March 09, 2011
1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (Mt. Pleasant)
D, nightly. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
The new owners have launched a menu with a nice selection of burgers, salads, falafel, and flatbreads.
New owners have put serious effort into refurbishing this Mt. Pleasant venue with dazzling results. The kitchen eschews the greasy bar grub and wings of its predecessor in favor of unique gourmet burgers, wraps, and Mediterranean-style appetizers. Designed by Chef Daniel Adam Nurick, the menu emphasizes aged cheeses, imported olives, local herbs and greens, and fresh produce. The Charleston Burger is handmade to order from hormone-free, grass-fed black Angus and topped with housemade pimento cheese, vine-ripened tomato jam, and a fried green tomato. Try the falafel, stuffed with cucumber, tahini, and chopped Israeli salad, or opt for the house pizza, an unusual version made with a cracker-like crust, a whipped-ricotta base, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, saba, sea salt, and fresh rosemary. The new Village Tavern continues to present live music five nights a week, but in a more stripped-down acoustic vibe, making for an easy weeknight out. —T. Ballard Lesemann , Dish (Summer 2011)
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They have a great new look and a much better selection of beer, wine, and booze at this revamped Mt. Pleasant tavern and music venue. While fine-tuning the menu and set-up, one bartender accidentally devised a new recipe for a shooter. A patron asked for a napkin and water. He thought he heard "Captain and water" so he served it up. Not wanting to waste it, the bar man added some vanilla vodka, a little grenadine, and a splash of Coca-Cola, thus creating the Vanilla Coke shot. It's catching on.