Tiny pizza place Mia Pomodori vacates their property this month, and another eatery is already planned for the space. Local culinary talent Ross Webb designs to open his own restaurant at the Rutledge Street address.
Webb is currently the chef at downtown café Leaf. His background includes an education at Johnson & Wales, a opening position at Southwest eatery Red Drum, and a stint at tapas bar Raval (the concept changed to Closed For Business several years ago).
The Mia space is small, but Webb says he plans to renovate the interior and add an enclosed patio in the back. The chef will pull from all of his experiences in different kitchens to create a rotating menu that may range from Southern to Mediterranean. Webb wants the environment to be fun and communal—he cites Fast & French as an inspiration for the space. However, he warned us against using the word "bistro" for his eatery—he's not a fan of the descriptor. At present time, he is undecided on the final name for the establishment.
Webb predicts a May opening. He tells us that once the restaurant is up and running, he wants to invite guests chefs in once a week to showcase the wide range of abilities found in Charleston. Keep all eyes on Eater for updates, menu releases, and photos from Webb.
· Leaf [Official]
· Red Drum [Official]
· Fast & French [Official]