Great food, but definitely not for the cost conscious.
Black Bean Co. disappoints with its rice-heavy + spring mix-heavy burritos that are skimpy on the main ingredients like Black Beans and Guacamole. Also: last week I ordered a burrito that didn't mention sprouts on the menu - but I got them. Yucky discovery to make when you get it back to the office.
Since I discovered Dellz Deli last night, I won't be going back to the Black Bean Co.
A previous reviewer hit the nail on the head - BB Co. costs more than Dellz, gives skimpier portions, and is simply not as good.
More authentic what? Wraps?
Wow- Chef Ellis really serves great wonderful organic food- good for the soul! He cares totally about being LOCAL- using Thackery Farms- a local farm and goes out there daily and farms himself- he cares about his customers and that is his primary concern. If you are vegan or not- stop in for a treat for the best organic tasty food around and good for your wallet too! Can't wait for the James Island location- more yummy food for the area-
I love Hominy Grill. Yes, it does get packed so plan ahead or get there early. To me, it's always been well worth the food. I'm a breakfast person so this place is FANTASTIC for me.
The last time I took people here was the last time I visit.
The portions are really getting skimpy - I would have to order 2 entrees to avoid being hungry and I'm 5'11 160lbs.
And the food is not as good as it used to be - it's getting downright insipid.
Forget these guys - they are completely resting on their laurels.
I can't believe these reviews. The food here is incredible. I've been here for breakfast, which was good but probably a little too hyped up. Fine, let the tourist go here for breakfast...
I went here for dinner for the first time on Monday night and I actually woke up thinking about my food from the night before. It was incredibly delicious. There were four of us and all of our food was delicious, one had shrimp and grits, one had cajun meatloaf and one had trigger fish with cheesy deep fried grits. I had lima beans, mac and cheese, mashed sweet potatoes and corn bread. I could eat these for the rest of my life. Not to mention that we all drooled over the menu and all had a really hard time deciding what to order.
Our waitress was helpful with helping us choose, very friendly and attentive.
I can't wait to come back here for dinner.
Delicious food, great quaint cafe atmosphere and personable service. I've lived here in Charleston for 3 years and I've never been to Toast but I'll definitely be back! Bottomless mimosas on Sundays for a delicious brunch ;)
If you like Black Bean Co. (which is decently good) you will LOVE Dellz Deli, wayyyy more authentic, much much better, yummier food. The wraps are twice as big. The price is much less. The service is much friendlier and much better. I used to order from Black Bean Co. at least 3 times per week, although they are nice, I feel their efforts are for franchizes and expansion, not for serving their customers. Dellz is devoted to serving her hungry customers yummy food that is great for them, not expansion and $$$$. Black Bean is pretty great yes, but Dellz blows them out the water. True story.
Best food for the price hands down.
Very very good place for breakfast. Laid back atmosphere, and the interior is decorated with (you guessed it) tons of renditions and pictures of dogs. They allow people to bring their dogs outside, and in general I feel like the place does a good job of embodying the spirit of Folly Beach.
Most importantly the food is great. They put their own little twists on traditional breakfast so the place has a personality too. Definitely suggest it, but go early to get a seat!
Went in today after recommendations from 2 different people. Food IS AWESOME. Just unbelievable. THe people working there were EXTREMELY FRIENDLY and was a pleasure to talk to. The pumpkin pie was DELICIOUS beyond anything that we had hoped for. THANK YOU for recommending. No doubt that we will be there if we are ever in Charleston.
Surprisingly delicious. Somehow when I make healthy food at home, it doesn't taste nearly as good! And it takes longer. I ordered online on Sunday night - the site said the food would arrive in 45 mins. It came in 20!
Great to have a healthy delivery option with easy online ordering (add/remove ingredients) - just like larger cities!
This place is a new fave.
Wow..springs...you are just all over the internet with your rantings about servers aren't you? And of course ranch dressing. I guess these poor people here are just getting to know you and it won't be long that they realize that your lazy ass has only worked at a donut shop ten years ago and that all you care about is ranch dressing and the two seconds it takes to get your drink. Regardless of efficiency. Wow...just wow....well done. Seriously get some help or some Meds. She is posting all over about every single fast food place or restaurant that the servers have done her wrong. Amazing! I hope it was my "turn" to rant here about her. I bet I should have not cleaned that beer bottle off the table before doing so...as it would cost her 2 seconds to get her a margarita. Oh well..I spit in it anyway.
This cafe is definitely geared toward the average college student, not necessarily a tourist looking for memorable meal. It's great food for its price and its location is perfect for a student on-the-go but I wouldn't say it's particularly any better than just any bagel shop. (Better than Einsteins and in my opinion Breuggars which are both withing blocks of campus)
"is full of completely subjective and untrue statements"
UH, NO they are ALL FACTS considering they all HAPPENED TO US, we went THROUGH THESE SITUATIONS!!! I wouldn't make things up. NONE OF WHAT I SAID WAS AN OPINION, NONE AND YOU KNOW IT!!! QUIT LYING TO THE PUBLIC!!!
How can you blame someone else for YOU bringing me the wrong item or forgetting the item or forgetting to put the order into the computer or putting in the wrong order into the computer?
"However, expecting every server to know by memory every detail of your lard-laden order or to check their notepad continuously while delivering food when he/she likely has 10-20 other guests distributed around the restaurant is ludicrous."
By memory, YES, by checking the written order, NO, NOT if you expect a good tip.
Quit being lazy and do your job. You should check the pad for EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. That's WHY you are getting an individualized tip.
So the other customers are MORE IMPORTANT than my order? If it is, then don't look at me when your tip is low or non-existent for being UNCARING AND TOO LAZY TO VERIFY ALL THE DETAILS.
IT'S ALL ABOUT LAZINESS AND BEING UNCARING!!!
You expect something at the end to be good, we expect something good during our service.
Just as you expect payment, we expect our server to GIVE A CARE about WHAT they are BRINGING TO US FOR OBVIOUS ERRORS!! If you don't care about our orders, we aren't going to care much about your tip. WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND!!! I will treat you the way you treated me in the tip.
It's called positive and negative reinforcement.
"then not realize that you were missing a side of ketchup"
It would be ranch, because I hate ketchup, but if they are that forgetful, we have had servers VOLUNTARILY decided to offer to bring condiments out ahead of time to avoid such a situation. You make your own destiny when it comes to tipping for the most part. I didn't say all, but for condiments, YES, YOU DO!!
"And you're married? The poor fool."
I am married, the SMART man that has a woman that knows more about a restaurant than some of these servers even. I am smart to check each price to see if we are overcharged, which we have had a number of wrong prices in restaurants before I caught, but the lazy, uncaring server didn't even **TRY** to.
"People like you are the reason that some servers become resentful of their jobs."
Why? Because we make you actually **WORK** for your money? What a concept, huh, WORK?
Because we know more than you do about the menu. Because we know why our food got to us wrong and you don't, because you have zero common sense to speak of or just don't want to admit that you are too lazy. In a way you did that you said it was ridiculous to check over the food for errors.
"competent people like me will NEVER serve ignorant assholes like yourself."
So I am an "ASSHOLE", because I told the ****GOD'S TRUTH*****? NO, that's YOU THAT'S THE LAZY ASS PERSON THAT ISN'T WILLING TO CHECK OVER THE FOOD.
If you forget my ranch even if you aren't my server(assuming it's on the ticket), that's your fault and it's my server's fault, because my server COULD HAVE OFFERED TO BRING IT OUT AHEAD OF TIME OR THE OTHER SERVER COULD HAVE VERIFIED THE TICKET, which most of the time they don't, because it's not their tip.
It's my server's job to check every OBVIOUS detail of my food that they don't have to TOUCH my food to notice the mistake, it sure is, because I am **PAYING THEM A TIP FOR IT**!!! You are VERY LAZY to say it's ridiculous to check over every detail as if others are more important. If that was your attitude at my table, I'd stiff your ass. You would be showing me you don't care, so why should I care about your tip?
I will treat you the way you treated my service. Act like it's YOUR FOOD is what you have to do. The other people can wait THEIR TURN. Check over every detail of theirs as well. Get good tips from ALL, not just SOME and quit blaming the kitchen staff for something YOU could have caught yourself!! QUIT BEING SO DAMN LAZY!!!
Hopefully you'll eat there when the woman that owns the place is in a good mood. The 5-6 times I"ve eaten there she's either very brisk and unfriendly or friendly. The food is a 4-5. Too bad since John Island doesn't really have many choices for breakfast. Also she is the only server but you often just order at the counter. I never tip her since all she does is run the food to the table. I bet that bugs the heck out of her but she deserves it. If she had been nicer I would easily leave a buck. The customer always has the last say thankfully.
Wow...it looks like Ken Burger has found his soulmate! I have actually found a more ignorant, completely off-base RANT regarding food service since Mr. Burger's unmerited and completely infactual article regarding the F & B industry. Considering you had to write a mini-novel with a overuse of capitalization in your highly emotional "review", it seems you have some deep psychological issues that you seem unable to deal with, except to blame it all on your servers. I could count how many times you used the words "STUPID" and "LAZY", but considering your entire review is full of completely subjective and untrue statements, it isn't worth my time. It is apparent you are disrespectful to the waitstaff in the establishments you patronize, while keeping an incredibly detailed journal of every bad experience you have had while dining out. Yes, servers make mistakes. Sometimes, the kitchen makes mistakes. Some servers are even "STUPID LAZY IDIOTS" However, expecting every server to know by memory every detail of your lard-laden order or to check their notepad continuously while delivering food when he/she likely has 10-20 other guests distributed around the restaurant is ludicrous. However, "ludicrous" statements lie rich in your entire review. If you are as much of a witch as you seem to reveal yourself to be in your amateur wording of your review, then it probably is likely that one or two of your "LAZY IDIOT STUPID" servers did, in fact, "FORGET" to put in your order, possibly contemplate "DROPPING" your food on the ground, and then not realize that you were missing a side of ketchup and that your bacon wasn't light brown instead of dark brown and that your BBQ sauce is on the side instead of giving you that extra side of fries.
And you're married? The poor fool.
From someone who's been in the industry for a decade, and is quite successful yet wishes to never deal with "STUPID LAZY IDIOTS" like yourself:
People like you are the reason that some servers become resentful of their jobs. People like you are the reason that movies like "Waiting" with Ryan Reynolds are made...and quite depictive of reality. People like you are the reason that intelligent, kind-hearted, attractive and competent people like me will NEVER serve ignorant assholes like yourself. Being mean-spirited may be your only trick in the book, but it clearly is not getting you better service. And clearly you're not attractive, because just by laws of nature even pseudo-attractive women get better service. Or maybe you're attractive and just a tad psychotic? Who knows.
Get a life. And please, cure both our problems by NOT going out to eat.
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