signeSigne Gardo, proprietor of Signe’s Bakery & Café, is now serving complete take-home dinners. The individually prepared, take home service has generated a loyal following. A new menu is emailed each Monday with the choices for that week. Dishes vary widely from Chicken Piccata with pasta to Teriyaki Glazed North Atlantic Salmon. Dinners cost $10.95-$15.95. Email 


A new state law allows distilleries in Beaufort County to serve cocktails out of their tasting rooms, which was previously prohibited. The law went into effect in late June. Local businesses Hilton Head Distillery and Daufuskie Island Rum Co. have said they planned to offer visitors the option of buying a cocktail during tastings. 

Brandon CarterBrandon Carter, chef-owner of Farm Bluffton, recently was invited to collaborate on sevencourse dinner coordinated by Certified Master Chef Richard Rosendale at Down Island, a fine dining eatery in Vineyard Haven, Mass. Carter made a heirloom tomato and chanterelle tart. In May, Carter also participated in a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. At his restaurant in Bluffton, Carter crafts an everevolving menu that supports local farmers, producers and artisans. 

chickenA new fried chicken map showing more than 300 locations in South and North Carolina went on sale in July— on National Fried Chicken Day.

For $9.99, the graphic design firm E.D.I.A. has created a map that gives fried chicken lovers details about where to find stand outs among the many types of fried chicken served in the two states.

coffeetimeCoffee shop Maywood Davis, which closed its previous location across from Burkes Beach in March, has reopened in a new spot. Alex Snyder, owner of the shop, said the cafe is operating out of Healthy Habit, a restaurant that opened earlier this year on the north end of Hilton Head Island at 55 Mathews Drive. 

takosAs part of Hilton Head Island’s food truck pilot program, four food trucks are serving up a variety of cuisines at beach locations around the island: Murican Border, offering “international tacos” with Greek, Japanese and Korean flavors, can be found at Driessen Beach Park.

Lowcountry Lobster is continuing to serve its specialties, like lobster rolls and lobster nachos, but added hot dogs, hamburgers and cold sides like potato salad to the menu. It also is parked at Driessen Beach Park.

sandbarbeachErika Waronsky has opened The Sandbar Beach Eats, a new restaurant on Hilton Head Island in Coligny Plaza Shopping Center near the traffic circle. The restaurant opened June 3 in the former home of Bomboras. Waronsky’s new restaurant has an outside bar, covered outdoor seating, a cooking pit, live music, flip-flop friendly atmosphere and a pick-up window.

Kilwins chocolate fudge and ice cream is celebrating 20 years in the Lowcountry. We opened our doors in May 1997 and have been serving the Lowcountry at the same location in Tanger Outlet Mall 2. Owners, Rick and Michelle Cheadle, who have lived in the area 35+ years, retired from aviation and decided they wanted to find a small business to keep them busy. And busy it’s been! When we first started, we had couples come in as newlyweds and over the years those same couples are now bringing their grandchildren in. We make our homemade hand paddled fudge, true southern pralines,caramel apples, assorted caramel corns and brittles, with our store specialty being pecan brittle. We offer over 40 flavors of our original recipe Ice Cream. We¹ve made a lot of great friends over the years and are so grateful and thankful to each and everyone of our customers. 

coffypotIn June, Corner Perk in Old Town Bluffton started selling its first batch of aged coffee. And no, it doesn’t come from a really, really old pot.

Several months ago, owner Josh Cooke sent 120 pounds of green coffee beans to Dafuskie Island Rum Company, where they were stored in an empty Woodford Reserve double oak bourbon barrel.

SERG Restaurant Group, owners of popular Hilton Head Island restaurants such as Skull Creek Boathouse, Poseidon and One Hot Mama’s, announced recently that it is adding a new fast-casual spot to its list of offerings.

Marley’s Shrimp and Burger Shack will be a quick counter service-style restaurant next to Marley’s Island Seafood Grille, according to a SERG press release. The restaurant was expected to open by the beginning of July.