Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Red Sky Cafe

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


Southern Comfort & Sophistication

By Lexi Holian
When it comes to dining out on the Outer Banks, it’s not hard to see why Red Sky Cafe is a favorite among locals and visitors. The mainstay on Duck Road brims with Southern charm, from the intimate string lighting to the distressed wooden barn wall in the dining room, and Chef Wes Stepp’s cutting-edge coastal cuisine... Read More

Red Sky at Night, Dine In (or Out) With Delight!

By Heather Frese
You’ve settled into your rental house, spent a long day at the beach and now everyone is cleaned up and hungry. Maybe you don’t want to wrangle the kids or your large group through a restaurant, or maybe you want to relax and eat on your sun deck, minus all the shopping, prep and clean up. Chefs on Call to the rescue... Read More

Southern Nouveau Cooking and More

By Lexi Holian
Chef-inspired coastal cuisine mixes with Southern hospitality at Red Sky Cafe, where the signature shrimp and grits are always the first thing servers recommend. The upscale but casual eatery spotlights fresh, local fare in a remodeled rustic dining room where you can watch the chefs creating in the exhibition-style... Read More

The Sky’s the Limit

By Lexi Holian
The Southern charm and casual ambiance of Red Sky Cafe might make you feel like you’re dining at home, but chef-inspired coastal cuisine tells another story. The action in the kitchen is visible right from the tables, set under string lights in a rustic dining room. Diners can watch as the freshest regional... Read More

Fresh, Local and Fantastic

By Lisa Loy
Owner and Chef Wes Stepp offers a playful re-write on the ancient adage, “Red Sky at night, gourmet’s delight.” The beautiful thing is, it’s true.Just listen to the happy chatter at this locals’ hub, considered a lucky find by visitors who enjoy lunch and dinner here, along with craft beers,fine wines and cocktails... Read More