Hominy Grill owner/chef, partner to open new restaurant mid-June

Chick’s Fry House, a new restaurant venture by Hominy Grill owner and chef Robert Stehling and business partner Dave Uecke, will open mid-June on Charleston’s upper peninsula.

People yearning for a Southern-fried meal might want to try James Beard award-winning chef Robert Stehling’s coming new restaurant.

Chick’s Fry House at 1011 King St. on Charleston’s upper peninsula will feature fried chicken, hot donuts and cold beer when it opens mid-June.

Stehling hails from Hominy Grill as chef and owner. His business partner in the new neighborhood diner is Dave Uecke, the director of operations at Hominy Grill.

The new eatery marks Stehling’s first foray into another venture since launching Hominy Grill in 1996. It will have the same neighborhood feel, but cater more to counter service and offer fried meats, biscuits, sandwiches and Southern vegetables.

The restaurant, open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, will seat 40 inside with additional seating outside on a shaded patio. The restaurant will also have a pickup window for pre-ordered meals.

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