Chefs James Nease and Aaron Goldberg worked various food and beverage jobs around the nation before deciding to start their own business in Charleston. Nease and Goldberg noticed the farm-to-table trend in upscale restaurants and pondered why they didn't see the movement as much in more affordable establishments. That's when they came up with the idea of Thrive Organic Eatery. "We want our customers to have transparency as to where their food comes from," says Goldberg, "We've been eating like this for some time, and we want others to be able to as well." Thrive will partner with local farmers to offer organic meals to customers.
Thrive is located at 8D Line St., the former home of Georgean's Caribbean Soul. Georgean's vacated the spot last year to find more room. Because of the size of the space (300 square feet), Thrive will offer take-out, delivery, and catering.
There's a sample menu online, and offerings rage to various approachable lunch items like kale salads, stuffed tofu, duck confit pizza, chicken burritos, and seared tuna over soba noodles. The hours aren't listed yet, but Goldberg thinks the restaurant will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thrive plans to open this week.