Posts Tagged ‘St Simons Island Restaurants’

Recap Of A Taste Of Glynn

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A Taste of Glynn was a huge success this year. Thank you to all of the restaurants and businesses who participated as well as everyone who came out to support The Glynn Community Crisis Center. This event would not be successful without everyone coming together for this great organization.

Here are the winners for each category:

Starters
1st - Zachry’s Seafood & Steak
2nd - Harris Teeter

Main Seafood
1st - Straton Hall Events
2nd - Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Main International
1st - Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
2nd – Jekyll Convention Center

BBQ
1st - Straton Hall Events
2nd - Southern Soul Barbeque

Dessert
1st – Zeppelin Cafe
2nd - Wee Pub North

People’s Choice
1st – Straton Hall Events
2nd – Zachry’s Seafood & Steak

Tablescape
1st - King & Prince Seafood
2nd – Harris Teeter

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince Resort

Silent Auction Items at Taste of Glynn

Chef Jason at Taste of Glynn

 

Zachry's at Taste of Glynn

 

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince

A Taste of Glynn at The King and Prince

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A Taste of Glynn

Every March, The King and Prince plays host to one of Glynn County’s premier events: A Taste of Glynn. This annual event raises money for the Glynn Community Crisis Center while celebrating the diverse culinary talent located in our area. Restaurants and chefs offer samples of their food for those attending the event and it is a great way to sample the culinary offerings of our community all in one great location!  Along with tasting delicious food, there will be a celebrity chef and a silent auction. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the website for A Taste of Glynn.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Suntrust Bank (on St. Simons Island), Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Hattie’s Books, McGarvey’s Wee Pub, Name Brand Consignments and The Glynn Community Crisis Center office.

Learn About Locally-Sourced Ingredients in our Restaurant

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Tapping into the local farms while creating new menus was a no-brainer for our Executive Chef Jason Brumfiel. He understands the importance in providing restaurant patrons with the freshest ingredients while supporting our neighbors. We are excited to be featuring many local farms and seafood markets on the menu at ECHO Oceanside Restaurant and Lounge. Here are some of the names and products you can expect to see featured on our menus.

Sunset Farms of Valdosta, GA has been owned and operated by the Carroll family since 1918. Founder Walter W. Carroll started by selling two sides of beef a week to a local meat market in Valdosta, GA. In 1932, his son James D. Carroll joined him and together they purchased the land where they still sit today. Although the family had long been a supplier of meat to the surrounding areas, it was a sausage recipe created in 1969 that would become the pride of the company. To this day, that same tried and true recipe is still being used to make their famous sausage. Some of their products include; Beef sausage links, fresh ground sausage, boneless ham steaks, Chitlins, Chicken Sausage, bacon and specialty made private label sausages. All of their products are gluten free.

 

Gayla’s Grits is owned and operated by Kevin & Gayla Shaw of Lakeland, GA. Kevin is a local farmer who produces corn, cotton, peanuts, wheat and olives. The grits were born from an idea they had in 1997 to grind corn into grits for their own consumption and to give as gifts to friends at Christmastime. Today, they produce all-natural grits by growing corn with 100% non-GMO heirloom seeds.

 

GA Olive FarmsGA Olive Farms began in 2009 when five farmers in Southeast Georgia had a dream of resurrecting olive production in the Southeastern United States. Because of that dream, they are proud to harvest the first olives east of the Mississippi since the 1800′s. 99% of the olive oil used in America is imported and most of the 1% that is produced in the United States is from California but Georgia Olive Farms is proud to be part of that 1%. They are based out of Lakeland, GA and supply some of the freshest olive products on the East Coast. Their olive offerings include: Arbequina & Chef’s Blend olive oils and olive trees.

St. Simons Island Restaurant Guide – Part 1

Friday, November 15th, 2013

St. Simons Island is a food-lovers paradise. From fresh seafood to restaurants using farm-to-table ingredients, you can dine like royalty at many spots on St. Simons Island. Here are some of our picks for places to dine (along with some favorite menu items) when you are on Island Time.

Crabdaddys Seafood

 

1) Crabdaddy’s Seafood- Located just a block from The King and Prince, this island landmark always serves up delicious seafood and great service! Crabdaddy’s is a favorite among resort guests and locals. Staff Pick: Try the Teriyaki Steak & Scallops for their take on “Surf & Turf.”

 

 

 

Brogens

 

 

2) Brogen’s- If you are looking for a fun, casual place to catch the game and grab a bite to eat, Brogen’s is the place to go. They have a great selection of burgers, salads and sandwiches and their menu will not disappoint. Their prime location in the pier village area makes Brogen’s a great location to grab a bite and then do some shopping or people watching. Staff Pick: The Mushroom-Swiss Burger.

 

 

 

Halyards Restaurant St Simons Island

3) Halyards & Tramici- Whether you are in the mood for seafood or rustic Italian cuisine, executive chef and owner Dave Snyder has you covered. Halyards highlights a seasonal dinner menu full of fresh catches that were caught locally earlier that day and farm fresh produce. Tramici serves both lunch and dinner in a fun atmosphere. Enjoy fresh baked bread while you wait for your delectable entrees to arrive and whatever you do, don’t forget dessert! Staff Picks: Halyards- Try a cup of the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque followed by an entrée of Wild Georgia Shrimp with Gayla’s Grits. Tramici- Order a large bowl of P.E.I. Mussels to share and don’t forget about their homemade pizza.

 

 

blackwater grill4) Blackwater Grill- Located in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island, Blackwater Grill is a treat for your taste buds with their Cajun and coastal cuisine. Their spicy and savory menu items have kept locals coming back for over 13 years! Staff Pick: Crawfish Etoufee.

 

Family Fun on your Georgia Beach Vacation

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Jeff & Stephanie Sylva recently joined us on a press trip.  Their focus was on how families can enjoy a visit to the Golden Isles and The King and Prince.  Their article, Southern Charms at The King and Prince Golf Resort, tells us why our community is an excellent place to take the family for a beach vacation –  activities, dining and recreational pursuits abound.

During our four-day stay at The King and Prince we were treated like old friends by, not only the attentive resort staff, but by everyone we met throughout the island. We didn’t simply feel like tourists being welcomed for their business; but rather we felt welcomed as guests of the island community, invited to share in the tranquil beauty of this quaint island.

Main Resort Pool at The King and Prince

Main Pool Complex at The King and Prince Resort

Read the rest of this and more of Jeff and Stephanie’s stories on Family Travel Forum.

BBQ and a Bike Ride – a Southern Island Adventure!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Annette White visited us recently, and she nixed the idea of R&R on her free time, opting instead for a beach bike ride.  She also walked a block away from the resort to the scrumptious Beachcomber BBQ for dinner one night – complete with red wine in a plastic cup!

Read on, and we dare you to not feel the beach breeze and taste the tangy BBQ…

 

Don’t Click on This if You’re Hungry!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Okay, so either you’re not hungry, or you’re a glutton for punishment.  Take a look at Christine Garvin’s culinary journey in pictures and words for a “taste” of what awaits your palate on your next Georgia beach vacation!  We serve the best of what Southern cuisine has to offer – low country boil, shrimp n’ grits, biscuits, Savannah Bee Honey…  If the mere idea of these delightful dishes makes your mouth water, it’s time to call and book your next trip, and bring an empty tummy!

Low Country Boil

Southern Low Country Boil

Georgia On My Mind… Chic Savvy Travels

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Chantel Guertin visited The King and Prince recently, and posted about her experience on www.chicsavvytravels.com.  Visit her website at www.chantelguertin.com and follow her on Twitter @chantelguertin.

St. Simons Island blends the best of the Deep South with the East Coast. Halfway between Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia, fly into either airport and make the hour drive to the island.

Where to stay
The King & Prince is the only waterfront resort on the island. Originally opened as a seaside dance club in 1935, it now offers oceanfront suites, beach villas or resort residences (ideal for larger families).

To read more of her article, click here.

 

The King and Prince Shines in Southern Food Festivals

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The King and Prince culinary staff has had a busy September!  The kitchen buzzed with activity through the constant flow of fall travelers, conventions, weddings and other gatherings.  In addition, they had the pleasure of participating in two local festivals – the Shrimp and Grits Festival and the inaugural St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival.

On the Friday night of the Shrimp & Grits festival, our staff worked tirelessly to prepare one of our signature dishes for the voting masses.  Their hard work paid off when we won the People’s Choice award for Best Vendor!

On the next weekend, Chef Jeff and his team showcased several delicious treats, including Cajun Wild Georgia Shrimp Skewers on Sweet Corn Salsa, for the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival.

This Festival, whose proceeds went to benefit  Hospice of the Golden Isles, asked our own Food & Beverage Director Vinny D’Agostino to be their master mixologist.  With the help of our talented bartenders, Vinny introduced festival goers to our signature cocktails, featuring 13th Colony Southern Corn Whisky, among others.

We can hardly wait until next year!

The Royal Treatment

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Diane Leone enjoyed “The Royal Treatment” on her recent visit to The King and Prince.   For Jacksonville Magazine, she writes about her experiences – from our delicious Eggs Benedict to Shrimpin’ aboard the Lady Jane – all on “island time”!

Southern Cuisine, Ocean Breezes, and History — All at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island
By Diane Leone

It’s almost impossible not to feel a bit like royalty while staying at The King and Prince. It’s not just the sparkling water in the sprawling pool area or the ocean breeze from the blue Atlantic just outside your room — it’s also the history of the resort, having started in 1935 as a private dance club only to become The King and Prince Hotel in 1941. And the royal feel continues as you learn the history of St. Simons and enjoy the Southern hospitality of the local residents and business owners. They are on “island time” and it won’t be long before you are, too. Soon you’ll never want to leave this paradise.

Attending the four-day “Southern Culinary Cuisine” event at The King and Prince is an amazing treat.

With the recent addition of Executive Chef Jeff Kaplan, The King and Prince has succeeded in creating an exceptional Southern Cuisine experience for its guests. Chef Kaplan embraces the “Food to Table Movement.” This was apparent from the first evening, when the menu included inventive drinks from Georgia’s 13th Colony Distillery, an amazing spread of artisan cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy (Thomasville, GA) paired with local honeys and jams, delicious White Georgia Shrimp & Grits, melt-in-your-mouth crème brûlée with fresh Georgia peaches, and buttery Chardonnay made from the Muscadine grape (compliments of Georgia’s Still Pond Winery).

You will awake to the sound of the ocean waves hitting the beach. Don’t miss a chance to watch the sunrise over the ocean before you make your way to the culinary delight that awaits you for breakfast. One such dish is Chef Kaplan’s take on traditional eggs benedict, a delightful meal with perfectly poached eggs resting on fried green tomatoes, bacon, and goat cheese on top of English muffins.

Although you could simply      spend the day at the edge of the ocean or at the pool, basking in the sun and sampling the Southern fare, there are activities to explore on St. Simons that will help you burn some calories so you can enjoy more Southern Cuisine delights. One such option is The King and Prince Golf Course, designed by architect Joe Lee; the course is famous for a group of four spectacular signature holes delicately situated in the marsh. Watch for the eagle nest and alligators if the grand 300-year-old oaks with moss hanging lazily off their limbs are not enough to capture your attention while experiencing this beautiful golf course. If you want to see the island and hear stories of its history, take a trolley tour with Cap Fendig, whose family has resided on St. Simons since the 1800s.

To really feel the local vibe of the fresh food you are tasting, take the Let’s Go Shrimpin’ tour on the Lady Jane shrimp boat, where you’ll have the chance to touch the bounty hauled up from the water. Experience the thrill of seeing all of the different fish, sharks, shrimp, and stingrays. During our excursion, a sea turtle was caught in the nets (it’s rare for this to happen), great to see but always put back in the water. Everything caught is put back after guests get to touch, hold, and photograph the catch, except for the shrimp, because the trademark white shrimp are boiled up for guests to dine on before departing the Lady Jane.

For a truly local feel, consider Southern Soul Barbeque, a casual place with benches outside where you can smell the ribs, chicken, pulled pork and killer ‘sides’ cooking. The restaurant has nationwide appeal (featured on shows such as Diners, Drive-ins and Dives).

Don’t miss a visit to Palmer’s Village Café where you’ll find delightful locally-sourced dishes with a beautiful backdrop of local artists’ paintings. The art makes the café feel light and airy and it’s for sale if you find a piece you just have to have. Palmer’s offers up creative breakfast dishes such as a mini biscuit with café sausage and pimento cheese — a Southern tradition — or challah French toast and blueberry orange compote with warm, fresh maple syrup.

While on the island, you simply cannot afford to miss a meal at the award-winning Halyards restaurant, where Chef Dave Snyder features a “seafood demo” with 10-15 varieties of local fish. Our menu included grilled whole shrimp with salsa, sautéed flounder with caramelized vidalia crab scampi butter, oysters grilled with garlic oil and chimichurri, and much more. It’s a must-experience local eatery.

The delightful Sugar Marsh Cottage, located just 13 miles from Brunswick, offered an amazing chocolate tasting, complete with information on how to rate chocolate. This was wonderful — and yet there was more! A honey sampling from Savannah Bee Company was truly an inspiring experience. Who knew there were so many delectable types of honey?

To round out your gourmet sampling of the incredible Southern Culinary Cuisine event, find Food and Beverage Director Mr. Vinny D’Agostino to get his recipe for homemade limoncello. Not only does this Italian after-dinner liqueur aid in digestion, it’s smooth and sublime.

 

At the end of the day, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, along with St. Simons Island, are worth experiencing. You’ll find yourself on island time in no time at all.

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