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New & Notable

New & Notable
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

Tokyo Crepes
You no longer have to venture to Folly Beach to snag the Japanese-style treats Tokyo Crepes has been doling out from a roadside stand for the last five years. Owners Yukari Yada and John Baker recently added a second location: a cheery slip of a restaurant at 62 Spring Street that’s open until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday (and until 9 p.m. on Sunday). While savory options such as the Sunny Chicken and Smoky Pork are tasty, we think the sweet offerings are the way to go. The delicious “Dream”—filled with homemade custard pudding, your choice of fruits such as strawberries and bananas, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream—will be hard to pass up on a return visit, though varieties incorporating Nutella and even cheese tempt our curiosity. Find “Tokyo Crepes-Downtown Charleston” on Facebook

Rollin’ South Kitchen
The folks at Rollin’ South Kitchen have worked out most of the front-of-house kinks since the food truck took over the former Sloppy Cow digs on James Island’s Harbor View Road last summer. Happily, since day one, their basic diner fare—breakfast, lunch/dinner, and Sunday brunch—served in a basic, boxy space has been spot-on. Think bacon and eggs and biscuits and gravy, as well as apps (jalapeño-spiked pimiento cheese dip), sandwiches, “from the grill” items (try the Green Eggs and Hamburger served sunny-side up with a slather of house-smoked jalapeño salsa verde and cilantro mayo), and nightly specials. Now if we could just get them to dim the lights after sundown. www.rollinsouthkitchen.com

 

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