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.