Pairing arguably the Lowcountry's most popular foods — pizza and seafood — Chef Patrick Owens has just opened Wood & Grain, wood-fired pizza and raw bar. Wood & Grain joins Owens' Langdon's and Opal restaurants and is located just two doors down from the former at 778 South Shelmore Blvd 102.
According to a press release, Owen has been making bread and baked goods for himself for ages, so pizza felt like a good fit. The raw bar component is cited as due to his love of the local fishing community.
“My two favorite things are pizza and raw seafood. It is exciting to use wood to roast seafood and shellfish in an open hearth oven,” the chef says in a press release.
The menu examples include "roasted octopus with romesco and butter beans, freshly prepared ceviches, and a variety of pizzas, salads and raw seafood."
“Our pizza dough has its own formula dictated by the oven,” says Owens. “We will handcraft pizzas with the finest seasonal bounty from regional farms and purveyors. We will use simple Lowcountry products but give them a unique global twist to create an unexpected combination of flavors.”
Wood & Grain's Raw Bar will be open at 4 p.m. and the full menu is available beginning at 5 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Wood & Grain's official opening is next Wednesday, June 28.