Lunch is no joke at Heckler’s

Spotted by the Lunch Bunch: Sarah Brock, Frank Check, Dick Stewart, Courtney Worrell and J.W. Rone

By Wendy Pollitzer

July 7, 2011

 

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Ting and Emily O’Regan joined the Lunch Bunch at Heckler’s as our special guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lunch Bunch gathered at Hecklers, located at 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 100 in the Beaufort Town Center, next to Higher Ground. Hecklers’ owners, Dave Parker and Brian Ferry, also own Piace Pizza in Habersham Marketplace.

Hecklers is the place to go if you’re in the mood for tasty and filling pub food. They’ve got a huge menu of yummy appetizers, sandwiches and salads. And, they brought over a few recipes of their famous wood fired pizza from Piace.

Dave brought out samples of many dishes, and we all agreed, “This place rocks!”

This week, Ting and Emily O’Regan joined the Lunch Bunch as our special guests. They won the opportunity to dine with the Lunch Bunch at a silent auction held at the annual Beaufort Academy Fish In.  Their mother, Martha O’Regan, was the winning bidder, and we couldn’t have been more pleased to have the two charming young ladies sit with us and enjoy so much great food!

DSCN0650We started with the beer cheese dip, served with house made flatilla chips. The chips were amazing. A delicious combination of tortilla chips and pita bread, the dipping pieces were oh so good with the unique beer cheese dip, the first of our must-haves at Hecklers. There’s no way you can watch a football game without getting this dip.

We also tried the crab and artichoke dip, calamari and nachos from the tapas menu.  Everything was incredibly fresh. The calamari was not frozen, and the chef hand cuts it in the kitchen. The table took down all of these starters pretty quickly.

DSCN0654We then tasted the Shrimp Po’ Boy and the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, which became the second favorite of the table.  The meat and American cheese melted in our mouths as we all unanimously voted it as a Lunch Bunch must-have.

DSCN0656Lastly, the Lunch Bunch sampled the Margarhita Pizza, which was prepared with oil and garlic, fresh buffalo mozzarella and basil as a 9-inch pie. It was our third must-have.  I knew it would be. It’s my favorite at Piace Pizza, so I knew it would be great at Hecklers as well.  The cheese on all of their pies is remarkably scrumptious. And this one went down in a hurry.

The location, formerly The Office, is terrific for the quick lunch or the happy hour after work. It’s going to be the spot to watch college football in the fall too. Loaded with TVs, Hecklers can boast multiple games at a time.

There’s a great vibe at Hecklers, and already it’s becoming a hot spot for the savvy foodie. Thank you Brian and Dave for inviting us. We stuffed ourselves, and loved every minute of it!

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