Alexander’s cooking demo: Fried chicken & barbecue sauce
Gather round the table from 2-3 p.m. June 13 and learn to make buttermilk and brined fried chicken and homemade barbecue sauce with an in-person cooking demonstration at Alexander’s by chef Richard Pejeau, with assistance from sous chef Stephanie Magocs. All money collected at the demonstration will be given to the Deep Well Project. The cost is $25 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine and a culinary gift. Reserve a spot at alexandersrestaurant.com.
Coming soon: WiseGuys set to reopen
After working on renovations and expansions of the dining room and kitchen, WiseGuys on Hilton Head Island is aiming to reopen its doors in early summer.
The revamping of the restaurant also comes with several menu updates.
Coffee now available at The G-Free Spot
Coffee lovers working on the North End of Hilton Head Island rejoice! The G-Free Spot at Main Street Village is now serving specialty coffee in addition to its tasty gluten-free offerings. Order espresso shots, cappuccinos, Americanos, lattes, iced espressos and iced coffee, both brewed and by the can. If you’re there early, pair your coffee with Nicole’s gluten-free cinnamon roll. They go fast, so don’t wait.
Save the date: Rock N’ Ribs
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle is the headlining act for this year’s Rock N’ Ribs music and barbecue festival, set for Oct. 15-16 in Coligny Plaza. His new band honors the music of Ronnie Van Zant-era Skynyrd, performing popular hits such as Freebird and Sweet Home Alabama. Grammy award-winner Angie Aparo is also scheduled to perform a private concert as part of the event. On the barbecue side, champion pit masters and local chefs will be serving their favorite offerings. Different ticket packages are available, with some including a group meet-and-greet with the headlining band, access to the VIP lounge and more. rocknribshhi.com.
Lulu Kitchen adds live music
Lulu Kitchen, the new restaurant in The Fresh Market Shoppes complex on Hilton Head Island, will host live music on Mondays with the Bill Peterson Jazz Group, starting June 7. Performances will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Be sure to try Chef Scott’s made-to-order Godiva chocolate soufflé and mascarpone sorbet while you’re there.
Restaurant opens on Daufuskie
Brad Klieve has opened a new fine-dining restaurant, Bell’s at the Beach, on Daufuskie Island. Choose from indoor seating with air-conditioning, seating on a screened-in porch or deck seating with amazing views. The building was once a part of Melrose Resort. It has been updated and renovated and is now open Thursday through Sunday, with hopes of expanding to seven days a week in the future. The menu includes oysters Rockefeller, baked stuffed shrimp and crème brûlée cheesecake.
Customize a luxury picnic
Make your next special occasion more memorable by staging a posh picnic. A new online picnic setup business called LowCountry Picnic (lowcountrypicnic.com) has opened. After you let them know when and where, your custom picnic will be ready with pillows, blankets, decor and more. They set up and tear down, so all you have to do is show up. You can bring your own food or they can provide a custom charcuterie board from their partners (Grace and Gouda, Brie’s Boards). They also can have food from your favorite restaurant waiting for you.
Great parks for picnics
- Waterfront Park, Pigeon Point Park,
- Cannon Park
- Martin Family Park, Wright Family Park,
- Oyster Factory Park
Hilton Head Island
- Shelter Cove Community Park,
- Compass Rose Park, Jarvis Creek Park
- Forsyth Park, Whitfield Square,
- Reynolds Square
- Hampton Park, The Battery,
- White Point Gardens
Sprout Momma catering is back
Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, a bridal shower, a corporate party or even a backyard barbecue, Sprout Momma creates menus with mouth-watering, scrumptious and flavorful cuisine made with non-processed, organic and local ingredients. Learn more at sproutmomma.com.
Taco truck in Harbour Town
The Sea Pines Resort has taken its cuisine outdoors — and on wheels — with its LowCo Taco food truck parked near Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Order Mexican street corn salad, churro hush puppies or go for the house specialty — The Paco — a fried chicken shell with house-made rancheso sauce, pico de gallo, shaved cabbage and cilantro. The truck is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
June Food Holidays
June 1: Hazelnut Cake Day
June 2: Rocky Road Day
June 3: Egg Day
June 4: Cheese Day
June 5: Ketchup Day
June 6: Gingerbread Day
June 7: Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8: Jelly-Filled Donut Day
June 9: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10: Iced Tea Day
June 11: German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12: Falafel Day
June 13: Cupcake Lover’s Day
June 14: Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15: Lobster Day
June 16: Fudge Day
June 17: Apple Strudel Day
June 18: Picnic Day
June 19: Martini Day
June 20: Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21: Peaches & Cream Day
June 22: Onion Ring Day
June 23: Pecan Sandy Day
June 24: Pralines Day
June 25: Catfish Day
June 26: Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27: Orange Blossom Day
June 28: Tapioca Day
June 29: Almond Buttercrunch Day
June 30: Mai Tai Day