Pop the cork, for another festival is back on the table for Myrtle Beach.
The Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival, last imbibed and feasted on by local residents and vacationers in 2012, is back for a fourth year, opening Monday for seven days, and in a new era, thanks to the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association, a trade organization with members from the local lodging, restaurant, golf, entertainment, attractions and hospitality services fields.
Besides several local eateries taking turns with themed dinners on four nights, the “Brews’N the Boulevard” craft beer event, with samplings available for more than 75 beers by about 15 breweries from the country, will fill Friday evening in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, and a “Tasting Trolley” will make rounds at eight establishments on Saturday, including a “Grand Tasting Tent Event” in the park, for samples from wineries nationwide. For each of these two weekend events, sales of tickets carry a 1,500 capacity.
Stephen Greene, the hospitality association’s president and chief executive officer, talked about the importance of turning Coastal Uncorked into the hospitality association’s signature event and highlighting the local hospitality industry’s culinary component.