Category - Food/Culinary Tourism

Fabulous Fall Festivities in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are inexpensive, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this October, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone! Greek Festival Thursday,…

When it comes to seafood, Oysters Rockefeller is about as classic as it comes. Created in 1840, it was named after John D. Rockefeller, the richest American at the time, because its sauce carried so much richness. The dish has been remade, deconstructed and adapted much over the many decades since. Capt. Dave’s Dockside in Murrells Inlet serves up a version on a flatbread. The recipe is below. Rockefeller Flatbread 4 c fresh spinach Olive oil 1 c heavy whipping cream 4 strips crispy bacon, chopped ½ onion, carmelized 1 t chopped garlic Parmesan…

As you prepare for costumed children to ask your preference in offering them a trick OR a treat this weekend, Myrtle Beach-area restaurants say why choose? These five local favorites serve up playful cuisine that combine delicious treats with plenty of fun tricks. The Chemist This downtown restaurant is best known for its quirky cuisine, including a Mango Coconut Panna Cotta that looks like breakfast but tastes oh so sweet. With a list of dishes and drinks that incorporate liquid nitrogen, among many others, simply put, you have to try The…

Johnny D’s , in Central Myrtle Beach, and its chef, Jamie Saunders, are breakfast legends. While the restaurant may be known for its sweets (hello, pound cake French toast !), its savory is just as nice. The inventive crab cakes benedict perhaps intrigues more than anything else on the sprawling menu. It's chock full of interesting tastes and delightful decadence. Chef Jamie graciously agreed to share his recipe for the grilled crab cake, which you can eat plain, as a sandwich or “benedict” as he does. Grilled Crab Cakes ½ to ¾ cup Panko…

The summer is coming to an unofficial close this weekend, which means the fall season is upon us. Like most of you, that has us dreaming of the warmth, familiarity and deliciousness of comfort food. Here are some of the best of the best in our area: Deep-fried Deviled Eggs: Deviled eggs will always have a place at the table, as far as we’re concerned. But then Frank’s went ahead and deep-fried them and topped it off with jalapeno and bacon. Crab Cake Benedict: Fresh seafood is synonymous with Myrtle Beach, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see…

Low Country Soars High in Myrtle Beach

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:30 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We’re proud of our Low Country roots and all that it means to our culture. But perhaps it’s never more prominently displayed – or enjoyed – than in the authentic cuisine at local restaurants. Here is a list of some of our favorite Low Country dishes, including a few that bring a new twist to a classic. SheCrab Soup This local favorite is at its best at quaint Sea Captain’s House. It’s made with plenty of sherry and some secret ingredients that help it stand out, even as it competes with the incredible oceanfront view. Blue Crab Fondue The blue…

According to a ranking by Spoon University , a blog serving as an “everyday resource” for great meals and restaurants, the ART Burger at ART Burger Sushi Bar in Myrtle Beach is the best burger in the state of South Carolina. We may be biased, but we have to agree. Here, the restaurant’s namesake burger – like all its dishes – is artfully prepared. A ground beef patty is stacked high with thick-sliced bacon, marinated red onions, blue cheese crumbles, walnut chutney (see recipe below), and the memorably branded ART bun. This burger gives art a…

Croissants Bistro and Bakery is a local favorite in Myrtle Beach for its quality comfort food at affordable prices. While its baked goods and breakfast menu are arguably the star, the restaurant is also known for its homemade soups, sandwiches and delectable entrees. Its owner, Heidi Vukov, is known for not just her delicious food – which always includes the freshest ingredients available to her – but also for her exceptional customer service and Southern charm. Heidi was gracious enough to share her recipe for the colorful and flavorful Angry…

From Little River to Georgetown, locals and visitors alike are discovering that the food scene in the Myrtle Beach area is booming. The shift can be credited to a few factors. First and foremost is the award-winning and notable chefs who are relocating their talents to the sunny seaside destination. Secondly, the mom-and-pop restaurants, which have called Myrtle Beach home for decades in some cases, are gaining notoriety among foodies hoping to find that “off the beaten path” location. The third reason is the growing appreciation for local…

If you’re not familiar with the arts scene in Myrtle Beach, you’re missing out. From the Myrtle Beach Art Museum – an adorable and free museum just off the ocean featuring local and regional talents as well as rotating exhibits – to the ever-impressive and massive Brookgreen Gardens, there’s much to see and explore across the area. Even more unexpected, however, is how that artistic expression and inspiration has made its way onto the culinary scene. Here’s a list of our favorite spots to grab a bite alongside some thought-provoking art. ART…