Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dogwood on the way near SouthPark

Look for Dogwood Southern Table & Bar in November at Ashley Square near SouthPark, from Jon and Kim Dressler (of Dressler's in Birkdale and the Metropolitan), general manager Tim Buchanan, bar manager Brian Lorusso and chef Scott Hollingsworth.

Jon Dressler says the plan is to stay local: N.C. and S.C. products, from partner farms and growers, and regional breweries and distilleries. The working menu offers classics with a twist or two: roasted tomato and goat cheese fondue; sauteed N.C. flounder with Anson Mills farro; Charleston-style shrimp and grits; smoked prime rib and more, with appetizers going for about $5-$14 and entrees $15-$25 or so.

“House Hooch” (the place itself was almost called “Hominy & Hooch”) will range from barrel-aged Negronis to Hot Yam! (Covington’s sweet potato vodka and house-smoked jalapeno).