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Super Bowl Eats

Anything Eatz, Anything Goz, Anything Froz at 13088 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island is starting Super Bowl specials at 11 a.m. Sunday: 30 wings for $20; one large specialty pizza, breadsticks and six wings for $30; or a choice of 12 wings, one large sub or a small pizza for $8. Call 237-7500.

Bowl during the Super Bowl at Frank Entertainment’s CineBowl and Grill, when during the game it’s $79 per lane for up to six people with unlimited bowling from 6:30-10 p.m. That price include shoes, one 16-inch house-made cheese pizza, a gooey pile of Melty Mound fries with boneless wings, one pitcher of soda and two hours of unlimited video game play on select games. The Super Bowl will be broadcast on a big screen, and from 5:30-6:15 p.m. there’s a pre-game tailgate party with $7 domestic pitchers, $2.50 domestic bottles and $10 domestic buckets. Dress up in your finest football garb, and you might win two movie tickets. There will also be free appetizers during halftime and a chance to win a prize. CineBowl & Grille is at 10125 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, and the number is 651-9400.

Get your pigskin on with an all-you-care-to-eat Pig Pickin’ at Louis’s at Sanford’s at 251 Willbrook Blvd. in Pawleys Island. The chefs are cooking a whole pig in their wood-burning smoker and serving it for $12 per person with Spicy Slaw, Baked Beans and House-made Cornbread. The party starts at 5 p.m. and continues until the game clock runs out.

With 24 hours’ notice, you can order from Socastee Station’s Super Bowl Party Menu. Dishes include the signature Chicken Bog Balls with spicy remoulade, Wings, Fried Mushrooms, Pickle Chips, a Pulled Pork Package with slaw and buns, Mashed Potatoes, Salad Dressings, Penne Pasta and Chicken Bog. Socastee Station is at 4504 Socastee Blvd., and the number is 831-0527.

During the game in the bar area at T.G.I. Friday’s in Murrells Inlet, football fans can order appetizers for half-price and sip well drinks, margaritas and Long Island ice teas for $3.50 each; Bud Light and Miller Lite drafts for $2; and domestic bottled beers for $3. It’s at 3202 U.S. 17 S. in Murrells Inlet, and the number is 651-8888.

New restaurants

A fourth Murphy’s Law sports bar and restaurant is soon opening. Marty Mullin and Suzanne Mullin have three Murphy’s Law outlets at 405 S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach; 4204 Carolina Exchange Blvd. in the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach; and at 2859 U.S. 17 Business in Garden City Beach. The newest location is at 8703 U.S. 17 Bypass S. near Surfside Beach, which is the former Beef O’Brady’s site in the same shopping center as Bonefish Grill. When it opens, hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, and it will have the same casual sports bar menu as the other three restaurants.

The new Fat Greek’s Restaurant at 4515 U.S. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach has opened to approving crowds. Brother and sister team Alexander Karos and Anastasia Karos are the owners, and their parents, Sam Karos and Athina Karos, who are longtime local restaurateurs (Seafare, Carolina Fish Fry), are helping out. The menu features Athina Karos’ Greek country cooking. The Fat Greek’s Restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and in the spring and summer it will be open later. The phone number is 273-0258. Soon, Sam Karos said, the restaurant will offer beer and wine.

The Grand Strand area’s third Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill opened recently at 2051 Bridgeview Ct. in North Myrtle Beach. That’s the former location of Docksider’s Grille, which is across the Intracoastal Waterway from Barefoot Landing.

Mr. Fish Restaurant is soon moving from its present location at 3401 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach to a larger spot at 6401 N. Kings Highway, which is the former location of Crab King. The Mr. Fish Seafood Market is staying at 3401 N. Kings Highway. The opening date of the new restaurant is March 4, and information sent via e-mail by Mr. Fish folks says it will have, “…ample parking, a full service bar, private dining, raw bar and larger sushi bar.”

At the former location of Ichiro’s Japanese Steakhouse at 4545 U.S. 501 in Myrtle Beach, which is across from the Tanger Outlet Center, a total remodeling is taking place for the forthcoming Explore Asian Bistro.

Chris Tobin and Cindy Tobin, who own Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, are turning the restaurant into their original concept called Smokin’ Hot Southwest Grill & BBQ.

Across from Coastal Carolina University, KG’s Graffiti Garage restaurant is soon opening at 676 S.C. 544, which is a Conway address next to the Monarch apartment complex.

Closed restaurants

Pomodoro’s Trattoria and Bar at 364 Robert M. Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach has closed. Mike Lawson and Jessica Lawson opened it in 2006.

Brat Haus at 7050 S.C. 90 in Longs, which was opened by Werner Ott in the spring of 2012, has closed. Ott said he hopes to reopen in a new location.

More restaurant news

The Food Network program “Restaurant: Impossible” spent $10,000 to perform a makeover on Jan. 23-24 at Old World Italian Restaurant at 3850 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. George Hayek and Teresa Hayek have operated Old World Italian Restaurant for 17 years, and their son, George Jr., joined the team after graduating from culinary school. At the grand reopening the night of Jan. 24, people with reservations discovered the old dim and cramped interior was opened up into one big room, illuminated with bright lights and white paint and has new and much more comfortable seating. The show’s host, Chef Robert Irvine, drastically reduced the menu’s size to include seven appetizers, three salads, six entrees and two desserts. The “Restaurant: Impossible” crew stayed at Inlet Sports Lodge in Murrells Inlet, and Irvine dined at next-door Bliss Restaurant three nights in a row and ordered Tuna Tartare, Filet Mignon, green beans and fries.

At least one Myrtle Beach restaurant and one bar are now voluntarily non-smoking establishments: Thorny’s Steakhouse and Saloon at 600 S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, and Crocodile Rocks, a dueling piano bar at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach.

The Great Pawcake Dinner scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Appleweood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island, is a fund-raiser for All 4 Paws Animal Rescue. For $10 per person the deal includes a meal of eggs, pancakes and a choice of sausage or bacon, and there will also be a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at

Reservations begin Feb. 12 for A Culinary Symphony, a fund-raiser for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art. An element of mystery surrounds the evening of fine foods, when attendees go to different private homes to enjoy gourmet meals prepared by local chefs. The actual event takes place on March 16, when people with reservations go to Frank’s Outback in Pawleys Island and learn which location they will go to for their meals and which chef will cook their meals. Tickets are $125 per person, and reservations are taken for tables of 10 to 12 people. To pre-register a group, call 626-8911 or send an email to The Feb. 12 reservations begin at 11 a.m. at Strand Media Group offices at 3955 U.S. 17, Unit D, in Murrells Inlet.

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