The Miss Ellie’s saga is unfolding rapidly out on Daniel Island.  Late last week, after reporting that “Charleston’s Island Town”‘s lone country cooking joint had appeared to have closed its doors, I drove by the old storefront to make sure it was indeed kaput . . . and there was a brand new banner saying “Now Open: Eddie’s Bistro.”  Later the same morning, I happened to be in the lobby at work when a nice young man in a tie came in with a stack of new Eddie’s menus to hand to the receptionist to pass around the building.  So, I grabbed one.

Hope springs eternal. Eddie’s is open for business, and the menu is ambitiously upscale, with a fusion of Asian and Lowcountry and a bunch of other stuff. Eddie’s, I must admit, seems much more in tune with the general Daniel Island aesthetic than a fried chicken joint.   But, these are interesting times for restaurateurs, and I’ll keep an eye out for how things unfold.