Restaurant News

The Pavilions at Plant Riverside District opens to the public this month. The riverfront area offers four new restaurants and scenic views. 

Visitors can meet in the pavilions for live music and riverside scenery. The space has Bellagio-style fountain shows timed with music and lights and a kid-friendly dig area, where fossils can be unburied. One of the new restaurants is a rooftop bar called Electric Moon. Another is Baobab Lounge, which will serve South African fare.

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar welcomed guest chefs and pitmasters for watch parties during the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing. Charles Russo (Russo’s Fresh Seafood); chef David Carrier (Certified Burgers and Beverage, Ga.); pitmaster Robert Owens (Grand Champion BBQ, Atlanta); and brunch guest chef BJ Dennis (Charleston) were invited to help celebrating the culinary culture of the Lowcountry. Proceeds helped benefit the Literacy Center of Hilton Head Island. “So many of our local charities have been impacted this year and we hope we can help make a difference,” said chef and Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar and Lucky Rooster Market Street owner Clayton Rollison. 

Construction continues on the 20,000-square-foot Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton, which hopes to open in December, according to The Island Packet. It will include a 7,000-square-foot space for tastings and events and a 5,000-square-foot rack house for storing aging whiskey barrels. Co-owner Billy Watterson said there will be a VIP event before the official opening. 

Fat Baby’s Pizza is closing for the summer but plans to re-open. The restaurant said in a Facebook post that it is in a “fortunate” position to be able to close and expects to open after Labor Day. “We're lucky enough to have the resources to take care of our staff while not exposing them to any health-related risks,” the post said. 

Lot 9 Brewing Co. in Bluffton plans to open this summer. The nano-brewery, located on Red Cedar Street, brews in small batches for fresh quality, according to its website. The brewery is looking for food trucks that will park at the establishment on a rotating schedule. For more information call 843- 757-5689 or use Facebook messenger. 

Restaurant Group employees who been laid off or were working reduced hours helped Second Helpings on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton load rescued food and distribute it to local food pantries. The partnership was funded through the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Long Cove Charitable Fund.

Chez Georges Bistro & Bar, which serves a French bistro cuisine with local ingredients and flavors, plans to open on Hilton Head Island’s New Orleans Road this summer, according to its website. The hours are to be determined 

Located in Main Street Village on Hilton Head Island, Pizza Co. was founded with the idea that finding a pizza that’s both fast and delicious should be easy. In a wood-fired pizza oven, they bake individual, customized 10” pies at record speed. As many toppings as you want are included in the set price of $9.95 per pizza. Choose your crust and then select from fresh ingredients including artisanal mozzarella, garlic-infused olive oil, spinach, mushrooms, bacon, roast chicken and more. Pizza Co. also serves fresh chopped salads that are fully customizable. If you aren’t close to Main Street, don’t worry—Pizza Co. has a food truck in Bluffton. Look for it on S.C. 46 across from Bluffton Village.