Once restaurants were able to open in South Carolina and allowed to serve customers, people were noticing some of their favorites were remaining shut. Some posted they didn't feel comfortable at the time to open, others posted no updates.
A favorite in the City of Georgetown was quiet and folks here began asking questions.
The restaurant is a Simply Amazing Dish of the Month alumnus and a Taste of Georgetown winner, so it was fitting to wonder why they hadn't reopened.
Well, we have answers.
The restaurant officially transferred ownership on June 12, 2020. The new owner is a familiar face.
Jimmy Hildebrandt, former Root general manager, begins his journey as owner with an awesome culinary canvas and a stout playbook.
His energy, enthusiasm and passion was always on display at the eatery, and he represented the previous owner's vision very well.
Now, he gets his chance to shine.
In a phone call, he said he plans to keep some popular items on the current menu, but wants to revamp it with new dishes and new flavors.
A reopening date has not been set as of yet, but it will be a grand reopening.
We'll keep you posted on our Facebook page with updates.
Congratulations, Jimmy. We know you'll do great.
Former Frank's and Frank's Outback chef Danny Smith has secured a spot in the 2020 World Food Championships with his first-place Taste of America Challenge win for South Carolina.
The World Food Championships (WFC) will hold its 9th annual Tournament of Champions from November 6-10, 2020 at one of Dallas, Texas' most iconic venues, Fair Park.
This will be Smith's second time competing in the tournament. Last year, he competed with chef and friend Charles Bardo of R'Way Pizza and Family Tavern.
Smith currently works at Fire and Smoke Gastropub in Myrtle Beach.
We wish chef Danny all the best as he prepares for his second trip to Dallas, Texas.
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.
When Joseph Hughes closed The Meat Locker, a lot of people in Georgetown thought they'd lost the butcher shop they'd come to love.
It seems a protégé by the name of William Holladay has bought the former business and has decided to add his touch - or beard - to it!
Holladay has just put a couple days behind him at the Bearded Butcher and it looks like all is well at 408 South Fraser Street in Georgetown, S.C.
There's a trendy look to the place, but the same great quality of meats and service is there. And if you are selling Krazy K BBQ Sauce, that's a huge plus!
Here's a quick look at the Bearded Butcher! I urge you all to visit Holladay and welcome his business to Georgetown!
Already known for their great burgers, bbq, ribs and fries - and having won a Simply Amazing Dish of the Month award, it's time for an expansion!
Owner Tree Brightwell is rolling out her breakfast menu this Friday at 6 a.m. and from the looks of what's offered, you'll be very pleased.
This now makes Beach Burgers & BBQ a go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Litchfield area!
Graham's Landing on Front recently revealed their menu. If you didn't see it, check their Facebook page or look below!
Looking forward to their grand opening!
One Front Street business in Georgetown is giving an incentive to folks who pick up trash... and it's not just the bucket to do so.
Coffee Break Cafe on 716 Front Street is giving people buckets to pick up trash along the beach, river, around town or just about anywhere you talk a walk or visit. Bring it back full and they'll reward you with a free Brewed Coffee, Iced Tea or Lemonade.
Sweet idea. So, get cleaning, friends!
The game is about to change... for the better! Georgetown Foodland is going to spotlight dishes enjoyed at a certain restaurant monthly.
And they'll be "simply amazing" dishes!
The Simply Amazing Dish of the Month award is a way to showcase a dish had at a restaurant on a monthly basis. The award will be given unannounced and at the end of the meal. A card with an inscription and a decal to display on the entrance door or front window will be given.
Nothing changes in the respect of taking photos of all the dishes enjoyed. This is just a way to put one particular dish enjoyed on a pedistal for a month - and encourage others to try it, too!
"I see so many chefs and owners on my culinary adventure of beautiful Georgetown. I enjoy supporting the restaurants of our town. So, after brainstorming - and a little comment from my wife to awaken some memories - I came up with this notion to help put some tasty dishes these chefs passionately work to create on the map. I hope this catapultes those dishes and gets others to see what I saw and tasted - a dish that was simply amazing." - Jamie Sanderson
This is not a contest. Think of it as an award making its way to many of Georgetown's restaurants. One dish at a time.
The goal is to have people intrigued and engaged in Georgetown. To awaken the foodie spirits and have people join in the culinary adventure of our town. We have quite a few new restaurants opening early Fall. This is a great time to show them some support and build a local base before the slower months come.
There are plenty of great dishes to enjoy at all our restaurants in town. We're going to find one that's simply amazing for each month!
Get out and enjoy the culinary adventure of Georgetown, South Carolina!
There will be some fresh, sweet smells coming from 701 Front Street soon. A bakery is coming to the City of Georgetown!
Indigo Bakery is working hard to remodel the shop and will introducing themselves with their goodies when done. This is a welcomed addition to our part of the town.
Georgetown Foodland welcomes owners Michael Caldwell and Melanie Hein Blackwell!
Tony's Famous Pizza is now offering online ordering. Check out their website and see their menu!
When you order online, you can also order days ahead. You can go select your day and time you want lunch or dinner to be ready and order RIGHT NOW! Go to tfpizza.com and click "Order Online"!
Tony Papadopoulos came to the US from Greece where he started working as a dishwasher and short order cook. Learning the ins and outs of the restaurant industry led him to open his own business. The first Tony's Famous Pizza was opened in Georgetown, SC in 1979 with the help of his family. The second location was opened in Andrews, SC in 1995. Tony's has grown exponentially over the years, but one thing has remained: fresh, quality food. All items are made from scratch including, but not limited to, our meatballs, marinara sauce, dough, chicken and tuna salad, roast beef, lasagna, ranch, and Tony's Famous Sauce. Our continued success is due to our loyal customers!
Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, located on 812 Front Street in Georgetown, was named the winner of the eighth annual Taste of Georgetown food festival on Nov. 6.
The event, which occurred on Saturday, Nov. 4, is a fundraiser for the Family Justice Center, a nonprofit that aids victims of domestic violence in Georgetown and Horry counties.
Pictured from left are Dick Clute, Family Justice Center Board Chairman, and Eddy Chacon, owner and executive chef at Alfresco Georgetown Bistro. The restaurant served chicken osso bucco at the festival, winning the People’s Top Choice Award by a landslide. The award is based on taste, creativity and presentation.
Family Justice Center staff said about 3,000 people attended the event this year, sampling food from 19 participating restaurants and Bethel AME Church. In addition, participants enjoyed music from three bands spread out along Front Street, including Jessie Wilson Jr. and Friends, Mike Thompson/Dale Baker and Tom Cowieson.
The event raised more than $46,000 to help support the free, confidential and comprehensive services provided by the Family Justice Center.
Students from the Georgetown School of Arts and Science helped the Family Justice Center conduct a survey of participants as they were leaving the event. The five top rated restaurants receiving votes for “top choice” in alphabetical order were Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, Harborside Seafood and Italian, LUNA Mexican Bar & Grill., Rollin Local and Rustic Table.
The Family Justice Center appreciates the generous support of the community at this event and throughout the year. That support enables the organization to provide essential services to the community.
Filled with history and heritage, Hopsewee Plantation has been a great touring and dining destination for decades! Now, Owners Frank and Raejean Beattie are wanting people to enjoy the tastes they provide!
Lunch at Hopsewee Plantation has always been a detailed affair. The staff pay close attention to detail and serve promptly. The food is prepared to order and comes out beautiful each and every time!
Now, there's a cookbook to give others their own take at the tastes of Hopsewee!
This new flavor-packed cooking guide features their favorite dishes! From appetizers to desserts, with tips and methods, you'll not be disappointed!
Plus, some Southern history is sprinkled along the way!
Find out below how to get your copy of this exquisite book today!
Get ready! Today marks another restaurant offering Sunday lunch in Georgetown County!
Palmetto Kitchen will be offering a sunday lunch buffet from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
You can also order from their regular menu!
See below what is on their buffet!
The Townhouse Restaurant has permanently closed as of October 5, 2017.
Here's is a statement from owner Wendy Goude.
While on Front Street, the Townhouse treated customers to a wonderful fine-dining experience. You'll be missed.
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