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Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

I am in Spain all month. EVERYBODY brings their multiple kids and multiple dogs everywhere. Bars, cafes, restaurants, tapas. Lots of wine and beer. It's actually seems perfectly okay to me and this is very acceptable in all of Europe. Of course they are all walking, unlike the majority of fatass Americans who have to drive everywhere. DSS would have a field day in Madrid and Barcelona. Guess what? Some kids still catch a swat on the ass when acting up in public in Spain. Gasp! The horror! Guess thats why I do not even really notice them here, they behave.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on October 1, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “You'll fall for these fall beers

5/6 ain't bad, I guess. I don't really love pumpkin beers in the first place, so I wasn't going into the Pumpkick expecting much anyway, but I was surprised I didn't hate it. Thx for the feedback.

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Posted by Sam Spence on October 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

"How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow "
Surely I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.
So you are going to drink and then drive your children home?
You deserve to be arrested and have DSS take your children if you do that.
Children do not belong in bars, PERIOD, and anyone who shows up at a bar with children needs to be turned back at the door.
I thought I had seen every sick columnist that the CCP has but this one takes the cake.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “You'll fall for these fall beers

Pumpkick is awful. The rest I am on board with. I love a lot of New Belgium beers, but Pumpkick belongs in the junk pile.

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on October 1, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

But several times in the past month I have left more than one bar because of children sitting at the bar. Not only is it illegal (I'm pretty sure) so I don't know why the managers allow it anyway, but single people don't want to sit at a table for four in a mass of screaming kids running around. I want to sit at the bar and unwind from my 12 hour shift in peace. So as much as your kids are enjoying watching football and having Shirley Temples please head to the back of the restaurant or just stay home.

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Posted by Kirsten McDanel on October 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

As someone that has played in a number of bands that do happy-hour shows, I've always appreciated having kids around. Those mofos are ready to dance like they just don't care while all the "party animals" are still too sober/terrified to even bob their heads. Rock on, little tykes. If mom has the right tip in hand, I'll even sing "Let it Go" for you.

As a parent, most of the advice in this article is solid: keep the kids out of adult stuff: fancy/smoky/gnarly/bawdy/romantic places and get them in bed before night. Your kids don't want to be there for party time. Kids aren't classy, so don't force them to be. And they should NEVER, EVER, EVER be running around or raising their voices any louder than the adults at the next table.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

In your own house away from people who do not want to be bothered by your annoying children. Or, get a babysitter. If you can afford to go out and drink, you can afford hired help for a few hours.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 1, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

The Barrel on JI near Folly.

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Posted by joshl725 on October 1, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Get off your steed and on a bike

And remember everyone:

Every extra person who bikes, takes a car out of traffic and out of valuable street parking.

That said, try to make them feel safe by avoiding passing them in a narrow lane and everything else you can think of :)

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Posted by VictorBennett on August 27, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Get off your steed and on a bike

More tips n' laws:
** Your bike WILL BE CONFISCATED by the City if you park on anything but a corral on KING STREET between Calhoun and Spring. Don't expect a note -- if your bike is parked illegally and disappears, grab $40 cash and head to the police station on Lockwood. And be ready to buy a new lock.
** DON'T TEXT on your bike -- it's illegal, you can be ticketed.
** Helmets aren't mandatory, just a good idea. Find one you like and give it a try.
** And to reiterate, USE LIGHTS on your bike -- white on the front, red on the back. You can be ticketed and fined if you're seen biking without them at night.
http://www.bikelaw.com/learn/

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Posted by OliveArgyle on August 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Your map to the magical realms of the Kingdom of Charleston

Nice map, Suchy.

Posted by missingtheblackpearl on August 21, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Six sour beers that will make your tongue quiver

This is a nice list of beers. However, Rodenbach is not brewed by the makers of bavik.

Posted by Rob Romanstine on June 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Sullivan's Island is the Lowcountry's family-friendly beach town

You should really mention something about the rip tides. Believe me when I say that the rip tide will take you away. There are more water missions for ignorant and misinformed people and anything on the Island. Trust me. My family has been there since 1906.

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Posted by mepmep on May 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Sullivan's Island is the Lowcountry's family-friendly beach town

VRBO has all the rental places on SI. Some of the older, non-beachfront ones aren't very expensive.

A trip to the top of the SI lighthouse was a standard outing for SI Elementary students in the early 80's. Great view unmatched from any other local building except the Morris Island lighthouse.

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Posted by Cid95 on May 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Charleston's best bet for a chill oceanside experience is at Folly Beach

How hipster kool is Folly Beach? Just look at all the plaid and craft beer being peddled to CofC kool kids.

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Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on May 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Gear up for summer in these beach-ready looks

Hubba Hubba!! I'd like to Michael-Sam that cutie pie midget w the tats!!

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Posted by FairGayme on May 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Charleston Digital Corridor wants to give Morrison an IT makeover

Development in this area has the advantage of excellent, existing transit connections to the North and South on several busy CARTA bus lines, including the #10, #11 and #20. Many younger tech workers prefer to put their time and money into paying off student load debt, travel and lifestyle than owning a car full time.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on May 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “A photographic tour of Charleston's swankiest offices

No hoax Curtis. Here's a link to the article is case you still haven't seen it.
http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBatt…

Posted by man_of_the_house on April 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Re: “A photographic tour of Charleston's swankiest offices

Was that column about Ms. Barna's retirement for real or a hoax? I saw it on the homepage earlier but now cant find it...

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Posted by Curtis Brown on April 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “A photographic tour of Charleston's swankiest offices

What he ^ said. The more perks an office has, the more time you're going to spend there. It's a great scam. No thanks. My home has alcohol and video games without the coworkers and the delusion I am doing something meaningful because I'm at work 80 hours a week.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 11, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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