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April New & Notable

April New & Notable
April 2016
Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston

FortyEight—A Wine Bar
Visits to Kiawah just got a lot more fun, especially if you enjoy a nice glass of pinot. Or rosé. Or an exotic Tempranillo. Really, the choice is yours for the tasting; at this wine bar nestled in Freshfields Village, patrons can select from 48 bottles in temperature-controlled WineStation dispensers—best described as vending-machine/water-cooler hybrids. Stick in your card, press a button for a taste or a half or full glass, and sample as many as you’d like. Forty-eight wines are also served by the bottle, and you can purchase a few to take home, too. Beer drinkers will find 48 craft brews from the Carolinas and Georgia, and there’s a wall filled with local foodstuffs. And because you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach, order the scrumptious “three pimiento cheese plate,” the olive tapenade, and a sampling of charcuterie.

The CODfather
P roper fish and chips have arrived in North Charleston, care of Adam Randall, a Brit who’ll be happy to recount his “labour”-of-love story that involves him single-handedly setting up the place on Reynolds Avenue. It’s decorated like your typical British chippy, with a slightly dive-y (in a good way) feel. Despite a tiny menu (battered and fried fish and chips, just fish, just chips, and peas and gravy), the food is spot on: fish comes super crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. Don’t forget the traditional dressings—malt vinegar as well as cocktail and tartar sauces—and a boiled onion for good measure. The joint’s only open Wednesday through Sunday; try to get there early before offerings sell out.