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Bluffton State of Mind Supper Soirée Set

Dine with 100 other locals at Bluffton’s longest dining table for the Bluffton State of Mind Supper Soirée, set for 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 on Calhoun Street. The evening of food, friendship and fun is raising money for the Bluffton Historic Preservation Society and Programs for Exceptional People. The four-course dinner will be prepared by chef Nate Clepper of The Pearl Kitchen & Bar and chef Leslie Rohland of The Cottage. Tickets are $125.

Lowcountry Oyster Trail Expands

The Lowcountry Oyster Trail is kicking off its third season with a number of new restaurants, bars and oyster adventures added to the growing educational and culinary trail. New additions include The Old Oyster Factory, Skull Creek Boathouse and the Crazy Crab on Hilton Head Island; and The Farm and the Cottage Café in Bluffton. First launched in 2017, the trail shines a spotlight on the Lowcountry’s famous oysters and the rapidly growing “sea-to-fork” culinary movement – and has been at the center of the region’s growing “aquatourism” market as both tourists and locals flock to the Lowcountry to experience the unique culture and taste of Lowcountry oysters and more. A full list of participating partners
and suggested itineraries is available online at

Salt Marsh Brewery, Restaurant and Taproom Planned

Fans of Salt Marsh Brewing can look forward to a new brewery, restaurant and taproom coming to the end of 11th Street on Battery Creek in Port Royal. The brewery is taking over the 11,000 square foot seafood processing warehouse located next to Fish Camp. The $4.5 million investment will include an outdoor upper deck for dining and a dock for boats. Salt Marsh Brewing currently operates above Fat Patties restaurant in Old Town Bluffton.

Free Cupcakes and Champagne at The Cottage

The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room in Bluffton is turning 10 years old, and is marking the milestone with a birthday blowout party with complimentary champagne and gourmet cupcakes from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Leslie Rohland, owner and head chef, first opened her quaint eatery in 2009. She worked to restore Bluffton’s historic cottage built in 1868 by J.J. Carson, renovating it and transforming it into one of Bluffton’s most popular restaurants. The Cottage was named one of South Carolina’s “10 Best” Shrimp & Grits in the national USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Lucky Rooster Hosting Pop-Up Dinner with New Orleans Legend

The Lucky Rooster is hosting a special Beef Steak Pop-Up Dinner with Dickie Brennan on Wednesday, Nov. 13. A third generation New Orleans restaurateur of the famed Brennan family, Dickie grew up just two blocks from Commander’s Palace. In the 1970s and under the tutelage of Chef Paul Prudhomme, he helped introduce the world to cajun and creole cooking. Today, he is the man behind Dickie Brennan & Co. Restaurant Group, operating famed New Orleans restaurants Palace Café, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Bourbon House and Tableau. The cost is $125 per person for a VIP welcome reception and dinner, or $85 for dinner only. Drink pairings are included. For reservations, call 843-681-3474.