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Restaurant News – October 2021

Hogtoberfest at Skull Creek Dockside

From noon to 6 p.m. October 23, a whole hog cookoff will take place between Skull Creek Dockside, Skull Creek Boathouse, One Hot Mama’s, Nectar Farm Kitchen, Ron Schaely, Captain Jimmy Clark and Marvin Ross from Peculiar Pig. Attendees will enjoy Southern eats, live music, family fun, a raffle, a farmers market and kids’ activities. Tickets are $25 and include a T-shirt, craft beer, and a pork plate. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pockets Full of Sunshine. For tickets and more information, visit

New happy hour and fall menus at Michael Anthony’s 

Enjoy happy hour at Michael Anthony’s Market Cafe from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Small bites include meatballs, stuffed olives, calamari, personal pizza and more. Beverages include Negronis, Old Forester Manhattans, house wine and more. Chef Will also made changes to the dinner menu for the fall season. Reservations can be made by calling 843-785-6272 or visiting

Callawassie Island names new executive chef 

Clayton Rollison has been named executive chef of Callawassie Island, an 880-acre member-owned sea island community in the Port Royal Sound Basin. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Rollison began working in well-known establishments in the industry, including the Beacon, Jean-Jacques Rachou’s La Côte Basque and Gramercy Tavern, all in New York. He also expanded his expertise in Nashville at Hermitage Hotel and Merchant. When he returned to Hilton Head Island in 2013, he opened Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar. Building on Callawassie’s community brand of “balance,” Rollison blends the resourcefulness and natural benefit of locally sourced ingredients.

Cooking demonstration at Alexander’s Restaurant

Attendees will learn how to make raw oyster accompaniments and perfect oyster shooters with executive chef Charles Pejeau. All demonstrations are $25 per person, which includes a glass of sparkling wine and a culinary gift to take home. All proceeds will benefit the Deep Well Project. This event takes place at 2 p.m. October 24. For tickets, visit the Alexander’s Restaurant Facebook page. 

New hours at Lulu Kitchen 

Lulu Kitchen has new operating hours.

Monday through Friday: 4-9 p.m. with a prix fixe menu from 4-6 p.m.
Saturday Brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday Dinner: 3-9 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Whistlepig Whiskey Dinner set

Savor a sampling of the exceptional Whistlepig Whiskey and three courses of a chef-inspired supper at the Whiskey Dinner at 6:30 p.m. October 6 in the Heritage Room of Harbour Town Clubhouse. It’s the perfect way to spend a cool, fall evening in the Lowcountry. Guests will be invited to an exclusive tasting experience with Steward of the Brand Lawrence Ryefield and South Carolina Whiskey Ambassador Joe Ziegler. The menu will include assorted appetizers, sweet corn bisque with country fried pork belly, braised veal cheeks and deep-fried honey buns.

New coffees at May River Coffee Roasters

May River Coffee Roasters has launched two new flavors — Lowcountry Blonde and Pluff Mud. A light and mellow blonde roast, Lowcountry Blonde is a unique blend of lightly roasted beans from Central America and East Africa, bringing together subtle flavorful notes of butter pecan, brown sugar, and berries. Pluff Mud, another nod to the Lowcountry and our unique marsh ecosystem, brings together the taste of toasted almond and dark chocolate. The two new coffees join the recently launched Bluffton State of Mind coffee — a specialty nutty dark roast with a hint of dark chocolate and syrupy wine, created as a delicious tribute to the company’s hometown. All three Lowcountry-themed coffees can be ordered online at 

Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

Executive chef Josh Goldfarb and guest speaker Erica Taylor are hosting a Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. October 5 at WiseGuys restaurant on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy three courses of gourmet food along with plenty of Cakebread wine to wash it down. $99 per person. Make reservations by calling 843-842-8866. 

Weeknight events at Porter & Pig

Looking for something fun to do during the week? Check out the regular weeknight events happening at Porter & Pig. Learn more at

-Classic Movie Mondays
-Piano Man Tuesdays
-Wonderful Wednesdays (live music)
-Jazz Thursdays (live music)
-Sing a Song with Sterlin (live music, Oct. 30)

Bubble Berry coming to Hilton Head Island

A new boba tea shop is opening this fall. Bubble Berry will serve boba tea, smoothies, and Vietnamese coffee. The shop will be located at 32 Office Park Road, Suite 9. For more information, visit their Instagram page at bubbleberry_hhi.

Fall events at The Salty Dog Cafe

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South Beach Oyster Roast
4 p.m., October 2
Waterfront family fun featuring toasty fire pit, happy hour (4-6 p.m.) live music, and of course, fresh local oysters.

Salty Dog’s First Ever BaconFest
4 p.m., October 9
Don’t hog it all! Just kidding – have as much as you’d like at the first ever BaconFest. Everything is better with bacon.

Salty Dog’s Annual HushpuppyFest
4 p.m., October 16
Hushpuppies are kind of their thing – so come celebrate them! Featuring live music and out-of-this-world hushpuppy creations. 

Shrimp Extravaganza
4 p.m., October 23
Shrimp and more shrimp! Loads of shrimp dish creations featuring one of the Lowcountry’s favorite seafare. 

Haunted BBQ
4 p.m., October 30
A thick mist creeps over South Beach, hidden beneath is a spooky spectacularly fun fall afternoon featuring sweet treats and a costume contest. 

October food holidays

October 1: Pumpkin Spice Day

October 2: Farm Animals Day

October 3: Soft Taco Day

October 4: Taco Day

October 5: Apple Betty Day

October 6: Noodle Day

October 7: Frappe Day

October 8: Fluffernutter Day

October 9: Pizza and Beer Day

October 10: Tic Tac Day

October 11: Sausage Pizza Day

October 12: Pumpkin Pie Day

October 13: Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14: Dessert Day

October 15: Red Wine Day

October 16: Liqueur Day

October 17: Pasta Day

October 18: Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19: Seafood Bisque Day

October 20: Brandied Fruit Day

October 21: Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 22: Nut Day

October 23: Boston Cream Pie Day

October 24: Bologna Day

October 25: Greasy Foods Day

October 26: Pumpkin Day

October 27: American Beer Day

October 28: Chocolate Day

October 29: Oatmeal Day

October 30: Candy Corn Day

October 31: Caramel Apple Day