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‘Personal Favorite of Oprah Winfrey’ Joins Lower King Eatery

Gentry Bar & Room welcomes chef Marvin Woods

Chef Marvin Woods
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Chef Marvin Woods has done a lot with his cooking career. He hosted Emmy Award-nominated television show Home Plate, authored cookbooks Home Plate Cooking and The New Low Country, was chosen as the first chef in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move cooking series, opened several restaurants, and got a nod as a “personal favorite of Oprah Winfrey” (according to the press release). Most recently, forthcoming King Street restaurant Gentry Bar & Room named Woods executive chef.

Woods will bring his brand of “coastal soul,” with influences from the Lowcountry and Gullah tradition to Gentry. According to the release, “Chef Woods’ menu will reflect the running theme of Gentry; a cool and vibrant equestrian bar that will be the epitome of comfort, luxury and a palpable combination of a youthful buzz and southern gentility.”

Look for more details to come as Gentry is slated to open this spring at 276 King St.

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