We are days away from the 10th annual Taste of Georgetown, the main fundraiser for the Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties.
And, this year is stacked to be the biggest Taste yet. We have also written about restaurants to watch out for at the culinary event.
Take a look at the video below and see some of the excitement and tastes from previous Tastes.
Are familiar with the "Cooking with Friends" series?
The casual eat-ins benefit Friendship Place, a Christian nonprofit with a focus on "providing a hand-up to move forward in life" and poverty-reducing initiatives.
Now, they'll be having a seven-course meal with local Pawleys Island chefs on November 17.
The "Great Chefs of Pawleys Island Dinner" will feature some great culinary talent with each focusing on a dish to make up seven courses.
This is guaranteed to be an epic culinary event benefiting a great cause.
It will be held at Quigley's Next Door, 251 Willowbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. The event starts at 5 p.m.
To get more info, see the dish offerings and purchase tickets, click the button below.
Are you ready for this year's Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association's Farm to Table event? It's 10 years going strong and there's three new chefs participating for this tasty experience. Let's give you the chefs and where they throw down. You can plan a trip to one of their restaurants to give your taste buds a warm up.
Chad Marshall of US Foods, Danny Smith of Frank's & Frank's Outback, Geoffrey Blount of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, Jamie Daskalis & Courtney Newton of Johnny D's Waffles & Benedicts, Gary Smith of Sea Captain's House, Charif Arabe of Alisa Pub at Legends Resort and Brian Jones of Thoroughbreds will preparing some superb tastings for the attendees.
Make plans to attend. Buy your tickets now.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association at (843) 626-9668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who's got the best meatball? We're going to find out as about nine restaurants compete in the Champion Autism Network "Best of the Beach Balls Challenge" on October 26. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I am honored to announce I have been asked to be a judge at this year's event.
Here's more information. You can visit here for list of competitors.
Local restaurants, food trucks, caterers and home chefs will enter their meatballs to compete for Best Beach Balls.
You can also visit here to see a list of restaurants that participate with Champion Autism Network. These restaurants offer accommodations to those with autism and discounts to CAN members.
Click the photo below to go to the Facebook event page. We'll see you there.
Known as the "The Grand Strand's Premier Culinary Event," the 36th annual Taste of the Town will treat folks to super good food from some of the area's best restaurants. There will also be a few surprises in store, too.
So, mark the date, friends. The Taste of the Town will be held November 5, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Here's some background on the event.
Since 1956, St. Andrew Catholic School has provided students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth with an education of academic excellence that is rooted in faith and love. St. Andrew embraces the community through school-wide service projects, instilling in its students the importance and value of living a life of “service beyond self”.
Visit the website for updates on this year's event and click the button below for the Facebook event page.
We'll see you there.
When: November 5, 2019 4pm-10pm
Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hosting: The area's finest restaurants serving up tapas style
Better Brands' Autumn Ale House and RNDC's Wine Patio
Admission Tickets: $5 in advance; $6 at the door
Ages 14 & under free
Food Tickets: $1 each (menu items between 1 and 5 tickets)
Parking: Myrtle Beach Convention Center $5 or free parking across the street
Chef Danny Smith takes on seafood challenge at World Food Championships October 16-20 in Dallas, Texas
The practice tastings are done. The prep is complete. The hype is built.
And Chef Danny Smith is still taking it all in.
He's cooking in the seafood category at this year's World Food Championships.
Smith, chef at Frank's and Frank's Outback in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, recently completed a demo on WPDE ABC 15's Amanda Live and a sit-down interview with the station to discuss his journey getting to Dallas, Texas.
Now, Smith and his sous chef Charles (Charlie) Bardo of R'Way Pizza & Family Tavern in Litchfield, South Carolina, will make the drive to Dallas Monday.
With them will be their culinary passion, childhood awe and competitive spirits. They'll also be around some great chefs cooks, too, exposing them to our culinary adventure tastes.
See below some of the tastings we had. Click here for previous story on tastings.
October's Simply Amazing Dish of the Month: Carolina Beef Brisket @ Southern Comforts, Southern Dining & Seafood Shack
There's no better way to bring in October than awarding the Simply Amazing Dish of the Month to a well-deserving dish.
And let me show (and tell) you, it's worth two or three trips.
The Carolina Beef Brisket at Southern Comforts, Southern Dining and Seafood Shack in The Hammock Shops is this month's winner and chef Greg Metcalfe has worked years to perfect the tasty dish.
The brisket is rubbed and slow roasted until you can cut with a fork and comes out with the famous molasses BBQ sauce. It's served with two homemade sides. The award-winning dish was paired with mac & cheese and beans.
Every bite of the brisket melted in my mouth. It was so good.
Go by and try this month's award-winning dish. You're mouth will appreciate your choice.
In 2008, Chive Blossom Cafe chef and owner Trina Renault brought a culinary treasure to her location and hasn't looked back.
That treasure is chef PaulKelly Renault (P.K. to friends and locals).
His attention to detail and consistency is bar none. Plus, his great personality is like extra seasoning. It adds to the dish and restaurant.
The local grouper dish won the Simply Amazing Dish of the Month award in April of this year. It barely beat out the Blackened Pork Porterhouse. See the photos below and a video from the past, where Renault cooks a potato encrusted trout with Bob Redfern.
We are so glad the Renaults and Chive Blossom are part of Georgetown County's culinary adventure.
Front Street will be packed full of people on October 19 and 20 this year for the 30th annual Georgetown Boat Show. It's always a festive time, and both locals and tourists come out to enjoy the folks crafting boats under time constraints, seeing the same boats put into the Sampit River and watching whether or not they sink.
And while you are out and about taking in the festivities, you can rest assured knowing there will be plenty of restaurants open to feed you.
If you crave some great Mexcian food, Alfresco's Taqueria & Cantina will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
You can start your day off during the event at Coffee Break Cafe with an awesome breakfast and great coffee. Open both Saturday and Sunday.
And the place that never closes, Buzz's Roost, will be open and serving food and drinks. You can also enjoy a great view of the harbor, too.
And who doesn't love ice cream? Sweeties Homemade Ice Cream and Sweets will be open, selling their creamy and delicious ice cream outside the store.
There will be others open, so make sure you walk the street and look out for them.
We hope you enjoy the annual wooden boat show and the culinary adventure of Front Street while doing so.
Make sure you click the names of those restaurants above. They are hyperlinked to their Facebook pages.