Just a few evenings ago, the wife and I traveled a little farther southward, ending up in peaceful Pawley’s
Island at Chive Blossom Café. This is one of those little eateries where locals gather to enjoy fresh, high-caliber seafood. It’s also one of those places where you don’t dare show up without a reservation. Don’t worry: I called ahead and got my name in the book, only I had to settle for a 6:30 reservation instead of the preferred 7 p.m. timeslot.
The ambiance at Chive Blossom is charming, romantic and cozy, albeit the tables are a bit too close together. Our server was attentive but lacked personality. Nevertheless, all was forgiven when he managed to point us toward a killer crab and Vidalia onion spread appetizer.
As for main courses, consider these tempting options: pan-seared scallops and shrimp with yellow stone-ground grits; black-pepper encrusted wild salmon; and grilled grouper with silver queen corn.