• Hungry for Cinco de Mayo food specials? If you tiene hambre, then know Bandito’s at 1410 N. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach is having a Cinco de Mayo Festival May 3-5 with Mexican “street food” specials and several bands scheduled to perform. Fiesta del Burro Loco at 960 Jason Blvd. in Myrtle Beach has its annual outdoor Burro Fest scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on May 5 with food, drinks, games and live music, including The Mullets. A shuttle will transport partyers from Coastal Carolina University’s Brooks Stadium parking lot at the top of the hours, and the shuttle will go from Fiesta del Burro Loco back to the stadium parking lot on the half-hours. Nacho Hippo at 1160 Farrow Parkway at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach is going to have $2 tacos on May 5 and live music, while Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina at 3731 Oleander Dr. in Myrtle Beach is offering $5 Two Brisket Combos on May 4 and $5 Chimichurri Fajita Burritos on May 5.
• Late-night entertainment is being served along with $1 burgers on Fridays at the new Burger Bar and Beach Club at 1604 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. The regular menu lists 1/3-pound burgers for $9-$10, half-pounders for $10-$11 and one-pound burgers for $18-$19. Diners fill out a paper and check off topping preferences, which are an additional .50 cents to $1.50 each. It opens daily at 11:30 a.m., and the number is 808-9839.
• The Myrtle Beach area’s newest Jersey Mike’s Subs opened on April 17 at 102-B Loyola Dr., which is in the Surfside Beach area by the new Starbucks off U.S. 17 Bypass. The franchise owners are brothers Philippe Saad and Jean Saad, and the number is 215-7880.
• David Stallard, general manager at the new Wicked Tuna at 4123 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, where Spud’s Waterfront Dining was most recently, announced a grand opening party starting at 6 p.m. on May 2, when there will be performances by Ten Toes Up and DJ TMAQ. The executive chef is Dylan Foster, who is creating a menu with “seafood, steaks, sushi, and even burgers and sandwiches,” according to a restaurant press release. The phone number is 651-9987, and the restaurant’s website is www.thewickedtuna.com.
• Paul Delgado, general manager at the forthcoming Sam Snead’s Tavern at 1004 Glenforest Rd. in Carolina Forest, is hoping to open by the end of May. The restaurant has undergone an extreme renovation, and when it’s finished will have a new private dining area for meetings and parties and, according to Delgado, “…be almost a museum of golf history based on Sam’s life and story.” The executive chef is Kevin Reeder, and he is planning a menu with oak-grilled steaks and seafood.
• A restaurant called Simply Southern Smokehouse had an item on the April 18, Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board Agenda with an application for the reworking of the site’s existing sign. The address for Simply Southern Smokehouse is 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave., which is the former site of Home Plate Grill and The Filling Station.
• Rivertown Grill at 2635 Main St. in Conway is not open, and the phone number is no longer in service. The owners were Donnie Brown and Greg Agans, and the restaurant served casual lunches and dinners. Previously the restaurant was Seafood Express and the Red, White and Blue Roadside Grill.
• American and Mexican weekend breakfasts are now available waterfront at Fuego Mexican Grill and Cantina in Murrells Inlet from 6:30-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Choices range from Huevos Rancheros for $6.50 and the Fuego Omelet with jalapenos, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, cheese and salsa for $7.25 to Biscuits and Gravy for $4.75 or three Pancakes for $5.25. Fuego is at 4891 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, and the number is 651-1009.
• Dairy Queen has a new $5 lunch where you get to choose from a Grillburger with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, and each entrée comes with fries, a drink and an ice cream sundae. Or, for an extra $1, you can have a small Blizzard instead of a sundae. There are three Dairy Queens in Myrtle Beach: 2103 S. Kings Highway; 2000 Coastal Grand Circle at Coastal Grand Mall; and 101 Orchard Dr. in Carolina Forest.
Becky Billingsley serves daily restaurant news at MyrtleBeachRestaurantNews.com.