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St. Patrick’s Day Fare

Crab Cakes is jut one of the tempting options when several north end restaurants cook in the street for the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 16. It goes down on Main Street, and plenty of beer will flow.

Several restaurants at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach are planning activities for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On Saturday and Sunday Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery is having Irish food specials, and will serve Irish Stout brew and $7 Irish Car Bombs, and from 6-9 p.m. Sunday Tru Sol will perform. Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is planning on serving green beer and a special Irish Hooley menu including Scotch Eggs, Irish Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef Hash, Corned Beef Sandwich, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake. In Celebrity Square there’ll be live music starting at noon.

Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday have all-you-care-to-eat Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes for $6 at Foster’s Café & Bar. It’s at 6307 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, and the number is 449-7945.

There won’t be any cheap green beer at Louis’s at Sanford’s on St. Patrick’s Day, but there will be Corned Beef and Cabbage; Beef and Guinness Pie; Lamb Shank with Baked Cabbage, Bacon and Steamed Potatoes; Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Cake and Guinness Floats. Chef Keough’s Soda Bread will be served with entrees at no extra charge. Not feeling the Irish? Another St. Patrick’s Day special is Poached Farm Egg on a Cathead Biscuit with Sausage Gravy. Louis’s also plans live music by Bruce Tereo from 4-9 p.m. He is a one-man band with a guitar and a harmonica strapped around his neck performing blues, classic rock, country and more. Louis’s is at 251 Willbrook Blvd. in Pawleys Island, and the number is 237-5400.

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Here’s an unusual way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: The South Carolina Maritime Museum at 729 Front St. in Georgetown is having The Burning of the Socks from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Honoring an old sailor’s tradition of burning the winter’s stinky socks to herald spring, for $35 the price includes a pig pickin’ and fixings, adult libations and music performed by Henry’s Attic. If you’re already a museum member, tickets are $30. The number is 520-0111. Bring your grossest socks – they really are going to burn them.

Chefs have through Monday (March 18) to enter a recipe in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Healthy Home Run Recipe Contest. This year the contest has a new twist: the recipes should be health-minded, such as fat-free, reduced fat, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan. They should also have regional flair and be easy to consume while seated in a stadium seat. Submit recipes to Pelicans Director of Food and Beverage, Brad Leininger, at The dish must be able to retail for no more than $10, and food cost should be 30 to 45 percent. Pelicans staff and Leininger will select five finalists from all the entries. Finalists will be judged on creativity, cost, taste, viable application in baseball environment and appearance. The winner will receive several prizes including baseball tickets and logo gear, and the winning recipe will be served at Field during the 2013 season.

March 21 is the deadline for area chefs to sign up to participate in the local American Culinary Federation’s Spring Sensation, an event taking place from noon to 3 p.m. on April 21 at the Tanger Outlet Center at 10835 Kings Rd. in Myrtle Beach. People can purchase advance tickets to eat as many salads and desserts as they like for $11.55 per adult or $6.30 per child at Chefs interested in participating should send an e-mail to or

Tasha Heffner and Mark Heffner purchased Key West Krazy at 4492 Waterfront Ave. in Little River from Betsy Farnsley. Restaurant manager Danielle DiSanti said there are no immediate plans for menu changes or remodeling. It’s open daily for lunch and dinner with brunch starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and the number is 249-6163.

St. Angelo IV Pizza Restaurant at 1500 U.S. 17 Business N. in Myrtle Beach has closed, and the building has been sold. It opened in 1983 and was known for its pizza and wings.

Chet Helman recently opened AZ’s Pizza at 8724 S.C. 707, Myrtle Beach, in the J. Mike Plaza a few miles north of St. James High School. Since 2009 the spot has been Sand’s Pizza, Bella’s Pizza & Subs, Mama Bella’s Pizza & More and Crudo’s Pizza. Helman is serving excellent pizzas, subs on soft rolls from D’Annunzio’s Bakery, stromboli, calzone, salads, sandwiches and cheesecake. Free delivery is offered within a three-mile radius for orders of at least $8, and the number is 650-0055.

Brothers Shawn Leggens and Todd Leggens bought Deli One at 5702 S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach and reopened it as MeatHead Bros. Steel City Deli. Todd Leggens graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 1992, and then he and Shawn Leggens moved to the Grand Strand area from their hometown of Pittsburgh in 2006. They’re serving deliciously thick premium sandwiches such as The Brothers ($9) with rare roast beef, Swiss and Cheddar cheeses, apple wood smoked bacon, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and Horseradish sauce. They offer free delivery to the south end of Myrtle Beach and to Surfside Beach. The number is 808-9081.

Limpin’ Jane’s at 713 Front St. in Georgetown is growing all of its own vegetables this year at a nearby two-acre garden. Partners Bryan Shepler and Chef Tara Tracy are also building a greenhouse, and they just started raising chickens and rabbits to serve at the heritage-minded restaurant. Limpin’ Jane’s is open for lunch and dinner, and the number is 485-4953. Starting at 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month, the restaurant hosts Waterfront Comedy Night.

Several restaurants will sell food at Taste of the Coast, a fund-raiser for Risen Christ Lutheran School taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 23 at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. Admission is $1 ages 13 and older, and food and ride tickets are $1 each. In addition to tasty eats, activities will include a rock wall, face painters, hair braiding, inflatables and live music.

Get it on in your garden armed with information from the Diggin’ It Spring Garden Festival scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 23 at Brookgreen Gardens. Several gardening experts are slated to speak along with a garden photographer and a florist. Other activities include a terrarium workshop and a knife sharpener, so bring your pruners, shears, shoves, axes and spades for a free honing. All events are free with regular admission fees, which are $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Brookgreen Gardens is at 1931 Brookgreen Dr. in Murrells Inlet, and the number is 235-6000.

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