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A Lack of Mustaches and Fluffy Salads in This Week's Reviews

What the critics are saying today.

R. Kitchen
R. Kitchen
Eater Charleston
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Mount Pleasant restaurant/music and comedy club Black Sheep came online in November, but haven't had a proper review until this week. City Paper critic Allston McCrady dined at Black Sheep and appreciates the restaurant for what it isn't:

No handlebar waxed mustaches here. No deconstructed menus. No charcuterie display cases.

She enjoys the barroom menu of burgers, wings, and nachos and takes comfort in the decidedly non-foodie menu, stating "this Mt. Pleasant spot is almost a middle finger to the cooler-than-cool restaurant scene."

Charleston Scene writer Deidre Schipani stops by R. Kitchen to observe chef/owner Ross Webb in action. Schipani takes care to thoroughly explain the R. Kitchen experience to readers, since it is unique — diners sit in the kitchen and are served a set five-course menu for $25.

R. Kitchen looks like part general store, part dry cellar, and a kitchen missing the rest of the house. And in this bandbox space a single waitress navigates the sequence of the guests eating and drinking as Ross and an assistant portion, sear, fry, simmer, sauce, and plate a five-course menu without missing a beat.

As far as the food goes, Schipani thinks her salad could use some "fluffing" but declares the braised meats skillfully prepared.

Black Sheep Bar and Grill

723 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 352-7169

R. Kitchen

212 Rutledge Avenue, , SC 29403 (843) 789-4342 Visit Website