The former Sweetsmith Bakery on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard is now home to a comfortable spot to get healthy, satisfying, scratch-made food. West Ashley has been behind the curve on the farm-to-table movement compared to the more ambitious downtown restaurant scene. The Gathering Café, owned and operated by Chef Nathan Conkle, is changing all that. The menu is packed with hearty, modern fare, like braised buffalo short ribs served atop a snowdrift of perfectly creamy Adluh white cheddar grits. The Gathering features daily specials, often including a locally sourced fish. Conkle has a passion for keeping both his menu and ingredients as seasonal and local as possible. This is a comfortable, well-priced spot to enjoy a lunch or dinner focused on what’s good right now. —Aaron Richard DISH (Summer 2013)
Find locally sourced comfort food with plenty of vegetarian options in this cozy cafe with a modern edge.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Parking
Hours: L & D (Tues.-Sat.)