Photo Album: Twenty/20 Cafe Presents Vickie Jourdan and Terry Hannock

October 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

 

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A sincere thank you to everyone who came out last Friday to support our first after hours event, featuring local artists Vickie Jourdan and Terry Hannock. We had a blast seeing new faces and some repeat customers come out and support us. We will be holding events like this once a month on the first Friday that lands in the twenties (get it…Twenty/20 Cafe, first Friday in the twenties…).

We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page what kind of events you’d like to see held during our “Twenty/20 Cafe Presents.”

Some ideas are:

  • Live music (indoors or by the firepit on our patio)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Wine tasting and presentation and/or pairing
  • Beer tasting and presentation and/or pairing
  • Food talks (from experts like our SILO-Beaufort partner)
  • Art in action (painters and other artists working live in our cafe)

Please visit our Facebook page to see the entire album from Friday, October 25th’s event and tag yourself in any photos where you see your smiling face :) We really appreciate you doing so because it helps us tremendously with getting the word out about Twenty/20.

And please let us know your favorite item off our menu so far…we’d love as much feedback as possible as we continue to shape our menu and provide you with the highest quality ingredients.

Press: Bluffton Today Introduces Twenty/20 Cafe

October 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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Big THANK YOU to Bluffton Today for the piece about our new Cafe! We are thankful for the local support and happy to be part of the Bluffton/Okatie/Hilton Head Island community.

“There’s a new cafe in town.

Twenty/20 Cafe opened through the combined dreams of Michael Hausman, Dr. Ken Farr of Palmetto Eye Specialists and his daughter, Lauren Farr.

Twenty/20 Cafe is located in the SunGate Medical Center near Sun City, where Ken Farr’s practice resides.

The cafe’s beginning stages included focus groups Ken hosted in Sun City to receive feedback on the type of restaurant residents desired.

The answer was a coffee shop.

But Twenty/20 offers more than coffee. Hausman, 59, had a dream to open up a shop that was similar to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco.”

Read the entire article here:  “Twenty/20 Cafe Opens in SunGate Medical Center, Presents Local Artists After Hours Friday

Twenty/20 Cafe Presents: Vickie Jourdan and Terry Hannock

October 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

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Press: Coast to Coast Bakeries Worth Checking Out

October 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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Just surpassing our two weeks officially open has been quite an adventure. Many milestones have
been celebrated, like our first dollar made, our first seated customers inside, our first seated customers outside, and
now, our first piece of press. Learn a little more about how we shaped the menu, atmosphere and commitment to quality based on one of my favorite little corners of the world, Tartine Bakery.

“It’s no wonder that Tartine has inspired others to try and recreate this loyalty and dedication to quality—if not to recreate Robertson’s painstaking breadmaking process detailed in 38 pages in the Tartine Bread cookbook. One such
location that looked to imitate Tartine Bakery is the brand new Twenty/20 Cafe located near Hilton Head Island in
Bluffton, South Carolina. Owner Michael Hausman once lived in San Francisco and used to pick up bread from Tartine at least on a weekly if not daily basis.”

Although we aren’t a bakery per se like the fabulous Tartine Bakery, we do like the fact that we smell and feel like a bakery with the aroma of Lecoq croissants and Isa’s empanadas wafting through the air. Come by and smell for yourself!

You can read the entire article here on First2board.com: Coast to Coast BakeriesWorth Seeking Out.

Our First Week at Twenty/20 Cafe

October 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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The first week of our soft opening has been quite the adventure. We couldn’t have done it without our exceptionally talented staff and the support of our local community. We are thrilled to finally open our doors and be able to provide guests with a truly unique menu, sourced from the best of the best. We feel so lucky to have the wonderful aroma of King Bean Coffee greeting us in the mornings mingled with the flaky goodness of Lecoq Cuisine croissants. We’ve died and gone to foodie heaven.

Our creamy gelato has been a hit so far, and we know people will fall in love with more flavors as we start offering a full case of 6 gelato flavors and two sorbettos. This week, we served up vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, hazelnut, cappuccino crunch, and raspberry sorbet. Personally, our favorites are the cappuccino crunch, made with King Bean coffee beans, and the hazelnut. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for the flavors of the day.

We are slowly filling our retail space with truly delectable items so you can take a piece of our cafe home with you after enjoying your meal or snack with us in our inviting indoor and outdoor spaces. Currently, you can purchase Frommer’s Natural Foods granola, Isa’s flatbread crackers, assorted french jams, Ritual Chocolate, and our King Bean coffee beans.

We’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve stopped by this week. And don’t forget to leave reviews on TripAdvisor (coming soon) and Facebook—these are the #1 way that you can show your support and help us grow.

Thank you for being part of our first week. We are forever grateful for the welcome we’ve received and are excited to be a part of your lives.

 

Warmly,

Michael and Lauren

 

Professional Gelato Training From Advanced Gourmet

May 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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This past weekend, we went to a training session in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Advanced Gourmet’s Headquarters to learn all about the art of gelato making. We are so excited to whip up delicious flavors of gelato and sorbet for all of you based on what we learned!

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Advanced Gourmet is one of the industry leaders for Italian gelato equipment and Italian modular counters, and we trained firsthand with one of their corporate chefs, Ryne Leonard. These folks really know their stuff and create amazing flavors like Raspberry Sorbetto and Caramel with Sea Salt (my favorite) and Hazelnut (Lauren’s favorite). 

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One of the most exciting parts of our two days of training was the realization that the sky is the limit when it comes to creative gelato and sorbet flavors that we can produce for our customers. Advanced Gourmet even showed us how to create innovative recipes such as incorporating an IPA craft beer flavor into the sorbetto recipe, and we can’t wait to serve up this and other inventive concoctions

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What flavors would you like to see at our grand opening in June? Let us know!

 

 

Countdown to June and Our Grand Opening!

April 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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We’re working hard to get our space ready for all of you beautiful Okatie, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island folks–above is a rendering of the space and it’s coming together nicely. Here are a few sneak peeks of the crew hard at work:

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And here’s our family, friends and a few of our suppliers enjoying a preview of some of the delicious morsels we will be serving up to all of you very soon! We had wine from the Grassroot Wines portfolio, empandas by Isa’s Cooking, and Colorado craft chocolates provided by Ritual Chocolates. Magnifico! Diane Narretta of Grassroots remarked to Isa:

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“Wow! Our wine, your delicious empanadas, and this wonderful craft chocolate–NOW I see how all this is gonna work together!”

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Wine education by Grassroots Wine owners.

Support Maranatha Farm

November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As many of you know, we are dog lovers at the Cafe, with our Rhodesian Ridgeback, Marley, as our unofficial cafe mascot. Marley was with us every step of the way, often hanging out with the construction crews as we readied the space for our grand opening. 

We are excited to team up with Maranatha Farm to support all the noble work they do to rescue and find homes for animals. They are 501(c)(3) organization that describe themselves as: “A small group responding to a need for compassionate care of injured and mistreated animals. We have two small farms devoted to rehabilitation of animals, and can accept anything from horses to hamsters. We accept and work with all breeds. We have limited facility for cats/kittens, but can usually find fosters.”

So come on out and join us for lunch Saturday. We can’t wait to meet your pooches!