Myrtle Beach, SC
Terry Massey moved to Myrtle Beach from Nashville in 1995 and has spent most of his time on the beach and in the bars of the Grand Strand. The former sports columnist currently owns and operates Buzz Words LLC and has a wife, Stephanie, daughter, Riley, and dog, Frosty.
The Food Dude's Tour de Strand stays in the Orient in Japan and the islands of the Far East, where Asian cuisine has proven to be the best import since Godzilla, electronics and Jackie Chan.
It's amazing the diversity of flavors found in the Pacific islands, and the exploding popularity of sushi and Asian fusion have brought some unique Japanese restaurants to our… read more »
The next stretch of our gastronomical journey around the world, aka the Grand Strand, takes us from the Mediterranean to the Orient and a little place the Food Dude likes to call China. You may have heard of it.
This ancient civilization consumes much of Asia and has a billion or so citizens. You can't miss it. It's also responsible for many great contributions to the… read more »
The second leg of our culinary cruise around the world, or at least our little corner of it, takes us across the Atlantic, into the Mediterranean and onto the boot of Italy.
Of course, in our scale model of the world that is the Grand Strand, the toe is Pawleys Island, the heel is Little River and the Mediterranean is Murrells Inlet.
You now what they say; when in… read more »
Let the Food Dude be your captain for this culinary cruise around the world, or at least the Grand Strand. We're going international, featuring cuisine from all over the globe that's served here in the Myrtle Beach area.
Our first port of call is lovely Mexico, our friends from South of the Border (both the US border and the tacky nearby tourist attraction). Pack your… read more »
Forget what the Mayan calendar says about the end of time. The Myrtle calendar says it's time to dine. According to conspiracy theorists who put their faith in an ancient culture that couldn't foresee the end of its own civilization, much less that of the universe, the world is supposed to come to halt on Dec. 21. I hope you haven't wasted all your time Christmas shopping… read more »
More and more visitors are turning their Christmas shopping chores into a Myrtle Beach vacation, mixing the business of marking off their shopping lists with the pleasure of a Grand Strand getaway.
It makes sense; there are more malls and outlet stores on the Strand than many mid-sized cities, and there are fewer people to knock down on the way to a clearance rack. Hotel… read more »
What better place to begin our international food cruise around the Grand Strand than the Atlantic Ocean, which, if you think about it, is really just one big all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.
Of course, the Myrtle Beach area has plenty of seafood buffets without actually getting in the water. Here's a list of the top five seafood buffets on the Strand before we say "bon… read more »
Baby, it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean you can't warm your body and soul inside and out with a nice meal by the fire at a Grand Strand restaurant.
Myrtle Beach may be primarily a summer vacation destination, but there's still plenty to do when the weather turns south of cool. One of the Food Dude's favorites is a romantic dinner beside a roaring fire. Awww… read more »
It's the Food Dude's favorite holiday - Nov. 11. Veterans Day, you say? Well, that too, but it also happens to be the Food Dude's forty-somethingth birthday.
And since I'm also a veteran, I figure it's an extra special day for me. In a perfect world, I should be fed and pampered beyond my wildest dreams.
And what better way to spend the day than a five-meal Tour de… read more »
Soup is not exactly what the Food Dude considers a meal. When I'm hungry, a cup of soup is just enough to make me mad.
But on a chilly day as a warm-up for a "real meal," there's nothing like a hot and hearty bowl to nourish the soul, especially some of the soups you can find on Grand Strand menus.
Sunday's 17th annual Souper Supper will be held at The Market Common's… read more »