Sunday, June 04, 2006

Eating Elsewhere: Hilton Head Island, SC

Jon and I just returned from a visit with his parents, who reside in Hilton Head. It's an idyllic resort town where golfing, tennis and going to the beach are the major pastimes. What makes it an even better vacation destination is the great food that can be found there.

On the casual front, Captain Woody's is a must. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I usually order a basket with fried oysters and fried shrimps, plus a side of hush-puppies (which come with delicious honey-butter). Jon almost always gets a grouper melt sandwich.

For something a little nicer, it's got to be Michael Anthony's. They have a salad that is one of my absolute favorites: poached pear, sweet gorgonzola and honey-roasted pine nuts. We've never had a bad dish here, and the desserts are worth saving room for.

So if you ever find yourself in Hilton Head, both of these eateries are definitely worth checking out.