The GT International Cafe has opened in Plantation Center, next to Santa Fe Café on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant's menu ranges from American to Italian, Cuban, Colombian and Mexican dishes. The Cuban sandwich is one of the most popular items, and features pork marinated for 24 hours and Cuban bread shipped in from Florida.
Taste the Lowcountry
Beloved Coffee Roasters is Beaufort’s newest spot to grab a fresh cup of homemade coffee. Owners Doug and Beatrice Reynolds are Bluffton residents and opened the shop in April. Beloved Coffee Roasters features a variety of fresh-roasted choices, including lattes, cappuccinos and pour-overs.
Red Fish Bluffton has closed for the summer, joining a growing list of businesses that have closed or reduced hours due to a labor shortage. Employees of Red Fish Bluffton have been moved to the Hilton Head Island Red Fish location and the Old Oyster Factory restaurant. The Bluffton location of Red Fish announced its closure in a Facebook post and plans to reopen in the fall.
Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks is now partnering with South Carolina Aquarium’s Good Catch. Restaurants that partner with Good Catch have committed to serve local, sustainable seafood from the Southeast region of the United States. Hudson’s is currently the only Good Catch Platinum Partner restaurant in Beaufort County.
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Less than two years after opening, FARM Bluffton has established itself as a hub for progressive, sophisticated yet straightforward food. The fresh herbs and much of the produce come directly from the restaurant’s nearby garden at Williamson Lowcountry Farms — there’s no 18-wheeler pulling up to deliver jet-lagged veggies from another hemisphere. “In season only” is FARM’s mantra; that means no strawberries in December, but there will be loquats in May.
A Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to Okatie near the Burger King on S.C. 170. The coffee and doughnut shop also serves breakfast sandwiches and specialty drinks. Construction has not started on the new store and an opening date has not been announced.
Hilton Head and Bluffton pizza restaurant Local Pie has launched a program to identify and honor local heroes in the Lowcountry community. Brian Rose was the June Hometown Hero. He serves the community through the F3 Lowcountry Foundation. F3 stands for fitness, fellowship and faith, and the organization provides free workout groups for men who are involved in the community while raising money for other local charities.
Aldi, the discount grocery chain based in Germany, will be coming to the new shopping center on U.S. 278 at Burnt Church Road. The Fresh Market was rumored to have leased the space, but Beaufort County Design Review Board has confirmed that Aldi will be the anchor tenant of the new shopping center. An opening date for the new Aldi has not been announced. Other stores in the shopping center are Hobby Lobby, PGA Superstore, First Watch and Aspen Dental.
Claude & Uli's Bistro in Moss Creek Village is under new ownership. The new restaurant will be called Savory Café Provisions and Vignau. Owner and chef Pascal Vignau received his culinary training in France and plans to change up the existing menu. A few Claude & Uli’s favorites will remain on the menu, like the seafood trays, souffles and filet mignon.
Hilton Head Brewing Company will feature new summer hours: the brewery will now be open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The summer season also means new brews on tap. Arlene has tawny amber color, malty flavor and a crisp hop finish. Bean Free Black Lager is a medium bodied lager with a coffee-like aroma and minimal bitterness.