Friday, March 7, 2014

W+F Fringe: a popup brunch, Roti Rolls, and Farmbar

Sausage rotis, rye chilaquiles, and stoner pork burgers!

Posted by Stephanie Barna on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:28 PM

A couple more events have cropped up this weekend. If you're not going to any ticketed events, these are worth checking out.

Visitors who've returned to town for the wine and food festival might be curious to know what happened to the Green Door, a quirky little restaurant next door to Big John's that attracted lots of attention last year. They were kicked to the curb by the East Bay Street building's owner in favor of a kitchen that served more traditional bar grub (like roast beef sandwiches). But Cory Burke rolls on with his original project, the food truck Roti Rolls, which will park at the Recovery Room (one of our favorite dive bars on Upper King Street) tonight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Cory will be joined by Bev Eggleston from Eco-Friendly Farms, and they'll be dishing up smoked sausage rotis with your choice of house mustard, salsa verde, pickled onions, kimchi, curried mozzarella, and other weirdly inventive condiments. (Recovery Room is located at 685 King St.)  

Jeremiah Langhorne, Sean Brock's former chef de cuisine at McCrady's who is opening a restaurant in DC, has dropped into town to take part in the W+F food fun and has thrown together a popup brunch for Saturday morning at Heirloom Book Co. (54 1/2 Broad St.). He will be teaming up with Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen. Spike will make buckwheat crepes with smoked oyster, cultured cream, and perch roe along with rye chilaquiles with crowder peas, rutabaga, egg, and espelette salsa. Jeremiah will whip up some Virginia sour milk cakes with blood orange jam and whipped sorghum and biscuits with ham gravy, blue crab, spring peas, green garlic, and onions. Oh. My. God. That sounds ridiculously awesome, doesn't it? They'll be serving from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Farmbar, a Spartan landcraft-based food and event venue, had plans for a daylong event today but wisely decided to postpone until Saturday, when the forecasters are calling for sunny skies, no rain, and 60-degree weather (hallelujah). They'll be setting up at 1600 Meeting Street (in the neck of the Charleston peninsula past Martha Lou's and Edmund's Oast, up in the strip club part of town). Bohemian hospitality maven Tara Der Webb will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, setting up at 9 a.m. and breaking it all down at midnight.

The menu starts with raclette with fried egg and charcuterie, wicked pancakes, and slab bacon. Lunch is a stoner pork burger and sidewinders. For supper, they're serving tacos and a pork belly torta with alacarte items like drunken beens, cabbage slow. You can also opt for a cowboy ribeye dinner for 2 ($46). After 10 p.m., the late night menu adds huevos rancheros to the lineup. 

Stop by and party down in the field for a unique afternoon. 


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