By Becky Billingsley
Friday, August 24, 2012, Myrtle Beach - New restaurants, chefs with new jobs, a restaurant seeking a baker, a scam that won't die and mini tomato pies are part of this week's Myrtle Beach Restaurant News weekend roundup.
Lumpy’s Bar & Grill has opened at 9259 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island, serving burgers, sandwiches, seafood, Southern specialties and Cajun and Creole dishes. It’s open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays. The number is (843) 314-9191. Ten Toes Up is performing there on Saturday night.
Vienna’s Pizzeria at 4410 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet has a new owner; Scott Willis sold it to his brother, Craig Willis.
Chef Henry Mills, who had been the general manager at Vienna’s Pizzeria, has left that position and is now cooking at Nalu’s in Garden City. The same people who own Nalu’s (Chef Ernest and Kimberly Bledsoe) also own Bliss Restaurant in Murrells Inlet. Chef de Cuisine Nicholas “Huck” Huckabee is leaving Bliss to take a new position at Wachesaw Plantation.
It is hard to be patient, but I have high hopes the wait for Fuego Mexican Grill & Cantina to open is going to be worth it. The interior décor is dazzling – it’s one of the most extensive exisiting restaurant remodels I’ve seen. This week employees said they are practicing the menu and plan to open the middle of September. It’s at 4871 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, in the former location of Capt. Poo’s.
Graham’s Landing Menu
I got a peek this week at the menu-in-development at Graham’s Landing, which will soon open at 5225 U.S. 17 Business S. in Murrells Inlet. I was told the menu could change before it is finalized, but dishes I am excited about include Local Clams; Parmesan Fried Scallops; Low Country Oysters topped with collards, country ham and Hollandaise; Shrimp and Salmon Cakes; Hand-Cut Ribeye; Pasta Bowls; Andouille Sausage Sandwich; Blue Plate Specials (with Pilau on Wednesdays!); and a Chopped Salad with Clemson Blue Cheese.
If you don’t know what Pilau is, you can learn about it HERE.
A reader commented this week on THIS ARTICLE, and said the Craigslist bartender scam is still taking place.
Sands Pizza and More, off S.C. 707 in the St. James/Burgess area, has changed its hours and eliminated lunch service. Now it’s open daily from 3-9 p.m. You can learn more about Sands Pizza, its owner and the menu in THIS ARTICLE.
A party with works from dozens of local artists, a fashion show featuring recycled materials and food from area restaurants are part of Art Bash, which is from 7-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 2001 Nightclub at 920 Lake Arrowhead Rd. in Myrtle Beach. A suggested door donation is $10, which will benefit The Wellness Council for SC’s youth program called Green S.P.A.R.K. (Shaping Potential and Reaching Kids), and Roundtable Art Group’s scholarship fund. Food will be provided by Abuelo’s, Groucho’s Deli, King Kong Sushi, The Melting Pot and Scatori’s.
Frank Capalbo at SweetMan’s Baked Goods in Pawleys Island has new treats. He is now making his popular Tomato Pies in a smaller four-slice version for $6. Also, he is now making his Italian bread with a new 24-hour process where it is in a “sponge” form for eight to nine hours before he turns it into dough, which is placed in the cooler overnight before being baked the next morning. Italian loaves are $3, and rolls are 50 cents each. SweetMan’s is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and the number is (843) 314-3833. You can check out his entire menu HERE.