January Restaurant News in Hilton Head and Bluffton

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Read on for new restaurant openings, a healthy pizza option, cooking classes, cooking demonstrations and delicious cocktail recipes.
Nectar Farms opens in JanuaryLocal Life / Serg

Bluffton fans of Nectar Farm Kitchen soon won’t have to cross the bridge to enjoy the restaurant’s grits, fried chicken or catfish. SERG Restaurant Group is opening a new location in Old Town Bluffton where Fat Patties used to be. A January 10 opening is being targeted. The Chicago Tribune recently listed Nectar one of “7 must visit restaurants for superb Southern cuisine.” Learn more at
Giuseppi’s offering cauliflower crustLocal Life / Serg

Did you know that you can now get cauliflower crust pizza at Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta? The popular locally-owned restaurants are celebrating with a special pizza creation each week. Past creations have included the Muffaletta (a sun-dried tomato pesto base, ham, capicola, salami, fresh mozzarella and chopped olives) and the Chicken Fajita (chicken, peppers, tomatoes and local Ringstar hot sauce). Follow their Facebook page for updates on their newest creations.
Meet the Artist dinner at Lulu KitchenLocal Life

Mark your calendars for Lulu Kitchen’s upcoming “Meet the Artist: Jeff Keefer Wine Dinner,” which takes place at 6 p.m. on January 8. The event includes a 5-course meal and special wines featured from Orin Swift. RSVP at 843-648-5858.
Private Cooking Classes at Michael Anthony'sLocal Life

If you’re interested in learning a new cooking skill with friends or family but can’t attend any of the special cooking demonstrations offered at Michael Anthony’s, they offer private hands-on cooking classes for 5-10 guests at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Simply call Camryn McCarter at 843-785-6272 to schedule your class and pick your menu.

Start 2022 with dreamy new winter cocktails by Hilton Head Distillery. Hilton Head Distillery graciously shared recipes for two of its dreamy new winter cocktails — Spiced Winter Punch and Campfire Bananas. The distillery, located on Cardinal Road, is open for daily tours and tastings. Best days to go:

January 17: National Bootlegger Day. One-day sale on all spirits.
Hilton Head Distillery Spiced RumHilton Head Distillery


1 1/2 ounces HHD Spiced Rum
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1/3 ounce cinnamon syrup
1/4 ounce apple cider
1/4 ounce tart cherry grenadine
3/4 ounce ginger beer

DIRECTIONS Shake everything except ginger beer over ice. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with cranberries and apple.
Campfire BananasHilton Head Distillery


1 1/2 ounces HHD Bananas Foster Rum
2 ounces half & half
1/4 ounce marshmallow syrup
4 dashes walnut bitters

DIRECTIONS Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a coupe glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Garnish with toasted marshmallow and banana chip.

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