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Comment Archives: Stories: Best of Charleston: Eating & Drinking Out

Re: “Best Deli

Thank you for allowing me to speak freely.

See y'all next year when East Bay Deli wins "Best Deli" again.

I haven't just let this "go away", and I don't plan to do so.

I'll be bringing this up every year until either:

A) They start to give employees their deserved gratuity instead of stealing it.

B) They place a sign by each register that informs the customer that all electronic gratuities go straight to the owner.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Best Deli

"stated damaging information that could not be substantiated."

Next time you go in there, ask any of the workers if they receive electronic gratuities. 100% of them will tell you that they don't (unless a manager is buzzing around them). I can absolutely guarantee this.

There: you have your substantiation. Fact.

I should say that I love this place, but I have a problem when owners are greedy like this. Tips are meant for employees, not managers and/or owners. I think it's also misleading that they don't disclose this practice to the customer.

Will I let this issue go? I don't think so. Here's a business that is absolutely flourishing, and they take gratuities from their employees' pockets. This is what happens at all of their (prospering) locations.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 5, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Seriously? This place is kind of meh. Do they make their corn beef and pastrami in house ? I know they have to ship in their cheesecake, I am assuming they ship in everything else. Too bad, they are not a real deli. I think I'll walk over Craig Diehls place when I want a real sandwich. PS I don't have a clue what Pronghorn said, but whatever it was, I am agreeing with him.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 3, 2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Maybe Hannah will look into it. I've noticed that CCP doesn't pick on the ol' P&C any more...


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Posted by Jaxx on April 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Chris Haire is in the pockets of the powerful Big Deli lobby. They've infiltrated the top ranks of the CCP. We will not be silenced. Wake up sheeple!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 3, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Best Deli


I pulled them.

Reason: They were stating information that: One, was hearsay. Two, wasn't a part of a critical review of the restaurant. Three, stated damaging information that could not be substantiated.

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Posted by chrishaire on April 3, 2015 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Best Deli

Censorship on this? Really? Would it be possible for an editor or any City Paper employee to explain this to me, please? Thank y'all.

If you explained the deletions to me, I wouldn't have to make the same posts again – but that's not a threat.

Kinsey Gidick?

Surely Sam Spence can put this matter to bed.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 3, 2015 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Best Deli

As a server that has been in the Food and Bev industry for multiple years I feel like I should enlighten you on what you have just posted. Over the past few years the laws have become stricter in regards to tip sharing and fair wage practices. Restaurants are not able to just hand over envelopes of cash to the servers from credit card sales. They are now requiring us to turn in those figures and they are now reporting those tips to the payroll company which In return we now have to pay taxes on. After the past few lawsuits involving local area restaurants my fellow servers and I are seeing our employers covering their own asses much to our dismay. I would say that whomever you are getting your info from is either sadly mistaken or very green to the current restaurant world. Perhaps instead of blasting a company on third hand knowledge you should have your source contact their company with their concerns.

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Posted by Chasgurl619 on April 2, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Best Chocolatier

Well deserved!!

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Posted by jdl91 on April 2, 2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Best Pub Bus/ Place to Hear the F-Word

Fook Yeah! 'DA Pub' is my favorite place to relax with a beer. Quite the eccelectic mix of folks.

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Posted by Jason Harris on April 1, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Best Fries

the duck club is killer!! the rest of the menue is solid. the staff kicks much ass. one of my favorite hang out/ eat spots in charleston.


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Posted by Justin Litoborski on April 1, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Best Year-round Brew

Haha, yep. Seasonal.

Kolsch or HopArt....

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Posted by leemajors on April 1, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Best Authentic Pub

Did you know they have a craft brew, very hoppy, that is limited to two pints per customer? It's because of the high APV, and they don't want you to get a DUI. Nice guys, and great place. Both of them.

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Posted by localhutch on April 1, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Best Year-round Brew

unfortunately this beer isn't year round...

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Posted by joshl725 on April 1, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Best Upscale Bar

Hell yeah!

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Posted by Rachel Enzaldo on April 1, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Best Local Cocktail Mixer

Best of all of South Carolina!!

Posted by Linda Mizell Eleuteri on January 21, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Best Asian Fusion

Basil? Best Asian Fusion instead of the more deserving Zen in West Ashley is a surprise win to anyone who eats at both restaurants regularly. I've had experiences at Basil that left me wondering why they have such a following other than their downtown location. Despite two hiccups their first year, the experience and consistency at Zen has me driving further when I'm craving those Asian flavors. I must however credit Basil for being a prime player of the redevelopment of Upper King St. into Charleston's hot locals-oriented foodie district.

Posted by cadetgray on May 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Best Mt. Pleasant Restaurant

It's best only if you consider the food and were born deaf. I won't set foot in the place again because I value my hearing over great enchiladas. Any restaurant where it is difficult to hear your wait person who is literally screaming at you is just a "tad" too loud. Call me old- fashioned, but dining at 100 decibels isn't "fine" in any sense of the word. If you must, go at a time when you can insist on sitting outside. I guarantee you traffic on Coleman Blvd will be much quieter than the noise inside.

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Posted by Brian Cheuvront on April 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Best Folly Beach Restaurant

I have been watching the show on Bravo and it absolutely looks like a place where I want to spend the rest of my life there.

Posted by Michele Gokey on April 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Best Deli

Well that is just crappy. I usually go to the one on Dorchester at Leeds, I will have to ask the next time I go in.

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Posted by JustJerry on April 1, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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