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Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I love Hyman's and so does my family! We have celebrated births, birthdays, anniversaries, and engagements there for the last almost 20 years, and will continue to go for as long as we can. The food is truly indicative to what we Charlestonians are, down home cooking done in an southern fashion and flair, clean and modest, and the epitome of seafood in the south. Mind you, the sandwiches are too huge to mention and taste absolutely wonderful! The best sweet tea around, absolutely amazing Bloody Mary's for brunch and hush puppies that will shut your mouth. They now offer our own FireFly Distillery concoctions and the Blackberry Moonshine Margherita is my absolute favorite!! Let the hater's hate, they're always going to have to about something, but for those of us that LOVE our southern ways and seafood, Hyman's is the place to go to get the best Seafood any way you want it, Cold sweet tea for a hot day, and a lovely view of our favorite market streets!! To me Hyman's is already " Institutional Status"!!

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Posted by Terri Lynn Sahlbom on March 7, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

Brad & family: So sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers. Tom & Teresea Whaley

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Posted by Tom Whaley on March 7, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

We lost a great person. My mind can't even comprehend this. Life to short. Drew was such am awesome human being. I worked side by side with this man at Carolinas and he always had a big smile on his face.

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Posted by Benjamin Dennis on March 7, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

Prayers for the family, friends and co-workers that are left in loss and confusion. There will be a time where love reunites...

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Posted by Mike Finnell on March 6, 2017 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle's Signature Dinner was a marathon of Italian/Asian/American-imbued flavors

"Fried piggie ears" LOL

Posted by Mike Kearns on March 6, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “South Carolina lawmakers aim to label porn as a public health hazard

I am so glad that lawmakers are taking my porn-induced blindness, and hairy palm syndrome seriously. Mom always said it could happen, but I never believed her.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 6, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Thief allegedly robs Girl Scouts of their cookie money

Glad it got caught. And, I will stop using the term deplorable since it is a sensitive term now. I wasn't insinuating that Trump supporters are thieves, so I apologize to everyone - not just the "offended".

Posted by tupper29406 on March 6, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I stopped ordering sandwiches at Hyman's because they would always wrap the pickle with the fries, making the pickle hot and the fries pickley... No matter how many times I complained, it kept happening.

As a tour guide, I tell people that Charleston has so many great restaurants, that if they ask you to wait in line, they're too busy for your business. If you catch Hyman's with a short wait, fine - it's decent enough, but nothing special. If they want you to wait half an hour (not uncommon), there are many much better places to eat within a short walk.

I'm willing to grant Hyman's "Institutional Status" as a Charleston landmark, but nothing there ever made me feel like I had to go back.

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Posted by Letstakeawalk on March 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I have visited Charleston including Hyman's. I did so on recommendation of a relative. I however will say that people need to make their own judgements on anything. I was not disappointed. I do not think I have heard people say they got sick or it was terrible. People are going and returning. I had seafood else where in Charleston too. I think Charleston as a whole is a tourist trap if you want to start judging. I had a great time in the area. I say go for it and experience the food and atmosphere and just enjoy life. You will pay money and get food in your belly.

Posted by Mark Wilson on March 5, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

Sometimes I just want to eat fried shrimp and scallops with collards. I want to eat it in a place that is clean, has good service and seems to appreciate my presence. Hyman's is that (and more on the menu). My husband refuses to eat at the "tourist trap", so when I go, I must go with others. I am never disappointed. Unfortunately, when my husband picks where we go, that he deems is "Not a tourist trap" and has "good seafood", I always seem to leave annoyed by bad service, disappointed by poor quality food or both. I am always annoyed by the bill. Hyman's is great. I think Charlestonians biggest problem with Hyman's is it's unabashed marketing. The stickers, the stuff on the walls, the exit through the gift shop. They prefer a snobbish demeanor.

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Posted by Monica 1 on March 4, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

Heterosexual males , from early, want to have children and get married. It is innate. It is obeying the first great commandment to "Increase and Multiply." That some do not get married , some get children but do not get married, some marry and do not get children and some get do not get married and do not get children does not mean that they are gay.

Posted by Asiba Buffalo on March 4, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “South Carolina lawmakers aim to label porn as a public health hazard

I call BS.South Carolina has no way of executing its more than 30 death row inmates?The perfect solution is in their own thinking.South Carolina lawmakers have now filed a resolution to declare pornography as a public health hazard and weed is so dangerous that SC would become a death trap,there you have it.Lock them up and take them out with weed and porn!!.By South Carolina lawmakers ideas, they would not last but a few days on death row!!!

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Posted by Marty George on March 4, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “South Carolina lawmakers aim to label porn as a public health hazard

Does this mean our legislators feel that porn has damaged them?

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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on March 3, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I've been going to Hyman's since they first opened. They've seldom failed to please my guests & me. My late FIL loved their whole flounder. The only item on their menu I won't eat is tilapia. I don't eat tilapia anywhere, though.

Hyman's gets an A+ rating from me for their good food & even better staff.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on March 3, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

Hyman's is what it is...Not expensive...OK food....Lack of really caring by the line cooks is obvious...Butter won't melt on a baked potato! Yikes...Volume is their thing...We know that...It is a 5 on a scale of 10...don't expect much and you won't be comparing to others that want to gouge your wallet...

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on March 3, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I've gone to Hymans several times through out the years, mostly with guests from out of town. I like to show it off as a reasonably priced local seafood restaurant; where the food and service is always great. There are lots of great seafood restaurants in downtown Charleston, but most are pricy. Hymans is a great value, has it's own ambiance (so does Bowens Island) and I've always found the food very good. Eli is making it an institution.

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Posted by BernieGrant on March 3, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

List most people I know, I've only known of Hyman's as a tourist Trap. And as such, in 20 years in Charleston I've never eaten there. And I don't know that I recall ever hearing from anyone I know about the food. But...after reading this article I am doing to try it sooner or later and I'll report back.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on March 3, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Hush That Fuss?

When an officer is responding to an assault, the whole notion of Sheriff Taylor and Deputy Fife having a nice little chat with some troubled teens goes out the window. I don't want to see kids get roughed up, but bus drivers should be able to do their job without fear for their safety. Keep in mind also that getting arrested is a way of gaining street cred, and that is a huge problem in the African American community. Teens and young adults trying to prove they're black enough to their peers is not a reflection of police practice, but of a decayed culture.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 3, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “South Carolina lawmakers aim to label porn as a public health hazard

I don't cotton to the notion that only one problem can be tackled at once. There are a lot of people in the Assembly and Senate, after all. However, I'd like to see the proportionately-larger effort by our state's reps to combat the legitimate public health hazards in our state. Consider: drug addiction, mercury contamination of drinking water, long-delayed lead and asbestos abatement in low-income housing, the lack of guardrails on rural highways, and of course our crowning achievement: women being killed by their intimate partners.

Work on regulating porn, fine, but if you care about public health then put that much effort or more into things that harm and kill us every day, every year.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 3, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “South Carolina lawmakers aim to label porn as a public health hazard

I've heard that term before, but not sure what it means. What is porn?

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Posted by Clark Surratt on March 3, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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