Get an inside look at what’s happening on the Grand Strand restaurant scene.
FIRE & SMOKE
411 79th Ave. N
Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-0085
This gastropub opened in February to rave reviews from diners. Fire & Smoke aims to provide “a unique combination of American fusion and Southern comfort food with emphasis on fresh local ingredients.” Open Monday through Saturday for dinner and Monday through Friday for lunch.
9911 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, (843) 945-9288
This newest addition to Myrtle Beach’s Restaurant Row opened in May in the space previously occupied by Cagney’s. La Festa features Italian specialties with all dough, sauces and pastries handmade. La Festa opens at 3 p.m. daily.
3098 Deville St., Myrtle Beach
The Market Common, (843) 839-1733
CO Sushi offers a full sushi menu alongside contemporary Vietnamese specialties such as pho, wok dishes and dumplings. It’s open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner.
TOPS IN SEAFOOD
Chef Danny Smith of Frank’s Outback was named Best Seafood Chef in South Carolina at the South Carolina Seafood Challenge, organized by the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation and held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply show of the Southeast in January. Smith won with his Yellow Eye Snapper, Golden Beet Risotto, Sweet Snow Pea Puree and Garden City Shrimp Butter Sauce. Smith will represent South Carolina in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans in August.
NEW AT MARGARITAVILLE
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Broadway at the Beach introduced a new menu lineup in the spring featuring more than 15 new and enhanced dishes and drinks. A few highlights include the Asiago Crab Dip, the Blueberry Pomegranate Margarita and for dessert, the Chocolate Hurricane, which is definitely made for sharing.