February 2019

Chow Daddy’s: Spices Things Up with Fresh New Menu Additions

Author: Barry Kaufman | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Just when you thought the diverse menu of inspired originals and time-tested classics at Chow Daddy’s couldn’t get any more mouth-watering, along comes a dizzying array of new items guaranteed to satisfy. Ready to try something new in nachos? Then how about a pile of perfectly prepared pulled pork, slathered in melty jack and cheddar cheese and signature white barbecue sauce with fresh jalapeno and corn on top of a pile of crisp homemade potato chips.

Wait, potato chips? Let it never be said that Chow Daddy’s isn’t afraid to mix it up.
“We were trying to come up with a twist on nachos. We could have tried traditional tortilla chips, but we thought we’d try something a little different,” said Karen Beall, co-owner along with husband Price, brother-in-law Sandy and his wife Suzanna. What she calls a little different, you’ll call amazing.

The family enjoys making a habit of trying out new and adventurous menu items, but ultimately, it’s their loyal clientele that has the final say.

“We change the menu based on seasonality and what people want,” Karen said. “We always look at what works better than something else.”

And so with the voting power of your sophisticated palate, you, the dining public, will soon judge whether the new items will remain in regular rotation. You also have the power to bring back old favorites, like the roasted mushroom tacos and the spicy shrimp tacos—two fan favorites that have made their triumphant return to the Chow Daddy’s kitchen.

They’re joined by a trio of new house-ground burger options, joining the tried-and-true Chow Daddy burger. These include the Bacon and Cheddar Burger, topped with a divine garlic aioli, the Pimento Burger, which boasts housemade pimento cheese, and the Mushroom Burger, a decadent pile of creamy Havarti and roasted mushrooms.

Signature Rum:Owner Price Beall’s vanilla-infused rum sits on the bar. Order the Cuba Libre to enjoy a taste.

Blackened Tilapia Tacos: Green slaw, Garlic Aioli, Salsa Verde

Of course with the new year, many of us are looking to stick to our resolutions to eat healthier. As usual, Chow Daddy’s has you covered with a Grilled Chicken Verde Bowl and Tuna Poke Bowl that prove clean eating can still taste amazing.

It’s a roundup of new classics that could only come from Chow Daddy’s where outstanding food is a journey, not a destination. “We’re constantly on the hunt for new recipes that we can put our own spin on,” Karen said.

That’s as true now as it was on opening day, when the Bealls added something truly unexpected to their menu: housemade vanilla rum that blends a secret mix of rums and spices. “We used to make it for Christmas gifts and everyone always loved it,” Karen said. “When we were coming up with the menu, we thought, why not make it here.”

The Corner Booth: Unique lighting features and coffee burlap bag drapes accent the dark wood of Chow Daddy’s warm and inviting Bluffton location.

Nachos 2.0: Pulled pork, jack and cheddar cheese, fresh corn, homemade potato chips, fresh jalapeño

The creativity and willingness to try new things at Chow Daddy’s isn’t limited to the menu. Their Pope Avenue location’s new dining area is bringing the fun back to family dining with a trio of pinball machines including Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean and the very groovy Austin Powers, while their front terrace continues to be a hotspot with ping-pong tables and al fresco dining.

At both the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton locations, the new menu is already earning rave reviews. With these new menu items changing the game for Lowcountry diners, if you haven’t been to Chow Daddy’s lately, you haven’t been to Chow Daddy’s.

Chow Daddy’s is located at 14 B Executive Park Road (just off Pope Ave.) on Hilton Head Island and at 15 Towne Dr. in Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. For more information, visit www.chowdaddys.com.

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