Barsa Extends Daytime Hours

bildeBarsa’s not just for night owls anymore.

The tapas restaurant – which I recently enjoyed to the tune of three stars – this week adopted a 12 noon-12 midnight schedule. And the hours stay the same every day, so it’s easy to remember.

In good European fashion, there isn’t a specific lunch menu: The same food is served from open to close, so you can (and should) get your pan-roasted red snapper at any hour.

For more information, visit barsacharleston.com. The restaurant is located at 58 Line St.

Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe Adds Dinner Service on Weekend Nights

dixiesupply“It’s been slow,” a staffer at Dixie Supply Bakery & Café admitted when asked about the downtown nook’s new dinner service. She predicted traffic will pick up once more eaters realize the biscuit specialist has added evening hours.

Best known for its all-day breakfast and tomato pie, the restaurant in November started staying open from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The dinner menu includes a few carryovers from the lunch menu, such as sausage gumbo and a burger, but the kitchen’s also concocted ritzier items that aren’t available when most folks are ordering eggs. Continue reading

Restaurants Overwhelmingly Opt to Open on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming just another day in the restaurant business, as the list of Greater Charleston Restaurant Association members keeping holiday hours makes clear.

Although many of them are adjusting menus and hours for Thanksgiving, 41 restaurants are planning to open. By contrast, the group’s spokeswoman was only aware of five member restaurants shutting down for the day.

“It’s just been a tradition for us to let employees have a family day,” says Steven Jones, manager of the West Ashley Crab Shack, one of the five closed restaurants. Continue reading