In an article about restauranteur/chef Brannon Florie, editor Stephanie Barna also released a snippet of info on his latest project in Mount Pleasant, The Granary. Here's the pertinent information.
1. The restaurant will be influenced by the Lowcountry. "The concept of The Granary was inspired by my family and time spent growing up in Charleston," said Florie. "I learned to farm and live off the land from my grandparents, so this restaurant pays homage to them." The all-day menu is said to be seasonal and local with an "extensive charcuterie program," small plates, family-style sides and entrees. Sandwiches and flatbreads will be offered at lunch.
2. Florie is pairing with chef Joe Wolfson from Connecticut. Wolfson is a Johnson & Wales graduate and got his start at The Ocean Room on Kiawah Island. More recently, he was with Terrain Garden Café in Westport, C.T. Barna states in her article that the two chefs are a "perfect match."
3. The restaurant is in Mount Pleasant. Patrons tired of driving downtown to visit high-end restaurants will be pleased to discover The Granery is located Belle Hall Shopping Center. Charleston architect, David Thompson will oversee the renovations of the space. Thompson is the same mind that brought the interiors of The Ordinary, FIG and The Belmont to life.
4. The Granary might be open before the new year. A press release states that the restaurant "will open in by the end of 2013." Though, these dates usually seem to shift.
5. Florie won't be leaving The Rarebit. Don't fear, downtown's favorite throwback diner isn't changing. He will still be the consulting chef with The Rarebit, as well as the Big John's Tavern project.
·Journeyman Chef on His Way [CP]
·The Granary [Official]
·Terrain Garden Café [NYT]
·David Thompson Architect [Official]
·Ryan Condon Hates Kimchi; The Rarebit to Take Over [-ECHS-]
[Photo: The Granary]