Two years after announcing that island-inspired restaurant the Longboard would take over the former 450 Pizza Joint space, the new eatery at 2213-B Middle Street is ready to open. The Longboard will go live at 3 p.m. today with happy hour and an oyster menu until 5 p.m. dinner service starts.
Executive chef Will Fincher (formerly of the Obstinate Daughter) puts forth a menu of Caribbean touches, like croquettes with a green curry, mango and cucumber salad, drunken prawns, and a whole roasted fish with mole rojo.
The space reflects the tropical leanings of the kitchen with intricate tile floors, palm frond fabrics on the banquettes, bleached shiplap walls, and a 9’6” turquoise Almond longboard hanging over the U-shaped bar.
Charleston-based firms Cortney Bishop Design and Beau Clowney Architects reinvented the space from its former pizzeria life.
The Longboard will ease into opening with a limited food menu and full bar menu. The restaurant will be closed Monday and Tuesday and open Wednesday through Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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• The Longboard [Official]