Stono Cafe opens on waterfront

Stono Cafe opens on waterfront

Article by Duvall01

A new dining venue has come to St. John’s Yacht Harbor Club.

Stono Cafe Catering owner Barry Waldrop plans to open Stono Cafe at 2408-B Maybank Highway, where the Noisy Oyster stood before it closed about five years ago.

The menu includes soups, salads and sandwiches and will be a tasty combination of Waldrop’s catered offerings as well as some menu items from the former Mimi’s Cafe on James Island.

With 40 seats inside and another 40 at the outside covered bar overlooking the water, Stono Cafe hopes to offer great food as well as a special-events venue for wedding receptions and other parties.

Private line

Trader Joe’s is on the way with its private-label food products later this year, but Publix and Bi-Lo supermarkets aren’t waiting.

The two supermarkets, both with a string of stores in the Charleston area, are beefing up their own line of specialty products in addition to what they already have.

Recently, Mauldin-based Bi-Lo added more Full Circle products, its line of all-natural and organic offerings. The 200 items include an array of grocery lines from dairy and snacks to dressings and pasta sauces, as well as environmentally friendly cleansers and paper products.

Publix Super Markets recently added its own private label line of specialty domestic and imported cheeses. Nine varieties are available now. Six more will debut by early February for the Lakeland, Fla.-based grocery chain.

About 80 percent of Trader Joe’s products are private-label items. The California-based company has not announced an opening date for its specialty food store, but mid-year appears to be the best target. It’s going in what is now Hungryneck Antique Mall in Mount Pleasant, near Whole Foods.

To go

Duvall Catering and Event Design of Charleston has opened a second branch in Greenville at 205 Woods Lake Road near the downtown airport. Managing partner Charlie Moore will operate the branch. He previously work at Duvall’s Charleston office as an event supervisor. Caroline Heuring will handle event coordination and split her time between the Upstate and Lowcountry offices. The catering team will be led by executive chef Geoff Schauder.

Hot time

Bikram Yoga Charleston will open its second hot yoga studio at 137 President St. this weekend, director and owner David Kiser said. The site will serve downtown residents, office and medical workers and nearby college students. The other location is in Mount Pleasant at Seaside Farms Shopping Center. Bikram yoga is a series of two stretches and 26 poses performed in a room maintained at a low-humidity temperature of 105 degrees.

Sidewalk sale

Sunday is the second Sunday of the month, so that means King Street between Broad and Calhoun streets will be closed to vehicular traffic. Weather permitting, shoppers can enjoy browsing and dining without having to worry about cars or trucks from 1 to 5 p.m. Musical ensemble Charleston Virtuosi, led by violinist Peter Kiral, will play on the steps of Charleston Library Society from 1 to 4 p.m.

Charleston caterer opens Greenville branch

Duvall, a catering company based in Charleston, is expanding and has opened an operation in Greenville. Now you can get great catering in Greenville SC, just as you get great catering in Charleston SC.

The new Duvall office at 205 Woods Lake Road near the Greenville Downtown Airport includes an 1,800-square-foot commercial kitchen.


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