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Phongkrit Pok Choeichom

Executive Chef, Pok's Art Outer Banks Brewing Station

Chef Pok, as he’s known to everyone on the beach, has been an icon in the OBX restaurant scene since coming to the beach as a child from Bangkok, Thailand to work in his uncle’s famous KDH restaurant, the Thai Room. In his early 20"s, Pok earned an opportunity to go to New York City and learn under world acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud at the famous Le Cirque Restaurant. He spent 3 years refining his talents under Chef Boulud’s staff and was honored to chef at a James Beard house event as well as other high profile affairs in New York. Upon returning to the Outer Banks, Pok was helpful in opening such acclaimed restaurants as Millie’s with Chef and friend Joel McClennan.

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Celebrity Chef Michael Smith Coming to the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Brandon Fuller

A nationally renowned culinary expert, Chef Smith is owner of the highly successful Tapas restaurant Extra Virgin and the fine dining Kansas City spot Michael Smith Restaurant. He also co-founded the award winning bistro, Forty Sardines in Leawood, Kansas which was nominated for and won a James Beard Award in 2002.Chef Michael Smith will be working alongside Chef Pok and Chef Tony from the Outer Banks Brewing Station for what is being called a “Tapas Fusion Night.” The one-night only menu will feature small plates that will probably taste like something you’ve never had before. In his Kansas City restaurant Extra Virgin, Michael Smith is known for his small, creative dishes that always leave patrons wanting more.

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Triple D Hits OBX

Food Network's Guy Fieri visits the Outer Banks to film several episodes of Diners, Drive-ins & Dives

The Outer Banks can now be added to the list of locales visited by Guy Fieri and his team that produces one of the Food Network’s most popular shows, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. In addition to shooting at a half dozen OBX restaurants for the Triple D show, Guy came with 50 family members and friends in tow for a family reunion which was also featured as a one-hour Food Network special. “Triple D is all about three things,” Guy explains in Food Network Magazine. “Food, story and character. We shine a light on places ... which are run by people who love the same kind of food I love.

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