About Brys

Brys Stephens is a Charleston, SC based cookbook author (The New Southern Table), and restaurateur (The Hub 30a, Little Jack’s Tavern, Melfi’s).

Before opening restaurants, Brys reviewed them as a restaurant critic for the Charleston City Paper, and also wrote for Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Garden and Gun. He has also tested and co-written a handful of cookbooks.

Brys serves on the board of an Alabama-based privately held corporation, and also of Growfood Carolina, a pioneering Charleston-based food hub.

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