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.
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Pool Bar Jim's is back!
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Looking for a tasty way to beat the heat? Here's how to make 3 different flavors of gourmet ice pops
Omni Hotels & Resorts has a solution for anyone trying to beat the intense July heat: homemade, gourmet ice pops. Check out this video for step-by-step directions on how to make three delicious flavors: ginger peach, watermelon lemonade and pineapple mango jalapeño. The frozen treats will also be offered in the lobby of the Hilton Head resort on Wednesday, July 26.
Owners Jeff and Kay Hurt invited us in on Wednesday to take a look at their new Hilton Head restaurant located at 87 Main Street. Tio's will feature Cuban, Mexican, Central and South American cuisine, and fresh local seafood. Tio's is scheduled to be open by the end of the month.
Talking with prospective employers at the Hospitality Hiring Event on Tuesday at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, it quickly becomes apparent that the employee shortage on Hilton Head Island continues unabated.