Front Street Georgetown is alive and well. There's a robust feel in the Fall air and it's not seasonal. This trend is here to stay.
With the official grand opening of Indigo Mercantile, depth has been added to the already vibrant city culinary atmosphere.
Now, folks have a place to stop in and quickly get some basic necessities to hold them off from a big shopping trip. Plus, customers also have the opportunity to check out some in-house prepared food items, like the already famous chicken salad.
There's specialty gourmet goods, too.
The purpose of this mercantile store is to offer something to anyone that stops in. It's an all-around general purpose store. Not just specialty, not just basics.
Indigo Mercantile is located at 724 Front Street in Georgetown, South Carolina. More information can be found by clicking the button below to visit their Facebook page.
Do you like sushi? We do. And we have a few spots in Georgetown County you'll be wanting to dine in at for the artfully-created, delicious dish.
There's a great spot in Murrells Inlet that not only has great sushi, but prides themselves on using fresh fish for the dish. It's Wicked Tuna and you'll have a great view of the marsh as you enjoy sushi dishes like Cherry Blossom (soy paper wrap, spicy tuna, avocado, shrimp tempura, spicy mayo, sweet glaze), Tsunami (spicy tuna, cucumber, shrimp tempura, lobster salad, seared yellowtail, spicy mayo, sweet glaze, scallions, masago) or the famous Rainbow (kani, avocado, cucumber, ahi tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp). Bring some friends as these dishes are portioned well and you'll want more than just one sushi selection.
A husband-and-wife team have been steadily making a name for themselves at their comfy and simplistic location with beautifully-created edible sushi dishes. Hayashi Sushi only serves sushi, but it's some of the best on the coast. The sushi is fresh and portioned well. They have great lunch specials and
large specialty roll selection.
New to Pawleys Island, but not the sushi game, is Yagi Sushi and Hibachi. They have a few months under their belt, and a sushi crowd to boot. The one word that describes them is consistency. Their specialty rolls are beyond flavor town. You must try the Krak Roll, named after one of the owners, Angry Apple Roll and 911 Roll (for the spicy-inclined).
If you find yourself in the City of Georgetown and you crave sushi, have no fear. There's a great spot on Front Street that's popular amongst the locals and tourists alike. It's Rollin Local and it has great sushi offerings. The specialty roll offerings are superb. You'll love rolls like the Competition, Caribbean, Firecracker and SC Crunch. They also serve hibachi and seafood, so you can try a roll or two and get something along side.
It's been a while since we've been to Root at 919 Front Street in Georgetown. Matter of fact, the last time we were here was when we awarded the Beef Short Ribs the Simply Amazing Dish of the Month in December 2018.
The wait was well worth it, though. Such an awesome lunch. Our server Chris was very dutiful and pleasant. We know him from one of the sister restaurants, Caffe Piccolo.
Our go-to dishes are the tomato basil soup and the shrimp bisque. The Mussels and Frites are superb. The sauce those mussels bath in is divine.
Speaking of sauce, the chicken wings had an awesome one on them.
You'll love the shrimp and grits, too. Nice size shrimp and creamy grits, but not heavy. You can eat the whole dish and still enjoy the day.
And the crème brûlée cheesecake for dessert was a superb way to end the meal.
Take a look at the menu below and plan your next lunch soon.
A surreal night indeed.
It was the last dinner service at Atlantic House Restaurant, located at 109 Screven Street and owned by Roz Wyndham.
We crafted a letter of appreciation for her and the entire staff and presented it to her before service. I read it aloud so all could hear.
Below are photos of dishes personally prepared by Wyndham.
The restaurant is open next week for lunch and closes permanently May 16th.
Owners Michael Caldwell and Melanie Blackwell have been stirring up some ingredients in a frenzy motion and baking serious sweet treats the past two months.
And the taste is reaching farther than expected.
Folks from Mount Pleasant and Charleston have taken a liking to the baked goodies offered at Indigo Bakery, located at 701 Front Street, next to the historic clock tower.
What we like about coming in here is its welcoming atmosphere. The colors and design just relax you as soon as you walk in. Once you order a brownie or "Dad's Favorite Cookie" and go to leave, you do a double-take and realize there's time to sit right here and enjoy these treats inside the bakery.
More, both Michael and Melanie come from behind the counter and interact with their guests. It really feels like being inside the kitchen of a long-lost family member and taking in the great hospitality offered through conversation and food.
Go by and visit with them. Grab a brownie or a cookie. Inquire about the cakes. You'll love just being here.
I know you've ridden by 2008 Highmarket Street where the bus stop is located in the complex building. There's also a hidden culinary treasure there, too.
Taste Lounge has been consistently turning out "great food' for years. But, did you know Owner Demerrio Greene prides himself on cooking with love - and making sure the food is right the first time?
First, let's remind you this is the same Taste Lounge that has just begun selling its famous Honey Jerk Sauce. You better grab yours because it truly is lip-smacking good.
And, from what I was told, it's not the last sauce you'll see. Stay tuned.
If you are looking for a chill place to dine and get your grub on, I recommend a stop here on your culinary adventure of Georgetown County.
Let's share with you some tempting dishes.
What you see above is called Annie Village Crab legs. This dish is one the most popular on the menu. It comes with two crab leg clusters, two cobs of corn and sausage. Get this, it's all drizzled in garlic butter. And, yes, I licked the crab legs. It's that good.
The butter has time to penetrate into the crab meat and gives it a flavor. Same for the sausage and corn. And it's a meal portion. You'll not be disappointed if your stomach is seeking to be filled up.
Some of the best fried shrimp in town. We only had a tasting while in house, but ordered three fried shrimp baskets to go. Now, these alone are mouth watering, but when you had the honey jerk sauce, oh.my.goodness.
Check out some more photos below and plan a visit Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
We first wrote about Bearded Butcher in late October 2018. A visit has been in order, but figured it would be best to do so after the holidays. But, when we walked in, it was like the holidays never ended.
Plenty of people were checking out the offerings from Owner Jeremiah Holladay and his staff. And there's lots to check out, folks.
Holladay is striving to bring top, quality meats cut in-house and packaged professionally. More, he wants to bring back the old butcher-customer relationship.
Bearded Butcher serves a few restaurant owners in Georgetown County, but would like others to know he's here for them. It's becoming more frequent for customers to ask where their food comes from. So, when a diner asks where their steak came from, you couldn't ask for a better response than your local butcher.
The butchery is located at 408 South Fraser Street in Georgetown, S.C. Go by and tell'em we sent you.
If you're looking for a nice, quiet evening out to enjoy some great food with amazing ambiance, look no further than The Humble Crumb Cafe & Pizzeria. Located at 2521 Highmarket Street in Georgetown, you'll find a small, but pleasant building that houses some fresh ingredients and flavorful dishes.
Owners Steve and Lin Wisikoski have striven to bring unique tastes to the area for years.
We are a family-owned and operated casual restaurant. We pride ourselves in our high quality homemade foods. Our emphasis is on pure and natural ingredients provided at reasonable prices.
Take a look below at some of their dishes and plan on stopping by to enjoy firsthand.
Yes, we finally made it to the new restaurant Root, located at 919 Front Street in Georgetown. Very awesome ambiance and decor.
Take a look at the marvelous dishes had tonight for dinner.
Meatballs & Grits
tomato-based over creamy Anson Mills polenta with burrata cheese, Pecorino and basil
Mussels Alla Root
steamed in a tangy broth with fresh herbs, crispy bacon and grilled bread
- you must soak the bread in the broth!
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
over risotto with crab and shrimp
Beef Short Ribs
red wine-braised over Anson Mills polenta, roasted root vegetables, gremolata, local greens and gravy
roasted wild mushrooms simmered in a black truffle marinara and tossed with pappardelle pasta and Pecorino Romano
If you drive down Indian Hut Road too fast in Georgetown, you'll miss it.
However, there is a lit sign pointing at the building from the road to help slow you down. And, yes, you should slow down, stop and eat at Janette's Super Burger!
For many years, this restaurant had been closed. But, due to demand and a willingness to serve the community, Janette's has been open since August of this year and is serving those famous super burgers she's known for.
The recipe has been passed down and staff are living up to the burger doctrine! We stopped in and decided to tackle the famous double cheeseburger.
Once inside, we were greeted with "Hello, ya'll! Come on in and have a seat. Take a menu and come up to order when ready!" It's one of those greetings that warms your soul and let's you know you're in for a treat. Then we read the menu...
"Where Family and Friends Come to Dine"
Once seeing that, and looking at the close-knit folks inside, we knew this was going to be great. Not only that, there were a few folks we knew, and were related to, who came in while we dined.
It's a small dine-in area. Only a few tables inside with a small little bar you can sit at and look out the window to watch people pull up. Do not let the thought of being cramped deter you from a superb meal here!
The double cheeseburger lived up to the famous accolade, friends! Definitely a good one here!
Come by 1473 Indian Hut Road and enjoy some great food with great people! Call ahead at 843-833-8345 if you need a to-go order!
Have you been down Church Street lately? There's a new restaurant in town and the tastes are going to be familiar with a lot of people!
If you know of Milardo's Pizzeria in Murrells Inlet, you're going to love Olives Tavern in the City of Georgetown? Why, you ask?
It's owned by the same folks! Ed and Lindsey Milardo have brought their fantastic food creations down our way, and to say thank you wouldn't be enough!
The pizza is so good. We enjoyed the small versions of the Buffalo Chicken and Meatlovers. Oh, and do not worry, you'll have plenty to eat. The small portion is enough for you take some home!
The Chicken Parm is right up there with the best. No doubt. The chicken and pasta were cooked well and the sauce was divine!
I could have bottled that marinara sauce and took it home!
Take a look below of what we had. You'll be here soon. Trust me!
We were in the need of a break from all the hurricane aftermath and potential flooding concerns for out county. So, we decided to go to a restaurant and take photos of what we enjoyed. Hey, this culinary adventure also provides huge stress relieving points!
The recently opened Graham's Landing on Front was the place to be this Saturday evening. Even going around 5:30 p.m. wasn't early enough. The table tops were packed and there was a good wait for seating, however, the staff on hand saw to it you were taken care of. During the evening, as soon as tops were cleared, there were people to fill them in seconds.
Front Street in the City of Georgetown is on a culinary upswing. The current restaurant lineup really is impressive and the folks who operate them should be very proud of what they have to offer.
With that, there's no question why Graham Plummer and his family saw the opportunity to jump in.
Already known for Graham's Landing in Murrells Inlet, Plummer wanted to introduce the fine people in the city to his culinary renditions of tasteful dishes. From pulled pork to steaks to pizza - and yes, shrimp & grits, his plan was to welcome you to his table of food offerings.
For us, the table was filled quick with excellent dishes and there wasn't a frown - or empty mouth - in sight.
The photos will do the talking, but I suggest you try the Grambo's Lowcountry Stew and Grambo's Shrimp & Grits. The stew is tomato based, with chicken and andouille sausage served over rice and topped with blackened shrimp. There's a little heat to it, too. It really is satisfying to the pallet.
The shrimp and grits offering is a well portioned dish. Fresh shrimp and andouille sausage are plentiful with the cream, peppers and onions served over stone ground white cream cheese grits. Every spoonful melted in my mouth and the flavoring was succulent.
Service was awesome as multiple staff checked on each table.
Enjoy the photos below and tell'em we sent you.
Got here around 11:30 a.m. and it's a good thing we did. It was filling up rapidly as soon as we seated. Great lunch specials were on the menu. One was the gumbo - with chicken, andouille sausage & rice - and it was awesome! Seasoned just right with just a little heat for your tastebuds.
The perennial champion was also available - Shrimp & Grits! Always a crowd pleaser. You cannot go wrong with the Seafood Platter. The portions leave you satisfied.
Enjoy the photos!
Wanting some Mexican flavor today, we stopped in at Alfresco's Taqueria Y Cantina and we truly were served some authentic Mexican food!
Located at 816 Front Street, Jenny and her crew work tirelessly to provide a great dining experience. The building is small, however, there's outside dining to accommodate the overflow. And yes, today, there was overflow - even at 11 a.m.
The reason? Well, the food is just that good. Service is attentive and quick. It should be. Alfresco's standards follow through.
Meeting Jenny today was such a pleasure. She introduced herself to us and made sure our meal was great from beginning to end.
Oh, and they have glass-bottled Coke. Hard to find that in restaurants these days. Plus, an assortment of Jarritos Mexican soft drinks. I chose the Mandarin flavor. My first time ever having Jarritos and I loved it.
The soft tacos come in a set of three. And we had one with chicken, one with steak and one with pork. They come loaded. Really are a mouthful.
The gorditas were ordered the same way. Both the tacos and gorditas had loads of flavor. The chicken empanadas were excellently prepared and the rice and beans made the dish wonderful.
Above all, the fajitas nachos were awesome! Loaded with beef and chicken, green, red and yellow bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and drizzled with cheese! This stole the show.
Go see Jenny at Alfresco's Taqueria Y Cantina; located at 816 Front Street, and tell'em we sent you! Enjoy the photos below as much as we enjoyed the tastes.
As soon as you open the front you're greeted with a packed room, busy servers and a barista churning out flavored coffee orders. And this was on a Sunday. That's right, I'm at Coffee Break Cafe on 716 Front Street.
Meghan and Ron Rader never have a slow moment here. The excellent coffee and superb breakfast and lunch offerings are why! And as busy as it was, it seemed all the customers were just happy to be there.
What's great about Coffee Break Cafe is you have this out-of-town experience. The atmosphere, hustle & flow and smells took you to a place that'd be in the mountains. So, it's refreshing to know a place in town can take you to such a place without having to drive hundreds of miles.
The Triple Deuce, pictured above, is plentiful as is it good. A hearty breakfast to start the morning off just right. The freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing is a staple point. A crowd pleaser for sure.
And the South Island Omelet! Wow. You get what you pay for. And it's flavorful. Nothing greasy about it!
When Meghan is not in the kitchen helping Ron, she's greeting customers and making sure their experience is wonderful.
And, for that, she guarantees your stop on this culinary adventure of Georgetown, South Carolina, will be one to remember.