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Update December 16: After making the switch from Granville's to Biggie's Southern Gastropub, there wasn't much word on how the Crosstown restaurant was holding up. Until now.
Robert Moss with the Charleston City Paper has penned a thorough review of Biggie's, highlighting the creative cocktails and what he deems as "above average food."
If you've been looking to try a new restaurant above the Crosstown, pop over and take a read.
Update July 10: The Charleston City Paper is still hot on the trail and went to Thursday night's grand re/opening of Biggie's Southern Gastro Pub.
While far short of a full review, the brief article is a pretty solid thumbs up.
That said, I don't think I ever saw much in the way of bad reviews for the restaurant's predecessors and, obviously, none of those lasted too terribly long.
Update July 7: Without much warning, Granville's Cafe, arguably the best spot to grab a bite above the Crosstown, has been turned into Biggie's Southern Gastropub.
After opening just nine months ago with grand plans and promises to really make it work this time, Owner Trae Wilson and mixologist Brent Sweatman have decided to take the space on the corner of Rutledge and Grove in a different direction.
Biggie's Southern Gastropub (named after Wilson's dog) is now serving up a Southern buffet for the lunch crowd and will begin serving $5 small plates, salads, burgers, and sandwiches at tonight's grand opening. Be sure to order off the drink menu which will offer up craft beers and creative cocktails.
Charleston City Paper has a nice post on the big switch; read it here.
Update January 26: More good news on the Granville's front - they've hired on a new chef and are now serving Sunday brunch.
The new kitchen master is Nick Francis, who comes to Granville's from Trattoria Lucca and Sienna. Francis has whipped up a brunch menu that mixes together old standards along with specialty dishes with a touch of Southern flair.
The Charleston City Paper more on the new menu; read it here.
Update December 8: If you've yet to test the waters at the re-opened Granville's Café, let the Charleston City Paper's Brys Stephens quell your curiosities.
In an in-depth review posted today, Stephens critiques Granville's services, menu, and overall atmosphere. The verdit? Two thumbs up.
Update November 4: As you may have guessed, the restaurant is back open.
Well Charleston Scene caught up with bartender Brent Sweatman to learn a bit more about ther vibe and what's good on the food and drink menu, and it sounds it's worth making a trip back out if you haven't been since they last closed; take a read here.
First reporting, September 17: Granville's was a fantastic restaurant for the north-of-the-crosstown neighborhood Wagener Terrace, I hope they can stick around this time (and keep more normal hours.)
They're at 730 Rutledge Avenue.