By Becky Billingsley
Thursday, June 28, 2012, Myrtle Beach - These Myrtle Beach area restaurants have the dips, salads, meats and desserts to make your Fourth of July get-together easy to throw together.
Big KT's Barbecue Shack, 1501 U.S.17 S., North Myrtle Beach, (843) 427-4117
Pulled pork is the game, and four excellent sauces are named hot, mild, mustard and vinegar. Two more must-tries: Tomato Pie and Brunswick Stew.
Gershon's Deli, 3140 U.S. 17 Business S., Garden City, 357-3354
You can get your chopped liver, pasta and chicken salads, deli meats and cheeses, tuna and shrimp salads, rice pudding and more.
Hog Heaven, 7147 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, (843) 237-7444
Barbecue, Ribs and Fried Chicken are YUM.
Kudzu Bakery, 120 King Street, Georgetown, (843) 546-1847; 221 Willbrook Boulevard, Pawleys Island, (843) 235-8560
A dizzying array of dips, spreads, cheeses and other picnic-worthy dishes, plus almond lace cookies, apple squares, chocolate mousse cake, red velvet cake, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls and apple crumb pie.
Little Pigs BBQ, 6102 Frontage Road, Myrtle Beach, (843) 692-9774
You'll hear the thunk of hefty chopping knifes creating piles of pork perfection and smell a hog heavenly aroma from billowing clouds of steam. You can take home barbecue, slaw and baked beans for the masses.
Little Pigs BBQ, 3901 Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach, (843) 808-0238
Chopped barbecue, ribs, barbecue hash, chopped chicken, sides and from-scratch desserts.
Pawleys Island Tavern,10635 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, (843) 237-8465
Picnic supplies: Pimento Cheese, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Shrimp Salad and Chicken Salad.
Perrone's Market, 13302 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, (843) 235-9193
Picnic supplies: Imported cheeses, grab-and-go gourmet entrees, wines, gourmet dips and spreads like Peppedew/Chevre.
The Trestle Bakery, 308 and 322 Main St., Conway, (843) 488-2069
Apple fritters, cinnamon sticks, éclairs, cream puffs, glazed doughnuts, fruit-filled doughnuts, scones, sticky buns, strudel, muffins, cream horns, cookies, plus awesome chicken, pasta and shrimp salads.
Twisted Pig, 1315 S.C. 90, Conway, (843) 347-3090
Ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, smoked turkey and all the traditional sides, plus some tasty unusual ones. All meats are smoked with peach and pecan woods.