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Cocktails, a History

No matter how pretty or sophisticated it may look, that slice of fruit or a few skewered olives doesn’t make the drink. Neither does a splash of soda or juice when added to a liquor. Thought to be an American creation, cocktails find a bulk of their inspiration from...

Non Traditional Items

When you walk into Pawley’s Raw Bar you are immediately greeted with the smells of a seaside raw bar. You gather hints of fresh and cooked seafood, the smell of Old Bay seasonings, and hot sauce. The sounds of happiness and laughter coming from the bar as the...

Tuna

Once considered too fishy and low class, tuna has rapidly climbed in importance in the seafood markets.  But how did this once inexpensive fish, best known as a lunch box staple and a way to feed our troops during wartime, become a high-class offering?  We are about...

She-Crab Soup

Characterized by rich, creamy, delicious bites of Atlantic Blue Crab meat, She-Crab Soup is a popular offering in South Carolina. Where did it come from? Who created it? How do you know that it is good? Stick with us. This month's blog focuses on this delightful dish...

What to Eat in January

It is January. Blah. Even along the Grand Strand, it is cold, the days are short, and the weather is so frequently miserable that you have little choice but to remain indoors. Thanks to what can feel like the long toil of winter, our immune systems, and mental health...

Platters

Let’s talk platters! Food platters are a main dish or a combination of main dishes accompanied by side dishes. These meals got their nickname from the plate they are served on. At Pawley’s Raw Bar we love platters. Even though they take up a very small amount of real...

The Happiest Hours of the Week

Happy hour is a long-held tradition in the United States. It is believed to have started as early as 1914. At Pawley's Raw Bar we are happy to have happy hour. Just like so many things we do, our Happy Hour is unique to us. Let's talk about some of the special...

Oyster Roasts

Oysters are one of those few food items that split people into two categories. Oysters are not "on the fence" food. It's kind of like pineapple on pizza: you either love it or hate it. (If you are curious, yes pineapple belongs on pizza! Check out a recent blog on...

Surf & Turf

Combining steak and seafood far predates the term “Surf & Turf” but the dish has become a critically important menu offering at seafood restaurants and steakhouses alike. For our blog this month, let’s discuss this amazing pairing, its origin, and its history....

Rum, A Low-Country Favorite

Rum-based drinks are extremely popular whether you are on the beach, on a boat, or sitting in your favorite restaurant. Rum drinks invoke that feeling of pure relaxation or take you back to relive memories of that perfect vacation. Native to the Caribbean, it is easy...