New York Times: Southern Exposure
- March 23, 2013
For a town afloat on bacon-washed bourbon, perhaps the most visible sign of how quickly things have progressed is that there’s now even a juice bar in Charleston. Nicole Brown opened Dellz Vibez last August, around the corner from Dellz Deli, the beloved sandwich spot run by her mother, Maudell Grayson (a k a “Dell”). “I wanted to show people in the South that we can eat healthy and make it taste good,” Brown said. She makes elixirs like Spicy Coco Boy with almond milk, organic cacao nibs and a searing jolt of cayenne. Amid a stretch of recently opened cocktail bars, Brown hosts her own kind of happy hour, complete with juice shots, on upper King Street. She has plans to ship her juices nationwide, but for now locals are just thankful to get some healthy redemption after a night of too many cocktails at Xiao Bao Biscuit.