Nunzio expands its Flight Night
After initiating Flight Night in January and seeing it be such a big hit, Nunzio has decided to include Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in addition to Mondays. Each month, there are five different wines from some of California’s and Italy’s top wineries that you can enjoy in the bar or dining room.
Gourmet popcorn store comes to Hilton Head
The Hilton Head Island House of Jerky has expanded to include The Hilton Head Island House of Popcorn. The new store offers over 75 flavors of freshly bagged gourmet popcorn, and free samples are always available. It’s located in Coligny Plaza on the corner between Piggly Wiggly and Stu’s Subs.
One Hot Mama’s brings back lunch cards
The lunch card rewards system is back at One Hot Mama’s, with the addition of Two for Tuesdays — a double punch when you come grab some lunch. After nine punches, your 10th lunch is on them.
SERG rolls out paid vacation plan
Hilton Head’s largest restaurant group, which employs about 1,200 people and operates more than a dozen restaurants, introduced a new policy that allows workers, including part-time staff, to accrue paid leave as they work. Hourly employees who have worked for SERG for at least one year will now earn one hour of paid vacation time for every 40 hours worked.
A Lowcountry Backyard renovated
After finishing renovations, A Lowcountry Backyard is back open. While the restaurant was closed from January 1 to February 4, owners Dave and Raina Peck made improvements on both the inside and the outside. The outdoor dining area, where tables are properly spaced for social distancing, has been resurfaced with pavers.
Local restaurants win Good Food awards
For the fourth consecutive year, local Bluffton chef and restaurant owner Leslie Rohland has been recognized with multiple prestigious Good Food Awards for new recipes available at her two local restaurants. The national Good Food Awards honor the people throughout the country who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions. Out of this year’s 1,928 entries in 17 categories, 336 food and drink crafters were selected as finalists, resulting in 219 winners. The Cottage won awards for its Cherry Bomb Jam and Green Tea Watermelon Rind Pickle. The Juice Hive won awards for its Black Garlic Kimchi, Amaranth Greens Kimchi and Zephyr Zucchini Pickle.
New drinks at Holy Tequila
Taco Tuesdays just got a bit more chill at Holy Tequila. Try its new Strawberry Frosé, made with Rioja rosé, Svedka citrus vodka, fresh lemon juice and strawberry purée. Or try the new Sweet Heat Margarita, made with fresh pineapple, ginger root mix, fresh lime, agave, jalapeno, and finished with a Tajin chili lime rim.
Salty Dog hosting shamrock hunt and breakfast
A little leprechaun has scattered clues, prizes and treats all around South Beach for Salty Dog Cafe’s South Beach Shamrock Hunt & St. Paddy’s Breakfast from 8 to11 a.m. on March 13. The event promises fun for the whole family. Enjoy a shamrock-themed breakfast on the waterfront before or after you tackle the hunt.
Palmetto Dunes hires new director of food & beverage
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island has hired industry veteran Justin Rowland as its new director of food and beverage. Rowland will oversee all elements of dining and catering at Palmetto Dunes, including Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, all three restaurants located at the resort’s trio of golf courses, the oceanfront Dunes House, and the resort’s new food truck. Rowland arrives at Palmetto Dunes with nearly two decades of experience in the food, beverage and hospitality industries, including nine years at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, where he served as director of restaurants and helped elevate the resort to a 5-star Forbes. He also worked at Grand Wailea Resort in Wailea, Hawaii, and The St. Regis in Atlanta.
March Food Holidays
Mar. 1: Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day
Mar. 2: Banana Cream Pie Day
Mar. 3: Moscow Mule Day
Mar. 4: Poundcake Day
Mar. 5: Cheese Doodle Day
Mar. 6: Oreo Day
Mar. 7: Cereal Day
Mar. 8: Peanut Cluster Day
Mar. 9: Crab Day
Mar. 10: Ranch Dressing Day
Mar. 11: “Eat Your Noodles” Day
Mar. 12: Milky Way Day
Mar. 13: Chicken Noodle Soup Day
Mar. 14: Potato Chip Day
Mar. 15: Peanut Lovers’ Day
Mar. 16: Artichoke Heart Day
Mar. 17: Irish Food Day
Mar. 18: Sloppy Joe Day
Mar. 19: Oatmeal Cookie Day
Mar. 20: Ravioli Day
Mar. 21: Crunchy Taco Day
Mar. 22: World Water Day
Mar. 23: Chips and Dip Day
Mar. 24: Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
Mar. 25: International Waffle Day
Mar. 26: Nougat Day
Mar. 27: World Whisky Day
Mar. 28: Black Forest Cake Day
Mar. 29: Chiffon Cake Day
Mar. 30: Hot Chicken Day
Mar. 31: Oysters on the Half Shell Day