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Contents

FEATURES 12

ALEXANDER’S

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SKILLETS CAFÉ AND GRILL

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ON A WING AND A PRAYER

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FUN, FOOD AND FUNDRAISING FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP

A creative spin on time-tested favorites at an island institution.

From their family to yours - morning, noon, and night.

The true story behind the world’s greatest finger food.

Rotary Club of HHI’s Feeding Frenzy Scavenger Hunt & Raffle.

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FARMERS MARKET OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Local farmers bringing local produce to you.

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YANNIE REYNECKE

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SPRING IN BLUFFTON

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THE “KEEP IT SIMPLE” CHECKLIST

Making a triumphant return to the trendiest bars.

Local guitarist taking his talents on the road.

Seriously tasty events to be excited about.

Health and Fitness Tips from Christy Baroni.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

10 TASTE OF DINNER 46 TASTE OF LUNCH 56 TASTE OF BREAKFAST/BRUNCH 60 TASTE OF SERVICES & SWEETS 64 TASTE OF BLUFFTON 67 TASTE MENU GUIDE 108 TASTE OF NIGHTLIFE/LOUNGES 114 ADVERTISING DIRECTORY/MAP

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE There are many things in this world that bring me great pleasure – a good round of golf, a relaxing vacation, and spending time with my kids to name a few. Unfortunately, I can only enjoy these on a limited basis. There is, however, one thing in this world that brings me gratification and joy every day and that is food. As I have advanced in age, I can say unequivocally that food has become my favorite vice. Sure -- a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine still has its place, but food has risen to the top for me as one of life’s greatest pleasures. Looking back, I can say that the importance of food in my life has gone through an evolution and metamorphosis. Growing up, taking time to eat was often an inconvenience – a necessary fuel for my gas tank as I shuffled between school, sports, work, and social life. In those days, we ate as a family most every night. It was quite a production as my mom always prepared multiple courses. Eating out or getting fast food or pizza was pretty rare. Of course, at the time I took those home cooked meals with my family for granted but now I recall them as something pretty special. After leaving the comforts of home for college, food became even more of a survival tool. Low budget meals were for filling my belly and not for pleasing taste buds. The ‘Mac N Cheese’ out of a box was a real show stopper as was the Kraft spaghetti box. Tuna fish from the can, peanut butter and jelly, and cereal were all part of my go-to menu. Domino’s pizza was saved for special occasions. With that wonderful period in dining history behind me, I moved to the working world and young family period which taught me, by necessity, how to juggle learning how to cook and dining out, all while staying on budget. Albeit a necessary evil, this was the most dramatic learning curve in my dining evolution that I experienced. The current stage of my eating career is by far the best and most enjoyable. While not a gourmet cook by any means, I have put together a pretty good repertoire of meals that I can make and find thoroughly satisfying. Part of this new transfiguration includes actually planning meals ahead of time and looking forward to sitting down, digging in, and taking my time. The final and most gratifying component of loving food is “eating out”and giving all the responsibilities to someone else to make my meal time seamless and my food delicious. With my profession in the food industry for many moons, I have learned first hand that the culinary diversity and quality of the restaurants in Hilton Head and Bluffton is truly awesome. No matter where you are in your dining cycle-of-life, be sure to take the time to sample the excellent cuisine and service that the area has to offer. With an impressive and full array of options available, our restaurant scene is your personal culinary playground. David Mudwilder Publisher

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TASTE OF HILTON HEAD VOLUME XIV, ISSUE 1 PUBLISHER David Mudwilder ART DIRECTOR Kim Bowen CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Rob Kaufman CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Christy Baroni Allyson Jones Barry Kaufman Risa Williams McMillan DISTRIBUTION Bryan Kirby TASTE OF HILTON HEAD 3 Cardinal Court #572 Hilton Head Is., SC 29926 (843) 384-2014 mud@atasteofhiltonhead.com @TasteHHI

ABOUT THE COVER

Nothing says spring like the Tuna Nachos from The Old Oyster Factory. Fresh seafood and amazing views abound at this island institution. Photography by Rob Kaufman.


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ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR

Located in Palmetto Dunes at 76 Queens Folly Road adjacent to the General Store. Alexander’s, a long-time favorite of the Hilton Head Island dining scene since 1977, is an upscale seafood restaurant featuring seasonally inspired cuisine, locally-caught seafood and many locally sourced ingredients. Alexander’s offers dinner nightly from 5 p.m. -10 p.m. with early dining from 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.AlexandersRestaurant.com or call (843) 785-4999.

A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. Capture the true essence of the island while enjoying local and regional inspired cuisine featuring owner Dave and Raina Peck’s family recipes. Choose from Potato chip meatloaf, Charleston fried green tomato sandwich, shrimp & grits, the Bischick and a wide selection of other lowcountry favorites. Dine in or outside in the comfortable backyard. Experience the island, love the food! Serving lunch Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and dinner 4:30 - 9 p.m., Monday - Saturday and brunch on Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call (843) 785-YARD (9273) or visit us online at www.hhbackyard.com.

AMIGO’S CAFÉ Y CANTINA

The original Amigo’s is located at 70 Pope Avenue in the Circle Center. Quick, casual and healthy Mexican food prepared fresh daily. Featuring the best burrito outside of Baja, quesadillas, tacos, amazing BBQ chicken salad, Jimmy’s World Famous Margaritas and ice cold beer. This local favorite has been serving islanders and visitors for over 25 years. Dine in or take-out available. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call (843) 785-TACO (8226) or or check us out on Facebook.

AUNT CHILADAS EASY STREET CAFE

Located at 69 Pope Avenue. With a tag line of “Not your everyday Mexican” one can only imagine what a familyfriendly, fun restaurant Aunt Chilada’s is to both locals and visitors alike! Located on the south-end of Hilton Head, visit Aunt Chilada’s for fresh margaritas, fajitas, unique tacos and even crab legs! The huge, covered outdoor patio is perfect for all gatherings. Kids menu available. Take-out and party platters available. Open seven days a week. Happy hour at both bars from 4 - 7 p.m. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 785-7700 for reservations or visit auntchiladashhi.com. #auntchiladashhi. (continued on page 14)

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Just start thinking about spring in Hilton Head and you’ll feel better, so it’s no wonder everything about these local year round hot spots just makes you feel good. These locally owned restaurants offer various menus of creative, modern cuisine and/or seasonal craft cocktails and have proven to standout in a league of their own. Additionally, the restaurants all have a unique, fun and casual vibes that cater to all. They are all concepts operated by HHI Hospitality, the restaurant group helmed by HHI native and entrepreneur, Nick Bergelt.

#1. HEALTHY HABIT

Voted Hilton Head’s Best Salads every year since they opened in 2016, as well as Best Counter Service, this local purveyor of delicious and healthy fare features organic coffee, breakfast sandwiches, avocado toasts, chopped salads, wraps, bowls, juices and smoothies. It’s the perfect spot to grab a bite for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

#3. CHARBAR CO.

Charbar has been voted Hilton Head’s Best Burger every year since 2012 and their burgers ranked in the Top 15 Burgers in the World at the 2018 World Burger Championship. Additionally, they feature live local musicians every day of the week!

#2. HOLY TEQUILA

Voted Hilton Head’s Best Margarita, Best Taco and Best Mexican Restaurant! This spot strikes a perfect balance between chic lounge meets casual cantina. They feature award winning cuisine and over 65 tequilas, so whether your straight off the golf course or out for a night on the town, it is always a fun time with live flamenco music every night!

#4. WHISKEY ROOM

This new addition via the folks at Charbar features a swanky lounge with a modern vibe where adults can indulge in over 100 rare and premium bourbons and whiskeys, in addition to inspired craft cocktails and late night bites from the Charbar Co culinary team.

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Reimagining ALEXANDER’S A creative spin on time-tested favorites at an island institution BY BARRY KAUFMAN

PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

When Alexander’s – that is to say, the old Alexander’s – closed its doors in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew’s wrath, few realized that they would stay closed for so long. For six months, the future of a beloved island institution lay in limbo, sending the island’s always-busy rumor mill spinning. Eventually, the truth came out that Alexander’s had been purchased by Palmetto Dunes Resort, a prudent move considering the restaurant’s position as the de facto welcoming committee when entering the community. But with new ownership came questions from a legion of loyal diners – would this be the same Alexander’s we’ve come to know

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and love? Would our favorite items still be on the menu? The answers to those questions: yes, you can still get your favorites. But no, this is not the Alexander’s you’ve come to know and love. This is something much more exciting, fueled by a renewed interest in pushing the culinary boundaries and testing the limits of what Alexander’s can be. And of course, most people wanted to know where the bikes went. “People coming in for the first time asked, ‘Where are the Harleys?’” said Executive Chef Sean Carroll. Indeed, the hogs that once greeted diners are gone, replaced by a refined Lowcountry aesthetic that brings a fresh coastal vibe to the timeless elements of brick and white linens that have long defined Alexander’s. “Before I got into position here, Brian (Couey, Director of Food and Beverage) and his team had to do something in this building for the ambience. They decided to do something fresh, clean and crisp, and showcase local art. They did a great job changing it up while keeping the foundation of what Alexander’s always has been.” That same balancing act of new and old was tested during the restaurants first days under its new ownership. “It took a lot of hands on reaching out to regulars,” said Couey. “I literally asked them what items off the menu would you be very sad not to see. They gave me the list, I gave it to culinary team and I told them, ‘We don’t need to make it the same way, but we need to have something better than what they ever had.’ There’s not a single regular who would come


in and say our baked flounder rockefeller is not superior to the crab stuffed flounder on the previous menu.” Coming on board during March of last year, Carroll adapted quickly Couey’s directive to take the old favorites and make them shine. “That’s been a lot of blood sweat and tears trying to find that right balance,” said Carroll. “We’re trying to give them old classics like wiener schnitzel… I didn’t have any of the old recipes. I just did it the best way I knew how to do it. So, I found some really high-quality veal and I use that, do basic preparation they did before and people love it.” While his updated approach to the fare that made Alexander’s famous has thrilled regulars, it’s his unbridled creativity in the kitchen that is bringing the restaurant into a marvelous modern era. “The thing Sean has brought in is a unique take on a classic dish,” said Couey, citing examples from popcorn flash-fried calamari to Cheeto-dusted scallops, which were conceived at one of the restaurants regular wine dinners. “When Sean does a wine dinner, he gets really edgy.” “The first wine dinner of 2018, we had a dessert that was called ‘milk and doughnuts.’ The milk was

veggies and ranch crudité. Milk and cereal cheesecake with Crunch Berries. Nothing is off the table inside the kitchens at Alexander’s. But it would do a disservice to the inspired menu that Carroll and his team have created to say that it is simply a collection of wild ideas manifested into delicious food. After all, this is still Alexander’s, one of the island’s standard bearers when it comes to sophisticated dining. The regular wine dinners testify to not only Carroll’s creativity, but the elegant experience that is Alexander’s. Like any artist, Carroll has put in years of hard work perfecting his craft, from culinary school in Georgia to stints at Williamsburg’s Blue Talon Bistro and Augusta’s Partridge Inn where he worked under celebrated names like Sean Brock and Ken Vedrinski. He first met Couey during their mutual time at Biltmore Estate, and it was that connection that led to Carroll bringing his wife Britt and 3-year-old daughter Pepper with him

a créma catalana, which is like a Spanish crème brulee, and the doughnut was a portuguese doughnut like a Munchkin. That has turned into two different desserts on the menu,” said Carroll. “It kind of gets me in the door, and then I turn them into believers.” For a chef who was once told by his mentor explicitly not to push the envelope, Carroll seems to delight in the offbeat culinary creations that abound in Alexander’s new era. Braised veal cheek over sweet corn risotto, with corn prepared as if it were arborio rice for a succulent side. “Crudo-té,” which marries the Italian seafood preparation of crudo with the classic

to their new home on the island. “They showed me Alexander’s and the beautiful beaches and the seafood that comes from this area and I hopped on the challenge,” he said. Meeting this challenge has meant refocusing the menu on the quality and seasonality. Working with Lowcountry Shellfish, he has created a truly intimate seafood experience, one where your server can tell you everything about your dish right up to which waterway it was caught on. “It sets us apart,” said Carroll. “People are more involved in the experience. It’s more than dining – it’s an experience.”

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BIG BAMBOO

Located upstairs in Coligny Plaza, Oceanside. A 1940’s themed restaurant with reasonable prices and huge portions. Our extensive menu features steaks, award-winning ribs, local seafood, burgers, salads, fresh fish tacos, pizza and more. Fantastic kid’s menu available. Early Bird menu from 4 5:45 p.m. includes entree, house salad or soup of the day and a glass of house wine or house beer. Serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 until 10 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. Call (843) 686-3443.

BIG JIM’S BBQ, BURGERS & PIZZA

Located at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed dining option for families, golfers and Hilton Head Island residents and visitors alike. Enjoy big screen TVs and expanded outdoor seating overlooking the Jones course - the perfect place to watch all of your favorite sports year-round! Big Jim’s is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving signature Southern dishes, including BBQ, gourmet burgers and grilled pizza plus homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Big Jim’s offers a kid’s menu, wine and beer menu, takeout orders and catering. Enjoy Happy Hour weekdays from 4 - 7 p.m. Call (843) 785-1165 for more information.

BRITISH OPEN PUB

Located in The Village at Wexford and Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Authentic English fare served in an attractive pub-style atmosphere with golf art, memorabilia, and the only bar by Titleist. Great nightly specials including BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Prime Rib, Live Lobster, Fish and Chips, 1/2 lb. Angus Burgers, Lobster Pot Pie and more. Full bar, extensive wine list and beers, ales and stouts from around the world. Kid’s menu available. Serving daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Brunch served Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call Hilton Head (843) 686-6736 or Bluffton (843) 815-6736.

CAPTAIN JOHN’S GALLEY AT THE SALTY DOG CAFE

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Enjoy seafood right out of the ocean and onto your plate while overlooking beautiful Braddock’s Cove. The legendary captain serves up fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and more in this fun, nautical atmosphere. Early bird dining special, 10% off from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Full bar and kid’s menu available. Call (843) 671-CAFE (2233) for seasonal hours.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S

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SKILLETS Café and Grill

From their Family to Yours Morning, Noon, and Night BY RISA WILLIAMS MCMILLAN

For casual, family friendly dining on the south end, there is no better option than Skillets Café and Grill, open morning, noon, and night for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located on the periphery of Coligny Plaza which in itself is a hub for family and fun, Skillets is the perfect place to enjoy some soul-soothing southern cooking -- a memorable and affordable meal any time of the day. Owner Amie Baima and her crew at Skillets will make you feel at home from the moment you cross the threshold and have you leaving with plans to return. Having just celebrated its 25th anniversary, Skillets has withstood that difficult Darwinian endurance test of time. They have seen changes and expansions along the way and taken great pleasure in watching and welcoming generations of families swing through their doors. No stranger to the business and culinary side of owning a restaurant, Amie has run many businesses over the years in Coligny from the Coligny Bakery and Hilton Head Wedding Cakes to Just 16

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Pasta and the Corner Café. “One of my first ventures was the Bakery and I would have customers come in two or three times a week for breakfast that loved our baked goods but wanted to know where they could go for some eggs. I saw the need for Skillets,” said Amie. She set up shop in a portion of the building they now occupy and originally just served breakfast and lunch. “At first I did not think we needed to be open for dinner because I had my other restaurants and there are only so many hours in the day. I was at the bakery at 4:30 a.m. and at Just Pasta until 11:30 p.m.” But then, in 2002, the restaurant that occupied the other portion of her

building had a fire and Amie ended up taking over the whole building, extending hours and adding a dinner menu. “After the fire, I let all of my other businesses go. It was too much,” she said. “My vision has changed through the years. When we reopened after the fire, I still had all my original breakfast and lunch customers who I thought would become my dinner regulars. But I learned that people do not like to eat breakfast and dinner at the same place. Go figure. So then we tried to serve the breakfast menu through dinner but that did not work either so we changed it up again.” Through trial and error, they have certainly come up with a winning formula. Add to that the fact that Skillets is truly a family affair, and you have a ‘win-win’ situation. At any given time, the odds are greatly in favor that if Amie is not on hand, one of her family members will be there to make sure all is running smoothly. “My dad is here every day. My mom helps my sister at her Coligny stores and then comes over here. If I’m


out of town, my sister will close her store early to come over. My son even helps out now and then. That’s our niche. We are all about family. I am trying to do something unique and family oriented to the best of my ability.” Speaking of family, Skillets has pet friendly patio so bring your pooch and he can dine by your side on some healthy Lucky Dog cuisine. “We always have bowls of water out on the porch for the dogs. We have even had cats and a pig come here.” Amie holds a degree in Food Science from Winthrop University and a Culinary Degree from Johnson & Wales. “There were not a lot of female chefs and restaurant owners 25 years ago. I thought if I got a culinary degree I would be accepted. I went into it for the wrong reasons, but came out with more value and knowledge.” While the dinner side of things has been tweaked a bit here and there, the breakfast and lunch menus have stayed 90% the same since day one. “I have added and deleted a few items, but people come in here as an adult and order the same things they did as a kid. One thing we have expanded on in the lunch menu since starting to serve dinner is seafood. We always had shrimp, crab, and scallops, but now we have more fish and sauces. We have gluten free items on all menus,” explained Amie. Breakfast choices, which are served in porcelain skillets, range from eggs and omelets to pancakes, crepes, and benedicts. The Kitchen Sink is one of their hottest items and features 2 pancakes, 2 poached eggs, 2 bacons, 2 sausages, grits or potatoes, and a biscuit. For their Apricot French Toast, they age the homemade bread a day and a half to get the perfect texture and fill it with apricots and creamed cheese. The Coligny Skillet is luscious layers of potatoes, country sausage, cheddar cheese, poached eggs and a biscuit. Breakfast is served daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lunch menu is robust with sandwiches, salads, stir fry’s, burgers, and seafood entrees: Popular lunch choices include the Crabmeat Benedict served with a dinner-sized portion of crab; Jambalaya -- a hearty mix of shrimp, sausage, chicken, and rice; and the Monte

Cristo which is an old school recipe-turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese stacked between thick slices of bread, battered, fried and topped with powdered sugar and raspberry preserves. The dinner menu at Skillets features a whole lot of seafood as well as an array of southern comfort food, burgers, and sandwiches. “My mom does not do seafood, so I am very conscious of having a lot of other options,” said Amie. “We are affordable southern cooking.” Aside from an extensive seafood menu, they have homemade fried chicken cooked to perfection and even have meatloaf with gravy. In remembrance of Just Pasta, they added a Build Your Own Pasta menu for $17. They cook up southern veggies like collard greens and fried okra and the extensive salad bar is open for lunch and dinner. In keeping with their family-friendly theme, Skillets has an extensive kid’s menu. Choices include favorites like pizza, homemade chicken fingers, and steak, with sides ranging from homemade chips and fries to veggies and salad bar. They have specialty menus that include Prime Rib Sundays and a $10 lunch menu that has choices like Chicken Parmesan, Fish ‘N Chips, and Pork Tenderloin Sandwich and includes a drink. “If you are working on the south end on a budget, it helps,” commented Amie. The dessert menu is chock full of mouth-watering bakery items including cakes, cobblers, and pies. They serve a full bar with plenty of frozen drinks and a homemade Bloody Mary mix because “brunch is every day” at Skillets.

Many of the staff at Skillets has been part of the family for 11 years and Amie said they work as a team serving three meals a day. “It’s a different philosophy. We make decisions together. I want to know what they hear. They are part of us and Thank God for them.” Bottom line according to Amie? “We are not an expensive ‘pay-for-view’ type of restaurant. We are not looking to be top of the line fancy. We do comfort food -southern cooking that is about affordable and family. We get our seafood the same place as others, but we keep it priced reasonably.” Skillets Café and Grill is open daily from 7 a.m. until 9-10 p.m. For a full menu listing visit their website at www. skilletscafe.com.

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years! Great seafood and more in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Serving a wide variety of fresh seafood, great signature sandwiches (Grouper melt & PoBoy’s), soups and salads all at affordable prices. Fantastic outdoor deck and bar. Open daily from 11 a.m. til 10 p.m., bar until late. Call (843) 785-2400 or (843) 757-6222 or online at www.captainwoodys.com.

CAROLINA CRAB COMPANY

Located in Palmetto Bay Marina, just off Helmsman Way. With a pet-friendly patio and bar as well as indoor dining, Carolina Crab Company offers an array of fresh seafood, burgers, crab legs, Lowcountry boil and daily Chef specials. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. Happy hour at the bars daily from 4 - 7 p.m. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-2016 for reservations or visit carolinacrabco.com. #carolinacrabco.

CATCH 22 FRESH SEAFOOD & GRILL

Located at 37 New Orleans Road in Orleans Plaza. We cut our U.S.D.A. Prime Beef in house and fillet our fresh Catch of the Day. Friendly atmosphere and delicious Menu Choices such as Crispy Duck, Handmade Ravioli with Scallops, and the Three Onion Encrusted Pork Chop make us a favorite with the locals and visitors alike. Serving Prime Rib Thursday, Friday & Saturday and Crab Legs every evening. Reservations suggested for our At the Bar Dinner and Wine Special from 5 to 8 Saturday, Sunday & Monday evenings. Enjoy ½ price bottle of wine (under $100) with 2 Regular Entrees. Martini Madness on Wednesday & Thursday from 5 - 6:30 with $4.75 Gin & Vodka Martinis. Dinner from 5 nightly. Call (843) 7856261 or visit Catch22hhi.com for Reservations, Menus and Seasonal Promotional Details.

CHARBAR CO

Located in Park Plaza right outside Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head. A local favorite serving award winning gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more! We feature specialty craft beers, wines and a music collection spanning the decades in a relaxed indoor/outdoor environment. Voted Hilton Head Island “People’s Choice Best Burger”, 1st Place Winner of Burgers & Brews 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018! Come enjoy our large outdoor patio with a fireplace and the only outdoor bar in Park Plaza! Kids menu and takeout available. Happy Hour specials daily from 4-7 p.m.! Serving daily 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Call (843) 785-CHAR (2427) or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/CharbarCo!

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE

Located at 8 New Orleans Rd., just off Hwy. 278. The only restaurant on the Island that writes its entire menu daily based on the freshest local seafood available. Our epicurean dinner menu offers an array of Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon and many other delights. Our wine list, The Best of Wine (continued on page 20) 18

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Spectator “Award of Excellence”, offering half off all bottles of wine under $100 on Monday nights. Serving dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 p.m. and lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For reservations call (843) 7859277 visit us online at www.charliesgreenstar.com.

CHOW DADDY’S

Two locations - 14B Executive Park Road, just off Pope Avenue and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. One of the areas newest and most creative restaurants offers a healthy alternative using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Menu items include amazing Pork Nachos on house-made potato chips, Kale and Quinoa Salad, Tuna Poke Bowl, Fried Chicken Tacos, Spicy Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Verde, and incredible Burgers ground in house daily. Full bar, extensive wine selection and great cocktails. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Outdoor seating and ping pong available on our terraces. For reservations call (843) 842CHOW (2469) or (843) 757-CHOW (2469) or online at www. chowdaddys.com.

CQ’S RESTAURANT

Tucked under the oaks in Harbour Town, CQ’s signature dishes embody Executive Chef Broderick Weaver’s passion for the best produce and cuisine from the Lowcountry bounty. Guests can gather at the bar and lounge to enjoy tasting dishes and great cocktails. The exceptional wine list includes a variety of wines selected specifically with the menu in mind. B’s Kitchen menu now available for take-out. Open nightly 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations accepted. Call (843) 671-2779 or visit CQsRestaurant.com for complete menus or to make reservations.

CRANE’S TAVERN STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD

Located at 26 New Orleans Rd. A family tradition of excellence in quality and value for over 100 years. The destination for steak and seafood lovers offering all USDA Prime Grade beef, including our Famous Prime Rib. Fresh selection of seafood, pastas, soups and salads as well as tantalizing desserts. Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” for a wine list comprised of over 500 selections. AAA Three diamond award. Early dining menu from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and great bar menu available. Serving dinner daily from 5 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call (843) 341-2333.

THE CRAZY CRAB

Two great waterfront locations- South end in the heart of Harbour Town in Sea Pines and North end Hwy. 278 overlooking Jarvis Creek. The “Islander’s place for fresh seafood for over 30 years,” The Crazy Crab restaurants are a must-visit for those enjoying all Hilton Head has to offer. Fresh local seafood is prepared any way you wish – broiled, fried, steamed, blackened, etc. Gluten free and vegan options also available. Open seven days a week. See the largest salt-water (continued on page 24) 20

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On a Wing and a Prayer

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE WORLD’S GREATEST FINGER FOOD. BY BARRY KAUFMAN

PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

Although he’s now heralded as an artistic genius, his works selling for millions of dollars apiece, Vincent Van Gogh only sold two paintings in his entire lifetime. Johann Sebastian Bach’s skill as a composer went largely unnoticed until nearly 100 years after his death. Stephen King’s first novel, “Carrie” was rejected nearly 30 times before it found a publisher. The point is, sometimes it takes a while for greatness to be truly appreciated. And in the culinary world, nowhere is that truer than in the case of the humble chicken wing. The history of the chicken wing is hotly contested. As with most of the finest food creations, the South can lay claim to its true origins, even if the “official” story says otherwise. If you go by the official story, the first-ever plate of chicken wings was served in 1964 at Buffalo New York’s Anchor Bar. Southerners, as usual, know better. Deep-fried chicken wings had been a staple of Southern cooking for decades before that first plate, a fact that is even begrudgingly acknowledged by the National Chicken Council, (which we promise actually exists). Perhaps it was this status as a Southern staple that led to chicken wings’ less-than-savory reputation among chefs. After 22

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all, we’re the region that made chitterlings and gizzards famous. Some of our culinary choices are questionable. But for whatever reason, there was a time when the wings were considered castoff cuts to the more popular breast meat. If they were used at all, it was for stocks and soups. That all changed, for the rest of the country at least, with that fateful plate in 1964 when Teressa Bellissimo fried up some wings at her family restaurant and served them to her son Dominic and his friends. It goes without saying that beer was involved, leading to a marriage between wings and beer that still goes strong to this day. The wings, according to Teressa’s husband Frank, were the result of a happy accident with his supplier – they had received the shipment of wings by mistake and were stuck with them. But there is yet another side to this story, one which lends some authority to the Southern origins of chicken wings. Another Buffalo restaurateur claims to be the inventor of the chicken wing, having brought it to the city from his native Alabama. John Young served his wings at “Youngs Wings n’ Things” in his signature mambo sauce, with the key difference being he served his uncut, rather than chopped into flats and drumsticks. It’s a small distinction, but it’s enough that the history books acknowledge the Bellissimo family as the inventors, while relegating Young to a footnote. Regardless, the spur-of-the-moment midnight snack at Anchor Bar proved to be a hit, and chicken wings were soon dragged from the stock pot and into the lime light. Dominic wound up going out on the road with hot sauce salesman Dick Winger, spreading the gospel of chicken wings to bars and restaurants around the region. As a result, the world came to know this treat as Buffalo wings. Today, wings are king. For evidence, we turn once again to the National Chicken Council, who claim Americans eat upwards of 1.3 billion wings a year. The New York Post did a deep-dive into our national love affair with drummies and flats, stating the average American will eat 18,000 chicken wings over the course of their lifetime (we proudly confess we’ve done our share to bring that average up). With this rise to prominence, traditional Buffalo sauce has bowed to other flavors from teriyaki to garlic and today BBQ leads the pack in popularity. Locally, the annual WingFest serves as a celebration of this creative spirit, letting local restaurants and amateurs show off their favorite flavor combinations. Among the booths that line Shelter Cove Community Park you’ll find your standard fivealarm hot sauce wings sharing plate space with everything from Honey BBQ to sugar glaze with Pop Rocks wings (which are surprisingly tasty). Now entering its 24th year, WingFest promises some of the best wings from returning champs like Club Seats and Coconutz plus perennial favorites like the Hilton Head Island Firefighter’s Association. Details were still being planned at press time, but look for more information as we approach March. So whether you take them bone-in or boneless, drummies or flats, fried or smoked, coated in Buffalo sauce or sprinkled with Pop Rocks, dig into that plate of wings and celebrate American ingenuity at its finest. Just don’t forget the wet naps. TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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aquarium on Hilton Head (Hwy. 278 location). A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 363-2722 (Harbour Town), (843) 681-5021 (Jarvis Creek) or visit thecrazycrab.com. #crazycrabhhi.

THE DRYDOCK SEAFOOD GRILL & SPIRITS

All new location at 840 William Hilton Pkwy. Go where the locals go for fresh seafood, cold drinks and good times. We are easy to find, but hard to leave. Choose from a wide variety of fresh seafood, signature sandwiches, salads and more in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Dine inside or enjoy the outdoor patio. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. Call (843) 842-9775.

ELA’S ON THE WATER

Located at One Shelter Cove Lane. Featured in Bon Appetit and winner of numerous Open Table awards, Ela’s offers fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, all prepared by our culinary team of experts and complimented by an extensive boutique wine selection. Known for the best water views on the island, we have a casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior and nightly entertainment. Private parties, rehearsal dinners and special events welcome. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner nightly from 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call (843) 785-3030 or online at www.elasgrille.com.

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FISHCAMP ON BROAD CREEK

Located at 11 Simmons Road, mid-island on Broad Creek. Fishcamp is Hilton Head’s favorite casual waterfront dining destination. Enjoy delicious seafood, steaks and more in a chic, backyard, fish camp style setting complete with corn hole, giant Jenga, Cannon Ball, fire pit and stunning sunset views. Choose from Daufuskie Blue Crab Cakes, Seafood Risotto, Oysters, or Filet Mignon (just to name a few). Dine indoors, or enjoy the large, pet-friendly patio and bar while soaking in the view. Happy hour at the outdoor bar (heated on cool nights) and high-top tables from 4 - 6 p.m. daily. Bar menu available starting at 3 p.m., dinner service beginning at 4 p.m., bar open late. Lunch daily from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-2267 for reservations. View full menus at fishcamphhi.com. #fishcamphhi.

FLATBREAD GRILL

Located at Coligny Circle oceanside in the Beach Market Center. This upscale casual dining sensation is sure to be a favorite of both visitors and locals. Choose from Neopolitan pizza, fresh pasta, fajitas, steak, salmon, gourmet salads, or hearty sandwiches all cooked in our open hearth oven. Hang out in our friendly lounge and enjoy a nice selection of appetizers and cocktails while viewing your favorite sporting (continued on page 26)


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event on our HDTV’s. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Take-out available. Call (843) 341-2225 or online at www.flatbreadgrillhhi.com.

THE FROSTY FROG CAFÉ

Located in Coligny Plaza. A comfortable, casual atmosphere offering a “web-footed lickin” menu and an enormous amount of frozen daiquiris by the glass or by the gallon. Outside seating with retractable roof, fire pit, beach area and tiki bar. Live music nightly. Black angus burger, crab cakes, pizza, prime rib sandwich, salads, subs, wraps, peel & eat shrimp, calamari, crab legs, shrimp dishes, ahi tuna, fish and shrimp tacos and of course fried frog legs. 28 HD TV’s for great sports viewing as well as a kid’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-FROG (3764) or online at www.frostyfrog.com.

GUSTO RISTORANTE

Located mid island at the Fresh Market Plaza, Gusto Ristorante is an upscale Northern Italian Restaurant bringing the authentic flavors of Rome to Hilton Head. Enjoy dining in a beautiful Tuscan setting or al fresco on the garden patio. Full bar and extensive wine list available. Gusto offers dinner Sunday and Tuesday thru Thursday from 4 until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 802-2424 or visit gustohiltonhead.com for more information.

HINOKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR Located at 37 New Orleans Road in New Orleans Plaza. Enjoy traditional Japanese dishes such as grilled fish, chicken and steak, suki yaki, a variety of noodle dishes, tempura, daily specials, plus sushi and sashimi. The very extensive menu includes dozens of appetizers, several kinds of broiled fish, salads and over 20 entrees from which to choose. Three intimate dining rooms, a sushi bar and a cocktail lounge offers something for everyone. Early Bird specials and takeout available. Open for dinner 5:30 until 10:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday and lunch, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Call (843) 785-9800 for reservations.

HOLY TEQUILA

Located in Park Plaza, the Holy Tequila taqueria blends gourmet tacos with American flavors, Mexican street food and tequila in an eclectic atmosphere! Prepare your senses for a fusion of flavors that reaches into the heart of Mexico! Holy Tequila combines an open kitchen with indoor/outdoor dining and a dynamic bar to create a high energy fiesta! We serve gourmet tacos, quesadillas, and smalls plates all under $10, with a full bar offering over 40 kinds of premium tequilas. The cuisine is modern, fun and uninhibited, just like our guests! The restaurant is open 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily with happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m. Call us at (843) 681-TACO (8226) or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/HolyTequila! (continued on page 28) 26

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HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway off Squire Pope Rd. With 50 years of casual dining experience and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson’s is one of the Island’s most recognized landmarks. Featuring the freshest, local seafood in the area as well as pasta, steaks, chicken and more. Kids menu available. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Bon Appétit. Open daily at 11 a.m. Call (843) 681-2772.

THE JAZZ CORNER

Located in the “corner” of The Village at Wexford. One of the top “100 Great Jazz Rooms” in the world, Downbeat Magazine 2011-18. Our intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world class entertainment enhanced by our innovative southern flavors menu and impeccable service. The Jazz Corner offers a signature martini menu, extensive wine list, full bar and late-night menu. Open nightly from 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call (843) 842-8620 or check us out online at www.thejazzcorner.com.

KENNY B’S CAJUN SEAFOOD HUT

Located in Circle Center, just off Pope Avenue. Enjoy Creole cuisine with a Low country influence. Find an appealing choice of Cajun fare such as Shrimp Etoufee, Crawfish Etoufee, Jambalaya, N’awlins Po Boy’s, Red Beans & Rice and authentic Gumbos. Great soups and salads, as well as a kid’s menu

and take-out service available. Also, cold beer and awesome desserts. Open Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call (843) 785-3315.

LAND’S END TAVERN

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Featuring great seafood, steaks, sandwiches and salads. A casual atmosphere with a pirate theme ensures fun for the whole family. Great kid’s menu and desserts. It’s a bounty of treasure waiting to be plundered. Serving all day, every day starting from 8 a.m. Call (843) 671-5456 for seasonal hours.

LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN & BAR

Located at 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. An American Bistro with southern soul serves seasonal inspired food with local beers, craft cocktails and an esoteric wine list. Our menu is constantly changing and evolving with seasons, tides, weather and our inspirations. Dine inside or outside on our patio. A healthy children’s menu is also available. Call for hours (843) 681-3474 or online at www.luckyroosterhhi.com.

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Celebrating 30 Years! Hilton Head’s “Little Italy” New York/New Jersey Italian Cuisine

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Fun, Food and Fundraising for Local Scholarship Rotary Club of HHI’s Feeding Frenzy Scavenger Hunt & Raffle BY RISA WILLIAMS MCMILLAN

If you are looking for a fun spring event that has the perfect combination of all the things you love -- food, exercise, and philanthropy -- then this one is for you. In its second year, the Feeding Frenzy Scavenger Hunt & Raffle will be held on Saturday, May 11th on the south end of Hilton Head. All you need is a bike or some walking shoes and an appetite for some great food to help raise money for the Rotary Club of Hilton Head’s local Scholarship program. Participants will begin their adventure from the parking lot at the new USCB campus near Sea Pines Circle. At the whistle, they will rev their quads or lace up their walking shoes and embark on a journey that will take them to approximately 15 restaurants that are all under two mile’s distance. Scavenger goers can plan their route according to their desire to maximize speed or maximize distance for the largest calorie burn. Each restaurant will offer a sampling of one of their signature appetizers; beverages, of course, will be available at the ongoing price. From each restaurant, scavengers will be provided a clue to their hunt.

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According to Jeff Rogers, event chairperson from Rotary, “This event is about fellowship, meeting people, and having fun. Fun is a big thing.” They tie this into bike month to get the bike shops involved and hold it before Memorial Day and the summer madness to promote business at the

participating restaurants. “We really want to engage the bike shops and bikers with this. The bike shops will help sell tickets and offer discounts on merchandise,” he said. Tickets for the Feeding Frenzy Scavenger Hunt & Raffle cost $25 and can be purchased from Rotarians, bike


shops, participating restaurants, and at the event. Anyone who purchases a ticket will automatically be eligible for the raffle and can also do the scavenger hunt. “We expect to sell about 800 tickets overall and about 200 of those people will do the scavenger portion of the event,” commented Jeff. Each restaurant will be gifting vouchers for dinner for 4 and these will be the prizes for the raffle and scavenger hunt – There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for each and winners will pick dinner vouchers out of a hat. First place finishers receive 4 dinners for four people, 2nd placers receive 3 dinners for four, and 3rd place gets 2 dinners for four. Additionally, 5th through 9th place winners will each receive one voucher for four people. The drawings will be at the end of the event but you do not have to be present to win. Rotary Club of Hilton Head does a mountain of work to give back to the community and their fundraising events are paramount for their success. The money from the Scavenger Hunt and Raffle goes directly toward their youth scholarship fund. “We used to award the scholarships to extraordinary local students but would later find out that their families could afford college. Now we are focused on college bound kids that are driven to perform and want to go to school locally, like at USCB, that are likely to come back here and work and help,” said Jeff. According to Mary Briggs, Chairperson of Scholarships for Rotary, “These scholarships are established to help those who truly have a need and to make their dream a reality. We modified our scholarship last year to help students who are outstanding young people. These students are clearly motivated young people. Many of them overcome unbelievable obstacles and they still find great success.” Jeff has only lived on the Island for a year, yet notes the great disparity between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. “You go in the front gate of a plantation and everything is roses and you come out the back and it is all trailers. There are too many issues on the Island and there has got to be a better way we can help people with things like affordable housing and money for the kids to go to school. Take our Happy Feet program – we bring children into Belk’s and let them pick out shoes. At the end of the day, we can do more for people around here. Rotary is always looking for fun and different ways to raise money for these good causes.” With the money raised from the Raffle and Scavenger Hunt, Rotary will give out scholarships in increments of $4,000 per year over 4 years. So dust off those walking shoes or pump up those bike tires, because our aspiring youth need your help and this event will introduce you to new friends, new spots to eat, burn some calories, and help local students who need it the most. Need we say more? Let’s all do what we can. For more information about the event and to view a list of participating restaurants, visit the Rotary website at http:// www.hiltonheadrotary.org/index.php. “Youth Comes but once in a lifetime,” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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pasta. Beer and wine, kid’s menu, and daily specials offer something for everyone. Enjoy half price cheese pizza from 3 until 4 p.m. Dine inside, on the patio or take it to go. North Island delivery available. Your home away from home for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Open Sunday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Call (843) 682-2444.

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Located in Park Plaza on Hilton Head and at 878 Fording Island Rd. in Bluffton. If you’re looking for a fun and lively place for the whole family, this is it. Specializing in great pizza and calzones, monumental hoagies and fresh salads all in a comfortable and casual setting. Kid friendly and affordably priced menu for both lunch and dinner. Over twenty-four beers on tap, fifty more by bottle and a full bar available. Dine inside or outside on the patio. Open daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-2474 (HHI) or (843) 706-0800 (B-Town).

MICHAEL ANTHONY’S

Located at 37 New Orleans Road in Orleans Plaza. Offering classic Italian cuisine. Homemade gnocchi, succulent veal dishes and creative fish preparations are offered nightly. The versatile wine list offers a broad selection designed to satisfy the novice or seasoned enthusiast. Reservations are suggested. Weekly cooking classes offered in the Tuscan inspired demonstration kitchen. The adjacent Italian Market offers a wide array of Italian wines and gourmet foods. Open Monday thru Saturday beginning at 5:15 p.m. Call (843) 785-6272 or visit www.michael-anthonys.com.

MIDICI ITALIAN KITCHEN

Located at 7 Greenwood Dr. in Reilley’s Plaza just off the Sea Pines circle. Enjoy classic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, pasta and more prepared with the freshest ingredients in our open kitchen. Enjoy local craft beer, wine and signature cocktails with your friends in a warm, upbeat atmosphere. We believe people are the best thing to happen to anyone. Open daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 842-7999 or visit us online at www.mymidici.com.

OLD FORT PUB

Located at 63 Skull Creek Drive on the Intra-coastal Waterway, Old Fort Pub, a Four Diamond restaurant showcases unrivaled nightly sunsets & award winning cuisine! Enjoy a wide variety of “New Southern” favorites inspired with influences from around the globe. Serving Sunday Brunch 11-2 p.m., Bar opens at 4 p.m. daily and dinner is served nightly 5-9 p.m. Early Bird dining is served from 5-5:30. Outdoor dining available. B’s Kitchen menu now available for take-out. Call (843) 681-2386 or visit OldFortPub.com for a complete menu or to make reservations.

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THE OLD OYSTER FACTORY

Located on 101 Marshland Rd. Waterfront dining with expansive views of Broad Creek and beyond. Serving the Island’s best steaks and freshest seafood. Extensive wine menu and great service will guarantee a wonderful dining experience. Children’s menu and large groups welcome. Serving dinner from 4:45 p.m., 7 nights a week. Call (843) 681-6040 or online at www.oldoysterfactory.com.

REDFISH

Located at the corner of Palmetto Bay Rd. and Archer Rd. Serving Innovative Cuisine in a unique and inviting atmosphere. Offering local seafood, steaks, salads and nightly specials. Attached retail wine shop and bar with over 1,000 selections of fine wines. Outdoor seating available. Serving lunch Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 a.m. and dinner daily from 5 p.m. For more information call (843) 686-3388 or online at www. redfishofhiltonhead.com.

REILLEY’S GRILL & BAR

Located in Reilley’s Plaza, just off Sea Pines Circle. Serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head Island for over 35 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, the family-friendly atmosphere will have your family dining with the Reilley family again and again. Dine indoors or outside on the deck. Enjoy nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday brunch.

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Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. Happy Hour from 4 until 7 p.m. Take-out and kids menus available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-4414 for reservations or visit reilleyshiltonhead.com. #reilleyshhi.

REILLEY’S NORTH END PUB

Located in Port Royal Plaza. The sister restaurant of Reilley’s Grill & Bar (located on the south end), Reilley’s North End Pub has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head for over 30 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Experience the family-friendly atmosphere for some local fun and Tuesday Trivia. Enjoy nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday Brunch. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. Happy hour daily from 4 until 7p.m. Take-out available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 681-4153 for reservations or visit reilleysnorth.com. #reilleysnorth.

ROCKFISH SEAFOOD AND STEAKS @BOMBORAS Located a at 5 Lagoon Road across from Coligny near the beach. Rockfish, a Seafood Destination, offers fresh oysters, fresh shrimp, local seafood, steaks and much much more. Featuring a fun and inviting indoor or outdoor dining experience. The owners are from Cincinnati so they have

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an intriguing “Cincinnati” section to their menu featuring Montgomery Inn Ribs, Big Boy Burgers and more. Extensive craft draft list, wine and creative cocktails. Want a date night? Drop your kids off at the Art Cafe (a paint your own pottery studio located just above Rockfish) during their Kids Night Out and enjoy a night out alone! Open for happy hour starting at 4 p.m. and dinner 7 days a week. Looking for an Early Bird Menu? Join Rockfish between 4 - 5:45 p.m. and request the Early Bird Menu. Make your reservation on Opentable, Call (843) 689-2662 or visit online at rockfishhhi.com.

RUAN THAI HUT

Located at 1107 Main Street. Serving Authentic Thai fare using the freshest ingredients available. Mild to very hot, you can choose the spice level of your meal. Appetizers, soups, salads, desserts and kids meals round out an extensive menu with something for all ages. Sit inside or outside on the comfortable patio. Open Monday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner. Call (843) 681-3700.

SAGE ROOM

Located at 75 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. Enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere with unique appetizers, diverse cuisine and nightly innovative specials. Elegant palate pleasing fare is prepared in our open kitchen which highlights the restaurant. An extensive wine list, full bar and fantastic service, complete a perfect night out. Open for dinner Monday thru Saturday from 6 until 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call (843) 785-5352 or check us out online at www.thesageroom.com.

THE SALTY DOG CAFE

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Great food, frozen drinks and live entertainment from the island’s favorite outdoor cafe. Enjoy beautiful waterfront views overlooking Braddock’s Cove in a fun and casual atmosphere. Happy Hour daily with a full menu available, plus an outdoor cookout, Salty Dog Ice Cream and Jake’s Pizza during the season. Call (843) 671-CAFE (2233) for seasonal hours.

THE SANDBAR

New restaurant located in historic Coligny Plaza at 101 Pope Ave., just steps from the beach. The Sandbar always has something delicious cooking. With its beach inspired décor, comfortable seating and laid-back atmosphere, they are serving up modern comfort foods such as steak and frites, Jamaican Jerk lobster tails and slow cooked ribs. The Sandbar is a great place for family and friends to enjoy our new outdoor patio and bar and share appetizing food and drinks. Children will also feel welcome with their own menu of homemade healthy choices. Hours – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Call (843) 342-SAND (7263).

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captures the spirit of New Mexico. Innovative southwestern cuisine features dinner favorites such as Tortilla Crusted Salmon, Wood Roasted Quail, Grouper, 30 oz. Ribeye and many more great selections including vegetarian items. Excellent wine list, imported beers and full bar. Early dining menu from 5 until 6 p.m. Live entertainment Tues. thru Sat. Take-out available. Reservations are “gladly” accepted. Open for dinner 7 nights a week from 5 until 10 p.m., and for lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-3838 or www.santafehhi.com.

SEA GRASS GRILLE

Located at 807 Wm. Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center, just outside the entrance to Palmetto Dunes. Award winning seafood served in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Seasonal daily specials featuring local favorites like soft shell crabs, Bluffton oysters, cobia and more! Also, many non-seafood items such as filet mignon, rack of lamb, veal scaloppini, pasta and chops. Wine Spectator award recipient featuring over 50 wines by the glass. Chef owned and operated and a local favorite for over 15 years! Gluten free friendly, children’s menu available. Dinner Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:30 p.m. Call 843-785-9990 for reservations. Visit seagrassgrille.com to view our menus and more information.

SKILLETS CAFE

Located just off the beach in Coligny Plaza. An excellent choice for the whole family since 1994. Wonderful selections including burgers, jambalaya, grilled, broiled and fried seafood and build your own pasta dishes or our extensive salad bar. Full bar and wine list available. Kids menu and take-out. Dine inside or on the patio (Dog Friendly). Open daily from 7 a.m. - 9-10 p.m. Call (843) 785-3131 or check us out online at www.skilletscafe.com.

STELLINI ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Located at 15 Executive Park Dr., just off Pope Avenue. Celebrating 30 years! Voted the Island’s best Italian restaurant, Stellini features popular menu items from the Little Italy section of New York and northern New Jersey. Choose from items such as Clams Casino, Veal Saltimbocca, Zuppa di Pesce, Osso Buco, Lasagna and more. Chefs specialties created nightly. Extensive wine list, Early Bird specials, children’s menu and take-out available. Serving dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5 p.m. Call (843) 785-7006 for reservations.

STREET MEET

Located in Port Royal Plaza near BILO. This Family Tavern & Restaurant is HHI’s Ohio Bar and Home of the HHI Browns Backers. Kitchen serving food from 11:30 a.m. until midnight 7 days/week. Offering a wide range of homemade, from scratch American food at reasonable prices and have been voted Island’s Best Wings, Best Fish and Chips, and Best Hotdog (“Hofmann from Syracuse, NY). Featuring a complete Healthy Menu that includes GlutenFree, Paleo, & Vegetarian (continued on page 40) 38

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options plus more. Full bar with daily drink specials and happy hour as well as indoor & outdoor seating plus a new dining room that is GREAT for large parties or groups. Kids pay what they weigh on Saturday! Acoustic Mayhem plays every Tues. night on the patio from 6 - 9 p.m. Call (843) 842-2570 or online at www.streetmeethhi.com.

SUNSET GRILLE

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Hilton Head Harbor, 43 Jenkins Rd. The Grille offers a casual fine dining experience with breathtaking sunset views. The creative menu features house specialties such as Hugh’s famous hot smoked salmon, shrimp & grits, grilled sea scallops & braised lamb shank all prepared to perfection. An extensive wine list, craft beer selection and full bar available. Call (843) 689-6744 for reservations or visit sunsetgrillehhi.com. Dinner is served Tuesday-Sunday 6 p.m. until.

TRATTORIA DIVINA

Located in Park Plaza right outside Sea Pines Main Gate. Our atmosphere captures that artistically cozy “Local Italian Place” where pasta is made fresh daily and your meal is made to order by Chef Hugo Lee, Zagat Top 10 Award Winning Chef. Chef’s Italian dishes are full of flavor whether you want Seafood, Steak or our Signature Dish, Lobster Pot Pie. A wine room that has a collection of over 900+, where there is something to suit everybody’s taste and a full bar. Monthly wine tastings, “Primo Martedi” the first Tuesday of each month. Open 7 nights a week; 5:00 pm until? Early Bird menu available. Walk-ins welcomed: Reservations recommended. Don’t want to cook? Let Chef Hugo do it. Take out available. Call (843) 686-4442 www.trattoriadivina.com.

TRUFFLES CAFE

Located in Sea Pines Center and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. Enjoying our 36th year of offering casual upscale dining in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our menu features fresh seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups, fresh and flavorful entree salads, house ground burgers, delicious pasta, and amazing homemade desserts. Outside seating is available at both locations. Full bar and fine wines by the glass or bottle. Private dining available for 6 to 100 people. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Call (843) 671-6136 (Sea Pines) or (843) 815-5551 (Bluffton) or go to www.trufflescafe.com to make reservations.

THE WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Enjoy a casual and fun atmosphere in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe. Serving a full bar with excellent food and waterfront view overlooking South Beach Marina and Braddock’s Cove, The Wreck offers excellent Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. Available for private parties. Call (843) 671-SEAS (7327) for seasonal hours.

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FARMERS MARKET of Hilton Head Island Putting Down Roots BY ALLYSON JONES

From large Colonial and Antebellum plantations focused on rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton production to small, family-runs farms growing vegetables and raising livestock, the Lowcountry has a long agricultural history. In keeping with its mission to “inspire people to care for the Lowcountry,” the Coastal Discovery Museum is cultivating community and rebuilding the local food economy by bringing back the Hilton Head Island 42

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Farmers Market at Historic Honey Horn. “Before the bridge, there were a lot of truck farms on Hilton Head Island,” notes the Museum’s President/CEO Rex Garniewicz. “When you have local farmers that are bringing local produce and you buy it at a farmer’s market, it really harkens back to the way I think Hilton Head Island was before the bridge. It’s a concept of living in a more local way.” The Tuesday morning market provides


a place to purchase organic, locally grown and harvested/processed produce, meats, eggs, honey, seafood, coffee, dog treats, baked goods and prepared foods directly from the farmers and vendors themselves. Some, such as Three Sisters Organic Farm in Bluffton, have deep roots in the Lowcountry’s farming community. Others, like Whippoorwill Farms in Jasper County, are more recent additions to area agrobusiness. Mary Connor, Priscilla Coleman and Beth Lee are celebrating their 10th year of commercial farming on land along the Colleton River that has been in their family since 1848. Their USDA Certified Organic Three Sisters Farm produces flowers, herbs, vegetables, pastured eggs, blueberries, blackberries, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, indigo and more which are sold at several area farmers’ markets and restaurants, including Red Fish on Hilton Head. Although they grew up on the property, all three left to pursue their respective careers. Connor and her husband, both engineers, returned to the farm in 1985 so their children could grow up there. After the farmer who was renting it abandoned the lease, the sisters decided to give organic farming a try. “We enjoy it very much,” says Mary. “We’ve divided our duties. I’m primarily doing the vegetables and herbs. My sister Pricilla focuses primarily on flowers. And my sister, Beth, she chose the road of when we both need extra help, but she is also in charge of our chickens.” Mary notes that farming is a constant juggling act — weather, insects and the

public’s taste are often unpredictable — yet plans must be made nine months in advance. “We don’t have a blank slate,” she explains. “Some things become the rage and you, perhaps, might have picked the wrong thing to grow. We really try to keep up with food trends and stay ahead of the curve. We like to grow new things and let people find new vegetables that they’ve never tried before.” Also featured at the market is the Brant Family Farm located in Grays, about 15 miles outside of Varnville. Originally from Allendale County, Donald and Susan Brant met in first grade, got married between their junior and senior years in college and will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The chemical engineer and nurse have lived in various places around the country and the world and bring diverse occupational backgrounds to their latest endeavor. The decision to farm came after the couple became dissatisfied with the quality and nutritional value of the foods found in local grocery stores. “So, we decided to go out and start growing organically, using organic practices,” explains Donald. “And not only for lettuces and other things, but also for our eggs and pork and chicken and beef, as well.” Several years ago, the Brant’s son was diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease. “Everything we read said it could possibly be associated with the poor quality of vegetables and food intake,” Donald notes. “We have a son and a

daughter-in-law and seven grandkids living [and working] on the farm with us and know that they are eating healthy. We’re thankful that the Lord has kept him healthy for last three or four years that he’s been on the farm. Whatever we have extra, we sell at markets.” Although it sounds simple, the Brant’s success was hard won. “We came into farming thinking that everybody else didn’t know how to farm,” he says with a smile. “That we could do it better. That we knew more than what they did. And we came to find out, as time progressed, it takes a lot of hard work… and you are absolutely in control of very little.” “It’s a big learning curve,” he adds. “And, after 12 or 13 years, we’ve only scratched the tip of the iceberg on what there is to learn.” Meanwhile, Marissa Paykos and James Young are living their own unique love story nearby at Whippoorwill Farm. A lifelong animal lover and equestrian, Marissa became a vegetarian after learning about inhumane meat industry practices. However, if she could afford it, she would occasionally treat herself to pasture-raised meat. She met her husband, James, a dedicated carnivore, while they were both living at a RV park on Whippoorwill Way in Hardeeville. Marissa tried, unsuccessfully, to introduce him to vegetarian dishes, but it wasn’t until her doctor ordered her to eat some meat while pregnant that the idea for a farm began to take root. Realizing that the only way they would be able to afford high-quality, humanely

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raised meat was to do it themselves, the couple bought a two-acre property in Jasper County and cleared the land, built barns, chicken coops and a guest house while both working full-time jobs. Nearly four years later, Marissa and four-year old Farmer Ellie work full-time on the farm raising and processing chicken and eggs, hogs and rabbits while miniature pincher, Moose, stands guard. “I love to sell to restaurants, sure, but my goal is really to help the food system on an individual basis,” says Marissa. “To have a chef say that your product is great means a lot. But being able to have 10 people say that your products are amazing and come to me because they trust what we do, to me that means just as much, if not more.” With advance notice, Marissa also makes deliveries throughout Beaufort, Jasper, Chatham and Effingham counties and can offer ideas or recipes using different meats or different cuts. “The goal of the small farmer is to find that connection again, from where your food is raised to who’s consuming your food, to bridge that gap. At least, that’s my goal,” she says. That is also one of the goals of the Hilton Head Island Farmers Market. “Reducing our impact on the environment and supporting our local farmers — you can come and talk to the farmers and learn all kinds of things — it’s an educational experience, too,” says Rex Garniewicz. “I think it really fits in with the mission of the Coastal Discovery Museum now and also with the history of the Coastal Discovery Museum.” The Hilton Head Island Farmers Market takes place on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Honey Horn Drive. Admission and parking are free with reusable market bags available for a $2 donation. For more information, call (843) 689-6767 or visit www.coastaldiscovery.org. 44

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TASTE OF LUNCH A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. Capture the true essence of the island while enjoying local and regional inspired cuisine featuring owner Dave and Raina Peck’s family recipes. Choose from Potato chip meatloaf, Charleston fried green tomato sandwich, shrimp & grits, Southern Belle salad and a wide selection of other lowcountry favorites. Dine in or outside in the comfortable backyard. Experience the island, love the food! Serving Lunch Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Dinner 4:30 - 9 p.m., Monday - Saturday and Brunch on Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call (843) 785-YARD (9273) or visit us online at www.hhbackyard.com.

AMIGO’S CAFÉ Y CANTINA

The original Amigo’s is located at 70 Pope Avenue in the Circle Center. Quick, casual and healthy Mexican food prepared fresh daily. Featuring the best burrito outside of Baja, quesadillas, tacos, amazing BBQ chicken salad, Jimmy’s World Famous Margaritas and ice cold beer. This local favorite has been serving islanders and visitors for over 25 years. Dine in or take-out available. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call (843) 785-TACO (8226) or or check us out on Facebook.

AUNT CHILADAS EASY STREET CAFE

Located at 69 Pope Avenue. With a tag line of “Not your everyday Mexican” one can only imagine what a familyfriendly, fun restaurant Aunt Chilada’s is to both locals and visitors alike! Located on the south-end of Hilton Head, visit Aunt Chilada’s for fresh margaritas, fajitas, and even crab legs! The huge, covered outdoor patio is perfect for all gatherings. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. Kids menu available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 785-7700 or visit auntchiladashhi.com. #auntchiladashhi.

BAD BISCUIT

Located at 19E Dunnagans Alley off Arrow Rd. The island’s newest breakfast spot features fresh handmade biscuits with a variety of toppings including sausage gravy and shrimp stew. Create a biscuit sandwich with egg, cheese, veggies, crab cakes and other offerings. Also serving homemade soups, salads, desserts, coffee and juices. For the adventurous appetite, try one of our delicious grit bowls. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with breakfast served all day. Check us out online at www.bad-biscuit.com.

BIG BAMBOO

Just steps from the beach, the Big Bamboo is located in Coligny Plaza on North Forest Beach Drive. Featuring fresh seafood, fish tacos, delicious salads and the build your own burgers, the Big Bamboo provides an all American menu in a laid back beach atmosphere. Thirsty? Try a famous margarita as you sit amongst the WWII memorablia and the Bamboo 46

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inspired island vibe. Full bar and kids menu available. Serving lunch Mon-Sat. 11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (843) 686-3443.

BIG JIM’S BBQ, BURGERS & PIZZA

Located at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed dining option for families, golfers and Hilton Head Island residents and visitors alike. Enjoy big screen TVs and expanded outdoor seating overlooking the Jones course - the perfect place to watch all of your favorite sports year-round! Big Jim’s is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving signature Southern dishes, including BBQ, gourmet burgers and grilled pizza plus homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks and fall-off-thebone ribs. Big Jim’s offers a kid’s menu, wine and beer menu, take-out orders and catering. Enjoy Happy Hour weekdays from 4 - 7 p.m. Call (843) 785-1165 for more information.

BRITISH OPEN PUB

Located in The Village at Wexford and Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Authentic English fare served in attractive pub-style atmosphere with golf art, memorabilia, and the only bar by Titleist. Featuring our famous Fish n’ Chips or Sandwedges like the Aberdeen Burger, Clubhouse Classic, Wexford Reuben, English Dip and Lobster Roll. Full bar and beers, ales, and stouts from around the world. Serving daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Brunch served Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call Hilton Head (843) 686-6736 or Bluffton (843) 815-6736.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S

Located at 6 Target Road on Hilton Head and in Bluffton at the Calhoun Street Promenade. A local favorite for over 36 years! Unique Island Location highlights fresh seafood, daily specials, great signature sandwiches (Grouper melt & Po Boy’s) and more in one of Hilton Head’s favorite dining destinations. Fantastic outdoor deck and bar. Open daily from 11 a.m. until late. Call (843) 785-2400 or (843) 757-6222 or online at www. captainwoodys.com.


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CAROLINA CRAB COMPANY

Located in Palmetto Bay Marina, just off Helmsman Way. With a pet-friendly patio as well as indoor dining, Carolina Crab Company offers an array of fresh seafood, burgers, crab legs, Lowcountry boil and daily Chef specials. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. Happy hour from 4 - 7 p.m. at the bars. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-2016 for reservations or visit carolinacrabco.com. #carolinacrabco.

CHARBAR CO

Fish & Chips Our Famous Lobster Pot Pie

Lunch and Dinner daily 11 a.m. Until 10 p.m. Sat. Brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Sun. Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Happy Hour Daily from 4 until 7 p.m. Hilton Head Island, Village at Wexford: 843.686.6736 Bluffton, Sheridan Park: 843.815.6736 Voted Islands Best All Around Restaurant 2012 Best Bar/Tavern 2015 and Best Fish & Chips 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018!!!

Located in Park Plaza right outside Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head. A local favorite serving a chef inspired menu featuring award winning gourmet burgers, signature sandwiches, veggie and shrimp burgers and salads that are as great as our burgers — all for around $8-10 with quick casual dining experience. We feature a fun and inviting indoor/outdoor environment with a full bar and a music collection spanning the decades. Voted Hilton Head Island “People’s Choice Best Burger”, 1st Place Winner of Burgers & Brews 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018! Open daily from 11:30-10 p.m. Kids menu and takeout available. Call us at (843) 785-CHAR (2427) or online at www.Facebook.com/CharbarCo!

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE

Located at 8 New Orleans Rd., just off Hwy. 278. Casual dining at its best. One-of-a kind Cobb salad piled high with crispy bacon, turkey and cheese, dressed with Essie’s homemade sweet tomato vinaigrette that has kept the locals hooked for more than 30 years. Fish Cakes, Sauteed Flounder and an array of salads for anyone on the run. Dine-in or Take-out. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., and dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 p.m. Call (843) 7859277 or check us out online at www.charliesgreenstar.com.

CHOW DADDY’S

Two locations - 14B Executive Park Road, just off Pope Avenue and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. One of the areas newest and most creative restaurants offers a healthy alternative using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Menu items include amazing Pork Nachos on house-made potato chips, Kale and Quinoa Salad, Tuna Poke Bowl, Fried Chicken Tacos, Spicy Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Verde, and incredible Burgers ground in house daily. Full bar, extensive wine selection and great cocktails. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Outdoor seating and ping pong available on our terraces. For reservations call (843) 842CHOW (2469) or (843) 757-CHOW (2469) or online at www. chowdaddys.com.

THE CRAZY CRAB

Two great waterfront locations- South end in the heart of Harbour Town in Sea Pines and North end Hwy. 278 overlooking Jarvis Creek.The “Islander’s place for fresh seafood for over 30 years,” The Crazy Crab restaurants are a must-visit for those enjoying all Hilton Head has to offer. Fresh local seafood is prepared any way you wish – broiled, 48

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fried, steamed, blackened, etc. Gluten free and vegan options also available. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. See the largest salt-water aquarium on Hilton Head (Hwy. 278 location). A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 363-2722 (Harbour Town), (843) 681-5021 (Jarvis Creek) or visit thecrazycrab.com. #crazycrabhhi.

DELISHEEYO

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Rd. in The Village Exchange. The Island’s health food kitchen features organic juices, smoothees, salads, wraps, bowls and healthy snacks. Offering food that makes you feel good, choose from raw, vegan or gluten free options. Open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-3633 or online at www.delisheeyo.com.

THE DRYDOCK SEAFOOD GRILL & SPIRITS

All new location at 840 William Hilton Pkwy. Go where the locals go for fresh seafood, cold drinks and good times. We are easy to find, but hard to leave. Choose from a wide variety of fresh seafood, signature sandwiches, salads and more in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Dine inside or enjoy the outdoor patio. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. Call (843) 842-9775.

ELA’S ON THE WATER

Located at One Shelter Cove Lane. Featured in Bon Appetit and winner of numerous Open Table awards, Ela’s offers fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, all prepared by our culinary team of experts and complimented by an extensive boutique wine selection. Known for the best water views on the island, we have a casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior and nightly entertainment. Private parties, rehearsal dinners and special events welcome. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner nightly from 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call (843) 785-3030 or online at ww.elasgrille.com.

FISHCAMP ON BROAD CREEK

Located at 11 Simmons Road, mid-island on Broad Creek. Fishcamp is Hilton Head’s favorite casual waterfront dining destination. Enjoy delicious seafood, steaks and more in a chic, backyard, fish camp style setting complete with corn hole, giant Jenga, Cannon Ball, fire pit and stunning sunset views. Choose from lunch selections such as a Surf ‘N Turf Burger, Shrimp & Polenta, or an Oyster Po’ Boy (just to name a few). Dine indoors, or enjoy the large, pet-friendly patio and bar while soaking in the view. Lunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. Happy hour at the outdoor bar (heated on cool nights) and high-top tables from 4 - 6 p.m. daily. Bar menu available starting at 3 p.m., dinner service beginning at 4 p.m., bar open late. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-2267 for reservations. View full menus at fishcamphhi.com. #fishcamphhi. TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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FLATBREAD GRILL

Located at Coligny Circle oceanside in the Beach Market Center. This upscale casual dining sensation is sure to be a favorite of both visitors and locals. Choose from Neopolitan pizza, fresh pasta, gourmet salads, or hearty sandwiches all cooked in our open hearth oven. Hang out in our friendly lounge and enjoy a nice selection of appetizers and cocktails while viewing your favorite sporting event on our HDTV’s. Take-out available. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Call (843) 341-2225 or online at www.flatbreadgrillhhi.com.

THE FROSTY FROG CAFÉ

Located in Coligny Plaza. A comfortable, casual atmosphere offering a “web-footed lickin” menu and an enormous amount of frozen daiquiris by the glass or by the gallon. Outside seating with retractable roof, beach area and tiki bar. Black angus burger, crab cakes, pizza, prime rib sandwich, salads, subs, wraps, peel and eat shrimp, calamari, crab legs, shrimp dishes, ahi tuna, fish and shrimp tacos and of course fried frog legs. 28 HD TV’s for great sports viewing as well as a kid’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-FROG (3764) or online at www.frostyfrog.com.

GRINGO’S DINER

Located at 6 Lagoon Rd., near the beach in Coligny Plaza. This cozy and comfortable diner serves breakfast and lunch all day. The food and service makes for the perfect stop for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy contemporary American and Mexican food in a warm atmosphere with friendly service. Enjoy fantastic lunch selections like our yummy homemade burgers, sandwiches, B.L.T’s, hot dogs, fried baskets, awesome Philly cheesesteaks and famous hand cut French fries and shakes. Dine inside or outside. Take out is available. Open daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call (843) 785-5400.

HINOKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR Located at 37 New Orleans Road in New Orleans Plaza. Enjoy traditional Japanese dishes such as grilled fish, chicken and steak, suki yaki, a variety of noodle dishes, tempura, daily specials, plus sushi and sashimi. The very extensive menu includes dozens of appetizers, several kinds of broiled fish, salads and over 20 entrees from which to choose. Three intimate dining rooms, a sushi bar and a cocktail lounge offers something for everyone. Early Bird specials and take-out available. Open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday thru Friday and dinner from 5:30 until 10 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. Call (843) 785-9800.

HOLY TEQUILA

Located in Park Plaza, the Holy Tequila taqueria blends gourmet tacos with American flavors, Mexican street food and tequila in an eclectic atmosphere! Prepare your senses for a fusion of flavors that reaches into the heart of Mexico! Holy Tequila combines an open kitchen with indoor/outdoor dining and a dynamic bar to create a high energy fiesta! We serve gourmet tacos, quesadillas, and smalls plates all under $10 with a full bar offering over 40 kinds of premium tequilas. 50

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The cuisine is modern, fun and uninhibited, just like our guests! The restaurant is open 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily with happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m. Call us at (843) 681-TACO (8226) or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/HolyTequila!

HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway off Squire Pope Rd. With 45 years of casual dining experience and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson’s is one of the Island’s most recognized landmarks. Featuring the freshest, local seafood in the area as well as pasta, steaks, chicken and more. Kids menu available. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Bon Appetit. Open daily at 11 a.m. Call (843) 681-2772.

KENNY B’S CAJUN SEAFOOD HUT

Located in Circle Center, just off Pope Avenue. Enjoy Creole cuisine with a Lowcountry influence. Find an appealing choice of Cajun fare such as Shrimp Etoufee, Crawfish Etoufee, Jambalaya, N’awlins Po Boy’s, Red Beans & Rice and authentic Gumbos. Great soups and salads, as well as a kid’s menu and take-out service available. Also, cold beer and awesome desserts. Open Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call (843) 785-3315.

LAND’S END TAVERN

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Featuring great seafood, steaks, sandwiches and salads. A casual atmosphere with a pirate theme ensures fun for the whole family. Great kid’s menu and desserts. It’s a bounty of treasure waiting to be plundered. Serving all day, every day starting from 8 a.m. Call (843) 671-5456 for seasonal hours.

MANGIAMO

Located at 2000 Main Street. A comfortable and cozy atmosphere featuring outstanding pizza, subs, salads and pasta. Beer and wine, kid’s menu, and daily specials offer something for everyone. Enjoy half price cheese pizza from 3 until 4 p.m. Dine inside, on the patio or take it to go. North Island delivery available. Your home away from home for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Open Sunday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Call (843) 682-2444.

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Located in Park Plaza on Hilton Head and at 878 Fording Island Rd. in Bluffton. If you’re looking for a fun and lively place for the whole family, this is it. Specializing in great pizza and calzones, monumental hoagies and fresh salads all in a comfortable and casual setting. Kid friendly and affordably priced menu for both lunch and dinner. Over twenty-four beers on tap, fifty more by bottle and a full bar available. Dine inside or outside on the patio. Open daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-2474 (HHI) or (843) 706-0800 (B-Town).

MIDICI ITALIAN KITCHEN

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also offer possibly the best sandwich on the island. Our Italian round sandwiches feature bread baked to order and stuffed with the finest Italian meats, cheeses and toppings. Local craft beer, wine and cocktails are available. Open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Call (843) 842-7999 or visit us online at www. mymidici.com.

PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFE

Located in Palmetto Bay Marina off Helmsman Way. Serving breakfast and lunch all day. Awesome sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, chicken, seafood and daily blue plate specials in cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Beer, wine and liquor available as well as take-out and childrens menu. Eat inside or relax on the outside patio. “One of the Best Breakfasts on Hilton Head”, Southern Living magazine. Open Daily Monday thru Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (843) 686-3232 for more information.

PLANTATION CAFÉ & DELI

Located South Island at 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza and North Island at Port Royal Plaza. An Island favorite since 1974. From soups and salads to sandwiches and Blue plate specials, we have something for everyone. Choose from a great selection of meats and sides and a wide array of salads, soups and sandwiches, all served at moderate prices. We promise you will not leave hungry. Beer and wine available. Open for lunch Monday thru Saturday at 11:30 a.m., and Sunday brunch from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-9020 or (843) 342-4472.

POOL BAR JIM’S

Located overlooking the beach at the Sea Crest at 10 North Forest Beach. Local legend Pool Bar Jim has combined with culinary favorite A Lowcountry Backyard in the perfect setting for tropical and exotic drinks and great lowcountry cuisine. With beautiful views, tasty beverages and delicious food, this is a destination not to be missed. Call for Seasonal Hours. Call (843) 816-4648.

REDFISH

Located at the Corner of Palmetto Bay Rd. and Archer Rd. Serving Innovative Cuisine in a unique and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in excellent seafood, steaks, salads and daily specials. Attached bar and retail wine shop with over 1,000 selections of fine wines. Outdoor seating available. Serving lunch Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 a.m. and dinner daily from 5 p.m. Call (843) 686-3388 or online at redfishofhiltonhead.com.

REILLEY’S GRILL & BAR

Located in Reilley’s Plaza, just off Sea Pines Circle. Serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head Island for over 35 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, the family-friendly atmosphere will have your family dining with the Reilley family again and again. Dine indoors or outside on the deck. Enjoy daily lunch and dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday brunch. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week 52

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from 11 a.m. Happy Hour from 4 until 7 p.m. Take-out and kids menus available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-4414 or visit reilleyshiltonhead.com. #reilleyshhi.

REILLEY’S NORTH END PUB

Located in Port Royal Plaza. The sister restaurant of Reilley’s Grill & Bar (located on the south end), Reilley’s North End Pub has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head for over 30 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Experience the family-friendly atmosphere for some local fun and Tuesday Trivia. Enjoy daily lunch and dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday Brunch. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. Happy hour daily from 4 until 7p.m. Take-out available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 681-4153 or visit reilleysnorth.com. #reilleysnorth.

RUAN THAI HUT

Located at 1107 Main Street. Serving Authentic Thai fare using the freshest ingredients available. Mild to very hot, you can choose the spice level of your meal. Appetizers, soups, salads, desserts and kids meals round out an extensive menu with something for all ages. Sit inside or outside on the comfortable patio. Open Monday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner. Call (843) 681-3700.

THE SALTY DOG CAFE

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Great food, frozen drinks and live entertainment from the island’s favorite outdoor cafe. Enjoy beautiful waterfront views overlooking Braddock’s Cove in a fun and casual atmosphere. Happy Hour daily with a full menu available, plus an outdoor cookout, Salty Dog Ice Cream and Jake’s Pizza during the season. Call (843) 671-CAFE (2233) for seasonal hours.

THE SANDBAR

New restaurant located in historic Coligny Plaza at 101 Pope Ave., just steps from the beach. The Sandbar always has something delicious cooking. With its beach inspired décor, comfortable seating and laid-back atmosphere, they are serving up modern comfort foods such as homemade burgers, amazing tacos, chargrilled oysters and Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf sandwich. The Sandbar is a great place for family and friends to enjoy our new outdoor bar and patio and share appetizing food and drinks. Children will also feel welcome with their own menu of homemade healthy choices. Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (843) 342-SAND (7263).

SANTA FE CAFÉ

Located at 807 William Hilton Parkway near the entrance to Palmetto Dunes. Our elegant yet casual, cozy atmosphere captures the spirit of New Mexico. Innovative southwestern cuisine featuring our Quesadilla Soup and Salad Trio, Santa Fe Salad, Fish Tacos, Steak Fajitas and many other great lunch selections. Excellent wine list, wide selection of imported beer


and full bar. Take-out available. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Dinner 7 nights a week from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Call (843) 785-3838 or santafehhi.com.

SKILLETS CAFE

Located just off the beach in Coligny Plaza. An excellent choice for the whole family since 1994. Wonderful selections including old-fashioned lunches, great sandwiches, burgers, jambalaya, fried seafood or our extensive salad bar. $10 lunches, Monday thru Friday only. Full bar and wine list available. Kids menu and take-out. Dine inside or on the patio (Dog Friendly). Open daily from 7 a.m. - 9-10 p.m. Call (843) 785-3131 or check us out onlineat www.skilletscafe.com.

STREET MEET

Located in Port Royal Plaza near BILO. An American style tavern, select from our $7 lunch menu, paleo bowls, or choose from popular items like our NY Hofmann hot dogs, butcher ground burgers, homemade black bean burgers, homemade Italian wedding soup or the island’s best fish and chips. Enjoy a cold beer or cocktail after a day at the beach in an atmosphere that welcomes the entire family (Penny a pound for kids on Saturday). Serving from 11:30 a.m. until midnight daily. Call (843) 842-2570 or online at www.streetmeethhi.com.

SUNSET GRILLE

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Hilton Head Harbor, 43 Jenkins Rd. The Grille offers a casual fine dining experience with breathtaking sunset views. The lunch menu offers a great selection of gorgeous salads, Mussels provencal, shrimp & grits, smoked salmon and the famous stuffed burger as well as daily specials. Come enjoy a fantastic lunch with fantastic views. Lunch is Tuesday thru Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Call (843) 689-6744. www.sunsetgrillehhi.com.

TRUFFLES CAFE

Located in Sea Pines Center and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. Enjoying our 36th year of offering casual upscale dining in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our menu features fresh seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups, fresh and flavorful entree salads, house ground burgers, delicious pasta, and amazing homemade desserts. Outside seating is available at both locations. Full bar and fine wines by the glass or bottle. Private dining available for 6 to 100 people. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Call (843) 671-6136 (Sea Pines) or (843) 815-5551 (Bluffton) or go to www.trufflescafe.com to make reservations.

THE WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Enjoy a casual and fun atmosphere in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe. Serving a full bar with excellent food and waterfront view overlooking South Beach Marina and Braddock’s Cove, The Wreck offers excellent Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. Available for private parties. Call (843) 671-SEAS (7327) for seasonal hours. TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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GIN IS IN

No longer the dusty bottle in the back of grandma’s liquor cabinet, gin has made its triumphant return to the trendiest bars. BY BARRY KAUFMAN

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Once the province of yacht-centric social gatherings and that secret stash of booze your grandma didn’t think you knew about, gin is enjoying a resurgence as the go-to cocktail of choice among the craft cocktail set. And it’s easy to see why: eminently pairable, and capable of a huge range of flavor profiles based on whatever botanicals the distiller has on hand, gin is a multi-tasking utility spirit with a story to tell. “It’s like if vodka and gin were sisters, they’d both be amazing women, but gin would have the personality,” explained Lucky Rooster bartender Paul Rabe, with his usual tonguein-cheek panache. “Gin itself is really hot right now,” said Tony Bagnulo. As owner of Bulrush Gin he might be biased on that count, but he speaks from experience. He saw this wave coming years ago, having worked in spirit marketing for decades in the days when craft cocktails were solely the province of big cities. “If you go back 5, 10 years ago, vodka started to flatline. People started to look for something a little more unique and gravitated toward gins. At the same time as thirsty consumers were looking for the next big thing, gin was going through a few changes of its own. For hundreds of years, gin had been available in two flavors: piney and extra piney. But with a new generation of distillers, an entire world of flavor profiles was emerging. “With modern gins you’re not just limited to that juniper flavor,” said Rabe. “There are botanicals you can add, and local flavors you can pull in to really bring together a terroir of an area.” That local flavor is on full display in a bottle of Bulrush, with lavender and ginger grown in South Carolina and even satsumas from Bagnulo’s neighbor’s tree. And that same creativity is on display nationwide as distillers lean into this the trend and bartenders find new ways to push gin’s boundaries. “One gin is substantially different from other gins,” said Bagnulo. “You’re looking at a whole world of flavors, spices and botanicals you can play with.” And while it may be leading the charge of what the liquor industry has dubbed a new “gin boom,” it still carries with it the class and sophistication that has made gin the toast of the upper crust for centuries, while enjoying its newfound status as the cool spirit on the block. “All drinks lead to losing your pants,” said Rabe, hopefully joking. “With gin, you at least start out wearing your nice trousers.” Even if you keep your pants on (and you should) gin’s comeback means that classic spring cocktail, the gin and tonic, is cool again. And we’ll drink to that.

HOW TO MAKE PAUL RABE’S TRADITIONAL SOUTHSIDE

Want to sling drinks like Lucky Rooster’s award-winning bartender? Here’s a recipe you can steal. One part gin of your choice One part simple syrup One part lemon (or lime, I won’t judge) Muddled mint. “It’s basically a gin mojito,” said Rabe. “It’s a lovely drink.”

JEFF MIX FROM CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE SHARES HIS RECIPE FOR TUMERIC TONIC featuring local Bulrush Gin 2 oz Bulrush Gin 1/2 oz Tumeric Simple Syrup Tonic Slice of Orange

Five Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Gin one It was originally medicine: Developed from the original jenever, it’s been used to treat everything from scurvy to malaria since 1296. In fact, the quinine it was mixed with to treat malaria formed the basis for the gin and tonic.

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It produced the first food and drink pairing: In 1731, England fell in love with the pairing of “gin and gingerbread.” Which sounds gross, but if you’ve had English food you know that they take what they can get.

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It’s responsible for the term “Dutch Courage:” The term came from The Thirty Years’ War when British sailors saw Holland’s Navy getting sauced on jenever before battle. Speaking of British sailors…

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Gin led to the invention of “proof:” To ensure that the gunpowder on their ships could still ignite if some idiot spilled gin on them, Naval Gin was held to a minimum 57.7% ABV. Sailors would light a small amount of gin-soaked gunpowder to obtain “proof” that their rations had been watered down.

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England had Gin Riots: For a time, the British government imposed a heavy duty on imported liquor, while allowing for unlicensed gin production. When they switched gears and enacted a Gin Tax, there were riots in the streets.

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TASTE OF BREAKFAST / BRUNCH A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. Capture the true essence of the island while enjoying local and regional inspired cuisine featuring owner Dave and Raina Peck’s family recipes. Choose from Uncle Bill’s biscuits and gravy, James Island crab cake benedict, Backyard benedict, Bananas Foster french toast and a wide selection of other lowcountry favorites. Dine in or outside in the comfortable backyard. Experience the island, love the food! Serving Lunch Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Dinner 4:30 - 9 p.m., Monday - Saturday and Brunch on Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call (843) 785-YARD (9273) or visit us online at hhbackyard.com.

BAD BISCUIT

Located at 19E Dunnagans Alley off Arrow Rd. The island’s newest breakfast spot features fresh handmade biscuits with a variety of toppings including sausage gravy and shrimp stew. Create a biscuit sandwich with egg, cheese, veggies, crab cakes and other offerings. Also serving homemade soups, salads, desserts, coffee and juices. For the adventurous appetite, try one of our delicious grit bowls. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with breakfast served all day. Check us out online at www.bad-biscuit.com.

BIG JIM’S BBQ, BURGERS & PIZZA

Located at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed dining option for families, golfers and Hilton Head Island residents and visitors alike. Enjoy big screen TVs and expanded outdoor seating overlooking the Jones course - the perfect place to watch all of your favorite sports year-round! Big Jim’s is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving signature Southern dishes, including BBQ, gourmet burgers and grilled pizza plus homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Big Jim’s offers a kid’s menu, wine and beer menu, takeout orders and catering. Enjoy Happy Hour weekdays from 4 - 7 p.m. Call (843) 785-1165 for more information.

BRITISH OPEN PUB

Located in The Village at Wexford and Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Fabulous Brunch served in an authentic English style pub. Choose from Watson’s Steak & Eggs, Eggs Faldo (Benedict), Old Tom Morris Omelette, Pancakes, Cinnamon French Toast and more. Serving bottomless Mimosa’s and made from scratch Bloody Mary’s. Brunch served Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m and Sunday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call Hilton Head (843) 686-6736 or Bluffton (843) 815-6736.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S

Located at 6 Target Road on Hilton Head and in Bluffton on the Calhoun Street Promenade. Serving Sunday brunch featuring shrimp & grits, steak & eggs, crab cake benedict, prime rib benedict, French toast, omelettes and much more. Wash it all down with a Captain Woody’s Bloody Mary, May River Mimosa 56

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or Promenade Poinsetta. Open for brunch on Sunday’s only from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-2400 or (843) 757-6222 or online at www.captainwoodys.com.

DELISHEEYO

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Rd. in The Village Exchange. The Island’s health food kitchen features organic juices, smoothees, salads, wraps, bowls and healthy snacks. Offering food that makes you feel good, choose from raw, vegan or gluten free options. Open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-3633 or online at www.delisheeyo.com.

ELA’S ON THE WATER

Located at One Shelter Cove Lane. Featured in Bon Appetit and winner of numerous Open Table awards, Ela’s offers fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, all prepared by our culinary team of experts and complimented by an extensive boutique wine selection. Known for the best water views on the island, we have a casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior and nightly entertainment. Private parties, rehearsal dinners and special events welcome. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner nightly from 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call (843) 785-3030 or online at www.elasgrille.com.

FISHCAMP ON BROAD CREEK

Located at 11 Simmons Road, mid-island on Broad Creek. Fishcamp is Hilton Head’s favorite casual waterfront dining destination. Enjoy delicious brunch, seafood, steaks and more in a chic, backyard, fish camp style setting complete with a cornhole, giant jenga, cannon ball, a fire pit and sunset views. Choose from brunch selections such as a Crab Cake Benedict, Chicken and Waffles or Fried Maine Lobster Hash (just to name a few). Dine indoors, or enjoy the large, pet-friendly patio and bar while soaking in the view. Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch daily from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bar menu available starting at 3 p.m., dinner service beginning at 4 p.m., bar open late. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of


restaurants. Call (843) 842-2267 for reservations. View full menus at fishcamphhi.com. #fishcamphhi.

GRINGO’S DINER

Located at 6 Lagoon Rd., near the beach in Coligny Plaza. This cozy and comfortable diner serves breakfast and lunch all day. The food and service makes for the perfect stop for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy contemporary American and Mexican food in a warm atmosphere with friendly service. We offer tremendous pancakes, breakfast burritos and tacos, omelettes, chimichangas, and more. Dine inside or outside. Take out is available. Open daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call (843) 785-5400.

GUSTO RISTORANTE

Located mid island at the Fresh Market Plaza, Gusto is an upscale Northern Italian restaurant bringing the authentic flavors of Rome to Hilton Head. Join us for our all new Italian Sunday Brunch featuring new flavors such as Tiramisu pancakes and breakfast pizza with Italian bacon and eggs. Drink specials will include red and white Tuscan style Sangria, Bellinis and fresh strawberry Rossinis. Sunday brunch served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 802-2424 or visit gustohiltonhead. com for more information.

HOLY TEQUILA

Located at 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza-- Holy Tequila

has a new weekend brunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday & Sundays that will blow your taste buds away. Come sample the island’s best brunch with favorites like churro french toast, steak and egg tacos, shrimp and grits and huevos rancheros on our open air indoor/ outdoor patio! Brunch drink specials include $3 Mimosas and $5 Specialty brunch cocktails and margaritas! Call 843-681-TACO (8226) to reserve your space!

HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS

Located at 1 Hudson Rd. on the Intracoastal Waterway off Squire Pope Rd. Enjoy a wide variety of sweet and savory Lowcountry dishes complete with brunch cocktails and sweeping views of Port Royal Sound. Lots of seafood-focused menu items featuring extremely fresh and local products like Blue Crab Benedict, Cathead Biscuits and Gravy, Shrimp and Grits and many more. Serving Brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call (843) 681-2772 or online at www.hudsonsonthedocks.com.

KENNY B’S CAJUN SEAFOOD HUT

Located in Circle Center, just off Pope Avenue. Enjoy Creole cuisine with a Lowcountry influence. Our Sunday brunch buffet features beignets, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, grits, fruit and a made-to-order omelette station with eggs benedict. For a sampling of our regular weekday menu, choose from french toast, crabcake benedict, Mississippi tall

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stack pancakes, café au lait, quiche and a creole omelette. Open Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m until 9 p.m. Call (843) 785-3315.

LAND’S END

Located in Sea Pines at South Beach Marina overlooking beautiful Braddock’s Cove, Land’s End Tavern is one of the few Hilton Head Island restaurants with a spectacular, waterfront view. Complete with a broad selection of breakfast favorites, plus Lowcountry staples like Crab Cake Benedict and Shrimp and Grits. Land’s End Tavern is a casual atmosphere with a pirate theme that the whole family will enjoy. Open daily from 8 a.m. Call (843) 671-5456 for seasonal hours.

OLD FORT PUB

Located at 63 Skull Creek Drive on the Intra-coastal Waterway, Old Fort Pub, a Four Diamond restaurant provides the perfect setting for enjoying a spectacular Sunday Brunch. Served every Sunday from 11-2 p.m. Enjoy a wide variety of “New Southern” favorites inspired with influences from around the globe. Outdoor dining available. B’s Kitchen menu now available for take-out. Call (843) 681-2386 or visit OldFortPub. com for a complete menu or to make reservations.

PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFE

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Islander favorite for breakfast and brunch featuring eggs benedict, omelettes, french toast, pancakes, quiches, daily specials and more. Enjoy a bloody mary, mimosa, coffee or your favorite beverage while dining inside or on the patio. “One of the Best Breakfasts on Hilton Head”, Southern Living magazine. Open Daily Monday thru Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (843) 686-3232 for more information.

PLANTATION CAFÉ & DELI

Located South Island at 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza and North Island at Port Royal Plaza. An Island favorite since 1974. Offering fresh breakfast items such as omelettes, crab cake benedicts, skillet dishes, pancakes, waffles, French toast, biscuits & gravy and much more, all at moderate prices. Also a wide variety of sides and beverages to complete any meal. Open for breakfast, Monday thru Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. for breakfast and brunch. Call (843) 785-9020 or (843) 342-4472.

REILLEY’S GRILL AND BAR

Located in Reilley’s Plaza, just off Sea Pines Circle. Serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head Island for over 35 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, the family-friendly atmosphere will have your family dining with the Reilley family again and again. Dine indoors or outside on the deck. Enjoy nightly dinner specials with family,


toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday brunch or lunch with friends on the patio. Lunch 11 a.m. Mon. - Sat. and dinner 5 p.m. served seven days a week. Brunch on Sundays 11 a.m. Happy Hour from 4 until 7 p.m. Take-out and kids menus available. Reservations accepted. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-4414 or visit reilleyshiltonhead.com. @reilleyshhi.

REILLEY’S NORTH END PUB

Located in Port Royal Plaza. The sister restaurant of Reilley’s Grill & Bar (located on the south end), Reilley’s North End Pub has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head for over 30 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Experience the family-friendly atmosphere for some local fun and Tuesday Trivia. Enjoy nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday Brunch 11 a.m., or lunch with friends. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. Happy hour daily from 4 until 7 p.m. Take-out available. Reservations accepted. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 681-4153 or visit reilleysnorth.com. #reilleysnorth.

SKILLETS CAFE

Located just off the beach in Coligny Plaza. A breakfast favorite of both visitors and islanders alike since 1994. Try one of our famous layered dishes prepared in a porcelain skillet. Also

offering steak and eggs, pancakes, french toast, omelettes, eggs benedict, Belgian waffles and too many others to mention. A wide beverage variety including fresh coffees, juices, bloody marys, and more. Dine inside or on the patio (Dog Friendly). Open daily from 7 a.m. - 9-10 p.m. Call (843) 785-3131 or check us out online at www.skilletscafe.com.

SUNSET GRILLE

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Hilton Head Harbor, 43 Jenkins Rd. The Grille offers a casual fine dining experience with breathtaking sunset views. One of the best brunches on Hilton Head. Offering Linda’s deep dish-quiche, fried chicken & biscuits with bacon gravy, filet mignon over bleu cheese grits, crab cake benedict and many more island favorites. Voted one of the best bloody mary’s in the Southeast by Garden & Gun Magazine. An amazing brunch with an amazing view. Call (843) 689-6744 for reservations. Sunday Brunch is 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Online at www.sunsetgrillehhi.com.

TRUFFLES CAFE

Located in Sea Pines Center and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. Fabulous weekend brunch in a casual cafe featuring the freshest food and the finest service. Featuring Eggs Benedict and a full lunch menu. Outside seating available at Belfair location. Open for Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full menu served from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Call (843) 671-6136 or 815-5551 or go to www.trufflescafe.com.

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DELISHEEYO

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Rd. in The Village Exchange. The Island’s health food kitchen features organic juices, smoothees, salads, wraps, bowls and healthy snacks. Offering food that makes you feel good, choose from raw, vegan or gluten free options. Open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-3633 or online at www.delisheeyo.com.

ISLAND FUDGE SHOPPE

Located in Coligny Plaza. The best homemade confections anywhere. Offering16 flavors of fudge made fresh daily, 8 flavors of saltwater taffy and a large variety of hand dipped chocolates sure to please even the sweetest tooth. Gift baskets and shipping available. Locally owned and operated. Senior citizens receive a 10% off discount. Call (843) 842-4280 for more information or check us out online at www.islandfudge.com.

PIGGLY WIGGLY

Located at 1 North Forest Beach in Coligny Plaza, near the beach. A full service grocery offering fresh seafood, full deli, beach accessories, beer, wine and our famous Piggly Wiggly T-shirts. Locally owned and operated for over forty years. Call (843) 785-3881 or online at www. pigglywigglycoligny.com.

TOBACCO ROAD

Located at 119 Arrow Road, Suite B. An impressive array of cigars, perfect humidification and a well trained staff will meet all your needs. Hilton Head’s oldest smoke shop has catered to locals and tourists alike for over ten years. Offering a complete selection of fine cigars, domestic and imported cigarettes, and a comfortable smoking lounge in which to enjoy them. Open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call (843) 341-6265 or online at www.hiltonheadcigars.com.

YELLOW CAB

The largest cab fleet on Hilton Head. All vehicles are radio dispatched, late model sedans or mini-vans. Serving all area airports. Service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Providing great service and comfortable air-conditioned transportation. Call (843) 686-6666.

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YANNIE

REYNECKE:

From Here to

ANYWHERE BY TAYLOR KENT

Yannie Reynecke has grown to love waking up in a different city every day. After over three years of touring nationally with Cranford Hollow and most recently, Angie Aparo, it’s safe to say that Yannie is well-accustomed to life on the road. In fact, by this point, he actually prefers it. At age 25, Yannie has seen most of the country, toured and shared the stage with multiple Grammy-winning artists, and opened for highly accomplished and accredited musicians- including his hero, Charlie Daniels. Born and raised on Hilton Head, Yannie’s story as a guitarist began in the fifth grade. He received his first official lesson a year later from local icon and teacher to many, the evereclectic Jevon Daly. Their lessons were held in the boxy, compact practice rooms of John’s Music. “I basically spent five years in a tiny closet with Jevon,” the 6’ 4’’ Yannie recalled, laughing. Since his first lesson, Yannie can hardly remember a day when he didn’t pick up a guitar. By age 14, he was gigging around the island, holding the position of lead guitarist for multiple local bands. His experience with several bands and genres makes him quite versatile. “Stylistically, I can make my way through most genres, but I grew up a blues player,” Yannie explained. Throughout high school, Yannie continued to enhance his skill as a guitarist while also proving himself a standout on the lacrosse field. After being presented with a weighty lacrosse scholarship, Yannie chose to further his education at Mars Hill College. Although he enjoyed his four years as a college lacrosse player, Yannie admits that his primary love remained the same. “Sports are fun, but I’ve always known that I want to be a musician. I knew what I was going to do.” Attending school near Asheville, North Carolina, allowed Yannie to expand his knowledge of bluegrass and classic country. Upon graduating from college in 2015, Yannie joined Cranford Hollow. He was pushed directly into a rigorous schedule, with his first national tour lasting almost three grueling months. Luckily, Yannie was well-prepared. For several years now, Yannie has dedicated at least two hours a day strictly to practicing. He adjusted well to the constant travel and long hours. “Being on the road is my favorite thing,” he remarked. Yannie stayed on tour with Cranford Hollow until the band decided to take a break in favor of more local shows in 2017. It was at this time that Yannie was hired as the guitarist for singer-songwriter Angie Aparo. With Angie this time, Yannie hit the road once again. Together, the two have been traveling the country, meeting fans and fellow musicians, and playing shows. Dedicated and unfailingly humble, Yannie has earned every bit of his success. As for the immediate future, he will begin another tour with Angie in January. From there, Yannie plans to take things month by month. “At any time, if I need to go somewhere, I’m ready to go. I’m ready for whatever happens.” When Yannie is home on the island, you can find him playing regularly at venues such as Boardroom, Porter and Pig, and the Coligny Theatre. For more information on his schedule, check his Facebook for details about upcoming shows.

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COME HUNGRY: Bluffton’s Lip-Smacking Spring Has Arrived Spring in Bluffton always brings with it some seriously tasty events. Here’s why there’s more to be excited about than ever before. BY BARRY KAUFMAN

If you hear tummies rumbling from the Colleton to the May, it’s because Spring has arrived in Bluffton. Those growling stomachs are an anticipation of another mouth-watering festival season, when the restaurants, caterers and chefs of this sleepy river town lay out their finest fare. Two events dominate the season, circled, highlighted and underlined on foody calendars across the Lowcountry: Taste of Bluffton and Mayfest. This first greets 2019 with a slew of new and improved events, while the second continues a tradition of community togetherness centered on great food that has made it one of the region’s biggest draws.

Here’s why when you come to Bluffton this spring, you should come hungry. The buzz surrounding this year’s Taste of Bluffton is off the charts, and for good reason. What started out seven years ago as a simple soiree of Blufftons thennascent culinary scene expands this year to encompass three separate events and Bluffton’s very first restaurant week. And this isn’t just any restaurant week – there’s some serious star power behind this event, which will be curated by Emmy-winning “Eat It and Like It” host Jesse Blanco. The sage of the Savannah restaurant scene is a regular at Bluffton’s eateries, and he’s gearing up for a culinary tour de force. “I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Blanco. “With the food scene in Bluffton growing like it is, I’m honored to be a part of its inaugural restaurant week.” Details were still being ironed out as to participating restaurants, but Blanco is looking to take the format of his highly successful Savannah restaurant week and apply it to Bluffton’s up-and-coming and tried-and-true restaurants. “This really becomes an opportunity for restaurants to show off a little,” he said. “If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that chefs can get a little bored with their menu. This lets them put themselves out there a little bit, try something new and have some fun with it.” The week-long celebration of food starts with the second installment of 62

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the Taste of Hampton Lake on April 7, which sees area chefs putting on cooking demonstrations inside gorgeous custom homes. While he’s keeping this year’s lineup of chefs under wraps, co-chair Charlie Wetmore points to last year’s lineup of Bluffton culinary rock stars as a hint of what to expect. “Last year we had Brandon Carter from FARM, Munjid Yousif of Olive & Fig, Ted Huffman from Bluffton BBQ, Andrew Ferrel from Backwater Bill’s and Hank Yaden from Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup. Last year he did a shrimp limoncello with flames five feet in the air. It was wild.” Following restaurant week, which runs April 8-11, Taste of Bluffton will debut another new event “Brews Under the Stars,” April 12. Featuring craft beer

and live music, details were still coming together at press time. But honestly, what more do you need to know than “craft beer and live music?” It all culminates with the Taste of Bluffton street fair, April 13. Packed with food vendors of every kind, the street fair is a veritable smorgasbord of the flavors that have made Bluffton famous. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. We want to stick to the roots of the event, so we’re keeping it on Calhoun Street but expanding it down to the water,” said event Co-Chair Crystal Valentino. “There will be significantly more food vendors, and we’re hoping to bring back some who were at the first Taste of Bluffton.” One big programming change to this year’s event – rather than the traditional cooking competition, guests will go head to head in an eating competition. “Restaurants and vendors are already competing since there’s voting, so we wanted to step away from that and give locals a chance to compete,” said Valentino. In addition, Jesse Blanco’s “Eat It and Like It” crew will be on-hand during the entire week, filming for an upcoming episode while Blanco will emcee cooking demos on the main stage. Visit tasteofbluffton.com for ticketing information.


MAYFEST

For years, Bluffton’s most famous festival went by the admittedly clunky name of “The Bluffton Village Festival, also known as Mayfest.” Since everyone was just calling it that anyway, last year the Rotary Club of Bluffton decided to make it official and just call it Mayfest starting with last year’s 40th annual event. This year, for the 41st iteration, to be held May 11, you can expect nothing less than an open-air love letter to this river town’s charm and character. But more importantly, you’re going to find some of the most delicious food in the world. “With the food, we like to be local as much as possible,” said event spokesperson Lisa Carroll. Making mouths

happy this year will be a growing fleet of food trucks parked up and down Calhoun Street, plus vendors offering up everything from Southern fried Oreos to delectable local shrimp. From one of Calhoun Street to the other, it’s a carnival of flavors and aromas that showcases the culinary wizardry of Bluffton. And you’d better come hungry, especially if you want to compete in the pie eating contest. “I’ve been involved with that since the beginning,” said Carroll. “It’s something that brings a real hometown feel.” Provided by the Sugaree, the pie eating contest will give locals a chance to chomp their way to victory. Although, to be fair, if you’re not one of the many hungry

high schoolers who compete every year you can probably only chomp your way to second place. But at least you’ll have chomped through some delicious pie. For the younger competitive eaters, there will also be the third annual doughnut eating contest, again featuring baked goods from The Sugaree. With doughnuts dangled on strings, this event challenges pint-size Joey Chestnuts to gobble down doughnuts without using their hands. All this may be simply a side dish to Mayfest’s more famed offerings, from the Ugly Dog Contest to the brilliant artworks from points across the Southeast. But for foodies Mayfest means one thing: a deliciously good time. TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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Located in Sheridan Park in Bluffton and The Village at Wexford. Authentic English fare served in attractive pub-style atmosphere with golf art, memorabilia, and the only bar by Titleist. Featuring our famous Fish n’ Chips or Sandwedges like the Aberdeen Burger, Clubhouse Classic, Wexford Reuben, English Dip and Lobster Roll. Full bar and beers, ales, and stouts from around the world. Serving breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11 am., Monday - Friday. Lunch and Dinner daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Brunch Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Happy Hour from 4 until 7 p.m. daily at the bar only. Call Hilton Head (843) 686-6736 or Bluffton (843) 8156736.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S

Located at the Calhoun Street Promenade. Visit Old Town Bluffton and enjoy great seafood in a casual and fun atmosphere. Serving a wide variety of fresh seafood, great signature sandwiches (Grouper melt and Po Boy’s), soups and salads all at affordable prices. Dine inside or out or enjoy the rooftop bar. Serving lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 757-6222 or visit us online at www.captainwoodys.com.

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Two locations - 14B Executive Park Road, just off Pope Avenue and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. One of the areas newest and most creative restaurants offers a healthy alternative using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Menu items include amazing Pork Nachos on house-made potato chips, Kale and Quinoa Salad, Tuna Poke Bowl, Fried Chicken Tacos, Spicy Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Verde, and incredible Burgers ground in house daily. Full bar, extensive wine selection and great cocktails. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Outdoor seating and ping pong available on our terraces. For reservations call (843) 842CHOW (2469) or (843) 757-CHOW (2469) or online at www. chowdaddys.com.

MAY RIVER GRILL

Located at 1263 May River Rd. in old town Bluffton. Voted best of Bluffton for eight straight years, this intimate restaurant features excellent food, great décor and quality service. Our extensive menu offers 20 different entrees, daily specials, locally caught seafood, walleye, lake Erie perch, and hand picked vegetables. Fantastic wine selections as well as an early bird menu available Monday thru Friday. Open Monday thru Saturday, from 5 until 9 p.m. Call (843) 757-5755 for


reservations or online at www.mayrivergrill.com.

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Located in Park Plaza on Hilton Head and at 878 Fording Island Rd. in Bluffton. If you’re looking for a fun and lively place for the whole family, this is it. Specializing in great pizza and calzones, monumental hoagies and fresh salads all in a comfortable and casual setting. Kid friendly and affordably priced menu for both lunch and dinner. Over twenty-four beers on tap, fifty more by bottle and a full bar available. Dine inside or outside on the patio. Open daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-2474 (HHI) or (843) 706-0800 (B-Town).

OLD TOWN DISPENSARY

Located right off of Calhoun Street, in the heart of historic, downtown Bluffton. Delicious food, cold drinks, and a great atmosphere make this place a locals favorite! Dine inside or sit outside and enjoy live music under the stage. Open daily from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Happy Hour is offered seven days a week from 4-7 p.m., and Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit otdbluffton.com for more information, or call (843) 837-1893.

THE PEARL KITCHEN & BAR

Located at 55 Calhoun Street in the historic art district of Bluffton. The Pearl brings a fresh approach to dining focusing on a complete sensory experience offering fresh “clean eating”. Contemporary food preparations utilizing the best fresh catch seafood, certified steaks and local produce available. Live music Thursday thru Sunday. Lunch Thursday thru Saturday. Open for dinner daily at 5 p.m. Reservations recommended, call (843) 757-5511.

POUR RICHARD’S

Located at 4376 Bluffton Parkway. Creative food and wine are just a few things that keep people coming back for more! Known for their daily seasonal specials, the menu also features a variety of small plates, seafood and wood fired pizzettas. Reserve a table or dine at the bar where the friendly staff knows how to make you feel right at home. Open for dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 until 10 p.m. Call (843) 757-1999 or online at www.pourrichardsbluffton.com.

TRUFFLES CAFE

Located in Sea Pines Center and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. Enjoying our 36th year of offering casual upscale dining in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our menu features fresh seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups, fresh and flavorful entree salads, house ground burgers, delicious pasta, and amazing homemade desserts. Outside seating is available at both locations. Full bar and fine wines by the glass or bottle. Private dining available for 6 to 100 people. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Call (843) 671-6136 (Sea Pines) or (843) 815-5551 (Bluffton) or go to www.trufflescafe.com to make reservations. TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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“KEEP IT SIMPLE” BY CHRISTY BARONI

Spring is here and we are generally open to new ideas and new experiences at this time of year. The New Year’s resolutions may be wearing thin, but the desire to renew, refresh, and reengage with your health is ever present. According to Business Insider, about 80% of our New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That’s not a very promising statistic, especially when 45% of resolutions are related to health, fitness, or weight loss. Why are they fleeting? My guess is that the resolution was either too complex or too general. Being specific and simple is the way to success. Let’s take a look at a few ways to employ a ‘keep it simple’ approach related to your wellness goals.

Exercise

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scaling options to meet any level of strength.

Nutrition

Again, fads will come and go, but the basics remain. Start with a quick inventory of your daily food habits: how much water do you consume? where is your protein? are your carbs simple or complex? And last but not least: where are your veggies? A quick and simple goal to employ here is to buy 80% of your groceries from the perimeter of the store. There you will find meats and fish, fruits and vegetables, and clean dietary fats like nuts, seeds, and oils. This doesn’t mean that your favorite treat is completely off limits, it just means that 80% of your intake is providing the building blocks for a clear mind and a strong body. That leaves the other 20% free for communing with friends and enjoyment. Maybe the term ‘fad’ diet is really just an acronym for Feeble And Disappointing… not words ideal to describe your nutrition. Instead, shoot for habits that are both simple and sustainable.

The “Keep It Simple’ approach does not include fancy equipment Christy Baroni is a Nutrition Specialist and the creator of or expensive memberships. THRIVE Fitness. She is a military spouse, a mother of two, Reconnect with how your body is and is dedicated to helping people cultivate the daily habits designed to function by focusing on to build the body, mind, and spirit of their dreams. For more healthy living ideas or to create your own fitness 3 simple foundational movements. and nutrition plan contact her today at 843-290-5803 The Deadlift (simply picking or Christy@ThriveFitnessAndNutrition.com. something up off the ground safely), the Squat (simply standing from a seated position), and the Push Up (getting yourself off the Lifestyle ground should you fall) are three primary movements that Things like your sleep quality, time spent with loved ones, anyone at any age and any fitness level can and should master. time spent outdoors, and your screen time all add up to a Maybe when you think of deadlifts and squats you picture lifestyle that is either invigorating or deteriorating. Reducing a beefy man in a singlet, but these are the movements that screen time while increasing time outside is a quick and easy will keep you independent and pain-free for a long time. Your way to breathe life back in to your day. Again, simplicity is vitality depends on them! Perhaps your last attempt at a push the key. You don’t have to plan an elaborate camping trip up was in a grade school gym class, and this is all the more completely off the grid. Simply adding in a 20-minute walk after reason to get focused on this movement. Given that these dinner will do the trick. three movement are functional in nature, there are infinite Perhaps a Spring Time resolution is your key to success this year. Keeping it simple makes it sustainable. 66

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—————— TASTE MENU GUIDE CONTENTS —————— A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD Menu pg. 20 American/Southern • BR/L/D/N (843) 785-YARD (9273)

DELISHEEYO Menu pg. 11 American/Health • B/L (843) 785-3633

PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFE Menu pg. 8 American/Breakfast • B/L (843) 686-3232

AMIGO’S CAFÉ Y CANTINA Menu pg. 27 Mexican • L/D (843) 785-TACO (8226)

THE DRYDOCK SEAFOOD GRILL & SPIRITS Menu pg. 16 American/Seafood • L/D/N (843) 842-9775

THE PEARL KITCHEN & BAR Menu pg. 40 Seafood • L/D (843) 757-5511

AUNT CHILADAS EASY STREET CAFE Menu pg. 26 Mexican • BR/L/D/N (843) 785-7700

ELA’S ON THE WATER Menu pg. 37 Seafood • BR/L/D/N (843) 785-3030

REDFISH Menu pg. 33 Seafood • L/D/N (843) 686-3388

THE BIG BAMBOO Menu pg. 15 American/Seafood • L/D/N (843) 686-3443

FISHCAMP ON BROAD CREEK Menu pg. 31 Seafood • BR/L/D/N (843) 842-CAMP (2267)

REILLEY’S GRILL & BAR Menu pg. 18 American/Seafood • BR/L/D/N (843) 842-4414 or (843) 681-4153

BRITISH OPEN PUB Menu pg. 9 American/British • BR/L/D/N (843) 686-6736 or (843) 815-6736

THE FROSTY FROG CAFÉ Menu pg. 4 American • L/D/N (843) 686-FROG (3764)

ROCKFISH SEAFOOD & STEAKS @BOMBORAS Menu pg. 14 American/Seafood • D/N (843) 689-2662

CAPTAIN WOODY’S Menu pg. 35 Seafood • BR/L/D/N (843) 785-2400 or (843) 757-6222

GUSTO RISTORANTE Menu pg. 25 Italian • BR/D/N (843) 802-2424

THE SANDBAR Menu pg. 21 Caribbean/American • L/D/N (843) 342-SAND (7263)

CAROLINA CRAB COMPANY Menu pg. 30 Seafood • L/D/N (843) 842-2016

HOLY TEQUILA Menu pg. 28 Mexican • BR/L/D/N (843) 681-TACO (8226)

SANTA FE CAFÉ Menu pg. 38 Southwestern • L/D/N (843) 785-3838

CATCH 22 Menu pg. 12 American/Seafood • D/N (843) 785-6261

HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS Menu pg. 34 Seafood • BR/L/D/N (843) 681-2772

SKILLETS CAFE Menu pg. 13 American/Seafood • B/L/D (843) 785-3131

CHARBAR CO Menu pg. 3 American • L/D/N (843) 785-CHAR (2427)

LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN & BAR Menu pg. 19 American/Southern • D/N (843) 681-3474

STELLINI ITALIAN RESTAURANT Menu pg. 24 Italian • D (843) 785-7006

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE Menu pg. 17 American/Seafood • L/D/N (843) 785-9277

KENNY B’S CAJUN SEAFOOD HUT Menu pg. 10 American/Cajun • B/BR/L/D (843) 785-3315

STREET MEET Menu pg. 5 American • L/D/N (843) 842-2570

CHOW DADDY’S Menu pg. 6 American • L/D/N (843) 842-CHOW (2469) or (843) 757-CHOW (2469)

MICHAEL ANTHONY’S Menu pg. 23 Italian • D/N (843) 785-6272

SUNSET GRILLE Menu pg. 36 Seafood • BR/L/D (843) 689-6744

CRANE’S TAVERN STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD Menu pg. 39 Steak/Seafood • D/N (843) 341-2333

MIDICI ITALIAN KITCHEN Menu pg. 22 Italian • L/D/N (843) 842-7999

TRUFFLES CAFE Menu pg. 7 American • BR/L/D/N (843) 671-6136 or (843) 815-5551

THE CRAZY CRAB Menu pg. 29 Seafood • L/D/N (843) 363-2722 or (843) 681-5021

THE OLD OYSTER FACTORY Menu pg. 32 Seafood • D/N (843) 681-6040

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FRIED MAC & CHEESE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 ONION DIP & HAND CUT CHIPS . . . . $7 CHARBAR CHEESE FRIES . . . . . . . . $12

SPECIALTY Signatures PA R K P L A CHICKEN BLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z A - H I LT BURGERS ON

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BBQ MAC & CHEESE SANDWICH . . $12

World Burger Championship Top 20 2017!

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BAJA CHICKEN WRAP . . . . . . . . . . . $11

THE WING SAMPLER . . . . . $8/$14/$19 Teriyaki Kimchi Bourbon BBQ Buffalo Bleu Cheese Cajun Ranch

L AZA World Burger Championship Top 20P2014!

BOURBON BBQ CHACHOS . . . . . . . . $12

GODDESS BURGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES . . . . . . . . . $8

CHARBAR BURGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11

Salads

VEGAN BURGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14

GRAND MARNIER STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9

BLACK AND BLEU BURGER . . . . . . . $14

COOKIES & CREAM PIE . . . . . . . . . . . $8

THE AMERICAN SALAD . . . . . . . . . . $12

- H ILTO N H E A DPHILLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 DRUNKEN

BACKYARD BURGER . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Bands, Burgers & Brews 2017

LOBSTER BLT ROLL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $MKT

CHAMP BURGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13

Desserts

HHI Peoples Choice Best Burger!

THE ISLAND’S BEST, VOTED BY US! ICE CREAM SANDWICH SLIDERS . . . $9

THE WEDGE SALAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9

BOURBON RAISIN BREAD PUDDING . $9 VOTED TOP 16 BEST BURGERS IN THE WORLD! LIVE MUSIC DAILY 7-10PM CLASSIC DOUBLE CHEESE BURGER $15 Open from 1 1:30am until 10pm Daily • Call 843.785.CHAR • www.charbar.co

BUFFALO FRIED CHICKEN SALAD . $12

BREAKFAST BURGER . . . . . . . . . . . . $14

SOUTHWEST SALAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12

BLACKENED SHRIMP BURGER . . . . $14

Ask About our Milkshake of the Month

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Build Your Own

All sandwiches include your choice of side 1. Pick Your Protein Chicken (8.5) Plant Based Burger (8.5) Signature Beef Blend (10) Wagyu Beef Blend (15) Shrimp Burger (12)

2. Cheese Please (add $1)

3. Add Some Fixins

4. Pick Your Bun

Cheddar • Goat Cheese Swiss • American •Brie Bleu • Pepper Jack Provolone • Pimento

Lettuce • Tomato • Onion Jalapenos • Mushroom Pickles • Crispy Potato Roasted Veg • Egg (+$1) Bacon (+$1) • Avocado (+$1)

Pretzel • Texas Toast Focaccia • Salt & Pepper Lettuce Wrap • Brioche Gluten Free Roll (+$2)

VOTED TOPIN 15THE BURGERS THEMUSIC WORLD 2018! VOTED TOP 16 BEST BURGERS WORLD!INLIVE DAILY 7-10PM LIVE MUSIC DAILY HOUR DAILY 4:00 - 7:00PM Open from 1 1:30am until 10pm Daily• •HAPPY Call 843.785.CHAR • www.charbar.co 33from Office Park Rduntil • Suite 213Daily • Hilton Island, SC • www.charbar.co Open 11:30am 10pm • CallHead 843.785.CHAR

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Prada’s Cocktail Shrimp .......................... $9.99 Andrew’s BBQ Skewered Shrimp ........... $9.99 ..................... Bacon Wrapped $10.99 PT’s Crab Legs 1 Lbs. / 2 Lbs. .....Market Price Sammy’s Peel & Eat Shrimp ½ Lbs. / 1 Lbs. ..............................Market Price Jeremy’s Ahi Tuna .................................. $10.99 Landon’s Calamari ................................. $10.99 Erika’s Lump Crab Cake ........................ $10.99 Alex’s Fish Taco’s..... $10.99 / Mahi $2.99 extra Grouper ................Market Price Clem’s BBQ Shrimp Taco’s..................... $11.99 ..................... Bacon Wrapped $12.99 Becky’s Ahi Tuna Taco’s ......................... $13.99 Geneve’s Grouper Fingers ..................... $10.99 Frosty’s Frog Legs .................................... $9.99 Lankin’s Pot Stickers ............................... $7.49

Dawn’s House Salad ................................$6.99 Julius Caesar’s Salad...............................$6.99 .......................................add chicken for $5.00 Ally’s Grilled BBQ Shrimp Salad ............$11.99 .................................................../Bacon $12.99 Nee-Nee’s Grilled Mahi Salad.................$13.99 Julie’s Grilled Chicken Salad..................$11.99 Reiley’s Grilled BBQ Chicken Salad .......$11.99 Alyssa’s So-Co Chicken Salad...............$11.99 Derek’s Albacore Tuna Salad..................$11.99 Christy’s Chicken Walnut Salad ............$11.99 Flanders’ Smoked Turkey Bacon Salad .$11.99 Jayce’s Grilled Grouper Salad..... Market price

Michelle’s Caprese Salad......................... $8.99 Olivia’s Wings.................(8) $8.99 / (12) $12.99 Manuel’s Chips & Salsa............................ $4.99 Abby’s Cheese Stix................................... $7.49 Mia’s Chicken Strip Basket...................... $9.99 Katy-Leigh’s Combo Boat....................... $11.99 Jason’s Poppers ....................................... $7.49 Betts’ Pimento Cheese Dip....................... $6.99 Justine & Nikola’s Garlic Knots...........(3) $4.69 .............................................................(5) $6.89 JJ’s Garlic Bread....................................... $3.49 Bennett’s Cheesy Bread .......................... $4.89 Brynn’s Pizza Sub..................................... $4.99

Walker’s Grilled Chicken Caesar...... $10.99 Harry’s BBQ Chicken........................ $10.99 Allison’s Tuna Salad.......................... $10.99 Brooke’s Turkey Bacon Club............ $10.99 Wendi’s Chicken Walnut Salad ........ $10.99

Scullyís Sandwiches: RSA’s Grilled Mahi Sandwich.......... $13.99 Patrick’s Grilled Grouper........ Market price Jackson’s Caprese Chicken ............ $10.99 Carol’s Burger ................................... $9.99 Sean’s Buff-wic................................ $10.99 Captain Ed’s Prime Rib....................... 12.99 Angie’s Tuna Melt............................. $10.99 Billy’s Teriyaki Chicken.................... $10.99 Rachael’s Crab Cake Sandwich ...... $12.49 Denny’s Beef Bologna ........................ $8.99 Tianna’s Applewood Bacon BLT ........ $9.99 Jamie’s Sorta Chicken Philly............ $11.99 Rusty’s Fish and Chips..................... $11.99 DP’s Smoked Turkey Club ................ $10.99

Sm. N/A Frosty $5 • Med. N/A Frosty $6 • Lg. N/A Frosty $7 Strawberry N/A • Pina Colada N/A • Tidal Wave N/A Sm. Frosty 16 oz $8 • Med. Frosty 24 oz $10 • Lg. Frosty 32 oz $13.75 Strawberry • Pina Colada • Sex on the Peach • Rum Runner Hurricane • Margarita • Jump Start • Banana Cream Strawberry Shortcake • Orange Crush • White Russian Wicked Apple • Strawberry Kiwi • Crowd Pleaser Southern Lemonade • Grape Danger • Fruitloop Jungle Juice • Dirty Monkey • Pond Water • Tropical Thunder Creamsicle • Tropicolada • Peppermint Patty • Peach Froze’

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BRITISH OPEN PUB SOME SELECTIONS FROM OUR BRUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER MENU

FEATURING GUINESS, SMITHWICKS, BASS, HARP, STRONGBOW CIDER, BODDINGTONS, STELLA ARTOIS & YUENGLING

SATURDAY & SUNDAY BRUNCH

SATURDAY BRUNCH ~ 11 AM TO 2 PM SUNDAY BRUNCH ~ 9 AM TO 2 PM ENDLESS MIMOSA $4.99 ENDLESS BLOODY MARY $7.99 WATSON’S STEAK AND EGGS 5 OZ. ~ 12.99 9 OZ. ~ 16.99 EGGS FALDO (BENEDICT) 9.99 SMOKED SALMON BENEDICT 13.49 CALIFORNIA BENEDICT 10.99 CLUBHOUSE CLASSIC 7.99 PANCAKES 7.99 OLD TOM MORRIS OMELET 9.49 SEVE’S OMELET 9.49 SOUTHWESTERN OMELET 9.49 FRENCHIEST TOAST 8.99 HAZEL’S BREAKFAST BURGER 13.99 BELGIUM WAFFLE 8.99

SANDWEDGES

CORY’S CATCH 12.99 Pan seared or lightly dusted cod. ABERDEEN BURGER 11.99 8-oz. of 100% Certified Angus Beef ENGLISH DIP SANDWEDGE 12.99 Thinly sliced Certified Angus Beef GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWEDGE 10.99 Grilled chicken breast topped with sliced grilled portabella mushrooms, tomato and Havarti cheese. GRILLED VEGETABLE SANDWEDGE 9.99 WEXFORD REUBEN 9.99 Piled high with corned beef or turkey, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and 1000 Island dressing, on rye bread. LOBSTER ROLL 15.99 Chunks of lobster, zesty remoulade, on toasted baguette.

FROM THE GREEN

HOUSE SALAD SM. 3.59 / LG. 5.99 Fresh spring mix, English cukes, tomatoes, and grated Cheddar. SEVE’S MEDITERRANEAN 8.99 Fresh Romaine, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese served with balsamic vinaigrette.With: Grilled Chicken ~ 12.99 Certified Angus Beef Sirloin * ~ 15.99 Grilled Shrimp ~ 14.99 Grilled Salmon * ~ 15.99

SARAZEN’S VEGGIE SALAD 11.99 Portabella mushroom, zucchini, squash and red pepper, marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, grilled and fanned over salad greens, cukes, tomatoes and shredded Parmesan. COBB SALAD 12.99 Fresh Romaine, diced chicken, avocado, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, bacon bits and cheddar cheese. Your choice of dressing. PUB’S LOBSTER SALAD 16.99 Fresh Romaine and spring mix, chunks of Lobster salad in a zesty remoulade, sliced avocado and topped with bacon and tomatoes. Served with balsamic vinaigrette. HOGAN’S BLACK & BLUE 14.99 Certified Angus BeefTM sirloin, rubbed in Cajun seasoning, then grilled and sliced over salad greens, tomatoes and cucumbers, topped with crumbled bleu cheese. Served with balsamic vinaigrette. With: Cajun Chicken ~12.99 Grilled Cajun Shrimp ~13.99 Grilled Cajun Salmon * ~14.99

CAESAR SALAD Fresh Romaine, Parmesan cheese, homemade croutons, and Caesar dressing. With: Grilled Chicken ~ 12.99 Grilled Shrimp ~ 14.99 Grilled Salmon * ~ 14.99

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TRADITIONAL BRITISH FARE CARNOUSTIE’S CHICKEN POT PIE 13.99 Tender breast meat, peas, carrots and celery in a white cream sauce covered with golden flaky puff pastry, served with side salad. ROYAL BIRKDALE’S STEAK & MUSHROOM PIE 15.99 Certified Angus BeefTM tenderloin tips and mushrooms simmered in natural gravy, over puff pastry, served with homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, and peas and carrots. ROYAL LIVERPOOL’S LIVER, BACON & ONIONS SM. ~ 12.99 Sautéed calves’ liver with bacon and onions, served with homemade mashed potatoes, LG. ~ 16.99 gravy, peas and carrots. TROON’S BANGERS & MASH 13.99 Traditional British sausage (3) topped with grilled peppers and onions. Served with homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, and baked beans. ROYAL LYTHAM BEEF COTTAGE PIE 13.99 Sautéed seasoned Certified Angus ground beef, peas and carrots topped with mashed potatoes and melted Cheddar cheese, served with sided salad and freshly baked bread. ST. ANDREWS FISH & CHIPS 14.99 The Best “This Side of the Pond.”The Signature Dish at the British Open. 9 oz. fresh cod loins dipped in lager batter then fried golden brown. Served with crispy chips and made-fresh-daily coleslaw and tartar sauce. St. Andrews 9 oz. portion with 3 Shrimp ~16.99 TURNBERRY SHRIMP AND CHIPS 17.99 Fresh shrimp dipped in lager batter then deep fried golden brown. Served with crispy chips and coleslaw.

THE PRESTWICK TABLE DINNER SPECIALS

Available from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 24.99 CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEFTM STRIP 12 oz. center cut New York strip, seasoned and grilled. CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® RIB EYE 24.99 12 oz. center cut rib eye, seasoned and grilled to perfection. CHOPPED SIRLOIN 14.99 10 oz. Certified Angus Beef ™ chopped sirloin, topped with mushroom onion gravy. MUM’S MEATLOAF 15.99 A hearty cut of our homemade certified Angus ground beef and veal meatloaf, seasoned and topped with caramelized onion gravy. BABY BACK BBQ RIBS FULL RACK ~ 21.99 HALF RACK ~ 15.99 Our award-winning rack of tender BBQ Baby Back Ribs. BOP’S PUB STEAK 18.99 9 oz. Certified Angus Beef ™ center cut sirloin, seasoned and grilled to your liking. SEAFOOD PLATTER 21.99 Fresh New England cod loin, large sea scallops and gulf shrimp dipped in our lager batter, fried golden brown, served cocktail and tarter sauce (may be broiled upon request). ORANGE GLAZED SALMON 18.99 Fresh salmon, grilled, topped with Mandarin oranges, a touch of brown sugar and honey glaze. LOBSTER POT PIE 25.99 A crock full of lobster, seasoned with carrots and celery, baked in a Newburg sauce and topped with puff pastry. PECAN ENCRUSTED COD 17.99 Fresh 8 oz. center cut cod loin, encrusted with pecans and fresh ginger, oven baked and drizzled with a honey dijon glaze.

THE VILLAGE AT WEXFORD HILTON HEAD (843) 686-6736

SHERIDAN PARK IN BLUFFTON BLUFFTON (843) 815-6736.

LU N C H - D I N N E R - S AT U R DAY & S U N DAY B R U N C H

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BREAKFAST FAVORITES

King Bacchus Breakfast Two eggs, bacon or sausage and 2 pancakes 10.50

with your choice of grits or skillet potatoes

Whistle Stop Benedict Two poached eggs on top of fried green tomatoes with Canadian bacon and hollandaise 9.50

Eggs Benedict Two poached eggs over Canadian bacon on a toasted English muffin drizzled with hollandaise 8.95

Crabcake Benedict Two poached eggs over crabcakes on a toasted English muffin with hollandaise 10.50

Breakfast Po-Boy Sandwich Scrambled eggs and cheese with your choice of ham,bacon,grilled shrimp, or sausage on crusty French bread 9.50

Jackson Square Breakfast Two eggs,

UGA’s Pregame Meal Fried gator over cheese grits with 2 biscuits and gravy 9.95

choice of bacon or sausage, & toast 7.95

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy (No grits or

Corned Beef Hash & Eggs Served with choice of toast 8.95

Breakfast Sandwich Egg with choice of

potatoes) 5.75

Breakfast Quiche 8.50 City of New Orleans Breakfast

ham, bacon or sausage on choice of white, wheat Cajun andouille, 2 eggs, potatoes or grits or rye bread or biscuit 7.50 Add cheese .49 with toast 9.50

PO-BOYS Our Po-boys are served “dressed” with lettuce, tomato, pickle chips, and remoulade sauce on our signature white French bread. All Po-boys are served with choice of fries, slaw, sweet thangs (sweet potato fries), red beans & rice, jambalaya or deli case salad

Whole Po-Boy 11.95 or

Shrimp

Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

LUNCH/DINNER CAJUN FAVORITES All served with French bread and corn on the cob

Jambalaya

Smoked sausage, shrimp and chicken in a seasoned red creole sauce, sauteed with rice 10.95 (g)

Half Po-Boy and Cup of Soup Shrimp Creole Over white rice 12.50 (g) Shrimp Étouféé Over white rice, cooked (no side) 11.95

Circle Center, just off Pope Avenue (843) 785-3315

in a dark roux with onions, peppers, celery and garlic 11.95

Crawfish Parade Crawfish bisque, crawfish etoufee, fried crawfish, and crawfish pie 14.95 Red Beans & Rice Mondays special served everyday with grilled andouille sausage on the side and cornbread 8.95 (g) Bubbas Shrimp Boat Bubbas got shrimp gumbo, shrimp etoufee, shrimp creole, and fried shrimp 14.95

Crawfish Étouféé A southern favorite, slow simmered creole spices with onions, peppers, Vegbalaya Creole style vegetarian jambalaya Scallops Add 1.00 celery, and crawfish tails, served over white rice with grilled onion and peppers, mushrooms and (blackened, grilled, or fried) 12.95 spinach 10.50 (g) Fried Oysters • Fried Clam Strips Voodoo Pasta Shrimp, boudin sausage, Claiborne Street Casserole Blackened Fried Flounder • Fried Mississippi scallops, and crawfish with penne pasta in a beef tips with skillet grilled, onions, peppers, cajun Catfish • Chicken seasoned cream sauce 14.50 potatoes and smoked sausage 12.50 (g) (blackened, grilled, or fried) Shrimp & Grits With fried green tomaLafayette Low Country Boil Shrimp, toes, stone ground grits cooked til creamy, Cajun Buffalo Chicken smoke sausage, onions and peppers, potatoes, spices, parmesan cheese. No corn 13.95 (g) and crawfish served in a pot 13.95 (g) Smoked Sausage (served with grilled (blackened, grilled, or fried)

onions, peppers, and provolone)

Cajun Beef (served with grilled onions, mushrooms, and provolone)

Fried Gator • Fried Crawfish Andouille Sausage

(served with grilled onions, peppers, and provolone)

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Jean Lafittes Seafood au Gratin

Blackened shrimp & crawfish with sizzling cheese over grits and fried green tomato crust 14.50

Blackened Redfish Atchafalaya Redfish filet smothered with crawfish etoufee and served over rice 14.50

Taste of the Bayou Gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp etoufee, red beans and rice 14.95

Fried Catfish Atchafalaya

Fried catfish filet smothered with crawfish etoufee and served over white rice 13.95

Faitdodo Skillet (fay doe doe) Means all night party and this skillet dish is an all day party in your mouth with blackened shrimp, scallops and crawfish with smoked sausage mixed with onions and peppers and skillet potatoes 13.95 (g) Menu Items and Prices are subject to change.


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32 Palmetto Bay Rd. in The Village Exchange Open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call (843) 785-3633

SMOOTHIES

8oz. / 12oz. / 20oz. Build It: choice of two fruits, froyo, mango nectar $4.50 / $5.50 / $7.75 Super-6: choice of two fruits, froyo, mango nectar, oats, almonds, chia, choice of superfood powder $5.50 / $7.00 / $8.75 Turbo-10: pineapple, kiwi, cinnamon apples, bee pollen, maca, spirulina, goji berries, cacao, froyo, mango nectar $6.00 / $7.75 / $9.75 Green Detox: kiwi, avocado, lime, ginger, pineapple, kale, parsley, celery, apple, lemon, froyo $6.00 / $7.75 / $9.75 Sunshine Cream: carrot, orange, pineapple, lemon, froyo $4.50 / $5.50 / $7.75

COLD DRINKS

WRAPS Small (8 in.) / Large (12 in.) Happy Wrap: avocado, mixed greens, carrots, Whole wheat or (GF) Rice paper beets, alfalfa sprouts, Fred’s Apple Cider So-Cal: carrots, avocado, cucumber, jack Vinaigrette $5.75 / $7.75 cheese, goji berries, sunflower seeds, alfalfa (add hummus, tofu egg, sprouted nut salad. sprouts, Fred’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette $1.50/$3.00) $7.75 / $10.25 Yom Roll: (one is a snack, two is a meal) Chill Island: hummus, mixed greens, tomato, avocado, carrots, beets, sautéed tofu, sweet pepper, onion, cucumber, Kalamata edamame, alfalfa sprouts, mint, Fred’s Apple olives, feta, fig vinaigrette $7.75 / $10.25 Cider Vinaigrette $4.50 each Rhapsody: tofu egg, beets, onion, edamame, Lil’ Guy: (great option for kids, big & small) pumpkin seeds, alfalfa sprouts, Fred’s Apple house nut butter, banana, local honey, choice Cider Vinaigrette $7.75 / $10.25 of fruit $5.75 / $7.75

SALADS

SOUP

Seasonal Soup: ask for today’s special Build It: CHOOSE FROM: mixed greens, kale, $5.25/Cup $7.50/Bowl spinach, avocado, carrots, beets, edamame, chick peas, scallions, sweet onion, Kalamata Miso: red miso, scallions, sautéed tofu olives, sautéed tofu, tomato, sweet pepper, $4.25/Cup $6.25/Bowl cucumber, jack cheese, feta, bleu cheese, alfalfa sprouts, marinated mushrooms, blueberries, goji berries, craisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower BOWLS seeds, almonds, pita chips $0.89/oz Buddha Bowl: quinoa, lentils, cashew butter, Dressings: Fred’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Vic’s Sauce, choice of 3 toppings $8.00 Fig Vinaigrette, Vic’s Sauce, Lemon Sunshine, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Vegan Protein (+$3.00), Sweet Buddha Bowl: quinoa, lentils, cashew butter, almond milk, mixed nuts, Hummus, Tofu Egg, Sprouted Nut Salad choice of 3 fruits $8.00 Fatoosh: tomato, cucumber, sweet pepper, JUICE BAR Acai Bowl: mixed berries, acai, chia, onion, feta, Kalamata olive, pita chips, fig 8oz. / 12oz. / 20oz. avocado Topped with: goji berries, pumpkin vinaigrette $8.25 / $10.50 Great Green: kale, parsley, celery, apple, seeds, bee pollen, granola, coconut, berries, Super Salad Sampler: hummus, tofu Egg, lemon $6.00 / $7.75 / $10.00 local honey $10.25 sprouted nut salad, mixed greens, avocado, Old School: carrot, beet, apple, ginger tomato, alfalfa sprouts, crostini $ 8.25 / $10.50 Big Bang Cereal Bowl: granola, chia, $5.00 / $6.50 / $8.75 Orange Sunshine: orange, pineapple, carrot, Massaged Kale: kale, almonds, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, bee pollen, goji berries, choice of two fruit, almond milk $8.00 lemon $5.00 / $6.50 / $8.75 blue cheese, figs, orange squeeze, basalmic Smoothie Bowl: choice of two fruits, chia, glaze, fig vinaigrette $8.25 / $10.50 Big-E: a little bit of everything! froyo, avocado, choice of three toppings $6.25 / $8.00 / $10.50 Chef C’s R: mixed greens, sautéed tofu, $8.00 crushed crostini, scallions, nutritional yeast, Build It: CHOOSE FROM: apple, orange, avocado, Lemon Sunshine dressing pineapple, lemon, lime, beet, carrot, celery, $8.25 / $10.50 kale, parsley, romaine, spinach, ginger, turmeric 1-3 ingredients: $5.00 / $6.50 / $8.75 Hummus Yummus Plate: hummus, Kalamata 4-5 ingredients: $6.00 / $7.75 / $10.00 olives, sliced apple, feta, pita chips, crostini +5 ingredients: $6.25 / $8.00 / $10.50 $8.25 / $10.50

20oz. Volcanic Lemonade: organic lemon juice, agave nectar, alkaline water $ 3.50 (free refills) (ADD A DASH OF CAYENNE TO SPICE IT UP!) Ruby Tea: herbal blend of hibiscus, raspberry, strawberry leaf, stevia, alkaline water $3.50 (free refills) Arnie: half lemonade, half ruby tea $3.50 (free refills) Unsweetened Black Tea: china black tea, alkaline water $3.50 (free refills)

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Land

Pasta Du Jour Ask your server!!

Market Price

3 Onion Crusted Pork Chop Smoked Gouda grits, green beans, and a Smithfield ham bourbon glaze 25 Beef Tips Au Poivre Sautéed with cracked pepper, cradled in a potato nest, then served with mashed potatoes, sautéed baby spinach, & a horseradish butter 26 Eggplant Napoleon Eggplant layered with tomato & mozzarella, served with a parmesan risotto and spinach, accompanied by a basil pesto 20 USDA Prime New York Strip Seasoned & served over roasted garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed asparagus, finished with cabernet reduction & fried onions 14 oz. 35 Chicken Parmesan Lightly breaded chicken topped with marinara, parmesan and mozzarella, finished with pesto and served over pasta du jour 25 Wild Mushroom and Spring Onion Filet Served over parmesan risotto, with asparagus and demi glace, with a mushroom spring onion confit 8 ounce 33

Sea

Carolina Trout Dusted in cornmeal then flash fried, served over a wilted spinach salad with artichokes & red onions, finished with a roasted red pepper aioli 26 Fried Seafood Plate Fried shrimp, Daufuskie Hush Puppies, and Carolina Cornmeal Dusted Trout served with 3 onion slaw, whipped potatoes, cocktail & tartar sauce 27 Cracked Pepper Tuna Sashimi grade tuna seared rare, served with garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed spinach & a horseradish cream 28 Garlic Basil Broiled Maine Lobster Tail 5 oz. tail topped with a garlic basil butter sauce then oven broiled, served with wild rice & zucchini Provençale (2) 43 (1) 26 Fresh Catch of the Day Ask your server!! Market Price

Seafood Sampler

Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Broiled Maine Lobster Tail & Shrimp Scampi, wild rice & seasonal vegetables

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1 1/2 lbs. Alaskan Crab Legs Dinner

Served with roasted garlic whipped potatoes and sautéed vegetable medley 34

Local Favorites By Chef Bryan

Char-Braised Short Rib Tender beef short rib braised then char-grilled, roasted garlic whipped potatoes with a 3 onion slaw & a spicy tomato glaze 38

Pan-Seared Jumbo Scallops Served with shiitake and goat cheese ravioli arranged around sautéed spinach, with a prosciutto & sherry cream sauce 32

Pork Saltimbocca Pork Scaloppini sautéed in a tomato demi glace, prosciutto, sage & parmesan cheese, with parmesan risotto & sautéed asparagus 27

Crispy Roasted Half Duck Half duck oven-roasted until crisp and golden, served with leek and potato hash, sautéed green beans & a sun-dried cherry sauce 34

Sausage & Peppers Sweet Italian sausage simmered with onions & peppers, served over pasta du jour 24

Herb Encrusted Prime Rib (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) Slow roasted prime rib, served with garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed vegetable medley and au jus. 10 oz. 26 and 16 oz. 35

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SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER 7 DAYS A WEEK Lunch 11:30AM - 3PM Dinner 3 - 10 PM

LAND APPETIZERS

840 William Hilton Parkway 843-842-9775 This is a sample of our extensive selections, Price ranges and availability are subject to change.

BASKETS

$3.50 - $9.95

$8.75 - $14.75

Grover’s Fries

Fish & Chip Basket Shrimp, Clam or Oyster Basket BBQ Mahi Mahi Basket

Hand Cut French Fries topped with Blue & Feta cheeses, crumbled bacon and Balsamic Reduction Bull’s Bites

Blackened beef tenderloin tips topped with crumbled Blue Cheese & Balsamic Reduction Thin Crispy homemade Onion Rings Chicken Wings

Your choice of Lowcountry Dry Rub, Buffalo or BBQ flavors Hot Shot Chicken

lightly breaded chicken tossed in our Asian “Hot Shot” sauce

SEAFOOD APPETIZERS $7.25 - $11.50 Crab Dip

Chicken Finger Basket

(all served with choice of Fries, Tater Tots, or Cole Slaw)

SIGNATURE SANDWICHES $9.50 - $14.75

8 oz. Angus cheeseburger Land Sliders

burger, chicken, BBQ pork)

Philly Cheese Steak Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hot Shot Shrimp

Boneless chicken breast topped with cheese, bacon, pickles, Lettuce & tomato (all served with your choice of French Fries, Tater Tots or Cole Slaw)

Mussels or Clams

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

served with warm tortilla chips Lightly breaded shrimp tossed in our Asian “Hot Shot” sauce in garlic and wine sauce served with garlic bread BBQ Mahi Mahi Bites Shrimp

steamed, blackened, Buffalo Fried, BBQ or Carribean Jerk Fried Calamari

SOUPS & SALADS $4.50 - $15.75

She Crab Soup Lowcountry Seafood Gumbo House Garden Salad Chicken Garden or Caesar Salad

$11.75 - $16.50

Grilled, Blackened or Fried Grouper Sandwich Fried Shrimp, Oyster or Clam Po’ Boy Blackened Scallop Po’ Boy Ahi Tuna Burger Seafood Sliders

Grilled Mahi Mahi, Fried Shrimp, Fried Clams

STOCKYARD DINNERS $14.75 - $27.75

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Full or Half Rack (served with your choice of 2 sides) Steak and Shrimp

12 oz. N.Y. Strip, with or without shrimp (served with your choice of 2 sides) Vickie’s Chicken

Blackened Boneless breast topped with sauteed onions, peppers, mushrooms, cheese with balsamic reduction on a bed of greens

SEAFOOD DINNERS $18.75 - $28.75 Steam Pot

Cluster of snow crab legs, 2 Jonah crab claws, mussels, clams, shrimp, smoked sausage, corn on the cob & cole slaw Snow Crab Leg Leg Dinner

4 Clusters served served with smoked sausage, corn on the cob & cole slaw Your choice of Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Shrimp, Oysters or Scallops

choosed your cooking method (served with 2 sides) Vickie’s Grouper

Blackened Grouper topped with sauteed onions, peppers, mushrooms, cheese with Balsamic Reduction on a bed of lettuce Fried Seafood Platter

Fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams & grouper with cole slaw hushpuppies & french fries

(all served with your choice of French Fries, Tater Tots or Cole Slaw)

(can also be topped with your choice of seafood grilled, blackened or fried)

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LUNCH

Appetizers Soup du jour .................................................................................$5.50 Pate Maison ......................................................................................... $8 Fruit & Cheese .................................................................................... $8 Salads and Sandwiches Cobb Salad Turkey.................. “Original Large”$16 Petite $12 K-Paul’s Louisianne Salmon Salad............................................$16 Curried Shrimp Salad ....................................................................$12 Charlie’s Chicken Salad................................................................ $11 Served on a whole wheat baguette.................................. $12 Orange-Ginger Chicken Salad.................................................. $11 Chevre Salad with breast of duck............................................$18 Charlie’s Bistro Burger....................................................................$15 Smoked Salmon Sandwich.........................................................$12 Les Entrees Chicken Crepes.................................................................................$13 Flounder Sautéed Meuniere Classic French preparation: Lightly floured and sautéed ......................................................$18 Breast of Duck...................................................................................$20 Wild Mushroom Ravioli ...............................................................$12 Beef Stew ...........................................................................................$12 Fish Cakes ...........................................................................................$15 Served on a bed of mixed greens.........................................$12 Quiche du Jour ............................................................................... $11 Les Desserts Crème Caramel, Sailor’s Trifle ...................................................... $7 Special Dessert .................................................................................. $8 Les Boissons Iced Tea, Soda, and Lemonade................................................ $2.5 Perrier .$4.5, San Pellegrino (1L) .$8, & Aqua Panna (1L) .$8 Coffee & Hot Tea ..........................................................................$2.75 Cappuccino ...$5, Espresso ...............$4 Latte..................$5.5

DINNER

The dinner menu changes daily, but maintains the same format.

Appetizers

Soup of the Day .................................................................................$6 Pate Maison ...................................................................................$8.50 Crab Salad, Avocado, and Remoulade Sauce ................... $10 Fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes, and Basil Pesto .................$8.50 Smoked Maine Salmon ........................................................$10.25 Escargot a la Bourguignonne .....................................................$9 Pan Roasted Bluffton Oyster Stew ......................................$9.50 Les Entrees All entrees include a house salad, and are accompanied with potatoes au gratin and a vegetable medley.

Atlantic Cod Sauteed in Parmesan Crust ............................ $27 Local Flounder Sauteed Meuniere ........................................ $32 Grilled Grouper with wild mushroom sauce .................... $34 Atlantic Salmon, grilled with Basil Pesto ............................. $28 Grilled Tuna, Chef’s Shrimp Salsa ........................................... $31 Blackened Redfish, K-Paul’s Louisianne ............................... $36 Sea Scallops, grilled with tomato coulis ............................. $34 Local Swordfish, grilled with Anchovy caper butter ..... $30 Local Mahi, grilled with Mango Vinaigrette ...................... $28 Filet Mignon, Boursin fines herbes ........................................ $38 Breast of Duck, Raspberry Demi-glace ................................ $32 Domestic Rack of Lamb, Rosemary au jus ......................... $46 Les Desserts Pave au Chocolat Bread Pudding, Crème Anglaise Carrot Cake, Spiced Frosting Crème Caramel • Caramel Cake Key Lime Pie • Biscotti with Fine Muscat All desserts are $9

LUNCH: MONDAY – FRIDAY 11:30AM – 2:00PM • DINNER: MONDAY – SATURDAY 5:30PM – CLOSE BAR HOURS: MONDAY – SATURDAY 5:00PM – CLOSE 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843) 785-9277 Menu Items and Prices are subject to change.

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NEW YEAR

NEW MENU

SMALL PLATES

LARGE PLATES

MEATS & FISH

Octopus a la Plancha sausage, chickpeas, piquillo peppers, roasted garlic, onion soubise, caper, olive, lemon, saba, soft herbs

Shrimp & Grits succotash, smoked tomato vinaigrette

Herb Roasted Whole Fish shaved vegetables

Blackened Catfish shrimp, fried oysters, jefferson red rice, tasso, trinity, red roux

Half a Fried Chicken honey hot sauce

Roast Bone Marrow herb bread crumbs, toast, red wine jus Fried Chicken Livers carolina mustard bbq, collards, hoe cake Fried Green Tomatoes sweet & spicy red pepper jam, chow chow, pimento cheese Onion Tart caramelized onions, leeks, garlic confit, smoked gouda, fried egg Lettuces goat cheese fritter, mixed lettuces, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, pickled red onion, cucumber, radish, garlic + oregano vinaigrette Wedge Salad braised bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, pickled red onions, buttermilk dill dressing

Shrimp and Crab Rice carolina gold rice, kale, bacon, trinity, benne seeds, cilantro vinaigrette Smashed Lucky Burger two 4oz creekstone ground beef patties, sweet & spicy pepper jam, lettuce, pickled red onions, baby swiss, hand cut braised bacon, brioche bun, garlic parmesan fries Staff Burger two 4oz creekstone ground beef patties, american cheese, pickles, caramelized onions & bacon mustardo, house sauce, brioche bun, garlic parmesan fries

Half a Roasted Chicken salsa verde N.Y. Strip 14oz umami rubbed, jus Flounder en Papillote summer vegetables Keegan-Filion Pork Chop brunswick stew Rack of Lamb spicy peach + pecan chutney Curried Goat anson mills farro vedre

Mexican Street Corn pickled shrimp, blue crab, smoked paprika, cojita, cilantro aioli

VEGETABLES & GRAINS Beer Braised Collard Greens boiled peanuts Roasted Corn bacon, pickled blue berries Canewater Grits parmesan cheese Boursin Cheese Potato Gratine Drunken Beans butterbeans, ham hocks, coriander crema, onions, cilantro Garlic Parmesan Fries

Pimento Mac & Cheese country ham, english peas, bread crumbs Tomato Gratine bechemel, smoked gouda

LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN + BAR LOCATED AT:

841 William Hilton PKWY Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Callaloo sofrito, pickled peppers, benne seeds

CALL: 843-681-3474

Farro Verde garlic confit, herbs, lemon

eMail: Eat@LuckyRoosterHHI.com

Corn Meal Fried Okra remoulade

@LuckyRoosterHHI

Roasted Summer Squashes blistered tomatoes

VISIT US ONLINE: LuckyRoosterHHI.com

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THE SANDWICH BOARD

All meals served w/ homemade sweet pickles & ONE SIDE DISH. Nancy’s Fresh Tomato Sandwich SC tomatoes with sea salt, crushed black pepper, lettuce and cucumber-dill sauce. Lowcountry Crab Cake Sandwich Lemon dill sauce, lettuce & tomato.

Grilled Homemade Pimento Cheese On white, wheat or flatbread. Backyard BBQ’d Chicken Slow marinated boneless chicken breast, grilled and topped with bacon, homemade pimento cheese, lettuce & tomato.

Charleston Fried Green Tomato BLT Skillet fried SC green tomatoes on grilled flatbread, with Romaine lettuce, applewood bacon and homemade ranch dressing.

Junkyard Dog 100% all beef hotdog, grilled, topped w/ slaw, pimento cheese, mustard, ketchup on a toasted bun. Todays Catch Sandwich** Fresh fish of the day, sometimes marinated, other times grilled, often blackened, occasionally fried, always good. Ask your server how its prepeared today. Served on choice of bread. Priced daily.

Backyard Burger** 1/2 lb. short rib burger, grilled to your choice of temperature, with American cheese, 1,000 island dressing, lettuce, tomato & onion, grilled bun. Susie Q’s Blackened Tofu Melt Potato Chip Meatloaf Sandwich Backyard style, that is. Blackened tofu, alfalfa Seared and brushed with moonshine BBQ sprouts, mustard, provolone cheese, lettuce, Lowcountry Burger** sauce, topped with caramelized onions. Served tomatoes, black olives and avocado, with ranch 1/2 lb. short rib burger, grilled to your choice of on grilled flatbread. temperature, with Fried green tomato, lettuce, dressing. sweet pickles, pimento cheese and ranch Lowcountry Shrimpburger dressing, grilled bun. With green tomato tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll.

SALADS Southern Belle Salad Mixed greens with sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges, tomatoes, sweet onion, glazed pecans and Feta cheese with a side of Raspberry vinaigrette. Backyard 1 Bean Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, kidney beans, mixed cheese, avocado, black olives, tortilla chips & green onions, homemade cilantro infused dressing. House Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, sprouts, black olives, cheese & croutons with your choice of dressing. Shrimp BLT Salad Grilled shrimp & Fried green tomatoes layered with candied bacon over mixed greens with grilled corn, red tomatoes and house made ranch dressing.

LOWCOUNTRY FAVORITES Potato Chip Meatloaf Our own creation! We use potato chips instead of bread crumbs. Delicious! Fresh ground pork and beef meatloaf, skillet grilled and brushed with moonshine BBQ sauce. Served with choice of two side dishes. Shrimp & Wild Mushroom Cobbler Wild mushrooms, sauteed shrimp, cream & sherry baked in a cast iron skillet with a biscuit crust. Choose one side dish. The Bischick Marinated chicken breast, lightly breaded & pan fried, over a homemade biscuit, topped with lowcountry gravy. Served with choice of one side dish. Island Crab Cakes Sautéed lump crab cakes topped with a lemon dill sauce. Choice of two side dishes.

Shrimp & Grits Pan sauteed shrimp, smoked sausage and shaved green onion over applewood bacon cream sauce and creamy grits. HOUSE SPECIALTY! Seafood Purloo** Pan sauteed shrimp & smoked sausage over red rice topped with our grilled or blackened fresh fish of the day, ranch sour cream and sweet chili sauce. Calibogue Catch** We offer different fish and preparations throughout the week. Check the blackboard to see what’s cookin’ today. Priced daily.

Vegetable Plate Pick any three side items with cornbread and butter.

32 Palmetto Bay Rd. at The Village Exchange Lunch, Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. • Dinner, Mon.-Sat. 4:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. • Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (843) 785-YARD • www.hhbackyard.com • Full Bar with Beer, Wine and Moonshine! • Indoor & Outdoor Seating M20

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7-C GREENWOOD DR REILLEY’S PLAZA | 843-842-7999 | mymidici.com near the Sea Pines main gate

MOST OF OUR FOOD PRODUCTS ARE NON-GMO • VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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Celebrating 30 Years!

15 Executive Park (off Pope Avenue) • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina • 843-785-7006 • www.stellinihhi.com

A Sampling of Appetizers

Carne

Served with pasta and house salad. Choice of red wine vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette Caesar salad add $4.50

Escargot................................... 9.50 Mussels Marinara or Bianco... 9.50 broiled in garlic butter

Stuffed Mushrooms with Crabmeat Ravioli...................11.50 Homemade Sausage.................9.50 in a sherry cream sauce

Pasta

Served with house salad, choice of red wine vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette Caesar salad add $4

Pesce

Served with pasta and house salad. Choice of red wine vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette Caesar salad add $4

Linguini with Meatballs or Sausage.........17.50 Sicilian Baked Grouper........28.50 Rigatoni Bolognese, meat sauce ...................19.50 Lasagna .................................................19.50 Capellini Marinara, meatless red sauce.........16.50 Eggplant Parmigiana................................18.50

Tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and garlic, olive oil, white wine

Claw lobster meat and shrimp, tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions, garlic butter

Grouper, clams, shrimp, scallops, mussels and calamari in marinara sauce over linguine

Manicotti.....................................................17.50 Seafood Canneloni................26.50 Filled with ricotta, baked in marinara with mozzarella

Fettuccine Alfredo........................................17.50 With Chicken........22.50

Fettuccine Carbonara.................................19.50 Cream sauce with pancetta bacon and onions

Rubbed with sage, topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, mushroom marsala sauce

Chicken Parmigiana......................22.50 Breaded breast of chicken baked with marinara and mozzarella cheese

Chicken Pancetta........................24.50

Sherry cream sauce with pancetta and broccoli over capellini

Lobster and Shrimp Chicken Cacciatore.........................24.50 Polenta...................................36.50 Onions, peppers and mushrooms in marinara

Capellini Pomodoro................................18.50 Zuppa di Pesce .....................32.50

Freshly diced tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil Add Chicken........23.50 Shrimp or Scallops........26.50

Chicken Saltimbocca......................24.50

Shrimp and scallops, baked in vodka sauce, topped with mozzarella

Lobster Carbonara...............35.50 Lobster meat, pancetta & onions, cream sauce

sauce over capellini

Filet Mignon (8oz.)........................33.50 Brandy cream demi with fresh rosemary, gorgonzola, mushroom risotto and spinach

Lamb Shank “Osso Buco” Style.35.50

Braised lamb shank in a red wine, tomato demi

Veal Parmigiana............................25.50 Breaded veal cutlet topped with mozzarella and marinara

Veal Piccata or Marsala.................25.50 Veal scaloppine sautéed with white wine, lemon and capers or marsala wine and mushrooms

Tortellini alla Panna.................................19.50 Sea Bass Naples Style..........28.50 Rack of Lamb..................................35.50 Cheese tortellini, tomato cream sauce

Crumb topping, garlic, tomatoes, white wine, capers and kalamata olives

garlic & rosemary, served with cannellini bean & spinach sautee

Shallots, green onions and spinach in a brandy cheese cream sauce

Veal scaloppine rubbed with sage, topped with prosciutto and mozzarella in a mushroom marsala wine sauce over sautéed spinach

Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers and Artichokes.............................................21.50 Shrimp Formaggi.................26.50 Linguini with Red or White Clam Sauce ..20.50 Penne with Vodka Sauce ........................19.50

Shrimp and Scallops Pasta Primavera........................................18.50 Fra Diavolo...........................26.50 With Chicken........23.50

With Shrimp or Scallops........26.50

Gnocchi........................................................19.50 Bolognese, Tomato Cream or Pesto

Veal Saltimbocca.........................26.50

Veal Scaloppine Risotto..............25.50

Red wine demi over wild mushroom risotto

Tuscan Grouper....................28.50 Veal Romano...................................26.50 served over cannellini bean, spinach, tomato, garlic sautee, tossed with capellini

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TACOS

Carne Asada ~ Marinated pieces of steak, grilled and placed in a corn tortilla with black beans, cilantro, and onions.........................4.75 Carnitas ~ Tender pieces of pork, shredded and placed in a corn tortilla with black beans, cilantro, and onions.................................4.75 Pollo Asado ~ Charbroiled, marinated chicken, placed on a soft corn tortilla with black beans, cilantro, and onions.........................4.75 Baja Fish Taco ~ Traditional Fish Taco, batter fried and placed on a soft corn tortilla with cabbage, cilantro, crema mexicana, pico de gallo, hot sauce and a squeeze of lime. Now that’s an authentic fish taco!..................................................................................................4.75 Low Country Oyster Taco ~ Oysters, batter fried on a soft corn tortilla with cabbage, cilantro, crema mexicana, pico de gallo, hot sauce and a hint of lime...................................................................5.25

ENSALADAS

Taco Salad ~ Crisp flour tortilla, topped with lettuce, beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, green onions, cheese, sour cream -and olives...........7.95 with Chicken or Steak....................................10.45 BBQ Chicken Salad ~ Amigo’s Famous BBQ Salad. Grilled BBQ chicken breast and chopped tomato served on top of lettuce, black beans, corn, tortilla strips, cheese and cilantro. Tossed in a Ranch dressing and served in a crisp flour tortilla... 11.75 Jenny Salad ~ no chicken, sautéed veggies instead................. 11.75 Fish or Oyster Salad ~ Same as our BBQ Chicken Salad but topped with either fried fish or fried oysters. Served in a crisp flour tortilla............................................................................................... 11.75 Shrimp Salad ~ Romaine lettuce, mixed with corn and black beans, topped with almonds, green onions, cheese, tomatoes, chopped hard boiled egg and our zesty shrimp accompanied with buttermilk ranch. Served in a crisp flour tortilla..............................................12.95

QUESADILLAS

Flour tortilla filled with melted cheese ~ sour cream, salsa and green onion served on side. Cheese.............................................................................................7.75 Shrimp and Veggie........................................................................ 11.50 Vegetarian......................................................................................10.75 Chicken...........................................................................................10.75 Shrimp............................................................................................ 11.50 Oyster............................................................................................. 11.50 Carnitas (pork)............................................................................... 10.75 Chorizo (Mexican sausage)..........................................................10.75 Carne Asada (steak)......................................................................10.75

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KILLER BURRITOS Steak Fajita Burrito ~ Tasty pieces of grilled steak with peppers, onions, rice, black beans, sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes and cheese............................................................................................12.95 Chicken Fajita Burrito ~ Charbroiled chicken, sauteed with peppers, onions, rice, black beans, sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes and cheese.....................................................................................12.95 Pollo Asado ~ Skinless chicken breast, grilled with cilantro, and sour cream, rice, black beans and cheese...................................12.50 w/ BBQ sauce................................................................................12.95 Carnitas ~ Amigo’s famous pork carnitas with rice, black beans, our cream, cilantro, cheese and guacamole................................12.50 Carne Asada ~ Charbroiled marinated pieces of steak with rice, black beans, sour cream, cilantro and cheese.............................12.50 Veggie ~ This will turn you into a vegetarian. Bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, rice, black beans, sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes and cheese......................................................12.50 Fish ~ Battered fried fish with cabbage, white sauce, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, hot sauce, cilantro and cheese. So Mucho Tasty................................................................................................12.50 Low Country Oyster ~ Amigo’s is the home of the original oyster burrito. Battered fried select oysters with cabbage, hot sauce, pico de gallo, rice, black beans, cilantro, white sauce and cheese....13.50

PLATTERS Sizzling Fajitas Platter ~ Your choice of chicken, steak or pork. Served with sauteed onions and peppers, Spanish rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and corn tortillas.............19.95 Sizzling Combo Platter ~ Chicken, steak and shrimp served with sauteed onions and peppers, Spanish rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream and corn tortillas....................21.95

STARTERS & SIDE ORDERS Chips, Salsa and Queso Dip...........................................................7.25 Chips and Salsa...............................................................................2.45 Nachos ~ Heaping plate of our famous chips, covered with beans, cheese, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, olives and green onions.......................................8.45 add meat...........10.95 Kids menu and Take out available!

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SALSA SAMPLER ...................................................... $4.95 ¡HOLY GUACAMOLE! ............................................. $8.95 ¡HOLY GUACAMOLE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95 7 .95 MANGO HABANERO WINGS.................................. SALSA SAMPLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 .95 POBLANO QUESO FUNDIDO................................... $8.95 CHILE CON QUESO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 .95 ¡HOLY NACHOS!...................................................... $8.95 QUESO FUNDIDO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 .95 STREET CORN .......................................................... $7.95 NACHOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 .95 TRES AMIGOS SAMPLER........................................ $11.95 DECONSTRUCTED BEAN DIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 .95 DECONSTRUCTED BEAN DIP ................................... $7.95 STREET CORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 .95

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TACOSALAD!............................................... SALAD! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 .95 ¡¡HOLY HOLY TACO $8.95 MEXICALI CAESAR SALAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 .95 STREET CORN SALAD............................................... $8.95 ADD GRILLED CHICKEN $2 .95 • GRILLED STEAK $3 .95 •

CAESAR SALAD....................................................... $7.95 GRILLED SHRIMP $4 .95 • SOUTHWEST GRILLED FISH $5 .95

Quesadillas

¡¡HOLY HOLY FAJITA QUESADILLA ! ................................ FAJITA QUESADILLA! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10.95 9 .95 STEAK & BLEU CHEESE QUESADILLA...................... $12.95 CLASSIC QUESADILLA GRILLED CHICKEN $8 .95 • GRILLED STEAK $10 .95 • CHICKEN BLT QUESADILLA. ................................... $11.95 GRILLED SHRIMP $12 .95 • GRILLED PORTABELLA $10 .95 FLOURLESS VEGGIE QUESADILLA.......................... $10.95

Sandwiches

¡HOLY GRINGO BURGER! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 .95 ¡HOLY FAJITA BURRITO!......................................... $10.95 CHORIZO TORTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 .95 BLACKENED MAHI BURRITO.................................. $12.95 HARVEST VEGGIE BURRITO..................................... $9.95 STEAK ¡HOLYCHIMICHURRI BURRITO! . .BURRITO.............................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13.95 9 .95 ADD CHICKEN, BEEF OR CARNITAS (INCLUDED) CHICKEN TINGA BURRITO..................................... $11.95

Burritos

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CARNITAS............................................................. $3.95 SMOKED CHICKEN.............................................. $3.95 TACOS COME ON FRESH MADE CORN TORTILLAS SUBSTITUTE LETTUCE WRAP OR FLOUR TORTILLA ADD $ .50 $3.95 CARNE ASADA. .................................................... PULLED PORK CARNITAS . . . . . . . 3 .95 TACO AMERICANO............................................. $3.95 SMOKED . . . . ........................... . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 SOUTHERN CHICKEN FRIED CHICKEN $3.95 CARNE ASADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 PORK BELLY........................................................ $3.95 TACO AMERICANO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 CHORIZO SAUSAGE............................................ $3.95 TEMPURA MAHI MAHI. $3.95 FRIED CHICKEN . . . ..................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 CRISPY BELLY COCONUTPASTOR SHRIMP............................. $3.95 PORK . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 GRILLED SHRIMP............................................... $3.95 CHORIZO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 ROASTED VEGGIE. .............................................. $3.95 TEMPURA FISH TACO . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 ASIAN PORK BELLY.......................................... $3.95 CRISPY SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 PHILLY BEEF TACO........................................... $3.95 GRILLED SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 THAI CHICKEN TACO........................................ $3.95 ROASTED VEGGIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER................................. $3.95 BBQ CHICKEN TACO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 CHICKEN TINGA.................................................. $3.95 PHILLY BEEF TACO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 AHI TUNA.............................................................. $MKT THAI CHICKEN TACO . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .95 TRY THE TACO TRIO SAMPLER ¡HOLY TACO OF THE DAY! . . . . . . . ASK

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only $10.95 ¡HOLY FAJITAS!........................................$16.95 / $19.95 ¡HOLY ENCHILADAS!............................................. $15.95 TRADITIONAL ENCHILADAS.................................. $13.95 CARNITAS TAMALES.............................................. $12.95 ¡HOLY HOMEADE CHURROS! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 .95 *GRINGO FLAN BURGER. $11.95 MEXICAN . . . ................................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 .95 OSSO ICE BUCCO. ....................................................... $16.95 FRIED CREAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 .95

Desserts

Serving Daily 12pm-10pm • The Island’s Best Happy Hour 4-7pm • Weekend Brunch 11am-3pm (843) 681-TACO | PARK PLAZA – 33 OFFICE PARK RD, SUITE 229 | HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HOLYTEQUILA | HOLYTEQUILA.COM

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Lunch, Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am-1:30 pm. | Dinner, Tuesday-Sunday 6.00 Until Brunch, Sunday 11:00 am-1:30 pm | Closed Monday’s 43 Jenkins Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 | 843.689.6744 | www.sunsetgrillehhi.com

~ Dinner ~

~ Lunch ~ Starters

Appetizer Selections

Cajun Fried Oysters ~ 13

Over gorgonzola cream sauce with a balsamic drizzle

Sunset Salad ~ 7

Artisan greens in tomato black olive vinaigrette with red onion, tomatoes and feta cheese

Wedge Salad ~ 10

Hybrid lettuce, blue dressing, onions, bacon & tomatoes

Basil Champagne Salad ~ 9

Soup of the Day

Artisan greens, basil champagne vinaigrette, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and white cheddar

Entrée Selections

Roasted Beet Salad ~ 11

Shrimp and Grits ~ 16

Cajun sautéed shrimp over stone ground white cheddar grits with andouille, peppers, onions and a duo of sauces

Smoked Scottish Salmon ~ 16

House smoked salmon over stone ground grits with garlic wilted spinach, diced red peppers and Dijon dill crème

Crispy Eggplant Napoleon ~10 Toasted walnut cream, goat cheese & sage

*Cajun Fried Oysters ~ 13

Gorgonzola cream sauce and balsamic drizzle

Smoked Seafood Platter ~ 14

House smoked seafood with pickled White Balsamic vinaigrette, roasted beets, onions, capers, eggs and herb dijon pepita seeds & crumbled goat cheese

Entrée Selections Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes ~ 30

Two Jumbo lump crab cakes over lemon caper sauce w/ rice & vegetables

*Seared Sea Scallops ~ 30

Champagne Basil Salad ~ 15

Gilled shrimp, smoked bacon, avocado, tomatoes, onions, cheddar and greens

Pappardelle pasta, sun-dried tomato cream and spinach

Lump Crab Cakes ~ 17

Lemon caper cream sauce, rice and vegetable

Cajun sautéed shrimp over white cheddar grits with andouille sausage, peppers and onions, & a duo of sauces ~ roasted red pepper & smoked poblano pepper

Duck En Croute ~ 16

*Grilled Duck Breast ~ 29

Roasted duck breast, red cabbage & apples in puff pastry/port wine reduction & mixed green salad

*Grilled Scallops ~ 17

Roasted duck breast, red cabbage & apples in puff pastry/port wine reduction & mixed green salad

*Sunset Stuffed Burger ~ 11

Bleu cheese or cheddar, w/house made chips & fruit

*Black & Blue Salad ~ 15

Hybrid wedge topped w/ creamy blue cheese dressing, bacon, pickled onions, dried apricots & blackened beef tips

Chipotle & Black Bean Braised Short Rib Melt~ 14 On toasted ciabatta w/Cheddar cheese & house made chips

Shrimp and Grits ~ 26

Honey & horseradish glazed w/ rice & vegetables

Cheshire Heritage Pork Chop ~ 30

Braised red cabbage, Hazelnut butter & mashed potatoes

Red Wine & Herb Braised Lamb Shank ~ 29 Mashed potatoes & vegetables

Sunset Smoked Salmon ~ 26

House smoked Scottish salmon over stone ground grits, wilted spinach, diced red peppers and Dijon dill crème

Grilled NY Strip Steak ~ 32

Caramelized shallot & porter reduction, mashed potatoes & vegetables

Slow Roasted Short Rib ~ 29

Chipotle & black bean braised over rice/w sour cream & cilantro

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26 New Orleans Road ~ (843) 341-2333 ~ www.cranestavern.com Menu Items and Prices are subject to change.

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TASTE OF NIGHTLIFE / LOUNGES

A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD

Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Road in The Village Exchange. A true Lowcountry experience offering a full bar complete with beer, wine and cocktails served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Try our South Carolina moonshine, moonshine punch or lemonshine for a unique twist from the norm. Enjoy live entertainment on the outside stage (please call for schedule). Open Monday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for Brunch. Call (843) 785-YARD (9273) or online at www.hhbackyard.com.

AUNT CHILADAS EASY STREET

Located at 69 Pope Avenue. With a tag line of “Not your everyday Mexican” one can only imagine what a familyfriendly, fun restaurant Aunt Chilada’s is to both locals and visitors alike! Located on the south-end of Hilton Head, visit Aunt Chilada’s for fresh margaritas, fajitas, and even crab legs! The huge, covered outdoor patio is perfect for all gatherings. Open seven days a week. Live music on the patio nightly (in season - weather permitting). A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 785-7700 or visit auntchiladashhi.com. #auntchiladashhi.

Located upstairs at Coligny Plaza, Oceanside. The Island’s finest selection of imported and microbrewed draft beer in a unique 1940’s themed bar. Awesome happy hour with Margarita Madness, $3 appetizer menu and many other specials. Live music daily March thru October. Call for late night entertainment schedule. Full menu available. Open from 11:30 a.m. until late, Monday thru Saturday. Call (843) 686-3443.

Boardroom to find the Island’s best craft cocktails and live music venue - all in one place! Enjoy one of the latest happy hours on the Island with happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Be sure to follow The Boardroom on Facebook and Instagram to always stay up-to-date on the latest bands, events and specials at this local spot. 21 and over after 10 p.m. Open 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. nightly. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 363-6636 or visit theboardroomlive.com. #theboardroomhhi.

BIG JIM’S BBQ, BURGERS & PIZZA

BRITISH OPEN PUB

BIG BAMBOO

Located at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed dining option for families, golfers and Hilton Head Island residents and visitors alike. Enjoy big screen TVs and expanded outdoor seating overlooking the Jones course - the perfect place to watch all of your favorite sports year-round! Big Jim’s is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving signature Southern dishes, including BBQ, gourmet burgers and grilled pizza plus homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Big Jim’s offers a kid’s menu, wine and beer menu, takeout orders and catering. Enjoy Happy Hour weekdays from 4 - 7 p.m. Call (843) 785-1165 for more information.

THE BOARDROOM

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Located in The Village at Wexford and Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Hilton Head’s first true golfer’s pub featuring the only bar by Titleist. A wide selection of beers, ales, stouts and wines from around the world. Awesome appetizer selections, brilliant martini list and full menu available. Blarney is invited, singing encouraged and good humor admired. Happy hour daily from 4 until 7 p.m. Open daily from 11 a.m until late. Brunch served Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 686-6736 or Bluffton (843) 815-6736.

CAPTAIN JOHN’S GALLEY AT THE SALTY DOG CAFE

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Step up to Jake’s raw bar for some of the Island’s finest seafood and good times. Enjoy spectacular views of Braddock’s Cove while selecting


from steamed oysters, shrimp, crab legs and more. Full bar available and the frozen drinks are made with fresh fruit. Happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m. Call (843) 671-CAFE (2233) for seasonal hours.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S

Located at 6 Target Road on Hilton Head and in Bluffton at the Calhoun Street Promenade. A local favorite for over 36 years for fresh seafood and fine beverages. Great signature sandwiches (Grouper Melt & Po Boy’s), oysters, crab legs, shrimp and scallops served with your favorite beer, wine or cocktail. Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily with great prices. Fantastic outdoor deck and bar. Open daily from 11 a.m. until late, food available until 10 p.m. Call (843) 785-2400 or (843) 757-6222 or online at www.captainwoodys.com.

CAROLINA CRAB COMPANY

Located in Palmetto Bay Marina, just off Helmsman Way. With a pet-friendly patio and bar as well as indoor dining, Carolina Crab Company offers an array of fresh seafood, burgers, crab legs, Lowcountry boil and daily Chef specials. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. Happy hour daily at the bars (only) from 4 - 7 p.m. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-2016 or visit carolinacrabco.com. #carolinacrabco.

CATCH 22 FRESH SEAFOOD & GRILL

Located at 37 New Orleans Road in Orleans Plaza. The choice for some of the Island’s best Happy Hour Deals from 5:00 – 6:30. Relax in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere with great discounts on appetizers, beer, wine & liquor. Reservations suggested for our At the Bar Dinner and Wine Special from 5:00 to 8:00 Saturday, Sunday & Monday evenings. Enjoy ½ price bottle of wine (under $100) with 2 Regular Entrees. Martini Madness on Wednesday & Thursday from 5:00-6:30 with $4.75 Gin & Vodka Martinis. Dinner from 5 nightly. Call (843) 785-6261 or visit Catch22hhi.com for Reservations, Menus and Seasonal Promotional Details.

CHARBAR CO

Located in Park Plaza right outside Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head. A local favorite serving award winning gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more! We feature specialty craft beers on tap, niche wines, two full service bars, and a lounge equipped with a music collection spanning the decades in a fun indoor/outdoor environment. Voted Hilton Head Island “People’s Choice Best Burger”, 1st Place Winner of Burgers & Brews 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 &2018! Enjoy our large outdoor patio with flatscreens, fireplace and the only outdoor bar in Park Plaza! Happy Hour specials daily from 4-7 p.m.! Live music nightly! Call (843) 785-CHAR (2427) or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/CharbarCo!

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CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE

Located at 8 New Orleans Rd., just off Hwy. 278. Casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. Relax on the leather couch or sit at the bar with Jeff and try one of his famous real chocolate martinis or one of his other unique concoctions. Full bar, extensive wine and beer offerings, and happy hour specials including half price wines by the glass, from 5 until 7 p.m. Select bar menu and full dinner menu available at the bar. Open Monday thru Saturday. Call (843) 785-9277 or check us out online at www.charliesgreenstar.com.

CHOW DADDY’S

Located at 14B Executive Park Road, just off Pope Avenue and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. One of the island’s newest and most creative restaurants is the perfect place for delicious and healthy food, fine cocktails and good times. Choose from an extensive selection of beer and ales, creative cocktails, delicious martinis and fine wines. Happy hour is available daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Outdoor seating and ping pong available on our terrace. Call (843) 842CHOW (2469) or (843) 757-CHOW (2469) or online at www. chowdaddys.com.

CQ’S RESTAURANT

Tucked under the oaks in Harbour Town, CQ’s signature dishes embody Executive Chef, Broderick Weaver’s passion for the best produce and cuisine from the Lowcountry bounty. Guests can gather at the bar and lounge to enjoy tasting dishes and sgreat cocktails. The exceptional wine list includes a variety of wines selected specifically with the menu in mind. B’s Kitchen menu now available for take-out. Open nightly 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations accepted. Call (843) 671-2779 or visit CQsRestaurant.com for complete menus or to make reservations.

THE CRAZY CRAB

Two great waterfront locations- South end in Harbour Town in Sea Pines and North end Hwy. 278 overlooking Jarvis Creek. The “Islander’s place for fresh seafood for over 30 years,” The Crazy Crab restaurants are a must-visit for those enjoying all Hilton Head has to offer. Fresh local seafood is prepared any way you wish – broiled, fried, steamed, blackened, etc. Gluten free and vegan options also available. Open seven days a week. Outdoor patio bar open seasonally (Hwy. 278 location). A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 363-2722 (Harbour Town), (843) 6815021 (Jarvis Creek) or visit thecrazycrab.com. #crazycrabhhi.

ELA’S ON THE WATER

Located at One Shelter Cove Lane. Featured in Bon Appetit and winner of numerous Open Table awards, Ela’s offers fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, all prepared by our culinary team of experts and complimented by an extensive boutique wine selection. Known for the best 110 TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

water views on the island, we have a casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior and nightly entertainment. Private parties, rehearsal dinners and special events welcome. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner nightly from 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call (843) 785-3030 or online at www.elasgrille.com.

FISHCAMP ON BROAD CREEK

Located at 11 Simmons Road, mid-island on Broad Creek. Fishcamp is Hilton Head’s favorite casual waterfront dining destination. Enjoy live music and nightlife most evenings along with, seafood, steaks and more in a chic, backyard, fish camp style setting. Challenge friends to a game of corn hole, Cannon Ball, giant Jenga, or simply enjoy the fire pit and sunset views. Try craft cocktails such as the Marina Margarita, Watermelon Mojito or a Coastal Breeze to add flavor to your night. Large, pet-friendly patio and bar (heated on cool nights). Happy hour at the outdoor bar and high-top tables from 4 - 6 p.m. daily. Lunch daily from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Sundays only). Bar menu available starting at 3 p.m., Dinner from 4 p.m., bar open late. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-2267 for reservations. View full menus at fishcamphhi.com. #fishcamphhi.

FLATBREAD GRILL

Located at Coligny Circle oceanside in the Beach Market Center. This upscale casual dining sensation is sure to be a favorite of both visitors and locals. Choose from Neopolitan pizza, fresh pasta, gourmet salads, or hearty sandwiches all cooked in our open hearth oven. Catch your favorite sporting event on one of our HD TV’s. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4 - 6 :30 p.m. featuring $4 cocktails, beer and wine and $3 appetizers. Take-out available. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Call (843) 341-2225 or online at www.flatbreadgrillhhi.com.

THE FROSTY FROG CAFÉ

Located in Coligny Plaza. A comfortable, casual atmosphere offering a “web-footed lickin” menu and an enormous amount of frozen daiquiris by the glass or by the gallon. Outside seating with retractable roof, fire pit, beach area and tiki bar. Live music nightly. Black angus burger, crab cakes, pizza, prime rib sandwich, salads, subs, wraps, appetizers and of course fried frog legs. 28 HD TV’s for great sports viewing as well as a kid’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-FROG (3764) or online at www.frostyfrog.com.

GUSTO RISTORANTE

Located mid island at the Fresh Market Plaza, Gusto Ristorante is an upscale Northern Italian Restaurant bringing the authentic flavors of Rome to Hilton Head. Enjoy dining in a beautiful Tuscan setting or al fresco on the garden patio. Full bar and extensive wine list available. Gusto offers dinner Sunday and


Tuesday thru Thursday from 4 until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 802-2424 or visit gustohiltonhead.com for more information.

HOLY TEQUILA

Located in Park Plaza, the Holy Tequila taqueria blends gourmet tacos with American flavors, Mexican street food and tequila in an eclectic atmosphere! Prepare your senses for a fusion of flavors that reaches into the heart of Mexico! Holy Tequila combines an open kitchen with indoor/outdoor dining and a dynamic bar to create a high energy fiesta! We serve gourmet tacos, quesadillas, and smalls plates with a full bar offering over 40 kinds of premium tequilas and live music at night. The cuisine is modern, fun and uninhibited, just like our guests! The restaurant is open 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily with happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m.! Call us at (843) 681-TACO (8226) or visit us online at www.Facebook. com/HolyTequila!

HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway off Squire Pope Rd. With 50 years of casual dining experience and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson’s is an island icon. Featuring the freshest, local seafood in the area as well as pasta, steaks, chicken and more. Enjoy beer, wine or specialty cocktails in the Oyster Bar or while watching the sunset on the deck bar. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Bon Appétit. Open daily at 11 a.m. Call (843) 681-2772.

THE JAZZ CORNER

Located in the “corner” of The Village at Wexford. One of the top “100 Great Jazz Rooms” in the world, Downbeat Magazine 2011-2018. Our intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by our innovative southern flavors menu and impeccable service. The Jazz Corner offers a signature martini menu, extensive wine list, full bar and late-night menu. Open nightly from 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call (843) 842-8620 or check us out online at www.thejazzcorner.com.

LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN & BAR

Located at 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. An American Bistro with southern soul serves seasonal inspired food with local beers, craft cocktails and an esoteric wine list. Our menu is constantly changing and evolving with seasons, tides, weather and our inspirations. Dine inside or outside on our patio. A healthy children’s menu is also available. Call for hours (843) 681-3474 or online at www.luckyroosterhhi.com.

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Located in Park Plaza on Hilton Head and at 878 Fording Island Rd. in Bluffton. A fun and lively place with great food, beer and service. Over twenty-four beers on tap, fifty more TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

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by bottle and a full bar all in a comfortable and casual setting. Specializing in great pizza and calzones, monumental hoagies and fresh salads. Plenty of TVs to view your favorite teams. Win prizes at live team trivia Wednesday nights (HHI) at 9 p.m. (Tuesday’s at 9 p.m. in Bluffton). Happy Hour from 3 until 6 p.m. everyday. Open daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 686-2474 (HHI) or (843) 706-0800 (B-Town).

MIDICI ITALIAN KITCHEN

Located at 7 Greenwood Dr. in Reilley’s Plaza just off the Sea Pines circle. Featuring ten taps including numerous local craft beers, extensive wine list and signature cocktails. Our open kitchen concept is the perfect place to hang out with friends and watch your favorite sporting events while enjoying our famous wood-fired pizza or a delicious calzone. Open daily from 11 a.m. Call (843) 842-7999 or visit us online at www. mymidici.com.

OLD FORT PUB

Located at 63 Skull Creek Drive on the Intra-coastal Waterway, Old Fort Pub, a Four Diamond restaurnat showcases unrivaled nightly sunsets & award winning cuisine! Guests enjoy a wide variety of “New Southern” favorites inspired with influences from around the globe. Serving Sunday Brunch 11-2 p.m., Bar opens at 4 p.m. daily and dinner is served nightly 5-9 p.m. Early Bird dining is served from 5-5:30. Outdoor dining available. B’s Kitchen menu now available for take-out. Call (843) 681-2386 or visit OldFortPub.com for a complete menu or to make reservations.

POOL BAR JIM’S

Located overlooking the beach at the Sea Crest at 10 North Forest Beach. Local legend Pool Bar Jim has combined with culinary favorite A Lowcountry Backyard in the perfect setting for tropical and exotic drinks and great lowcountry cuisine. With beautiful views, tasty beverages and delicious food, this is a destination not to be missed. Call (843) 816-4648 for seasonal hours.

REDFISH

On the corner of Palmetto Bay Rd. and Archer Rd. Serving Innovative Cuisine in a unique and inviting atmosphere. Our unique bar and retail wine shop offers a contemporary, yet casual atmosphere for the wine connoisseur. Over 1,000 hand-selected wines from all over the world are available as well as a full bar selection. The wine shop is open Monday thru Saturday at 10 a.m. Dinner is available daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Call (843) 686-3388 or online at www.redfishofhiltonhead.com.

REILLEY’S GRILL AND BAR

Located in Reilley’s Plaza, just off Sea Pines Circle. Serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head Island for over 35 years. With a sophisticated warm 112 TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

ambiance, the family-friendly atmosphere will have your family dining with the Reilley family again and again. Dine indoors or outside on the deck. Enjoy nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday brunch. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. Happy Hour from 4 until 7 p.m. at both the outdoor patio bar and indoor bar. Take-out and kids menus available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 842-4414 for reservations or visit reilleyshiltonhead.com. Bar open until 2 a.m. Visit Facebook for event information. #reilleyshhi.

REILLEY’S NORTH END PUB

Located in Port Royal Plaza. The sister restaurant of Reilley’s Grill & Bar (located on the south end), Reilley’s North End Pub has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head for over 30 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Experience the family-friendly atmosphere for some local fun and Tuesday Trivia. Enjoy nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life with mimosas and Sunday Brunch. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. Happy hour daily from 4 until 7p.m. at the bar. Bar Open 11:30 a.m. - late. Take-out available. A member of the Coastal Restaurants and Bars family of restaurants. Call (843) 681-4153 for reservations or visit reilleysnorth.com. #reilleysnorth.

ROCKFISH SEAFOOD AND STEAKS @BOMBORAS

Located a at 5 Lagoon Road across from Coligny near the beach. New and very generous Happy Hour from 4 - 6 p.m. daily including, but not limiting to 75 cent fresh oysters, 40 cent peel n eat shrimp, 50 cent Chicken Wings, $5 Flat Bread Pizzas and Much much more! Happy Hour prices are subject to change. Featuring a fun and inviting indoor or outdoor dining experience. Extensive craft draft list, wine and creative cocktails. Open for Early Bird, happy hour and dinner 7 days a week. Make your reservation on Opentable, Call (843) 6892662 or visit online at rockfishhhi.com.

THE SALTY DOG CAFE

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Great food, frozen drinks and live entertainment from the island’s favorite outdoor cafe. Enjoy beautiful waterfront views overlooking Braddock’s Cove in a fun and casual atmosphere. Happy Hour daily with a full menu available, plus an outdoor cookout, Salty Dog Ice Cream and Jake’s Pizza during the season. Call (843) 671-CAFE (2233) for seasonal hours.

THE SANDBAR

New restaurant located in historic Coligny Plaza at 101 Pope Ave., just steps from the beach. The Sandbar is an ideal setting to enjoy late afternoon Happy Hour and evening outdoor entertainment. Serving up your favorite island cocktails along with a great selection of local beers on tap. Also enjoy our outdoor grill featuring guest chefs and international treats.


Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. with Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. (843) 342-SAND (7263).

SANTA FE CAFÉ

Located at 807 William Hilton Parkway near the entrance to Palmetto Dunes. Capturing the spirit of New Mexico in an elegant yet casual, cozy atmosphere. Our outdoor rooftop cantina is the perfect setting for one of our famous margaritas, sangrias or an imported beer. Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 5 until 7 p.m. and live entertainment Tuesday thru Saturday and first Sunday of every month. Open Daily for dinner from 5 p.m., and lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (843) 785-3838 or www.santafehhi.com.

STREET MEET

Located in Port Royal Plaza near BILO. Relax in our newly expanded American style tavern and enjoy our wide selection of beer, wine, and full bar libations. Join us for happy hour from 4 until 7 p.m. featuring daily drink specials. Serving our full menu til midnight nightly. DirecTV programming for your team and home of the Hilton Head Brown’s Backers club. Acoustic Mayhem plays on the patio, every Tuesday from 6 - 9 p.m. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. until midnight. Call (843) 842-2570 or online at www.streetmeethhi.com.

TRATTORIA DIVINA

Located in Park Plaza right outside Sea Pines Main Gate. Our atmosphere captures that artistically cozy “Local Italian Place”. Come in and sit by our unique hand painted bar while enjoying a signature cocktail, glass of wine or dinner. Open 7 nights a week; 5:00 pm until. Walk-ins welcomed: Reservations recommended. Call (843) 686-4442 www.trattoriadivina.com.

TRUFFLES CAFE

Located in Sea Pines Center and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. Offering delicious homemade soups, fabulous salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta and fresh seafood. Enjoy casual dining in a friendly and upscale atmosphere featuring the freshest food and finest service for over 36 years. Full bar and fine wines available by the glass or bottle. Don’t forget to try one of our outrageous desserts. Outside seating available. Serving lunch and dinner daily 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Call (843) 671-6136 or 815-5551 or go to www. trufflescafe.com to make reservations.

THE WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Enjoy a casual and fun atmosphere in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe. Serving a full bar with excellent food and waterfront view overlooking South Beach Marina and Braddock’s Cove, The Wreck offers excellent Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. Available for private parties. Call (843) 671-SEAS (7327) for seasonal hours.

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A TASTE OF ADVERTISERS / MAP LOCATION 1. ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR (843) 785-4999

22. THE DRYDOCK SEAFOOD GRILL & SPIRITS (843) 842-9775

2. A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD (843) 785-YARD (9273)

23. ELA’S ON THE WATER (843) 785-3030

3. AMIGO’S CAFÉ Y CANTINA (843) 785-TACO (8226)

24. FISHCAMP ON BROAD CREEK (843) 842-2267

4. AUNT CHILADAS EASY STREET CAFE (843) 785-7700

25. THE FROSTY FROG CAFÉ (843) 686-FROG (3764)

5. BAD BISCUIT www.bad-biscuit.com 6. THE BIG BAMBOO CAFE (843) 686-3443 7.

BIG JIM’S BBQ, BURGERS & PIZZA (843) 785-1165

26. GRINGO’S DINER (843) 785-5400 27. GUSTO RISTORANTE (843) 802-2424 28. HINOKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR (843) 785-9800

8. THE BOARDROOM (843) 363-6636

29. HOLY TEQUILA (843) 681-TACO (8226)

9. BRITISH OPEN PUB (843) 686-6736 or 815-6736

30. HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS (843) 681-2772

10. CALLAHAN’S SPORTS BAR & DELUXE GRILL (843) 686-POOL (7665) 11. CAPTAIN JOHN’S GALLEY AT THE SALTY DOG CAFE (843) 671-CAFE (2233) 12. CAPTAIN WOODY’S (843) 785-2400 or 757-6222 13. CAROLINA CRAB COMPANY (843) 842-2016 14. CATCH 22 FRESH SEAFOOD & GRILL (843) 785-6261 15. CHARBAR CO (843) 785-CHAR (2427) 16. CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE (843) 785-9277 17. CHOW DADDY’S (843) 842-2469 or 757-2469 18. CQ’S RESTAURANT (843) 671-2779 19. CRANE’S TAVERN STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD (843) 341-2333 20. CRAZY CRAB (843) 363-2722 or 681-5021 21. DELISHEEYO (843) 785-3633 114 TASTEOFHILTONHEAD.COM

31. ISLAND FUDGE SHOPPE (843) 842-4280 32. THE JAZZ CORNER (843) 842-8620 33. KENNY B’S CAJUN SEAFOOD HUT (843) 785-3315 34. LAND’S END TAVERN (843) 671-5456 35. LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN & BAR (843) 681-3474 36. MANGIAMO (843) 682-2444 37. MAY RIVER GRILL (843) 757-5755 38. MELLOW MUSHROOM (843) 686-2474 or 706-0800 39. MICHAEL ANTHONY’S (843) 785-6272 40. MIDICI ITALIAN KITCHEN (843) 842-7999 41. OLD FORT PUB (843) 681-2386 42. THE OLD OYSTER FACTORY (843) 681-6040 43. OLD TOWN DISPENSARY (843) 837-1893

44. PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFE (843) 686-3232 45. THE PEARL KITCHEN & BAR (843) 757-5511 46. PLANTATION CAFE & DELI (843) 785-9020 or 342-4472 47. POOL BAR JIM’S (843) 816-4648 48. POUR RICHARD’S (843) 757-1999 49. REDFISH (843) 686-3388 or 837-8888 50. REILLEY’S (843) 842-4414 or 681-4153 51. ROCKFISH SEAFOOD AND STEAKS @BOMBORAS (843) 689-2662 52. RUAN THAI HUT (843) 681-3700 53. SAGE ROOM (843) 785-5352 54. THE SALTY DOG CAFE (843) 671-CAFE (2233) 55. THE SANDBAR (843) 342-SAND (7263) 56. SANTA FE CAFE (843) 785-3838 57. SEA GRASS GRILLE (843) 785-9990 58. SKILLETS CAFE (843) 785-3131 59. STELLINI ITALIAN RESTAURANT (843) 785-7006 60. STREET MEET (843) 842-2570 61. SUNSET GRILLE (843) 689-6744 62. TOBACCO ROAD (843) 341-6265 63. TRATTORIA DIVINA (843) 686-4442 64. TRUFFLES CAFE (843) 671-6136 or (843) 815-5551 65. THE WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG (843) 671-7327


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Spring 2019 Taste of Hilton Head  

The best of dining, nightlife and entertainment on Hilton Head Island.

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The best of dining, nightlife and entertainment on Hilton Head Island.

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