From knackwurst to Tex-Mex, 5 bites of restaurant news

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Westside Delicatessen projects a mid-March opening - PROVIDED
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In always-hungry Charleston, food news flows into our inbox faster than Cheez-Wiz on Wheat Thins at a 7th grade slumber party. Which is why we've got a pu-pu platter of bite-size restaurant scoops — from chef announcements to construction updates — to share. Hope you like liverwurst.

Westside Delicatessen
237 Fishburne St.
We’ve been told by partner Paul Cheney and developer Jeffrey Roberts, that a mid-March opening could be in store for this President and Fishburne deli. And if the early drafts of chef Maurgerite Chalmers menu are any indication, then wurst lovers are in luck. Brat, liver, and knackwurst will all be available.

The interior shot of Westside Delicatessen - PROVIDED
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  • The interior shot of Westside Delicatessen

Tattooed Moose
3328 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island
The Moose is heading out into the wild. This spring/summer you’ll be able to grab a duck club on your way to Beachwalker Park. Yesterday the Moose tweeted that cement had been poured at the Johns Island location.
Chipotle
374 King St.
The new Chipotle at 374 King St. has been in the works for so long now, you’d think they were building the restaurant out of tacos by hand. But finally there’s a sign up, and a reader has passed along an email they received from Chipotle's corporate office saying the restaurant plans to open on March 6. 

492
492 King St.
Chef Nate Whiting's long awaited return is nearing as the finishing touches get put on 492. The restaurant is expected to open in late February.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
55 S. Market St. 
The chophouse chain has hired an executive chef, Jonathan Kaldas. According to a press release, Kaldas is a native Charlestonian and previously worked at Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails, The Woodland’s Inn, and the now-defunct Tristan, which is where Ruth's is moving in. The steakhouse is expected to open this spring. 

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