YES!! Finally a taco article to weigh in on. As a self proclaimed connoisseur of the folded delicacy I would disagree that they aren't sexy. Also not sure what Red Drum is doing on here Lost Dog, and Outta My Huevos (its there title track...) both have superior options. There are too many great spots in town to list all, but this is great. Once Scratch gets going full steam and White Duck opens we can maybe kick Taco Boy off the list completely though happy to see them at the bottom where they belong.
Canlt wait to try out the "General"...Thank you...
Because CCP on balance glorifies booze to excess, the blood of everyone killed in DUI accidents and booze related domestic and criminal activity is on your hands..
the beginning of this article just made DAY.
You left off one major point of etiquette:
Take turns at the oyster table! No one thinks it's cute that you've been posted up at the same spot all night scarfing as many oysters as you can, especially those jockeying for the open spots at the table around you. Back off and give someone else your spot for a round or two. Amazing how many people don't get this one.
SO happy they are finally addressing this problem. Lucca is one of our favorites and a place we love to take out of town guests, but we basically stopped going because of the noise. What is the point of taking friends if you can't talk to them across the table? Fantastic news!
The Green Door sounds like it has some good food (never been there). So do lots of other places in CHS. However, Big John's has been around since the late 50's. That kind of lineage means something and BJ's will be around for a long time.
I hope the Green Door gets its own venue and builds a similarly lasting reputation of its own.
"I worked there for three years as a server one season."
Where did you park your TARDIS while working?
Roti Rolls Rules!!!!! Anything Cory does, he does with panache. Panache is just too scary and foreign sounding for the Condon Crew. Back to the same ole same ole for Big Johns cause y'all know what the Chuck needs is another humdrum boring bland greasy place to eat. In the meantime if y'all are looking for me, I will be running after the Roti Rolls truck.
Roti Rolls is so freggin' delicious. Cory, take my money please, you've earned it by far. Looking forward to you opening another Green Door at the future Ingleside Plantation!
Bottled beer is perfectly acceptable at local oyster roasts. Bringing your own sauce is not.
Also, using a folded hand towel in your off hand is preferred by many, good hosts always have a stack of those available.
Lastly, most cuts at oyster roasts are from the oysters themselves. A knife with a guard is preferred.
Thank goodness. I wish more restaurants would do this.
I worked there for three years as a server one season. By far the loudest restaurant ever, even louder than when I was in a packed Chuckee Cheese when Santa showed up, was not as loud. The Trattoria's constant din could only be trumped by, (dare I say) the morning the Windows of the World restaurant fell. That, was likely louder. Anyway.
One day I'll never forget, was during service suggesting and offering to acoustically squelch the room on the cheep simply by carpeting the underside of the bar, tables and chairs. Chef seemed interested, I went on, and said that since the tables are not round , the same size and square, that I could do it very quickly too.
"This place is pretty loud." I said. .... He looked at me and shouted
"You think this is a pretty crowd,?! Just wait till this weekend.
"Well, diners, your complaints have not fallen on deaf ears (tee hee)." well done, ma'am. I did, in fact, tee hee.
"One person's definition of "noise" can be different from another. But when you can't hear the person across the table from you, then that is definitely a noisy restaurant. Glad this guy listens to his customers, and hopefully there will be some improvements. Places like "Wings" in N. Chas. will always be too noisy, and that is why I don't go there any more. Wild Wings downtown is not as bad.
Ryan Condon is a moron Big Johns had tater tots as a food program before the Green Door and it was a dingy pit that made you feel like you were going to get shanked. Thats what you want to bring back??? @cgi-bin laden that a bold statement from someone who claims "I have celiac disease" in a review...sure you don't need a dictionary or a medical text book to figure that one out do you!
Park Circle has one or two open locations...
"Some of us are tired of pulling out an anatomy textbook and a foreign language dictionary to order dinner."
This is friggin South Carolina. You have about 1000+ restaurants tailored to producing plane jane American cuisine. So now you are angry because one place dared to offer something different (and delicious if you actually had the bollocks to try it). Aside from the scary menu, this just sucks that a good honest businessman invested time and money to make a place special and different in the city, and is now getting booted because the owners had differing opinions. It may be partly Mr. Burke's fault for not getting this all in writing, but the current owner could at least allow him to have a closing party to help raise funding for the next venture.
Best restaurant in Charleston. But if I wanted to eat in quiet, I can eat in my house. Hope the atmosphere (fun, energetic) doesn't suffer.
Some of us are tired of pulling out an anatomy textbook and a foreign language dictionary to order dinner. If all y'all are going to boycott Big John's now, I may become a regular.
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