Vedrinski expands his restaurants with Cosa del Pesce

  • Monday, November 18, 2013

One of Charleston’s most acclaimed and accomplished chefs, Ken Vedrinski, has expanded his restaurant offerings with his newest venture, Coda del Pesce (Italian for “tail of the fish”). The 70-plus seat contemporary Italian influenced restaurant showcases the area’s most untapped asset—the ocean and the view and menu highlight this incredible bounty.

Located on the main street of Front Beach on the Isle of Palms (1130 Ocean Blvd.), most every dish at Coda del Pesce features fresh, locally or sustainably caught seafood in primi, secondi and piatti selections that change daily based on what’s fresh and available. The core of the menu is reflective of the local waters and Vedrinski will offer a fresh perspective to this style of cuisine. Vedrinski offers his popular house-made pastas and crudo loyal diners have grown accustom to at his downtown establishment Trattoria Lucca. Wines, all Italian, are extensive and mostly comprised of hard to find varietals, all hand-selected by Vedrinski based on relationships he has formed with the producers. Open seven days a week, the bar begins service at 4:30 p.m. daily and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on weekends. The phone number is 843-242-8570 and email is mfofa:codadelpesce.com


The Advertising Specialty Institute has awarded Frank C. Moore with a Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information (BASI) certification – the industry equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree.

BASI holders are recognized experts in promotional product branding with knowledge to understand and navigate the promotional products marketplace profitably and develop solid relationships with their colleagues that will help them prosper in the Ad Specialty industry.

Moore is affiliated with LEP in Mount Pleasant which matches products to company’s branding goals and budgets.

Century 21

CENTURY 21 Properties Plus welcomes Sarah Worel to its Mount Pleasant Office. Worel has one and a half years of experience in the field and most recently worked for Prudential Carolina Sun.

Worel specializes in residential real estate. She received her degree in Business from the University of Southern Florida and now lives on Daniel Island with her two children.

For listings in Mount Pleasant, consumers can visit the Century 21 Properties Plus website at www.century21properties.com.


As business leaders and involved citizens in the Mount Pleasant area, Allstate agency owners Brian Clyburn of the Brian Clyburn Agency and Paul Langston of the Paul Langston Agency have been designated as Allstate Premier Agencies fo

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon less than 38 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. This designation is being presented to Clyburn and Langston for outstanding performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of what they do each day.

The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience, and in achieving outstanding business results.

The Brian Clyburn Agency is located at 976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Suite F in Mount Pleasant and can be reached at 843-881-3418. The Paul Langston Agency is located at 1143 Chuck Dawley Boulevard and can be reached at 843-849-7477.

Small Business Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that Noah Leask, a service-disabled Navy veteran and president of Mount Pleasant-based cyber operations firm ISHPI, is the first runner-up 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year. Leask and his wife Lisa, a fellow Navy veteran, started ISHPI out of their home in September 2006. Today, ISHPI has 140 employees and facilities in Virginia, D.C. and San Antonio, in addition to its Mount Pleasant international headquarters. Notable clients include the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Central Command and the Joint IED Defeat Organization.

In April, the SBA named Leask the 2013 South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year. Previously, SBA had honored Leask as the 2009 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year for both South Carolina and the southeast for his mentorship of fellow veterans pursuing entrepreneurship. Leask continues to support veteran entrepreneurs through the ISHPI Warrior Program. ISHPI’s additional community outreach efforts include programs in support of the disabled, Native American youth and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Leask was nominated for the Small Business Person of the Year award by Linda Blanton, a consultant with the Small Business Development Center in North Charleston.

For more information on 2013 National Small Business Week, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw.

For additional information on ISHPI, please visit www.ishpi.net.

Edward Jones

Dimi Matouchev and Helen List of the financial services firm Edward Jones no the Isle of Palms recently received the firm’s Client Service Excellence award for being the No. 1 client service provider in their region.

Jim Weddle, Edward Jones’ managing partner, added, “Dimi and Helen are outstanding members of the Edward Jones team. While all of our associates understand the value of client service, it’s obvious that they have been striving to provide the best service for their clients.”

This honor was bestowed upon the team based on the results of a survey in which random clients were asked to rank the service they received from the teams of their local Edward Jones branch offices.

Barnwell Whaley

Barnwell Whaley registered patent attorney Bill Killough with associate John Fletcher recently contributed a thorough review of South Carolina Trademark and Unfair Competition Law for the Practical Law Company Intellectual Property and Technology practice area. The review may be viewed in whole online as a Practical Law Company subscriber and features information as to what statutes apply with regard to trademarks in South Carolina, what agencies oversee the issuance of said trademarks and service marks, as well as requirements for use and statutory bars to registration. Infringement cause of action and cause for dilution provisions are allowed in South Carolina and these are detailed as well, as well as information on anti-counterfeiting statutes, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices statutes, and significant trademark related claims in South. The entire South Carolina Trademark review may be viewed online at http://usld.practicallaw.com

Practical Law Company is a Thomson Reuters London-based provider of legal content and workflow tools to law firms and corporate legal departments in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The managing member of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, Bill Killough has more than 30 years of experience as a Registered Patent Attorney. Killough has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications, and he has litigated numerous patent, trademark and copyright matters. He is an industrial engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Killough also holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating and is included in Best Lawyers in the fields of intellectual property litigation and corporate law. He obtained his mediation certification from the South Carolina Supreme Court Arbitrator and Mediator Certification Board and has received training from the American Arbitration Association, specifically to assist with patent, trademark and intellectual property disputes. Killough’s other titles of interest include that he is a Kentucky Colonel, an instrument rated private pilot and a merit badge counselor for Boy Scouts of America Troop 502 of the Isle of Palms.

John Fletcher is an associate at Barnwell Whaley, concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appeals. While in law school, he was the research editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review as well as a member of the Order of the Coif. Fletcher has published various articles in the Journal of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Prior to joining Barnwell Whaley, he was a civil litigation attorney with the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby.

For additional information, visit www.barnwell-whaley.com.

Pet Helpers

Pet Helpers executive director Kevin Ryan has announced that Sarah Wees will join the staff as the James Island facility’s director of operations.

Wees comes to Charleston after serving as the operations manager at the Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association in northern New Jersey. She began her career in animal welfare as the program director at the Humane Society of Manatee County in Bradenton, Fla.

The Williamstown, Mass. native holds a degree in criminal justice from George Washington University, but maintains that she has wanted to work with animals since her youth.

After spending some time in the communications department of various nonprofits and volunteering with different rescues, Wees enrolled in the U.S. Humane Society’s online university and became certified as an advocacy management specialist.

Accompanying Wees to Charleston are her two rescue dogs, Jake and Jessie.

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