December 2, 2016
1) NoMo — Sip and stay for a spell at the beloved boutique goat.sheep.cow's second location with seating. The new space allows guests to luxuriate with a slice of brie and glass of albirino without schlepping the goods all the way home. Status: Certified open. 804 Meeting St.; website.
2) Eastside — Need even more fermented grapes? Wine & Company set up shop recently with the intention to bring interesting bottles and a relaxing space to enjoy them to the downtown area — and cheese, plenty of cheese. Status: Certified open. 441 Meeting St.; website.
3) Radcliffborough — The adorable, snuggly kitties at Pounce Cat Cafe await one last permit before going live. The appointments are booked through the holidays to play with the kittens while sipping a coffee or glass of wine. Status: Almost open. 283 Meeting St.; website.
4) Upper King — Kingdom Bar and Grill took over the former Charleston Beer Works space and specializes in casual fine dining, cocktails, and nightlife. Kingdom wants guests to be able to grab a filling entree while also “let[ting] your wild side out.” Status: Certified open. 468 King St.; website.
November 14, 2016
1) Upper King — Skip the Starbucks and head to Revelator Coffee for expertly prepared espresso drinks and pastries. The space is a hip new addition to the Upper King Scene. Status: Certified open. 550 King St.; website.
2) Summerville — Looking for rice bowls, larb gai, pad see ew, or pho in Summerville? Newcomer Ti-Ney Bangkok International Cuisine offers a vast menu of diverse Thai, Japanese, and American (fried pickles, anyone?) dishes. Status: Certified open. 402 N Cedar St.; website.
October 26, 2016
1) Summerville — SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar opened in 2013 in Mount Pleasant with the promise of an extensive tequila collection and wood-fired Southwest flavors. Now, the brand expands up to Summerville. Find much of the same agave-soaked cocktails and tacos at the second location. Status: Certified open. 1651 N. Main St., Summerville; website.
2) North Charleston — Look for jerk chicken, oxtail, and curried goat at newly opened One Love Cuisine. The Jamaican restaurant also boasts a lunchtime buffet. Status: Certified open. 8484 Dorchester Rd; website.
October 19, 2016
1) Mazyck-Wraggborough — The third restaurant from brand builder Jonathan Buckley, Scarecrow, opened in the former train depot parallel to the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry. Chef Ray England leads the charge in the kitchen with the help of a massive wood-fired brick oven and open grill. The menu keeps most items under $30 and utilizes seasonal products and produce. With fall upon Charleston, you’ll find warming, comforting dishes like whole quail with chestnut stuffing, beef short ribs with bone marrow custard, and North Carolina trout with vermouth butter. Status: Certified open. 23 Ann St.; website.
2) West Ashley — Sharing a strip mall with Tracey's Too, Caribbean restaurant Taste of the Islands keeps the menu simple with classic tropical dishes like curry shrimp, jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtail, and rotis. Status: Certified open. 2578 Ashley River Rd., Ste. J; Yelp page.
3) North Charleston — Homey’s Tea Kettle Barbecue Pit serves smoked meats and Southern favorites in a relaxed atmosphere. Stop by for slabs of ribs, crispy fried fish, Frogmore stew, curry chicken, chopped pork, and more. Status: Certified open. 2220 Meeting Street Rd., North Charleston; website.