I was going to review two of my favorite Outer Banks restaurants today, but one has gone out of business and one has changed management — and not for the better. The upside is I heard that the former chef for the latter has moved up to the D.C. area; I’m not above tracking down a good chef — and the D.C. food scene isn’t exactly unfamiliar territory to me.
While I’m at it, I need to note that I won’t write bad reviews here. If I go somewhere with bad food or poor service, I might mention the restaurant, but I won’t elaborate. I’m doing this mostly as a record of my comings and goings. If I help out a misguided googler along the way, great. But I’m not a food critic, just a very willing consumer who enjoys a good meal, and I’m not going to get into any prissy debates about this hot restaurant or that campy dive. If I note a place of business here, it’s because I had a satisfying exchange of goods or services. And in this day and age, that’s a beautiful thing.