If you want to do something a little different while at the beach, why not take the day and go on a short road trip to Charleston? The “Holy City” as it’s called, (so named for the amazing amount of churches) is a scenic drive straight down Highway 17, past marshes and over the Pee Dee and Black rivers. This… Read More “Daytripping: The City of Charleston”
I’d already written about Brookgreen Gardens, back in December when they had their Nights of A Thousand Candles display, which is truly a can’t miss. Also a can’t miss: Brookgreen in the Spring, when the flowers, especially the Azaleas are in full bloom. I cannot recommend this enough. The weather now is perfect and there are less crowds. For anyone… Read More “Amazing Springtime Sights at Brookgreen Gardens”
For many who have grown up on the coast, oysters are a fact of life. Whether you’re eating them, avoiding stepping on them or using their shells for decoration, the oyster is everywhere you look. Today, we’re going to talk about eating them, although believe me, you don’t want to step on an oyster cluster, especially barefoot.
For visitors or… Read More “Food on the Strand: The Versatile Oyster”
If you haven’t been to the new boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach, it is a great place to visit! Located in front of the lot that the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion and Amusement park used to sit on, the boardwalk runs the oceanfront, over a mile long in length. The Pavilion may not be there, but the sense… Read More “The Boardwalk of Myrtle Beach”
“Through Hazel and Hugo and Still Cooking!”
That’s the motto of Lee’s Inlet Kitchen, a Murrells Inlet seafood institution that has withstood hurricanes (Hence the Hazel and Hugo reference) as well as the ever-changing landscape of Murrells Inlet for 63 years. Opened by Eford and Isla pearl Lee in 1948, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen has been passed down, and is now… Read More “Lee’s Inlet Kitchen, the Oldest Family-Owned Restaurant in Myrtle Beach”
Visitors to the area may or may not know that Myrtle Beach is home to one of the House of Blues venues. If you haven’t been to one of the HOBs before, they are a great place to see a variety of really cool performances. Located in Barefoot Landing, on the northern end of Myrtle Beach, the building, both inside… Read More “House of Blues in Myrtle Beach”
The weekend is nearing and this one is looking to be quite nice, with temperatures reaching the 70s during the day and 60s at night. Not too shabby!
The Myrtle Beach Market Common is a great place for strolling, shopping and dining, and if you’re looking for a real weekend treat, I suggest you hit up Travinia Italian Kitchen. Both… Read More “Jazz Nights at Travinia Italian Kitchen in Myrtle Beach”
If you’re in the Litchfield area and are in the mood for a pub-like experience with lowcountry flair, be sure to check out Quigley’s Pint & Plate, located in the Mingo Center, off Hwy 17 behind the Piggly Wiggly. Reminiscent of a British pub, with lots of wood and clean, modern lines, Quigley’s is a family friendly restaurant that boasts… Read More “Quigley’s Pint and Plate: A Unique Grand Strand Pub”
Today is a slow day, but a pretty one; we’ve been having some dreary rainy weather, but the sun has decided to shine today and it has put everyone in a great mood, although it has us natives yearning for Spring! So today, I shall just share some nice pictures of the Garden City and Surfside Beach area. Doesn’t this… Read More “Pictures of the Glorious Grand Strand”
To continue our recipe series, I thought I might post one that is always a crowd pleaser: Chocolate Delight. This extremely easy dessert is quick, simple and not too sweet, and is perfect for parties, tailgating, potluck dinners, and office get-togethers (it always disappears fast when I bring it for our office Thanksgiving). Enjoy!
Chocolate Delight Recipe
Crust: 1 cup… Read More “Recipes Along the Grand Strand: Chocolate Delight”