By Becky Billingsley
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, Myrtle Beach – This week’s roundup includes new restaurants, a new bakery, seasonal specials and festivals and an upcoming herb sale.
Planet Wings Delivers
Planet Wings is now open at 1780 Pine Island Rd. (near Five Guys across from Coastal Grand Mall) serving 24 wing flavors (original and boneless), sandwiches (gyros, Philly Cheesesteak and more), burgers, salads and several Mexican dishes include burritos, quesadillas and tacos.
Planet Wings also has a bar with beer and wine, and they offer delivery within five miles, or they’ll go even farther if the order is for more than $25. Their hottest wing flavor is called Suicidal, and if someone can eat 15 of them within 10 minutes, they’re free.
Planet Wings is a chain with 42 units, with 31 more coming soon. The number is (843) 839-9464, and soon online ordering will be available.
A new bakery called Crumb Buns is opening soon at 809 U.S. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach. The owner and “cake artist” is Joe Trythall, and a sign on the shop’s window says it will offer, “…Crumb Buns, Italian pastries, cakes for all occasions, breads, cookies, biscotti and more.” The number is (843) 663-0886.
Rubi’s Opening Within a Week
Susan Sarlo and Lance Lorenzen plan to open Rubi’s Texas Grill by next weekend at 4310 McCorsley Ave. in Little River, in the former location of Papi’s Texican Grill. Kitchen manager Bonnie Rogers has developed an entirely new menu.
Appetizers ($3.25-$7) include Deep Fried Jalapeno Skewers, House-made Chili, Fried Dill Pickles and Fried Green Tomatoes. Several burgers ($7.25-$9) include a Pork Loin Burger with fresh apple salsa; Sushi Grade Tuna Burger with pineapple salsa; Burrito Burger with black bean salsa; Chicken Feta Burger; Garden Veggie Burger with avocado; Margarita Chicken Burgers; Mushroom Gravy Burger; and Crab Burger with lemon-lime salsa.
Quesadillas and Taco Bowls are $5-$8, while entrees ($8.25-$15) include Prime Rib with garlic and onions, Crab Cakes and Mardi Gras Chicken with sautéed tomatoes and onions.
Rubi’s has a full bar and the NFL channel, draft beer pints are $2 all day every day (Coors Lite, Blue Moon, Miller Lite, PBR), and on Mondays the margaritas are $1.50. Planned fun includes dart tournaments, karaoke, live music and happy hour specials, and Bonnie Rogers says she’ll have daily inexpensive lunch specials. The number is (843) 273-0265.
A Hand Up
Street Reach Mission, which helps homeless people receive job training and get jobs, is having a Community Feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at their headquarters at 1005 Osceola St. in Myrtle Beach. Organizers promise free food, live bands and other entertainment, raffle prizes and “fun for the whole family.” One of the Street Reach programs trains residents to work in the restaurant industry.
Café Old Vienna at 3901 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach is featuring specials this month in honor of Oktoberfest. This week they had Leberkase, also known as Bavarian Meatloaf. You can keep track of their weekly specials HERE.
Taste of the Town on Tuesday
Taste of the Town, an annual fund-raiser for St. Andrew Catholic School, is from 4-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Myrtle Beach Area Convention Center at 2101 N. Oak St. Admission tickets at the door are $6, and then food/drink tickets are $1 each. The number of tickets required to purchase sample-size food portions and beverages varies. The TOT Web site lists 51 restaurants participating, including six or so new restaurants that have opened within the previous year.
The Low Country Herb Society is having its Fall Garden Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13 at Inlet Culinary Gardens at 5071 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. Many herbs, veggies and flowers will be for sale along with heirloom pumpkins, gourds and squashes, and society members will be on site to offer recipes and herb use suggestions.
Harvest Home Weekend
Anyone familiar with Brookgreen Gardens knows it is an amazing outdoor sculpture garden, but it also has great restaurants. During the Harvest Home Weekend on Oct. 13-14, the culinary staff is serving White Bean Chili, Vegetarian Soup, salad, seasonal desserts, beer, wine and more. The weekend also includes a fall plant sale, pumpking painting, scarecrow building and hay rides, plus live entertainment ranging from bluegrass music to storytelling and puppet shows.
Tasty seafood, hot cars and motorcycles, arts and crafts and more are coming to the Little River ShrimpFest taking place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Little River waterfront. This year there will be children’s activities and a Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off at noon on Sunday.
Chili lovers will get their fills at the Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, waterfront at Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet. Chili sampling tickets are $1 each, and New South Brewing beer will be available. Much live entertainment is planned, and attendees are being asked to bring a non-perishable or canned food item to donate to South Strand Helping Hand. The Chilympics benefits the Surfrider Foundations that “…works to protect our oceans, waves and beaches.”
An Evening at Sunnyside
Through Oct. 15 tickets are $85 per person for An Evening at Sunnyside, when on Nov. 8 the historic plantation house off U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet will be the site for hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wines, cocktails, live music, dancing and a silent auction to benefit Murrells Inlet 2020. After. Oct. 15 the tickets are $100. Tickets can be purchased on-line HERE.