Street Meet – The American Tavern A homemade evolution

Evolution is a series of adaptations, tailored to promote survival. Sounds rather stuffy unless you are peering into a microscope in a science lab or studying wild boar on the African veldt. However, the food evolution that has taken place over the past 10 years…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Save the Date: The Rooftop Bar invites you to The Ultimate Fling before the Ring

If searching and pinning on Pinterest has become a full-time occupation, you may be the ultimate bride-to-be. If your to-do list is longer than Santa’s naughty and nice list, you may be the ultimate bride-to-be. If you feel like a UN ambassador negotiating all the…
Author:Kitty Bartell



The Park Plaza Cinema Experience: Hilton Head Island’s Über Cool Theater

Like a good book and a hammock on a breezy, billowy-cloud day, going to the movies is a modern-day escape where ordinary concerns are forgotten for a bit; where the darkness pushes you back in your seat, expecting you to savor the saltiness of the…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Letters to the Editor

Maggie & Staff, Don’t know how to thank you for using our bottle as a prop on the August issue of CH2. The impact for us was incredible, including several Facebook posts. Appreciate the exposure from such a classy magazine. Thank-you! Chris Lane and…
Author:Special to CH2



Horizon Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

How would you feel if you couldn’t control or move your body the same way you’ve done for your entire life? Frustrated, tired, and defeated would probably spring to mind. As a physical therapist, these are just some of the emotions my patients express when…
Author:Cassie Cochrane, PT, DPT, NCS



Tantalize Your Tastebuds

A series of images to inspire you to make RESERVATIONS for dinner… (We’ve even included the phone number to make it easy.) The Lucky Rooster Photography by Stick and Move Studio luckyroosterhhi.com (843) 681-3474 Top Left: Porter and Pig Photography by M.Kat www.porter-pig.com (843) 715-3224 Bottom Left: ELA’s Blu Water Grille Photography by Anne www.elasgrille.com (843)…
Author:Special to CH2



Get Fit at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

One of the best ways to get fit and spend some quality time with loved ones is to combine the two. The key is to disguise “exercise” as just plain fun. Whether you’re looking for an endorphin high, adrenaline rush, or a relaxing escape, you’ll…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



What Sort of Crappy Customer Are You?

Special thanks to Crazy Crab and Old Fort Pub FOR HOSTING OUR OBNOXIOUS GUESTS.

Author:Special to CH2



Charlie’s L’etoile Verte: A ‘Star’ Among Hilton Head Island Restaurants

If you are looking for the best in fresh local seafood combined with an award-winning selection of fine wines, all served with a charming French twist, look no further than Charlie’s L’etoile Verte. In 1982, Charlie Golson started with a one-room restaurant on Hilton Head…
Author:Kent Thune



41st Annual Catfish Festival Returns to Hardeeville

The 41st Annual Catfish Festival begins Friday, Sept. 18 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 19 with a splendid assortment of amusement rides, parades, contests, food, crafts and family musical entertainment. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Friday with singer/songwriter and radio personality, Brad Wells, who is…
Author:Special to CH2



Burgers & Brew State of Mind: 5th annual event launches festival season

Anticipation is making me late is keeping me waiting —Carly Simon Who remembers these lyrics? Not from the top-20 version sung by Simon, but from the 1970s television commercial, when these eight words, a slow-pouring bottle of ketchup, and a full-screen shot of a thick and juicy…
Author:Kitty Bartell



BISTRO 17

If there was a short list of quintessential Hilton Head Island restaurants, Bistro 17 would be on it. From the food, to the inner ambiance, to the beautiful harbor view, Bistro 17 has the perfect recipe for an outstanding dining experience. The not-so-secret ingredient to the…
Author:Kent Thune



The Important of BBQ in the South

Shortly after moving to South Carolina, my new boss pulled me aside for what he referred to as a “come to Jesus meeting.” We don’t have those in New Jersey, so I was very anxious—and laden with trepidation—to see what this meeting would consist of.…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Social Media Savvy : For the sociably inclined restaurateur

For the astute restaurateur, a website is the home base where all their other social media-driven platforms converge. With web presence running a very narrow second only to great culinary reviews as the most powerful marketing tool in a restaurant’s cadre, having the ability to…
Author:Kitty Bartell



C2 Guest Fashion: An EVENING at THE Arts Center

LOOK 1 Sport Coat by Warren Sewell – $445 Trousers by Charleston Khakis – $115 Dress Shirt by 7 A MacCluer – $105 Necktie by Randy Hanauer – $95 Belt by Buffalo Jackson – $85 Shoes by Boemos – $235 LOOK 2 Popover Dress by Julie Jordan – $195 Venetian Glass Necklace by Karen…
Author:Special to CH2



Introducing the ‘Native’ Music of the Lowcountry

Ben Hughey, Grayson Lentz, Davis Lentz, and Zach Stevens make up a rising new band called Native. What do you get when you combine live, energetic rock and roll and a group of teenagers? Your answer will likely depend upon a few primary factors, such as…
Author:Kent Thune



NAMASTE SPA

Namaste Spa is Hilton Head Island’s newest full service spa, providing locals and visitors with a luxurious experience like no other. Services include massage, body treatments, facials, waxing, natural nail care, an a la carte menu, and more. Located at Marriott’s Barony Beach Club (by…
Author:Special to CH2



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FOR HILTON HEAD ISLAND As I sit to write this month’s column for CH2 magazine, I can faintly hear news updates from across the room on the Weather Channel. The forecasters are talking about Tropical Storm Danny heading on a…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Do we create our own destiny or is it previously determined?

Barry Kaufman I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes the points of contentions over which Courtney and I grapple are somewhat less than earth-shattering. While I still feel passionately about every subject we’ve covered, it’s a rare occasion in which we bubble above mere trivialities…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Get Your Appetite On: It’s Time for the Sixth Annual Italian Heritage Festival!

Benvenuti alla sesta edizione del premio annuale Italian Heritage Festival in onore della Festa di San Gennaro! Or, “Welcome to the Sixth Annual Italian Heritage Festival in honor of the Feast of San Gennaro!” Held by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH), the festival…
Author:Carmen Hawkins DeCecco



September Food & Wine

Tom Colicchio’s BRAISED SHORT RIBS INGREDIENTS: For the marinade 2 Tablespoons peanut oil 6 10-ounce beef short ribs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 small yellow onions, peeled and chopped 2 small carrots, peeled and chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic gloves, peeled 1 bottle dry red wine 1 small bunch fresh thyme For…
Author:Special to CH2



FOOD FOR THOUGHT : A single writer’s kitchen adventures

Etched at the top of my perennial to-do list—along with write for Vogue, lose the extra weight and visit Europe—is the vow to cook for myself more. It’s a friendly reminder that not every meal has to involve champagne, tipping someone or some other element…
Author:Denise K. James



September 2015: Editor's Note

Every fall I feel like Bert, when he looks to the sky and recites this line in beginning of Mary Poppins. As the weather turns and the days start with a chill, I find myself getting excited about something I can’t even explain. To me,…
Author:Maggie Washo



September 2015 Dining Guide

843 890 William Hilton Pkwy (843) 686-8843 www.843via808.com With its charming and inviting atmosphere, innovative menu and extensive wine list, 843 is the place to go. The pork chop, ancient grain salad and Hawaiian poke are favorites, but save room for the decadent homemade desserts! Situated in a…
Author:Special to CH2



5 RULES FOR SAVING MONEY ON FOOD (But still eating well)

One of the biggest discretionary expenses in a budget is food. Put differently, we don’t have much of a choice about eating food for sustenance but we do have a choice about what foods we buy and how much we consume. But who wants to…
Author:Kent Thune



VANLANDINGHAM ROTARY: Seeks A Worthy Project

It’s a nice problem to have” said Brian Neumann, president of the VanLandingham Rotary (VLR) on Hilton Head Island. The “problem”? The VLR-Hilton Head Island club, one of the most generous clubs per capita among all of the 35,000+ Rotary clubs worldwide, has just completed…
Author:Special to CH2




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