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Re: “Froufrou white party Dîner en Blanc returns to Charleston

Tres prtentieux, trs idiote! They blocked off Lincoln Center in NYC one year when I had a appointment there in 2012. Boy oh boy, was I royally pissed off. They do this in Madrid too when I am there. Can y'all say paintball rampage? Now that would be great performance ART. Who judges if the food in your picnic basket is comprised of "fine food". What would happen if you pulled out paper plates, fried bologna sandwiches, palmetto cheese with Ritz crackers and moon pies (Chucktown fine dining)? Would you be asked to leave? Would your neighboring diners blow the whistle and point you out? If this benefited a charity like the White Tie & Tiara Ball then Bravo, but it doesn't. Sorry Natty I love ya and I hope you are going to get paid well (deservedly so), but this event is just too white and too silly even for me.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on February 16, 2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Froufrou white party Dîner en Blanc returns to Charleston

You typed all that just because you aren't going? That's hilarious

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Posted by nattyheavy on February 16, 2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “During 'A Day Without Immigrants' strike, we revisit our chat with FIG's Lucy Becerra

Very nice profile of Lucy and her successes in the U.S... Wonderful story. I hope FIG and other local restaurants who have hired legal immigrants are paying them fair and equal wages as compared to non-immigrant employees witb similar experience (19 years, wow!) so hard workers like Lucy can someday visit her family so far away. Also, to keep perspectives balanced, the enhanced security of our US/Mexican borders is NOT intended to prohibit LEGAL immigration...It's to control/stop 'ILLEGAL' immigration/drug trafficking, etc. There is a difference. Not surprised that restaurants are staying open on this one.

Regina Hopkins

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Posted by Regina Hopkins on February 16, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Froufrou white party Dîner en Blanc returns to Charleston

oh how I love going to parties that I don't know where they are until the last minute... that have a very strict dress code of white only, and that require me to bring all my own food ,drink , utensils and even table and table cloth.And when I am forced to only drink champagne or wine when I actually would perfer beer, well that just makes it that much more interesting and keeps out the riff raff. It makes it even more fun when held outdoors and I am required to attend even if it's pouring rain. and when it's restricted to only the same guests from The prior-year....well I love the diversity that comes from that. and since everything is required to be white, I can only assume that applies to the door policy as well.oh what fun... I can't wait to attend.

oh wait ...I hate trendy, self-absorbed crap like this.

it's amazing what bored people will do in the name of fun.

Pass.

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Posted by Lp Fritz on February 16, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “'Beach Bites with Katie Lee' filmed at King Street's Smoke BBQ today

Food was awesome as always thanks guys !

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Posted by peony on February 16, 2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

i miss GNS deli and grocery that was on the corner of bull & smith!

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Posted by Nido on February 15, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

Another piece of what made Charleston 'Charleston' has been lost. Bummer.

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Posted by VE on February 14, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

Been going there since '86 and was sadly disappointed when we went down there in January and found out about the change. Wish I would have made it down there one more time for the good stuff; before it happened. There was no better pizza sauce in all of Charleston. The menu variety also made it a great place to go for most anything you wanted. We live in North Charleston; but would make the trip because it was so worth it.

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Posted by Ronster on February 14, 2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

Why is this the outrage? To little to late y'all. Downtown was taken over a long time ago. I can't count on two hands any more the places that I loved that are no longer around. Norms was OK food but never good food. The late nights and good times is what I will remember. Don't talk about it as if we are losing a culinary gem, we are losing a cultural gem. BTW the D'Al boys started a restaurant in a part of town that when I was growing up food & Bev people didn't want anything to do with, so im not disappointed by the change in ownership.

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Posted by Henry Brandt III on February 14, 2017 at 12:43 AM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

I've tried the new place out and it is amazing. Great pizza and hoagies along with great local beers at a reasonable price. Much needed in Charleston. I have been back several times already. Can't say enough good things about it.

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Posted by Ted 1 on February 13, 2017 at 10:44 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

sesame seed on a hoagie roll??????????
but, then again, this must be the Chick's Fry House Classic Spin, Lord knows Chick's innovations were well accepted.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 13, 2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

Apologies for the incorrect last name spelling. The story has been updated with the proper spelling.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on February 13, 2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

NNNNOOOOORRRRRMMMMMSSSSS!!!!!

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Posted by Nick Crocker on February 13, 2017 at 9:58 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

What bs. My uncle never made hoagies it's called subs like the name Norms sub shop. This new place will never be like my uncles. What the new owners did was so dirty. Hell you even spelled HANF wrong. Our family is very hurt and disgusted. Norms name might be gone off the building but it will be forever in everyone's heart. By the way smith street pizza place your on Flippin Calhoun st. Your welcome

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Posted by Kelli McManus Gore on February 13, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

How horrible! Norman and Susie HANF live above the shop and you couldn't be bothered to interview the people that had the business for 37 years. It went "quietly" because the new owners told us they didn't want anyone to know they were taking over because they claimed they would keep everything the same. Disrespectful and dishonest people in there now! By the way, You spelled Norman and Susie's last name wrong. I am totally disgusted about how the new people have treated my family. oh and fyi 2000 isn't vintage... the pool table was removed in 2013 because we needed MORE seating not less. Shame on you for not interviewing the LOCALS that started the place and made it an icon.

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Posted by aliykacat on February 13, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

How'd I miss Thanksgivng this year?! Or maybe we need to correct the verb tense in the last sentence of the 1st paragraph ;)

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Posted by Marilyn Jones Armstrong on February 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

Sad!! Tried their "hoagies" and it was plain disappointing!! Bread left a lot to be desired and the selection was just like any generic franchised sub place! The rolls and sandwiches that Norms provided were LOCALS favorites!! When will these transplants learn!! I love Normandy farms, but I don't want a freaking "French" baked roll on my AMERICAN style hoagie!! Bring back the true hoagie bread, bologna and variety! The locals may comeback as well! Sad day in the Lowcountry!

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Posted by PeachyTA on February 13, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “After 37 years, Norm's has closed making way for Smith Street Pizza

But why can't D'Al's have a broader menu up here in their own neighborhood (Cannonborough-Elliotborough)? Darn it if there weren't times that I wanted a good hoagie, or some wings -- like during the Super Bowl -- and none were to be found for delivery nearby or from a local business. I try to support my neighbors and local businesses, but they have to offer what we want.

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Posted by Donna Jones on February 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Chef Brannon Florie opens his third Mt. Pleasant restaurant next Tuesday

The duck dish is phenominal

Posted by pdome on February 9, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “goat.sheep.cow.north is the stuff of cheese-lovers' dreams

Now this looks great!!!!!

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Posted by lynnar on February 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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