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Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Amen. I have friends who serve by choice. They are making double and triple what their degree in history or marketing would bring them, either teaching or in the marketing field. How about the turnover at the Peninsula Grill? There is none. Someone needs to die before a spot opens up. Why? Because they can actually afford to live downtown very comfortably on what they make. A good server is a highly skilled profession that is not as easy as people seem to think. I always leave a generous tip, I like to be remembered by my servers and bartenders as a friend and not as a cheap asshole. I wish I could of been diplomatic enough to do this but my bad language, bad attitude, short temper and the inability to know when to shut up kept me in the back where I could be amongst compadres. Kudos Philip for making the right choice and will you be graduating soon?

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on August 30, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

This is just fabulous.

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Posted by charlestonfoodie on August 30, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Bravo! Albeit I have to say there are very few restaurants that have the in depth staff that Fig relishes. That is because management is doing there job with training staff to perfection & staff are happy to be a part of this program it seems. I was at Fig a couple of weeks ago & was overwhelmed with our server who could not have delivered any better service. She was an expert on wines, preparation, details of the cooking of certain dishes & knew exactly how long to linger.

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Posted by pdome on August 30, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Brilliant Phillip, loved every single word. Bravo, friend.

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Posted by jmstenn on August 30, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Nadeau Charleston celebrates first birthday next week

So the Nadeau that clung on for a number of years in West Ashley was a figment of my over-active imagination?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 30, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The Agenda: ACT shows 14% college readiness; Graham warming to Trump; Haley campaigning for NC's McCrory

No surprise here on Graham and his "warming" to a tyrant, who is becoming more of a "sheep in wolf's clothing" second-by-second. You know the mantra....support the GOP candidate "tooth and nail" even though he is really standing for the LACK of freedoms, not unlike TSARs of bygone eras.

The GOP states they support freedoms, but their definition doesn't include freedoms for everyone, but only freedoms that support control over certain people's lives:
"Freedom FROM women's rights", "Freedom FROM immigrants", "Freedom FROM the LGBT community", "Freedom FROM pluralism" (reason USA was founded in the first place), "Freedom FROM the poor and needy" and finally, "Freedom FOR personal and corporate greed". The GOP embraces the straight, rich, caucasian (Hello out there...the GOP is using minorities along with poor and less informed supporters to collect their bounty), christian male that helps to feather their political and financial nests.

Opposite of the spectrum is the "Love thy neighbor" (Jesus' words, not mine) type of freedom supporter.
"Freedom FOR women's rights", "Freedom FOR immigrants", "Freedom FOR the LGBT community", "Freedom FOR pluralism" (reason USA was founded in the first place), "Freedom FOR the poor and needy" and finally, "Freedom FROM personal and corporate greed".

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Posted by tupper29406 on August 30, 2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “What it means to choose a person over a lifestyle

I've had the pleasure of traveling across the US, Latin America, and Europe for business for the past 15 years. My girlfriend yearns for the day that we live in another country for a few years, but in my own way, I feel that I've seen enough of it to satisfy me. Everyone is different. Be yourself, challenge yourself, and question why you are envious of others, but don't ignore what makes you happy because you wonder why you are unlike others around you.

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Posted by Nope on August 29, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Re: “What it means to choose a person over a lifestyle

People do stuff like travel at different times of their lives - it's like having kids - some do it early some do it late and some don't have any - FB only shows the highlights

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Posted by Liz Buchanan Crowley on August 29, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Scott’s Bar-B-Que is opening in Chick's Fry House

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.

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Posted by ncspartan on August 29, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Nadeau Charleston celebrates first birthday next week

yippee! trader joes made of wood. don't you soccer moms ever get tired of being so...i don't know?...white women in Mt P with more FB friends than lives? so vapid. so self involved. it's a dresser honey. it won't give you an orgasm.

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Posted by ncspartan on August 29, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Cane Rhum Bar offers veterans and active service members free Navy Grog

Big shoes to fill in that hallowed location, but this is a good start.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on August 29, 2016 at 9:40 AM

Re: “The Blind Tiger is days away from reopening

Walked past it the other day and had many good memories, glad it's reopening.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on August 29, 2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Cane Rhum Bar offers veterans and active service members free Navy Grog

Also included in the special: a wheelbarrow for carting your liberty buddy back to the ship.

Posted by factoryconnection on August 29, 2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “The Man Who Made Me a Performer: Andy "Smoky" Weiner remembers local blues guitarist, Nik Pappas

Thank you, Smoky Weiner! Thank you for honoring my dear Nik in this beautiful tribute. Nik would have been so very touched, as am I. He was a wonderful soulmate and even better husband. I am eternally grateful.

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Posted by Donna Wells Pappas on August 28, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “A boy and his dog head to Lake Moultrie and try not to get eaten

Your story is incredible. Your story telling is impeccable. I loved it. If it were a book it would be a page turner for sure. Thank you.

Posted by John Perkins on August 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

After reading your article, I think your experience with unfriendly people in Charleston says more about you, than about Charlestonians.

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Posted by Karl Repik on August 27, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Re: “The Man Who Made Me a Performer: Andy "Smoky" Weiner remembers local blues guitarist, Nik Pappas

Smoky, I remember you rising in the midst of all the greats that performed on Cumberland's stage and Charleston's music scene.
I too won't forget jamming with Nik and yourself for many nights..... it was magic to me .....

"Blue Jack" Howerton

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Posted by Jack Howerton on August 27, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Tara Servatius leaves WTMA for Greenville's WORD

Sounds like some ignorant Charleston geechies have got their low country panties in a wad over Tara telling the truth....typical...isn't it. Never mind folks,Taras #1 on WORD FM in Greenville. Your lose.....OUR GAIN......DORKS.

Posted by Jim Howard 1 on August 27, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I was born here 64 years ago. My roots go back to the 1690's. Charleston is a very friendly city. It always has been. Just do not make waves or look below the surface. Even with the influx of people from off this has not changed all that much. We welcome visitors with open arms, take their money and send them home with fond memories. But be a local of poor means and you will be ignored and forgotten. We had a big showing for Charleston Strong but a year later nothing has really changed. The poor are still poor. Minorities are largely ignored and what used to be local shops that were affordable has given way to specialty boutique shops and high end clothiers. The locals have long since given up on living in the city. They can no longer afford it. Gentrification is ruining the cities variety. But bless our hearts, we are sociable and friendly.

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Posted by Lee Anne on August 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I work in the tourism industry.
In the last two weeks of Auugust, most of the Southern States send their kids back to class for some reason that I have yet to understand.(We dont have snow days. We do have to pay the A/C bills for schools that open their doors in mid August.)
Anyway, we call the last 2 weeks of August NY season, because northerners are all that we have on the islands.
We dread this time of year. People are rude, impatient, whiney and condenscending. They look at manners as a weakness and a Southern accent as a sign of being uneducated.(By the way our country was founded at Jamestown, not Plymouth. So it's Y'ALL that have the accents not us.)
The difference of how people treat each other in various geographical regions of our country is dramatic and bias against all things Southern is alive and well. One of the VP's at Kiawah told me about the the islands in the 80's. He said they wanted the land and not the locals.
Maybe what your noticing is a tipping of the scale as more and more Notherers move here, there are fewer and fewer folks left that will say "Mornin" or hold a door, say parden or M'am, Just look at Raliegh, Charlotte or Atlanta, which Lewis Grizzard called a "Yankee Colony" Are we becoming a minority in our own hometown?

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Posted by Richard Sweat on August 27, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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