With Christmas just four days away, it’s about to go all radio silence up in here. But before we go, here are a few food stories we didn’t have a chance to report this past week (while we were putting to bed three, count ’em, three issues of Charleston City Paper):
[image-1]What was once Folly Road’s Lucky’s will become Screen Door restaurant in early 2015.
Chef Blake Joyal, most recently of the Palace Hotel (read Eric Doksa’s review here), will take over the kitchen. There, we’re told, he’ll serve a modern American menu featuring traditional Lowcountry ingredients. We hear there will be wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, gourmet burgers, and refined seafood and meat dishes on the menu.
In more westwardly news, Tabbuli is opening a second location at 2026 Savannah Hwy. The restaurant, which offers both Mediterranean and American cuisine, will serve lunch and dinner with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit Tabbuli.com or find them on Facebook at Tabbuli-West and on Twitter @TabbuliWest.
And finally, mark your calendar for Sun. Jan. 18. That night Lana Restaurant chef and owner John Ondo will appear on Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen.
The show features four chefs who compete by cooking a gourmet dish for a celebrity judge. The twist? Each chef is given $25,000 at the start of the show, then they’re tempted to purchase opportunities to sabotage one another. The chef who wins gets to keep whatever cash remains from their $25,000.
Will Ondo win? Well he did just install a new series of artwork by Charleston impressionist painter Rick Reinert in September. Depending on when the episode was filmed, perhaps that was his post-show splurge.