Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, Elliotborough Mini Bar for their Tuesday night pop-up dinner.
The unsung hero of the restaurant industry may be the line cook. These professionals' names aren't on the menu, but they play an integral role in the success of a restaurant. On the hot or cold side of the kitchen, they often slave through service without praise and many times on a salary a busboy would scoff at. The tucked away salon Elliotborough Mini Bar seeks to elevate these station chefs into a starring role with their Tuesday night pop-up dinners. Individuals from restaurants around the Lowcountry are invited to serve patrons a menu of their choosing at the Percy Street bar once a week.
On August 27, Eater caught The Macintosh cook Kevin Getzewich and Cocktail Club executive chef Jeremiah Schenzel teaming up in EMB's teeny kitchen to prepare a three-course meal for patrons. The menu items were prepped beforehand, because the bar lacked work space, and the only cooking surface was a hot plate. Getzewich and Schenzel finessed the ingredients and executed a superb supper for the crowds. Tuesday nights are the busiest time for EMB due to the popularity of the dinners. Here is a look at the restaurant at 7 p.m. on a recent Tuesday.