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The star of Restaurant: Impossible finally did it himself. Robert Irvine's Nosh is set to open Tuesday (Dec. 13) in Tanger Outlet 2.
On his Food Network reality show, Irvine swoops in to help restaurant owners revamp their eateries. This time, Irvine had to do it himself. The British chef revamped the space left when Cornerstone Grill shut down, working up until the last minute to make sure everything was ready to go. Irvine hosted a sneak preview of the place tonight.
It's never too early to start thinking about the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival.
Hundreds of wines will be up for sampling March 10 at Honey Horn. Starting now, you can pick up discount tickets online. Click here for the details. It's only a five dollar savings, but, hey, better than the full $45. Act quick, the discount is only available through Feb. 5.
Music to Your Mouth brings some of the best chefs in the South to Palmetto Bluff for a week's worth of culinary festivities. The centerpiece of the week is the Culinary Festival, where the chefs gather and serve up samples of their best dishes for people like myself, who eat way more than they should and yet feel no remorse about it.
When I first heard that the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods was coming to do a segment on Daufuskie Island with Sallie Ann Robinson, I had to pause for a bit. Is food on Daufuskie Island all that bizarre? Sallie Ann's cookbook, Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way, is full of Southern goodness, like conch stew, Hoppin' John and fried crab rice.
The Seafood, Jazz and Brew Fest on Hilton Head Island was canceled this year. But, rejoice, beer lovers. The Bluffton Beer Festival has arrived.
The inaugural festival runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Promenade in old town Bluffton, bringing together more than 125 different types of brew from around the world. The website here does a great job of explaining and breaking down the varieties.
Fresh, local shrimp, scallops and more will be on display at the Sustainable Seafood Dinner Nov. 1 at Factory Creek Fish Company on Lady's Island. The six-course dinner goes to benefit the Sustainable Seafood Initiative in South Carolina. Read more about it here. And keep an eye out for Wednesday's story about the initiative.
In the meantime, check out the menu with wine pairings for the evening:
Scallywags will be invading the small seaside town of Port Royal Saturday (Oct. 15) for the annual Festival of the Sea. This year its theme is the Pirates of Port Royal, meaning I'll be having a hard time refraining from using too much pirate-talk while writing this.
The fun runs from noon to 5 p.m. along Paris Avenue. Admission is free but grub and grog, er, food and drink comes at a cost. Prices for food samples run between $3 to $9 (doubloons not accepted).
Unless you be an illiterate sea dog, read on for the full menu.
Sallie Ann Robinson, author of two Gullah cookbooks, will get a chance to show the world her cooking.
From a release:
UPDATE: Check out the Facebook page for Nosh here. It's got a bit more detail about the menu: "Robert Irvine's take on southern cuisine by using regional ingredients and classic preparation with a chef-driven twist."