Fore! Food finds for PGA Championship Week
By | Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A “PGA Culinary Event” at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will address athletic appetites, offering:
A seaside buffet at the Loggerhead Grill, with service through Saturday. Bringing a whole new meaning to “water hazard,” the restaurant has views of the Atlantic Ocean. On the buffet table: seafood, meats, salads and desserts. The cost is $42; kids 4-12 pay $15. Call 768-6253.
An oyster roast and barbecue at Mingo Point, which will be available through Saturday. Enjoy a taste of the Lowcountry with roasted oysters, pulled pork, smoked chicken, roasted oysters and an assortment of Southern sides. The cost is $38; kids 4-12 pay $22.95. Call 768-2121, ext. 81829.
The Steak and Skins Buffet will be new for this year’s tournament. Steaks will be served hot off the grill, and “skins,” the potato kind, will be wood-roasted and topped to order. The cost is $38.95; kids 4-12 pay $22.95. Call 800-654-2924.
If you have not planned ahead for the resort dining rooms, a minimal number of reservations are available at the following locations: Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary, Tomasso at Turtle Point Clubhouse, Cherrywood BBQ and Alehouse at Osprey Point Clubhouse and The Ocean Room, Prime Steakhouse at The Sanctuary and the Sushi Lounge at The Ocean Room.
Go to www.kiawahresort.com.
If you’re not looking to make reservations, these may be your go-to spots, as reservations are not required:
The Gourmet Express Stop at The Sanctuary, 768-2121, ext. 86276
Kiawah’s Market and Cafe at East Beach Village, 768-2775
Lowcountry Classic Kitchen at West Beach Village, 768-2705
Poolside in the “heart” of Night Heron Park, 768-2121
The Loggerhead Grill at The Sanctuary, 768-6253
The Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary, 768-2121
The staff at the resort also will help you with your dining questions. For additional information or reservations, call the Kiawah Island Golf Resort at 800-654-2924 or the Villa Concierge at 768-2790. Reservations also can be made through Leisure Services at 768-6253.
At the Championship
Firefly Distillery is hitting the green at The Ocean Course and will have its products available at the Wannamaker Club Tent throughout the week.
Serving up Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon and the three flavors of Sea Island Rum — Gold Rum, Java Rum and Spice Rum — Firefly Distillery is on Wadmalaw Island and is the largest distillery in the state.
In addition to being at The Ocean Course, folks can take advantage of Firefly drink specials at Red’s Icehouse at 98 Church St. in Mount Pleasant and at Bohicket Marina during Championship Week. Call 388-0003 or go to www.redsicehouse.com.
Close to Kiawah
Check out Freshfields Village, just outside the gate to Seabrook and Kiawah islands, for the following events during Championship Week:
The Hook and Ladder Draft House will feature cold beer and fresh-from-the-grill burgers. Hours are 9 a.m-9 p.m. through Sunday with food available 11 a.m.-8 p.m. From 4-8 p.m., music will be available from Luke Wade, Josh Weathers and Chris Hawkes.
SeaCoast Sports will sponsor a tournament tent with food, beverages and live coverage of the PGA Championship. Duvall Catering will provide salads, sandwiches and other boxed goodies for purchase. The tent will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. through Sunday.
The 19th Hole Pavilion is an open-air bar sponsored by Michelob Ultra, Pearlstine Distributors and King Street Grille. Find them beside the Coastal Palms Island Apparel shop. Gilligan’s Restaurant will be on board serving food tonight, Friday and Saturday nights. Anheuser-Busch beers will be on the daily menu, as well as live coverage of the tournament.
Local food trucks will gather by the Freshfields Village lake 4-10 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Look for Taco Boy, Pot Kettle Black, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, Jim ’N Nick’s and Happy Camper SnoBalls.
Check out www.FreshfieldsVillage.com/PGA/94th or call 768-6491.
On the peninsula
’Cesca is open for lunch throughout the tournament and plans to have its flat-screen TV’s tuned in to the tournament. The kitchen will stay open until 11 p.m. for dinner each night. On the Sunday of the finals, ’Cesca will offer a “PGA Brunch Special” of one complementary bloody mary or mimosa for brunch guests. ’Cesca welcomes walk-ins, and reservations are available for large parties during Championship Week. ’Cesca is at 5 Faber St. Call 718-2580
Social Restaurant + Wine Bar’s kitchen will remain open until midnight each night during the tournament. Guests can enjoy any of the entrees or pizzas from the wood-fired oven. Social is at 188 East Bay St. Call 577-5665.
82 Queen will feature a drink special for the week of the PGA Championship, and it should come as no surprise that it is the Arnold Palmer, featuring Belvedere Lemon Tea vodka, fresh-brewed tea and lemonade. The restaurant is at 82 Queen St. Call 723-7591 or go to www.82queen.com.
In celebration of the PGA Championship taking place, Peninsula Grill is offering a sweet treat for fans all month long. Taking a sweet twist on the Arnold Palmer, Peninsula Grill will be serving up a vanilla bean and citrus cheesecake, with Firefly Sweet Tea reduction and fresh raspberries. This custom-made dessert will be served through Aug. 31. Peninsula Grill is at 112 N. Market St. Call 723-0700.