The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art will hold the first-ever Low Country Sunday Supper... Under The Oaks at Litchfield Plantation on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
A Sunday afternoon like no other! Local renowned Chefs will showcase their culinary talents with a 6-Course Sunday Supper Menu. Wines and other libations will be served throughout the evening. The chefs have been locked in and you'll be excited to see just who's serving up the superb cuisine.
Four Local Bands will entertain you as we wine, dine and dance the evening away.
We will create an intimate outdoor experience for you and your friends at tables that seat 8, 10 or 12 under the oaks of the Plantation.
Live Auction of Exquisite Artwork, Jewels and Trips plus Other Activities.
There are still a few tables left. Click the button below for ticket information.
DATE / TIME
Sunday, April 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
1 Ave of Live Oaks
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Please call PIFMA Office:
843-626-8911 to purchase tickets
Waffle House Smackdown is BACK and this year you don't need a ticket to Charleston to attend!
Presented by Williams Sonoma and hosted by Chef Ashley Christensen, this virtual All Star Special event will feature Chef Mason Hereford of Turkey and the Wolf and Molly's Rise and Shine in New Orleans and Top Chef's Claudette Zepeda of the highly anticipated Vaga Restaurant in Encinitas. The two will compete against one another as they make signature Waffle House dishes.
The winner will take home bragging rights and the coveted title of Master Blaster! Ticket holders will help pick the winner along with past Master Blaster winner, Chef Chris Shepherd of Houston's Georgia James and UB Preserv. Plus, Alba Huerta of Houston's Julep will join us to teach us how to make the perfect Bloody Mary.
Who will take home bragging rights and the coveted title of Master Blaster? You won't want to miss this!
'Sunday Brunch Sessions' to start March 2021, featuring culinary stars from Georgetown and elsewhere
A concept discussed last year with a few people is finally seeing the light of day starting in March 2021.
Georgetown Foodland's own Jamie Sanderson plans to launch "Sunday Brunch Sessions" at Root. located at 919 Front Street in Georgetown. The official start date hasn't been announced just yet.
The show will be livestreamed and will feature culinary stars from Georgetown County and elsewhere. The focus, however, is to spotlight the homegrown talent we have locally.
"This venture is meant to be something our local chefs and restaurant owners can count on to get their message out, let people hear, feel and see their passion. Unscripted, unedited. "
Sanderson says he welcomes others from outside Georgetown, too.
"There are chefs and owners out there I've met that I have built strong bonds with. I want them part of this, too. It'd be fun to have national chefs stop and say, hey, what's that in Georgetown? I'd like to be part of that."
Root is owned by Jimmy Hildebrandt and was excited to be part of it. Late last year, he hosted the first-ever mystery chef dinner concept Sanderson planned. That caught the attention of news outlets across the area. That concept will start again this year, too.
"I hope chefs see this and reach out to be part of it. It's being done for them. I must say, again, these chefs and owners have earned it. No need to beg or constantly ask and not get a response. If you want t be on, then make it work on your end. We'll shore up dates and look forward to your arrival."
The plot for the show is simple. Sanderson and the featured guest will be sitting at one of the spacious booths in the restaurant, promptly at 10 a.m., when brunch starts on Sundays. There may be a crowd, maybe not. They'll talk about culinary industry news, their dishes, their restaurant, their thoughts on the pandemic and the effect on business, etc. Root's own Jesse Goguen, the executive chef, will prepare a dish for them to try. They'll talk about it and call it a day.
"These first shows might be fast. But, it's about establishing a foundation. Having a baseline, a benchmark, to look at and expand on. I hope we'll see fans of these chefs and owners come for brunch and watch the show from the inside, and eat it up Georgetown here at Root."
Sanderson has created a teaser video to garner interest.
Recently, Sanderson put together the first-ever Restaurant Showcase Week for Georgetown County. He heard back from a few participants who said it was the best business they'd seen in years. He was asked by The MarshWalk of Murrells Inlet to help kick off their first-ever restaurant week for the first week of March.
Join us for our Inaugural MarshWalk Restaurant Week right here on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk featuring Jamie Sanderson with Georgetown Foodland March 1st-7th!
Eight restaurants to dine, all featuring amazing three-course menus for only $35, with only one week to try all of the special menu items prepared by our award winning MarshWalk chefs- for this ONE WEEK only, March 1-7, 2021! Our menu boasts amazing steampots, sushi, the most savory steaks, and of course - the freshest seafood!
Check out the menu for yourself! (Restaurant names are hyperlinked)
•Fried Green Tomatoes: Pimento, Bacon and Creole Sauce
•Steampot- Clams, Shrimp, Local Oysters, Potatoes, Andouille Sausage and Corn
The Wicked Tuna-
•Choice of Market Salad or Summer Salad
•Wicked Crunch Appetizer- Deep Fried Ahi Tuna covered in Panko pistachio topped with sweet glaze, wasabi mayo, crushed wasabi peas and sesame
•Choice of Seared Salmon Roll or Short Rib Osso Bucco
Seared Salmon Roll- Blue crab mix, cucumber, tempura shrimp, seared salmon on top, topped with seared spicy mayo, sweet glaze, lemon juice and micro cilantro
Short Rib Osso Bucco-Truffled mashed potatoes, little finger carrots and charred tomato red wine demi-glace
The Claw House-
•Crab & Corn Chowder
•Crab Cake Poppers - Carolina style crab cakes, fried and topped with lobster cream sauce.
•Flounder Soubise - flounder served over seasoned rice, sauteed spinach and topped with soubise sauce
Dead Dog Saloon-
•Fried green tomatoes - Topped with Cajun spiced grilled
shrimp, goat cheese & Thai chili glaze over a bed of arugula.
•BBQ sampler - House smoked brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and sausage served with coleslaw and pickles
•Choice of Murrells Inlet Clam Chowder or House Salad
•Choice of Fried Pickles or Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
•Blackened Mahi and Local Fried Shrimp Basket
•Choice of house salad, cup of she crab soup or clam chowder
•Pan seared grouper on a bed of angel hair pasta with oven roasted asparagus, artichoke hearts and heirloom tomatoes finished with lump crabmeat and a lemon caper butter sauce
•Sauteed PEI Mussels in a White Wine Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce, Served with Toast Points
•Traditional Chopped Salad: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Bacon and Feta Cheese tossed with Romaine Lettuce in a Cider Vinaigrette
•Pan Seared Local Grouper Served Over Lobster Risotto Accompanied by Sauteed Red Onions, Shiitake Mushrooms and Spinach finished with a lemon Herb Butter
•Jumbo Thai Chili Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
•Classic Wedge Salad
•6 oz. Filet, Bacon Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Panko Parmesan Fried Asparagus
Is your mouth watering yet? It should be! Mark your calendars for this one week, March 1st-7th featuring the best showcase signature dishes that our MarshWalk chefs have created just for you- at an amazing value!
Click the button below for event page. It'll have exclusive content added frequently.
#EatItUpGeorgetown and be a #culinaryencourager out there!
Wristbands can be purchased for $10. Serving to public starts at 2 p.m.
See more here: www.facebook.com/events/409578820136212/
Video from last year's event below.
We have announced the first restaurant participant and their menu on the Facebook event page for Georgetown Foodland's first-ever Restaurant Showcase Week. You'll have to visit the event page OR check the restaurants' social media for the menu.
Three courses for $35.
The week begins February 1 and lasts until end of day February 7. That's Monday through Sunday,
Make plans to enjoy this specific week. We'll be announcing periodically until we reveal all before the week starts.
If you have any questions regarding social distancing, Covid-19 guidelines or whether you can get it to-go, call each participating restaurant.
We hope you'll help us in supporting the culinary industry of Georgetown County by enjoying a great meal offered during the week.
Georgetown County will have its own version of a restaurant week this February, something meant to support restaurants and deliver tasty dishes to customers at an affordable price point.
Georgetown Foodland's Jamie Sanderson says "Restaurant Showcase Week" is a way to give locals their chance to experience the flavors in our eateries and feel special while doing so.
"This is a simplistic event. Restaurants were asked to create a three-course menu at $35. There's been lots of feedback since announcing this. Lots people are very interested. There have been a few restaurants whom have submitted menus. We have one sweet-treat focus, too. The foundation will be built the first week of February 2021 so we may have the opportunity to make this annual."
An event page has been created, where menus will be posted for all restaurants participating.
Sanderson goes on to say this is just the start.
"The culinary industry in Georgetown has seen an uptick in customers in the past few years. The pandemic has taken a toll on restaurants. We've lost some to it. But, the future is innovative concepts and menu pivots. Take-out alone will not support our restaurants. We have to have dine-in, inside and out. We have to have special events. We have to focus on both locals and tourists, not one or the other. Down the road, bigger events are being thought of and planned. If we are safe, we can pull these off to help all our culinary families and friends stay afloat, and build a great local foodie base."
This week-long event is the first of its kind and will evolve over time. It's meant to help get locals out and enjoy our restaurants and be part of something unique. The week begins Monday, February 1, and ends end of day Sunday, February 7.
Plus, it's the lead-up to one of the biggest eat-out days of the year, Valentine's Day.
For more information, click the button below for the event page.
Have you ever been wanting to cook that perfect snapper for dinner? Wanted to try your hand at triggerfish? How about preparing mussels?
Well, with Wicked Inlet Seafood, you can do just that, using their fresh catches to create awesome dishes with some great instructors.
They recently held a sushi-making class, which you'll see in a video below.
These cooking classes began in 2020 and there's a few classes lined up for February and March of this year.
Take a look at the photos and videos. This is the link to sign up/reserve spots for classes: wickedinletseafood.com/product-category/cooking-classes/
It's that time of year where Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet is lit up with thousands of candles and lights. That's right, folks, it's Christmas time. That means Night of a Thousand Candles is in full-shine mode!
Locals who have been attending for years already know the go-to spots to eat before the event, including dining options inside the venue. Let's take a look at those, starting with what's offered on site.
Due to COVID this year they will have a number of smaller options for dining:
For the folks who want a grab-and-go option or want to enjoy eating outside at a local restaurant before the 4 p.m. start, here are a few places we suggest.
Jimmyz Hibachi of Pawleys Island is a great stop on the way to NOTC. Not only can you dine inside, but there is a patio outside you can sit and eat at. If you want to eat in the car on the way to the event, they have a drive-thru. The hibachi is super good and they have poke' bowls.
The are located at 10378 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island and their phone number is 843-314-3682.
A quick "pit stop" for grab-and-go food is Chester's Pit Stop in Pawleys Island. Located at 12161 Ocean Highway, Chester's is an award-winning hot dog server. The small brick-and-mortar eatery is easy to miss, but you can always look for the big "Hot Dogs" sign close to the roadway on the left heading to Brookgreen Gardens.
If you want more than a hot dog, Chester's has you covered. Fried Shrimp, Fried Flounder can be enjoyed by itself or in sandwich form, and you can add fries.
Order from the window, then take with you to your car or truck, or sit at one of the picnic tables and enjoy.
You can call ahead at 843-630-2041, too.
Another grab-and-go stop is Beach Burgers and BBQ. They are located at 13088 Ocean Highway and can be reached at 843-979-3333. They also have dine-in and outside dining options.
If you're in the mood for a burger, fries and milkshake served fast, fresh and with flavor, this is the spot to hit. They even do salads. The chicken sandwich and chicken salad is sure to be light on the stomach while walking through Brookgreen Garden.
Click their name above (as with all the restaurants I have mentioned) and it will take you to their menus.
Call ahead is also available.
Check out Wedgefield Country Club's Executive Chef Danny Smith visiting the Growers Market at 1711 South Fraser Street. He spoke with Carol Williams of Millgrove Farms and plans to cook next Saturday at the Market, using produce from them and other tables set up. Come out and taste what's been grown. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Both Fox Farm and Third Day Farms will be at the market. Click the name of the businesses for their Facebook pages.
Stay tuned for more details.
A year in the making, the first in a series "Mystery Chef Dinner" will actually happen.
Live. In a restaurant.
Given the current pandemic and social guidelines, precautions are being taken for the first event, taking place at Root in the City of Georgetown. The restaurant is located at 919 Front Street.
"It's a simple concept, but exciting," event organizer Jamie Sanderson said. "It's taking a team of like-minded individuals to come together and plan this. We've been at it for a few months now with origination and process flow. I think we have the potential to establish a great first impression."
The concept has two chefs entering a restaurant or eatery in Georgetown County. These two chefs are unknown to the guests and the chefs have no clue on who they are serving. There will be limitations with seating and amount of guests during the pandemic.
The chefs will prepare a three-course meal each that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. This means a guest will get two three-course meals to enjoy. While the guests wait in between servings, Sanderson will be providing interactive commentary and dialogue both in person and live streaming on social media.
"It's going to have an entertainment value. I'll be jazzing it up, hyping the chefs to the attendees, talking about dishes, and asking folks who they think is back in that kitchen. I might even try and get a peek back there. They might stop me, but I'll try," Sanderson said.
The guests will be provided a menu as they are seated. It will be in a Chef A / Chef B format. The guests will not know ahead what they are being served and the chefs will not know each other's menu until the event starts.
"I think it'll be fun and a break from all the other items we are dealing with in our daily life. A chance to sit down, enjoy some food with the mystique of not knowing who cooked it, have some laughs at my expense, and showcase the chef talent we have in Georgetown and beyond."
Sanderson adds, "This is the first of something exciting for the culinary scene in Georgetown County. I hope to continue this afterward and include many other chefs and restaurants. Those folks have earned the spotlight, now it's time to give it to them and help them reach the stars."
The first "Mystery Chef Dinner" takes place October 11, 2020, at 6 p.m. The link to the event page is below. Click the button for details on how to prepay. The event is limited to 25 people and a list is being taken by the restaurant.
UPDATE: 9/30/2020 - The event at Root has sold out in one day. They ask, however, you call and have your name placed on a stand-by list in the event spaces open up before October 11. Their phone number is 843-461-9344.
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.
A picture-perfect day welcomed hundreds of people to Island Bar & Grill in Pawleys Island for the 8th Annual Chili Cookoff, presented by Midway Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3617.
The event raises money to benefit a local child through Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Judge's Choice Winner was Coastal Staffing Services, represented as "JiJi's Chili" at the event.
An emotional, happy Jina Irene Skiles walked from the patio area to the parking lot with the prestigious pot trophy.
People's Choice winner was Rustic Table. Chef Adam Kirby literally worked from the ground up as he waited on tables to set up his area. He was telling attendees it was his "20-minute chili" and people were loving it.
Here's the complete list of winners:
1st: Coastal Staffing Services LLC (JiJi's Chili)
2nd: Weichert Realtors Southern-Coast
1st: Rustic Table
2nd: PoBoys Discount
3rd: Hanser House Restaurant
Public Safety Division:
1st Place: Axemen
(Winner Takes All)
Thanks to all who participated and to the people who came out to this epic event.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association will host its 14th Annual Trio Dinner presented by Inland Seafood at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.
The Trio Dinner is the culmination of a culinary arts mentorship program that pairs a professional chef with two students, one in high school and one in college. Each trio will showcase its unique cuisine at the Trio Dinner. Along with excellent fare, the event includes hors d’oeuvres by Grand Strand Provisions, a cocktail bar, live entertainment and a silent auction benefiting hospitality educational programming.
High school students participating in the mentorship program are from the Academy for Technology and Academics. This magnet school receives students from throughout Horry County, who have an opportunity to sample hospitality courses including culinary arts in the middle and early high school years. The college students completing the trio are from the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
The Trio Dinner’s purpose is to support and promote the hospitality industry’s culinary arts profession and to give each student real-world experience in creating an original dish with the guidance of an executive chef. This event is very important to the Grand Strand culinary arts programs. A portion of the proceeds of the event go to MBAHA scholarship funds directed to Hospitality and Culinary education.
Committed Chefs at this time include: Geoffrey Blount, International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach; Jamie Daskalis, Johnny D’s Waffles & Benedicts; Danny Smith, Fire & Smoke Gastropub; Charif Arabe, Ailsa Pub at Legends Resort; Matt Montandon, Crown Reef Resort; William Twaler, International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach; Byron Bondoc, Waterscapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes; and Chen Sridet, Black Thai.
In addition to creating wonderful dishes and working with students, chefs will have the opportunity to enter one dish to be judged for the “Best Dish” and “People’s Choice” awards. Knowing chefs are as competitive as they are creative, this allows participating chefs to show off their skills and be recognized for it. We will have a combination of celebrity judges and local American Culinary Federation judges for the event.
For more information, call (843) 626-9668.
Opening Ceremony to celebrate Charleston Wine + Food’s 15th festival with culinary awards + champagne sabering
Charleston, S.C.- Charleston Wine + Food will kick off the organization’s annual festival by welcoming guests to Marion Square for its Opening Ceremony to be held Wednesday, March 4 at 12:00 PM.
The Ceremony will commence with remarks from Mayor John Tecklenburg to welcome festival-goers to the Lowcountry for Charleston Wine + Food’s 15th festival. Tecklenburg will be followed by Board Chair Steve Palmer and Executive Director Gillian Zettler.
The Opening Ceremony will also feature the presentation of awards to the festival’s honorees. Awards to be given include: Outstanding Beverage Contribution, the Frank Stitt National Chef Award, the Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award, and the Marc Collins Chef Award. Additionally, Charleston Wine + Food will recognize scholarship recipients from the College of Charleston and the organization’s partnership with the local nonprofit, One80 Place Training, who will receive an award for community engagement and philanthropy.
The ceremony will be capped off with a traditional champagne sabering as Executive Director Gillian Zettler officially kicks off the 15th installment of Charleston Wine + Food.
The Opening Ceremony will begin Wednesday, March 4, at 12:00 P.M. in Marion Square and is open to the public. No ticket purchase necessary.