A Turning Wheel
Charc (pronounced like “Shark”) is a restaurant owned and operated by Bethany Cubble and Binger in the Inman Square area. Focusing on charcuterie and traditional butchery, Charc has gained a great reputation in a short time and is consistently busy. The food is top quality and highly sought after, so the 30-odd seats in the restaurant are always full. Even friends and kithain need reservations at least a week in advance.
Patrons can order from a constantly-updated list of charcuterie plates (Bethany and Binger make and age them themselves) or pick from the daily specials. If you’re a regular or very friendly with the chefs you’re almost guaranteed to get an interesting – and often cahllenging – amuse bouche and might occasionally score something special and rare coming out with your order.
As a thank you for the critical support of local kithain that helped them fund, launch and establish the restaurant they’ve started running a kithain-only dinner on the first Monday night of the month for just $15/head to help cover expenses (a typical dinner there including drinks usually runs $70+). They close the restaurant to the public and draw the shutters for privacy so it’s become something of an informal court session/party. Things are pretty relaxed, but a few times when discussions got heated or someone got too rowdy folks have been asked to leave. Cheeseburger is currently banned for a year and a day.