March 4, 2020

Foodie Alert: Dine Your Way Through the Village

Are you sick of hitting up the same go-to spots on your nights out? Freshfields Village offers a variety of places to check out on your next date night or day with the family. From Mexican to sushi and things in between, you are sure to find a place that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. 

Mexican everyone can enjoy: Cantina 76 

Cantina 76 is a fun, award-winning Mexican restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Cantina 76 features an affordable taqueria based menu in a lively atmosphere. The housemade salsa is made from tomatoes grown right here in South Carolina, and with a variety of tacos ranging from veggie-filled to meat-filled, you are sure to create a meal everyone can enjoy. The patio is pet-friendly which is a bonus if your furry friend wants to join in on a family night out.

Cantina 76 | Mexican Restaurant | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

They even have some fun, specialty cocktails available this month that we highly recommend!

Mango Habanero Margarita: This sweet and spicy cocktail combines Milagro Reposado Tequila, infused with a habanero pepper in-house for 10 days, with mango puree, sweet and sour mix and fresh lime juice. Infusing the tequila with the habanero gives this drink a smooth, smokier flavor than a typical house tequila would.

Absolut Pear-A-Dise: The Absolut Pear-A-Dise is Cantina’s newest special cocktail, combining Anjou pear infused vodka with fresh lime juice, soda water and a lime wedge. It’s light and refreshing, and great for the soon-to-be spring days.

Happy Hour | Cantina 76 | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

Pair these cocktails with a customer favorite – Peruvian Shrimp Tacos. Made with lightly fried shrimp and topped with coleslaw and a sweet sesame chili sauce, you won’t be disappointed with this pick. 

Ready for March Maddness? King Street Grille has got you covered. 

King Street Grille offers a variety of bites  with more than 60 items on the menu. Voted best sports bar for over a decade by Charleston City Paper, you’ll be sure to find anything from a delicious salad customized by you, to a southern style, sweet tea fried chicken on the menu. With a pet-friendly patio, King Street Grille is an upscale sports bar that is perfect for everyone in the family. 

King Street Grille | Sports Bar | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

More than just wine: FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

While the name of this Freshfields Village hotspot speaks for itself, FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen offers more than just wine. They feature 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day (served using their own WineStation SmartCard, guests can select their own tasting sizes), 840 hand selected wines by the bottle every day, 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar and a delicious menu. Famous for their lump crab cakes, steak nights, savory charcuterie platters and more, it’s safe to say FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen offers more than just wine.

FortyEight - A Wine Bar | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

This month, they gave us some exclusive recipes you can find at the wine bar this spring. 

House-Made Tabouli:

1 Cup of Parsley (finely diced)                                               ½ Cup of Mint (finely diced)

1 English Cucumber -1/4” Diced                                          1 Cup Bulgur Wheat

2 Cups Chicken Stock                                                               1 White Onion Finely Diced

1 Tomatoes Diced                                                                     1 Lemon Juiced

1 Lime Juiced                                                                              Salt & Pepper

“If you haven’t tried our house-made tabouli…you must! This tabouli explodes your mouth with flavor in the first bite! Ask anyone in the Village who has tried it!”

FortyEight Hemingway Daiquiri:

2 oz. Denizen Rum

¾ oz. Grapefruit

½ oz. Lime

¼ oz. Maraschino Liqueur

¼ oz. Simple Syrup

Sushi for the family: Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill creates signature sushi rolls, authentic Japanese cuisine, traditional hibachi and Asian fusion dishes. Fuji offers the perfect meal for a group –the sushi boat. It includes 32 pieces of either nigiri or sashimi. The laid back atmosphere at the indoor bar or on the outdoor patio is a great place for a relaxing night. 

Fiji Sushi Bar & Grill | Japanese Cuisine | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

Something new everyday: Hege’s Restaurant

Hege’s Restaurant features an international menu with French roots and an emphasis on fresh, local seafood. Guests are sure to find a favorite dish on their menu, but the daily specials will keep you coming back for more! A couple of recent favorites include: 

Niman Ranch Bone-In Pork Chop with bourbon gastrique, mustard greens and a root vegetable mash.

Steamed Middleneck Clams in smoked lobster broth with chorizo and Vidalia onions.

The ‘Rosemary Cherry’ cocktail with smoky mezcal with in-house cherry syrup and rosemary aromatics.

Italian in the Village: La Tela Pizzeria 

La Tela is a locally owned, Neapolitan style pizzeria. Working with local farmers on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, they create seasonal dishes that everyone will love. All of their pizza dough, pasta, bread and mozzarella is made in house. With specialty pizzas, salads, and pasta dishes, there is something on the menu for everyone.

La Tela Pizzeria | Pizza Restaurant | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

Freshfields Village offers a wonderful variety of restaurants that is sure to please everyone in the family, even your furry friends. It’s the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy a great meal at the same time!