MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Thousands of people spent Tuesday evening at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, enjoying the best cuisine the Grand Strand has to offer.
Approximately 45 vendors served their signature dishes at St. Andrew Catholic School’s 33rd Annual Taste of the Town. Event organizers say more than 4,600 people stopped by the event by 7:30 p.m.
The event draws anywhere from 7,000 to 9,000 people each year, school officials told News13. Attendees could sample dishes from various restaurants for $1 per food ticket. Dishes ranged from entrees to appetizers and desserts.
While the event only lasted from 4 – 10 p.m., the benefits of participating reach far beyond Tuesday night.
“We come here, we taste the food, and if we like it, we make a night and go to the restaurant,” attendee David Snyder said.
Below is a list of Taste of the Town 2016 winners:
JUDGED BEST ENTRÉE
1st Place: Duck Breast BLT – Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
2nd Place: Sichuan Braised Pork Cheeks – Café Amalfi
3rd Place: Autumn Spiced Pan Seared Scallops – Sea Captain’s House
JUDGED BEST DESSERT
1st Place: Sea Captain’s House – White chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Ginger Snap
2nd Place: Café Amalfi – Apricot & Raspberry Petit Fours w/White Chocolate Ganache
3rd Place: Greg Norman’s – Salted Carmel Brownie
JUDGED BEST BOOTH DESIGN (LARGE BOOTH)
1st Place: Lil Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
2nd Place: Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
3rd Place: Sea Captain’s House
JUDGED BEST BOOTH DESIGN (SMALL BOOTH)
1st Place: Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Café
2nd Place: Chili’s
3rd Place: AJ’s Pizza
PEOPLE’S CHOICE (Polled ages 13+)
Favorite Restaurant (Entrée): 21 Main
Favorite Restaurant (Dessert): Sea Captain’s House
KID’S CHOICE (Polled ages 12 & under)
Favorite Restaurant (Entrée): Jimmyz Original Hibachi
Favorite Restaurant (Dessert): The Melting Pot