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Daufuskie’s Marshside Mama lease puts county leaders in tough spot

The 2010 lease between Beaufort County and the Daufuskie Island Cooperative — which oversees the property that is home to the popular restaurant and bar Marshside Mama’s — has expired and the parties have been operating on a month-to-month agreement for about a year. County leaders, wary of having ties to an establishment that serves alcohol, are now trying to decide whether to renew the long-term lease or seek alternatives.

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Who won the Wingfest wing eating contest?

It was a sticky but tasty mess as contestants vied for the wing eating title at the 22nd Annual Hilton Head Wingfest on March 25, 2017. Competitors had two minutes to eat as much of the 22 chicken wings put in front of them as they could. The winner was Isaiah Holland, of Ft. Steward, Ga.

Food & Drink

Pool Bar Jim's is back!

We caught up with beloved Lowcountry bartender Jim Lisenby, aka "Pool Bar Jim," at his new location, the Sea Crest of Hilton Head, on March 19, 2017. Lisenby gained myriad fans during his 20-plus-year run operating Pool Bar Jim's at the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort. That partnership ended last year. Lisenby has partnered with Dave Peck, owner of Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant, at the Sea Crest, located at 10 North Forest Beach Drive. Peck also has a location at 32 Palmetto Bay Road, across from The Smokehouse. As for our meeting with PBJ on Sunday, cocktails were flowing at brunch, which will be offered weekly, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Food & Drink

Dockside's renovation is beginning

Construction on Skull Creek Dockside has begun. The restaurant will take the place of Chart House, which closed last October due to Hurricane Matthew. The new restaurant will share outdoor space with neighboring Skull Creek Boathouse, and feature waterfront views, patio space, a second floor event space and more.

Business

Duck Donuts' maple bacon a cult fave

The owner of the just-opened Duck Donuts in Hilton Head says his favorite is the old-fashioned cinnamon sugar. Among customers, Craig Hutchings says, there's a cult favorite: maple bacon. Hutchings made one for us March 9, 2017, two days before the store's grand opening. Duck Donuts is located at 890 William Hilton Parkway, suite 70.