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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 remained a staple dish in the South! 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 the three…

Long before Myrtle Beach was valued as a vacation destination for visitors, the towns slightly inland from the coast were the centers of activity in Horry County, South Carolina. The historic town of Loris began as a railroad town serving the lumber industry in the late 1880s, and is located just a short drive inland from the coast on the northern end of the Grand Strand. Not far from the North Carolina border, Loris offers a quintessential Southern experience for those enjoying small-town life and charm. And with a small Southern town comes…

Low Country Soars High in Myrtle Beach

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

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…

Vacation Like a Local In Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Summer is the perfect time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s stunning 60 miles of coastline, known as the Grand Strand. Looking for a little insider knowledge for your trip? From hidden gem attractions to the best spots to sample local fare, check out these recommendations – approved by locals, of course – for maximizing your Myrtle Beach getaway. Witness a different type of parade If you’re lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach for Independence Day, be sure to check out the 32 nd annual Murrells Inlet 4 th of July Boat Parade. The best…

Bog Balls - A New Southern Delicacy

Friday, September 21, 2012 3:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Socastee Station K.M. They’re called Bog Balls. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. What the heck is that? Let me help you decipher this Grand Strand delicacy. Chicken Bog is a native dish to the area with roots in the Gullah Geechee culture, the culture born in the Lowcountry among former African slaves dating back to the 17 th century. Its tasty ingredients traditionally include chicken, rice, sausage, peppers, onions and other spices. Like its more popular Shrimp and Grits counterpart, everyone makes it different. In…