Last July, The Parish, the restaurant in the Pearl known for fresh oysters and Southern cooking, effectively split its space in two to create a second restaurant, the Palmetto Cafe. In so doing, it stopped serving brunch, allowing the new cafe to handle the shrimp and grits and sausage-and-egg biscuit sandwiches. Now, after six months in operation, the 38-seat Palmetto Cafe will become a private dining space.
Owners Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan shared the news in a press release, saying, "We've decided to focus on private dining, special events, and pop-up dinners." The switcheroo marks the return of lunch at The Parish on Fridays and Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come spring and summer months, lunch hours will likely expand, says the restaurant.
As for the now-private Palmetto Cafe, it welcomes inquiries from both those seeking private event space rentals and chefs interested in hosting pop-up dinners. It has a semi-open kitchen, a full bar, and beer taps. Interested parties can get in touch by calling the Palemtto Cafe at 503-227-2421.