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Alexander Smalls coming to Vibes & Tides culinary event

Haig Point is hosting an inaugural culinary event Oct. 18-20 called Daufuskie Island Vibes & Tides. The all-inclusive event will showcase the exclusive amenities of the private community on Daufuskie Island while serving up a blend of food from around the country.

Many celebrated local, regional and national chefs and personalities will be part of the three-day event.

The headliner is restauranteur and opera singer Alexander Smalls. The Spartanburg native is a James Beard Award winning chef and is connected to many acclaimed restaurants. His 2019 cookbook “Between Harlem and Heaven” won a James Beard Award. Over the past three decades, the chef and restaurateur has traveled the world studying the cooking techniques and food of the African diaspora. He has served as a celebrity chef judge on “Top Chef,” appeared on “The Chew” with Carla Hall and “Extra Virgin” with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, and was recently featured in the Hallmark series “The Peete’s.” Smalls also has appeared on The Food Network on such shows as “Recipe for Success” and “Throwdown!” with Bobby Flay, and NBC’s “The Today Show.”

Other talent and tastemakers coming to the event include:

  Mashama Bailey, The Grey (Savannah)

  Matthew Raiford, The Farmer & The Larder (Brunswick, Ga.)

  Andrew Carmines, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks (Hilton Head)

  Orchid Paulmeier, One Hot Mama’s (Hilton Head)

  Tim Nelson, Whiskey Room, Charbar Co., Holy Tequila (Hilton Head)

  Clayton Rollison, Lucky Rooster (Hilton Head Island)

  Brandon Carter, FARM (Bluffton)

Benjamin Dennis, private chef (Charleston)

Roosevelt Brownlee, private chef (Savannah)

Sallie Anne Robinson, chef, author, historian (Daufuskie Island)

Tickets range from $150 to $3,000. Find more information online at

Healthy Habit opens Park Plaza location

Healthy Habit has moved to a new location on the south end of Hilton Head Island.

The popular restaurant, which specializes in farm-fresh chopped salads, is now located at 33 Office Park Road, inside the Park Plaza shopping center. Many new breakfast items and superfood bowls have been added to the menu, in addition to the popular smoothies, juices, teas and coffee served there. Healthy Habit is introducing a full rebranding with the move, including a new logo, a new app and online ordering. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Now you can take your boat to Hudson’s

Boat owners now can float to Hilton Head Island’s Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, thanks to a 125-foot floating dock that has been installed. The expansion offers 200 additional feet of dock space for guests on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“It gives our local guests and visitors another way to enjoy arriving at the restaurant,” owner Andrew Carmines said. “There are relatively few options on the water for people who want to dock and dine.”

The dock will be available only for those dining at the restaurant. Overnight docking is strictly prohibited. 

September events at Hilton Head Distillery

Hilton Head Distillery is hosting four events this month at its production facility on Cardinal Road:

Whiskey Wednesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 4;

Martini Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 9;

HHD’s Three Year Birthday Bash, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 21;

Carnival Day, 2-5 p.m., Sept. 28.