If renovations proceed according to schedule, Graze will celebrate its fourth birthday this September by opening a second location in Summerville.
The popular Mt. Pleasant restaurant is occupying the space which previously housed Moose’s Famous BBQ. The new Graze will seat 120 people, or 50 more people than the Mt. Pleasant dining room can accommodate.
Chef Michael Karkut says the Summerville menu will be “about 95 percent” the same as the Mt. Pleasant menu, although he anticipates adding a few different dishes or drinks “to differentiate it.” The restaurant will have a full bar.
Graze is owned by Karkut; his co-chef Derek Lathan and Bradford Bobbitt, who runs the front of the house. Since Lathan lives in West Ashley and Karkut lives in Summerville, the plan is for Lathan to helm the Mt. Pleasant kitchen while Karkut takes charge of the Summerville kitchen.
“We’ll swap once in a blue moon,” Karkut adds.
The restaurant turns four on Sept. 15.
“We’re doing a lot of renovations,” Karkut says of the projected opening date. “It will take some time.”
For more information on Graze, visit grazecharleston.com. The new restaurant will be located at 115 East Fifth Street North.