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Re: “Best Deli

According to a former employee the location on Dorchester has a great manager and is a franchise and does not keep electronic tips.

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Posted by nofaith on April 10, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Best Deli

East Bay Delis in the Charleston Area:

Downtown: 843-723-1234
Mt. Pleasant/Oakland Market: 843-571-2244
N. Charleston–Dorchester:843-747-1235
N. Charleston–University:843-553-7374

Feel free to telephone any of these places and ask if the employees get gratuities. Actually, someone like Paul Bowers should verify it – or a commenter that we can trust.

If you hadn't deleted the first flurry of posts, Chris Haire, we would have had that person on that was trying to contradict me. Remember the one that was defending greediness by lying through his/her teeth?

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Best Deli

"Also, after hearing that gratuities don't go to the workers, I think customers need to push for EBD to fix this."

Alright, brewengineer. It's good to have you on board.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Best Deli

I'm with you, brew. I have the BLT of the Month no less than 3 times per month. The Waygu is great. And yes, the number of locations is a big player in why EBD got the award. And if you're gonna give a Charleston award for "Best Deli", I suppose it's fitting to pick the local chain success story and the establishment that just so happens to have the same name as one of the city's most popular skreets.

But the first line of my first comment isn't really rhetorical. It's what runs through my mind every time I go to Teds and see people fighting for parking spots and to get in the door at East Bay.

I can only assume these folks have not given Ted's a chance. Otherwise, a turkey wrap / sriracha bastardization wouldn't seem like such a great idea.

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Posted by warwit on April 9, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Best Deli

warwit, this probably has something to due with East Bay Deli's multiple locations. They have popularity, just because they are all over the place.
Personally, I think Ted's Waygu Roast Beef sandwich alone should win this category.

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Posted by brewengineer on April 9, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Who has more ads in the City Paper? East Bay Deli or Ted's? Sure, voting for "Best Of" is enabled for the masses to feel good, but the CCP is a business like any other. It's going to highlight whoever pays it to do so.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 9, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Why would you ever walk through the doors of this overpriced, uninventive establishment when Teds is right next door?

At least when you pay Ted's $10 for a sandwich, there's an artisan feel to it and it doesn't taste like something made with ingredients you can get off the shelf at the Harris Teeter down the street.

Underwhelmed is the only impression I walk away with. Probably because the relative ubiquity and the "localness" of the East Bay name makes it low hanging fruit for "contests" and "awards" like this.

I can think of 5 places off the top of my head that offer a better deli sandwich. And let's be clear here. $10 isn't a lot of money for a meal anywhere...Charleston moreso. But it's still substantial when the product is about on par with what the average college freshman keeps in their mini-fridge.

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Posted by warwit on April 9, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Best Deli

With places like Ted's and Artisan Meat Share, I feel like the voters on CCP really need to get out more. I mean, I eat at East Bay out of convenience from time to time, but the food isn't exactly amazing stuff. Also, after hearing that gratuities don't go to the workers, I think customers need to push for EBD to fix this.

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Posted by brewengineer on April 9, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Best Deli

This is literally the worst deli I have been to in Charleston. I have been probably 5 times and each time was worse than the last. I have never in my life heard anyone say it was the best or even good.

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Posted by redblood on April 9, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Best Deli

Thank you for allowing me to speak freely.

See y'all next year when East Bay Deli wins "Best Deli" again.

I haven't just let this "go away", and I don't plan to do so.

I'll be bringing this up every year until either:

A) They start to give employees their deserved gratuity instead of stealing it.

B) They place a sign by each register that informs the customer that all electronic gratuities go straight to the owner.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Best Deli

"stated damaging information that could not be substantiated."

Next time you go in there, ask any of the workers if they receive electronic gratuities. 100% of them will tell you that they don't (unless a manager is buzzing around them). I can absolutely guarantee this.

There: you have your substantiation. Fact.

I should say that I love this place, but I have a problem when owners are greedy like this. Tips are meant for employees, not managers and/or owners. I think it's also misleading that they don't disclose this practice to the customer.

Will I let this issue go? I don't think so. Here's a business that is absolutely flourishing, and they take gratuities from their employees' pockets. This is what happens at all of their (prospering) locations.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 5, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8pO8r34RW…

say what you want about this particular movie...this scene says a lot about
the start.

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Posted by artrogue on April 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Best Theater Multitaskers

Congrats guys!

Posted by Kristen Ezovski Cassi on April 4, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Best Passive-Aggressive Facebook Page

Thanks, Kinsey! Haha!

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Posted by clasbyfx on April 4, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

Although I'm sure Liberace always thinks he is right..ugh...in this case He might even have a small correct point.
As far as the fashion of punk... Long before Hot topic, the retail fashion franchise called Merry Go Round made lots of money selling bondage wear, spikes and belts to mall rats in the late 70s and early 80s.
Although Liberace may assume that the whole thing was never a threat to the system. He should realize many people became part of the system but still carried their ethos into their future careers. Look no further than Charleston's own Columbian Neckties. The lead singer, Carlos Salinas, took his political versions of hardcore music, lyrics and activism into a career with Amnesty International where he worked tirelessly for the better treatment and release of political prisoners.
Punk should prob be differentiated from the hardcore punk and thrash speed metal that quickly spun off from it. It would seem the kids from Summerville owe more to Minor Threat than any other influence.
I'm glad they had a great time. I personally find it a little disconcerting that as a generation they didn't find something completely their own but..oh well.
I'm sure i have some animosity towards them..considering it was their parents who constantly harassed, never understood and dismissed anything we did back in the day.
As something that just kind of erupted across the world, I can tell you no one thought about it as a future or even had any ideas that the music would become a subgenre of rock that might last into future generations. It was just our thing.

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Posted by artrogue on April 4, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

Ron Liberte, you have no clue what your are talking about. You cannot speak of what you do not know. You are not, never were, and never will be a punk. Therefore your opinion of punk ethos is worthless. Your idea of punk is far from what it actually is and was; past and present.

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Posted by Paddy Jones on April 4, 2015 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Best Teenage Nightmare

Agreed. She was amazing to watch. I am also happy to have learned a new word, "otaku."

Posted by natj on April 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Seriously? This place is kind of meh. Do they make their corn beef and pastrami in house ? I know they have to ship in their cheesecake, I am assuming they ship in everything else. Too bad, they are not a real deli. I think I'll walk over Craig Diehls place when I want a real sandwich. PS I don't have a clue what Pronghorn said, but whatever it was, I am agreeing with him.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 3, 2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Best Heart for Radio

Brad produced The BTS Radio Show and his passion and creativity are the reason I still do the show. He is and will be missed, but never forgotten.

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Posted by Brian T Shirley on April 3, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Best Deli

Maybe Hannah will look into it. I've noticed that CCP doesn't pick on the ol' P&C any more...

Skaired?

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Posted by Jaxx on April 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM
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