Blueberry’s Grill NMB

North Myrtle Beach, SC. – I was lucky enough to be invited to Blueberry’s Grill preview event this past weekend to check out their new restaurant and eat lots of delicious food. Brunch is one of my favorite meals of the day, when else can you drink cocktails in the morning and not get judged?

When we first pulled up to Barefoot Landing where the new location of Blueberry’s Grill is you could see the restaurant from 17. We discussed what kind of design we’d describe it as and I think we ended up agreeing on industrial farmhouse. On the inside and out you can see cozy farmhouse touches with the openness of industrial. The outdoor patio looked like a great place to eat on a cool fall day with a fireplace on one end. Seeing as it was a hot summer day we headed straight in.

DSCF0924One of the first things you notice when you get inside are the variety of light bulbs and chandeliers. The lightbulbs hanging between the large wooden beams on the ceiling looked like vintage light bulbs and the chandeliers were made with chicken wire. I thought the chandeliers were pretty cool in particular.

I decided to not go traditional brunch when ordering my first drink. Looking at their drink menu I immediately saw a Tiramisu Martini. I’m a sucker for Tiramisu in general, and the drink was liquid boozy Tiramisu. Those could get dangerous quick! Later on I got the Dill Bloody Mary. I must say Blueberry’s Bloody Mary mix was very spicy. I’m just glad I didn’t order the Spicy Bloody Mary. In the Bloody Mary, there was a slice of bacon that seemed like it was baked with everything bagel topping. I’d recommend you try out the bar menu as it was pretty damn good.

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Bloody Mary

Once it came to ordering food, I was a bit overwhelmed by the menu. There was a full page for Lunch and two full pages for Breakfast. On top of the three pages of options our waitress, Olga, told us about their specials for the day. Olga definitely saw we were having some trouble figuring out what we wanted and told us about a few of her favorites and popular items. We ended up going for one of the specials, Potato Latkes with smoked salmon, and two of her suggestions, French Beignets and the Roasted Brussels Sprouts to start with. We also ordered the Ahi Tuna small plate and the Crunchy Blue Cheese Salad.

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Potato Latkes

 

When I ordered the Potato Latkes, I may have stopped listening to the description after she said potato, so I wasn’t sure at all what I would be getting. I was pleasantly surprised since the salmon and latkes both had a high level of fat, but they added lemon zest and a creamy sauce to help balance out the richness of the salmon and latkes.

The French Beignets were steaming and delicious, they were a bit large and dense, and probably could have been more than enough of a meal. I think I got 6 large pieces. Those were taken home for breakfast the next day.

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French Beignets

Everything we got in the end was delicious. I’m looking forward to going back and trying some more things from the vast menu. If you visit Blueberry’s make sure you have plenty of room to eat!

 

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Crunchy Blue Cheese Salad

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

National Moonshine Day

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Myrtle Beach, SC. I’ve recently become slightly addicted to the crazy “National Themed Days” the no one really knows who dubbed the day in the first place. If you didn’t know National Cheese Day was a few days ago and I didn’t find out about it in time to make any true plans for the day, but I saw National Moonshine Day coming up today on June 5th and knew I had to figure something out.

IMG_20180605_191628_719Luckily living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina there are a few places you can get legal moonshine in the area. The problem is you have to get to them before they close. Technically, Fiona and I got to Palmetto Moonshine Distillery before they closed at 7pm, however the last tasting is at 6:15pm. So we wandered around the store and I ended up buying one of their Apple Pie Moonshines which I’ve had in the past so I know I won’t be disappointed.

We did try to find somewhere close by that served moonshine, but the only place the employees at Palmetto Moonshine Distillery knew for sure had moonshine cocktails was Stillhouse BBQ. They suggested a restaurant nearby, but when we got there they didn’t end up having any moonshine drinks at all. So, we may have mostly failed at our attempt at drinking moonshine tonight, but we know better for next time.

So anyone visiting Myrtle Beach and wants to try some moonshine. Make sure to check out Palmetto Moonshine Distillery, Monday through Saturday and they have tastings for $5 from 10:30am to 6:15pm. Its a great deal if you can get there on time.

stillhouse_bbq_barefoot_landingIf you want to have some food and moonshine cocktails, I’d suggest Stillhouse BBQ, because no only do they have delicious BBQ, they also have amazing cocktails. They have two locations – one at Tanger Outlets and one at Barefoot Landing. As an extra tip, currently on their website on the menu page you can get a 10% off coupon, or if you get one of the free Coupon books you see everywhere around Myrtle Beach they also have the same coupon. When we were there I got a Caramel Apple Moonshine Cocktail, which was deceptively strong and I had no complaints about the taste. For BBQ they also make moonshine bbq sauce if you want to try the moonshine taste without the alcohol buzz.

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One thing to keep an eye out for is an event called Coastal Uncorked, which runs usually at the end of August has one night for just moonshine tasting. I did, however, see a Facebook post on their official page that it was postponed for this year, but I’d follow the page just in case because I loved this event last year.

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Myrtle Beach Chew

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Myrtle Beach, SC. My intention with this website is to provide locals and tourists information on local restaurants and bars around the Grand Strand with reviews, pictures, and tips.

There are some websites around Myrtle Beach that have some great information but not all. And I hope to fill in the blanks. I can’t wait to share my friends and I’s experiences around Myrtle Beach restaurants and bars. I know I’ve found some places that are fantastic for happy hour, some have great deals certain days of the week, and some who have deals that aren’t all that worth it.

Did you know many restaurants in the off season have great deals like half off wine? Or that some restaurants have happy hour every day of the week? These are some of the things I hope to share with you!

I’m a Chef from Boston turned Myrtle Beach Foodie. I love to eat and love photography.

So I hope you come out and join us for dinner and drinks!