Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey and Tanger at Your Beach

Eat, eat, eat. Shop, shop, shop. I love both activities and especially at Thanksgiving time. Here are a couple of tips from my "local" perspective for your holiday weekend at the beach.

EAT - One of my favorite restaurants, The Hangout, will be serving a Thanksgiving feast family-style at your table, which personally I like better than a buffet. Besides roasted turkey (with gravy of course) you can pay extra for prime rib. The traditional sides we've come to crave after years of eating them at Grandmothers house will also be served - homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread & sausage stuffing, sweet potato streusel, green bean casserole, fresh corn, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, deviled eggs and fresh hot rolls. Room for dessert? You pick either pecan pie (my choice), bread pudding or pumpkin pie. Yum Yum. This fabulous feast, served between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.,is $22 for adults, $9 for ages 6-12 and free for the under age 5 kiddies with a paid adult. If you are renting from Meyer Vacation Rentals show your confirmation when you purchase your meal and you will receive complimentary wine or champagne. For reservations call (251) 948-3030.

SHOP - Rest up after the turkey, maybe take a walk on the beach or a snooze by the pool because you need to get ready for the biggest sale event on the coast. Ready, set, go at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night itself when the Tanger Outlet Center Moonlight Madness sales begin. Special giveaways occur at 10 p.m., 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Moonlight Madness bargains exist throughout the 120-store outlet center not just Thanksgiving and Black Friday but all weekend long (Nov. 24-27).

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to pause a little and take the time to reflect on our abundant blessings and that is why the beach is an awesome place for family and friends to celebrate. I'm blessed to live here year-round and I warmly invite you to join me on the coast to eat, shop and be thankful.

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