Tough choice this month. We've had quite a few dishes up to this. Even during the visit to The River Room on Front Street, there was another dish that had top contender written all over it.
However, it's the perennial favorite among locals receiving the nod. It's the Shrimp & Grits.
Owner Sally Swineford and her culinary staff, including Chef Joe O'Hara, have a lot to be proud of. Consistent dishes with flavorful appeal is just one attribute their known for.
This month, though, their signature dish (South Carolina stone ground yellow grits topped with shrimp, smoked sausage and a Tasso ham sauce) is featured for the month of March as our Simply Amazing Dish of the Month.
There's an urban club, eatery located on Highmarket Street in Georgetown, South Carolina, known for great tasting crab legs, blue crabs and wings. And while enjoying the food, you can enjoy comedy, poetry or an epic rap battle. But, Owner Demerrio Greene has decided to take something he's locally famous for and share it with the world.
That's right. It's that Honey Jerk sauce. You know, the one that adds that glistening shine and spicy, but sweet flavor to those perfectly cooked wings.
Created in 2013 right inside the kitchen of Taste Lounge, Greene has been offering the sauce on wings to customers who have consistently come back for more. But, it took a little tweaking to get it right.
"My guests told me that the jerk sauce was too spicy. So, I went in the kitchen and mixed up some ingredients to tone the heat down a bit and public loved it."
They sure did. Thursday nights are Jumbo Wings night. He almost always sells out. And out of the more than 14 flavors he offers, the honey jerk sauce is most requested.
Now, he's partnered with a distributor to launch his sauce to the public. To say it's been a huge hit would be an understatement.
"I am currently utilizing my 2 days off (Mondays & Tuesdays) to ride around to the small businesses and promote it myself. So far within the first 2 days (of releasing) I already have 5 places that are shelving my items and reselling it. Within the 2 days of the Honey Jerk Sauce coming out we have sold over 500 bottles and it is in 6 different stores with unlimited stores pending."
The sauce is unique to him since he's the one who created it by making it up himself.
"It really didn't take any time to perfect the flavor combination because I made it up. I literally just made it up and the people loved it."
What really makes Greene stand out is him doing this as a two-war disabled veteran. He's served his country overseas, sustained a disability and has continued his dream to see his business - and now his sauce - succeed. But, he also wants other disabled veterans to enjoy his dream, too.
"I plan on hiring other disabled veterans in other states and around the world to distribute my Honey Jerk Sauce and other products to follow. That's my overall goal, to provide jobs for disabled veterans."
Greene is to be admired for his determination and work ethic. He also plans to see his sauce in restaurants in Georgetown County. That's "already in the works" and we've been told to stay tuned.
The Facebook page for Honey Jerk Sauce is here. There will soon be a website. Visit the page and find out how and where to purchase his sauce.
However, the Marathon Gas Station on 320 Exchange Street in Georgetown has it on the shelf if you need your quick fix.
Make plans to save room for some dessert after lunch March 3. Old Georgetown Creamery is celebrating one year in business with $1 ice cream scoops.
The event is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can visit the event page here: CLICK LINK.
We congratulate them on their anniversary and wish them continued success on being part of the culinary adventure of Georgetown County.
The building at 809 Front Street has new owners and a new look.
The former Front Street Deli has become Fast & Fresh Soups Salads Sandwiches with the recent retirement of Andy and Michele Giarratano. The new restaurant will be holding their grand opening on March 11, 2019, starting at 11 a.m.
The event page is here: CLICK THE LINK.
We wish them the very best and welcome them as an addition to the culinary adventure of Georgetown County.