Brett’s Roadside Kitchen?


I interrupt the regularly scheduled program (a run down on my adventures with the girls last week) to bring you a review on Brett’s Roadside Kitchen. I have been able to do a few things on my Charleston Bucket List lately and last night I was able to cross off going to Brett’s. It appears though that I am not the only one doing some crossing off lately.

Last week I drove by the restaurant and noticed that it said only Roadside Kitchen. I thought maybe I was missing something but when I drive in last night I realized that Brett’s name had been painted over. Details emerged over shared Coronas with the ladies I get together with once a month that Brett has apparently been ousted.

Curious, I asked our waiter what was up. All he knew was that two weeks ago he, and the rest of the staff, were told by the manager that Brett would no longer be with the establishment. Questions as to why were not answered as apparently management did not know why.

We puzzled over this a bit as we ordered off the menu that is still the same in spite of the paint over. It was kind of a bummer but we ordered anyway and found the food to be very good. After all, how can you not enjoy some fried green tomatoes and gorgonzola fondue with toast points, apple wedges, bacon and potato wedges? The summer salad that one of the ladies ordered looked fabulous and she said it had a great flavor. Two other ladies ordered the beet salad and enjoyed it as well. The last in our group ordered some grilled calamari. It looked delicious and she said tasted as good as it looked.

So, all in all, we had a great time and enjoyed sitting out on the patio listening to live music – even though it was a little too loud. Make sure you stop by the Roadside Kitchen though. Even if Brett is not there anymore, James Island needs a good restaurant and this could be it!



About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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