Q. What were the top restaurant newcomers of 2014?
Eric Doksa, food and beer writer and restaurant critic for the Charleston City Paper:
167 Raw, AMS [Artisan Meat Share], Obstinate Daughter, Minero, Jeni’s
Marion Sullivan, Culinary Institute of Charleston, food editor Charleston Magazine, columnist Post & Courier:
Hanna Raskin, Food writer and critic for the Post & Courier and author of Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews:
What a year, huh? So glad this question is phrased in the plural: Edmund’s Oast, Leon’s Oyster Shop and The Obstinate Daughter. The Drawing Room deserves the ‘most underrated newcomer’ title.
Timmons Pettigrew, author of Charleston Beer and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Brian Wilder, editor The Rakish Perspective and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Edmund's Oast was a highly anticipated restaurant that's still bringing solid consistency after almost a year. That's just rare. Minero was a nice surprise for me; The Obstinate Daughter and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit were also welcomed additions.
Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
I think Edmund's Oast, Chez Nous, and Leon's Oyster Shop were the most talked about restaurants in the 2014 Charleston dining scene.