Crave to Take Over Space Vacated by Rosebank Farms Cafe

crave3Four months after reopening its location damaged by an electrical fire, Crave International Foods and Catering is on the cusp of opening a second Johns Island restaurant.

“We’re hoping to do it by May,” owner Michael Petrillo says, speaking from the former Rosebank Farms Café space he’s planning to renovate.

Rosebank Farms Café closed earlier this month. Although owner Julie Limehouse didn’t return messages, Sidi Limehouse speculated she was exhausted by more than two decades in the restaurant business.

“She was just tired,” he says. “She just wanted to do something else. You know, restaurants are a tough business. Business has fallen off; there’s a lot of competition here now.” Continue reading

New Farmer’s Market Opens on Johns Island This Weekend

A farmer’s market with a strong emphasis on sustainability is set to debut on Johns Island this Saturday.

According to HomeGrown’s mission statement, “Only smart, safe farming practices are allowed here, we promise.” Market manager Frasier Block reports the market has thus far recruited 20 farmers and vendors. Participants include Compost in My Shoe; Spade & Clover Gardens; Sol Haven Farm; Botany Bay Sea Salt and Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil.

Conceived as a “one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list,” HomeGrown is produced by A Snappy Event, the promotional outfit responsible for The Charleston Mac Off; Shamrockin’ Summerville and ‘80s Prom. Continue reading