Known for serving great omelets, great wraps, and great ... dog biscuits, quaint Folly Beach favorite Lost Dog Café is moving from its Center Street spot to the old Folly laundromat at 103 West Huron St. Café owners Carol and Paul Greve purchased the laundromat to serve as a permanent home for their café. Michelle Gotte, front house manager of Lost Dog, says, "We don't know the exact date of opening, but supposedly it'll be the end of March, beginning of April." Gotte promises the menu and overall appearance of the original café will stay intact in the new locale: "They're doing major renovations to the laundromat, but we're keeping all the pictures and stuff." Dog people rejoice. —Kinsey Labberton


Patriotism never tasted so good. In 1791, George Washington crossed the Mason-Dixon line for the first time and immediately stopped at McCrady's. OK, we can't back that up, but the first president did indeed dine there during a kickoff dinner following the Revolutionary War, and this month McCrady's remembers that gala eve on Feb. 22 with a special George Washington honorary feast. A menu of historically accurate foods similar to those available during the time period, like quail or pheasant, will be served, according to Clint Sloan, wine director at McCrady's. Sloan hopes to book an historian to give guests an overview of Washington's visit, and possibly include a traditional George Washington cannon toast as well. Call 577-0025 to reserve a seat; powdered wigs are optional. —KL


Legend's Restaurant, a.k.a. Freddie's, is a laid-back joint on Meeting Street that opened a few months ago near the new bridge on-ramp. They serve soul food and seafood and soulful seafood. For lunch or dinner you can order soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and Southern side dishes (mac and cheese, fried okra, red rice, etc.). The specials are a bargain and change daily depending on what the fishermen bring in and what Freeman Farms on Johns Island delivers to their door. "Our specialty is crabs," (fried and deviled, $1.99 each) says Freddie's partner, Floyd. Freddie has always been in the restaurant business. "Brought my crab recipes from the family restaurant in Walterboro." "Eat healthy, feel healthy, and look good" is their motto. Stop by 616 Meeting St. for lunch or dinner, Mon.-Sat., and check it out. —Roy Freedman



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