Coastal Uncorked Farm to Table Dinner

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The fifth annual Farm to Table will be held at Thompson Farm & Nursery on Sunday, September 28th 2014 at 5pm.

Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a cocktail tasting hour while sampling a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres presented by Horry Georgetown Technical College Culinary.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail tasting hour in the cornfield while sampling a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres presented by Horry Georgetown Technical College Culinary students, followed by live music throughout the evening and a six course dinner prepared onsite by chefs hailing from some of the finest restaurants along the Grand Strand. This fall farm event is like no other dining event in the area. Tickets are sure to sell out fast, be sure to get yours today.

Tickets are $150 per person. $750 for a table of six or $900 for a table of eight. A portion of the proceeds for this event will benefit educational and other MBAHA programs.

For event information, call MBAHA at (843) 626-9668 or PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

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Things to Do: Coastal Food & Music Festival Murrells Inlet, SC

The Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet has agreed to become the central site for the inaugural Coastal Food & Music Festival.

The week-long culinary competition and food sampling portion of the festival will take place within a 40 ft. by 100 ft. tent in the central lawn area behind the restaurant and next to the popular Hot Fish Club Gazebo bar and music venue.

Events will run May 6-12, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. each night at the Hot Fish Club site, with after parties featuring up-and-coming local music acts from 8-11 p.m. at a different Murrells Inlet locale each night of the festival. The final day of the event will take place solely at the Hot Fish Club, with the conclusion of the chef competiton and live music both inside the tent and on the Gazebo stage from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In addition to playing host to CFMF, the Hot Fish Club is known as one of the Top Family-Friendly Restaurants on the Grand Strand and also routinely hosts live music and other events.

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5 Things You Must Do at Huntington Beach State Park

On your next trip to Huntington Beach, make sure you print and take along this list of the 5 Things You Must Do at the park!

1.  Walk “the square”, a two-mile loop made by walking from the south beach access across to the causeway to Terrapin Drive, then down the historic straight road and back to south beach.  View wildlife along the way.

2.  Take a self-guided audio tour or docent-led tour of Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark.  The picturesque, Moorish-style home was the winter retreat of renowned 20th-century sculptor, Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband, philanthropist and Spanish scholar, Archer Huntington.

3.  Visit the Education Center to pet a stingray or horseshoe crab in the touch tank, see a baby alligator or diamondback terrapin up close, or learn about the variety of threatened and endangered species that inhabit the park.

4.  Explore everything the 3 miles of pristine, wide open beach has to offer like swimming or running, fishing, or just relaxing with a book.

5.  Take in a Coastal Exploration program with a naturalist to experience more of our abundant wildlife or learn a new hobby such as kayaking, beachcombing or birding.

Things to Do: Coast Kayaking Huntington State Park

  • March 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Every Week on Monday
  • State Park Service 75th Anniversary
  • Children in Nature Program
  • Registration Deadline : Participants need to reserve a spot at the Education Center (843-235-8755) by 4:00 pm Sunday prior to the program. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meeting Place : Meet at the Education Center, then caravan to Oyster Landing.
  • What to Bring : Please bring drinking water, sunscreen, and lace-up shoes that can get wet and muddy.
  • Event Hours : 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Fee : Fee: $35/ person.

Huntington Beach State Park    16148 Ocean HWY    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Paula Deen at Coastal Uncorked in Myrtle Beach

May 8 – 15, 2011

May 14 – Paula Deen Cooking Demonstration

Experience a fine southern cuisine cooking demonstration with Paula Deen at the Alabama Theatre on Saturday, May 14th. During this hour long demonstration you will see Paula at her finest paired with an area chef cooking up some delicious dishes. Tickets are $75. Purchase Tickets Now!

May 8 – 15 – Coastal Uncorked Restaurant Week

Coastal Uncorked Restaurant Week will feature local cuisine from participating restaurants along the Grand Strand from May 8-15. This event includes several different dining options to choose from including wine dinners, beer dinners, three course $20.11 chef’s tasting menus, and Coastal Casual’s from 5-7 p.m.

May 12 – Coastal Uncorked Golf Tournament

Hit the links in 2011 for the Coastal Uncorked Golf Tournament being held at the Myrtle Beach National South and West courses. Tickets for single player $150; team $400. Purchase Tickets Now!

May 13 & 14 – Tasting Trolley Signature Event

All aboard! It’s time for the Coastal Uncorked Tasting Trolley event. Your all-inclusive trolley pass gets you unlimited access to the trolleys on both Friday and Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm. Don’t miss this exclusive tasting event. Tickets are $75. Purchase Tickets Now!

May 15 – Food Challenge & Tasting Finale Event

Join the elite culinary Grand Strand community for the Coastal Uncorked Finale Gala & Food Challenge at the Marina Inn. Prepare to watch six of the area’s top chefs square off in an iron chef style competition. This finale event will include tasting tables from area restaurants, specialty desserts, drinks silent auction, live entertainment, tastings and more. Tickets are $75. Purchase Tickets Now!

Things to Do: Tour Sandy Island in Pawleys Island

Sandy Island is to remain wild. Approximately 9,000 acres of pristine woodland along the South Carolina coast have been permanently protected thanks to the involvement of South Carolina’s Coastal Program and its partners. Sandy Island, considered by many to be the most important piece of land on the South Carolina coast due to its unique ecology and history, is one of the last natural areas along this State’s rapidly developing coastline. Until 1996, it was the largest privately owned freshwater island on the East Coast, about fifteen times the size of New York City’s famous Central Park. Rich in nature and culture, the forested bluffs and deep, cypress studded creeks typical of Sandy Island have changed little with the passage of centuries. Located between the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee Rivers near Georgetown, South Carolina, this is a place rich in wildlife habitats, including tidal freshwater forested wetlands, emergent marsh along blackwater and alluvial rivers, and a coastal maritime sandhill community that includes several thousand acres of old-growth longleaf pine. In addition to eagles, osprey, bear, deer and turkey, a significant population live there. On March 8, 1997, Sandy Island was dedicated as a Public Trust Preserve. During the dedication ceremony, the Chairman of South Carolina’s Department of Transportation Commission said “Welcome to Forever” as a barred owl and a Cooper’s hawk were released as symbols of the island’s continuing natural state.
Mount Rena
Sandy Island is situated within the project boundary of the recently established Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. The preserve is open to the public and has several boat landings and two nature trails for walking. The project is considered by many to be a model of how diverse public and private interests can form partnerships to protect significant natural resources within developing coastal landscapes of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker that inhabits Sandy Island. About 120 people also call Sandy Island home. Many of them are descendants of slaves who worked the island’s rice plantations prior to the Civil War. In 1997, an archaeological survey identified 51 sites on the island, some dating back 10,000 years, to be considered for addition to the National Register for Historical Places. In 1989, a controversy ignited when a development plan proposed that a major arterial road and bridge be built that would split Sandy Island in half and connect it to the mainland, potentially opening the remote island up to logging and residential development. This proposal sparked partnership. The Service’s South Carolina Coastal Program, in collaboration with the Winyah Bay Focus Area Task Force (a cross-section of businesses, landowners, and agencies), identified the need to seek permanent protection of the property based on the unique natural resource values of Sandy Island.
Many interests then came together to make it happen. Other partners included the Federal Highway Agency, South Carolina Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, SC Department of Natural Resources, SC Coastal Conservation League, and The Nature Conservancy. These groups joined forces with many private landowners whose love of the island’s natural and cultural history was evident throughout the process. Funding for the purchase (fee-title acquisition) was obtained through a public/private partnership. South Carolina Coast Sandy Island’s diverse topography, revealed through infrared photography, creates a rich variety of wildlife habitats.

Paula Deen to Host Cooking Demonstration at Coastal Uncorked

It was announced recently that the best-selling author, chef and television host, Paula Deen, will be hosting a cooking demonstration at this year’s Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival. The festival will be held from May 8 – 15th, and will be highlighted by Ms Deen’s cooking demonstration on Saturday, May 14th. Paula Deen was quoted to say, “I am looking forward to participating in Coastal Uncorked and visiting the Myrtle Beach area. It is my goal to share my love of southern cuisine with people throughout the country. The cooking demonstration will be a fun event and I am honored Coastal Uncorked asked me to be a part of the event.”

This is the second annual Coastal Uncorked event in Myrtle Beach.