One of our newest RVD clients is The Heyward, a marvelous new(ish) restaurant on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg - just a few doors down from Pilgrim Surf + Supply and Mast Brothers. Named after South Carolina poet DuBose Heyward, the restaurant serves “New Southern” cuisine inspired by the classic regional cooking of Charleston and Savannah. Think grown-up, reimagined shrimp & grits, spicy fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, fresh seafood and pastas, and an absolutely killer raw bar... all paired with pre-prohibition era classic cocktails and an impressive wine list. Boasting gorgeous interiors and an oval open kitchen, The Heyward manages to be both laid-back and sophisticated without breaking a sweat.
In an effort to introduce The Heyward to some of our favorite food writers and social media mavens we hosted a weekday lunch soiree a week or so ago - suffice it to say that we all ate (and drank) a little too much. We'll let the pictures (taken by Ethan Covey) do the talking.