September 2014

Local Eats Found Here

A LowCountry Backyard Restaurant 32 Palmetto Bay Road 843-785-YARD A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant brings back simpler times, offering the great seafood and cuisine that Southerners enjoyed and grew up on. The restaurant strives to use South Carolina products exclusively whenever possible. Fresh shrimp season is on its way…
Author:Special to CH2

Announcing the Arts Center’s Award-Winning New Season for 2014-15: Mockingbird, Musicals and Mama

The award-winning 2014-15 theater series at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina kicks off with the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird, the audience’s number one non-musical pick. An American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Alabama during the Great Depression, following the…
Author:Andrea Gannon

Charleston Distilling Co.- The Birth of Booze

Most of us who enjoy a cocktail every now and then are concerned with the ways whiskey, gin or vodka end up, garnished with a slice of fruit and topped off with a squeeze of fresh juice or splash of bubbles. Brent Stephens, however, is…
Author:Denise K. James

Coastal Bliss: Stylish Store Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

You are invited to Coastal Bliss’s one-year anniversary party: an evening of libations, hors d’oeuvres and, of course, shopping! Does your fall wardrobe need updating? Are you looking for fun, chic fashion at an affordable price? Then head over to Coastal Bliss in the Fresh Market…
Author:Courtney Hillis

Philanthropic Cause & Effect: Making Lowcountry Volunteer Connections

Like a weight tipping the balance on a scale, a smile lifting someone’s mood, or the strong arm of a pitcher throwing a strike into the catcher’s glove, cause-and-effect relationships are imbedded in the fabric of our lives. Lowcountry Volunteer Connections, an initiative of the…
Author:Kitty Bartell

The Corner Perk: New corner, new menu, new perks

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. It’s not “Cheers,” but it’s Bluffton’s new hotspot, Corner Perk. Now open in its new location in the Bluffton Promenade, this homegrown coffee shop was created for the community by a local entrepreneur. With patrons…
Author:Courtney Hillis


For most people who do not have the benefit of a trust fund or a winning lottery ticket in their back pocket, finding a career that meets both needs and wants can be tricky. Waiting tables and serving drinks are jobs often viewed as stepping…
Author:Kitty Bartell


Food is awesome, right? I’m not going to make any enemies putting that out there. Not a lot of people are running around talking about how great starvation is, so I’ll go out on a limb and say we’re all fairly pro-food here. But here’s the…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Holy Tequila: Where Mexican Fare Meets American Flare

Three words. Brussels. Sprouts. Taco. Boom! My world is rocked. Cinco de Mayo may as well be my Christmas. I am a sucker for a good margarita and some chips and guacamole, so when I had the opportunity to attend the Holy Tequila opening dinner,…
Author:Courtney Hampson

You Call It Happy Hour.. We Call it Market Research

It’s September- time to celebrate what it means to be a local in the Lowcountry. The throngs of summer visitors have departed to get back to school/ work/ whatever they do, and that means an open seat at your favorite pub during Happy Hour. The…
Author:Special to CH2

Italian Heritage Festival

Back for a fifth year celebrating rich, colorful, Italian culture is the annual Italian Heritage Festival, honoring the Feast of San Gennaro, as fêted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head, Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. While guests can expect the same great…
Author:Carmen Hawkins DeCecco

Line in the Sand: International Travel- Is it safe?

Barry Kaufman As I write this column, I do so while wedged into an economy seat currently winging its way over the Mexican border. You may have heard of the Mexican border from the popular television program “Every News Channel in Existence Right Now.” You may have…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

A Word from Our Mayors

Mayor Laughlin WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO REBUILD AFTER A STORM? We have three more months to go in the 2014 Hurricane Season. Prepare for hurricane season by bringing your building plans, as-built surveys, or site plans (commercial or residential) to the Community Development Department to be…
Author:Drew Laughlin & Lisa Sulka

The Epic Food and Wine Lovers Festival

If you consider yourself a foodie, plan to be in Savannah the week of November 10-16 for a must-see and taste culinary, wine and spirits event. Festival attendees will enjoy wine dinners and tastings, sample rare wines from around the world as well as a…
Author:JJ Gourley

A Note From the Editor

In past years, I habitually used my September Editor’s Note to share some things I had learned throughout that particular year. I’m bringing it back this month with a few things I learned while working in the food & beverage industry for almost 10 years.…
Author:Maggie Washo

Food & Wine

Six Tips for Getting the Best Restaurant Service Restaurants have become more than a place to get food and drink. On Hilton Head Island, restaurants are often the entertainment for the night. Here’s the truth about who we are and what we do so that you…
Author:Clayton Rollinson

Luxe in Leather

Model: Savannah from Halo Talent Agency
Hair & Makeup by SKINZIN
Styling by Kim Malloy

Seasons:New Ladies Apparel Shop at Shelter Cove Harbour

In a classic case of preparedness meeting opportunity, two ladies with a secret wish got lucky when retail space came available at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina this summer. The opening of Seasons, a fashionable boutique for women, represents a dream come true for owner…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Spirit of Sports: Found in a Bar

It is the most wonderful time of the year. tailgating, wings, beer, and weekends packed with college and professional teams battling it out on 100 yards of turf. That’s right; it is football season! The weather has cooled off, the tourist traffic has subsided, and…
Author:Courtney Hillis

Yin Yang

Why do we crave certain foods? Why do so many people like crunchy, salty French fries dipped in a creamy, sweet Wendy’s frosty? And why did the mention of that kooky combination just incite your taste buds and appetite to start a quasi-peaceful protest against…
Author:Becca Edwards

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