Kitchen 208 Offers Discounted Entrees on June 6

quinoaKitchen 208 is celebrating its birthday with quinoa, as one does these days.

The lower King Street restaurant is turning one on June 6, and is marking the occasion with $6 entrees. From 7 a.m.-11 a.m., the featured entrée is a bacon and egg sandwich. And from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., six bucks buys a quinoa salad with vegetables and feta cheese. The sandwich usually sells for $7, while the salad costs $8. According to a press release, Kitchen 208 isn’t downsizing portions on deal day.

Both the breakfast and lunch specials will be served with a mini-cupcake. Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Lunch at Kitchen 208

Ryan Gessner

Ryan Gessner

Cinco de Mayo is more of a drinking holiday than an eating holiday in the U.S. (where the independence celebration is observed far more fervently than in Mexico.) But Kitchen 208 is playing the teetotaling card with a five-buck lunch.

On May 5, the downtown restaurant is serving a smoked beef brisket quesadilla and a non-alcoholic drink for $5. The meal is available from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kitchen 208 is located at 208 King St. For more information, visit, or call 725-7208.

Chef Switch at Kitchen 208

John Robertson this month stepped up to the Kitchen 208 head chef position vacated by Matt Pleasants, who’s planning to open a restaurant in Winston-Salem, N.C.

According to Kitchen 208’s website, before working under Pleasants, Robertson served as head line cook at sister restaurant Circa 1886. Robertson first enrolled in cooking classes after spending more than a decade in the IT sector; he moved to Charleston from Kalamazoo, Mich. in 2010.

Kitchen 208 has received tepid critical reviews since opening seven months ago, but its breakfast is popular with Yelpers, who’ve given the lower King Street restaurant a three-and-one-half star rating.