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Johns Island Welcomes a New Culinary Gem

Johns Island Welcomes a New Culinary Gem


Blog Post July 2012
Photography by Praneendra Kuver

As Charleston’s culinary star continues to rise, we can expect to see more and more quality restaurants popping up within and beyond the peninsula. One such anticipated restaurant is Angel Oak Restaurant, set to open August 2nd on John’s Island.

This homey joint, opening under Jay and Nicole Kees, will feature a menu of refined Southern cuisine, including Southern classics like Frogmore Stew and Buttermilk Fried Chicken as well as progressive offerings of Lobster Mac and Sesame Crusted Tuna.

Their lunch buffet offers fresh, quick, made from scratch food that is rustic and delicious, while the dinner menu takes a more innovative approach to Southern American cuisine.

After each spending many years in the hospitality industry (Jay graduating from the Culinary Institute of American and Nicole working in a handful of notable restaurants), the couple is eager to open their own joint. Jay and Nicole take a down-to-earth approach to the farm-to-table spirit that Charleston holds dear. They will strive to provide the best and freshest local ingredients while keeping the menu prices within reach of the average diner.

It’s always fun to step outside of the epicenter of the Holy City and dine a little further down the road, and we certainly look forward to taking a trip off the beaten path to give this fresh Southern spot a try!

blog post July 2012

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