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New & Notable: May 2018

New & Notable: May 2018
May 2018

Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food-and-beverage openings in Charleston

Millers All Day

The first thing you’ll spot at this lower-King restaurant is the century-old grain mill framed in the window. The machine, you’ll discover once inside, is totally functional—Geechie Boy Mill’s Greg Johnsman uses it regularly to grind corn varieties from his Edisto Island farm into grits and cornmeal. Johnsman and his partner, Nathan Thurston, designed the breakfast-all-day eatery as a nod to their grandmothers, whose morning meals held a special place in their hearts. Both savory and sweet devotees will find dishes that hit the spot: our favorites were the waffles drizzled with sorghum syrup, daily grit bowl (ask for the off-menu unicorn grits), and bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwich served on an everything brioche bun. Be sure to take a slice of lemon icebox pie for the road—Granny would approve.

The CODfather

While fried seafood is by no means scarce in the Lowcountry, there’s only one spot serving up bona fide British fish and chips. At the CODfather’s newly expanded digs on Spruill Avenue in North Charleston, owner Adam Randall and his crew fry up the forearm-sized fillets of cod that have gained something of a cult following, serving each one atop a pile of crispy steak fries with a side of mushy peas (don’t diss them before you try them). The counter-service menu also offers personal meat pies that rotate by the season: we indulged in a tender chicken-and-mushroom special with a flaky, buttery crust. Diners can take a seat in the bustling interior, painted with bold, London-inspired graffiti; or opt for the outdoor patio fitted with picnic tables and corn hole games. Keep an eye out for locally brewed pints on the menu this month.