The dining rooms are complete at the third installment of Ink n Ivy from Charlotte-based Bottle Cap Group. For its Charleston outpost, the restaurant took over the former Taylor’s Pawn Shop space at 565 King St., which was previously gutted for the never-got-off-the-ground Generalísimo project.
Ink n Ivy is currently training the staff and expects to open in early August. Once the doors unlock, expect lunch, dinner, and a late night bar. The menu isn’t listed online yet, but the website says to look for a raw bar* with “four different types of oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktail, crab, and the list goes on,” “several cuts of meat including rib-eye, NY strip, porter house, Filet Mignon and a massive double boned pork chop,” and “Chipotle spiced pecans, fried oyster Caesar salad, and loads of classic American cuisines with a fresh twist.” So, surf and turf and salads. [*UPDATE: This information has been deleted from the website. The restaurant reached out to say that, “The Ink N Ivy Charleston menu will have a focus on Charleston/Lowcountry cuisine and draw inspiration from local ingredients and bounty.”]
Have a look around here at the three stories of quirky interiors before the big opening.
• Generalísimo Is OUT on King Street; Ink n Ivy Is IN [ECHS]
• Ink n Ivy [Official]