Gwen Fowler



Another Restaurant Week planned for the Grand Strand

Posted 2/2/2014 12:25:00 PM

Restaurant Week South Carolina just ended, but the Grand Strand is already talking about doing it again.

Restaurants around the state offered bargains Jan. 9-19, but only 11 of almost 2,000 restaurants along the Grand Strand participated. While the S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association came up with Restaurant Week to bring in business during a slow time, that time might be a little too slow for the Myrtle Beach area restaurants. In fact, January is when some of them shut down for a week or two for renovations or just some overdue vacation.

The Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association has said another Restaurant Week will be held on the Grand Strand this year as part of Coastal Uncorked, which is June 2-8. Little information about individual events of Coastal Uncorked is posted on the website, but it does say the Tasting Trolley will return. Coastal Uncorked began in 2009, the creation of Croissants owner Heidi Vukov and others, and for its first two years the trolley was one of the most popular events. Participants could ride the trolley along Ocean Boulevard with stops for food and spirits along the way.

Other events to return are a golf tournament, specialty wine, spirits and beer dinners, chef competitions, cooking demonstrations and the culinary village and tasting tents.