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Giant Meatballs Are Available at a Classic Italian Pop-Up in Charleston

All the winter 2020 openings

We Flew South
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Having a tough time keeping up with all the new dining options? Welcome to the Opening Report, a regularly-updated round-up of restaurant openings big and small across the Lowcountry. Visit the fall openings for an archive of the newcomers from October through December.

March 3, 2020

NORTH CENTRAL — Red sauce pop-up We Flew South is back at the Daily on Friday and Saturday nights. It serves massive slices of lasagna, plenty of meatballs, chicken parmesan, and more. Status: Certified open for March. 652 King St.; Facebook.

NORTH CENTRAL — Meeting Street gains a new Italian restaurant with the opening of Gale. The new addition to the Charleston food scene comes from industry vets Mari and Brett Chizinski. The menu includes sausage pizza with mustard cream, roasted beet salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and more. Status: Certified open. 601 Meeting St.; website.

WEST ASHLEY — Farmers market regular Annie “O Love” Oswald brings her vegan and gluten-free treats to the newly opened Cafe of Sweet Abundance. Her famous chocolate chip cookies are included. Status: Certified open. 1901 Ashley River Rd. Suite 9; website.

February 20, 2020

FRENCH QUARTER — California-based Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse opened its first South Carolina location in the former Tradd’s space. Open for lunch and dinner with plenty of skewers of meat. Status: Certified open. 167 East Bay St.; website.

MOUNT PLEASANT — Vietnamese restaurant Little Miss Ha serves banh mi, steam buns, pho, Saigon salad, and more. Status: Certified open. 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd.; website.

January 3, 2020

JOHNS ISLANDSimply Seafood serves fried seafood baskets, garlic blue crabs, shrimp boils, and more. Status: Certified open. 3406 Maybank Hwy.; Facebook.

LADSON — Find Mexican soups, tortas, empanadas, and breakfast dishes at Cocteles El Primo. Post and Courier writer Hanna Raskin has the scoop on the restaurant’s signature dish, the rompe catre, which is a seafood soup full of “whole shrimp, octopus slices, a wedge of snapper and two crabs surfacing above the garlicky tomato red broth.” Status: Certified open. 348A College Park Rd.; article.