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Chef Jeff tastes tourism at Kingston Plantation and fills up a glass at Boom Boom Wine Room

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Chef Jeff and the Flip My Food crew is still in town cooking at restaurants across the Grand Strand and Wednesday they traveled to the north end of Myrtle Beach.

The first stop for Chef Jeff was at Kingston Plantation. Chef Jeff got a chance to cook but, he also got a taste of tourism, which is the real way to digest what Myrtle Beach has to offer.

Whether you want to stay at a Hilton Hotel, Embassy Suites or even a condo, Kingston Resort has it all. The 145 acre resort can hold up to 1,400 accommodations at any given time.

A draw for tourists is that it's located on the beach. On site, Kingston also has a water park, several pools, a health club and a huge group conference space. There are also several restaurants on property, two with ocean views.

The Marketing Manager Sabena Dayton said she thinks Chef Jeff chose to cook-up an episode of Flip My Food at the location to get a taste of the farm-to-table concept at the restaurant Vintage 12.

"We look for local ingredients here in the Myrtle Beach market, we go to fisheries in the area to get the first quality seafood, and of course produce available to be able to do our dishes here,” Dayton said. “I think he thought that's kind of unique for Myrtle Beach, let's test it out and see what they've got.

Dayton said, when the episodes of Flip My Food air, the exposure will be extremely valuable.

"I think that once we get the exposure of Vintage 12 and Kingston Plantation on air in several different markets, people are gonna say, you know we never really thought of that location for a vacation, lets check it out,” Dayton said.

Boom Boom Wine Room is another place people may want to check out after Chef Jeff.

The owner, Jennifer Stradtman, said the restaurant was born out of love of food, wine and travels all over the world.

“Were the only place in town currently that I’m aware of that has the wine tasting machine,” she said. “Everyone can experience a better quality of wine without having to commit to a full glass.”

Boom Boom Wine room is not just a place you can wine a bit, but also grab a bite to eat.

Chef Jeff got a chance to cook-up a smoked salmon fish dip and  Duck a l'Orange tacos. The restaurant’s tapas-style menu also includes gluten-free selections, and unique desserts.

Stradtman said she’s excited about what Boom Boom can take away from the chef’s visit.

“He has such a tremendous background, such tremendous accomplishments in his life, and I’m very happy to see that, happy to meet him in person but more than that I’m happy he’s here to see what we do and give us a few tips here and there maybe make us a little better in the end,” she said.

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