Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2016

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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continued on page 90 BALLANTYNE | escape tours to watch dolphins or alligators or set out for Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, an unfettered stretch of salt marsh and tidal wetlands that boasts walking trails as well as wildlife watching that includes ibises, egrets and gators. Oyster Mariculture Hilton Head is a leader in the mariculture movement, led by Andrew Carmines, manager of Hudson's Seafood House on the Dock, one of the island's oldest and most famous restaurants. He maintains the tradition of harvesting oysters alive through his Shell Ring Oyster Company, ensuring diners enjoy the freshest oysters while reducing environmental impact. You can also buy fresh seafood to cook at home at Benny Hudson's, a small seafood market not far from the restaurant. Another top seafood destination is Coast restaurant at the newly redesigned Sea Pines Beach Club. Featuring spectacular oceanfront views and a fresh shellfsh bar, Coast is also popular for its shrimp and grits at Sunday brunch. Hole-in-the-wall favorites include Up the Creek, known An easy 4½-hour drive from Charlotte or a short fight to nearby Savannah, Ga., Hilton Head is an outdoor lover's paradise. Kayaking on a marsh is one of many outdoor adventures at Hilton Head. Courtesy of the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau Featuring Memorable Dessert Creations by Executive Pastry Chef Ben Kallenbach Located at The Ballantyne Hotel | Make your reservation at 704 248 4100 or gallery-restaurant.com. 88 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SUMMER 2016

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