Over Valentine’s Day, we took a quick three day weekend trip to Myrtle Beach for some rest and relaxation. I was hoping it would also mean warm walks on the beach and enjoying the sunshine, but the weather had sometime to say about that. It was COLD! It hovered around 35 degrees both days we were there, and when that ocean wind hit your face, it felt like it was about 5!
It was definitely colder than I would have liked, but we did see some of that glorious sunshine! (only to come home this week to an ice storm!)
We are owners with Wyndham Resorts, so we stayed at the Towers on the Grove in North Myrtle Beach. Staying at a Wyndham Resort means we always have a full kitchen which is nice when you’re trying to vacation on a budget. After arriving at our destination, our first stop is always a grocery store!
We will usually grab cereal for breakfast and sandwich makings. Then, we will go out only once a day. It really cuts down on the food costs during our vacations.
On the first day we were there, I was able to enjoy my Chocolate Chex cereal outside on the balcony. It was a little chilly, but I enjoyed every minute of it!
We went out twice to eat. For Valentine’s Day, I knew we weren’t going to want a super fancy meal. Sometimes I think I have a palate of a child. If you stack my food, I’m not eating it. I don’t care about presentation. I care if the juice from my meat is going into my vegetable you’ve got at the bottom of the stack! Ok, rant over… 🙂
That being said, we decided to go to Cheeseburger in Paradise. I had always heard that they had really good gluten free hambugers. We tried to get one while on vacation in Destin, FL a couple of years ago. But when I called before we left to confirm they offered them, they said they had just sold the last bun. 🙁 So, needless to say, I had a hankering.
When we got there, I got the gluten free menu and was amazed at how many choices I had! It was a double sided menu with the drinks and desserts (They only offered a vanilla or strawberry shake.) on the back. Definitely not the slim pickings I’m used to!
I ordered the All-American burger with gluten free fries and mayo on the side.
The bun was delicious. It was warm and soft and didn’t have that gummy texture of most gluten free buns I have tried. I was pleasantly surprised. If I were to compare it to something, the bun was much better than Red Robin’s, but the burger itself was just OK. The fries were great. I just wish there had been more. 😉
The second time we went out, we met some friends for breakfast. It wasn’t at a gluten friendly restaurant, so I didn’t take any pictures. It was also a buffet, so I just had to be really careful about what I ate. So, I stuck to the basics — scrambled eggs and bacon.
What are your favorite gluten free restaurants in Myrtle Beach? I’ve heard good things about Margaritaville, but I haven’t been there. I’d love to know if anyone has tried their gluten free brownie sundae! Yum!