Boom Boom Pow!

December 2014
Written By: 
Paul Grimshaw
Photographs by: 
Katie Fiedler
Wine and tapas take center stage

The Boom Boom Wine Room in Northwood Plaza opened this past summer, touting its high-tech, nitrogen gas-powered self-serve wine pouring systems. But those who know of this new establishment primarily as a place to sample wines should take a closer look at its food. Owner and sommelier Jennifer Stradtman follows the locavore trend, working with her chef to bring to her patrons not only unusual wines—by the ounce, glass or bottle—but also a wide variety of small plate tapas dishes, making the establishment perfect for nibblers and sippers who crave variety.

The long dining room gives way to a large bar at the back end of the restaurant, which is comfortably lit. A combination of large high-top party tables, big enough for six or so, are mixed with standard height tables, a few booths, and even a few overstuffed chairs. Sidewalk café tables outdoors allow for al fresco dining.

Nearly half of one wall is reserved for the wine vending; the self-serve pouring apparatus featuring wines for around $3 per glass to Opus One for around $66 per glass. The selection of wines changes daily. Most wines are in the $7–$15 per glass range, and also in 1- and 3-ounce samples starting at less than $1. Beer and soft drinks are also served.

The menu changes regularly and includes the popular build-your-own cheese tray, which lets you pick from among a variety artisan cheeses. Crusty baked mac & cheese ($6–$8) may be prepared with Chorizo sausage one day and another day may have sweet Italian sausage or bacon. Overstuffed pulled pork sliders ($9), baked lamb and pork meatballs in tomato sauce ($9) and a few additional savory items satisfy your meat tooth. The “Garden of Eatin’” section of the menu offers a wedge salad ($8) and a warm rosemary fingerling potato, green bean and bacon salad ($7).

Chef’s choice desserts change periodically and may include ice cream, fruit cobblers, or an interesting take on bananas foster, served as a bread pudding or a crème brulee ($4–$6).

A glass or two of moderately priced wine and a hearty small plate should run less than $30 per person for dinner. Live entertainment on Thursdays and Saturdays rotates between solo guitarists and pianists.

Boom Boom Wine Room offers the kind of unique dining experience not easily found along the Grand Strand.

Boom Boom Wine Room
7713 N. Kings Highway 
Myrtle Beach (843) 839-3990
Opens at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday