Fancy food court Workshop unlocks the door today at 11:00 a.m. to introduce its first round of chef-driven food stalls. There will be a rotating roster of five food vendors with tenancies varying from one to 12 months. As of today, Vietnamese eatery Pink Bellies, Korean-influenced Kite Noodles, and grown-up sandwich shop JD Loves Cheese will serve guests.
Pink Bellies comes from chef Thai Phi. He’s spent the past few years perfecting his Vietnamese rice bowl game and addictive garlic noodles from a food truck. With the new space, he’ll be able to offer more like fish sauce wings and chicken pho.
Chef Jonathan Ory brings Kite Noodles to life with “vegetable-forward Korean cuisine” and plenty of fermented bits. The menu offers bulgogi and bibimbap among other selections.
Butcher & Bee pastry chef Cynthia Wong runs adult grilled cheese shop JD Loves Cheese with options like the Olive My Love with roasted tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, aged provolone on olive-walnut sourdough.
Tex-mex concept Juan Luis from pitmaster John Lewis will open on Tuesday, May 2. Bad Wolf Coffee and pizza window Slice Co. will also open at a later date.
Workshop sits at 1503 King St. and opens at 11:00 a.m. daily and closes at 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
• First Look at Charleston’s Upcoming Fancy Food Court [ECHS]
• Alum’s Pink Bellies Food Truck Among Hottest in U.S. [The College Today]
• MENUS: Fancy Food Court Workshop Unlocks Its Doors Mon. May 1 [CP]