Murrells Inlet Oysters are in Season ~ Time for an Oyster Roast

Time for a Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast ~ MI2020 Style on November 17, 2012 Murrells Inlet 2020 will hold the 9th Annual Oyster Roast at Spuds Waterfront Parking Lot in Murrells Inlet.  Advanced Tickets are $30 per person all you can eat or $35 per person the day of the event.  Purchase your tickets at MI2020 Office or Spuds.  Call 843-357-2007 for more information.

 

One of my favorite treats this time of year are Murrells Inlet oysters fresh from the creek.  No sauce required.
Al Hitchcock of Drunken Jacks & Inlet Affairs in Murrells Inlet shares his ‘oyster’ secrets with WBTW Libba Holland.

SC DNR has a great video to help you get started on learning more about harvesting and cooking oysters. Enjoy!

Dining at the Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet

Creek views from the Dead Dog

When it comes to soaking in the beauty of Murrells Inlet there is no better place than on the outside deck at the Dead Dog Saloon on the Marshwalk.  The atmosphere is alive with all the true locals where you can watch these inlet creatures in all their splendor and is the perfect place to go with the flow.

Not only can you get close to nature at the Dead Dog you can also enjoy a cold beverage and hear some great live music every night of the week.  The Dead Dog has certainly made a name for itself with a menu sure to please any taste from burgers to seafood and an eclectic mix of appetizers and seafood favorites including awesome shrimp & grits and a special deli menu served til 4:00 pm daily.

Fast and friendly is the order of the day at the Dead Dog since they docked on the Marshwalk in 2002 the Dead Dog continues to contribute to the community and in that tradition will be host to the 10th annual 911 Benefit “Honoring America’s Heros” on September 11.   This promises to be another great event to benefit local police and fire departments with live music starting at 11:00 am.   If you’ve never stopped by this is a place you don’t want to miss. Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc.  Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.

 

Peeking into the Past in Murrells Inlet

Oyster Roast Babe's in Murrells Inlet

If you want to get a taste of the way things used to be around Murrells Inlet a must see collection of photographs has been archived for future generations. Murrells Inlet photo’s on the Murrells Inlet History Project offer a peek into the past in Murrells Inlet and thanks to all the efforts and the sharing spirit of the people that live in and love our community these snapshots of times gone by can be viewed by everyone online. You can also join the converstation on the Murrells Inlet History Project facebook page.

Looking throught this collection brings back many fond memories for those who remember where and who they were but it also offers a glimpse into the makings of our creekside haven and how Murrells Inlet has evolved over time. Might be much like anyplace when you think about it because we all have old photographs and we can all remember because old photo’s represent little pieces of our time. Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc. Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.

Walking around in Murrells Inlet

In spite of the nice new bright yellow signs prominently attached to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk signs there was a fender bender this morning on Business 17.  As I was enjoying my morning tea the loud crash certainly spelled trouble to me which got me thinking that even though efforts are underway to make the Murrells Inlet waterfront more pedestrian friendly, it clearly seems more needs to be done.

After spending last weekend on Bald Head Island with no cars in sight it wasn’t long before we realized that the absence of cars certainly makes for heavenly relaxation.  No doubt we are addicted to our cars but when you come to visit Murrells Inlet for lunch or dinner the best way to see our waterfront is on foot.

So maybe when the next great idea comes along for how to make the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk area safer for pedestrians perhaps the idea of parking the cars and enjoying the area by foot will come to mind.  It is after all the best way to enjoy the beauty of Murrells Inlet besides being in a boat that is.  Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc.  Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.

The Inlet Wave of Freedom

Betty Jo & Alex Sing in Murrells Inlet

Today as I celebrate “Riding the Inlet Wave of Freedom” and the 4th of July I can’t help but take stock in how fortunate I am to live and work in Murrells Inlet as did many generations of my family before me. My granddaddy having the foresight to make his home along the creekfront allowed my father to do what he loved and become a pioneer in the fishing industry with the Capt. Alex. Not to be outdone my mother may very well have owned and operated one of the first women owned marina’s on the South Carolina coast at Inlet Port Marina in Murrells Inlet.

While these former Inlet Icons are gone and the locations of the thriving family businesses of yesterday are now the very parking lots that allow visitors to access the Inlet I am so proud of my Heritage and thankful for all the sacrafice that occurred to make us all Free.

So today as I celebrate the “Inlet Wave of Freedom” I am very thankful that my family decided that Murrells Inlet was the best place for them to land and that they had the freedom to make choices and follow their passions in this wonderful place I call home. I am also thankful to have been given the honor to be able to help many families find homes they love in Murrells Inlet and share this wonderful place with anyone who will listen. God Bless America and God Bless Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc. Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.

A Murrells Inlet Fourth of July

When it comes to celebrating our independence Murrells Inlet certainly knows how to roll out the welcome mat and is home to some of the best July 4th celebrations on the Grand Strand. Much more than just the Seafood Capital of South Carolina the Murrells Inlet community is home to 2 great events on the 4th of July and the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade and Fireworks celebration are always crowd pleasers.

What started as a few friends celebrating the 4th on the creek has turned into one of the most popular and well attended parades on the water in Murrells Inlet. I was on a sailboat that year and it was great fun but certainly a much smaller event than it is today. There was no Marshwalk for spectators and Garden City participation was much more limited.

July 4th 2011 marks the 28th annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade and boats will line up for the parade leaving the Garden City point at 10:00 a.m. Over the years the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade themes have proved to be quite an inspiration for the entrants and this year’s “Ride the Inlet Wave of Freedom’ is sure to inspire many more as both boats and boat docks from Garden City to Murrells Inlet are decorated to compete for the Murrells Inlet top prize and bragging rights as the best!

The popularity of the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade has grown every year and while viewing is possible from at private homes in Garden City and peeks from Marlin Quay Marina the best place to view the parade is along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Want to hang out all day and have a seat for the festivities check in at Bubba’s Love Shack or Capt. Dave’s Dockside and ask about the $50 rocking chair rental with all proceeds going to Murrells Inlet 2020.

The Marshwalk is also one of the best public viewing locations for the Murrells Inlet Fireworks extravaganza that will start at 10 p.m. This years fireworks are set to be bigger and better than ever and when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is definately the place to be.

Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar

When it comes to seafood done right and southern hospitality from gracious hosts you will not find a better place on the Grand Strand then Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar in Murrells Inlet. Located near Morse Park with great creek views on the outdoor deck or inside the cozy dining room Russell’s can’t be beat for an excellent meal and great service.

In the early 90’s in what was left of Nance’s Bar after Hugo destroyed the creekfront restaurant Russell Vereen set about doing what he has always done when he established Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar. The Vereen family has a long history of serving up great seafood and once inside you are bound to get a glimpse of that history from the many relics decorating the interior.

Be sure to pay attention to daily specials as the Hog Snapper is delicious and not to be missed if it is on the menu.
From the moment you enter the door until you say your good byes Russell & Karen Vereen and the staff at Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar are sure to make you feel welcome. Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc. Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.

Bubbas Love Shack

If you have ever strolled down the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk you could not miss ‘Bubba Love’ sitting on a bench with a seat just for you. 24/7 the wooded statue looks over the entry to the creek front walkway and welcomes you to take a load off and soak in goat island and great views beyond. The statue carved out by local artist Lee Arthur perfectly captures the essence of ‘Bubba Love’ and restaurateur Dave Owens carved out a niche with Bubbas Love Shack on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.

From the moment you enter Bubbas Love Shack you can follow the story of ‘Bubba Love’ from goat tender to oyster catcher and everything in between spread out in the many photographs that cover the walls. Nothing fancy here at ‘Bubbas’ everyone feels right at home in the laid back atmosphere and first welcome from another wooden statue of this Murrells Inlet Icon.

If you are looking for fresh local seafood with no frills and fast friendly service with a lot of love ‘Bubbas Love Shack’ is the place. Serving lunch and dinner daily on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Best kept secrets: Friday lunch special of fried flounder with slaw and fries is a great bargin. Take a break in the brightly colored rocking chairs outside on the creek and soak it in!