Frequent patrons of cozy eatery R. Kitchen may have noticed a lack of lunch service the past two weeks. Chef/owner Ross Webb reached out to Eater Charleston to clear up that daytime hours will be back, but he needed the past several days to recovery from a concussion he received after being robbed at gunpoint. The incident occurred earlier this month late at night at the 212 Rutledge Ave. address. Webb was loading up for a wedding the next day and was the only person in the restaurant with the back door open. He was hit over the head several times with a gun and suffered a concussion as a result. The suspect is in custody, and Webb wants to assure potential guests that the neighborhood is still a secure place. During normal dining hours, there's enough traffic from R. Kitchen and neighboring establishments, Fuel and Hominy Grill, that no one should feel unsafe.
De-emphasizing his circumstance, Webb stated that the most important thing is people shouldn't be afraid to visit and to know lunch service will return in November. The chef has continued with dinner hours throughout the past month and stated that they sell out almost every evening.