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Chef Craig Deihl Leaves Charleston for Upcoming North Carolina Restaurant

Hello, Sailor announces its new chef

Craig Deihl
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

After the shuttering of long-standing Charleston restaurant Cypress and sandwich shop Artisan Meat Share, chef Craig Deihl has found a new kitchen at highly anticipated North Carolina venture Hello, Sailor. Situated on Lake Norman in Cornelius, N.C., Hello, Sailor is the second establishment from husband-and-wife team Joe and Katy Kindred of the famed Kindred Restaurant in Davidson, N.C.

Joe says that he and Deihl became “fast friends” when the chef was in town for an event in Charlotte.

The small-town venture will sit at The Holiday Marina on Lake Norman. The waterfront space, previously home to a restaurant called The Rusty Rudder, covers 4,000 square feet with an additional 3,000-square-foot patio and tiki bar.

"We want people to be able to park their boat and grab a quick meal or come with friends and family and linger and share. So the menu will reflect that balance," Joe previously shared with Eater.

Hello, Sailor is going for a "North Carolina fish camp meets mid-century Palm Springs" feeling. The menu will heavily source local seafood. Perhaps Deihl will bring a bit of his famous charcuterie to the lake as well.

Five Days Left to Bid Farewell to Cypress [ECHS]
James Beard Semifinalist Joe Kindred Aims for Another Small-Town Hit [EN]
The 16 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2017 [EN]
How Craig Deihl Became Charleston’s Accidental Charcuterie King [Food Republic]