Chef David Landrigan joins team; new ownership looks to build on past success
Popular upscale hot spot Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar will reopen this month according to the new owners, Leffew Restaurant Group. Guests will be welcomed back with the same chef-forward focus on fresh local ingredients and regional favorites with the addition of executive chef David Landrigan, formerly of Circa 1875 and La Scala Ristorante in Savannah. “We’re excited to welcome diners back to Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar,” said operating partner David Leffew, who brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the venture. “Chef Clayton Rollison created a really special experience here, and we’re looking forward to building on what he started.” The restaurant will be open seven days a week, offering brunch and lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4-9:30 p.m. There will also be daily happy hours and live music on the patio. luckyroosterhhi.com.
Every Friday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m, party with DJ Mar at Holy Tequila. Enjoy $4 Lunazul Primero shots, $3 Estrella Jalisco bottles, $5 Lunazul margaritas and $2 tacos.
Alex Vitto, owner of Al’s Aloha Kitchen on the South End of Hilton Head Island, has opened a new restaurant in Coligny Plaza under Big Bamboo. The restaurant, called NOOD, is an Asian-island fusion that specializes in customizable ramen noodle bowls. The menu also includes teriyaki skewers and dumplings.
The Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop now open for the 2021 season. The window opens at 11 a.m, just in time for a post-breakfast treat.
Scott Hastings, award-winning chef from the Hamptons of Long Island, has opened LULU Kitchen restaurant with his wife Jennifer. LULU Kitchen is in the Fresh Market shopping center off of U.S. 278 on Hilton Head Island. Their goal is to provide a unique dining experience unlike any other on the island. Hastings catered to prominent celebrities and professional sports athletes for many years while in the Hamptons. His focus is on exquisite cuisine made of the freshest ingredients, in an eclectic setting. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday with a brunch being served on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.
A one-stop-shop for everything Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, has opened on Red Cedar Street in Bluffton. Cassandra’s Kitchen specializes in simple, no-fuss kitchen tools, cookware and bakeware.
OKKO owner Wei Zhu hopes to expand his restaurant group (KJA) in Port Royal Plaza by opening two national franchises and a local cajun seafood restaurant in the old Bi-Lo building, next to Planet Fitness. JINYA, a franchise that specializes in ramen noodle dishes; Kung Fu Tea, America’s largest made-to-order bubble tea brand; and Angry Crab Cajun seafood, a cajun-inspired style restaurant, are set to open this upcoming fall, pending town approval.
April Food Holidays
April 1: Sourdough Bread Day
April 2: Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3: Chocolate Mousse Day
April 4: International Carrot Day
April 5: Caramel Day
April 6: International Carbonara Day
April 7: Beer Day
April 8: Empanada Day
April 9: Chinese Almond Cookie Day
April 10: Cinnamon Crescent Day
April 11: Cheese Fondue Day
April 12: Grilled Cheese Day
April 13: Peach Cobbler Day
April 14: Pecan Day
April 15: Glazed Ham Day
April 16: Eggs Benedict Day
April 17: Cheese Ball Day
April 18: Animal Crackers Day
April 19: Rice Ball Day
April 20: Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day
April 21: Chocolate-covered Cashews Day
April 22: Jelly Bean Day
April 23: Cherry Cheesecake Day
April 24: Pigs-in-a-blanket Day
April 25: Zucchini Bread Day
April 26: Pretzel Day
April 27: Prime Rib Day
April 28: Blueberry Pie Day
April 29: Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30: Oatmeal Cookie Day