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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.