The brick interior walls and wooden beams exude the feel of a cozy speakeasy, where cocktails, fine wines and small plates soothe the palate and the soul. Speakeasies disappeared after Prohibition ended in 1933, but the term just seems to suit the ambiance of Twisted Cork Cocktail & Wine Bar on Hilton Head Island, which Melissa Roy opened in August.
In an effort to predict the next president of the United States, Omni Hotels launched “Polling for Cocktails,” a brand-wide promotion enabling its restaurant guests to “cast their ballots” by ordering election-themed libations.
Hilton Head Island restaurant Holy Tequila was ranked No. 6 on Only In Your State’s list of “10 Places to Get Tacos That Are Out of This World Good in South Carolina.” According to the website: “Firstly, this is the biggest taco I've ever seen. Secondly, if you're not into Tuna Tacos, never fear — there are many more tacos to choose from.
Jim Lisenby, famous locally for creating frozen cocktails at Pool Bar Jim’s beach bar, is hosing a special fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Captain Woody’s on Hilton Head Island. The “Frozen Benefit” will feature Pool Bar Jim’s frozen drinks, live music, raffles, prizes and drink specials.
An authentic Italian restaurant called Nonna Rosa has opened at 198 Okatie Village Drive in Okatie. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The owner is Danny Tinnel. The executive chef is Peppe Gialone. Find the menu online at www.nonnarosabluffton.com.
The 10th helping of Music to Your Mouth, a collection of events filled with some of the best and brightest names in Southern food, is set to take place Nov. 16-20 at Palmetto Bluff.
Ruby Lee’s, a popular Hilton Head Island restaurant specializing in live music, sports and soul food, has opened a second location on the south end of the island. Located at 19 Dunnigans Alley, Ruby Lee’s South promises to offer an atmosphere similar to the one found at its original Old Wild Horse Road location.
The Salty Dog Cafe has five special Saturday events planned in October. Visit www.cal.saltydog.com for a complete schedule of activities.
Caretta Coffee Co. is offering a special menu of European breakfast items, a smash toast bar, beach appetizers, a coffee bar and charcuterie with a wine and craft beer bar.
Join fellow islanders for the 18th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks. The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks.