By Pamela Brownstein
The opening of a new restaurant is always exciting, but even more so when it comes from the owners of Southern Graces Catering, Chris and Bethany Hewitt. Their latest venture, Burlap, located in the former Fried Green Tomatoes building on Boundary Street, showcases an
amazing array of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes that put a twist on the traditional for a memorable dining experience.
The Lunch Bunch loaded up on appetizers because they all sounded so good. The Lowcountry Nachos — Cheerwine BBQ pulled pork, housemade chips, pimiento cheese sauce, bread and butter pickles — that come in their own little skillet were declared a must-have.
From the breakfast menu, which is served all day, Daniel devoured the Lowcountry Boil omelet with shrimp, smoked sausage, cheddar cheese and topped with zesty corn relish. Elizabeth couldn’t resist the Burlap Benedict — a biscuit with two poached eggs set atop bacon finished with shrimp gravy.
Kim, who was full from all the yummy appetizers, opted for a bowl of the Brunswick stew. Buck, who is on a health kick, tried the Palmetto Chef salad with romaine, country ham, deviled egg, smoked turkey, tomato, cucumber, toasted pecans and housemade warm bacon
dressing. I enjoyed my Build-A-Trio salads with Green Goddess chicken salad, Smokin Bacon Pimiento Cheese, and a side of balsamic strawberries.
For dessert, there is an entire blackboard next to the bakery counter describing the multitude of cakes, cookies and pies available. We tried the Strawberry Shortcake cobbler in a jar and a piece of coconut cake, and both were excellent.
The atmosphere at Burlap is cheery with a pastel color palette and rustic touches, such as mason jar hanging lights. Kudos to Chris and Bethany for raising the culinary bar and giving Beaufort another awesome restaurant. Burlap is located at 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. For more, call 843-379-0555.