Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Bad Bean Baja Grill

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!


Thinking WAY Outside the Box at Bad Bean Baja Grill

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
One thing is for certain about Rob Robinson and Matt Payne, the “brains and the brawn” of the locals’ favorite Bad Bean Baja Grill: They refuse to be pinned down. Since they opened in 2010, Bad Bean has never really stopped shifting and changing in new and dynamic ways, thanks to a creative team that’s never afraid to... Read More

Baja Meets Outer Banks

By Amelia Boldaji
Meet Chef and owner Rob Robinson and Chef Matt Payne, the visionaries behind one of this area’s best restaurants, Bad Bean Baja Grill.For the past several years now they’ve been taking the Outer Banks by storm with their fresh, fun and creatively delicious take on menu items that fuse the flavors of Mexico, Latin... Read More

It's Always Good at Bad Bean

By Laura Martier
"We only have a few orders left of the Baja Chicken and Waffles, so grab them quick!" Our server Sam knows us well and understands that this dish is a Must Get for many of us at my table - as, clearly, it is for a lot of the people here. "It's been a busy night." It was late on this blustery April evening, and as I... Read More