SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 15, 2013 14:11 ET

New Charleston, WV Restaurant Inspired by City's Past and Future

City's History Comes to Life Inside Charleston Marriott Town Center

CHARLESTON, WV--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) - Inspired by the city's early industries, an exciting new choice among restaurants has emerged in Charleston, WV. Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen, conveniently located within the Charleston Marriott Town Center, is rolling out a hearty menu designed to meet the needs of busy travelers while bringing fine dining in a warm and friendly atmosphere to local residents.

Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen, through the expert guidance of Chef Tyler Murray, are tantalizing guests with a variety of appetizers, quick fixes, American classics and innovative flavors. The restaurant's "Five. Ten. Twenty." menu aims to offer something for everyone, whether looking for instant gratification in five minutes from a tasty appetizer, to a simple, fresh, fast and fashionable Chipotle BBQ Chicken Flatbread or Cobb Salad. This brand new eatery inside the Marriott's distinctive Charleston Civic Center hotel is quickly gaining momentum with its delectable tastes and taming big appetites. Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen features innovative hand-crafted entrées like a 10-ounce NY Strip steak, "Bridge Brew Ale" Fish & Chips and Sesame Tuna. 

Creating the restaurant's name from two industries that were first developed in and around Charleston, the Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen recognizes the early West Virginia Salt Mines, the beginnings of the state's chemical industry and the first production of salt by Native Americans. Before the settlement of Bulltown, the Delaware Indians were making use of the salt brines as early as 1770 along the Little Kanawha River. Soon after the settlers began entering the area, salt became a prime commodity sought after by other areas of the nation.

Experimenting with the laying of brick in the streets of Charleston to rid the city of spring's annual quagmire of mud, Mordecai Levi began improving the hard packed dirt streets of the city in 1870 and developed the first patent on a Brick Paver system. Still years away from the automobile age, Levi paved Charleston's Summer Street the first year and with financing from a partner managed to pave an entire downtown block three years later. Within a short span of 25 years, the innovative experiment in Charleston had become the norm in cities throughout the United States.

The Charleston Marriott Town Center's Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen bring to light this fascinating history by featuring local ingredients in seasonally crafted menus. Paying tribute to Charleston's founding industries through its name and atmosphere, the Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen also features a variety of signature cocktails, bottled and draft beer, and wines by the glass. Serving freshly brewed Starbucks coffee drinks, Taylor's of Harrogate and Tazo hot teas, this Charleston, WV luxury hotel has gone all out in creating a bistro that is uniquely reminiscent of the city's early adventures. The restaurant is designed with spacious facilities for robust Sunday brunch seating and private dining spaces for more intimate occasions.

About the Charleston Marriott Town Center

The Charleston Marriott Town Center is a vibrant downtown luxury hotel welcoming guests to Charleston, WV with newly renovated guest rooms, enhanced amenities, exceptional service and a variety of affordable hotel deals and discounts. Providing complimentary on-call shuttle service to and from the nearby Yeager Airport (CRW), the hotel's attentive staff and spacious social atmosphere allow both leisure and business travelers to make the most of their travel time. Boasting 17,500 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, this impressive lodging is also an ideal destination for corporate meetings, business conferences and elegant social gatherings.

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