Chef Danny Smith to cook seven-course practice dinner ahead of World Food Championships this Sunday at Benjamin's Bakery
Award-winning Chef Danny Smith of Frank's and Frank's Outback will be competing in the World Food Championships this October in Dallas, Texas, but you can taste the offerings this Sunday!
That's right. The chef will be holding a seven-course practice dinner at Benjamin's Bakery in Surfside Sunday, September 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45. You can visit the event by clicking the button below.
Chef Danny Smith has made it all the way! He will be competing in the World Food Championships October 16-20. There are a lot of expenses involved, so we are helping him to practice, but also raise funds to get him and his team there! In the past we have done the tastings for free, however, this time we will charge $45/person. Included in the cost will be a 7-course meal, water, tea, coffee, cold brew and a bottle of red wine for each table. You may bring your own wine as well. RSVP is necessary. Tickets must be paid for and picked up at least 1 day after calling to reserve your spot. 843-477-1100
The word - and enjoyable tastes of the food - is out at Yagi Sushi and Hibachi in Pawleys Island.
Southern Flavor Magazine's Fall issue has named them one of their "delicious discoveries" and that notoriety has had droves of folks dining in.
Whether it be for the edible artwork known as their sushi or the satisfying hibachi choices, you'll soon find out why this magazine staff couldn't get enough.
We can't either. Here's some photos from our latest dine-in.
What are you waiting for...
When we started with the first award in August 2018, we never thought we'd make an impact. It was just a way to get people focused on a "simply amazing" dish at one of Georgetown County's restaurants.
But, with one year of the Simply Amazing Dish of the Month under our belt, it's become paramount in Georgetown County dining.
Dan Axelson of City to City Apparel, who created our logo, took my brainstorming and designed the award logo and postcard placard with inscription. We also had stickers made so the restaurants can place on their door or windows. We decided one card and two stickers would be given to a winner.
The first award was handed out to bisQit in Pawleys Island. That Carolina Burger still has us drooling.
We then decided after a few months of handing out the award we needed something to showcase the dish. Hats off to chef Kevin Levine at Scatori's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. He creates awesome cutting boards. His business is Hot Bloxx Cutting Boards and he heard about what we were doing and donated a board with our logo to us to provide some pop to the award winners. We started using the cutting board in January 2019. You can see below what a difference it has made.
To see all the Simply Amazing Dish of the Month award winners to date, click here or the button below. We can't spoil the reveals. There's so much we could write here and we'd rather you experience them by reading (and looking) at each individually.
Enjoy, folks. We sure do.
This year's Taste of Georgetown will be on November 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., right after the Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run, and looks to be the biggest Taste of them yet.
More than 20 restaurants are announced so far. You'll be able to purchase tickets before the event or the day of.
The event is put on by the Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties. Here's more about it.
The Taste of Georgetown is a fundraiser for the Family Justice Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing coordinated services and educational programs for victims of domestic violence. The Family Justice Center has provided services to over 1300 victims of domestic violence. Obviously there is a critical need for the service and your attendance at the Taste of Georgetown helps to support this critical community service.
Tickets are $1 and $20 gets you 23 tickets. Click the button below for the Facebook event page.
Charleston Wine + Food will release tickets for its year-round events and 2020 festival, March 4 - 8, 2020, on August 28th at 8:00 AM on charlestonwineandfood.com. A 48-hour public preview will be available on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 AM.
The 2020 festival marks the 15th anniversary of the organization. Programming will be reflective of this milestone year. “Authenticity, relevance, and growth continue to be questions surrounding our community at large,” says Executive Director Gillian Zettler. “As a nonprofit organization who champions our local hospitality community, we find ourselves in a period of reflection and need for innovation.”
This year’s schedule of events will showcase all that Charleston has to offer with over 120 experiences including Signature Dinners featuring a collaboration between top out-of-town talent with local chefs + restaurants; Excursions rooted in educational storytelling; Hands-on classes including a wellness track + cooking classes; Beverage Workshops featuring wine, beer and spirit tastings; and two days of panel programming designed for participating talent and industry professionals.
“Expect the return of fan favorites and a host of new programming,” Zettler remarks. “Through meaningful storytelling and unparalleled experiences, we continue to show that Charleston Wine + Food is more than just a wine and food festival.”
Year-round programming will include cooking classes, beverage workshops and a sample of industry-focused conversations in the Charleston Wine + Food Test Kitchen, as well as a large Signature Event in the fall. The organization will also release a podcast series beginning in September featuring local, regional, and national podcasts monthly. A limited number of free tickets will be released to the public on Ticket Launch.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Charleston Wine + Food is a cultural entity that champions the region’s unique foodways through world-renowned culinary experiences. Fueled by a contagious passion for the people and places that make Charleston worth celebrating, the annual festival infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March. Charleston Wine + Food is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Charleston and the Lowcountry's diverse culinary + hospitality community through financial contributions to organizations or persons that directly benefit our local foodways initiatives and strengthen our local community.
There's a place in Maryville, heading south towards McClellanville, that's been serving good Southern homestyle cooking for lunch for many years. Locals know it by the smell of freshly cooked food in the area. Others point to the white sign with bold letters on the back side of the building facing U.S. Highway 17. All will agree, however, the food is fulfilling and satisfying. That place is Deborah's Kitchen, located at 1926 South Island Road.
Owner Deborah Scott and her staff have consistently been preparing great food to offer customers on her buffet. There's nothing like dining in a place where you feel like family as soon as you walk in. Deborah makes sure of that. Why, you ask?
Family is close to heart for her. In the past couple of years, she's lost her mother and husband. It's the folks coming in and enjoying her food that keep her spirits alive and well.
And that smile she presents when you first walk in... priceless.
My late grandfather Walter Mercer loved coming here after attending church at Wayne Methodist. Even when talking about that, she lights up like Christmas.
Her lunch buffet is August's Simply Amazing Dish of the Month. And she deserves it.
The menu changes daily, however, nothing beats that glorious fried chicken. The amazing and fluffy mashed potatoes are a must - and you have to top it with that creamy gravy.
Favorites include spaghetti, meatloaf, pork chops and chicken pilau. You also get salad and soups on the buffet. We love the vegetable soup.
And the desserts are divine. Our go-to is the red velvet cake and chocolate delight.
Deborah serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and a lunch on Sunday.
If you have been fortunate enough to eat here, make it a point to grab a friend who's never been and introduce them to true Southern cooking with amazing hospitality.
Congratulations, Deborah's Kitchen. Keep up the great work and keep being a great part of the culinary adventure of Georgetown County.
How would you like to earn cash back when you make a review after dining out? Well, there's a great way to do so.
Introducing iDine, where a member who earns $20 in accumulated restaurant rewards receives a reward card. Visit the website and type in the zip code to see what restaurants you can dine at to earn rewards.
And there a few restaurants in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet participating.
Click the button below to learn more.
People like pancakes. I love pancakes.
You can turn the dial up when you add blueberries. And at Winyah Blueberry Farm's Sixth Annual Pancake Breakfast, that's exactly what happened.
Lots of people came out early to brave the heat not only to enjoy organic blueberries infused in pancakes and sample blueberry desserts from many of our local restaurants, but they did so to support a worthy cause.
The event's proceeds were to benefit Martha's House, a non-profit organization that provides a safe haven and Christian environment as formerly incarcerated women transition into society.
People also were able to pick their own blueberries or have them picked. A portion of all sales went to Martha's House, too.
Perrone's, Frank's and Frank's Outback, Chive Blossom Cafe, Indigo Bakery, Kudzu Bakery, Pawleys Island General Store and Thomas Cafe all donated desserts made with Winyah Blueberry Farm's organic blueberries.
Enjoy the gallery below.
Three years ago, Adelaide Bates began a journey she knew hardly anything about. What she did know, however, is the word no would not stop her from realizing a dream.
So, she planted seeds. Many calls and messages were made and sent out to farmers and other vendors in the area. She knew they farmed, had produce, sold goods. She wanted help in growing her dream into reality.
Maybe it was more of a continuance of tradition. Or, it might be a generational torch passing that she could facilitate between the elders of agriculture and other businesses in and around McClellanville, South Carolina. And, it might be something where locals can gather to buy and sell goods to support their economy.
Addie, as she is known by the locals, not only cultivated those concepts with her McClellanville Land & Sea Market, she's made it known it's more the community's market than belonging to one individual.
And now, the dream has blossomed. Three years strong and going.
Here's some backstory.
McClellanville is a rural fishing village situated in an area lacking a food access point, so in the summer of 2017 the Land & Sea Market launched to provide locals with a point to buy the fresh food already being cultivated around them. Our market is now much more then just farmers market for locals. This community gathering hub has since transformed into a place for folks to reconnect with the village roots of supporting their neighbors and sustaining off our areas offerings.
Addie is in her second year at the College of Charleston where she helps food security and sustainability efforts on campus as well as helping to coordinate the CofC Farmers Market during its first year. You can find her with all of the market family members every Saturday, likely taking pictures or chatting with the market goers!
July is such a special month. Not only does it signify the downhill start of the year, but we celebrate our country's independence. The thought of cooking out, popping off fireworks and enjoying the beach and Fourth of July parades come to mind.
Then, there's seafood. I love being near the waterway. Born and raised in Georgetown. Summertime is awesome for seafood dishes. Whether it be fish, shrimp, scallops and oysters, you can get your fix here in the county.
However, this month's award winner provides all those items on one plate.
This month's award goes to the Big Tuna Raw Bar on Front Street for their Seafood Platter.
The platter is portioned well, so you get a good offering of each item.
This is a must when you are in the city. Plus, they have outdoor seating with a waterfront view of the river. You'll love the food and view.
Congratulations to Big Tuna Raw Bar.
Summer is here! Nothing like firing up the grill and eating outside. Throw on some burgers and you're good to go.
But to be simply amazing, you have to eat this month's award winning dish.
Janette's Double Super Burger is June's Simply Amazing Dish of the Month. Today's weather was perfect to enjoy it, too.
This burger is enormous, not only is size, but flavor. Every bite is so satisfying.
Although it's prepared in the kitchen, you'll be savoring each bite while fantasizing you're next to the pool. And if you want to do that, it's available to-go.
This month's award is special to me because I always enjoy seeing the Miller family, especially Ms. Janette. And today, she was in the kitchen. That's humbling in itself.
Congratulations, friends. It's well deserved.
A new food magazine has hit the market this year and already has folks in Georgetown County quite flattered with its design and culinary substance.
Southern Flavor Magazine is based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and has rolled out its second issue. Distribution is seasonal and the Spring issue was a hit, however, the Summer one is surpassing expectations.
And Bert Wood, the magazine's publisher, thinks that's great.
Here's more about the magazine, touting itself "Fresh from the Lowcounty".
Southern Flavor Magazine is dedicated to capturing the recipes, flavors, and joys of the Lowcountry. As the only local publication to highlight the entire Lowcountry region, our readers will walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation for the small southern towns they live in and love to visit. Ultimately, it is our goal to educate, inspire and excite our readers to all that the Lowcountry has to offer from a true and Southern culinary perspective.
Georgetown Foodland has delivered both issues to many businesses and restaurants in Georgetown, providing a reach for those craving new culinary offerings.
More, the magazine has mentioned Georgetown restaurants. Root was named a "Delicious Discovery" while Alfresco Taqueria y Cantina and SoCo Baja Grille were featured in a story called "Let's Taco 'Bout It" which named them "best places to get your taco fix".
And that type of coverage has other restaurants paying attention.
Not just because of the potential opportunity to be featured or mentioned, but to be done so with class and showmanship.
Check out below on how to subscribe and be on the lookout for the Summer issue now and the Fall issue in August in Georgetown County.
The Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Yagi Sushi and Hibachi, located at 47-A Da Gullah Way in Pawleys Island, S.C. The ceremony will start at 12 p.m.
The ceremony is free to Chamber members, but everyone is invited to dine in for lunch. Click the button below for details.
The Taste of McClellanville takes place August 3, 2019, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Location will be at 1369 Pinckney Street, McClellanville, South Carolina 29458.
Join the McClellanville Land and Sea Market and Sisters Empowering Sisters for a community fundraiser that highlights the people growing and cooking our food; chefs and farmers.
All proceeds from this event will benefit local students with their 2019-2020 school supply costs.
There will be a $5 suggested donation for parking, after which guests can stroll through our villagers market and shop for local goods or enter our culinary village and purchase from an array of chefs serving up their favorite plates.
More details available at facebook.com/mcvllandandseamarket
McClellanville Land & Sea Market
McClellanville, South Carolina, is a rural fishing village situated in an area lacking food access, so in the summer of 2017 the Land & Sea Market launched to provide locals with a point to buy the fresh food already being cultivated around them. Our market is now much more then just farmers market for locals. This community gathering hub has since transformed into a place for folks to reconnect with the village roots of supporting their neighbors and sustaining off our areas offerings.
Every Saturday, May 11th through August 31st, the Land and Sea Market meets 'Under the Oaks' in McClellanville. Our L&S market family is a welcoming group of farmers, growers, makers and bakers, and we hope you join us too.