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The Granary

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The Granary
Text by Margaret Godowns and photo by Andrew Cebulka

BRINGING FARM-TO-TABLE TO BELLE HALL

I think it’s safe to say that “nose to tail,” “locally sourced,” and “farm fresh” are no longer trends. These concepts are becoming the standard in the world of food — so much so that restaurants built around the local movement are popping up in shopping centers, next to kiddie gyms and big box stores.

The most recent example of one of these restaurants to pique our interest is The Granary in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Located just a few miles north of Charleston, The Granary is the latest project from Chef Brannon Florie of downtown Charleston hot spot The Rarebit. A welcome addition to the neighborhood, The Granary touts a locally-inspired menu sourced primarily from South Carolina Lowcountry farms. The staff is enthusiastic about the food and is well-versed in the origin of each dish’s components.

Perhaps most notable is the house-made charcuterie selection, which is complemented by deliciously crunchy bread and butter pickles – I may have even snagged a jar to take home with me. The entire experience was a pleasant one, and if rumors are true, The Granary’s brunch is worth waking up for. I’m excited to see what the future brings for this spot and am willing to bet that they are paving the way for more local loving restaurants around them.