Taste Of The Coast Returns to North Myrtle Beach

While the beaches of the Grand Strand will always be the big draw for visitors, good southern cooking comes in close second.

On May 3, North Myrtle Beach will be hosting the seventh annual Taste of the Coast, marrying the best of beach culture with delicious food, drink and family fun.

For those staying at North Beach Plantation, more than a dozen restaurants have committed to participating in the event with more being added weekly. Come sample specialties from The Melting Pot, Damon’s of North Myrtle Beach, Maggie Moo’s and more, all offering the best of their menus. New this year will be Boardwalk Billy’s, Carolina Quench, Miyabi Japanese Steak and Seafood House and Ms. Margaret’s Soul Food Express and Catering among others. Admission is $3, and kids 12 and under are free. Ride and food tickets are $1 each.

Last year more than 26 restaurants participated, and thousands of folks came to enjoy the event. This May’s Taste of the Coast promises to be an equally great, if not better, one.

Taste of the Coast will be held in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow, which is part of the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. In addition to the tasty regional fare, local musicians and artists will be entertaining the crowds all day, and children will flock to the Kid Zone, which features blow-up rides, balloon artists, hair-braiding and face-painting, a rock climbing wall and more.

The event is Saturday May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to scholarship funds at Risen Christ Lutheran School. In addition, a food drive for North Strand Helping Hand will be underway in conjunction with the festival.

(posted 4/22/14)