Friday, August 12, 2016
Caribsea in Emerald Isle
Chef Patrick Hogan, whose work I have been following for decades, is now at the helm in a new restaurant in a new building in Emerald Isle (8921 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, 252-424-8400, caribsearestaurant.com). I rank his crabcakes among the top two, ever, anywhere. The rooftop bar is unique for the area, with broad views toward the beach as well as the sound. I have been once. (Only open a couple of weeks.) I expect this to go on my short list of personal favorites!