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A Romantic Getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC

Grab your honey and head for Myrtle Beach for some great off-season fun!

Some people  think of Myrtle Beach primarily as a summer beach or golf destination, but there’s plenty to do off-season along the Grand Strand.

Accommodations:  Get some great winter rates at  Marriott’s Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes. Enjoy an oceanfront/view room or a 2-bedroom villa. Walk on an uncrowded beach, have a drink in the bar with an ocean view, or indulge at their Hibiscus Spa with a winter special of two mini spa services (facial, manicure, pedicure or massage)  for just $85.

Upscale dining: 

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

(1)The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro (Little River, SC)  Featuring “Low  Country French Cuisine,” this unique restaurant is located  in a quaint Victorian home built in 1910. With several fireplaces and private dining rooms this is the place for a great romantic dinner!  The staff will gladly share stories about how the house is haunted!

Select from the Chef’s 7-course Tasting Menu, a 4-course “Prix Fixe,” or the La Carte dinner menu. I selected the Cote De Beuf (Cadillac of Steaks) while my husband had a daily special of Beef Wellington.  The Brentwood also boasts a huge wine selection. In fact, several rooms are totally wallpapered with wine corks!  Chef Eric Masson, who holds three culinary degrees, won first place in the 201 1 Coastal Uncorked Iron Chef competition.

(2) Croissants Bistro & Bakery 

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

One of Myrtle Beach’s favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner Croissants Restaurant & Bistro on Grissom Parkway won’t disappoint. My husband and I had dinner there recently, experiencing  Chef Bradley Daniels’ special creations. Continue reading

Coastal Uncorked 2012 Restaurant Review — Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

Reviewed by Sarah E. Chambers
Southern-Traveller’s Food & Wine contributor

It’s that time of year again. You’re gazing out of the office window just counting down the hours until you can sit outside and hold a cold brew in your hand. Coastal Uncorked: Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival in Myrtle Beach has officially started a spring fever frenzy. With events running from April 22nd thru the 29th, I couldn’t resist but start my weekend early. Continue reading

Orlando Eats

Orlando offers some great eats outside the theme parks

Bahama Breeze 

Bahama Breeze Island Grille on Urbanspoon

You’ll find yourself surrounded by a Caribbean atmosphere both inside and outside in the tropical bar.  In addition–the food is great! Try the Coconut Shrimp appetizer (their most popular).  It’s also available as a dinner entree. The seafood chowder is also amazing, as are the other seafood dishes. For desert try their famous Rebecca’s Key Lime Pie. There are two restaurant locations in the Orlando area.

Bananas Modern American Diner
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A great local’s favorite, Bananas is a fun place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It’s located downtown Orlando near the cluster of museums (See Florida-Orlando-What to do),  and is a great place for lunch instead of the fast food places at the museums. The kid’s will love the menu–especially the surprise treat at the end of their meal.  Bananas makes amazing milkshakes (try the Funky Monkey) and big juicy hamburgers– the Maui Wowie with grilled pinapple, applewood smoked bacon is my favorite.  As an appetizer I highly recommend the Funkey Monkey Fried Goat Cheese. Yum!

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Check out Southern-Traveller’s restaurant reviews/blogs for restaurants in Wilmington, NC,  Myrtle Beach, SC, Charleston, SC, Orlando, FL and other locations. Click on the Urbanspoon link below to go directly to Southern-Traveller’s list of restaurant reviews on Urbanspoon.

Charleston Dining with a French-Asian Twist

(by Sarah Chambers, Southern-Traveller Restaurant Reviewer)

 Want a fresh flavor experience that’s not your typical Charleston cuisine? Try Fish with their contemporary French-Asian menu. Begin your dining experience with a cocktail at the bar.  It’s hard to go wrong with their Ginger Fizz, a cocktail consisting of champagne and Chambord on the rocks with mottled ginger. If you care for something with a little kick, try the High Fashion– Makers Mark with muddled brandy cherries, orange, ginger, raw sugar, bitters, and ginger ale (it’s an innovative take on the ever popular Old Fashion).
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Charleston’s Tavern Scene

Moe’s Tavern
(by Sarah Chambers, Southern-Traveller Restaurant Reviewer)

Why would you settle for pub food when you’re in Charleston–one of great the food-Meccas of the South?  One burger at Moe’s Tavern and you will completely understand why they were named the Best Pub Food in Charleston for five years running.
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Best Breakfast in Charleston, SC

(by Sarah Chambers, Southern-Traveller Restaurant Reviewer

People want to know–where is the best place to eat breakfast in Charleston?  While I know there’s a lot of competition and many excellent choices,  my favorite  is Toast.  What’s great is that you don’t have to leave your comfortable bed at the crack of dawn to quench your breakfast food craving because Toast serves breakfast all day long!

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