Category - Food - Dining

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about all the outdoor grilling that will be taking place. But Memorial Day weekend meals in South Carolina often go a step beyond just hamburgers and hotdogs. It’s a holiday often marked with plenty of barbecue! While I can’t say barbecue is the official cuisine of South Carolina, perhaps it should be. Many state officials even say that our state is the original birthplace of barbecue, dating back to early settlement of the Spanish on Parris Island who smoked swine with an…

37th Annual Blue Crab Festival This Weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:00 PM by Nora Battle

Held along the historic Little River waterfront, the ‘World Famous’ Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals held along the Grand Strand each year. What started as a small gathering along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway is now a premier festival that is projected to draw over 50,000 attendees to the area this weekend. The festival features live music; a kids zone; and around 300 arts, crafts, specialty food and business vendors. Beyond festival food, music and vendors, attendees also have the opportunity to enjoy amazing local…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a large number of great festivals and events throughout the year. (If you keep up with our events calendar , you likely already know this.) But one of my newer favorites is the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, celebrating its second year in downtown Myrtle Beach this weekend. While this event is newer to the area, its first year was wildly successful. The combination of an amazing oceanfront view, outstanding food vendors and fun live music make its success no big surprise… we had a blast last year! This year,…

There’s more to see, do and explore in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina than ever before. The Myrtle Beach area continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, attracting roughly 18 million visitors annually. Given the accessibility and multitude of attractions for families, the Myrtle Beach area received several new accolades recently, including being ranked by Google as the “Third Most Searched Travel Destination in the World”, one of the Travel Channel’s “Best East Coast Beaches” and a “Top 10…

Myrtle Beach’s Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival draws a crowd every year as over 25 barbeque teams compete to take home over $8,600 in cash and prizes. The mouth watering event is an Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and competitors take their craft seriously. One of the best aspects of this Labor Day weekend event is that admission and parking are both free to attendees. Here’s a look at one festival attendees can expect: Friday, September 1 - 6 to 9 p.m. Wing Competition and…

The Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association will hold this year’s 7th Annual Coastal Uncorked, Food, Wine and Spirits Festival at Broadway at the Beach near the Pavilion Park Central over Labor Day Weekend. The popular food and wine fest is expected to draw thousands of attendees over the course of three days, and serves as a great way to end a busy summer season along the Grand Strand. Three day passes are available for $70 plus fees and include admission to the following three events: Friday, September 1 Chocolate Under the Moon – A…

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…