City Tour Co. ..................................23 Raps Grill and Bar .................................37 Sanitary Restaurant ...............................37 NEW BERN / HAVELOCK Bridge Pointe Hotel and Marina ...............43 Chris Niemann Photography ...................44 The Emerald Golf Club $ ........................62 The Links at Plantation Harbor $ .............59 New Bern/ Craven County CVB ...............42 Tryon Palace $ .....................................43 SWANSBORO Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant .............47 Church St. Coffee, Deli, and Irish Pub ......32 Dairy Queen $ ......................................34 Golden Traits Jewelry.............................32 Gray Dolphin ........................................32 Harbor House .................................31, 32 Lighthouse Boutique ..............................33 The Mercantile ......................................32 Michaelangelo’s Pizza ...........................15 Nancy Lee Fishing Center $ ....................55 Noah’s Ark ...........................................32 Riverside Steak & Seafood ......................31 Russell’s Landing ..................................33 Russell’s of Swansboro ..........................33 The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop .....................33 Spill the Beans ......................................32 Tidewater Gallery ..................................32 Vagabond’s ..........................................32 White Oak River Kayaking ......................55 Yana’s Restaurant ............................31,32

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    Night Night or Day... 24 lanes of bowling, Specializing in Birthday Parties, Largest Arcade on the Crystal Coast, Sports Bar and Grill, Conference Center, and Cosmic Bowling Buy 1 Game of Bowling & Get $1.00 OFF 2nd Game Not valid on Cosmic Bowling. Limit one coupon per person. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon or Passport coupon to receive offer. MacDaddy's Open Daily 10am - Midnight LOOK! Located at The Golfin Dolphin www.mymacdaddys.com 252-393-6565

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