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Michael Kramer Plans ‘Approachable’ Italian for Greenville

Look for house-made pasta this January

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Chef Micheal Kramer, the opening executive chef of McCrady’s (pre-Sean Brock), has spent the past three years in Greenville, SC with the Table 301 Restaurant Group. He also took on the role of executive chef at acclaimed eatery The Lazy Goat . Now, for his next project, Kramer will open Jianna on the second floor of 600 S. Main St. in January 2017.

Jianna will be a modern Italian restaurant with views of Falls Park. The menu will have fresh pastas, crudos, antipasti dishes, and raw oysters. “Now I’m cooking the food I want to eat. I’ve run the four and five star kitchens and its fun, but it’s not as approachable for people to eat every night,” says Kramer.

The press release for Jianna teases that this might be one to watch:

Kramer has a track record for opening the Best New Restaurants in America. Under his culinary leadership, McCrady's in Charleston won the coveted title in 1999 from Esquire. A decade later he received the same nod for Voice in Houston from both Esquire and Travel & Leisure in 2009.

Look for updates on Jianna as they become available.