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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE

At The French Bakery on Hilton Head Island, freshly baked, house-made, mouth-watering pastries, breads and desserts fill glass cases. Cinnamon rolls, chocolate-dipped madeleines and scones disappear in a flash.

The family-owned bakery recently celebrated its 20th anniversary because Marek Belka and his son Tomazs work hard to the delight of their customers. They recently expanded The French Bakery’s offerings — including the creation of more vegetarian items.

catch22

HAND CUT STEAKS & FRESH “CATCH” DAILY

Catch 22 opened in 2001 and is locally owned and operated by Gary and Penny Duren. They have created a comfortable culture for their customers and staff. A TripAdvisor reviewer said Catch 22 is a longtime favorite “because of the service and efficiency of the staff, including the owner who is always on hand.” 

streetmeet

If you’re looking for a home-away-from-home style experience, stop in to Street Meet for lunch, dinner, or late night. 

Featuring “Sidewalk Sandwiches from America’s Favorite Street Corners™” Street Meet specializes in homemade versions of regional American bar food. They were voted: People’s Choice Awards Best Bar 2015, Island’s Best Hot Dog. 

BUBBLY FOR EVERY PRICE POINT

“I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it, in defeat I need it.”

- Winston Churchill

This is the best quote I could find to sum up 2021 thus far. We all got through 2020, and we are not looking for a repeat. I would like to share some of my favorite sparkling selections in every price point to calm your nerves, or to add to your upcoming Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day celebration.

restnewsSEA PINES ANNOUNCES REDEVELOPED RESTAURANT

The Quarterdeck restaurant at the Sea Pines Resort will be redeveloped to include a new rooftop oyster bar offering 270-degree views of Harbour Town Yacht Basin and Calibogue Sound, according to a news release. Design and engineering are in the final stages, with demolition and construction set to start this spring. 

SUBSTITUTES TO MAINTAIN YOUR OVERALL HEALTH

The new year often brings resolutions of getting healthier. Many times that involves a renewed dedication to workout routines or finally taking the initiative to exercise more. But new eating habits can help you maintain overall health.

restnewsMEDITERRANEAN GRILL OPENS ON HILTON HEAD 

Casablanca Mediterranean Grill officially opened shortly after Thanksgiving. Chef Hicham Elmadi has 24 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in French and Mediterranean cuisines, with an emphasis on using fresh products with a farm-to-table focus, a Facebook post said. The menu includes wraps, falafel and chicken kebab.

As the holiday season approaches, Monthly reached out to certified sommelier Stephanie Skager of Rollers Wine & Spirits for some of her favorite wines of the season and what she’ll be sharing with her family at the dinner table this year. Here are a few choices that will surely help make the holidays special.

MARIA’S MEXICAN KITCHEN CELEBRATES GRAND OPENINGrestavrnews

Maria’s Mexican Kitchen in Beaufort opened in November. The locally owned-and-operated restaurant serves a variety of authentic Mexican dishes as well as Tex-Mex plates. Maria’s Mexican Kitchen was inspired by all of the Marias in the owner’s personal life. 

rockfishRockfish Seafood and Steaks is proud to call itself “Hilton Head’s Seafood Destination,” and locals and visitors agree. 

The menu offers fresh shrimp, oysters, shrimp and grits, triggerfish, salmon, lobster, seafood pasta and a wide selection for “land lovers,” including steak, southern fried chicken, ribs and burgers. You can find their full menu on their website at www.rockfishhhi.com