Russo’s Fresh Seafood: A tradition of seafood excellence for 75 years and counting
Charles Russo III, owner of Russo’s Fresh Seafood Bluffton, is a third-generation fishmonger. Since 1946, the family has made it their life’s work to serve cut-to-order fresh fish, fresh local shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels, and crabmeat. Now, Russo III has...
Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Greg & Robin Ross
What’s your sign? Greg Ross: A peace sign, but then I was around in the ’70s. Robin Ross: “Detour Ahead” Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic? GR: “Vienna,” by Billy Joel RR: “Midnight in Harlem,” by Tedeschi Trucks Biggest compliment you’ve...
Ready to Serve: Every table is a new adventure for the island’s most elite waiters and waitresses.
When you have a place like the Lowcountry, a place where hospitality is the driving force behind everything, your servers are everything. They will form a visitor’s first impression, setting the tone for an entire vacation and playing a key role in the decision to return. They were our frontline workers long before anyone had heard of COVID, and as we emerged into this uncertain new normal, they have become an even more vital part of our community. Which is why we, as a society, have started making sure we tip just a little bit more than we would have pre-pandemic (and if you’re not, you absolutely should). It’s also why we have chosen to celebrate some of the Lowcountry’s best and brightest servers here.
Disclaimer: Other than being the proud owner of the “@ieatandrun” Instagram handle, I have no formal training in food or beverage, unless you count calories consumed and/or SEC tailgates attended. The latter, I have learned, does qualify you as a professional eater and drinker.
The Wealth Edit: A community where talking about finances is no longer taboo
Two months ago, I lost my job of 16 years. I had done the same thing for 195 months, and suddenly I was faced with the question of what’s next? Fortunately, my concerns were not related to how I would survive financially because I had a plan. But that wasn’t always the case.
C2 Fashion: Transitional Style at Wexford on the Green
Styled by Hunter Kostylo, Modeled by Caroline Molloy of Halo Talent Agency, Home courtesy of Dunes Real Estate and Cindy Creamer
Streaming the Truth
Since the beginning, FITSNews.com’s Mandy Matney has been knee-deep in the most explosive case to ever hit Beaufort County. Her new podcast digs deeper into the facts.
Welcome to Latitude Margaritaville
Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head celebrates 55-and-better active adult living with an island-inspired twist.
A Road Trip for Foodies: Johns Island restaurants worth the drive
If you’re anything like me, you’ll joyfully make the drive to another coastal town just to check out what it offers to do, see, and eat. Johns Island, South Carolina, one of the Charleston metro’s most unspoiled portions, is about two hours by car from Hilton Head...
With an island destination as popular has Hilton Head Island is, inevitably you get people visiting it in a variety of ways. Most commonly are families, who load up their minivans somewhere significantly north of here and make their way down for a Saturday check in. Any number of restaurant owners can set their calendars by their arrivals. Oh, June 22? The Callahan family from Santa Claus, Indiana will be here for dinner. Party of five. Dad will have the prime rib. Count on it.
Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival: Celebrate island style
Foodies, connoisseurs, and philanthropists, mark your calendars! The Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival is coming to the island Sept. 14-18, 2021.
Editor’s Note: September 2021
My first occupation was at a restaurant called the Hook, Line & Sinker in Utica, N.Y. I was 15 years old, and my job included keeping the salad bar items stocked and preparing desserts. The extent of “preparing desserts” meant pulling the pie out of the cooler and...
Six Chefs, Six Journeys to Living a Dream
They are the architects and maestros behind some of the most beloved eateries in the Lowcountry. They usually talk with their taste buds, but we got some of your favorite chefs to step out of the kitchen and tell the story of why they love what they do.
To Plan for Retirement, You Need to Plan for Income: Three ways to simplify retirement income planning
2020 was a roller-coaster year for investors and certainly not one most are anxious to repeat. In 2021, I worry that many investors are becoming complacent. For investors approaching retirement, it’s critically important to stay focused, and continue updating your retirement plan as you finish up your working years. Part of updating your retirement plan should include planning for how you will generate income.
Brunch Spots You May Never Think About… But You Should
Ask almost anybody about brunch and they’ll rave about the Stuffed French Toast at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café, the Signature Quiche and espresso at the French Bakery, and the Benedicts or Crepes at Skillets Café & Grill. Oh, and if pancakes are your jam, then Stacks is your go-to, while others in the brunch game can’t resist the True Country Breakfast at Plantation Café and Deli. Some locals and tourists prefer a morning drive over to Old Town Bluffton for the coffee and baked goods at The Corner Perk or the Hangover Cure or omelets at the Squat ’n’ Gobble.