Napoleon burgers, mac ’n cheese, beet and sweet potato chips, loaded baked potatoes: That’s just a taste of what’s on the menu at the College of Charleston’s new kosher vegetarian/vegan dining facility, Marty’s Place. The dining hall is named after Marty Perlmutter, the College’s longtime director of Jewish Studies.
A gift to the College’s Yaschick/Arnold Jewish Studies Program from several donors, including Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold and Anita Zucker, the 5,000-square-foot restaurant will observe kosher dietary laws and serve vegan and vegetarian dishes – making it the perfect choice not just for the Jewish community, but for anyone looking for a non-meat–based meal.
“Marty’s Place will increase our appeal to many prospective students, especially in the very competitive out-of-state market,” says President Glenn McConnell ’69. “Establishing a kosher dining facility on campus also goes a long way to making the College of Charleston a destination campus for Jewish Studies and Jewish students from across the country.”
Perlmutter says the restaurant is also intended to be a gathering place in the community. “We want it to be a place where people do what they do: Get together and eat,” says Perlmutter. “It is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant that is designed to be attractive to the local community.”
The public is invited to sample the menu at the restaurant’s grand opening on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Featuring curved ceiling details and an entry wall of Jerusalem stone, Marty’s Place is located at 96 Wentworth St. and will begin its regular hours of operation on Jan. 11, 2016: Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, closed.