Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. After spending the day enjoying the Lowcountry’s sparkling sand beaches, world-class golf courses, unique boutiques and extensive trails network, there's no better way to cool off than with a tasty treat from one of the region’s many treat shops. Whether you're in the mood for ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, frozen custard, Italian ice or a smoothie, there's a local eatery serving what you crave.
NEW RESTAURANT BRINGS FLAVORS AND TRADITIONS OF MEXICO TO HHI
The owners of Hilton Head Island's Charbar Co. have opened a new taco and tequila restaurant, just a few doors down from their popular burger restaurant in Park Plaza.
Holy Tequila's focus is innovative gourmet tacos to eat and plenty of premium tequila to drink - more than 40 varieties.
"It's a full-sensory dining experience," owner Nick Bergelt said. "The visuals, flavors, smells and music represent all the best that Mexico has to offer."
Here’s your fish 411. These guidelines are the same whether you’re buying ocean, fresh water, round or flat fish.
Ask your fishmonger when he gets his fresh fish in. Also check out the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council website (www.safmc.net) and NOAA’s Fishwatch (www.fishwatch.gov) to see for yourself.
Hilton Head Island and Bluffton’s finest barbecue spots
Right around the time when islanders and visitors pull their plaid pants and Lilly Pulitzer dresses out of the closet to prepare for the Heritage golf tournament, local seafood restaurants are making preparations for a different kind of visitor. In addition to golf, spring also brings the soft-shell crab season.
ELA's Blu Water Grille has announced a new Sunday jazz brunch it is calling "Sunday Brunch on the Water." The brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 20 p.m. each Sunday and will feature live jazz music.
Celebrating Northwest corks and cuisine
Set in remote Lane County, Oregon, and surrounded by the verdant landscape of the world’s largest contiguous organic vineyard, King Estate has built its reputation on premium wines, preserving the food culture of the Northwest and dedication to sustainability.
In the pantheon of necessary evils, Valentine’s Day hoopla ranks somewhere between paying your taxes and flossing. That said, if you’re going to do it, do it right. Take that special someone out to a romantic restaurant. Better yet, reserve the most romantic table at that romantic restaurant. To make things easy, Monthly has compiled a list of the most romantic restaurant tables of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Reserve one of these and V-Day will be yours.
With so many great restaurants, eating out is one of the top things to do for both visitors and locals. And there’s no reason why it can’t be healthy eating.
Here are a few tips to follow for eating healthy when eating out:
ROADSIDE FOOD STANDS STEEPEDIN HILTON HEAD HISTORY
Before the developers, before the tourists, before The bridges, Hilton Head Island was a much different place. A much simpler place.
Following the Civil War, Union troops left newly freed slaves behind to fend for themselves. As property became available, many freedmen used their hard-earned money to purchase land in areas such as Baynard, Squire Pope and Chaplin.