Two former Indaco employees are coming together with a goal to bring affordable bites to the food and beverage crowds in Charleston. Michael Holler (previously executive chef of Indaco) and Sam Schultz (former lead line cook at Indaco) will launch their pop-up Albatross on Sunday, June 20, at Huger Street pizzeria Renzo.
Albatross will focus on tacos. Holler, who spent time working in Atlanta before moving to Charleston says he was inspired by fellow employees from Mexico. “Working with them really opened me up to a whole different world of Mexican food,” says Holler.
He and Schultz also want to make tacos, because they can offer them at a lower price point. “It’s expensive to dine out in Charleston at this point and we want to bridge that gap and make really good food that’s accessible to everyone,” says Holler, “We’re starting off with $4 tacos (adobo brisket, carnitas, and grilled maitake confit), octopus tostada, molé negro, fresh vegetables, and churros.”
Albatross will start as a pop-up, but the duo has hopes to find a brick and mortar location on the peninsula to serve Charleston residents and the F&B crowd after they get out of work. The first appearance of Albatross will take place at Renzo, on June 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.