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Re: “Let's take a look at Top Chef: Charleston's cheftestants

Casey Thompson, are you sure you have your facts straight? She lives in Napa Valley but is executive chef at The Inn of Ranch Santa Fe in San Diego.????

Posted by pdome on December 2, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Details on the transfer of power from Joe Pasta to JohnKing Grill + Bar

That sucks. I remember when that place was LaLa Lucci's or however it was spelled.

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Posted by jadenova on November 30, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Details on the transfer of power from Joe Pasta to JohnKing Grill + Bar

A burger with fries for $8 while still ridiculous is well below the downtown market rate.

Ultimately it comes down to this: why aren't Charlestonians making un-fancy, reasonably-priced pub food a good business choice for restaurateurs? Volume begets deals.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 30, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Details on the transfer of power from Joe Pasta to JohnKing Grill + Bar

gourmet prices I'm sure. So long cheap liquor drinks

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Posted by William Zeigler on November 30, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger's upgraded look and menu work

nice look, nice menu, but that makes it not the Blind Tiger

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 30, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Details on the transfer of power from Joe Pasta to JohnKing Grill + Bar

"gourmet bar" - check the link and read the menu. it's as "gourmet" as Juanita's and Andolinis.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 30, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Randi Weinstein launches FAB, an all-female F&B business conference

Equality = Equal Opportunity not equal results. You have to earn it. And YES gender bias is discrimination!

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Posted by truthrus on November 29, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Randi Weinstein launches FAB, an all-female F&B business conference

It's not discrimination. It's support and education.

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Posted by Radish Rabanette on November 29, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Randi Weinstein launches FAB, an all-female F&B business conference

Do we really need more discrimination ? How about a FAB conference for everyone. We don't need a Black Job Fair or a Female FAB conference.

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Posted by calm assertive on November 28, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

The parking issue that WJH mentioned is nothing to scoff at. As a musician, I get to talk to the FOH and BOH staff after closing and the financial burden of parking costs, citations for expired meters, and the like cuts into wages very significantly. For workers that arrive at 4pm when the city is still full of day staff and leave at 10:30 all the way out to 3:00am, there isn't even a public option. The city absolutely must recognize that if it is going to balance the economy on server's trays, it needs to take some of the burden off their backs.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 28, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

So many young ones heading off to NYC and larger cities (just had a few over for Thanksgiving in our NY place - great excuse for me to make cornbread and pork sausage stuffing), where they can make good money and have a chance to spread their wings and possibly advance. Restaurant owners here need to learn the old pay more - get more - stay longer - cheaper in the long run rule. A few of the better places know this and seem to have great success because their people stay. All those F & B kids in NYC like it here, many grew up here, but just can not afford to live here and have any kind of life. I really have to give props to One80 and Turning Leaf, both great programs and also to Mickey and Scott for stepping up. If they ran background checks when I started, 90 percent of the BOH would of been out of a job, myself included.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on November 27, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

Given the pay offered, weak transit system and high rents, Charleston won'the ever have the workers it needs. How does keep pay low help this. It costs 20 dollars a day to park downtown. Rent for a one room apartment is 1500 a month. No trained businessperson would accept those numbers.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on November 26, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

I started in this business when I was 12 and went to culinary school at 18 and owned my own restaurant in Charleston by the time I was 23. I sold it in 2010 seeing what was coming and it was the best decision I've made.. I now drive a truck for a major purveyor in town and still have contacts in town and the talent pool is atrocious, you have major names in the chef business coming here but not the line cooks to back them up... why? Most cooks can go anywhere else and make 20-30% more. Start paying staff the money they are worth and they will come running.

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Posted by jwh1119 on November 25, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Lewis Barbecue unlocks its doors Tuesday — here's the menu

NCSpartan wrote in another article: Fuck yes!!! good food made for the community. can't wait for the opening. i volunteer to moon that Lewis aberration after I have some real Q.

What did John Lewis ever do to you? Go meet him. He is a very nice guy who would help you learn to cook BBQ if you asked.

Posted by Steve R on November 25, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

There's a staffing problem. Wild Wings just closed so there are some unemployed restaurant people right there.

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Posted by jadenova on November 24, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Get a turkey sandwich to-go on Thanksgiving from SNOB, Halls, High Cotton, Old Village Post House Inn, or Rita’s

Why would Hall Management Group be so broke that they have to open on Thanksgiving...? That is not a good thing to do....Talk about overrated....They are...

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on November 24, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

Way too many venues for amateur help...When J&W was here, very good...But a lot less restaurants...There are too many....Most think they are great, but they are not....

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on November 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “After 24 years on Market Street, Wild Wing Cafe says goodbye on Wednesday

Great. Another restaurant on the Market shuts down to make way for a hotel. Does anyone remember the Gourmaticery? That was where the French Quarter Inn is now.

Posted by jadenova on November 24, 2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “GALLERY: Dreamy goat.sheep.cow.north now open

I was there just today and was so very impressed with the expanded space, new bar & patio, and polite & helpful staff. I'm happy for them both and wishing continued success in their new location. Don & Sharon

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Posted by s. on November 23, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Re: “McCrady's Tavern has plenty of hits and some unique B-sides too

Had lunch at the Tavern last Saturday and enjoyed the food very much. The only caveat was when I asked for a merlot, was told they did not have one by the glass, so I changed to a Malbec and was served a Malbec/merlot blend . . . what the ??? But most disturbing was the fact that the wine was ice cold, colder than the water we were served and I was told when I mentioned it, that it was the proper temp for red wines . . . . ?? really. S. McCarthy

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Posted by Susan Cavalier McCarthy on November 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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