Lowcountry residents looking for a different food experience on the weekends are checking out two new pop-ups for a taste of something a bit out of the ordinary.
This past Saturday, Chef David Schuttenberg, formerly of Fish, hosted Sichuan pop-up Kwei Fei at The Daily. Schuttenberg brought the heat with lamb dumplings, Sichuan beef, la zi ji (chicken thighs, dried chilli peppers, spicy bean paste, garlic, and ginger), and more. He plans to take over the 652 King St. space every Friday and Saturday going forward, from 6 p.m. until midnight. Here’s a few glowing reviews from Instagram.
First night of @kweifei at @thedailychs :) So excited to have more #szechuan cuisine in the #charlestoneats scene. Had one of the best seats and got to watch Chef @fatinthepan create some delicious magic. I ordered the #lamb #dumplings (#jiaozi ) with a black vinegar sauce, #scallions #cilantro and a little chili sauce, and the #laziji (a marinated #chickenthighs #driedchili #peppercorn #scallions ) Well-marinated flavorful chicken, the perfect amount of mouth-numbing sensation. #chseats #charlestonfood #charlestoneats #chsfoodie #foodie #foodiegram #foodielife #instafood #foodstagram #midnight_kitchen_charleston #midnight_kitchen_inspiration
On the other side of town, breakfast-heavy eatery Daps spends its Sundays at Charles Towne Fermentory at 809 Savannah Hwy. Daps comes from Charleston food and beverage industry vets Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling. They want to bring an all-day breakfast menu to 280 Ashley Ave., Daps will provide a family-friendly spot for Westside neighbors to gather for morning meals, brunches, light lunches, grab-and-go snacks, breakfast for dinner, or a few adult beverages. While dates for a November pop-up seem unlikely — with the restaurant opening soon — it’s always best to keep an eye on social media. Here’s some online praise for the pancakes.