By Chef Brandon Carter

 Photograph courtesy of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

Photograph courtesy of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks


 FARM | Photo Credit: Michael Hrizuk

FARM | Photo Credit: Michael Hrizuk

About Chef Brandon Carter

Carter is the executive chef and partner at FARM in Bluffton, SC. He's highlighting the region's bounty with ingredients like Calabogue Sound oysters, May River blue crab, and seasonal produce from Williamson Lowcountry Farms.

Prior to opening FARM, Carter was the executive chef at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, the Chef de Partie and Chef de Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, FL, and the Mumbo Jumbo Bar and Grill in Atlanta, GA.

FARM
1301 May River Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 843.707.2041

www.farmbluffton.com

 Chef Brandon Carter | Photograph courtesy of FARM

Chef Brandon Carter | Photograph courtesy of FARM


CHEF CARTER'S
HILTON HEAD & BLUFFTON GUIDE

Hilton Head

 Photograph courtesy of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

Photograph courtesy of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

This is my Sunday afternoon joint. Hudson's has the freshest seafood on Hilton Head. Sit outside on their deck, built over an oyster bed, to people-watch and enjoy the salt air. 

1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
T: 843.681.2772
www.hudsonsonthedocks.com

 Hamburger at CharBar | Photographs courtesy of CharBar

Hamburger at CharBar | Photographs courtesy of CharBar

 The wings at CharBar

The wings at CharBar

CharBar  

Since it opened, this spot has always had a special place in my heart. I love the wings and all the burger toppings.

Park Plaza
33 Office Park Road, Suite 213, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
T: 843.785.2427
charbar.co

 Photograph courtesy of Lucky Rooster

Photograph courtesy of Lucky Rooster

Lucky Rooster   

I like coming here for date nights with my wife, Jess. We sit at the bar and order appetizers and a cocktail off their epic list of libations. 

841 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, SC 29928
T: 843.681.3474
www.luckyroosterhhi.com


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Bluffton

 Photograph courtesy of The Juice Hive

Photograph courtesy of The Juice Hive

JUICES

The Juice Hive

Great for resolutions and when you're shame spiraling. Try the Hot Shot and the Red Bee.

Bluffton Village
14 Johnston Way, Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 813.757.2899
www.thejuicehivebluffton.com

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

 Photographs courtesy of Baleada Express

Photographs courtesy of Baleada Express

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Baleada Express

I love this place for a 'day off and nothing really going on' breakfast or when I'm having the car washed across the street. Try the Baleada with chorizo. It's a handmade flour tortilla filled with chorizo, eggs, refried beans, avocado, crema and cotija. Be careful because it will put you out, so pack half of it up for later. The best part is that you can hear them slapping out the tortillas to order in the back -- à la minute is always better.

4 Oliver Court, Bluffton, SC
T: 843.706.9996

www.baleadaexpress.com

 Photograph courtesy of Cahill's Market

Photograph courtesy of Cahill's Market

Cahill's Market 

This is our Sunday brunch spot for biscuits, chicken and waffles, and meat and three. Again, proceed with caution because over indulging will wreck your plans for the rest of the day.

1055 May River Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 843.757.2921

LUNCH & DINNER

Saigon Cafe

The pho is the way to go -- it's un-pho'king believable. It's the go-to for the Farm kitchen crew on Sundays and has been dubbed 'Saigon Sunday'.

1304 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 843.837.1800

saigoncafeblufftonsc.com

Ruan Thai 

I love this spot for lunch. Order the Massaman Curry and the Nam Sod (Thai pork salad), extra hot of course.

26 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910
T:  843.757.9479

LATE NIGHT

 Photograph courtesy of Calhoun Street Tavern

Photograph courtesy of Calhoun Street Tavern

Calhoun Street Tavern

We'll head here for after dinner drinks and sometimes snacks (if we get here in time). Jay is usually here and if you're lucky, he'll be wearing his polar bear outfit. Paul makes some of the best cocktails I've ever had and he's always good for some conversation that is so inappropriate that it'll makes you feel a little more normal. The pickle-brined chicken sandwich is the way to go.

9 Promenade Street, Suite 1201, Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 843.757.4334
www.calhounstreettavern.com


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