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Comment Archives: Locations: 4 Stars

Re: “The Griffon

Great Place… With one exception

I really enjoyed the Griffon. Food was good and the beer selection was great. However, one bartender almost ruined it. It’s a small guy with black hair kind of spiked. Lee or Lloyd (I think). Wore a flower on his shirt and was very rude! Anyway, the place is great, but avoid this guy if possible…

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Posted by SCWriter on January 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Raul's Taqueria & Mexican Grill

A welcomed guest to a strech of Rivers Ave that includes little more than fast food chains and terrible chinese buffets. The decor is very cozy and colorful. Food is on point and delicious. Service is provided by some of the nicest people. with $5 amazing burritos it's a must for a quick lunch or a margarita at happy hour. Don't forget to try the horchata during a work lunch when the boozing is frowned upon.

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Posted by joshl725 on January 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Queen Street Grocery & Café

I don't know what some of these people are talking about. I think the food and service is great. My only problem is the price--I don't want to pay 22$ for two sammies and two drinks. Also my BF has celiac's disease, bring back the gluten-free options! The "hipster/punk" guy has always been helpful and respectful to me.

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Posted by downright citizens brigade on January 2, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Re: “High Thyme

I took The Critic and Stupid Mike from 105.5 The Bridge out there for and hear all the details:…

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Posted by Charleston Food Bloggers on December 31, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Red Orchids

Sauces and soups were outstanding. Chicken was a little dry, but everything overall was pretty good. Definitely one of the better Chinese food locations in Charleston.

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Posted by Mistweaver on December 26, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Sunflower Café

New to this state. Best hidden strip mall I have ever had the pleasure of going too. I started off by stopping for a Great Bloodymary next door, and ended with the most scrumpdillious eggs Benny I have ever tasted. customer 4 LIFE.

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Posted by Dragonhearted1 on December 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

This is the place to get great burgers and occasionally a beer. Every time I have gone my burgers have been great! The location is tucked away in a rundown shopping center, I drove past it 3 times before I actually found it. As far as the decor inside, its nothing great!! The decor is bland, bright lights in the dining area, fake flowers, cheap tablecloths, no pictures, no uniforms, and radio is always playing.
As far as the food goes, I don't care if I'm eating on a cheap tablecloth with fake flowers surrounding me, I'll eat there again and again. Now if I was going out for the night to grab some drinks with a few friends, I would go somewhere else.

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Posted by samf on December 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Biggie's Southern Gastropub

Tried the Monday night meatloaf and the gin and house made tonic. It was all good!
Can't wait to go back to my local neighborhood " gastropub".

Posted by luna4 on December 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

Always had a great time here, sure its a bit touristy, but living here, its nice to go out and do something fun like this place. Great ocean views, great Jerk chicken and they serve up a good solid breakfast too.

Only complaint would be that service while fair, is almost always very slow. The restaurant def runs on island time, but heck, with a view like that who cares.

Posted by shocksplicer on December 11, 2011 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Bottles

@Timmons, my first thought too. why would they need seats? Also, too much of a liquor selection? I have never heard of such a thing. Bottles is a great addition to Mt P and I will surely do most of my wine and liquor shopping there.

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Posted by joshl725 on December 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Bottles

I've been there three times and welcome their selection to East Cooper in general. I didn't get to the Grand Opening, but was there just after the soft opening and since. It isn't Total Wine, but then it is a third the size and actually in my (work) neighborhood. I would say that wine diversity is their area of least strength and the "beyond too large" liquor selection certainly could have been sacrificed a bit to this end. However, I certainly had no trouble finding something nice in the bourbon department. Local Terrapure FTW!

The growler station is plentiful; I've been able to find a good price on whatever kind of wine or beer I was seeking, and the staff is legitimately friendly and helpful up to and including recommendations.

@Mr. Connoisseur, Esquire: I have to take exception to the comment about egress from Moultrie Plaza, though... there's a traffic light for left turns, three other exits for right turns, a side street to cut over to Shem Creek. Heck, I'm sure you could land a helicopter in that lot if that's what the problem was. Between that and the seating comment, you lost me.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Bottles

So when did they have 2 "Grand" Openings? They had what in the world of retail is called, a "soft" opening a few weeks before. But I only saw and heard of 1 Grand Opening. And I agree with nofaith, lawyers should stay out of liquor stores on their lunch breaks... And their beer selection is pretty good. They don't have room yet for singles, but I was told that would be in the near future as well.

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Posted by kma71 on December 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Bottles

Great addition to East Cooper. Hate making the trek to West Ashley's Total Wine.

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Posted by OnTheMark on December 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Charleston Beer Exchange

Ok, ok. After discussions with many about my review, maybe i overreacted. maybe i was the one having the bad day and i did the same thing that i myself complained about and took it out on an undeserving party. I am giving 4 stars to even out to a 2.5 star rating. Jerks was probably a little too strong and it's really only one person who has rubbed me the wrong way so it's not fair to group the entire store in that light. I will maintain that the level of service i have recieved on many occasions was disheartening. I will maintain that their selection is incredible. And let's be serious, I will still go to some of those beer dinners because the quality, menu, and value is exceptional. Also, i wish i had an alias on citypaper website and not my name...haha

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Posted by joshl725 on December 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Re: “The Pour House

FCB, they OPEN the doors at 9pm (usually, but sometimes earlier for "early" shows...depends on the band). Don't expect the band to start when the doors open, that's just silly. If you go to a sporting event would you expect them to open the gates at kick-off/first pitch/tip-off time? Sorry you won't be back, they have some of the best music in town at (usually) very reasonable door prices.

I took off one star because you cannot get a PBR for $1.50 anymore. It's $2 during happy hour (which ends too early, IMO...and I'm not alone in that). Will I stop going? No way! Too much good music and too many good people for that.

(Perhaps someone could rewrite the description to reflect the raised drink prices...?)

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Posted by arteear01 on November 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The Macintosh

Very nice menu that changes based on what is the freshest available. We went with a group of 6 and shared a good selection of the appetizers and everyone enjoyed all, The Rabbit was very rich and tasty and the Fried Squash Blossom was unique and delicious. We also had a good selection of the various entrees with the beef Deckle being a big hit, also loved the Bone Marrow Bread Pudding as a side order. Only slight negative is that it is a very loud space which makes conversation difficult especially with a group.

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Posted by csquared on November 8, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Re: “J. Paul'z

The food here is GREAT! Wonderful selection and perfectly-sized portions. I live nearby and I don't eat there often enough! I normally sit at the bar and the bartenders are always friendly and talkative - quick to make a suggestion, depending on what you're in the mood for. Great wine list. The atmosphere is very nice, but still comfortable if you're having a casual night. Highly recommended!

[And for "Chef Lisa" who gave this place such a terrible review: If you were REALLY a chef, you would know there is no such word as "eatable." The word you were looking for is "edible." Your welcome.]

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Posted by hollyplay on October 31, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

Had dinner here last night and thought it was fantastic. Started off with the Pisco Disco and it was so damn good. A little too good as i finished it pretty quickly. Wednesday is also half price wine but my finance wasn't interested in drinking last night and I know I would have had a crucial headache if i finished a bottle on my own. We had the ceviche, salad, and garlic mushrooms to start off and they were all great. My favorite had to be the ceviche. We then had the seafood paella. The seafood was great but i found the rice to be rather salty. Service was great and venue beautiful. I definitely recommend.

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Posted by joshl725 on October 27, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Re: “James F. Dean Community Theatre

This is a great "little" theater to see a show. Only 240 seats (stadium style seating) means that there isn't a bad seat in the house. The seats are also assigned and you can select seats online or by phone. The show choices are good, the acting is also good. (This is community theater, so it's not Broadway, but still good to great performances depending on the show.)

The pluses, good seating, nice folks, good acting and free soda at intermission! wow, who does free anything anymore? Tickets are reasonable also.

The minuses, well, it's not Broadway quality, but this is rural South Carolina. That also means the shows selected are not going to be too far outside the "blue hair brigade's" realm of what is allowed. Rocky Horror is a stretch and kudos to the people running the theater for allowing something outside the ordinary.

Really there aren't too many negatives. The theater is run professionally and the lights and sound system are above average. Any show done at Flowertown is at the mercy of who shows up to audition, but the shows are generally above average in quality. The theater is clean, the seats are comfortable and the shows deliver.

Plenty of parking as well, so compared to Charleston, the show is the only cost. It's worth the drive to Summerville.

Now, as to my review (4 Stars) that is a comparison to community theater as a whole. I've been to a few theaters up and down the east coast and Flowertown is as good or better than most of them.

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Posted by Rob1863 on October 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Queen Anne's Revenge

I like the new chef and management. It's much better these days.

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Posted by zigzag on October 13, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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