Taste of the Town – Myrtle Beach returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, November 5. The original Myrtle Beach food festival will take place from 4-10 p.m. The Grand Strand has an endless selection of great dining options, so what better place to try a little bit of everything, and maybe find a new favorite, than an event that captures many under one roof! Locals and visitors alike look forward to the event each year which features the finest Myrtle Beach has to offer in the way of dining.
Taste of the Town was created as a fundraiser in 1984 by a group of innovative parents of children at St. Andrews Cathoic School. The first Taste of the Town debuted with a mere 20 restaurants. 35 years later, Taste of the Town has evolved into the Grand Strand’s premier culinary event with several dozen restaurants participating each year. The event’s growing success over the years has been made possible by support from the community and by the generosity of local businesses contributing at various levels of sponsorship. Taste of the Town is the primary annual fundraiser for St. Andrews Catholic School. Money raised from the event funds capital improvement projects such as playground equipment, structural renovations and new technology. St. Andrews Catholic School also gives back to the community by giving a portion of the event’s proceeds to local organizations such as Help 4 Kids and Catholic Charities.
Aside from featuring delicious dishes from the Grand Strand’s finest restaurants, this highly anticipated food festival offers culinary awards, a silent auction, an indoor children’s play area, live entertainment, and great networking and social opportunities as well.To accompany all of the mouthwatering cuisine, there will also be Better Brands’ Autumn Ale House beer garden and Southern Glazer’s wine patio available.
Culinary awards are given out for the following categories: Best Entree, Best Dessert, Best Booth Design (small and large), People’s Choice (ages 13 and up) and Kid’s Choice (ages 12 and under). Winners of the 2018 Taste of the Town culinary awards include; Sea Captain’s House, Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Cafe Amalfi, Carolina Ale House, Melting Pot, AJ’s Pizza, Kona Ice, Pulaski Deli, Bar-B-Que House and 21 Main.
For more details about Taste of the Town or to purchase tickets, visit the event website at www.totmb.org. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Children 14 and under are free. Individual food tickets are available for $1 each. Most food dishes cost between $1-$5. Parking at the convention center is $5; however, free parking is also available across the street.
So put on your comfy pants and bring your appetite to Taste of the Town – Myrtle Beach–”Tuesday’s Taste ‘N good!