MONTHLY’S CEO SHARES HIS GO-TO PASTA RECIPE

There are few dishes that are more satisfying and comforting than a good bowl of pasta Bolognese. It also happens to be a very easy, flexible and forgiving recipe to prepare.

Italian cuisine is very regionalized, and Bologna is in the center where beef and parmesan are staples.

The SERG Group has been named operator of the food and beverage program at RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. The SERG Group plans to introduce to the tournament specialty items from its restaurants including Poseidon’s fish tacos, One Hot Mama’s boneless wings, Skull Creek Boathouse’s shrimp and grits and more.

luckyrThe February/March issue of Garden & Gun magazine features Hilton Head Island’s Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar in its “Ultimate Guide to Grits” feature. The guide features tips from chefs across the South, including Lucky Rooster Chef Clayton Rollison’s advice to make grits in the oven. The multiple-page feature highlights kernels of wisdom about one of the South’s fundamental foods. 

Juice HiveThe Cottage Café, Bakery and Tea Room and The Juice Hive won four Good Food Awards from The Good Food Foundation. The Cottage won for its All Hail Caesar and Pickled West Indian Gherkin. The Juice Hive won for its Watermelon Rind Kimchi and Shiso, Sweet Potato and Asian Sour Leaf Kimchi. Good Food Awards honor food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and connected to communities and cultural traditions.

The popular Hilton Head Island barbecue restaurant Smokehouse, which burned down last summer, received approval from the Town of Hilton Head Island Design Review Board to rebuild. Plans that owner Jerry Leonard submitted to the town show a 7,515-square-foot, two-story building with outdoor patios, mixing vintage and modern design elements.

charbarCharbar on Hilton Head Island has added a sushi bar. The sushi rolls are named after artists, records and songs that have inspired executive chef Tim Nelson. Examples include the Strawberry Fields roll — escolar, strawberry, jalapeño, toasted almonds and eel sauce — and the Coco Cabana roll, made with coconut tempura shrimp, cucumber, ahi tuna, avocado and spicy mayo.

GR8 BitesGr8 Bites, a new breakfast-all-day deli, has opened in Main Street Village on Hilton Head Island in the former Munchies location. The menu features paninis, soup, salads, sandwiches and daily specials. The restaurant also offers freshly baked pie, cookies, muffins and scones. Gr8 Bites also has an ice cream parlor and is available for delivery through DoorDash. The restaurant is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 

The Cottage Café, Bakery and Tea Room on Calhoun Street in Bluffton is now offering 116 different teas and has expanded its full afternoon tea menu. The new menu will include more gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones and other delicacies. 

It’s hard to picture a better setting for a picnic than a Sunday in the South: Red-checked blanket spread along the banks of the May River, shade provided by towering live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, glasses of lemonade dripping with condensation as platter after platter is pulled from a wicker hamper — fried chicken, deviled eggs, potato salad.