Critics Robert Moss and Hanna Raskin probably passed each other in The Granary parking lot last week, because as Moss dropped his review yesterday, Raskin releases her version for Charleston Scene today. She takes a fun approach to the traditional critique and utilizes a Choose Your own Adventure layout.
What are the differences in the reviews? Raskin notes a few hiccups in service from the "well-meaning servers" and is "bewildered by tomatoes in February." Moss did not mention the waitstaff or out of season ingredients.
Where are the similarities? Both critics fixate on geography. The Granary is somewhat unique to Mount Pleasant, but not to Charleston—there are plenty of small plate pushing and charcuterie heavy haunts in the 29403 zip code. The reviews agree that if you live east of the Cooper, this should be your favorite new restaurant. Raskin is hesitant to recommend the trip away from downtown, for now, but both writers recognize the potential for chef Brannon Florie to grow his place into a destination dining spot for peninsula dwellers. And they both really loved the pork chop.
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