CHARLESTON S.C. Thomas J. Parsell, the co-owner of Magnolias Restaurant, Blossom Cafe and Cypress Lowcountry Grille in Charleston, S.C, died last week in an automobile accident. He was 63.
Parsell and his business partner, chef Donald Barickman, are credited with helping to establish Charleston as a national culinary destination.
Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley called Parsell's success "the stuff of legend."
Parsell had already operated