Huge news from the crew at ever-popular breakfast spot Hominy Grill — Sunday, April 28, will be the last day of service for the home of the Charleston Nasty. Following is the press release on the closure:
After long and careful consideration, [Robert] Stehling has made the decision to close the restaurant on Sunday, April 28 after nearly 24 years in business.
First opened in 1996, Hominy has been heralded both locally and nationally for its straightforward presentations of classic Lowcountry dishes. A North Carolina native who first learned to cook under the influential chef Bill Neal at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, Stehling spent several years cooking in New York City before settling in Charleston where he opened the restaurant in a former barbershop in an historic single house. In 2008, Stehling won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast, cementing Hominy Grill’s reputation as one of Charleston’s most acclaimed restaurants.
After more than two decades helming the restaurant, Stehling is looking forward to developing new ventures in the coming months and spending some more time with his family.
What’s next for the space and Stehling? Stay tuned.