All aboard the BBQ train , which has recently rolled into Charleston with much hype and some pundits calling Charleston the "future of BBQ".
please! this restaurant seems to offer a few very tasty pieces of meat at ridiculous prices, and pretty much everything else is forgettable ( even the pictures of the food are unappealing ) and yet still receives a review with orgasmic rhetoric
I guess with enough hype you can sell anything for a short period of time , but in the end hype will always lose out to a good quality product at a reasonable price.
Orgasmic imagery notwithstanding.
Charleston is a hospitality-driven city, and I moonlight as a musician so I get to talk to lots of F&B folks. Downtown work makes it difficult to park both due to availability of spots and a focus on visitor (high-$, one-off parking). If the city wants to run on the bright smiles and brilliantly-plated dishes of our restaurant industry, it is a conversation well worth having to make it workable. Not free, not necessarily easy-peasy, but expecting people to fork over 1/10th or more of their gross income to parking alone is not workable. City planning isn't an arcane subject; there are people and communities that have figured this out amenably to all parties.
Interesting column, but the real problem seems to be voter apathy and not representative responsibilities. "Communities with higher levels of voter turnout have much greater minority representation on councils, especially as it concerns Latinos and Asian Americans." So, it would follow that in communities where council diversity does not match community diversity, the cause is probably that minorities don't bother participating in the election process. And my feeling is that if you don't participate in determining who your elected representative is, you relinquish your right to complain about him(or her).
Oh, you poor pitiful maligned martyr! You know what? You park illegally, you refuse to pay the fines for parking illegally, finally after racking up hundreds of dollars of unpaid fines they boot your car and you're a victim of the Man? We are all he victims of the choices we make. If your life sucks so bad change it to something you do like or STFU.
just imagine the economic boost to the state if we could just get rid of all of the white people. progressive nirvana! until it becomes Detroit...
Breaking news! The GOP just published their analysis of the VP debate. And Pence won......before the debate even starts.....in about an hour. They're clairvoyant, no wonder they are so smart!
In May 2000, the SC legislature voted 66 to 43, to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse dome and put a similar one at the Confederate memorial.
The NAACP was unhappy with the new location and decided to continue their tourism boycott. The flag was removed from the Confederate memorial in February 2006, and the NAACP lifted their boycott.
During the third quarter of 2006, state officials noticed an alarming drop in tourism revenues. After many surveys, studies and models, it was determined that a large segment of South Carolina's normal tourism market had ceased to visit the state. This segment comprised tourists from other Southern states.
"There was no organized boycott...." explains Tim Wheeler, VP of the SC Tourism Consortium. "It was mostly just word of mouth that spread like wildfire across the South."
"We just don't want to spend our money in a state that dishonors our ancestors and history," says JoAnn Reeves, President of Women for Southern Heritage. "Removing a Confederate flag from a Confederate memorial -- that was the last straw for us."
By the time the legislature convened in January 2009, annual tourism revenues were down ten percen from their 2004 levels, and both the government and private concerns that depend on tourism dollars were finding it difficult to make ends meet....
Rebel flag quietly goes back up
by Trace Gibbs
Tuesday, March 16, 2016
Outstanding article, timely written and insightful.Highly recommended reading for all consumers who purchase at both farmers markets and grocery stores.
I hv lived in Charleston for 9 years and I never saw a Confederate Flag nor a bumper sticker. In fact I still see Obama bumper stickers. Now what other city would Blacks visit? Greenville? I am sure there were no Confederate Flags flying around there. And tourists certainly do not visit Columbia. What for? To see the State House? Don't think so. You come to South Carolina to visit Charleston. So taking down the Confederate Flag, although a sincere gesture, should not have stopped blacks from coming here.
I'm from NYC and grew up with blacks. They went to my Junior High school and High school and college. Worked together. Never saw they were treated any differently then I was by my teachers, or employers. And since I was down here? At the job I worked at, same thing. I never saw any prejudice.
So to me, Flag or no flag. My dad was a Holocaust survivor. I still see the swastika flag, but I deal with it. And just for some reference, I had researched, and still to this day, more HATE crimes are committed on Jews in this country, than on blacks and Muslims. And Jews make up the least amount of the American population. Perhaps America needs to work on the growing problem of Anti-semitism that is brewing in our country.
These days, we prefer our racism to be passive-aggressive, not overt. So sure, the removal of such a visceral symbol is going to help things, but the problem is not going away.
Two tribes of trolls who vehemently hate each other duking it out on my computer screen - sounds like a cheap video game. And the author's head shot likes like a promo for an 80's soft-core porno.
"Researchers recently found that almost half of all out-of-state African-American travelers surveyed said that the flag’s removal increased their desire to visit the Palmetto State." But this does not say that it influenced their decision to visit, merely increased the desire. Perhaps the better question would have been "Would you have made this visit if the flag had not been removed?" But, then again, they probably wouldn't have had nearly as "dramatic" results. A poll can tell you whatever you want if you can frame the questions around the answers you're looking for and then present in the most favorable light ie. almost half sounds a whole lot more prominent than,say, 40%. And a further thought - was the same question asked to White visitors and how would their answers have skewed?
I saw Mr. Coates speak in North Carolina several months ago. His speech last 18 minutes, which was about the same length of time it took for the university president to introduce him. Coates seems to be a nice enough fellow, but he adds little or nothing to the national discourse on race.
Your comment is right there. Nobody's censuring, censoring, or banning you from commenting. You do you, Cosmo.
I posted a comment with my own words and no link here this morning but it is gone. Have I been censured or banned from further comment? Are you a trump supporter and that is why my first amendment rights are being shut down? That would make sense because trump is a dictator in disguise? Inquiring minds want to know.
Thank you for writing this article. It took a lot of courage given the unbridled anger spewing from many of the above individual comments from the Industry.
This is a self-regulated Industry in Charleston (check out the ordinance). The City does sporadic monitoring by an employee who has no veterinary science nor equine training and is only a part-time monitor. The City Vet is a fertility expert who works in Aiken, hardly someone who has experience with draft horses working in urban environments.
An Independent, Peer review evaluation needs to be conducted on this Industry. CAS has offered to pay for this study.
If the Industry has nothing to hide, then they should welcome an Independent Peer Review evaluation!
PS: The slaughter scare is simply not true. These horses could be adopted by caring equine owners in South Carolina within days; its been done on several occasions when the Industry allows these horses to be offered to equine owners rather than shipped off to slaughter. So please, don't fall for that scare tactic!
Hey Philip Michael - when you're finished with your head shots, take some time to attend journalism school. What a BS article. I'm an animal lover too, but it's easy to see that these horses are cared for and treated well.
The carriage tours are an excellent way to not just tour, but learn about the Holy City and it's history. We've taken several carriage tours over the years and have never seen a horse that was poorly treated, unhealthy or in distress. We've learned something new about Charleston with each carriage tour.
Yes, Charleston summers are hot and humid - but many of the streets have plenty of shade. The carriages stop often (allows the horse to rest) and the horses stroll at an easy pace. On our last carriage (in 2013), the carriage driver explained (at length) how the horses are on rotation between tours and the farm - to rest.
Did you actually suggest taking a tour in a car to see the city? "Stopping to get out whenever you want...". Hey - why not busses? Pollution, more traffic, safety issues....great idea.
Do your homework, like a a real journalist should.
Charleston City Paper - we'd expect more from you than this.
I looked forward to attending this event each year. Over the past few years this event has been plaqued with problems. I have learned not schedule my vacation around this event. Poor ticket sales could have been the results of changes of the concert date from 10/8 to 10/1, securing a decent old skool artist, and late planning. Who wants to purchase tickets to an event w/o knowing who the artist is going to be. SO SAD. SO VERY SAD.
What an idiotic article. Maybe you should be the one looking for a job. If I were your editor you would be. Also I just moved here. I love it here. I assure you however CHARLESTON is not the world destination you make it out to be.
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