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Charleston's 7 Most Anticipated Fall Openings

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A new season equals new restaurants for the Lowcountry. Once the oppressive humidity subsides, it's time to explore a fresh crop of dining options. This fall, Charleston can expect some exciting establishments from veteran chefs and restaurateurs, like Nate Whiting of the now-shuttered Tristan, McCrady's/Husk chef Sean Brock, and former Charleston Grill chef Bob Waggoner, among others. There's a wide range of cuisines settling in the Holy City, from Mexican-inspired fare to a New York style deli. Hungry diners are sure to find a new favorite on this list of anticipated openings.


tacoshopbig-thumb250.jpg1) Minero
Location: 155 E. Bay St., downtown
Owners: The Neighborhood Dining Group
Projected Opening: September
The latest restaurant from chef Sean Brock and company will be a eatery inspired by the cuisine of Mexico. Brock has said he's done with serious establishments, so it's safe to expect a casual atmosphere with kick-ass south of the border fare at Minero.
kingandmary250.jpg2) 492
Location: 492 King St., downtown
Owners: Relish Restaurant Group
Projected Opening: Fall
Chef Nate Whiting says the fare at 492 will be "somewhat similar" to the shuttered Tristan. He describes the offerings as "progressive American" and "contemporary American," with a "fluid menu" that will highlight local purveyors. He calls it "fine dining type of quality without the pretentiousness."
stalban250.jpg3) St. Alban
Location: 710 King St., downtown
Owners: Tim Mink and Brooks Reitz
Projected Opening: Fall
As of right now, there aren't many options for fine wine and highly curated coffee selections above the Crosstown, but St. Alban could fill that niche soon. Mink and Reitz hope the café will be a neighborhood gathering place to sit down for a cappuccino and croissant or a Bordeaux and Boursin with baguette.
theamericano250.jpg4) The Americano
Location: 819 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Owner: John Adamson
Projected Opening: October 1
Adamson envisions a casual 1940s beach bar with Miami, Latin, and Cuban flavors for The Americano. If it's anything like Adamson's first restaurant, The Rarebit, then it's sure to be an instant hit.
TheDailyBIG250.jpg5) The Daily
Location: 652 King St., Downtown
Owner: Michael Shemtov
Projected Opening: Fall
The Daily will offer wine, a growler station, fresh juices, grab-and-go sandwiches, and varying products from guest purveyors (think fresh cuts of fish or perhaps Cannonborough Beverage Company sodas). Bean obsessives should be excited that the establishment will partner with Stumptown for their coffee program. Owner Michael Shemtov says they plan the hours to be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
bobwaggmarket250.jpg6) Bob Waggoner's Cooking School/Restaurant Project
Location: 164-A Market St., Downtown
Owner: Bob Waggoner
Projected Opening: Fall
Fans of the former the former Charleston Grill chef Bob Waggoner were excited to hear he was to make a comeback in the Lowcountry. Waggoner plans to open a space to host high-end cooking classes for small groups that will imitate "at-home dinner parties."
WSD250.jpg7) West Side Deli
Location: 237 Fishburne St., Downtown
Owner: Paul Cheney and Marguerite Chalmers
Projected Opening: Fall
Residents above the Crosstown are waiting in anticipation of bagels and Boar's Head brand sandwiches from the forthcoming West Side Deli. Co-owner Paul Cheney has described the space as a "bodega in NYC," complete with cheesecakes, coffees, and salads.

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