Image by TheDigitelImage by 20080608fuel.jpg Fuel offers local organic products, tacos, burgers, kebabs, and draft beer, as well as live music.
Built in an abandoned gas station, Fuel is a self-described "beach cantina in the middle of downtown." The restaurant touts its large outdoor patio, bocce ball court, and indoor/outdoor bar. Their menu features local organic products, tacos, burgers, kebabs, and draft beer, as well as live music.
Charleston Chow offers thoughts on the new restaurant:
Situated in a former filling station, Fuel Caribbean Cantina skips the tacky frills of palm fronds and Tiki huts and stays true to the structure's original function. It's adorned with smart-looking mechanic lights and has round, 50's something retro curves, bright splashes of white paint and a deliberately worn look (complete with period filling tanks) that recall a cafe that would fit right in on the edge of any white sand-meets-azur Caribbean beach.
Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Unfortunately, their zoning prohibits staying open past 11.
211 Rutledge Avenue, 737-5959
Update (June 23): The Post and Courier points out some of restaurant's history and background. Originally the building was a 1950s era Esso service station.
The building was bought by Trevor Whitmire and Justin Broome, who sought help from Architect Dan Sweeney of Stumphouse Architecture + Design to convert the building.
You can read more about the building's renovation (but not so much the food) in the full article.
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