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Restaurant News – May 2021

Boathouse brunch is back

The Sunday brunch buffet is back at Skull Creek Boathouse. Every Sunday starting at 10 a.m., customers can enjoy selections of muffins and danishes, French toast casserole, biscuits and gravy, and a build-your-own omelet bar, just to name a few. The cost is $17.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Learn more at

Alexander’s cooking demo: Pickled shrimp & pimento cheese 

Gather round the table for these new cooking demonstrations at Alexander’s, led by new resort executive chef Richard Pejeau and assisted by sous chef Stephanie Magocs. The chefs will teach you the sweet science of pickling local shrimp and will provide step-by-step directions for making the restaurant’s famous homemade pimento cheese. Reserve your spot at

Salty Dog unveils session IPA

The Salty Dog has teamed up with Low Tide Brewing to create an exclusive canned brew for the iconic Hilton Head restaurant and shops. The 12-ounce session IPA offers a hint of tangerine and checks in at 4.7% ABV, making it a great summertime sipper. Learn more at

New local food delivery service opens 

A new food delivery service called COOL Delivery is now available on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Founded by locals JR Richardson, Lee Lucier and Alan Wolf, the service aims to provide a higher standard of customer service and a higher quality delivery/to-go experience. Currently, there are 16 restaurants using the service, including Al’s Aloha Kitchen, Black Marlin Bayside Grill, FISH, Frankie Bones in both Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, Frosty Frog Cafe, Giuseppi’s, Holy Tequila, Local Pie in both Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, Marley’s Shrimp & Burger Shack, One Hot Mama’s in both Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, SERG Takeout Kitchen, Skull Creek Dockside and The Island Fudge Shoppe. Learn more at

Sips and bites at Michael Anthony’s

Enjoy a tasting of three small plates paired with three premium wines for $24 from 5-5:45 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at the bar at Michael Anthony’s. The menu changes weekly and reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating in the bar. Learn more at

Detroit-style restaurant opens in Beaufort

A new restaurant in Beaufort promises “Detroit taste served locally.” J. Lee’s Coney Island, located at 2121 Boundary Street, serves and specializes in Detroit-style hot dogs, sandwiches and melts. This restaurant hopes to be a one-stop shop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack in between. Learn more at

Gusto Ristorante moves to Sea Turtle Marketplace

After closing last year due to coronavirus, the authentic northern Italian restaurant Gusto Ristorante is reopening in a larger location in Sea Turtle Marketplace. When Another Broken Egg closed down earlier this year, Chef Giancarlo Balestra and his wife, Nancy, decided to move their restaurant into the vacant space. The new restaurant will be twice the size of the original location and will be decorated with a mixture of brickwork, dark wood, and beams to give an authentic Italian dining feel.

Private space at Nunzio

Did you miss out on fun graduation, birthday or wedding events last year? Make up for it this year by booking a private space at Nunzio Restaurant + Bar. The popular Italian restaurant will give you everything you need to have a safe and fun time with family and friends. Learn more at 

Food truck venue opens in Bluffton

A new food truck and outdoor entertainment venue has opened in Bluffton. Backyard State of Mind, owned by Shelley and David Meeder, is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, on Bluffton Road, behind H&R Block and Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant. Food trucks change weekly. There are hopes to expand the space soon with a kids’ play area, dog park and a beer and wine garden. Find each day’s vendors and the entertainment schedule at

May food holidays 

May 1: Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2: Chocolate Truffle Day

May 3: Raspberry Tart Day

May 4: Hoagie Day

May 5: Enchilada Day

May 6: Crepe Suzette Day

May 7: Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8: Coconut Cream Pie Day

May 9: Shrimp Day

May 10: Liver and Onions Day

May 11: “Eat What You Want” Day

May 12: Nutty Fudge Day

May 13: Hummus Day

May 14: Brioche Day

May 15: Chocolate Chip Day

May 16: Barbecue Day

May 17: Cherry Cobbler Day

May 18: Cheese Souffle Day

May 19: Devil’s Food Cake Day

May 20: Quiche Lorraine Day

May 21: Strawberries and Cream Day

May 22: Vanilla Pudding Day

May 23: Taffy Day

May 24: Escargot Day

May 25: Wine Day

May 26: Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 27: Italian Beef Day

May 28: Brisket Day

May 29: Biscuit Day

May 30: Mint Julep Day

May 31: Macaroon Day