All the new establishments in town
Having a tough time keeping up with all the new dining options? Welcome to the Opening Report, a regularly-updated round-up of restaurant openings big and small across the Lowcountry. Visit the winter openings for an archive of the newcomers from December through March.
July 16, 2020
WEST ASHLEY — Newly opened Mexican grocer El Molino Supermarket also serves tacos, ceviche, and traditional baked goods. Status: Certified open. 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.; Facebook.
DOWNTOWN — Vegan cocktail bar Neon Tiger offers pizza, falafel, and salads to go. The establishment comes from the Rarebit owner John Adamson, who is a vegan himself. Status: Certified open. 656 King St.; website.
WEST ASHLEY — Previously located downtown, Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen has now moved to the South Windermere shopping center. The restaurant serves Southern classics like crab cakes, fried chicken, and shrimp and grits. Status: Certified open. 90 Folly Rd Blvd Suite B-4; website.
JAMES ISLAND — Kwei Fei owner David Schuttenberg opened Mexican cantina Micho behind the Pour House. He originally tried to open the outdoor container restaurant in December, but the cold weather and permitting issues halted sales. Micho serves tacos, tortas, and border dogs. Status: Certified open. website.
DOWNTOWN — Opening inside of the newest hotel to the Market, Emeline, is Italian restaurant Franny & Fox. Chef Tim Morton offers wood-fired pizzas, fresh takes on local produce, and more. Status: Certified open. 181 Church St.; website.
DOWNTOWN — Co-owners Dan Sullivan and Conor Sullivan decided to go ahead with the opening of French Quarter bar Bumpa’s on June 22. “We’re eager to open our doors to the community after the true labor of love we spent restoring this historic space,” said Dan. The menu at Bumpa’s includes customizable fries with over 30 toppings, burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and sausages. Status: Certified open. 5 Cumberland St.; website.