Black Bean Co. in the News & Special Announcements

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Charleston City Paper

Black Bean Co. injects fresh energy into the food scene

A handful of tables dot the inside and outdoor patio of Black Bean Co.'s tiny Spring Street location, but the bulk of their business is takeout, delivery, and catering. Local art adorns the walls, and proprietor Ellis Grossman keeps the operation green, with energy-efficient lights and biodegradable utensils and vessels. The restaurant's website is cleanly designed and has a streamlined, user-friendly online ordering system. It lets you customize your order with optional additions, subtractions, and sides. It may take a few times to get a feel for the current online menu, but the food is original and appealing.

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Charleston City Paper

Black Bean Co. Opening on Spring Street

The Black Bean Company, a vegan-friendly restaurant owned by Culinary Institute of Charleston poster boy Ellis Grossman, will open at 116 Spring St. on Sept. 1 and his concept is a big, appealing one: energy food.

Grossman's menu encompasses healthy wraps, gyros, and salads made from local products (when available).

"If you only use the best products, you get the best finished product," he astutely points out."

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The Culinary Institute of Charleston

CIC Grad Ellis Grossman Opens Black Bean Co. Restaurant

The Black Bean Co. occupies an attractive new space at 116 Spring St. just west of Rutledge. Grossman describes it an an "energy food restaurant where what you get will fuel you for the day!"

Susan Cohen of The Charleston City Paper says that "the menu is broken down into several categories, our favorite being the 'Good for the Soul' section with items like the Spring Street (chicken or turkey with hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh tzatziki, and sprouts). Thanksgiving Joy also has a certain appeal with its combination of turkey, mixed greens, cranberry dressing, sprouts, and fresh mozzarella. Vegans get their own section with eight wraps that range from the Ginger Palmetto (heart of palm, mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, carrots, banana pepper, and tofu) to the Festival Wrap (black beans, jasmine rice, zucchini, squash, and avocado). Grossman also has plenty of salads to choose from and a handful of intriguing specialties of the house: fresh spring rolls, California roll, gazpacho, wheat grass shots, ginger mint lemonade, and pasta salad."

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