Two new restaurants are coming to Beaufort at the end of May, one offering more than a dozen varieties of buffalo wings and the other featuring a "family friendly" sports-grill atmosphere.
Val's Heavenly Wings and Seafood will open in the Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center near the intersection of Robert Smalls Parkway and Boundary Street in late May or early June, said owner Valerie Donaldson. It is in the space formerly occupied by Happy's.
The eatery will feature about 14 flavors of buffalo wings and other offerings, such as fish and chips, shrimp, french fries, chicken fingers, ice cream and Nathan's hot dogs.
Donaldson, who previously ran a catering business in Atlanta, said this will be her first restaurant.
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"My passion has always been cooking," she said. "My mom and dad owned a restaurant, and I was involved with that."
Val's Heavenly Wings and Seafood will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Also scheduled for a late May opening is Hecklers, a sports grill that will open at Beaufort Town Center in the space most recently occupied by the Office Sports Bar & Grille.
Owned and operated by Beaufort restaurateurs Brian Ferry and David Parker, it will offer indoor and outdoor seating and "plenty of game-viewing opportunities," according to a newsletter from 303 Associates, which owns Beaufort Town Center.
The menu includes starters and tapas, along with sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, pastas and wood-fired pizzas, the newsletter said.
An owner could not be reached for comment Friday. Hours of operation were not immediately available.