Lee Rogers

Acclaimed Eatery Closing

Chef open to new experiences

April 09, 2019 - 10:19 am
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An acclaimed South Carolina restaurant is closing, with the owner saying he's ready for something new.

Lee Rogers

The Post and Courier reports owner Robert Stehling announced Monday that Charleston's Hominy Grill will close April 28.

The James Beard Award-winning chef says that after 24 years running the Southern-flavored fine dining spot, he'd ``like to be open to new experiences.''

Lee Rogers
Lee Rogers

Stehling says that when he moved to Charleston, he opened Hominy Grill with a mission of making Southern food as respected as French or Italian food.

He says he doesn't have any big plans for the restaurant's last month, in part because he doesn't know if his longtime employees will stay until Hominy Grill closes.

Lee Rogers

Stehling says he wants to ``decompress'' before deciding his next move.

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