Wild Wing Cafe Plans New Menu

The flatbreads currently available at Wild Wing Cafe.

The flatbreads currently available at Wild Wing Cafe.

Part of the appeal of “limited time offers” at restaurant chains – think McDonald’s McRib or Wendy’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger – is the items are bound to eventually disappear. But Erik Combs, chef of the Mt. Pleasant-headquartered Wild Wing Café, says the scheme also gives chains an opportunity to assess the popularity of new dishes before adding them to the permanent menu.

Wild Wing’s flatbreads evolved from a limited time offer. “We’ve had them for years now,” Combs says.

The flatbreads have been on the menu for so long that they’re due for an update. The chain’s new menu, rolling out in August, will feature redesigned flatbreads.

“We’ve designed a completely new style,” Combs says. “The whole thing, top to bottom, is changed.” Continue reading

Mellow Mushroom Rolls Out Staff-Created Menu

When I worked as a server, the most creative we got with the restaurant’s food on company time was dipping French fries in blue cheese. Mellow Mushroom’s crew is apparently a more culinarily-inspired bunch, since their ideas provided the fodder for a special menu running through the end of March.

Dishes based on the results of an employee poll and a call for employee recipes include a trio of cocktails; a Thai chicken sandwich with broccoli and mayonnaise; a cordon bleu calzone and a pizza topped with bacon, turkey, apples and honey mustard, in tribute to a club sandwich.

Mellow Mushroom has stores in Charleston, Avondale and Mt. Pleasant. For location information and the complete “Homegrown” menu, visit the restaurant’s website.