KISS Coffeehouse to close; and other Myrtle Beach area restaurant news

For Weekly SurgeAugust 26, 2013 

KISS Coffeehouse, which opened in June 2006 at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, is closing at the end of September. Manager John Goldschmidt said he hopes the company opens another location in a bigger market, such as Los Angeles or New York.

Kingston Grill and Bar at 2676 Church St. in Conway is closed and its phone is not in service. Jay Dellinger and Robby Warner opened the restaurant on Feb. 1, 2011. It was formerly Cricklewood’s, and before that it was a Beef O’Brady’s.

R & R Bar and Grill at 2011 S. Kings Highway, which opened in November 2012, has closed. The building was the former site of Angelo’s Steak and Pasta before it moved two blocks farther south. R&R was owned and operated by Bill Mattress and Angelo Antonucci, and the property is now available for sale or lease.

After 25 years in business, T-Bones Steak House & Saloon in Murrells Inlet had its last day of operation on Aug. 25. The restaurant at the corner of U.S. 17 Bypass and Pendergrass Avenue in Murrells Inlet opened in March 1988 and was owned by Ray Drummond. The business was put in receivership by the bank, and the property will be sold. T-Bones has a staff of about 25.

If you’d like your restaurant to serve food at the 30th annual Taste of the Town on Oct. 22 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, applications are now being accepted. Get one at Proceeds from the event benefit St. Andrew Catholic School.

After scrapping the Coastal Uncorked food and wine festival this year, the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association is bringing the brand back with a Farm to Table dinner planned for 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Thompson Farm & Nursery in Conway. Several area restaurants and their chefs are participating in preparing food for the six-course meal. Tickets are $150 per person, $250 per couple, $700 for a table of six or $900 for a table of eight. Get tickets at or by calling 626-9668. Proceeds benefit MBAHA programs.

Feeling left out of the Cronut craze? Louis’s at Sanford’s has responded to the croissant/donut dessert hybrid with the Dosant, described as a croissant donut with lemon glaze and crème Diplomate, which is a custard-like blend of whipped cream and pastry cream. Louis’s is at 251 Willbrook Blvd. in Pawleys Island, and the number is 237-5400.

Chefs and brothers Mike Stahler and Murray Stahler opened a cupcake bar this week inside the Breathe boutique and artist collective at 9674 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island. Next week the plan is to add a lunch menu at Breathe. The brothers still have their restaurant called Murray & Mike’s at 2954 Howard Ave. in Myrtle Beach.

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