Desano Pizza, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Beer Works Opening Airport Locations

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How’s that for pre-flight eats?/ Desano Pizza Bakery

While it’s likely small consolation to travelers flying in and out of Charleston this Christmas, the airport recently approved a plan to upgrade its eating-and-drinking options with eight new restaurants and kiosks, including locations of Charleston Beer Works, Desano Pizza Bakery and Caviar & Bananas.

Delaware North, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based hospitality management company, will also operate Harvest Grounds Bakery & Coffee, Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grille and Wendy’s.

Charleston International Airport spokeswoman Becky Beaman says all of the new outlets will be operating by the time the airport’s ongoing Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program is completed in 2015, although “you might see some of them coming online sooner than that.”

Delaware North this month posted a Craigslist ad seeking a general manager for the Charleston airport. Continue reading

Two Holiday Options for Hosts Expecting Gluten-Avoidant Guests

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Home cooks who may typically have the luxury of ignoring assorted dietary restrictions are frequently tested at the holidays, when guests come bearing all sorts of firmly-held food preferences.

Caviar & Bananas is wagering hosts may want to buy their way out of the situation: The downtown café has listed 11 gluten-free dishes on its Thanksgiving/Christmas take-out menu, including butternut squash soup, braised collard greens and mashed potatoes. It’s also offering vegetarian stuffing and vegan succotash. Caviar & Bananas is asking customers to place entrée orders four days in advance of pick-up; accompaniments may show up in the store’s display case, but customers who want to avoid disappointment should call in their choices at least two days before pick-up.

None of Caviar & Bananas’ holiday pies are classified as gluten-free, but Sweet Radish Bake Shop is offering a full roster of pies, cakes, tortes and muffins, including a vegan pumpkin pie. The complete ordering guide is here.