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Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

I don't get why servers get cash and BOH gets booze. They need to buy groceries and gas, not drive home drunk! I totally agree that the house should not make money on this deal. This sounds like a move to assuage the guilt of the owners while allowing them to profit. Nice try, but how about paying your workers a living wage instead?

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Posted by Riverside on August 19, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

What's really missing on the list is EVO

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Posted by Eightfourthree Beer on August 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

Pizzeria di Giovanni in the Rainbow Market. Beats Gilroy's by a mile.

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Posted by Chelsy Clark Proper on August 19, 2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

Food wasn't that good there.

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Posted by Rutledge Rivers Webb Jr. on August 19, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Small businesses are not being crushed by regulation, they are being crushed by their own inability for whatever reason for not providing a product that enough people are willing to pay for to maintain profitability.
I find it funny when free business advocates blame the government for their own failure. Successful business is simple - understand your costs and liabilities going in, then find a product or service to sell that people want badly enough to pay your price. If you aren't selling enough to cover expenses, than you were wrong. Simple as that.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 19, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

ncspartan - Roget's Thesaurus: kitchen love = fair pay from management

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 19, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

It seems the question might have been asked if the landlord refused to renew or if the tenant refused a rent hike. If a rent hike had been proposed (after all this is a business with 13 successful years, rent hikes usually come more frequently than that) and tenant refused, the story is entirely different than presented. But oh yeah, paragraph 4 - another attempt at Chris Haire smartassery - way to keep the spirit alive Kinsey.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 19, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

Bummer. Can I feel nostalgic for something that I saw birthed even if it isn't that old? Who am I kidding? I still miss Sharkey's!

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Posted by factoryconnection on August 19, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

There was one on James Island too, lest we forget.

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Posted by Ian Campbell on August 18, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

Yet another business forced out by greedy landlords wanting ridiculous amounts of rent.

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Posted by Dan Diehl on August 18, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Small business owners are being crushed by government regulations, Obamacare, the economy & overseas competition. Low information consumers are quick to judge their business decisions. The Crosby's and their partners have run a quality, ethical business for close to 30 years. They should be supported for unavoidable business decisions & not blamed. They were encroached upon by urban development. Enjoy the fruits of your labor & thanks for years of great seafood.

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Posted by Harrietta Pauls Smith on August 18, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Small business owners are being crushed by government regulations, Obamacare, the economy & overseas competition. Low information consumers are quick to judge their business decisions. The Crosby's and their partners have run a quality, ethical business for close to 30 years. They should be supported for unavoidable business decisions & not blamed. They were encroached upon by urban development. Enjoy the fruits of your labor & thanks for years of great seafood.

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Posted by Harrietta Pauls Smith on August 18, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

The ones throwing shade at them for selling you obviously don't understand how difficult it is to keep a small business going from the tax liabilities. I imagine if they could still be profitable and have the revenue stream needed they wouldn't be closing. It's their place and the decision was as well.

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Posted by Robert Vitorre on August 18, 2016 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Seriously Maryjo.. I'm sure there was more to it than just selling.. Charleston will never be the same old Charleston it used to be...

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Posted by Jennifer Olver on August 17, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “James Island sports a restaurant scene as quirky as its residents

I do love a good burger, but I go to The Lot for that. I also love a great steak. I go to The Lot for that. Seafood, same thing. Great wine, The Lot. It's my favorite restaurant on the island, hands down. Sure, I'm biased, but I do love The Lot and everything Chef Andy churns out. Plus, knowing the farmers that provide the food means a lot to me. I do look forward to trying Sermet's JI though, and Roadside Seafood is good when you want the fried seafood fix. I just wish they didn't use styrofoam for their takeout dishes.

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Posted by follymusic on August 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

Missing on this list is JI PIzza. Our favorite handsdown. Try the Islander with Love and tell me you don't agree.

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Posted by follymusic on August 17, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “When it comes to cocktails, is it time to kill the word craft?

Ah, now Paul is one of the emperors who are actually wearing clothes!

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Posted by Lew Bryson on August 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “What is Charleston's signature sandwich?

Mark, We wrote all about the origin of fried fish sandwiches here http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charles…

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on August 17, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “What is Charleston's signature sandwich?

If you do your homework Charleston was known for Fried Whiting Sandwiches served in lunch counter all over town

Posted by Mark Winslade on August 17, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

random thought - if you leave a 6 for the kitchen and some underage staff members drink it are you liable? And if I buy the kitchen a beer, why should the House make a profit?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 17, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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