Nopales! Yes, nopales salad, a dish familiar to anyone who has ventured beyond the Mexican border and eaten in the central or south part of the Republic.
Cinco y Diez (Spanish for Five and Ten) will be serving nopales salad, as well as other delicious traditional Mexican dishes--with a twist. Cinco y Diez is a new restaurant opening on January 21st in the building that was the first home for Hugh Acheson's celebrated restaurant Five and Ten.
Proprietors of Cinco y Diez are Acheson and restauranteur Melissa Clegg, an Athens native now living in Charleston. Native Californian Whitney Otawka, who was the chef at Farm 255, leads the kitchen. She spent part of 2013 in Oaxaca Ciudad in Mexico, cooking with famous chefs and perfecting a cuisine that uses "traditionally southern ingredients inspired by the pure flavors of the Americas," according to the restaurant's website.
If you want to see the menu, click here. The restaurant will be seat customers from 5:30 to 10pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 to 11pm, Friday and Saturday. There is also a brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 2:30pm.