by Bonnie S. Benwick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Want to take the next Meet Your Meat class on the Outer Banks? Here’s what you’ll need to know for the weekend of March 18-20 and beyond:
Duck, N.C., is about 273 miles from Washington, most easily accessible by car. Take Interstate 95 south to I-295 (Richmond bypass), then I-64 to I-664, which changes back to I-64. Take U.S. 168 south into North Carolina, where it becomes U.S. 158. Continue across the Wright Memorial Bridge to the Outer Banks, then follow signs to Duck. The Sanderling Resort is about five miles north of the town.
WHERE TO STAY
Sanderling Resort and Spa
1461 Duck Rd., Duck
The $325-per night package (two-night minimum, excluding tax) includes a double-occupancy room in the resort’s North Inn, the all-day workshop, lunch at the Weeping Radish and dinner at the resort’s Left Bank restaurant (not including wine and tip).
WHERE TO EAT
The Life Saving Station
Casual restaurant at the Sanderling, serving breakfast ($3.95-$12.95), lunch ($3.95-$13.95) and dinner ($8-$29).
The Left Bank
The resort’s fine-dining restaurant. Dinner only ($15-$40; tasting menus, $85 and up).
The Weeping Radish
6810 Caratoke Hwy. (U.S. 158)
Casual lunch and dinner at the brewpub, open Wednesday through Sunday, includes bar snacks, sandwiches, sausage samplers and daily entree specials ($4-$19). Bring a cooler in case you want to take home craft beer, sauerkraut and pork products.
WHAT TO DO
Meet Your Meat
The program is co-sponsored by Sanderling Resort and Spa and the Weeping Radish Farm Brewery and will be part of Taste of the Beach , a four-day event March 17-20 on the Outer Banks, featuring demonstrations and samples from local restaurants. The last session for this season will be held Saturday, April 9 (half-steer and pig).