New Charleston Restaurant, Wild Hare Smokehouse, Opens

For fans of barbecue, Charleston is already a great place to be. It is always a bit of a thrill, though, to try out a new restaurant. Barbecue enthusiasts will have an appealing new restaurant option in the near future.

As reports, The Med Eatery and Bar in West Ashley will close on January 29. The following month, though, it will be replaced by The Wild Hare Smokehouse. The new restaurant will offer slow-cooked barbecue, including pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, and the like. The new restaurant will be led by chef Joseph Jacobson.

Little is known about the restaurant thus far, and details will surely follow soon. It is hard not to be impressed by the concept, though. Nothing beats slow-cooked barbecue, and it sounds like chef Jacobson and his team are serious about getting the experience right.

There is no question, though, that the new restaurant will have stiff competition. West Ashley is already home to several popular barbecue restaurants. Only time will tell whether The Wild Hare Smokehouse can compete against them. There is, however, room for competition. For serious barbecue fans, it is nice to have several restaurant options, and barbecue provides endless diversity.

If all goes well for the new restaurant, it will be hard to get a seat for the next few months. Many Charleston foodies will want to try out the new venue and make up their own minds about the food it fofers.

The restaurant business is tough, as demonstrated by the closing of The Med Eatery. Let’s hope that The Wild Hare Smokehouse provides a level of quality and service that will create loyalty among its customers, while offering some unique barbecue in Charleston.