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The Alley Menu Reveal; November Opening

Recently, news broke that Home Team BBQ wouldn't be serving their award-winning barbecue at The Alley, the downtown lanes that are still under construction. Instead, Aaron Siegel and co. are calling themselves Home Team Kitchen for the new location and are serving "bowling alley food x20."

"The focus is going to be sandwiches and French-bread pizzas," Siegel said. Expect to see shrimp po'boys, a beer-braised pork belly sandwich and an "old-school" Italian sub with fresh mozzarella on the menu. The Home Team crew isn't abandoning their smoky, sauce roots completely: there will be a barbecue Cuban up for offer as well.

Siegel added that the menu consists of "amped up bar food and American classics" with "a focus on local food and chef-driven techniques." To that end, they'll serve a bacon cheeseburger (made with two 4-ounce patties), green chile nachos, a New York strip steak with cheese grits and a sunny-side-up egg, and spaghetti with homemade meatballs and locally-made pasta. Plus, they'll be doing specials, a few more dishes with a Southern influence and salads, in case heavy food throws of your roll. Siegel said they're shooting for a November opening, but at the pace they're posting updates on Facebook, maybe The Alley will up and running by Halloween.

Construction on the lanes [Photo: Facebook]

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The Alley

131 Columbus St., Charleston, SC