In May Chef Damon Wise will open Scarecrow, Feathertop, and Wise-Buck Smoked Meats at 23 Ann St.
Damon Wise, the former chef de cuisine of Andrew Carmellini's New York City French brasserie Lafayette (who we've been tracking here
, and here
), has announced his 23 Ann St. project. Wise and business partner Jonathan Buckley will open new restaurant group, Scarecrow & Co., which will operate three separate concepts: Scarecrow, Feathertop, and Wise-Buck Smoked Meats.
The projects, which will all be opening in the old train depot, will have three distinct focuses, we're told.
Scarecrow will have a "vegetable-driven" menu and an open area to watch Wise work on a wood-fired grill. In a move that's seemingly tailored to please exhausted parents leaving the Lowcountry Children's Museum across the alley, we're also told Scarecrow will include an outdoor wine garden.
Feathertop, a press release explains, is "named after a playful tale of a scarecrow come to life, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1852." A lighter fare menu will include local fish, pastas, and seasonal vegetables with wines all priced under $65. Feathertop will also have a pick-up window for coffee and wine.
The pair's final concept is Wise-Buck Smoked Meats. This will feature "slow-cooked meat dishes, market-driven sides and a canned wine and beer program in a lively atmosphere." Again Buckley and Wise promise an expansive patio area here too.
Wise-Buck Smoked Meats is expected to open in May with the other two restaurants opening shortly thereafter.