MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Culinary tourism continues to grow in the Myrtle Beach area with the upcoming opening of a new eatery along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

The Chemist, located at 9th Avenue North, is scheduled to open on Sept. 15, 2015.

Its design and food prep will be based on the restaurant's name. Additionally, 16 craft beers will be on tap.

The Chemist is a unique addition to Myrtle Beach's culinary scene, and expands the Grand Strand's food offerings that already include fresh seafood, Lowcountry cuisine, North Carolina-style Calabash and traditional Italian and American fare.

The Myrtle Beach area's rich food heritage weaves in such staples as the Gullah Geechee cultural influence, Carolina gold rice and fresh produce from local farms.

"More and more travelers are seeking out a vacation destination based on the culinary options that are available to them," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "The Myrtle Beach area is steeped in tradition when it comes to food preparation. These traditions have been passed down throughout the generations, thereby allowing local chefs to offer a variety of delicious entrees that are sure to please any palate."

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