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Rutledge Avenue restaurant Chasing Sage will open for indoor dining June 23, after spending the last 14 months introducing itself to Charleston with a series of rotating themed pop-ups. Look for a menu that “will consist of a rotating list of small plates ranging in price from $9 to $19 for guests to combine and share as they like,” a press release said. 

“We’ve had a lot of fun playing with different cuisines during the pop-ups, but now that we are back to testing dishes for the opening menu, it’s reenergizing getting back to the food we always wanted to cook,” said Chasing Sage chef and co-owner Forrest Brunton who, along with co-owners Walter and Cindy Edward, will serve a menu reliant on local ingredients. The seasonal menu will even incorporate produce from the Edward family farm in Smoaks, S.C. 

Chasing Sage will open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday, with weekend brunch coming soon. For more information, visit