Annual Shrimp & Grits Cookoff part of March 5 Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce's Business & Community Expo
Get ready. Shrimp & Grits will be cooking again at this year's Business & Community Expo held by the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce.
Join the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and fellow Chamber members at the Business & Community Expo!
And... due to its success in 2019, the return of the Shrimp & Grits Cookoff, featuring your favorite chefs from our area vying for the "Grand Prize" with their unique recipe!
This annual event gives your business the opportunity to reach potential customers in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Make contacts, generate leads and discover new vendors and resources to help you better manage your business! We invite you to join hundreds of attendees for a time of networking, business development and fun!
This year's theme is “FLY AWAY WITH ME!" -- a fun way to tie in the Chamber's upcoming trip to Greece! You are encouraged to incorporate the travel theme into your exhibit... favorite travel destination, a place you would like to visit, favorite vacation food, vacation fun... Be Creative!
Make your exhibit interactive and fun in order to encourage guests to engage with you and your business. Be sure to include a door-prize with a value of at least $50. Prizes will be drawn throughout the event.
A prize will be awarded to exhibitor with best use of theme!
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets for Shrimp & Grits tastings will be sold at the door for $1.00 each. We encourage you to invite your customers, potential customers and friends to attend!
$150 after February 15
This event sells out fast....
February's 'Cooking with Friends' will feature culinary talents of award-winning Chef Greg Metcalfe and Sous Chef Chelsea Cribb
Nothing brings a community together like cooking. Whether you're watching, preparing, or enjoying the delicious end result, cooking is something that's done best with friends. Enjoy old and new friends in a fun, relaxed setting, learning how to create dishes from top local chefs at The Cypress Room at Get Carried Away.
We'll also be pouring a delicious selection of wines courtesy of Pawleys Wine & Spirits. Come to the event in clothing you'd wear to cook at home. We're all friends here! The best part…when you attend Cooking with Friends you are helping to support Friendship Place and programs developed to address food insecurity issues in our community.
The February "Cooking with Friends" will feature culinary talents of awarding-winning Chef Greg Metcalfe and his Sous Chef Chelsea Cribb. Greg started his career more than 40 years ago working in his mother's catering business in Cincinnati, Ohio. From there he went on to hone his skills in places like the five-star La' Maissonette. After traveling the country opening up Ritz Carlton Hotels, he and his wife settled in North Carolina where his love of Southern food started.
The menu for the evening (February 18):
Shrimp Louse served on a black pepper and Sea Salt Crostinin
Bartlett Pear and Honey Crisp Apple Salad with candied pecans, herbed goat cheese, pickled Vidalia onions and golden beets, heirloom tomatoes, served on mixed greens with a grilled peach vinaigrette
Macadamia Encrusted Fresh Local Red Snapper pan seared and placed on a bed of Thai noodles tossed with fresh vegetables, garlic and sesame oil, then topped with brown butter poached shrimp and lemon grass Beurre blanc.
Julie's Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with raspberry coulis and maple whipped cream
When Greg is not donating his talents and time to local charities, he's busy running Southern Comforts in Pawleys Island that he owns with his wife.
We kick off on February 18 at 6:00 p.m. and should end shortly after 8:00 p.m.
Cooking with Friends is brought to you by Get Carried Away, Pawleys Island Wine & Spirits, Friendship Place and Greenskeeper Florist.
Join us Sunday February 16th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Wicked Tuna for a full day of Live Music, All-U-Can-Eat Oysters, Local Craft Brews, Vendors, Food Trucks, and some of the best Bloody Mary’s on the beach sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka – the Vodka for Dog People - and New South Brewing - the Beer From Here!
Sample Bloody Mary’s from local families, clubs, businesses, and restaurants with a variety of recipes and garnishes from 11am-5pm then cast your vote for this year’s People’s Choice Award.
All-U-Can-Eat Oysters are just $25 steamed hot and fresh! Bring your own oyster knives/gloves or purchase them for just $3.
All oyster shells will be recycled by SC DNR to replenish local oyster beds!
Over 50 local artists, merchants, chefs, and non-profits make everything from handmade clothing and jewelry to stained glass. Fresh pies, pastries and finger food plus a variety of local Food Trucks!
Enjoy award-winning local brews from New South Brewing, Lindeman’s organic wines, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails for just $4 with valid I.D.
BYO water bottle to fill up at our FREE WATER STATION!
The KIDZ ZONE will feature inflatables from K-Bar Farms, face painting, FREE arts and crafts, and MORE.
Want to be a VIP??? Tune in to Wave 104.1 and 96.1 KZQ for this year’s music lineup and a chance to WIN Big Kahuna VIP Tickets!
Think you got what it takes to win it all? Put Your Bloody Where Your Mouth Is! Sign up online for just $35 per recipe. Got Game? Enter additional recipes for $15 each.
Vendors: 10x10 spots are just $100 and free for non-profits. We are accepting applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis so sign up ASAP.
FREE SHUTTLES will run from Inlet Square Mall to Wicked Tuna from 10am-7pm.
Please drink responsibly and call Creekside Cab (843) 357-8444 to make sure everyone gets home safely.
ALL proceeds fund the Adaptive Surf Project, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization helping individuals with disabilities surf since 2014.
For more info, follow the Adaptive Surf Project on Facebook or www.adaptivesurfproject.com to become a member, sponsor, or volunteer.
Volunteer Meeting Thurs. 1/30 from 5:30-7pm at New South Brewery. Individuals and groups welcome!
Thank You for helping us Spread the Stoke!!!
The Adaptive Surf Crew
Interested in delicious She-Crab Soup, Local Celebrities, Live Music, Saving Dogs and Cats, then note the date and post to your calendar Sunday, February 23rd, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saint Frances Animal Center is hosting its 2nd Annual She-Crab Soup Cook-off at Quigley’s Next Door located at 251 Willbrook Boulevard. "Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the competitors will be serving their She-Crab Soup entry in an outdoor heated tent at Quigley’s Next Door," said Ryan Holcomb, Community Liaison," This will allow the entirety of the indoor space for the band, bar, raffle,seating and standing. “
She-Crab soup tastes require two (2) tickets, which can be bought at the door in packages. Ticket packages are offered with 24 tickets for $20 or 12 tickets for $10. These packages are available also online and include a bargain package of 26 tickets for $20, sold only online.
Online purchases should be made by February 21st.
Direct link to the tickets sales is here: https://sfanimals.networkforgood.com/events/18332-2020-she-crab-soup-cook-off
There will be cash bar and live music by the Paul Grimshaw Duo.
Contest judges are, in alphabetical order: Jamie Arnold (WMBF-TV), Crystal Costa (WPDE-TV), Connor Ingalls (WPDE-TV), Frank Johnson (WBTW-TV), Trey Paul (WPDE-TV), Ed Piotrowski (WPDE-TV) and Jamie Sanderson (Georgetown Foodland).
Sponsors to date of the She-Crab Cook Off are Georgetown Tree Service, Reliable Appraisal, Friends of the Saints, Coastal Appraisal Services and generous individual donors. “Their support is much appreciated, ”said Holcomb.
As of this date, restaurants and individuals who plan to Wow attendees with their entries are:
Alfresco Bistro, Buzz’s Roost, Dead Dog Saloon, Gulfstream Cafe, Hanser House (last year’s popular choice winner), Harrelson's Seafood, Inlet Affairs, Natural Born Grillers, Pawleys Island Raw Bar, Quigley's, Wicked Tuna and The Rustic Table.
Proceeds from the event assist Saint Frances Animal Center to care for the lost, abused and neglected animals of Georgetown County and to give these dogs and cats a second chance at the life they deserve.
As more information becomes available regarding the She-Crab Cookoff, including participating additional restaurants and sponsors, visit the website www.sfanimals.org and check the Facebook page here, which is updated daily.
For questions regarding this event, or if attendance is not possible but donating to Saint Frances Animal Center is an option, please visit the website, Facebook page or call 843-591-5844.
Join a celebrity panel of judges and some eager dog judges in choosing the best She-Crab Soup in the area - while enjoying adult beverages, jamming to live music, and tasting the areas best she crab soup!!
All proceeds benefit Saint Frances Animal Center, and the more than 3,000 animals that need our help each year.
Tickets will be sold at the door!
Pre-sale Tickets will be available online ONLY starting January 10th-February 10th!
Click here for the story on last year's event.
Friendship Place is excited to announce the 2020 schedule for Cooking with Friends. We hope you will be a part of our 2nd Year supporting Friendship Place and having some fun in the process with some of the premiere chefs in the area!
Greg Metcalfe, Southern Comfort
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
Charlie Bardo: R-Way
Mike Keough, Lakes at Litchfield
Danny Smith, Franks Outback
Paul Delatte, Franks
Akeem (Bouche) Wilson, DeBordieu
Brian and Penny Hayes, DeBordieu
Learn more about Cooking with Friends and Friendship Place by clicking the button below.
Get ready, folks there's two days of the year the MarshWalk is slammed with locals and tourists and it's not at the peak of Summer.
It's the annual Taste of the MarshWalk, where all seven restaurants along boardwalk participate.
It's a great way to taste some Murrells Inlet cuisine before tourism season.
It’s an event for all ages! There will have children’s activities, camel and pony rides, and more!
Mark your calendars, this is an event that you don’t want to miss!
Samplings will be $5 or less, but be prepared as most restaurants will be offering more than one sampling.
A great time will be had at the ACF Myrtle Beach Chapter 24th Annual Souper Supper!
They made big improvements by adding more space which will make for a more comfortable experience!
And their homemade hands-free soup trays were a big hit again, but there's a surprise in store for you this year.
Want to participate? Not only are there trophies, but media coverage and publicity while supporting the causes.
Local chefs and backyard cooks battle it out to be Murrells Inlet Chicken Bog Champion
Join the Surf Dreams Foundation for the 4th Annual Murrells Inlet Chicken Bog challenge. This great community event will showcase some of the areas best chefs and backyard cooks. They will prepare their favorite chicken bog recipe for you to try.
A panel of local celebrity judges will come together an pick a winner. The winner will get a cash prize and our world famous hand carved trophy donated by Ted Watts.
Want to compete? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Entry is free and we provide the sample bowls, forks and paper products.
Sample tickets will be $3 each and will get you one healthy sample. Uncle Tito's will be open with a full bar set up.
South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association names Chef Danny Smith among final nominees for 'Outstanding Chef of the Year'
Chef Danny Smith is at it again. Smith, who works at Frank's and Frank's Outback in Pawleys Island, has been selected as one of the final nominees for "Outstanding Chef of the Year" by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.
The winner and the runner up for the award will be announced at the SCRLA's Stars of the Hospitality Industry Awards Gala on January, 21, 2020.
It will be held at the the Embassy Suites in North Charleston, South Carolina. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette.
The South Carolina Hospitality Stars of the Industry has been recognizing outstanding performance in the hospitality industry for more than 50 years.
Visit here for more information on the event.
International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach takes over James Beard House to present Thanksgiving Holiday Table 2019
Guests attending this year's Thanksgiving Holiday Table at the renown James Beard House on November 28, will have some Southern flair injected into their traditional meal offerings.
That's because International Culinary Institute of Myrte Beach at Horry Georgetown Technical College chef instructors and students, along with William "Banfi Bill" Whiting of Castello Banfi, Montalcino, Italy, will be preparing an outstanding Thanksgiving tasting with a superb drink pairing.
Nothing beats gathering around the dinner table for the holidays with friends and loved ones. We’ve tapped executive director Joseph Bonaparte and his team from the Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach to host this year’s annual Thanksgiving feast—a festive menu of autumnal delights that is sure to leave you stuffed! -- James Beard Foundation
Below is the menu they'll be perfecting on Thanksgiving.
To see so much of Horry and Georgetown Counties represented in this menu is phenomenal.
Congratulations to all at the ICI on this huge honor.
Click the button below for ticket availability.
'Cooking with Friends' quickly becoming a must-attend on the culinary adventure of Georgetown, South Carolina
If you're a foodie in Georgetown, South Carolina, you know about the culinary adventure it has to offer. But, do you know about "Cooking with Friends" and why it's the must-attend culinary event?
Since the beginning of this year, Friendship Place has been holding the "fun, relaxed" dining experience at Get Carried Away's Cypress Room, space graciously donated by owners Brian and Sassy Carragher Henry. Proceeds go to helping the nonprofit develop and nurture programs aimed at decreasing poverty in our area.
What's fun about Cooking with Friends is seeing local chefs preparing dishes and describing how they can prepare those dishes themselves, with a few secrets withheld. More, these same chefs are laid back, laughing at times, and letting loose. It's not the high-pressured kitchen atmosphere they're accustomed to.
From former South Carolina Chef Ambassador Adam Kirby to Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association's 2019 Chef of the Year Danny Smith, great culinary talent has graced the Cypress Room's kitchen to provide divine dishes benefiting a great and worthy cause.
This experience featured renown chefs Penny and Brian Hayes from the DeBordieu Club. Also helping was their sous chef Akeem Wilson.
Penny's She Crab Sipper was more than a sip - and so divine. It was followed by Braised Short Ribs, Autumn Vegetable Slaw, Clemson Blue Cheese and Carolina Sweet Potatoes, and Yankee Cornbread. And, yes, they are from up north, but it's not why the cornbread is called Yankee. And Just when attendees thought it couldn't get any better the evening ended with Beignets with a Charleston Bourbon Drizzle.
Browse through the photos below, and make sure you like and follow the Cooking with Friends Facebook page (click the button at the bottom of the story). It's the only way to stay up to date on future experiences.
And, tickets go fast. So, plan ahead.
Let's talk about tonight.
What a great showcase for Pawleys Island chefs and a huge turnout to benefit a great cause.
The first ever Great Chefs of Pawleys Island Dinner was held at Quigley's II to benefit Friendship Place and the seven-course meal ended in huge applause. People in attendance raved over each dish as it was described and after they devoured it.
Executive Director Charlie Ball and staff couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome.
The brainchild of Frank's and Frank's Outback chef Danny Smith, both he and Ball came together to discuss getting other chefs involved to have a dinner benefit the nonprofit.
As a guest tonight, I can vouch for the success - attention to detail, execution of dishes and teamwork - that transpired.
There are more photos below from tonight's event. Please make sure to click the button below to learn more about Friendship Place and the wonderful work they do.
Chef Danny Smith of Frank's & Frank's Outback won the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association's Chef of the Year award today.
This award honors an outstanding culinarian who has demonstrated the highest standard of culinary skills and dedication to advancing the culinary industry along the Grand Strand.
His continuous involvement in charity work with nonprofits like Champion Autism Network and Friendship Place has been very appreciative.
Congratulations on this exceptional achievement.