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Restaurant News – September 2021

WiseGuys reimagined

Renovations are complete, and WiseGuys has reopened for business with a new menu, ambience and more. The renovated space includes a 2,400-square-foot expansion, a U-shaped bar, seating for 60 in new intimate dining rooms and a newly redesigned culinary menu. For reservations, call 843-842-8866 or visit

Alexander’s cooking demo: Spiced local honey and bread & butter pickles

Gather ’round the table for these new cooking demonstrations at Alexander’s, led by resort executive chef Charles Pejeau. Have fun, learn something new and give back to the community, as all money collected is given to The Deep Well Project. During this month’s event (2-3 p.m., Sept. 19), you will learn how to make spiced local honey and bread & butter pickles. All demonstrations are $25 per person and include a glass of sparkling wine and culinary gift to take home. For more information and tickets, visit

New Top Dawg Tavern location opens

In addition to their four locations across South Carolina and Georgia, the family owned and operated Top Dawg Tavern has opened its fifth location in Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. The casual restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day of the week and brunch on Sundays. Owners Renee and Brett Summers had a goal to create a perfect place for families and friends to grab a bite to eat and enjoy time together. Kids can enjoy the “Lil’ Dawg House” — a room with an interactive gaming floor, chalkboard wall and a bubble machine. The menu includes items like burgers, boneless wings and fries, a buffalo chicken sandwich, and a build-your-own salad option.

The Smokehouse reopening soon

The team at The Smokehouse is working hard to reopen its doors after the building burned down in June 2019. The anticipated opening date was not released at press time, but a late August/early September opening is expected. The new and improved two-story restaurant will feature outdoor patios, an outdoor plaza and a rooftop bar. The local institution has been serving its award-winning barbecue on Hilton Head Island since 1999. Check the restaurant’s Facebook page or visit for the latest updates.

Outdoor dining expanded at Charlie’s

Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte has renovated its outdoor porch and patio. Stop by and check out the new space. The restaurant was recently listed as one of the “10 Most Unique Restaurants in America” by OpenTable. Learn more at

Skull Creek Boathouse T-shirts help Hilton Head Humane 

After selling limited-edition Hilton Head Humane Association T-shirts at Skull Creek Boathouse, SERG Group was honored to donate $5,000 of the T-shirt sales to the Hilton Head Humane Association. The T-shirt is still available for purchase at the Skull Creek General Store or online at 

Fall events at Salty Dog Cafe 

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South Beach Lowcountry Boil: 4 p.m., September 11
The perfect autumn afternoon on the docks — tasty boil favorites paired perfectly with live music on the waterfront.

Craft Beer & Burger Fest: 4 p.m., September 18
Crazy burger creations paired perfectly with craft beer, waterfront views and live music.

Salty Dog Wing & Chili Cook Off: 4 p.m., September 25
Join the Salty Dog Cafe as its chefs go head to head in a battle to claim the title of best wing and best chili in South Beach.

Live music at Lulu Kitchen

On September 4, celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Lulu Kitchen with live music from Bill Peterson Island Jazz, a five-piece ensemble, from 6-9:30 p.m. To make reservations, call 843-648-5858.

Orin Swift Wine Dinner 

This special wine dinner at Alexander’s will feature a selection of wonderful wine, spectacular food and live music by James Berry. The event takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on September 16. For additional information, visit or call 855-511-0999.

House of Honey opens

Located in Coligny Plaza, House of Honey officially opened its doors in late July. The speciality store sells 30 different flavors of honey sticks and free samples are handed out to customers at the honey bar. Their main supplier is Capital Bee Co. located in Savannah, but they also carry products from Hilton Head Honey, as well as other suppliers throughout Charlotte and northern Georgia.

September food holidays 

September 1: Gyro Day

September 2: Bacon Day

September 3: Baby Back Ribs Day

September 4: Macadamia Nut Day

September 5: Cheese Pizza Day

September 6: Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7: Beer Lover’s Day

September 8: Date-Nut Bread Day

September 9: “I Love Food” Day

September 10: Hot Dog Day

September 11: Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12: Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13: Peanut Day

September 14: Cream-Filled Donut Day

September 15: Linguini Day

September 16: Guacamole Day

September 17: Monte Cristo Day

September 18: Cheeseburger Day

September 19: Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20: Rum Punch Day

September 21: Pecan Cookie Day

September 22: Ice Cream Cone Day

September 23: White Chocolate Day

September 24: Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25: Quesadilla Day

September 26: Key Lime Pie Day

September 27: Chocolate Milk Day

September 28: Drink a Beer Day

September 29: Coffee Day

September 30: Mulled Cider Day