Southern hospitality to be focus of new Mt. Pleasant eatery

July 13, 2017 by  

Frank Kline is planning to open an authentic Southern-style restaurant later this month in Mt. Pleasant.

The Grace & Grit will have an atmosphere that is reminiscent of the welcoming scene of the old Southern home, and will have a Southern focus that will highlight not only the food but its history as well.

Featured on the menu, Kline said, will be five to eight local fish every night, as well as shrimp from other well-known sources. Kline also plans to be creative with grits, with 25 different grit dishes, ranging from savory to sweet. The menu will also have many non-seafood items but, in general, the menu will depend on the season, as Kline wants all dishes to be as fresh and real as possible. There will be a full bar with a variety of local cans and eight local craft beers on draft.

The interior of the restaurant will have a throwback décor with a truly Southern feel. There will be old maps of Lowcountry waterways from the early 1900s on display and the hostess stand is built from a piece of the old Grace bridge.

Business owners might want to consider working with a flyer printing company to communicate with those in the area about the focus of the restaurant on the local spirit, and perhaps provide special offerings to celebrate the opening.