Before Southern Comforts Restaurant, Bakery & Bar moves to The Hammock Shops this month, I had to stop in, eat and chat it up with Chef and Owner Greg Metcalfe. Both the conversation and food were excellent!
Greg was just coming from the new location where he'd been checking on status of remodeling when he came up to the table. Bright smile, warm hug and happy as can be. He's like a kid in a candy store. The difference is it's his candy store and he can't wait to have you come in!
He talked a few minutes about renovations, new menu items and how excited he was to branch out. From there, he checked on a few other table tops with customers and was off into the kitchen.
The appetizers had were the Grilled Quesadilla - with added chicken, Greg's Homemade Chili and "Chowda" that had lots of crab and shrimp simmered with vegetables in a sherry cream sauce. The chili was as unique as it was flavorful. The cup full made you wish you had the bowl. Loved the "Chowda" as it was truly fresh. The quesadilla was packed full of chicken and cooked perfectly.
Entrees included were the Pawleys Island Burger - about as big as Pawleys Island itself, Slow Roasted Bourbon Pork and the Fresh Local Grouper.
Greg prides himself in shopping local. Couldn't say enough good things about Independent Seafood, where he gets his seafood for the restaurant.
I hope he keeps the pork on the new menu. It truly was good with every bite! The grouper was in fact fresh. Seasoned with a little heat and one of the best had so far.
The dinner was fantastic and I hope the photos below invite you to try their new location opening very soon in The Hammock Shops.