Restaurant News

Hilton Head Brewing Company plans to expand its patio to include more room for guests and their dogs. The outdoor area seats up to 35 people and will be open year-round. In addition to live music on the patio, the brewery will also include outdoor televisions.

Avocado Bleu is Bluffton’s newest restaurant for breakfast and lunch options featuring fresh ingredients. The restaurant also features smoothies, baked goods and grab-and-go meals that can be keto, paleo or vegan-friendly. Owner Teresa Brandow works directly with local farmers to ensure all ingredients are fresh and in-season. Avocado Bleu is located on Bluffton Road in Kittie’s Crossing.

L’Woods restaurant is now open in the former location of Casey’s Sports Bar. The menu will feature classic food items from Buffalo, New York — chicken wing soup, pizza logs and “weck sandwiches.” Owners Lee Woods and Lee Woods Jr. formerly owned L’Woods on Pope Avenue in 2011; this new restaurant will feature the same concept. L’Woods is open at 3 p.m. daily.

The Bluffton Brau Haus is a new German restaurant expected to open in September. The restaurant will be located in the former Original 46 Gastropub space on Bluffton Road. Bluffton Brau Haus is owned and operated by brothers Alfred and Volker Kettering, who were both raised in Germany and whose parents operated a restaurant. Bluffton Brau Haus will open for dinner at 4 p.m. daily.

Matt Little has joined Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar as chef de cuisine, where he will work alongside executive chef Sean Carroll. Previously, Little worked as executive sous chef for The Westin Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of American in San Antonio.

Starting July 20, the Bluffton Chick-fil-a will be closed for a complete remodel, including the addition of a second drive-thru lane and reconfiguring the parking lot. All current furniture in the restaurant is being donated to charity.

Southern Spice Deli and Catered Events celebrated its grand opening in June, complete with sandwiches, shrimp and grits, and other Southern delicacies. The restaurant is located on Mead Road in Hardeeville and offers catering for parties, business luncheons and weddings of all sizes.

The Cracked Egg, a popular breakfast spot, opened its third location in Ridgeland in June. The new location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus alcoholic beverages like breakfast martinis, tequila sunrises and bottomless mimosas. The restaurant is located in the former Palms Motel, with sister locations in Ridgeland and Port Royal.

Bee Town Mead & Cidery, South Carolina’s first meadery, opened for business in June in Old Town Bluffton, offering tastings and meads for sale. A meadery is a winery that produces honey wines called mead, which are considered the world’s oldest fermented beverage. For more information about Bee Town Mead & Cidery, go to www.beetownmeadandcider.com.

Mixx on Main, an American and Latin American restaurant, recently opened at the former location of Tio's Latin American Kitchen and features appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, nachos, tacos, sandwiches, wings, entrees, and desserts. Beer and wine are served at lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The eatery will convert into an employee-owned enterprise in the near future.