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Restaurant News – September 2022

Events & Classes

Catena Wine Dinner 

When: 6 p.m., Sept 15

Where: Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Details: Enjoy a selection of excellent wine, spectacular food, live music and lively conversation. $130 per person, including tax and gratuity. 

Other upcoming wine dinners:

Oct. 20: Silverado Vineyards

Nov. 17: MASI Agricola

Dec. 15: Justin Winery 

Sea You Later Summer Mixology Class 

When: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 6

Where: Hilton Head Distillery 

Details: In this hands-on class, the master mixologist will have you mixing and sipping fun, flavorful classic cocktails, all with an island flair to cheers to another fun summer. 

Harvest Moon Mixology Class

When: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 22

Where: Hilton Head Distillery

Details: If you’re ready for hoodies, hot cocoa, boots, jeans, cuddling, crisp air, flushed cheeks and pumpkin spice everything nice, head to the Distillery for its fall mixology class for a hands-on class.

Salty Dog events

September marks the beginning of The Salty Dog’s fall events. Don’t miss any of these fun events:

Upcoming Events:

The Salty Dog’s Ultimate Rib Challenge: 4-8 p.m., Sept. 3

South Beach Lowcountry Boil: Noon, Sept. 10

Craft Beer & Burger Fest: Noon, Sept. 12

Wing & Chili Cook-Off: Noon, Sept. 24

Cooking demonstration

Clean, Prepare & Cook Your Fresh Catch

When: 2 p.m., Sept. 18

Where: Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Details: Gather around the table for a cooking demonstration at Alexander’s. 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. $25 per person. 

Other upcoming cooking demonstrations:

Oct. 23: Shrimp Scampi Risotto

Nov. 13: Brining and Smoking Turkey & Curried Sweet Potatoes

Dec. 11: Homemade Egg Nog

J. Lohr Wine Dinner

When: 6 p.m., Sept. 10

Where: Lulu Kitchen

Details: Be sure to reserve your spot at the next Lulu Wine Dinner. Enjoy a delicious six-course meal with wine pairings, live music by Ross2 and artwork by Jeffery Keeter.

News & Notes

Specialty sauces at the Market Cafe

Pick up one of Michael Anthony’s frozen specialty sauces at the Market Cafe. Each pint of sauce is enough for one dozen ravioli and one pound of gnocchi. Choose from vodka sauce, alfredo sauce, arrabbiata sauce, pesto sauce, black truffle sauce or demi-glace. We love the black truffle sauce.

Coming soon: Lucky Beach Bar + Kitchen

A new restaurant is coming to Hilton Head’s Folly Field Road in the spring of 2023. Lucky Beach Bar + Kitchen, opened by the owners of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, will be an upbeat, family-friendly dining experience with modern takes on American classics with Southern and Caribbean inspiration. The restaurant will be located at the former Carrabba’s building and will offer all-day lunch and dinner menus. There will also be a dedicated takeout window that will be open from breakfast to late night.

Smoked fish at Hazel Dean’s

Try one of the most sought-after products at Hazel Dean’s: smoked fish. Its smoked salmon and trout come from Alan Patak in Austell, Georgia. His parents opened the business in 1981, specializing in fine European-style meats. They can barely keep it in stock, so hurry up and get yours before they run out.

Now open: Celeste 

Celeste Coastal Cuisine, located at 20 Hatton Place, Hilton Head Island, is now open from 5-9 p.m., seven days a week. Celeste Coastal Cuisine is the latest dining experience from the Nightingale family of restaurants, including ELA’s, The Pearl and Roadhouse. Celeste features steak, seafood and coastal cuisine influenced by the taste of New Orleans and the proud Nightingale family heritage. Stop by and enjoy an excellent wine selection, full bar, entertainment and outdoor seating.

Now open: Blacksheep

The trendy Beaufort restaurant, Blacksheep, is now open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday. This quaint restaurant is so popular that reservations are mandatory and they are already booked through September. Reservations for October will open at 8 a.m., Sept. 6. Don’t miss your chance to try a perfectly paired three-course meal.

From Corks to Uncorked

The popular Corks Wine Bar and Restaurant in Old Town Bluffton is officially closed, but don’t despair. Owners Neil and Lorrie Ritter plan to reopen their business in the fall with a new name and location. Uncorked Wine Bar, Food and Music in Moss Creek Village will feature a larger kitchen, a newly constructed bar, upgraded lighting and sound systems and a new theme entirely based on music.


The Greek Table is now permanently closed.

Kind of Blue

A new restaurant with live music: Kind of Blue, replaces the old Ruby Lee’s South on Dunnagan’s Alley.


Hudson’s Seafood House On The Docks wins TravelAwaits’ 2022 Best of Travel.

Try These

Must-have shrimp dishes from the local food scene.

Cocktail party

Try the Classic Shrimp Cocktail from ELA’S On The Water for a light and delicious shrimp appetizer. You’ll enjoy perfectly poached shrimp served with ELA’S cocktail sauce. 

Mooove over

Forget a classic beef burger. Try a shrimp burger from Marley’s Shrimp & Burger Shack. The shrimp burger is its signature recipe. It’s served with tartar sauce and a Martin’s potato bun. All sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato, dill pickles and a choice of fresh-cut fries or slaw.

Hot stuff

Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks has many shrimp dishes, but perhaps none as unique as its stuffed shrimp. Munch on large broiled or fried shrimp stuffed with crabmeat served with lemon shallot butter.

A different coast

Italian food and shrimp are soulmates. The Brodetto di Pesce from Michael Anthony’s is a classic Italian dish with many different ways of being prepared. The appetizer special is served with fresh flounder, shrimp, clams and baby octopus in a savory seafood broth and garnished with a crostini.

True grit

One of Alexander’s Restaurant’s guest favorites is its shrimp and grits. Try its twist on this classic with andouille sausage gravy, pimento cheese grits, cherry tomatoes and scallions.