.... creative food
Every visit we enjoyed delicious, reative food and cocktails plus affordable wines. What's not to love?
I'm with you, Ron! Honestly was thinking the same thing-exact same food but owned by Sean Brock and it would be the most outstanding thing ever! I've been to this Sermet's location and personally thought the gnocchi was amazing and not just fine.
Eight months ago I pointed out that after less than a year the BBQ restaurant fad had given way to Nashville Hot chicken and I predicted that most of Charleston's restaurant hacks would be chasing a new fad inside a year. I predicted the Hot Brown, tots got here first and everybody has to have their variation now.
Connelly - here's a road trip: hop Amtrak going North, switch trains at Penn Central in New York to the Adirondack Limited and ride it to the end. This time of year the ride through the Adirondack Mountains along Lake Champlain is absolutely breathtaking. Then when you arrive in Montreal, take the elevator up four floors from Canadian National Station to street level, hail an Uber and have the driver drop you off at the nearest bar, any bar. Walk in, order a Molson Red and a poutine. When the bartender hands you your food tell him you ordered poutine, you love poutine, and this is nothing at all like the poutine you've had back home in Charleston. Demand that he bring you the real stuff.
"residents are willing to overlook subpar cuisine in favor of an inexpensive night out at a place within their neighborhood. Factoring in the cost of the food, parking, and the time it takes to sit in traffic, it's no wonder James Islanders aren't willing to make the trek downtown on a random weeknight."
Or maybe James Islanders just don't buy into the City Paper-perpetuated hype that food has to be glazed with Sean Brock's ball sweat and Mike Lata's taint shavings to be good and are perfectly fine with the low key culinary atmosphere as it stands.
And not sure what reality you're living in, there is hardly any traffic heading from JI to downtown on a weeknight.
.. Continue to spread misinformation tupper..
On average, those in the bottom 40% of the income spectrum end up getting money from the government. Meanwhile, the richest 20% of Americans, by far, pay the most in income taxes, forking over nearly 87% of all the income tax collected by Uncle Sam.
($24 for 3 scallops....$19 for 3 bites of tenderloin)
"the first bite tasted like I was eating a sauted orange rind. "
"The sauce was the exact same flavor as Papa John's pizza sauce."
THE SCALLOPS -
..."were so salty that I was grateful that there were only three of them"
..." suffered the misfortune of being seasoned with a heavy hand. The risotto, conversely, was not salted enough and still possessed the telltale crunch of being under-cooked. "
THE TENDERLOIN -
"Unfortunately, the only flavor that I could taste was the smoky grill grates "
"The first bite wasn't so bad, but after forkful number three I was perfectly fine with foregoing the meat to pick at the pure."
"They are barely as good as they need to be to attract an audience."
...." Sermet's food is fine. Not excellent and not awful. Just fine."
"I've realized that the food is just fine and that's actually fine."
SO...although there were a few positive notes on the dishes at Sermet's (i.e. the eggplant) , I can't help but Wonder how this critical overall review still allows this restaurant to be rated as "just fine" It seems to imply that James Islanders less discerning palates will be OK with this kind Of "mediocre" fare. Is it possible Sermet's is just kind of getting a pass just for being around for so long downtown?
Ultimately I can't imagine how this Cuisine will consistently appeal to the overall demographic of James Island.
Time will tell.
It's nice to see something different than the usual food review in this paper praising every single restaurant as the best thing ever. (See the article about Le Farfalle's $50 cheese).
She obviously had issues before she went there , the food is outstanding !
Ah, get off your political high horses! Must sting, huh? The crux of this article reveals just one thing. The middle class can NEVER afford such luxuries since we are bearing the entire nation's tax load, while the rich live off of our backs paying hardly anything - courtesy of the GOP.
Yes, political comments shouldn't be addressed regarding this culinary experience.
Randall, I'll let the editor know.
I can't believe the CCP "editors" let you put in that asinine comment about trump supporters. Really distasteful
I believe the Gospel tells us "Let he who has not made a typo cast the first misplaced modifier." I stand by that.
Safe spaces are very important to people, Kinsey Giddick! You have violated the sacred safe space of the food section with your triggering words! Oh, the blog post about this will. be. seething!
But, seriously: "weather the truffle could improve..." Don't set yourself up like that.
The Trump reference in your dinner review was inappropriate.
I won't continue to berate you as I can see I am not the only one who feels this way.
Time to take a refresher course in journalism.
Proof read! You have a hideous error in the article. Weather vs. whether! Annoying.
Did they make YOU sit in one of those awful bar booths with your party of 6?
Thank you, thank you to the above person who wrote in:) cc4s.... I was going to write that also...we don't need the reporter's political sarcasm in a food review. I mean seriously??? In all the years growing up and living in NYC and reading the NYT's food reviews and going thru all their food critiques thru the years, I cannot recall, ever, ever, having anyone of them throwing in some snarky political comment in their review. Leave it to hv a writer at the City Paper to throw one in. But not surprised as a week ago there was an actual article written about Thomas Ravenel endorsing Trump and how shocked the City Paper was, or the reporter was. It may hv been this one. But who remembers and who cares! I think I am living in the Twilight Zone....
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