Walking through the doors of newcomer Cannon Green is compared to an Alice in Wonderland moment for City Paper critic Allston McCrady. "... I had fallen down the Elliotborough rabbit hole into a magical space," she recounts on her first visit to the Spring Street restaurant. The interiors thoroughly woo McCrady, but she has some misgivings on the food. While some plates are deemed "excellent", others are "short on citrus" or the protein is "obscured" by too many layers of flavor. The writer concludes, "Despite the shortcomings, wonderful bites abound in much of the menu at Cannon Green."
Post and Courier critic Hanna Raskin crosses the Ravenel Bridge this week to review Tavern & Table. Unlike the Shem Creek restaurant's first winning review by City Paper, Raskin gives Tavern & Table only a single star for food and service. She states, "Tavern & Table is struggling mightily with the dynamic elements of food service, such as food and service."
Raskin finds the decor stylish, but as far as the menu goes, she states "chef Katie Lorenzen-Smith has created a monotonous collection of dishes that are just too sweet, too heavy and, oftentimes, too crowded." In the end, the critic susses out three decent items: the whole fish (though she thinks it's too small for the price), fried chicken skins, and a beet salad.