Queen Street Hospitality last week opened the doors to their newest restaurant concept, Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen, which they say offers "nostalgic, coastal casual home-cooked Southern fare with a focus on fresh, local seafood."
Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen is an ode to Florence Powell, the great grandmother of Jonathan and Patrick Kish, the CEO and COO of Queen Street Hospitality. Ms. Powell's recipes, which have been passed down for generations, are highlighted on the menu and include her special Deviled Crab Cakes, Seafood Gumbo, and Johnny Cakes.
"To us, family is everything," Jonathan Kish said. "We're thrilled to open up Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen to Charleston and give everyone a glimpse into what our family suppers have looked, and tasted, like for decades. This project has been a really special labor of love."
Florence Mosley was a born in 1908 in Charleston. She worked at The American Tobacco Company’s Cigar Factory, where she met and married the plant manager Jesse Powell. They enjoyed their life in the Lowcountry crabbing, fishing, visiting the Limehouse Farmers Market on Wappoo Road and creating delicious home cooked southern meals. They passed their recipes down to their granddaughter Tyler Kish, wife to Steve Kish chef/owner of downtown restaurant 82 Queen since 1982.
The menu at Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen is divided between Snacks, Salads, Seafood, Oysters, Poultry, Granny's Dishes, and Sweets. The restaurant offers a full oyster bar, highlighting rotating weekly fresh bivalves. The beverage menu offers light, tropical cocktails including Granny's Punch made with Coconut Rum, Spiced Rum, Ginger Beer, Pineapple and Orange Juice. Other highlights include a classic Mai Tai, Aperol Spritz and a Sweet Tea Mojito. You can see the menus below:
Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen is located at 49 S. Market Street. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am - 10 pm for lunch and dinner, and on Sundays from 9 am - 4 pm for brunch.