Thinking about having a summer party that makes good use of the abundant local fresh fruits and vegetables? How about a small plate party? Immerse yourself in some recipes for small plates, tapas, mezze, pinchos, pizziche so that you will have a general idea of some things you might want to make or pick up on the way home from the farmer’s market. No matter what you call them, they are all small plates and are a fun way to sample many things at one sitting without overeating.
A franchise that originated in Pennsylvania and spread to Ohio is looking for a big change in scenery by coming to Myrtle Beach. The first South Carolina Pizza Joe’s location intends to open soon, and many locals and tourists from these two Northern states are already taking notice and sharing their excitement.
In Socastee, Kaiden’s Roadhouse has taken the place of Niki’s Bar and after some renovations, the new restaurant is now open and ready to serve. The team here is big on football, which is perfect for the season starting up soon.
When you’re craving a variety of Asian food that isn’t Chinese take-out or sushi, E Noodles & Co. is ready to help. They categorize themselves as a ramen restaurant, meaning they specialize in noodle dishes from China to Thailand.
For more than 20 years, Rivertown Bistro has provided exceptional service and food to the Conway area and will no doubt continue to do so. The bistro is comprised of industrious individuals that work together to form a successful entity brimming with enthusiasm and creativity and, most importantly, good food.
Nick Huckabee, the executive chef from The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, sees the honor of competing in the 13th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off as another way to give Grand Strand chefs more recognition for their role in this area’s culinary, tourism and hospitality industries. He’s among 11 chefs from across the country to compete this Saturday in New Orleans. He also said a chef and mentor “made me realize that you have to eat with your eyes before you taste with your mouth, and they both have to coincide.”
A young restaurant that joined the lineup of Murrells Inlet eateries is owned by a father-daughter duo with a passion for Southern food and family goodness. The Spotted Dog, while not on the Marshwalk, is across from the most well-known biker bar in the area and in an easily accessible location.
Lifestyle blogger Christina Patricio shares simple recipes for cantaloupe. Patricio, of Fresno, doesn’t have to worry about finding a ripe melon or running out of cantaloupe. She’s married to Blake Patricio, whose family runs Westside Produce, one of several large-scale melon packers in west Fresno County, the state’s largest cantaloupe growing region. She’s also the author of a lifestyle blog, www.thepatricios.com.
Not everyone agrees on the deliciousness of the tomato, but surely a greater consensus can be reached regarding one of Myrtle Beach’s newer restaurants, the Hot Tomato. They have packed a lot to enjoy in this slim Italian restaurant, from the immense full bar to the brick oven that bakes pizza to perfection.