By Becky Billingsley
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, Myrtle Beach – Special fall dining treats are in store for hungry folks in the Myrtle Beach area.
Romance extends to lunch hours
Now the romantic vibes for which SeaBlue is known can be enjoyed during lunch.
Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 1, SeaBlue will offer lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. SeaBlue has a large covered open-air dining area perfect for enjoying pleasant fall weather, and the lunch menu will feature seasonal harvests with salads, soups, gourmet sandwiches and “eclectic features” priced starting at $8. SeaBlue is at 503 U.S. 17 N. in North Myrtle Beach, and the number is (843) 249-8800.
Cupcakes for the Cure
Through October, when customers purchase a dozen pink frosted cupcakes ($25) at The Southern Cupcake Company at 3600 U.S. 17 N. in North Myrtle Beach, half the purchase price will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The bakery’s number is (843) 427-7863.
More than 100 wines will be available for sampling from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Valor Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Admission is free; wine tasting glasses are $5, and all 2-ounce wine samples cost from $1-$6. The Wine Fest will also include beer, food, vendors and live music.
5 Points Super Fest
Lots of international cuisine, a beer tent and live music will be at the inaugural 5 Points Super Fest being held from noon to 8 p.m. in downtown Myrtle Beach. Find out the details in THIS ARTICLE.
Gallons of Chicken Bog – a traditional local dish comprised of rice, chicken and smoked sausage – will be served at the Loris Bog-Off Festival taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in downtown Loris. It isn’t all about food – there will also be vendors, rides, a car show, fireworks and more. An eagerly anticipated part of the festival for area cooks is a Chicken Bog cooking contest.
Brew at the Zoo
Ahhhh, what could be finer than beer in South Carolina, especially if you get to drink it in a gorgeous Lowcountry garden? Brew at the Zoo takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Tickets are $40 for the public and $35 for Brookgreen members, and the deal includes tastings of more than 30 craft beers, appetizers, a tasting glass, live music from Bullfrog and permission to take a lovely night stroll through Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo. Go HERE for advance tickets, or call (843) 235-6016.
Parson’s Table Fall Wine Dinner
Chef Ed Murray, Jr., of the Parson’s Table in Little River has drafted the menu for his Fall Wine Dinner that starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. For $40, plus tax and tip, the menu includes:
Hors d’Oeuvres – Crostini, imported cheeses and Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais 2009 Matre De Chais
Second course – Asian Inspired Salmon Tartare and Shelton Vinyeards Riesling Yadkin Valley North Carolina 2011
Third course – Roasted Portabello and Prosciutto Napoleon and VQ Garnacha Castilla Spain 2011
Intermezzo – Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet
Fifth course – Lavender and Pepper Encrusted Tenderloin of Beef and Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone France 2009
Dessert – Pumpkin Crème Brulee and Chateau St. Michelle Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley 2010
The speaker is Michael Lane, CWS, CS. Call (843) 249-3702 for reservations; The Parson’s Table is at 4305 McCorsley Ave. in Little River.
Dress as your favorite bootlegger, flapper or revenuer for a post-Halloween event from the Roaring 20s.
The latest in vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey, bourbon, scotch, rum and cordials will be presented at Prohibition: A Celebration of Fine Spirits, scheduled for 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at House of Blues. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 the day of. Special VIP tickets are $75 in advance or $100 the day of, and they include a cigar bar with a complimentary cigar and “secret access” to a private room with exclusive liquors such as Macallan 18 and Cointreau Noir, a full buffet and photo ops with ladies from Thee Dollhouse.
All attendees will receive souvenir glasses, appetizers from 7-8 p.m., bartender demonstrations and live entertainment. For tickets, visit HOB.com or call (843) 272-3000.
Bluegrass and Biscuits
If you want to get technical about it, this event should be called Bluegrass, Beer and Biscuits. This fund-raiser for Hope House of Myrtle Beach and Coastal Animal Rescue takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Southern Living Showcase Home, which is at 7464 Catena Lane in the Seville subdivision at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Tickets are $25, and Bojangles is providing biscuits and other finger foods; Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is bringing kegs of beer; and The Spots will get pickin’ with their bluegrass music. Attendees will be welcome to stroll around the house. To purchase tickets, call (843) 692-9662.
Holiday candles will be available for purchase and complimentary samples of sparkling wines and appetizers will be offered at Illumination, a holiday event taking place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at Dirty Dicks Crab House in North Myrtle Beach.
For $15, a three-course holiday meal will include a choice of salad or pumpkin bisque; a choice of ham, fried turkey, chicken, shrimp and bacon macaroni and cheese, jambalaya or shrimp etouffee; and a choice of white chocolate bread pudding, key lime pie, apple pie or pumpkin pie. Call (843) 663-3499 for details.
Barbecue and Bazaar
Barbecue plates will be available for $8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Belin United Methodist Church at 3579 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., church members are having a bazaar sale, and there will be entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lots of soups, breads and desserts will be available for one small fee from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, during the Myrtle Beach American Culinary Federation Souper Supper at Valor Park in The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults or $7 for children. Advance tickets that can be purchased at MyrtleBeachACF.com are $11 or $6, plus tax.
For $8 per box, the African American Community Coalition will dish up fried fish, grits or fries and slaw from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Belin United Methodist Church at 3579 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet.
Tickets are being sold for $30 for all-you-care-to-eat steamed oysters at the Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Twisted Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet (4123 U.S. 17 Business). Other foods and beverage will be sold separately. Tickets usually sell out for this event; you can get yours online at www.murrellsinletsc.com.