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Restaurant News – January 2021

High West whiskey dinner set

Enjoy an exceptional four-course dinner featuring High West Distillery Whiskey at Sea Pines Beach Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Tickets can be purchased online at

Market Cafe expands lunch and dinner menus

Michael Anthony’s will be closed on Mondays during the winter, but its Market Cafe will be open for dinner Monday through Saturday. Lunch and dinner menus at the cafe also have been expanded. The lunch menu includes pasta, and a few of the sandwiches have changed. New meat and seafood dishes have been added to the dinner menu in addition to nightly specials. 

Club + Resort Business awards Moss Creek 

The December 2020 issue of Club + Resort Business recognized the culinary team at Moss Creek in its 2020 Innovation Awards for introducing meal kits, a “Home Cooking with Lenny” video series and a “Sunday Sauce Menu.” As at many clubs, the culinary and food and beverage teams at Moss Creek quickly hurdled the dining restrictions imposed by the pandemic by responding with innovative and enticing to-go menus and other marketplace services. Executive chef Lenny Giarratano developed a special following for his meal kits, video series and sauce menu. Club members also were able to order and pick up groceries from the “Marketplace” menu, giving them a convenient way to grocery shop without leaving the community. 

New Mediterranean restaurant opens

Casablanca Mediterranean Grill has opened at 1012 William Hilton Parkway, next to Panera Bread on Hilton Head Island. The new restaurant specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine prepared by executive chef Hicham Elmadi, who was born and raised in Casablanca. The menu includes chicken Shawarma, kabobs, gyros and falafel. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. 

Car blankets at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe

Survive outdoor dining during the Lowcountry’s chilly season and show your support for Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe with a car blanket. Simply leave the blanket in your car so you can wrap up for outdoor dining experiences and events. We recommend ordering a “Pretty Darn” Benedict while you are there.

Live music at Ruby Lee’s South

Dance the night away with live music all month at Ruby Lee’s South. Take in performances by the Whitley Deputy Band, Target the Band and Fresh Vibe, formerly the backing band for Gwen Yvette. Find dates and show times at 

Burger Thursdays at Salty Dog Bluffton

Get through your work week by starting a Thursday burger tradition at Salty Dog Cafe Bluffton. Enjoy all of the restaurant’s big, juicy, loaded burgers (and even some not-so-burgers) for $9. Learn more at 

Sprout Momma offering custom cakes 

Upgrade your next birthday party or other celebration with a custom cake from Sprout Momma. The popular bakery provides cakes of all kinds, including wedding cakes. Learn more at 

2021 Chamber Restaurant Week

Dig into Foodie February with the 13th annual Chamber Restaurant Week, set for Feb. 20-27. Modeled after successful restaurant weeks in New York and other cities, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island restaurants offer specially priced or prix-fixe menus, signature dishes, new entrées and old favorites. Participating restaurants include Nunzio Restaurant + Bar, Charlie’s L’etoile Verte, Skull Creek Dockside, The Black Marlin, Skull Creek Boathouse, Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, Frankie Bones, ELA’s On the Water, Alexander’s, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Poseidon, Giuseppi’s, Charbar Co., One Hot Mama’s and The Salty Dog. View menus at

January food holidays 

  • Jan. 1: Bloody Mary Day
  • Jan. 2: Cream Puff Day
  • Jan. 3: Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • Jan. 4: Spaghetti Day
  • Jan. 5: Whipped Cream Day
  • Jan. 6: Shortbread Day
  • Jan. 7: Tempura Day
  • Jan. 8: English Toffee Day
  • Jan. 9: Apricot Day
  • Jan. 10: Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • Jan. 11: Hot Toddy Day
  • Jan. 12: Glazed Doughnut Day
  • Jan. 13: Gluten-Free Day
  • Jan. 14: Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • Jan. 15: Bagel Day
  • Jan. 16: Fig Newton Day
  • Jan. 17: Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • Jan. 18: Gourmet Coffee Day
  • Jan. 19: Popcorn Day
  • Jan. 20: Buttercrunch Day
  • Jan. 21: New England Clam Chowder Day
  • Jan. 22: Southern Food Day
  • Jan. 23: Rhubarb Pie Day
  • Jan. 24: Peanut Butter Day
  • Jan. 25: Irish Coffee Day
  • Jan. 26: Peanut Brittle Day
  • Jan. 27: Chocolate Cake Day
  • Jan. 28: Blueberry Pancake Day
  • Jan. 29: Corn Chip Day
  • Jan. 30: Croissant Day
  • Jan. 31: Hot Chocolate Day