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The Frosty Frog – August 27, 2009

The appeal of the Frosty Frog wasn’t food, it just happend that when we went to drink that night I wanted to try the frog legs on the menu. The reason for the trip was because the Frosty Frog is known for its frozen daiquiris that the majority are 190 PROOF! All of the frozen daiquiris are made from grain alcohol which is why the proof is so high. If you are of age to drink and are in Hilton Head the Frosty Frog is a MUST STOP for a night on the town.

Food
Frog Legs- The Frosty Frog prepares their frog legs like you would do wings. I got the buffalo frog legs, and the sauce which had a kick to it, but the flavor came from the frog legs. If you have never had frog legs before the best description for them is like a chicken wing. The meat tastes pretty much just like chicken. If you like trying different foods and you like chicken, I recommend frog legs. I have only had frog legs a few times, but these probably had the most meat on them which gives the Frosty Frog an "A" for the frog legs.

Drinks
So I had my fair share of drinks at the frosty frog and was feeling pretty damn good afterwards, but hey its vacation you are supposed to drink. I tried the Hurricane (like a fruit punch), Jump Start (mango based), Southern Lemonade (self explanitory), and Strawberry Banana. The Strawberry Daiquiri is the only daiquiri that is non-alcoholic but they will mix 151 in with it to bring it up to speed. For the Strawberry Banana they mix the strawberry with the Banana Banshee Daiquiri (which is 190). This wasn’t on the menu, but a friend recommended that I request it and it turned out to be worth the request. Forget Sonic, The Frosty Frog is your ultimate drink stop!

Location
1 North Forest Beach
(Coligny Plaza)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone- 843-686-FROG (3764)
Web- http://www.frostyfrog.com/

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Hot Dog Harbour – August 27, 2009

So you have been to Hilton Head before but are not familiar with Hot Dog Harbour? Well there is a reason, they have only been open for about a month! From what I can tell already I think that the harbour will be in Hilton Head for a long time to come. My friends and I sat at the counter by the grill for our lunch and talked to the owners of the place who happen to be husband and wife. They were telling us that business has been better than they expected and even look forward to the future for another shop. I wish the harbour much success and am looking forward to a future visit!

Food
Southwestern Dog & Freshmade Chips- Starting with the chips, I always enjoy trying homemade chips because a lot of places take pride in their chips. I have also been to many places who’s chips shouldn’t even be on the menu, but HDH has some chips to be proud of! I like chips to be crunchy when homemade and not just stiff. I put a little malt vinegar on these bad boys and they could be a snack by themself. Onto the dog, the Southwestern Dog comes with chili, grated cheddar chese, onions, texas Pete, and a fried egg! Yes you do need a knife and fork to eat this puppy! This was also one of the biggest hot dogs I have ever eaten, not the length but in the width (get your mind out of the gutter!). I have never had a fried egg on top of a hot dog before and that was just craziness! The only thing that could’ve made this the ULTIMATE DOG would’ve been bacon! You know my theory by now- bacon, egg, and cheese makes everything better! HDH does have a dog called the “Titanic Dog” that has just about everything on the toppings menu on this dog, something for me to try next time!

Location
E-5 Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone- 843-785-5400
Sorry No Website

UPDATE – A year later I returned to Hot Dog Harbour and tried their “Titanic” Dog (pictured above). My friend Vic and I both ate one and after eating it they take your picture and hang it on the wall. Check out the wall and you will see my pic with yinzhungry.com on it! There are different levels, a wall if you eat 1 dog, a wall of pictures if you eat 2 and so on.

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Nick’s Steak & Seafood – August 26, 2009

Nick’s is a strickly Pittsburgh themed restaurant. The outside has Pirates, Steelers, & Penguins chairs to sit at in front of a black & gold cornhole game. Inside has tons of Steelers and Pittsburgh memorabilia from newspapers to posters and pictures. It is crazy to drive hunderds of miles and still be that close to home.

Food
Clam Chowder- I have to admit that I was dissapointed in the clam chowder, it was good and tasty but as my friend Bob said it was more like a potato soup than clam chowder. Good if you are in the mood for soup or don’t like strong clam chowder, but not if you want a serious clam chowder.

All-You-Can-Eat-Crab-Legs – this was the MAIN EVENT! This meal is self explanatory and was delicious. I had no problems with my crab legs at all which came with fries & green beens on the side. I ended up going through 6 sets of crab legs and was worth the price of around $26.

Location

9 Park Ln
Hilton Head Isle, SC 29928-3426
Phone- 843-686-2920

Sorry No Website

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Just Pasta – August 23, 2009

This is probably my all-time favorite pasta restaurant, and is a must to visit when I am in Hilton Head. My family and I have visited Hilton Head off and on for over 10 years now, and is about 2 blocks away from the house we stay at.

Food
Meat Ravioli- Just Pasta offers a regular menu but also has a build your own pasta dinner selection. Last year I created this dish and had to come back for more this year. I ordered Meat Ravioli in a Bolognese sauce topped with sausage and mushroom. MANGIA! The bolognese sauce has such a layered flavor to it because it can hit your taste buds sweet then kick them with some spice. It is just an explosion of flavor at Just Pasta.

Location
One Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone- 843-686-3900
Sorry No Website

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Skillets Grille & Cafe – August 22, 2009

This is the first of seven blogs from my trip to Hilton Head Island this past week, and what will be my end of summer blog. I am going to split these up 4 today and 3 tomorrow. You might be asking yourself why am I posting places outside of Pittsburgh on a Pittsburgh Food Blog? Well I have to tell you that Hilton Head has a lot of Pittsburgh roots, one restaurant that I am going to write about is even Pittsburgh themed. While another place was owned by a couple who’s family is from Pittsburgh and they have a Terrible Towel hanging up. This blog in the end is a food blog, and I want to let you know of all the great places I go no matter in Pittsburgh or anywhere in the world. In these blogs I am not going to give my normal "final thought" because I can tell you now that I didn’t have a bad meal and recommend any of the places if you travel to Hilton Head Island or Savannah.

Food
Lobster Bisque- Anytime I hear or see Lobster or Seafood bisque on a menu I have to try it. I love Seafood Bisque in general and lobster bisque is never too far behind in the taste. Skillets has a great lobster bisque, which I expected since HHI is surrounded by the ocean. The bisque had just enough thickness and had a very smooth texture and taste. I could’ve used a little more lobster, but anytime I get a seafood bisque I am usually asking for more seafood in it.

Fish & Chips- As soon as I hit the island I had a craving for fish & chips, more so from a restaurant I visit in California but I’ll take what I can get. I walked in the door of Skillets and I noticed a kid eating fish & chips and decided right then and there that was going to be my lunch. The fish was perfectly cooked and golden and so were the chips. A side of coleslaw also came with the meal and it was good but I am not generally a coleslaw fan and think it is highly overrated.

Location
Skillets Café
1 N Forest Beach Dr.
J-1 Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Phone- 843-785-3131
Web-
http://www.skilletscafe.com/

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