We did a double-take when we heard that a business called Bull Street Gourmet & Market was planning to open up shop at Hope Valley Square, the new home for Pop's Backdoor, OnlyBurger, Rick's Diner and more off Shannon Rd.
I mean, a visit to their web site shows a bull-licious logo, so clearly they get Durham, right? Shouldn't they say "Bull City Gourmet & Market?"
Not exactly, it seems. The business in question exists on Bull Street in Charleston, South Carolina, and features a deli with sandwiches, soups, and salads -- plus craft beers, meats and cheeses, produce and other gourmet items. Located near the College of Charleston, this Palmetto State business gets good online reviews from foodies and collegians alike.
Given the name similarity, we're going to assume that this is, in fact, a new outcropping of a South Carolina fave. There's not much we're usually inclined to want to take from our sadder sister to the south, whose unfortunate exports have included too many northern-bound hurricanes and South of the Border tchotchkes -- but then again, Charleston's always stood out as a relatively classy outcropping (at least from a tourist perspective).
More on this one as we hear it; and, a hat tip to the N&O for the first mention, we think.