We told you about Graze back in July. Bradford Bobbitt, Michael Karkut, and Derek Lathan took over the old Coco's Cafe space in Mt. Pleasant and have spent the summer getting it ready.
Their concept is creative casual cuisine with an eclectic twist. Bobbitt says they opened for business on Monday afternoon, serving lunch and dinner, every day except Sunday. We got a look at the new menu and it looks pretty yummy.
They have a section called "Tiny Grazing" with choices like cornmeal-dusted oysters with spicy tomato aioli, artisan blue cheese, and baby rocket salad. There's also a "mussels of the day." For soups, they've got a roasted garlic and tomato, a black bean and poblano, and even a miso with tofu and edamame. The "Craft Sandwiches" encompass falafel, roasted leg of lamb "gyro," and a Stevenson Farm's grassfed burger with applewood-smoked bacon, grilled red onions, aged New York cheddar, and pink peppercorn mayo. Entrees, or the "Grazing" menu, come in an eclectic variety with things like lemon-thyme encrusted rainbow trout, Korean style beef barbecue, kimchi and pork stew, and wild mushroom pappardelle. (Is it lunch time yet?) Check them out, and then come back here and post your review.
Up in North Charleston, the Sake House opened across from Tanger at 4952 Centre Point Dr. They had a ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday. Their menu is classic Japanese sushi and steakhouse with 13 hibachi tables waiting to entertain you.
The Black Bean Co. opened last week on Spring Street and are celebrating their grand opening on Wed. Sept. 15. They've got a cool online ordering system, and are open from 8 a.m.- 11 p.m. The wraps come big and fat and stuffed with rice and healthy, fresh ingredients.
And it looks like Runaway Bay is getting closer to opening. The three Jamaican sisters who own the place have been working on their renovations for a long time. When we interviewed them back in June, they were shooting for a July 4th opening. Obviously that didn't happen. But on Friday night, they hosted a pre-opening party, which hopefully means we'll be able to get some real Jamaican food sometime soon. They tell us they expect to be open for business this Thursday night.