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Contents Water Festival Issue 2011

Have A

Wonderful Holiday Its time to dust off the Christmas lights, pull out the Christmas tree ornaments and spend many hours shopping around for a gift for each of your loved ones. Yes, its Christmas time again, and time to do all those things that have such special meaning to your family during the holidays. As children we spend Christmas with our parents carrying out the family traditions, whether it’s when we decorate the tree, an ornament with special meaning or a recipe passed down for generations for Christmas dinner. As we get older we eventually make our own family traditions. Though often they are somewhat reminiscent of the ones we grew up with, we put our own special touches on them to make new memories to share with our spouses, children and grandchildren. It adds meaning to the true spirit of the holidays. Beaufort itself has some great Christmas traditions. There’s The Night on the Town and the lighting of the town Christmas tree, The Christmas Parade and Churches that carry out their own Christmas Pageant or nativity scene. As Christmas comes to us and with the New Year looming ahead I have to wonder what’s in store for the next year. I’d like to see the economy take a turn for the better in the New Year, but then wouldn’t we all? I’d like our troops to come home from war torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. I think everybody wants to loose 10 pounds so that’s a given. I want to lose 20. Whatever we do for our Christmas traditions and whatever we each wish for the New Year, may all of you have a Wonderful Holiday and I wish you all peace, love and prosperity in the year 2012!

Tides / Sanctuary Golf Course Beaufort River & Fripp Island Inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Editor’s Letter: Have A Wonderful Holiday . . . . . . . . . . .3 Visitors Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Town of Port Royal / Historically Speaking: Holiday Traditions of South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Downtown Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Sea Island Festival Activities & Events . . . . . . . .8 Dining & Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 10, 11 Recipes: Staff Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Shopping & Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Dining & Market Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Sea Island Maps: Beaufort, Port Royal & The Surrounding Islands . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Bitty’s Flowers / The Chocolate Tree . . . . . . . . .16

Cover was shot at Sweet Bay, Historic Downtown Beaufort.

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. - Peg Bracken

Photos by: John Pilgreen

Tony Santagati Publisher Pam Johnson Advertising Consultant 34 Sams Point Road Beaufort, S.C. 29907 (843) 522-2111 Out of Town/Toll Free: 1-800-868-6856

Sea Island Scene Pu b l i s h e r

Member of Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce

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Sea Island Scene Magazine published by Sands Publishing Company, 34 Sams Point Rd, Beaufort, SC 29907, a division of Sands, Inc. Copyright ©2011 Sands Publishing Company. Reproduction of any artwork or copy prepared by Sands Publishing Company is strictly prohibited without written consent of the publisher, Anthony S. (“Tony”) Santagati, Jr. Sea Island Scene Magazine is published and distributed “Free” every four weeks. Neither the advertisers nor the publisher will be responsible for misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, etc., herein contained.

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oceanfront maritime forest with showers, biking and nature trails. For camping info and lighthouse hours call (843) 838-2011. JOHN MARK VERDIER HOUSE Within the town of Beaufort are 90 historic homes and buildings. The earliest of these dates back to the early 1700’s. Beaufort’s only historic home open the the public is the John Mark Verdier House located in Historic Downtown at 801 Bay Street and is an excellent example of a federal-style house. Open Mon-Sat for guided tours. For tickets call (843) 379-6335. PARRIS ISLAND RECRUIT DEPOT MUSEUM An all-encompassing view of the history of Parris Island. Exhibits range from the attempted colonization by the Spanish in 1521 to photographic depictions of the recruit training process. Free admission, open to the public daily 10-4pm. For tours call (843) 228-2951.

BEAUFORT NATIONAL CEMETERY Located on Carteret Street, it was one of the first cemeteries established during the Civil War, it is one of the few that contains both Confederate and Union dead. CHAPEL OF EASE Located on Lands End Road, St. Helena Island, this tiny church was built in 1748 for the convenience of plantation owners to attend church. The church was damaged by forest fire in 1886 and is an excellent example of tabby construction.

SHELDON CHURCH RUINS Built in 1746, this church was burned during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt, and again burned during the Civil War. The ruins are located on Sheldon Road. State Hwy 21, fifteen miles from Beaufort. ST. HELENA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH (circa 1724) Traces it’s origin to the founding of St. Helena’s Parish in 1712 and has classic colonial interior. Of particular interest is the graveyard, whose tombstones served as operating tables during the Civil War. Located at 501 Church Street, Historic Downtown.

FORT FREMONT HISTORICAL PARK A unique, unspoiled example of a Spanish American War Era fortification in a beautiful natural setting with many diverse habitats. Located on St. Helena Island, the Fort Fremont 15 acre site was purchased by Beaufort County through the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Program and the Trust for Public Lands as a historic site and public park. HENRY C. CHAMBERS WATERFRONT PARK The Waterfront Park includes a playground for children, swinging benches, a marina, and waterfront stroll. Craft and Farmers Market open Wednesdays (seasonal). HUNTING ISLANDLIGHTHOUSE & STATE PARK A breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding islands can be viewed from Hunting Island’s 132' tall lighthouse. The state park beach is four miles long and home to over 125 species of birds. Open year round, 5,000 acres offer 200 campsites in an


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An ancient symbol of love and peace the means of giving away unwanted gifts A hot spiced beverage drunk during winter One of Santa’s qualities What the New Year brings An alternate name for St. Nicolas Jewish festival lasting eight days, in commemoration of the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees The day after Christmas day when presents are given to extended family and friends A semi-parasitic plant that grows on certain types of trees A Christmas Carol author Messengers of God Harvest festival honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 A floral arrangement in a circular form a confection consisting primarily of sugar and almond meal One of the gifts presented to Jesus by the Wise Men Popular type of Christmas tree A representation of historical scenes or ceremony of import

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A trough or box used to hold food for stable animals A vehicle used in snowy conditions The four week period preceding Christmas Traditional Christmas drink religious songs sung at Christmas a native plant from Mexico One of Santa’s Reindeer Christmas time A life changing event as represented by the visiting Wise Men From the Middle English, the custom of toasting to each others health Popular holiday entertainment A dark and sinister companion to St Nicholas who puts the naughty children into his sack Shiny trinkets and ornaments Santa’s big entrance Sages Bah! Humbug! Number of reindeer that pulled Santa’s sled in the original story The Roman Governor of Syria at the time of Jesus’ birth The dreaded Christmas gift Long strands of glittery paper solutions to last issues puzzle on page 13

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South Carolina’s Christmas traditions are basically the same as those of the United States, there are also some which are peculiar to those of South Carolina and especially the Carolina Lowcountry. William Gilmore Simms wrote of them in the 1850s: “Ours, you know, is not Saint Nicholas, who is a Dutch Patroon, carrying an equally large wallet and abdomen. Our Patron Saint, for young people, is Old Father Christmas himself, who we describe as a large, gray-bearded Prophetlooking person ~ his beard of white moss, his hair of the same material, streaming over great broad shoulders, a twine of ivy is around his brow, and the berries of red and myrtle droop and quiver from his tresses as he walks.” The days of feasting were observed not only by plantation families, but by African plantation workers, who were generally given a few days off their regular duties.

The town takes pride in its unique natural environment and its accessibility to that environment through its network of walking trails, community beach, boardwalk, and observation tower. Since Columbus discovered America in 1492, seven flags have flown over what is now the Town of Port Royal.

Union Church The Union Church, also known as, “The Free Church” was the first church to be built in the historic town of Port Royal. The land was donated by David F. Appleton and in 1878 cost around $1000 to build. It is currently eligible for recognition in the National Register of Historic Places and is being renovated jointly by both the Town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation. These two groups plan to use the renovated building as a cultural and community center.

Boardwalk Observation Tower At Port Royal Sands Beach you will find a waterside boardwalk leading to an observation tower. This tower provides fantastic views of Port Royal, Parris Island and the surrounding area. For tourists, this is a must see, is free to access and open year-round.

One of the first settlers of neighboring Savannah wrote on Dec. 24, 1734: “Being Christmas Eve, my people desired to go out this morning to provide themselves a dinner, though we have good beef, pork, cheese, flour, etc. They are now come home and have brought 3-1/2 couple of ducks, one pair of doves, one turkey and a fine buck, together with a fine young pig.” “Hoppin’ John” is a New Year’s dish found on many Lowcountry tables to welcome the New Year. The name is more romantic than its ingredients, consisting mostly of hog jowls, (bacon used now) rice and black-eyed peas. The meal is thought to bring good luck throughout the coming year. It probably has an African origin, but is consumed by whites and African Americans alike. Since the Civil War, for Sea Island and Beaufort African Americans, New Years has a special significance and is still a special occasion in most Lowcountry black churches. It is Emancipation Day since Jan. 1, 1863, when President Lincoln proclaimed freedom for enslaved African Americans in Southern States. Some of the first Christmas trees on the Sea Islands, probably cedars and short-leaved pines, were put up and decorated by New England teachers and missionaries who came with the Union soldiers and sailors after Nov. 9, 1861 and taught the African American children of the area. One of the young missionary teachers wrote in December, 1863 “The children came up about half-past two o’clock on Christmas afternoon to see the tree, but being told not to come until sunset, they hung around outside the gate until Mr. Hall was ready for them. About dusk, they were all marshaled in by classes, and we all helped distribute the presents. The children seemed aghast with the brilliant sight, and when William Hall wished them all a very Merry Christmas, they threw up their hands and shouted with all their might.”

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Downtown Beaufort

205 Scott’s Street • 524-4330

“Where Beaufort meets for Breakfast” • Complete Breakfast and Lunch served daily • Lunch Specials • Patio Dining • Daily 7:30 - 2:30pm • 1/2 Block off Bay Street in The Historic District • Wi-Fi internet access available

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DECEMBER 2011 December 1 - December 20 – Traveling Exhibit of Robert Smalls’ Memorabilia Verdier House, 80 Bay Street. 10am-4pm Admission is free to HBF members and groups of schoolchildren; $10 per person for non-members. A quintessential American story, The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, 1839 – 1915, will be on exhibit at the Verdier House, opening October 4th. The traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum is sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation and has appeared in museums along the East Coast since it debuted in 2008 at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston. Call (843)379-6335 for other information. December 2 – 26th Annual Night on the Town Historic Downtown Beaufort. 6pm-9pm. This is the “offical” opening to the Christmas/Holiday shopping season! Entertainment for the evening is a mix of youth and adult performers, all drawn from and part of the local community. Santa lights up the Community Christmas Tree and the Parris Island Marine Corps Band will provide a musical climax to this well-loved community event. Call (843)-525-6644 for more information. December 3 – Light Up The Night Boat Parade Henry C. Chambers Waterfront park, Bay Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort. Join us at Waterfront Park to watch the boats in their holiday finery gliding down the river. Stay for the movie in the park (feature to be named) to further enjoy the season. For forther information please visit December 4 – Christmas Parade Bay Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort. The Christmas Parade is a great family outing and a wondeful way to be in the spirit of the season. More details to follow. For forther information please visit December 2, 9, 16, 23 – Habersham Farmer’s Market 13 Market, Downtown Habersham. 4pm-7pm. Every Friday throughout the year, market-goers can visit the Farmers Market. Not far from downtown Beaufort, the Habersham Market features fresh produce, baked goods, music and fun for the whole family.

December 25 – Christmas

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

~Dr Seuss

MONDAYS Beaufort Harbormasters Rehearsals 6:45pm-9pm at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Lady’s Island Drive. Visitors welcome. 2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS Beaufort Writers Meeting Beaufort County Airport Conference Room Lady’s Island 5:30pm WEDNESDAYS Beaufort River Dinner Tours Trips to Dockside Restaurant from Downtown Marina 5:30pm. (843)812-2804 Beaufort Shag Club Lessons AMVETS 1831 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal 6pm (843)524-3732 The Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market April ~ October. 2pm-6pm Freedom Mall, Bay Street, Beaufort (In front of the Downtown Marina). FRIDAYS Habersham Marketplace 4-7pm. Fresh local produce, plants, art, home baked and canned foods, crafts and live music. 13 Market. (843)846-3444. SATURDAYS Alligator Talks An informative look at our largest reptile the American Alligator. Hunting Island Nature Center. 10-10:30am Farmers Market 8:30am-12:30pm. Naval Heritage Park Ribaut Road, Port Royal SUNDAYS Sweetgrass Restaurant Dataw Island. Live music from 6-9pm DAILY African American Exhibit York W. Bailey Museum at the Historic Penn Center is open Monday-Saturday from 11am-4pm. Tour the museum's collection on the history of the Penn School, first school for former slaves, and the Gullah culture. Gift shop: original art, books, hand-crafts, Gullah music CDs and videos. (843)838-2474.

Looking for an event location? Visit the maps on pages 14-15 to help find any event or business you see on the pages of Sea Island Scene.



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Dining & Markets Teppanyaki... a grill Japanese food is cooked on.

Come in for the Show - Our Chef will prepare your entire meal in front of you! All Dinner Entreés & Combos come with salad with Japanese ginger dressing, stir fried vegetables & choice of steamed or fried rice.

Sushi Teppanyaki Restaurant

Fuji Open Seven Days Lunch M-Sat 11-2 Sun 11:30-2:30 Dinner M-Sat 5-9:30

524-2662 97 Sea Island Pkwy Ste 202 • Hamilton Village - Lady’s Island




Mama Santagati’s Cranberry Nut Bread Tony 2 tablespoons shortening 2 eggs, well beaten 2-1/2 cups Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, coarsely chopped 1 cup chopped nuts (Walnuts or Pecans work best)

2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes (Probably longer)or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Makes 1 very moist delicious loaf.

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Dining & Markets Open for Dinner Thursday-Saturday! Now Serving a Selection Wine and Microbrew Beer.

Freshly made Sandwiches, Soups, Salads

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Dairy-Free Banana Bread Gene

Chocolate Amaretto Truffles Valerie

3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup melted Earth Balance buttery spread (soy-free variety) 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)

8 oz good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons powdered sugar

Pecan Crescents Pam (from Granny’s recipe)

2 cups flour (sifted) 1 cup finely chopped pecans 1 tablespoon Amaretto finely chopped almonds

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla while creaming. Add sifted flour with salt gradually. Add chopped nuts and mix well.

Wrap dough in wax paper and place in refrigerator to chill several hours or over night. Hand roll pieces of dough into pencil like rolls 2-1/2 to 3inches long and 1/2-inch thick. Shape into crescents. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 350 degree oven 10-15 minutes. While still warm dust with powdered sugar.

Sweet Potato Pie Frederica 2 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Dash salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons margarine, softened 2 eggs slightly beaten 2 (9-inch) pie shells

Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. Makes one loaf.

With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan.

DIRECTIONS: No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 tablespoon Amaretto finely chopped almonds

DIRECTIONS: Heat cream to a scald over medium heat. In the meantime, place chopped chocolate in a glass bowl. Pour heated cream over chocolate and let sit for approximately 5 minutes, until chocolate is melted. Whisk until smooth and looks glossy. Stir in Amaretto and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until truffle mixture is firm enough to form balls, 1 to 2 hours. Using a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop truffle mix and place in mounds on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover and place back in refrigerator for an additional 20 minutes until firm. Place chopped almonds into shallow bowl. Roll mounds of truffle into balls quickly with chilled hands. You’ll need to run hands under cold water and dry several times during this process to avoid melting chocolate. Dusting hands with corn starch or cocoa will help keep truffles from sticking. After forming each ball, place into almonds and gently roll to coat. Place on clean baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, place candy in individual candy foil cups or arrange on plate. May be refrigerated for several days or even be frozen for 1-2 months.

1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

DIRECTIONS: Combine sweet potatoes, milk, sugar, spices, vanilla, salt and margarine. Mix well and beat in eggs. Pour into pie shells. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until firm. Makes 16-20 servings.



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Shopping & Services ARTS/ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES COLLECTORS ANTIQUE MALL – 5,700 square feet. A must see shop! Furniture, collectibles and interior design. One mile from downtown Beaufort. Don’t miss it! Mon- Sat. 10-5pm. 102c Sea Island Parkway. (843)524-2769 CLOTHING/SHOES/ACCESSORIES DIVINE SHOES – Ask anyone where to find designer brands, exceptional personal service, and loads of “local tips,” and they’ll tell you about this special shop located in historic downtown Beaufort. Shoes, handbags, accessories and trendsetting fashions for sophisticated women who appreciate both quality and style. Mon - Sat, (843)524-4300, or visit EVERYTHING OUTDOORS BEAUFORT RIVER TOURS – Dolphins where they live and play; ecology of the salt marsh; homes of the planters; departing daily from the Downtown Marina of Beaufort. (843)524-4422. SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB AT CAT ISLAND – Originally designed by George W. Cobb, was refined by Jeff Brauer in 2008. The course offers stunning landscapes with large rolling greens, beautiful vistas and tree-lined fairways. (843)524-0300. GIFTS/HOME & GARDEN BITTY’S FLOWER SHOP – Your complete floral service including professional wedding consultant, interior design, gifts, great ideas and balloon bouquets. We are located at 1202 Boundary Street, Beaufort or call us to place an order over the phone. (843)524-4547

beginning. Pralines, brittles of peanuts, pecans and benne. Fudge and English toffee will do their best to tempt you. Watch candy being made. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. Shipping and local delivery available. (843)524-7980 or (800)524-7980 THE CRAFTSELLER – For twenty years, The Craftseller has been offering the finest hand-crafted pottery, jewelry, art glass, wood and kaleidoscopes by American Craftsmen. Discover unique copper sculptures and delightful weavings. Gift wrapping is free and we ship daily. Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4. 818 Bay Street. (843)525-6104. T H E P L A N TAT I O N G I F T S H O P AT THE FRAMPTON HOUSE – A truly unique shopping experience. Tasteful gifts including South Carolina merchandise, books, candles, historic reproductions and Civil War items can be found in this restored 1868 plantation home at I-95, Exit 33. SWEET BAY – We have everything you need to trim your tree, we also have expert design tips to make it easy for you to get ready for an unforgetable holiday. Our store hours are 10am-5pm Mon-Sat. Sweet Bay Christmas, Come and see us! 812 Bay Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort. (843)379-5125. ORGANIZATIONS TOWN OF PORT ROYAL – Located between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Town is home to two military installations, Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island and Naval Hospital, Beaufort, neighboring to the historic City of Beaufort and The Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort.

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Dining & Markets ATHENIAN GARDENS – Through its wonderful images of Greek villages and traditional background music, this little eatery provides a true essence of Greece. Located directly across from Beaufort Memorial Hospital at 950 Ribaut Rd. Open Mon-Fri 9-8pm. Call for Sat hours. (843)379-9222 BERRY ISLAND CAFÉ – Serving the freshest home-made sandwiches, made with Boar’s Head Deli meats and cheeses! Our AWARD WINNING soups are made from scratch daily. And we’ve been making our own ice cream since the last century! Located in Newpoint Corners on Lady’s Island. Seasonal Hours: Mon-Wed 7am-3pm; Thur & Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 8am-9pm; Closed Sun. 1 Merchant Lane, Suite 102. (843)524-8779. BLACKSTONE’S DELI & CAFE – In the Historic District. Serving wonderful breakfasts and lunches, featuring homemade soups, salads, and a large assortment of deli sandwiches. Eat in or take out. Open daily 7:30-2:30. Patio dining available. “Where Beaufort Meets for Breakfast”. 205 Scott’s Street. (843)524-4330 CAT ISLAND GRILL AT SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB – With its cool, comfortable décor overlooking the 18th green, you will relax and enjoy the company of others, or your favorite someone, at Cat Island Grill & Pub. Offering a wide menu of fresh, seasonal choices as well as British Pub favorites. Located on Cat Island in Beaufort between Port Royal and Lady’s Island off Highway 802. (843)524-4653

a full appetizer and specialty dessert menu, beer and wine. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. Sunday Brunch: 11am-9pm. Dinner: Mon-Thurs 4 : 3 0 p m - 1 0 p m / Fr i 4 : 3 0 p m - 1 1 p m / Sat 12pm-11pm. 1370 Ribaut Road (843)524-8884 RESTAURANT FUJI – Truly unique! It’s the only Teppanyaki restaurant of its kind. Watch as your meal is cooked right in front of you. A great variety to choose from, such as Teriyaki chicken or the steak & scallops combination. All meals include salad with ginger dressing & steamed or fried rice. All at a great price. 97 Sea Island Pkwy, Ste 202, Hamilton Village - Lady’s Island. (843)524-2662 SWEETGRASS RESTAURANT & BAR – Waterfront bistro at Dataw Island Marina. From-scratch meals made with local ingredients. Dine on our screened porch and watch the sunset over one of our signature cocktails - all named after boats in the marina. Come by boat or car - free public gate access. Serving Lunch and Dinner 6 days a week (Mon, Tue & Thur 5-9pm; Wed-Closed; Fri-Sun 11:30am-9pm). 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island. (843)838-2151. Reservations accepted.

IT’S ONLY NATURAL – NEW LOCATION: 110 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island (behind Wyndmark Interiors). Complete health foods grocery store. Vitamins & supplements, bulk foods, herbs & spices, health & beauty aids, special diet needs, organic produce and m u c h m o r e . C a l l To d a y t o o r d e r y o u r Thanksgiving Turkeys - Free Range ABF and Organic. All major credit cards accepted. Tues-Sat 10am-6pm. (843)986-9595 MIZU JAPANESE RESTAURANT – Dine at one of our eight large hibachi tables, in our dining room, or in one of our private rooms. Visit for lunch, dinner or order to-go, serving sushi, 2011 December l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 13

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HEADQUARTERS Fine chocolates and other confections made on the premises. Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm Shipping Available

507 Carteret Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort

(843) 524-7980


Priceless information for Beaufortonians and visitors, Sea Island Scene magazine distributes thirteen issues annually. With focus on promoti...


Priceless information for Beaufortonians and visitors, Sea Island Scene magazine distributes thirteen issues annually. With focus on promoti...