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Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

"If it was press released, everyone in town would have the same story."

The point is it's not a story. No one cares. No one was asking. There was no buzz. There were no shits given. But CCP decided to provide an answer to a question no one was asking anyway. That's marketing, plain and simple.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

You won't win a Pulitzer for this, but like the man said, if your job is sweeping streets, strive to be the best street sweeper you can. There's pride in trying hard, even if the result is pathetic.

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Posted by ImFromHere on April 14, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

"I've been working on confirming this information with The Dewberry since last summer. I spoke to Scott Dawson yesterday (that's why it reads "says Scott Dawson" not "Scott Dawson writes in a press release") and he officially confirmed Towill's hiring. Thus the reason CP was the first outlet to report this news."

You are on your way to a Pulitzer young lady. Kudos.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 14, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

Sorry to disappoint, but this story did not come from a press release. I've been working on confirming this information with The Dewberry since last summer. I spoke to Scott Dawson yesterday (that's why it reads "says Scott Dawson" not "Scott Dawson writes in a press release") and he officially confirmed Towill's hiring. Thus the reason CP was the first outlet to report this news.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on April 14, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

If it were press released
Likely it was mass-released, and nobody else thought it worthy of re-posting.

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Posted by ImFromHere on April 14, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

If it was press released, everyone in town would have the same story.

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Posted by Stephanie Barna on April 14, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

This is a classic news-business item called "Press release disguised as news bulletin." However, some Charleston ex-pat friends of mine were recently asking about the Rivers Fed Building and now I know it will definitely be the Dingle, err... Dewberry Inn.

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Posted by factoryconnection on April 14, 2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

I couldn't care less about another top restaurant/chef in town; I'm just sad to see we will have a new hotel called the "Dewberry"

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Posted by Golden Ratio on April 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

Will the restaurant be as good as Whitney Sudler-Smith's?

Will it be as good as Ryan Leaf's restaurant on Beaufain?

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 13, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

This is not journalism, and it is not news. Who has been speculating about Ben Towill's plans? Nobody I know. What did I learn from this drivel? Nothing.

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Posted by ImFromHere on April 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Has Boxcar Betty's mastered the chicken sandwich?

Boxcar Betty's is in another class compared with Chick-Fil-A. I go to Chick-Fil-A with an older relative occasionally and the chicken at the Savannah highway location is pretty darn bad. I don't think we've received truly freshly cooked, hot chicken sandwiches (me) or chicken strips (her) in 5 years. Its obviously been sitting on the warming table for time enough to become lukewarm and shriveled. I've only been to Boxcar Betty once, but the chicken sandwich was probably the best I've ever had--juicy, succulent, right out of the fryer and a huge sized portion. I'd be back more often if it was healthier. But for a once a while splurge this place (and of course Martha Lou's) is where I'd go for a fried chicken fix.

Posted by OntheRoad on April 10, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Bistro Toulouse doesn't need to play Edith Piaf to prove its proficiency in French

Agree with CIACulinaryKid - Bistro Toulouse's French Onion Soup blows Rue de Jean's and all others out of the water! Their cheese & charcuterie selections are lovely and affordable too.

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Posted by MuddinMtP on April 9, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Re: “No dishes over $16 on 492's new menu

Portions are concentrated 3-4oz and a
Prox6-8 bites. It gives you opportunity to create your own dining experience without being "stuck" with one meal.

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Posted by Elin Philpot on April 9, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Bistro Toulouse doesn't need to play Edith Piaf to prove its proficiency in French

I love this place. Very simple quality food in a warm environment. Authentic French bistro style that could be found anywhere in France. Walt and Stella are great servers and make dining here fun and an experience. True the location isn't the greatest but the food definitely makes up for it. Kudos Bistro Toulouse!

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Posted by ScottH on April 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Bistro Toulouse doesn't need to play Edith Piaf to prove its proficiency in French

Best French Onion Soup Hands Down. They use a veal stock so its not that Americanized salty version. A meal in itself. This from someone who never thinks soup is a meal.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Bistro Toulouse doesn't need to play Edith Piaf to prove its proficiency in French

been meaning to pay this place a visit. I hear they do a great sunday brunch too.

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Posted by joshl725 on April 8, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Re: “No dishes over $16 on 492's new menu

We dined there last Wednesday evening. Two of us shared Broccoli Salad and Whipped Salt Cod for starters. Duck, Lamb, and Rockfish for mains. For dessert we shared a Cheese Plate and a homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream dessert.

At the end we were 100% full and satisfied. Not 99% and not 101%, but 100%! The food was like art on a plate and every bite was a delicious as it looked. The staff and service complimented the food and the vibe is upscale casual.

We can't wait to go back!

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Posted by Julian Hoppy Hopkins on April 8, 2015 at 7:18 AM

Re: “No dishes over $16 on 492's new menu

I'm stoked! This could be the perfect summer place. Nice selection - all inexpensive. This allows us to order many plates in a group. Disco Sour please. Pisco, need I say more. Lets have a review - send Eric, I trust him.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 7, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “No dishes over $16 on 492's new menu

If I don't feel sick after a meal due to eating too much, the restaurant has failed as an American enterprise.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 7, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “No dishes over $16 on 492's new menu

So? Portions in most restaurants are too large. But you're only speculating at the expense of others. Great job Captain Positive.

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Posted by Billy Davis on April 7, 2015 at 3:56 PM
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