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West Ashley eatery Spanglish Cocina + Bar has rebranded as Patois, a “pan-Carribean” restaurant “showcasing the best flavors spanning from the West Indies to Mexico,” according to a press release. Former Spanglish chef de cuisine Mike Fitzhugh will lead the Patois kitchen, which is now open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. 

“We are grateful for the opportunity to share our concept of simple, ingredient-driven cuisine influenced by the agricultural heritage shared with the various lands surrounding the Caribbean Sea,” Fitzhugh said in the release. “We have received substantial support from the community already and look forward to showcasing our simple, yet sophisticated, cuisine to our guests.” 

The eatery is under new ownership after investors took over Spanglish on March 16, The Post and Courier reported, when founders Lynda and Tomas Prado surrendered their stake. The couple has moved on to Greenville where they operate a stall called Myami Bites in the Gather Greenville food hall

At Patois, look for options like shrimp ceviche with leche de tigre, merlot steak with charred onions and chimichurri, tomato salad with avocado mousse, empanadas and a Cuban sandwich, among other options. Diners can also opt for the chef’s dinner menu, which features an appetizer, main course and side for $35. 

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Patois is currently BYOB while the restaurant, located at 652 St. Andrews Blvd., awaits its liquor license. Guests who stop in during the restaurant’s transition will receive a complimentary cookie from WildFlour Pastry, which will supply some of its pastries and desserts in the future.

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