A weather-perfect day brought out hundreds of people to this year's Taste at Pawleys, but the flavors kept them inside to gather up the delightful offering from many area restaurants.
We arrived quite early to get a great parking space. They fill up rather quickly as time draws near to doors being opened. So, the fold-up chairs came out, found a tree next to the pond at Precious Blood of Christ Roman Catholic Church and sat as the superstars of our restaurant industry pulled in.
Yeah, consider us chef groupies.
Last year was our first time attending the annual event. Today's was the 11th time it's been held. We posted earlier the line-up of restaurants and their offerings. People obviously saw it because we could hear them speaking amongst themselves as they filed, game planning their first table to pounce on.
Admission was $5 and tickets were sold in one-dollar increments. Tastings were between one to three tickets and many restaurants had more tasting than what was advertised. So, there was plenty of flavor for the crowd to feast on.
The event benefits Father Pat's Lunch Kitchen. They serve meals to people in need in the community. They were also part of the event, serving up an awesome Fruits of the Sea Pasta dish.
The beauty of this event is of course the food and the charity, however, the shining light is and always will be the great fellowship of people. Smiling faces galore, bright as the sun shining through the gym windows.
Some of the must-try dishes overheard by folks were Rustic Table's Seafood Pot Pie, Southern Comforts, Southern Dining & Seafood Shack's Caramel Apple Pie, Sol Cocina Mexicana's Ahi Tuna Ceviche, Bagel Cafe's Strawberry Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken and SoCo Baja Grille's Sweet Chili Chicken Lime Tacos.
Take a look below at the gallery of photos from the event.