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Local Savannah brewery SouthBound Brewing Co. will soon open a taphouse inside the Savannah-Hilton Head Island International Airport just outside security. The taphouse will not only offer a place to grab a cold local beer before a flight, it will also offer a full menu as well as pool tables. Southbound Brewing Co. opened in 2013 and offers a full suite of craft beers brewed right in Savannah. Launched in partnership with HMSHost, this represents the brewery’s first restaurant venture following new laws allowing breweries to sell direct to consumer in Georgia. For more information, visit www.southboundbrewingco.com.

Blue Heron PubThe Sea Pines Country Club unveiled the newly remodeled Blue Heron Pub and Grille at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October. The 6,250-square-foot casual dining restaurant, offering a Lowcountry-inspired menu, features a modern design with marsh views. The renovation is a part of the ongoing $2.7 million commitment to refresh the clubhouse at Sea Pines Country Club. Robbie Ames is the general manager and chief operating officer of the Sea Pines Country Club.

Offering a unique menu of globally inspired dishes, Andes Rotisserie will open in November at 7 Johnston Way in Old Town Bluffton. Dishes like Andean Chicken and Ancient Italian Pig Roast, inspired by European food truck fare, reflect owner Andrew Fishkind’s travels around the world. While full dine-in dinners won’t begin until later this year, the restaurant will launch with lunch and dinner pick-up services. For more information, visit www.andesrotisserie.com.

The former space of the Chart House Restaurant will see new life as the fully renovated Skull Creek Dockside, the latest venture from the SERG Group. Featuring an expansive outdoor patio bar, second-story private event space and playground for children, Skull Creek Dockside is located next to Skull Creek Boathouse, with the are between the two restaurants serving as outdoor family entertainment space. For more information, visit www.docksidehhi.com.

The CottageThe Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room won the People’s Choice Award for Best Shrimp Recipe at the 23rd annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival in October. The Old Town Bluffton restaurant’s shrimp salad beat out recipes from 15 other local recipes to take top place. The Cottage also won second place in the festival’s prestigious Silver Cup awards. The Cottage serves breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, tea, Thursday tapas and weekend dinner and is located at 38 Calhoun St. For more information, call 843-757-0508 or go to www.thecottagebluffton.com.

It’s not every day that an envelope from Buckingham Palace arrives in the mail. But in 2012, professional golfer Darren Clarke was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to golf, an honor awarded by the queen of England. Having won the British Open in 2011 served him well in many ways. Born in Northern Ireland, Clarke currently plays on the European Tour and previously played on the PGA Tour. He became enamored with the American South when he played Division 1 Golf at Wake Forest University in the late 1980s, before he turned pro in 1990. Clarke has taken up a new vocation that some find more challenging than professional golf: restaurateur.

The day after Halloween, our family of seven would scrape out the fibrous strands of our pumpkins to reveal the bright orange flesh, cutting it into pieces and roasting in the oven — along with the seeds — to make the most delicious pumpkin soup. These days, pumpkin soup goes well beyond the traditional dollop of cream and pinch of nutmeg and can act as a host for so many diverse flavors, both savory and sweet. While it often takes a starring role on the table in the form of pies and bread, pumpkin also marries well with spicy ingredients without losing its distinct taste. For even more proof of its versatility, look no further than “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” — the movie’s humorous wit and innocence have stood the test of time and are adored by pumpkin lovers of all ages.

Every Halloween I cringe not because of the ghoulish costumes and decorations but because of the amount of sugar my children load up on at school and trick or treating. Sugar consumption is related to an array of health concerns like digestive problems, cavities and mood swings. In an effort to be holistic but not a fun vampire that sucks the life out of the holiday, try these healthy candy recipes:

Hilton Head Brewing Company has created a new brew called Surf Sweet Wheat, a light, cloudy and malty American-style beer with hints of stone fruit and pine. This true island beer is available on draft only at Marriott’s Surf Watch Resort, in partnership with Hilton Head Brewing Company. Marriott Surf Watch Resort is located at 10 Surf Watch Way on Hilton Head Island. 

crabrestCoastal Restaurants and Bars and Hilton Head Island High School’s athletics department have teamed up to share school spirit and save families money. Every child wearing a CRAB Hilton Head Athletics shirt at any CRAB location on Friday nights eats free with the purchase of one adult entree. Children who also wear the shirt to any home game will receive free entry into the sporting event. CRAB restaurants include Reilley’s, The Crazy Crab, Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe, Carolina Crab Company and Fish Camp on Broad Creek.