The Feed



• A popular steakhouse with locations in Charleston and Columbia has opened a third location on Hilton Head Island. Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique, all-you-can-eat restaurant featuring a full salad bar with over 30 items, six Brazilian hot dishes and a parade of 16 different types of beef, chicken, pork and lamb sliced at your table. The restaurant is located at 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Unit B6 in the Village of Wexford, in the former home of Robert Irvine’s eat!

• Popular Hilton Head Island Italian restaurant Il Carpaccio is moving from its location in Pineland Station to 200A Museum Street, where the Applebee’s used to be. The last day of service at Pineland Station will be May 24. The restaurant will open in its new location on May 29. Il Carpaccio has been on Hilton Head for 10 years. It will be moving its genuine brick oven (imported from Italy) to the new location.

• Chow Daddy’s Buns, Bowls & Tacos is expanding to Bluffton. The popular lunch, dinner and late-night spot will open its second location at 15 Towne Drive in Belfair Towne Village, the building next to IHOP that has been Plums, Nathan’s Famous and Back Yard Burgers. Chow Daddy’s is hoping to be open by the end of the month. The restaurant has been open on Hilton Head Island for more than a year at 14B Executive Park Road, off Pope Avenue.

• The Salty Dog Café has four events planned for the month of May. The Salty Dog Derby Party is 4-8 p.m. May 2; the Salty Dog Maytoberfest is 4-8 p.m. May 9; the Salty Dog Birthday Bash & Preakness Party is 4-8 p.m. May 16; and the Salty Dog Great American Cookout is 4-8 p.m. May 23. For more information, call 843-671-2233.

• Pepper’s Porch, Bluffton’s original fine dining restaurant, has reopened as Peppers Old Town. The restaurant is owned by Robert Vaux, John Cherol and Tyler Goldsmith and still operates out of the historic deer tongue building located at 1255 May River Road. The popular Back Bar is also open for business, offering live entertainment and an oyster roast every Saturday evening.

• Fire juggling shows at Up the Creek Pub start May 25 and continue nightly. The juggling is done by ZipLine Hilton Head guide Nate Addy, who wears a bow tie while performing. Music at Up the Creek starts at 7 p.m. on May 22. For more information, call 843-681-3625.

• The stunning new Harbour Town Golf Links is home to the newest restaurant inside Sea Pines Resort. It’s called Links, An American Grill and it overlooks the links of Hilton Head Island’s most famous golf course, home to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Most of the restaurant offers views of the ninth green. A private dinning room offers a view of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Chef Michael Ramey brings 30 years of culinary experience to the restaurant and has created a signature menu.

• Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks on Hilton Head Island is so popular for its soft soft crabs that it recently installed its own flow-through system at the restaurant to help cultivate the crustaceans. With the help of a well-known local crabber, Hudson’s constructed shedding boxes with water circulating systems to facilitate and manage the molting process — the time when the blue crab backs out of its shell and becomes a “soft shell.” This is a fleeting moment in the crab’s life and if the crab is not harvested at the right time, its shell begins to grow back and it cannot be enjoyed as a “crisper.” Throughout the season, the Hudson’s team will tend to the crabs day and night in order to extract them at the perfect moment. Soft shell dishes include Cornbread Stuffed Soft Shell Crab dusted with andouille sausage breading and finished with a local honey tarragon glaze; Fried Soft Shell Benedict with Benton’s ham and cumquat béarnaise; and Soft Shell Crab Ceviche with finger limes, heirloom tomatoes and coriander habanero vinegar.

• The Inn at Palmetto Bluff has launched a new innovative culinary series titled “Food of Place.” The series encompasses three different programs, “Buffalo’s First Friday,” “The Moveable Feast” and “Artisan Cooking,” to educate guests on the art of Southern cooking and delight their taste buds with a Palmetto Bluff twist on Lowcountry cuisine. Find more information online at

• Dairy Queen hopes to open a location on the south end of Hilton Head Island. The popular chain restaurant hopes to purchase the Arby’s restaurant at 1018 William Hilton Parkway and open one of its “Grill and Chill” restaurants there. It would be the chain’s first Hilton Head location. Plans were submitted to town officials by Bluffton architect Michael Kronimus.

• Camille Copeland of Wine & Cheese, If You Please? and Jay Rawl of Michael Anthony’s both placed in this year’s Charleston Food & Wine Blind Tasting Challenge, part of the 2015 Charleston Food & Wine Festival. Copeland took third place and Rawls came in sixth. The other four top finishers were from Charleston.

• With its charming and inviting atmosphere, innovative menu and extensive wine list, 843 is the place to go.  Kathy Watson, who recently acquired her favorite venue, will continue to lead 843’s style of progressive food and excellent service.  With a pet-friendly, beautifully appointed deck and new happy hour specials, 843 boasts a one-of-a-kind Hilton Head experience. The 843 team looks forward to serving the Lowcountry.

• A new type of taco bar is coming to Old Town Bluffton. Agave Side Bar will feature margaritas and a wide selection of what owners James Soules and Bill Herbkersman describe as New Age tacos, such as Asian slaw tacos, shrimp tacos and pork shoulder tacos. Soules and Herbkersman hope to open the restaurant this month. It will be located at 13 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade.

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