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KMERC Oct 29, 2008 07:02 AM

Louis's was always one of the few places I never missed when I went to visit my parents in Myrtle Beach, and now my dad tells me he heard they had either closed. Can anybody local either confirm or hopefully deny this? I was also looking forward to trying Oroboso's on an upcoming visit, but I just saw something on the internet about them closing too. Does anybody know about that?
I hardly ever see SeaBlue mentioned on the board, but my mom really loves it and is wanting to take me there - what do you guys think?

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    BlueHerons Oct 29, 2008 03:43 PM

    SeaBlue is one of those hidden gems that everyone raves about but I haven't eaten there.

    Yes, Louis shut his doors and Maverick Southern Kitchens has taken over the lease.

    Don't know about Orobasas but he is quite wealthy from real estate investments and doesn't have to work.

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      LGD Oct 30, 2008 04:17 PM

      As a frequent visitor to the area, I have missed SeaBlue and Orobasas. Please tell me more and also where they are located. Thanks. I just received an e-mail from Frank's at Pawleys with the new fall menu and all I can see it "yum"

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        LaLa Nov 3, 2008 03:43 PM

        I was down in the Hammock Shops last week and they are doing a lot of work on the old Louis....It did have a coming soon sign with the Maverick Logo.

        Try Salt Creek ...it is my favorite new find.

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          LGD Nov 3, 2008 04:35 PM

          I second Salt Creek. It is a treat

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            LaLa Nov 5, 2008 11:45 AM

            Maverick issued a press release about the new restaurant :

            CHARLESTON, S.C. – One of South Carolina’s most celebrated restaurant companies will soon be dishing up its Maverick cuisine on the Waccamaw Neck. Maverick Southern Kitchens, a nationally recognized restaurant and hospitality management company based in Charleston, South Carolina is developing a new restaurant located in the Hammock Shops Village on Ocean Highway (US 17) in Pawleys Island.

            The restaurant will be conceptually similar to Slightly North of Broad, the company’s flagship location in Charleston and a member of the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Adaptations for décor and specific menu items will be made to reflect the culture and environment of Pawleys Island, one of the country’s oldest seaside resort communities. The opening date is targeted for early January 2009.

            “This is an exciting opportunity to match our great food and hospitality to an upscale, quality-conscious marketplace,” says Dick Elliott, founder and principal owner of Maverick Southern Kitchens and the state’s 2008 Restaurateur of the Year (awarded by the Hospitality Association of South Carolina). “The resident population is growing rapidly and the Hammock Shops is one of the most popular visitor attractions on the Grand Strand.”

            “We actually have a strong presence in the area from Georgetown to Murrells Inlet,” says Elliott. “We see many residents of Debordieu, Pawleys and Litchfield in our Charleston restaurants on a regular basis. Upstate folks who dine at High Cotton in Greenville are looking forward to dining with us when they spend time at their places at Pawleys Island and Litchfield. We’ll work hard to continue to earn their business.”

            Renovations for the new location began in September with plans that include enhancement of both indoor and outdoor dining areas, kitchen re-design, and improvements to the overall structure. New layouts for each dining room and the porch will allow for more accessible guest flow, increased light, and attractive seating options throughout. Installation of an elevator will provide new access to a beautifully refurbished second floor.

            Maverick Southern Kitchens owns and operates a collection of unique restaurants, an inn, and a kitchen store and culinary school. While individually distinctive, the restaurants specialize in Lowcountry and Southern regional cuisine from local sources, available at moderate prices, in settings that are attractive, comfortable, and meticulously designed with a guest’s entire dining experience in mind.

            The properties are: Slightly North of Broad (downtown Charleston); High Cotton, Maverick Bar & Grill (downtown Charleston and downtown Greenville); Charleston Cooks! (downtown Charleston); and Old Village Post House (Mt. Pleasant, SC).

            Maverick Southern Kitchens brings to Pawleys Island the same dedication to cuisine and hospitality which have long distinguished them as a leader in the industry. Since its inception, the properties of Maverick Southern Kitchens have achieved numerous awards and national acclaim; properties have been profiled in such publications as Traditional Home Magazine, The New York Times, Southern Living, USA Today, Food Arts, Bon Appetit, Charleston Magazine and more.

            Elliott and the company’s executive chef Frank Lee have strong family ties to the area. Georgetown County was home to the family of Elliott’s father. Chef Lee, one of the most celebrated chefs in the Southeast, spend many summers on Pawleys Island with his family at the home of his aunt Arnie

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              Cpt Wafer Nov 6, 2008 08:01 AM

              I have been wondering when they would open. Thank you for posting that.

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                BlueHerons Nov 7, 2008 09:49 AM

                Thanks for the update!

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                  KMERC Nov 12, 2008 04:11 AM

                  thanks for all the info, even though it kind of confirmed some not good news.
                  anyway good news wise, I did end up eating at sea blue when I visited and had a enjoyed a pretty nice meal there. Although I do kind of have to think that what made it stand out was that it was in myrtle beach. In a more food inspired area or big city it might have more trouble standing out. Still, I'll put it on my list of places to eat when I'm in the area.

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                    LaLa Nov 12, 2008 08:17 AM

                    what else did you try in the area?

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            LaLa Nov 21, 2008 04:45 AM

            from myrtle beach restaurant news



            New home for Nigerian Lowcountry cuisine

            Orobosa Uwagbai, who used to have Orobosa's Lowcountry Cafe in Pawleys Island where Chive Blossom Cafe is now located, has found a new location for his restaurant. He has secured the spot at 926 Front St. in Georgetown that was the former location of Revolve restaurant.

            The new phone number is (843) 546-1619.

          3. Cpt Wafer Oct 29, 2008 07:27 AM

            Louis's and the Fish Camp are closed. Don't know about Oroboso's.

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              rehabitat Nov 3, 2008 01:24 PM

              You can still visit Louis's if you're ever heading to Vegas...

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                Cpt Wafer Nov 3, 2008 01:55 PM

                If that's the plan one had better hurry. I read Louis's Fish Camp has closed for remodeling. Usually not a good sign.

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                  Cpt Wafer Nov 29, 2008 03:44 PM

                  Just a quick update. Louis's Las Vegas (and Fish Camp) have closed. I hope Louis can recover quickly.

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                    BlueHerons Dec 1, 2008 07:58 AM

                    Wow. Wow. My husband and I are very close friends of Louis's best friend. Never even heard that coming.

                    Best of luck to Louis and Maureen.

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                      Cpt Wafer Dec 1, 2008 04:33 PM

                      BlueHerons, if you hear any news about what Louis will be doing please post back. Thanks a bunch.

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                        BlueHerons Jan 17, 2009 09:36 AM

                        Evidently Louis isn't doing that well which isn't surprising given how bad the economy is.

                        High Hammock opened Monday and tried to get there this week but wasn't able.

                        Will post a review hopefully soon.

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                          Cpt Wafer Jan 17, 2009 11:36 AM

                          I'm pulling hard for Louis. Looking forward to your review of High Hammock.

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                          bill schooley Feb 17, 2011 01:43 PM

                          Louis and Marlene are alive and doing well in Nashville Tennessee. He is guiding the opening of a new and really great restaurant, Fish and Company. You can still get the she crab soup and it is still as good as it was at the beach. He is also overseeing the food at Watermark which is one of Nashvilles finest.

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