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Re: “goat.sheep.cow. to open a NoMo location next year

No more NoMo. Quit repeating the silly hipster monikers, nip it in the bud. Going with justsomeguy on this Kinsey. Just say Morrison or else next you will start calling South of Broad - SoBo and the Crosstown - CroTo, etc etc. That would be horrid.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on March 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “After three chefs, Básico finally hits its stride

Very pretentious place. Lest they forget they're in the ghetto? Even hiring a city paper staffer as a publicist can't fix that.

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Posted by LeahStew on March 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “goat.sheep.cow. to open a NoMo location next year

Give up on the term NoMo! It's a complete misnomer - Morrison Drive is just under 1 mile long - there isn't a North Morrison. If there were - it would be tiny, and would NOT include the new student housing 930 NoMo nor Royal American. Why not just call it Morrison Drive?? Morrison Drive encompasses everything you call NoMo. 'Upper Peninsula' perfectly describes the whole peninsula north of, say, Huger Street. 'The Neck' more specifically describes the former-industrial peninsula north of say, Mt. Pleasant Street. 'Morrison Drive' describes the up-and-coming tech-and-restaurant area that includes Royal American, Martha Lou's, Sante's, Half Mile North, Tattooed Moose, etc. NoMo means nothing. It provides no extra clarity or specificity to an area. Just please, please stop.

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Posted by justsomeguy on March 18, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

Back when I was serving on OK City, we had a really, really good cook in the (then) MS division. When he was on day-cook rotation and it was "Fried Chicken" day in the galley, everyone on the ship knew to expect cut-up chicken, on the bone, in the skin, fried to perfection.

Capital-F, capital-C "Fried Chicken" is a specific meal, not merely an ingredient. This is not to denigrate the fried, boneless chicken breast parts of a Buffarella wrap or sandwich, but they're ubiquitous and available at honestly just about every restaurant out there. General Tso's Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Sweet'n'Sour Chicken all contain fried pieces of chicken as well, and yet Chopsticks House wasn't included on this list.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 18, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

Fried chicken leg, thigh, bone in breast, all Fried Chicken. Drumsticks just happen to be my preferred part.

A boneless fried chicken breast on a waffle, in a wrap, on a bun, cut into strips, is not Fried Chicken.

That would be chicken n waffles, a chicken wrap, chicken sandwich, fingers even.

Not Fried Chicken.

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Posted by Jaxx on March 17, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

Jaxx, I'm not sure where we're disagreeing. In fact, you're worrying me.

You do know that fried chicken is fried chicken, right? Right...you just said that.

So what precludes the fried chicken included with Rare Bit's Chicken 'N Waffles from fried chicken status? Absolutely nothing. Well, other than your smug requirement that fried chicken be a fried chicken LEG and not just fried chicken.

I just did a double take on the article headline to make sure I'm not just going crazy. Much to my surprise, I saw that it read "fried chicken" and not "fried chicken leg." Don't you find that interesting?

For fuck's sake, I can only imagine having a conversation about barbecue with someone as unjustifiably arrogant as you.

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Posted by warwit on March 17, 2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

What a filler piece. Why not the the Pavement Parkway. Chicken is to menus as pavement is to streets.

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Posted by Curtis Brown on March 17, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

Fried chicken is fried chicken. No waffles, no syrup, no strips, wraps, or buns.

A properly fried chicken leg is a thing of beauty, not to be trifled with.

That said, I will tear up some chicken and waffles. But it ain't fried chicken.

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Posted by Jaxx on March 17, 2015 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

Let's meet halfway on this, Jaxx. While I don't think fried boneless breasts on sandwiches should count, there's something to be said for the savory taste of the breast on rare bit's Chicken 'N Waffles. Some people eat both together. I like to wash down my waffle (breakfast) with the syrup-drizzled chicken breast (lunch). As standalone fare, both will do nicely.

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Posted by warwit on March 17, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Is King Street the fried chicken freeway?

This is misleading. Fried chicken is served on the bone. The rest(fingers, sandwiches, wraps) don't count.

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Posted by Jaxx on March 17, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “And Robert Stehling's fried chicken restaurant will be called....

sides are$2.50 with white meat and $3.50 with dark, $3.00 alone. Seems racist to me.

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Posted by Sarah Van de Erve on March 17, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Re: “After three chefs, Básico finally hits its stride

This is NOT paella. Not, not not, not. No. Esto es horrible paella. El peor paella nunca. Not kidding.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on March 16, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “New breweries are coming to Summerville and Charleston

North Charleston does not have it's own schools so the zoning is based on county not city borders.

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Posted by nofaith on March 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “After three chefs, Básico finally hits its stride

Hahaha!!! Zing!, and speakin the truth there!

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Posted by Ronny3 on March 16, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Openings: Summerville prepares to Graze, Spero opens, & Chipotle countdown begins

A hick town? Maybe we should all walk in wearing our overalls. Thanks Mr. karkut. 👍

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Posted by Janelle Quick on March 16, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “R. Kitchen offers front-row fun, but the food is a gamble

I've eaten at R Kitchen on several occasions now and have had a truly memorable dining experience each time. It takes real talent to put yourself up for criticism with each and every meal. There really is no place to hide at R Kitchen. You see, hear, and smell every moment. This little place exudes more talent than most of the restaurants in Charleston that I have visited over the last 25 years.

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Posted by geoweb on March 15, 2015 at 10:50 PM

Re: “New breweries are coming to Summerville and Charleston

Oh yeah, and if we want to start taking personal jabs (even though I don't like Budweiser), I would say that perhaps you all should explore brewing your own beer. That's the way of a true beer connoisseur. I only bring up the fact that I exclusively drink beer I brew myself in response to your arrogance. I just think it prudent that you know the level of spirits knowledge you're dealing with.

If I don't seem impressed with you paying another man to brew your beer, forgive me. Though your defensiveness betrays you and because this is only a news comment section, I'll let you all slide this time. But don't expect to get a high five from your father in law when he hears about you paying some 19 year old high school dropout to change your oil.

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Posted by warwit on March 15, 2015 at 2:57 AM

Re: “New breweries are coming to Summerville and Charleston

I stand by original assessment. Let's not talk around what everyone outside of the very small community of craft beer fanatics think. The fact of the matter is, if you honestly like all that fruity beer, you're either a Democrat, a pothead or a homosexual. There's not anything wrong with any of those (well, yes there is...but that's another story for another day), but you should not expect others to embrace it. I'll be voting "no" for hippie beer with my wallet. I'll let the sheep do what they may.

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Posted by warwit on March 15, 2015 at 2:44 AM

Re: “Pecha Kucha spotlights culinary leaders

Hi Cara,
Charleston Parliament filmed each speaker and those clips should be available soon.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on March 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM

Re: “After three chefs, Básico finally hits its stride

The service is still bad - and the food not good enough to make up for it. And why does a taqueria, as it's referred to on the website, or Mexican restaurant, as it's referred to here, serve paella (which is also the worst paella I've ever eaten)? This restaurant has not improved, but I guess hiring a PR person who is also the founding editor of the City Paper can get you a good review......

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Posted by honestreviews on March 14, 2015 at 5:50 AM
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