As I was walking from my house down King St. this weekend with some friends, I could not believe the amount of stores/restaurants that have closed and the amount of empty space. Some of these are already in process of being converted to new businesses, but quite a few looked to have just closed and were for sale. I’m hopeful that this means we will be getting some exciting new shops and places to eat.
Our journey lead us to the Rarebit, which is a new bar/restaurant that has opened on upper King. Along with the Rarebit, which is among the slew of new places about to open in this particular spot, I am also very eager to try out The Ordinary and what looks to be another upcoming restaurant where Chai’s was located.
Rarebit is a small place that I instantly fell in love with. They serve an amazing breakfast menu all day long, and have lunch and dinner. As I’m a huge fan of specialty-type drinks, their drink menu was fun. The favorite is a drink called the Moscow Mule that had ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice.
I also had almost completely forgotten about Poogan’s Porch‘s popular throwback menu. At the beginning of the new year, Poogan’s throws their menu prices back to when they first opened 35 years ago. The menu is still pretty much the same. I think that this restaurant personifies southern cuisine. Among the items are fried alligator, mac n’ cheese, and shrimp and grits. Since they are participating in Restaurant Week this year, these low prices are very limited, and will not be available again until the last week of January. Luckily, I got to take advantage last night, and you should too!