The idea began where most good ideas are born: The need to fill a void.

For Tim Singleton, that void had a lot of layers.

On the business side, the Hilton Head Island icon knew that a place where his friends could listen to good music, eat their style of food and take in sports would resonate with islanders.

icecream1Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. After spending the day enjoying the Lowcountry’s sparkling sand beaches, world-class golf courses, unique boutiques and extensive trails network, there's no better way to cool off than with a tasty treat from one of the region’s many treat shops. Whether you're in the mood for ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, frozen custard, Italian ice or a smoothie, there's a local eatery serving what you crave.



The owners of Hilton Head Island's Charbar Co. have opened a new taco and tequila restaurant, just a few doors down from their popular burger restaurant in Park Plaza.

Holy Tequila's focus is innovative gourmet tacos to eat and plenty of premium tequila to drink - more than 40 varieties.

"It's a full-sensory dining experience," owner Nick Bergelt said. "The visuals, flavors, smells and music represent all the best that Mexico has to offer."

eat-fishHere’s your fish 411. These guidelines are the same whether you’re buying ocean, fresh water, round or flat fish.


Ask your fishmonger when he gets his fresh fish in. Also check out the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council website ( and NOAA’s Fishwatch ( to see for yourself.

Softshell-crabsRight around the time when islanders and visitors pull their plaid pants and Lilly Pulitzer dresses out of the closet to prepare for the Heritage golf tournament, local seafood restaurants are making preparations for a different kind of visitor. In addition to golf, spring also brings the soft-shell crab season.

Celebrating Northwest corks and cuisine

Set in remote Lane County, Oregon, and surrounded by the verdant landscape of the world’s largest contiguous organic vineyard, King Estate has built its reputation on premium wines, preserving the food culture of the Northwest and dedication to sustainability.

ramantictableIn the pantheon of necessary evils, Valentine’s Day hoopla ranks somewhere between paying your taxes and flossing. That said, if you’re going to do it, do it right. Take that special someone out to a romantic restaurant. Better yet, reserve the most romantic table at that romantic restaurant. To make things easy, Monthly has compiled a list of the most romantic restaurant tables of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Reserve one of these and V-Day will be yours.


With so many great restaurants, eating out is one of the top things to do for both visitors and locals. And there’s no reason why it can’t be healthy eating.

Here are a few tips to follow for eating healthy when eating out: