South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club proudly announced the winners of the Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert and the People’s Choice Award from the recent Chilled & Grilled event held at Brunswick Community College. More than 500 people attended the event, which was a fund-raiser for the club to raise money for programs supporting the youth of Brunswick County. The People’s Choice Award was presented to Fibber McGee’s of Sunset Beach. The winner of the Best Appetizer was Pelican’s Perch of Ocean Isle Beach for their Drunken Chicken Soup. Second place in the category went to Purple Onion for their Crabcake Slider, and third place went to The Boundary House for their Boundary House Salad. The winner of the Best Entrée was Pelican’s Perch for their Seafood Lasagna. Second place went to The View at Bricklanding for their Seafood Risotto, and third place was awarded to Fibber McGee’s for their Shepherd’s Pie. Best Dessert was awarded to The Boundary House for their Bread Pudding. Second place went to Causeway Gourmet for their Five Spice Flourless Cake, and third place to The View at Brick Landing for their Chocolate Lava Cake. “This was our first annual Chilled & Grilled event and we are looking forward to holding it again next year. All of the food was delicious and our judges’ had a tough job choosing the winners,” commented Jen Vanasse, club president. The club hopes to attract even more area restaurants next year. Mark McKeithan, president-elect and event chairperson, stated, “We are grateful not only to the restaurants who participated but also to Silver Coast Winery, the Sonare musical group and to our major sponsors, The Brunswick Beacon and The Print Shoppe.” See more from this event in our Faces and Places section on page 96.

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