Food & Drink

Pawleys Island food festival set for April

Advance tickets go on sale March 23 for the seventh annual Tastes at Pawleys 2015, sponsored by Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. The event will be held April 26, 4-8 p.m., in the church’s Parish Life Center, 1633 Waverly Road, and will benefit Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen in Pawleys Island.

Opened with funds from the first Tastes at Pawleys, Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen has served more than 80,000 meals to people in need since 2007. Father Pat’s is named for the Rev. Patrick J. Stenson, administrator of Precious Blood of Christ church, whose dream was to open a food kitchen in Pawleys Island. The kitchen is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays for lunch, Saturday mornings for breakfast, and serves more than 300 people each week.

Tastes at Pawleys 2014 featured samples of appetizers, entrees and desserts from 18 restaurants in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield area. Restaurants participating this year are Austin’s Ocean One, Bagel Cafe & Bakery, Bisqit, Bistro 217, Caffe Piccolo, Chocolate & Coffee House, DeRoma’s, Father Pat’s Kitchen, Hanser House Restaurant, Hog Heaven, Litchfield Fish House, Moe’s BBQ, Pastaria 811, Pawleys Island Bakery, Pawleys Island Raw Bar, Rustic Table and Sabella’s.

The $4 adult tickets can be purchased during business hours at the church’s Parish Life Center. Children 12 and under with an adult are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door for $5, and food tickets will be sold in increments of $1. Festivalgoers must bring cash; credit cards and checks are not accepted.

For more information, call the church office at 237-3428.