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Baby Back Ribs and Live Music This Week’s Openings

What to look for this fall

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

December 7, 2017

82) DANIEL ISLAND — Fans of craft beer, live music, baby back ribs, shrimp rolls, and wedge salads can rejoice for the opening of Dockery’s. The 10,000 square foot space has its own on-site brewery. Status: Certified open. 880 Island Park Dr.; website.

December 4, 2017

81) SOUTH OF BROAD One Broad Street threw open the doors for breakfast and lunch service last week. The daytime menu from chef Kevin Getzewich has a little something for everyone. There’s a $5 scrapple sandwich, a morning crispy rice bowl, shakshuka, Detroit pizza, barbacoa tacos, carbonara, a cold fried chicken sandwich, and so much more. Status: Certified open. 1 Broad St.; Instagram.

80) EASTSIDE — Located in a Charleston single, with a hip new addition in the back, Tu is the eclectic new restaurant from the co-owners of Xiao Bao Biscuit. The menu is full of varying influences from across the globe, like lamb with freekah and labneh or pastrami on a sauerkraut scallion pancake or a crudo with cheese ice. It’s like nothing else in Charleston right now. Status: Certified open. 430 Meeting St.; website.

79) WESTSIDE —Modern French brasserie Purlieu is the second restaurant from Cru Cafe chef John Zucker, and draws inspirations from his time in Paris. Executive chef Jeff Williams heads the kitchen and beverage director Jacob Fuhr is in charge of the beer and wine selections. The menu is full of French selects like rabbit rillette, frog leg tarte, bouillabaisse, and more. Status: Certified open. 237 Fishburne St.; website.

78) UPPER KING — Paris bar Felix brought its bright and elegant dining room to life with wine, cocktails, and cuisine like steak frites with duck-fat-fried potatoes, pate, and deviled eggs. Status: Certified open. 550 King St.; website.

77) UPPER KING — Located in the former Torch space on King Street, Vintage Lounge opened as a haven for oenophiles and fondue fanatics. Restaurateur Mike Shuler (Blind Tiger, Midtown, and Trio) set out to create a sophisticated space where wine drinkers can duck out of the nightlife scene and enjoy a few glasses with snacks. Status: Certified open. 545 King St.; website.

November 14, 2017

76) HARLESTON VILLAGE — Easy, breezy, beautiful eatery Basic Kitchen serves clean eats, such as grain bowls, seasonal soups, Little Gem lettuces with green goddess dressing, vegetable curries, and more. Status: Certified open for breakfast and lunch, with dinner in the works. 82 Wentworth St.; website.

75) MOUNT PLEASANT — French oyster bar Nico serves raw bar fare and warming wood-fired items for a range of experiences. Cool down with a tower of clams, shrimp, and crab, or warm up with fire-roasted fish and onion soup. Status: Certified open. 201 Coleman Blvd.; website.

November 9, 2017

74) NORTH CHARLESTON — Fans of hummus, gyros, falafel, and more Mediterranean flavors should check out the opening of fast-casual eatery Peño Grill. Founded by Jamal Haddad, who wished to recreate the flavors of his childhood in Lebanon, Peño has locations across North and South Carolina. Status: November 10 is the grand opening. 7620 River's Avenue, Suite #375; website.

October 23, 2017

73) MOUNT PLEASANT — Market Street cafe Welkin Coffee brings the beans across the bridge to Mount Pleasant. Stop in for espresso, snacks, and perhaps a glass of wine. Status: Certified open. 320 Wingo Way, Ste. 101; website.

72) HARLESTON VILLAGE — Broad Street eatery Brown Dog Deli expands its footprint to Calhoun Street. The second outpost from the local restaurant comes with plenty of sandwiches, salads, burgers, and other family-friendly menu items. Status: Certified open. 225 Calhoun St.; website.

October 16, 2017

71) JOHNS ISLAND — Those with a sweet tooth should stop in Baker & The Farmer for ice cream, pastries, or a coffee. The owners also run Johns Island farm Northern Roots and hope to one day be able to produce almost all the ingredients needed to put out the products in the shop. Status: Certified open. 3338 Maybank Hwy.; website.

70) JAMES ISLAND — Tex-Mex-influenced Grumpy Goat Seafood Cantina offers queso, chorizo and potato tacos, adobe chicken, fish tacos, and more. Status: Certified open. 1023 Harbor View Rd.; Facebook.

October 5, 2017

69) ISLE OF PALMS — Those in need of pimento cheese, pork rinds, or waffle fries can stop by The Salty Goat in the Wild Dunes resort. This casual eatery and craft cocktail bar with coastal decor offers visitors a laid-back dinner with lots of smoked meats. Status: Certified open. 1 Sundial Circle; website.

68) KIAWAH — After opening in Columbia and Greenville, Cantina 76 sets down a store in the Lowcountry. Visit for a lunch or dinner of Peruvian shrimp tacos, barbecue chicken quesadillas, and margaritas. Status: Certified open. 219 Farm Lake View; website.

In addition to these fall openings, check out the 24 summer openings, 27 spring restaurants or 16 winter restaurants now in business.