Category - Food/Culinary Tourism

Lowcountry Shrimp Salad

Friday, August 19, 2016 9:29 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of my absolute favorite things about living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the ready access to fresh, local seafood. There is so much to love about a meal that is sustainably sourced by local fishermen. Shrimp is probably the most-loved seafood item in all of the United States, and here in South Carolina, we serve up some of the best. From shrimp and grits to a Lowcountry Boil, the recipes are endless, but one of my favorite summer recipes is a Lowcountry Shrimp Salad. It’s light and refreshing, perfect for a picnic on a hot summer…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to more than 1,500 restaurants and, make no mistake, Aspen Grille is on any short list of the Grand Strand’s best. Don’t just take the word of your faithful correspondent. Nearly 560 Trip Advisor reviews, almost all of them glowing, have netted Aspen Grille a 4.5-star rating, and 141 reviews on Yelp produced the same evaluation. But ratings alone don’t do Aspen justice. Executive chef and owner Curry Martin, who was classically trained in Paris and San Francisco, has designed an eclectic menu that rivals any in the…

Myrtle Beach Eats: Lowcountry Shrimp Boil

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:32 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A Lowcountry Boil is a traditional dish of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, and the epitome of Coastal Carolina cuisine. The wealth of fresh, local shrimp makes this dish a favorite among Myrtle Beach, South Carolina locals. Ingredients are few, cleanup is minimal, and it’s the perfect recipe choice for summer months when dining outdoors with friends. Ingredients (4-6 servings) Old Bay seasoning, 2-3 Tablespoons per gallon of water OR to taste Salt and pepper, to taste 2 ½ lbs red new potatoes 1 (16 oz) package cooked kielbasa…

It was only a few years ago that MoVernie and I embarked on a culinary adventure that would lead us to good food around the world. I still remember watching Top Chef on the Food Network and the amazing molecular gastronomy that I was witnessing from contestant Marcel . Ever since that time, I knew I wanted to try a restaurant that showcased all those unique cooking methods. Despite all the restaurants we have visited, I can’t believe that it wasn’t until this year at Myrtle Beach we finally had that opportunity. The Chemist located near the main…

While visiting Myrtle Beach, treat your family to a unique dining experience and award-winning food at Croissants Bistro & Bakery in North Myrtle Beach, SC. A local favorite since 1995 and hidden gem for travelers, Croissants serves classic southern flavors with a French flair for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Read this rest of this blog about Myrtle Beach.…

One of the most surprising things about my recent trip to Myrtle Beach was how amazing their food and drink scene was! I must have gained three pounds in three days, eating and drinking until my little heart was content. So join me, as I take you through a tour of Myrtle Beach through cocktails and wine (food too!). Read the Will Drink For Travel blog post A Tour of Myrtle Beach Through Cocktails and Wine Also read, 5 Reason Myrtle Beach is Worth a Visit…

It’s the ocean that beckons visitors to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s the main event and always will be. But a newer sideshow that’s really gaining attention is the area’s impressive and burgeoning culinary scene. With renowned chefs , locally sourced ingredients, and critically acclaimed restaurants offering a fresh perspective on Southern favorites, the Myrtle Beach area is quickly becoming a food (and drink) mecca. From comfort food to local brews, here are my must tastes: Southern Goodness When you’re visiting the Low Country, you can’t…

More than 35,000 people turn out each year to honor a dish few outside of Horry County – home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – have ever heard of. It’s called Chicken Bog and its origins date back hundreds of years. Easy to make, hearty enough to stand alone and able to feed a large crowd, it’s no wonder chicken bog has even caught the eye of Ms. Paula Dean herself. There are many different ways to make Chicken Bog, from adding fresh vegetables like onions and green peppers to dressing with a unique selection of spices. But everyone agrees on…

Wine, Dine, Learn & Design

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:29 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

For over 30 years, Springmaid Beach Resort (now DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront) has offered a very unique Watermedia Workshop to students and instructors from across the country and abroad, which is recognized as one of the most popular and enduring workshops in the southeast. Offered twice each year in March and November, with each workshop is comprised of three one-week sessions. Week-long workshops include five days of instruction, room accommodations, all meals, nightly cocktail receptions, several artist…