Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Original Locavores

Nothing like a good Depression to stimulate eating locally.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Barbecue Springs Eternal

Mt. Pleasant has seen it's share of short-lived barbecue ventures, like Ray's over on Coleman and Oink up on Highway 17, both of which opened and closed within the span of a year. But, barbecue keeps on coming back.

Local father-and-son team Jerry and Bennett Crites just opened Palmetto Pig Bar-B-Q over at Towne Centre, a franchise of an operation whose two original restaurants are up in Columbia. The Crites have taken over the old Mama Fu's location and put in a barbecue buffet.

Meanwhile, a new banner announcing "Woody's BBQ: Coming Soon" has appeared in the Publix shopping center by Park West, in the location where The Loop used to be. It's not clear how soon "soon" is, but judging from the construction still underway it won't be open next week.

For those keeping the running tally:

Barbecue +2, Sandwich/Pizza/deli -1, Chinese Joints -1.

Net net, a gain for the area.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

From Oink to Oak

The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that Oak Restaurant's Brett McKee is launching a new "comfort food" restaurant in Mt. Pleasant in the former home of the short-lived Oink barbecue joint.

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