Chris Egan operates an Irish bar/restaurant Egan & Sons in Montclair, NJ, but he tells Eater, his Lowcountry incarnation of the same name will be uniquely Charleston. Egan fell in love with the Holy City on a side trip from Savannah, where he had originally thought he would relocate, "I had a building nominated and everything," he stated. Instead, he moved here two years ago. From Dublin, Ireland, he knows a lot about pubs and has built several. Though, his new restaurant on Cumberland Street will go above what is usually described as an "Irish bar."
Yes, there will be Guinness on tap and fish and chips on the menu, but this restaurant's dishes hint more at a bistro or brasserie feel. Think, confit of rabbit with fries or beef stew made with Holy City Pluff Mud porter. But, that's not to say you won't be able saddle up to one of the two bars and enjoy a mug of beer with friends after work. Egan wants everyone to come see the place—residents, tourists, families and anyone looking for a reasonable price on local, fresh and interesting plates. The eatery should open next week, but, for now, take a look at the plates to come from chef Kyle Yarbrough's kitchen.