Diners with a hankering for wide selection and heaping portions of comfort foods are back in luck.
S&S Cafeteria at 1104 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. has reopened after a fire in October forced the restaurant to shut down for restoration and renovation. The fire is believed to have started in a laundry room and was contained to the small area, but smoke and water damage throughout the restaurant that opened in 1978 forced it to shut down for two months.
S&S is part of family-owned Smith and Sons Foods and was started in Columbus, Ga., some 77 years ago. It operates eight old-school cafeterias in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, and has survived in Charleston while other cafeteria-style restaurants such as Morrison's and Piccadilly have faded away from the region.
The West Ashley cafeteria is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. and dinner from 4:30-8 p.m.
An app for that
A new iPhone app has launched in Charleston to help women discover all the best goods and services the Lowcountry has to offer.
The SoGood app was developed by Richmond natives Hillary Crittendon and Laura Martin to give women a social media platform specifically designed for business recommendations.
It's basically like a mobile connoisseur for women. Editors of the app, named “taste makers,” recommend businesses near the user's GPS location, and Facebook friends review them. Users can browse everything from local yoga studios to interior designers.
The locally-based app has launched in Charlottesville, Va., Charlotte and now Charleston.
On The SoGood website, the creators acknowledge it's not the first recommendation app on the market. Mobile tools such as Yelp and Urbanspoon have been helping consumers find top-rated restaurants and businesses in their towns for a few years now.
But this app is different in that it has a more striking interface, and it places more emphasis on the entrepreneurs behind the businesses, the creators said.
After 17 years in the Old Village in Mount Pleasant, Salon Mirage is moving to a bigger space in the Common Courtyard at 217F Lucas Street. The beauty parlor at 307 Simmons St., across the street from Moultrie Middle School, will open in its new location Dec. 15.
Holy City Barber at 684 King St. is hosting a holiday menswear market featuring styles from Drift, a Mount Pleasant surf shop, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. In addition to men's clothing and accessories, the pop-up shop will offer refreshments, gift packages by Holy City Barber and discounted gift certificates. Go to www.holycitybarber.com for more information.
Mixson Market in Park Circle is hosting a wreath-making workshop from 6 – 9 p.m. tonight . Kinfolk magazine will host the event featuring Charleston florist Lily Peterson. Attendees will learn to arrange flowers and even feathers into wreaths for the holidays. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served.
Reach Abigail Darlington at 937-5906 and follow her on Twitter @A_Big_Gail