Locals and visitors to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina can now enjoy fresh European breads, pastries and desserts. Hilton Head Social Bakery is run by chef Philippe Feret, who recently moved to Hilton Head Island after running his own restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the bakery, which stayed open through Hurricane Matthew serving coffee and baked goods to locals and rescue personnel, as well as providing shelter, offers American-style baked goods with a French flair.

milkMilk is one of the most requested, but least donated, items needed by food banks throughout the year. In response, Kroger customers on Hilton Head Island, and in Myrtle Beach and Bluffton, raised more than $3,300 from Sept. 4 to 17 for the Lowcountry Food Bank during the Great American Milk Drive to provide the much-needed source of nutrition.

serg logoThe SERG Group is bringing all 10 of its restaurants together, for one night, at the Rooftop Bar at Poseidon starting at 6 p.m. on November 10. The Culinary Showcase is a chance for the SERG Group to celebrate its patrons and a chance for locals to enjoy the Lowcountry cuisine while meeting SERG Group chefs, and experiencing the sunset views.

“Eat Here or We Both Starve” reads the sign inside Harold’s Diner, a no-frills diner at the intersection of William Hilton Parkway and Singleton Road - an institution since 1974. It’s where loyal customers are constantly vying for spots at the busy counter, fillin out their own order sheets. Names are cried out from the cramped kitchen and orders of towering, mouth-watering burgers are served.

What to look for when buying fish? The eyes should be clear, the flesh should be firm and it should smell like clean water with a touch of cucumber - the same sort of criteria as a blind date! Restaurants are really the best venues to try out different types of fish. They offer so many more types of fish than you would typically be able to find at the market and they have access to the most fresh and tastiest choices.

Stacey Whitehead-Romoser, co-owner of Bomboras Grille

Question: Why did you name your restaurant Bomboras Grille? What does it mean? 

Answer: Bomboras is a surfer’s term for big waves, and people like to call us “The Bomb" for short.  

The Oyster Bar restaurant in Old Town Bluffton is adding sushi and sashimi to its menu, courtesy of Bluffton’s Fujiyama restaurant. The Oyster Bar’s owner, Jimmy Soules, teamed up with Fujiyama owner Kevin Chen to create what Soules describes as “a true raw bar.”