Restaurateur/chef Eric Milley moved to Charleston four years ago to open his own eatery, and he’s finally making good on that dream with The Shellmore. The new wine bar and restaurant sits at 357 North Shellmore Blvd. in I’on. Milley says he’s starting small with oysters and three to four items on the menu, like crudos or ceviches, since he live near Abundant Seafood and has easy access to Lowcountry catches.
Milley comes to the Holy City by way of New York, where he worked at Jeffrey's Grocery and The Strand Smokehouse. Milley actually lived with Short Grain’s Shuai Wang while up north. “I joke that I’m to thank for Short Grain,” Milley laughs as he recounts that Shuai and Corrie Wang moved to Charleston several years ago to help him with a restaurant that didn’t pan out at the time.
The Shellmore opens Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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