Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • User Ratings

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Food Trucks

Re: “Diggity Donuts

Visiting Charleston from out of state, my boyfriend and I found out about Diggity Doughnuts from researching various food blogs and magazine reviews that gave them stellar marks. We visited the shop on a Thursday about an hour and a half before they closed, it was very quiet, only us eating inside and a few others dropping in to pick up doughnuts. We ordered doughnuts and coffee with the owner who seemed very nice and down to earth. I was pleased with unique taste and flavor of the doughnuts, as was my boyfriend (someone who typically doesn't eat vegan or vegetarian food). After enjoying our doughnuts and seeing on the menu that they served a Sunday brunch in addition to their regular doughnuts we decided to stop back on Sunday to grab brunch and doughnuts to take back home to our families.

Sunday we arrived right at 11am when they opened and placed our order for 2 breakfast sandwiches and doughnuts. The woman helping us at the front desk was very nice and when we placed our order for breakfast sandwiches she told us it could be about 15 minutes and asked us if that would be okay before she put the orders through. We said that would be fine and she reassured us the doughnuts and coffee would be out shortly while we waited. We took a seat outside and the doughnuts and coffee came in about 5 minutes or less, as she told us. The doughnuts were hot, fresh and quite delicious, we were not disappointed on that front. We were talking and waiting patiently for our food when we saw the time and realized it was 30 after. At this point we were a bit annoyed but figured it had to be coming at any minute. 15 minutes later, however, we still had no sandwiches and were wondering what the hell was going on. By this time we were ready to go in and ask for a refund for our sandwiches so we could be on our way after waiting for 45 minutes. Though about this time the woman who rang us up at the front came out to apologize and tell us they hadn't forgotten us and our food would be our any minute. So we held tight, seeing as it seemed the food would be right out. 15 minutes later at noon, we still hadn't got our meals. By this point we were really quite frustrated as I would imagine most people would be after a "15 minute wait" turned into an hour, with no updates letting us know how long it would really be so that we could decide to skip it. So I walk in about to ask what's going on when the owner walks out with 2 breakfast sandwiches, so I ask her if those are for my boyfriend and I and she says "I don't know, are you sitting outside?", in an aggravated tone as if she didn't notice the 2 of us sitting outside (there were only 4 people seated outside, my boyfriend and I included, and she had been back and forth to serve the other table).

The lack of updates on the increasing wait time was extremely frustrating. However at least the woman at the front desk seemed genuinely sorry for the inconvenience, whereas the owner seemed annoyed and unapologetic. It's not like I expect people to bend over backwards when things go wrong but a genuine apology from the owner and perhaps an "is there anything I can do for you?", would have helped. Especially disappointing because it's a small business and the food is quality. I hope they can learn from this and hire more staff, get more equipment or stop serving brunch.

Posted by clownNaround on June 14, 2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Diggity Donuts

Ambre is now in a storefront location (616 Meeting Street)!! This is my best dream come true. I have been in love with Diggity Doughtnuts for the past several years. No one makes a better doughnut, no one. Sublime is an inadequate word to describe these amazing creations. And now to be able to walk through a door & purchase them at my leisure (Thursday through Sunday)? It doesn't get better than this. Bring on the Nutty Roosters!!!

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by JRZGRL1 on January 8, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Re: “The Foodie Truck

Agreed, where have you been? Best Food Truck in the Chuck!

Posted by CIACulinaryKid on September 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Re: “The Foodie Truck

Where are you guys?! I work downtown and every Friday I'd notice your truck at the True Value parking lot on E Bay. You hooked me with the pork belly steam buns early summer. Then the battleship & the bloody mango slushie. Then the oyster sliders after that. I also remember those delicious crispy pork tacos & then that delicious okra side dish. The fries were the best too. Sniff, I miss U guys...and the calamari!
Your number one fan, lee

2 of 3 people like this.
Posted by Lee Haskell on September 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Hello My Name is... BBQ

put it in yr mouth

4 of 6 people like this.
Posted by Stefanie on September 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Hello My Name is... BBQ

I became a fan of HMNIBBQ from their truck. Now that they have a brick and mortar location, I eat at HMNIBBQWHQ at least once a week. I really enjoy the quirky combinations of toppings and sauces. Grilled pineapple, pimento cheese, bbq bacon, and sriracha mayo is one of my favorites. For sauces they always have sweet red, vinegar, and mustard. Specialty sauces rotate regularly and include Green And Bold, which is made from green pepper jelly; Pineapple Habanero; Pear Bubbly; and Cherry Cola, just to name a few. Recently they have been making ghost pepper sauces. If you like your food to bite back, here's one place where you can match the spice to your tolerance.

The food is good, the service quick and friendly, and the prices fair.

3 of 5 people like this.
Posted by Charles Robinson on September 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Hello My Name is... BBQ

mmmm

4 of 7 people like this.
Posted by grumman on July 30, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Autobanh Food Truck

Their food is amazing folks - go eat some banh mi sandwiches! The porter marinated beef sandwich (can't remember the name) was delicious. As is everything they serve.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Ryan Montgomery on July 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Autobanh Food Truck

Super Delicious! Crispy chicken sandwich a must! Their spring shrimp rolls w/peanut sauce are extreme fresh and yummy! Be sure to quench your thirst w/their teas :) My sandwich was made very mild spice due to Spice Shyness. *Perfect*

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by MSandE on September 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Autobanh Food Truck

I had an amazing sandwich tonight! Please go check them out soon. I promise that any problems might only come from the fact theyve been open less than a week. The two are super friendly and eager to talk to everyone who comes by! Have a bite of the Marinated pork and the local shrimp spring rolls!

4 of 4 people like this.
Posted by chssean on May 19, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Roti Rolls

Thanks, City Paper readers! We're pumped to win this in the "Best Food Truck" category's inaugural year---even though winning "Best Rolling Food Machine" last year was awesome as well. Come celebrate with us on the streets! Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/roti.rolls), Twitter (@rotirolls) or iheartrotirolls.com to see where we're rolling next. It would be awesome if you City Paper folks could update our contact info as well : )

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Roti Rolls on March 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Tokyo Crepes

How can you go wrong? Crepes, berries, bananas, nutella, chocolate, nuts, cream cheese, custard, ice cream, holy cow! The combinations are mind boggling! They are sooo nice too!

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Atlfrog on August 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Tokyo Crepes

I had a banana-nutella crepe and then later a chicken crepe. Both were delicious. If you're out on Folly and want a quick and tasty meal, then stop by Tokyo Crepes.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Rokko on May 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Tokyo Crepes

These days it's hard to get people to agree on things. Some people like wearing shorts all the time, but other people think you always have to dress up nice. Some people like movies with cartoons in them, but other people only like watching real people. How do you find a middle ground? You don't. It's impossible. But, there's one thing I've found where I think we can all agree: food. People like food.
Now before you argue against my statement, think about it for a second. Everyone I've ever talked to likes food. My mother likes food. My brother likes food. My stepdad likes food even more than my mom. The president likes food, too, probably. I've never eaten with him, but I can picture him sitting at a table eating a big bowl of macaroni and cheese right now. Homeless people ask me for money all the time just so they can buy food. It seems to me that food's pretty popular.
And, when you really think about it, there's a lot to like about food. It tastes good and it's good to eat. That's all I can think of for now, but those two things alone make me like food. Furthermore, I just thought of something else: Food is probably the healthiest and best thing to put in your mouth. You can ask a doctor about that.
And, so, thus, eat at this delicious crepe truck.

Posted by dsc on March 21, 2010 at 2:16 PM
Classified Listings
  • 39 Rue De Jean
    I don't get it. Why the complaints? This is not a fine dining place. It… -TheObserver
  • 39 Rue De Jean
    Rue de Jean is a Charleston classic that never disappoints. Downtown is so saturated with… -Chas 40oz
  • The Park Cafe
    I've been to Park Cafe twice. Pretentious, overpriced and blah food. The restrooms are labeled… -Rokko
  • Diamonds North
    Had a great time nice staff beautiful ladies love the drinks i seriously recommend it. -lcalderon

Powered by Foundation   © Copyright 2015, Charleston City Paper   RSS