|Oliver Gift, Lowcountry|
A little further downtown, southerner Lowcountry is also dealing with some changes in the kitchen. The restaurant has brought in a native of Nebraska to take charge in the kitchen. Although that isn't quite below the Mason Dixon line, chef Oliver Gift brings some impressive culinary pedigree with him. He's had stints in the kitchens of Commerce and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Expect plenty of pork and regional seafood specialties from South Carolina on the new menu (212-255-2330).