Category - Food - Drinks - 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…

Enjoy Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving Season! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to reunite with friends and family, enjoy great food and ponder the things for which you are thankful. It’s also a wonderful time to avoid cooking and enjoy great weather and 60 miles of beach! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers extravagant holiday stage shows, amazing shopping opportunities, family-fun attractions, and a wide-range of culinary delights. The Grand Strand offers the perfect mix of southern hospitality and holiday cheer--just right for travelers…

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…

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 3:00 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…