Chef Anthony Marini is making the move from Birmingham, Alabama, to Charleston to open new restaurant the Pass in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood. Located in the former Poke-San space at 207A Saint Philip Street, the Pass will serve as a small market and lunch destination during the day and transition to a 12-seat dinner spot in the evenings.
Marini says he wants to offer really fun sandwiches that customers will find interesting. One example is the JLT with jamon, arugula, oven-dried tomatoes and spicy morbier mayonnaise on an open-faced ciabatta bread.
At night, the Pass will offer one seating to an eight-course chefs tasting. The petite restaurant can fit up to 12 patrons. Marini says he wants his customers to feel like the dining room is just for them while they are there. He wants it to be like a fun, intimate dinner party.
Marini says the Pass should be ready to open in July.
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