Ty's Roadside Coastal Kitchen is now open in Mount Pleasant | Provided

The co-founder of a successful Washington, D.C., restaurant group recently debuted his new restaurant at 713 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday with a menu reliant on “fire-inspired fare,” owner Ty Neal told the City Paper Tuesday. 

“The story here is it’s a full open kitchen with two beautiful fire-inspired pieces of equipment,” he said. “It’s really about the theater and energy of the open kitchen.” 

Ty’s Roadside brings wood-fired fare to Mount Pleasant | Photo provided

Neal joins Charleston’s restaurant scene after spending years in Washington, D.C., where he co-founded and served as CEO of Matchbox Food Group, a D.C.-based restaurant group. After leaving the company in 2018, Neal came to Charleston with Ty’s Roadside executive chef Jonathan McArthur, who worked at Matchbox restaurants for 12 years. 

McArthur’s menu relies on an open-fire Argentinian-style grill and a wood-fired oven, Neal said. Look for items like wood-grilled half chicken, fire-roasted curry cauliflower, crispy parmesan grits, five different pizzas and more that can be enjoyed indoors or on the covered patio equipped with heaters. 

Christina Couture, formerly of Cypress and the Grocery, consulted on the opening and bar program, building an expansive wine list and creating frozen drinks like Ty’s Roadside’s “No Way Frosé.” 

Neal and McArthur will look to bring success to a building that has housed several restaurants, including Smoke BBQ, Scratch Taco Boutique, Black Sheep Bar & Grill and Abe’s Oyster House. 

Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen is open for indoor and outdoor dining, and takeout is available. For more information, visit tysroadside.com

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