margaritaBest Things in South Carolina has named Hilton Head Island's Java Burrito Company as No. 1 on its list of the best margaritas in the state. "This Mexican restaurant-slashcoffee house might not be the first place you’d think to go for a margarita, but one sip will change your mind for good," Best Things posted on its website, www.bestthingssc.com. The secret appears to be the fresh-squeezed lime juice. 

More than 6,500 pounds of chicken wings were consumed during the recent Hilton Head Island Wingfest, making the competition for best wing finger-licking tough.

Over 20 local restaurants and organizations faced off for the honors, but only two emerged victorious. The Judge’s Award went to Club Seats Grille, while the People’s Choice Award was given to Coconutz.

uberTwenty restaurants have joined Uber Eats to offer food delivery on Hilton Head Island. The free app allows diners to order food from a variety of local restaurants and have it delivered right to their doors.

Participating restaurants include Holy Tequila, Annie O’s Southern Kitchen, New York City Pizza and Wayback Burgers. To download the app, go to the App Store or Google Play and search for Uber Eats.

CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF HERITAGE WITH CLASSIC APPETIZERS

It seems 1969 was a big year for both golf and gourmet. It was the first year of the tournament that would become the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. And it was the year “The Galloping Gourmet with Graham Kerr” first hit TV airwaves and the 11th edition of the “Betty Crocker Cookbook” was released. Home cooks were serving up pigs in blankets, cheese puffs, oysters Rockefeller, Lipton onion dip and nut-ecrusted cheese logs. Other retro dishes still are popular, like fondue, and shrimp cocktail featuring local shrimp is always a hit.

charbarCharbar Co. of Hilton Head Island has announced its second annual Burgers and Books event, a community outreach program in partnership with the Literacy Center of Beaufort County. Every Monday till May, Charbar will donate a percentage of proceeds to the center. The nonprofit groups works to promote adult literacy locally.

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FARM Bluffton is featured on the front cover of the April edition of The Local Palate, a national Southern food magazine based in Charleston. In addition to the cover, the restaurant is featured in a 10-page spread in the publication. The article includes recipes and photos of the restaurant’s creations. FARM serves lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1301 May River Road in Bluffton. For more information, call 843-707-2041 or go to farmbluffton.com.

strawbarryDempsey Farms on St. Helena Island has opened for strawberry picking. The farm lost a large percentage of its strawberries and pumpkin crops last fall during a freeze, so call ahead to make sure it is open before you go. Dempsey Farms is at 1576 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island, 11 miles east of Beaufort. For more information, call 843-838-3656 or “like” Dempsey Farms on Facebook.

Jennifer Brewer brings to Downtown Catering Company more than 20 years of experience in management, customer service, event planning, community relations and food and beverage — both in restaurants and food education. She was the community relations manager for Earth Fare supermarket in Ashville, North Carolina, and for the last four years has worked on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton four years as a server, a baker and a manager. Brewer is also a certified yoga teacher.