Meet Charleston’s newest culinary pop-up, Braised & Glazed

February 22, 2022

Braised & Glazed has launched its pop-up in Charleston. Chicago natives, formerly of Urban Counter, Chef Adrian Ion, owner and head chef, and his wife, Taylor Ion, marketing and events, created the concept to bring affordable hand-held eats, access to mixed cuisines and easy eating to the Lowcountry by kicking off 2022 at local breweries and events.

“We’re bringing some of our favorite bites from all over the world to Charleston. From Chicago, to Romania, you can expect new flavors and dishes at every pop-up along with recurring staples, like the Tavern Burger”, says Adrian.

Braised & Glazed features seasonal rotating menu options of different cuisines which have included chicken shawarma, beer braised bratwurst, braised beef tacos, southwest stew, braised pork belly BLT, white bean hummus with warm pita, chicken Tinga tostada and a double patty smash burger with a pretzel bun called the Tavern Burger, all at affordable price points. “Pop-ups and food truck menus don’t have to be expensive to be delicious. We’re focusing on simple, seasonal, local ingredients that make up affordable options great for pairing with a beer or cocktail,” says Taylor.

The pop-up is rotating around local breweries like House of Brews West Ashley, Two Blokes Brewing and Snafu Brewing Company and selling menu items at bars like Dalila’s on Spring Street. “We do this because we love sharing great food with people. We hope to expand to a brick and mortar one day, but a food trailer is next on the list for us so we can expand the menu, travel to more locations and do more catered events,” shares Adrian.

Find Braised & Glazed this and next month:

  • Saturday, February 26 at Two Blokes Brewing from 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4 at House of Brews West Ashley from 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5 at Snafu Brewing from 4 – 8 p.m.

For a recent menu, more locations, how to contact for events or catering and more about Braised & Glazed, head to the website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.