Contributor Helen Mitternight dishes out the latest food and beverage news in the new monthly Skirt Table column. If you’d like your restaurant news to be considered, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Skirt Table as the subject line.
OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
Tattooed Moose has opened a third location at Citadel Mall, which could use a bit of the Moose vibe to brighten it up.
The Boulevard Diner in Mount Pleasant may be gone, but Vicious Biscuit is taking its place this summer. The restaurant will focus on “fork and knife” biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, build-your-own Bloody Marys and local craft beers. For updates, follow along on Instagram at @vicbiscuit1.
Home Team BBQ has opened its Middle Street Market on Sullivan’s Island. It offers beach grub: beer, wine, sandwiches.
Look for Semilla, formerly a food truck, to take over the old location of LeeLee’s Hot Pot on President Street.
Broom Wagon Coffee brings its roasts, waffles and snacks to a new retail location: 1630 Ashley Hall Road. For more information, visit facebook.com/broomwagoncoffee.
Feeling the Francais for Bastille Day? Joséphine Wine Bar, 64 Spring Street, is opening as a modern French wine bar with food that plays well with wine. There are also made-from-scratch cocktails. Wine and cocktails are helmed by Melissa Yard, most recently at 5Church. For more information, follow @josephinewinebar on Instagram and Facebook, or visit josephinewinebar.com.
If you like your summers Tex-Mex, El Jefe Texican Cantina is now open for lunch and dinner and features not just the usual tacos, but also Texican Phos (noodles, protein and salad). El Jefe is at 468 King Street.
Mount Pleasant’s Mozzo Deli has opened a second location at 616 Meeting Street. No indoor seating, but lots of breakfast and lunch noshes.
The Grill at Windmill Station and Deja Breware are opening soon in Summerville.
Coastal Provisions at Wild Dunes Resort has released a new menu with a focus on sustainable seafood.
Where there’s smoke, there’s Rodney Scott, and he’s added new smoked turkey and smoked chicken wings to his menu as well as some additional outdoor seating for his popular patio at Rodney Scott’s BBQ.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Mount Pleasant has a new warm-weather menu, including Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecakes and seasonal cocktails.
Félix Cocktails et Cuisine at 550 King St. has added brunch Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch items include Pain Perdu, steak and eggs, and its yummy Raclette Burger, among other items.
Look for a Blended Burger on local menus – it’s an attempt to reduce meat consumption by cutting the beef with mushrooms. Yep, mushrooms, and it’s pretty tasty. Diners can vote for their favorite version and the winning chef competes nationally and may get to cook at the famous James Beard House in New York. So far, Parcel 32 and Short Grain are on board, but more are likely throughout the summer.
Chef April Robinson of the late, lamented Butter Tapas is hosting a pop-up she’s calling Jalan Red from 5 to 9 p.m. June 15 at Common House in Park Circle. Follow April on Instagram @eattolive.livetoeat for all details.
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is hosting National Tequila Day events on July 24 at their locations in West Ashley, Sullivan’s Island and the soon-to-open Mount Pleasant.
Edmund’s Oast is launching its first event space. The Library will be part of the enclave that includes Edmund’s Oast, the Exchange and the popular outdoor patio. The Library will be available for private dining for up to 40 people. It will have audio-visual features and is expected to be open in early to mid-June. Reservations can be made through the restaurant.
Now through the end of July, charity Charleston Moves will benefit from Edmund’s Oast Exchange’s weekly beer and wine tastings. The weekly tastings are as follows:
- Old Time Tuesdays: 5:30-7:30 p.m. special beer tasting selected by Brandon Plyler
- Sarah’s Selection: Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. special wine tasting selected by Sarah O’Kelley
The tastings are available for a $5 donation.
Many Charleston restaurants are trying to stop sucking this summer. Diners may find that they need to request straws with their beverages – or just bring their own reusable straw – as restaurants try to save the environment from plastic straw waste. #StrawlessSummer