Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Golf and the Lowcountry

If you plan on visiting the Charleston area in 2009 AND you intend to play golf, here's your chance to play some great courses for great prices!

The Charleston Tee Times Golf Passbook is now on sale. These passbooks are $159.00 per book plus handling and mailing fees and are good for play from December 2008-December 2009.

One round of golf is included in the passbook for some of the following courses:
  • Charleston National Country Club
  • Coosaw Creek Country Club
  • Dunes West Golf Club
  • Legend Oaks Golf Club
  • The Links at Stono Ferry
  • Patriots Point Links
  • RiverTowne Country Club
  • Wild Dunes Links and Harbor Courses
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Passbooks are available in a limited supply. Be sure and check out the restrictions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fall "Spooktacular" Fun!

Fall really is the perfect time to visit the Lowcountry. Bring the family 'cuz there is lots of fall fun for all. Below are just a few of the family events taking place over the next couple of weeks. All the events are within driving distance of Seabrook Island.

  • Charleston Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Legare Farms on John’s Island invites you to “get lost in its amazing maze of maize!” Open weekends during October, Legare Farms plays host to an assortment of fall family fun activities including a pumpkin patch and hayrides. To see a schedule of activities with prices, visit here. Gate admission is $1.00/person (a discount coupon can be found here). Haunted hayrides will be Oct. 24-25 from 8 p.m.-midnight for $5. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Road, (Johns Island), (843) 559-0763,
  • The Scarecrow Festival- Boone Hall Plantation, Sept 27- Nov. 1, 2008. This family friendly event is held daily, Monday-Saturday,9 am to 6 pm, and Sundays, noon to 6 pm. Admission is $5.00/person and includes activities such as pumpkin shoot, tic-tac-toe, pumpkin checkers, a rope maze and more. Visit Boone Hall for more information.
  • Coinciding with the Scarecrow Festival is the Scarecrow Corn Maze. This eight acre corn maze is cut in the shape of a scarecrow and is ready for you to navigate! A separate fee of $10.00 applies if you want to tackle this maze.
  • For those with a need to be “scared,” don’t miss Saw's Scream Farm, two haunted houses, or Saw's Haunted Hayride. For ticket information,visit Boone Hall. *Note: “Saw’s” events are not recommended for children under 12.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yippee!! Peet's Coffee arrives in S.C.

There is nothing better than an early morning stroll on the beach with a mug of steaming coffee in hand. My morning routine for the past couple of years on Seabrook Island has been such.

Today while ordering my Peet's coffee beans online, I discovered that Peet's is now being sold in grocery stores in parts of the U.S. As luck would have it, South Carolina is one of the states!

Yippee! Now I can buy my Peet's at Publix. The Publix located on Sam Rittenberg appears to be the closest store to Seabrook Island selling Peet's coffee.

For those of you who may be unaware of Peet's coffee, it was started in 1966 by Alfred Peet in Berkley, CA. Mr. Peet actually started importing tea before he got into coffee beans (a fact told to me this past weekend by a barista at the Evanston, IL Peet's coffee shop).

Peet's is the originator of "designer" coffee. Mr. Peet trained the fellows who went on to start Starbuck's.

For more information on Peet's coffee, click here. To order Peet's and have it shipped to your home, click here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Chez Fish--closed!

It's sad day in the Lowcountry restaurant world. Chez Fish has closed its doors.

There had been speculation for a couple of weeks that Chez Fish might be the next restaurant to close. Its closure was confirmed earlier this morning.

I suspect this will not be the last Seabrook Island area restaurant to close due to the economy.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vacation travel tip-Grocery shopping online

Want to spend more time actually on vacation and less time getting ready for vacation?

Piggly Wiggly Carolina recently announced online grocery shopping. Just imagine placing your order in the comfort of your own home (before you leave home) and picking up your groceries on the way to your vacation destination!

No more mad frenzy rushing around a grocery store you're unfamiliar with (And, don't get me started on how difficult grocery shopping is to do with kids in tow). Simply view the available products, click to order, and then pull up to the store. Your groceries will be waiting on you.

For those visiting Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, the closest Piggly Wiggly to offer online shopping is the "BIG" Pig located at 3575 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island.

Here's how to shop at the Pig online:

  1. Click:
  2. Click the "Shop Online Now" at most convenient Pig.
  3. Choose your grocery items from the list.
  4. Reserve a time to pick up the groceries.
  5. Drive to your chosen Pig to pick up and pay for your groceries.
  6. Now, RELAX! You're on vacaaaation!

**Please note: There is a $5.00 service fee for shopping online. Only a limited number of orders are allowed per each pick up or delivery time slot. Once a time slot is full, you will no longer be able to select it during checkout. Reserve your time slot before placing your order.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Red Sky Grill--Reopens!

**2016 Update--Red Sky is closed**

After months and months of anticipation, Red Sky Grill on Seabrook Island has finally re-opened. Early reviews sound promising! New menu, new decor, new dining hours (currently only serving dinner).

Chef Matt Bolus has taken over the helm not only of the kitchen but as owner of the restaurant. You can catch up with Matt on his blog : Thyme for Food.

To learn about Red Sky and its menu, be sure to check out its

I can't wait to make my dinner reservation. I'll be sure to post a restaurant review.