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Restaurant News – June 2022


There’s gold in that honey


Since opening, Bee-Town Mead & Cider has set itself apart from the growing craft-mead movement, having crashed the biggest wine party of the year with a Best in Show award winner in the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition. And now South Carolina’s first production meadery has added another accolade to its shelf. This past November more than 100 meaderies from around the country put forth 388 of their finest meads for the National Honey Board’s National Mead Competition. Not only did Bee-Town Mead & Cider take home best in show for its sour cherry mead, its blueberry mead aged in Burnt Church barrels took home silver. “I had to read the results three times before I believed it,” said owner Mike Tripka. “It’s a nice validation of what we’re doing here.”

Now open: The Olde Schoolhouse

What used to be The Cracked Egg on Paris Avenue in Port Royal is now a new restaurant called The Olde Schoolhouse. The name stems from the building’s original use: a one-room schoolhouse. Local businessman Jake Higgins purchased the space to create a good family restaurant with seasonal and fresh menu items inspired by classic southern fare that are available all day. Although the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch currently, dinner hours are expected to be added in the next few weeks.

Orin Swift wine dinner

Don’t miss the upcoming wine dinner on June 16 at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar. Enjoy a selection of wonderful wine, spectacular food, live music and lively conversation.

July 21: Duckhorn Winery
August 18: Klinker Brick Winery
September 15: Catena Winery

Cooking demo: Burger clinic with Chef Charles

On June 26, gather around the table for a cooking demonstration at Alexander’s, led by resort executive chef Charles Pejeau. Have fun, learn something new and give back to your local community. All the money collected will be given to the Palmetto Dunes Employee Assistance Program. All demonstrations include a glass of sparkling wine and a culinary gift to take home.

July 17: Chef Fabian’s Grandma’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken
August 21: Lowcountry Boil
September 18: Clean, Prepare and Cook Your Fresh Catch

Quick bites

Lulu Kitchen is bringing back lunch, starting June 3. Lunch by Lulu will take place Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Check out the latest speakeasy hotspot on the island. Public Kitchen + Wine Bar is the perfect evening spot for drinks, snacks, hookah and lively conversation. The cocktail tapas bar opens at 5 p.m.

Mama G’s Pizza Bistro and Bar is now open in Moss Creek Village. Try the new Italian-American bistro experience featuring delicious family recipe, fully fermented, light and crispy pizzas.

Don’t miss the strawberry moon full moon cruise hosted by The Salty Dog. From 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 13, embark on a happy-hour journey on its 63-foot catamaran with upper and lower decks cruising the Calibogue Sound. Enjoy snacks and libations paired with gorgeous water views.

Try these

Fresh, summer starters from the local food scene.

That’s a wrap

For those tired of salads, try a delicious lettuce wrap for a refreshing summer starter. The Kimchi Lettuce Wraps from The Pearl Kitchen & Bar feature crispy pork belly, ponzu drizzle, kimchi and radishes.

Spread out

For the perfect shareable, try the charcuterie board from Charlie’s L’etoile Verte. Charlie’s Gathering is perfect for your family cocktail hour and is loaded with cheese, pate, smoked salmon, charcuterie, spiced nuts and fruit. It can be ordered to go with a nice bottle of wine. Beach picnic, anyone?

That’s rich!

Try a classic starter at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Its oysters Rockefeller is one that can’t be missed. It features roasted fennel, tarragon, parsley, spinach, bread crumbs and toasted Parmesan cheese inspired by its first preparation in 1899 by the chef at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Did you know it was called Rockefeller because of its rich taste?

Tropical storm

The Black Marlin’s Tropical Cobb Salad is the perfect summer salad to refresh those tastebuds. You can’t go wrong with this salad of mixed greens, chilled shrimp, hearts of palm, mandarin orange, pineapple, avocado, crumbled bleu cheese, red onion, tomato and cilantro lime dressing.

Summer delight

Try a delicious salad at Michael Anthony’s. The Panzanella con Burrata is a summer favorite that refreshes the palate on a hot day. It is full of gorgeous, fresh and locally grown heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, arugula, crusty bread and fresh burrata with a red wine vinaigrette.