Question: You open for business at 7 a.m. What time do you wake up each morning? 

Answer: I personally work several different shifts through the week and I have two locations, so that varies from day to day, but I am usually up by 5:30. My baker, Antonio, arrives around 2:30 in the morning in order to make the bagels in time to be delivered to the Bluffton shop before they open.

cubanrestA popular Cuban restaurant in Savannah has opened a Bluffton location. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant is located at 4490 Bluffton Park Crescent, behind the Enmark and where the short-lived Crescent City Café was located. The menu includes award-winning paella Valenciana, homemade mojitos, sangria and Caipirinha.

 Twisted European BakeryA new bakery is opening in Old Town Bluffton. Twisted European Bakery is located at 1253A May River Road. The family-owned bakery specializes in European handmade baked goods and desserts. For more information, call 843-757-0033.

hhdistileryHilton Head Distillery, a world-class craft spirits producer located at 14 Cardinal Road on Hilton Head Island, will open to the public in September. The company received its long-awaited distilled spirits permit in late July, allowing the facility to begin production. Once it is operating on a full schedule, Hilton Head Distillery will produce many variations of rum, including its flagship, Two Traditions Dark 23 Rum, as well as a super-premium and incomparable Aermoor vodka.

bestsoutbeersLooking for a good southern beer? Here are the top 10 rated beers made in the South, as rated by Beer Advocate:

1. BDCS, Ozark Beer Co. (AR) 
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.20% ABV

2. Ghost In The Machine, Parish Brewing Company (LA)
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

3. El Gordo, Good People Brewing Company (AL)
Russian Imperial Stout / 13.90% ABV

jane bistroThe owners of Wren Bistro in Beaufort recently opened a Hilton Head Island restaurant called Jane Bistro & Bar. The restaurant is located at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, near Kilwins Ice Cream. Anne Sergent, the executive chef and owner describes Jane Bistro & Bar as “all about family and friends sharing time together over meals created from recipes passed from generation to generation."

Melissa Roy, the new owner of Twisted Cork Cocktail & Wine Bar, shared recipes of two new items that can be found on her menu. Her bar is located where Corks used to be at Festival Center Plaza, near the Sea Pines Circle.