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.
Ashley Jean Reeseareese@islandpacket.com
Dockside's renovation is beginning
Kettle corn made easy
What's old is new at Lemon Island Seafood
Who won the Wingfest wing eating contest?
Corner Perk changed up the way you order, here's why
Pool Bar Jim's is back!
First look: Lady's Island Wal-Mart, Beaufort KFC and other businesses opening soon
Ever wonder how kettle corn is made? Thad Grecco, of Hilton Head's Palmetto Kettle Corn, was popping up some 200 pounds of it during the 5th annual A Taste of Bluffton food festival on April 8, 2017. He was kind enough to take time out of his busy day to show how it's done. Palmetto Kettle Corn can be found at various area festivals and is a regular every Thursday at the Bluffton Farmer's Market.
The new Lemon Island Seafood stand picks up where the old Lemon Island Seafood left off when it and Lemon Island Marina closed several years ago. The new retailer is located right next to the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, which housed the old Lemon Island Marina for years. Here, employee Otis Howze Sr. describes, on April 2, 2017, the seafood available there.
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.
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.
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.
Linda and Billy Douglas, of CS Chocolates and Sweets, describe their bacon truffles, which they were selling at the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival's Public Tasting event on March 11, 2017 at Harbour Town.
Ryan Fennessey, of Sprout Momma Breads on Hilton Head, gave us a peek at preparation of the company's super-popular, "absolutely crazy" — and relatively healthy, Fennessey said — Danish-style rye bread. After producing their artisan baked goods out of Piggly Wiggly in Coligny Plaza for years, Sprout Momma Breads is set to move to a location at 21 Cardinal Road, which will be both a production facility and, a first for the company, a retail space. March 9, 2017.
Still flush from his appearance on the Food Network's "Chopped Junior," young chef Aiden McCarthy, of Bluffton, took the stage to give a demonstration of his shrimp and grits recipe at the Cooks & Books fundraiser for The Literacy Center. Here, he talks about his appearance on the reality cooking show.
We all scream for ice cream, but it takes a special fan to wear their pajamas to the ice cream store -- like these customers of Beaufort's Bruster's Ice Cream did on March 3, 2017 -- in order to score a free waffle cone on PJ Day.
Bluffton's Tom Dansky spent Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival manning the grill cooking up the popular Shrimp Burger Slider at the Fire House Nutz booth. Here, he talks about the making of a slider, and how he gets prepared for a long day at the festival.
"Southern Charm" star and Hilton Head Island native Shep Rose came home Feb. 24, 2017, for the Pig Pickin' and Oyster Roast. He was there to support his best friend Andrew Carmines, who is hosting the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival on behalf of the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, an organization founded in memory of his brother, who succumbed to cancer in 2001. The event sold out and Rose and Carmines both gave each other credit for its success (adorably, on video).