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Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

Now wait just a cotton-picking minute. Two weeks or so ago you were bitching because people assumed that you did something else in addition to your job waiting tables. You were positively apoplectic that someone would think you were less than a grown-assed man because all you did was wait on tables. You berated those who would think that waiting tables really isn't a lifetime career. Now you propose a mandatory 20% tip regardless of YOUR service.
We've come a long ways from " You really did a fabulous job and went above and beyond what was necessary! Here's a reward of some extra bucks" to "You MUST pay me a subsidy regardless of the quality of my service because my evil employer is too cheap"
Go ahead and fight for the mandatory 18-20%. I will eat out less, scratch some restaurants off my list, order less booze and most importantly, not give you an additional dime. You will lose. You won't need another job because: " I’m making about double what we pay public school teachers in this state"

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Posted by Lyle Smith on September 8, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Tracking Charleston's brewery growth

Its only bad if you overindulge, just like everything else about this planet.

Many alcoholic beverages have health benefits, in moderation.

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Posted by Jshicke on September 8, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

No way. I'd leave the service industry. As a bartender, I make WAAAAAAAAAAY more than 20%.
"Great service (and the hotties) will likely still receive a little extra..." Have you ever worked in a place where you can auto-grat tables of 6 or more? How often did you get left more, after they saw gratuity was already added? Rarely. I certainly would not stick around, putting up with the same issues in F&B, for 20-30%. Not a chance!

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Posted by Emily Richards on September 8, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Delicate dishes and impeccable service make for a winning combination at Henrietta's

These appear to be the most uncomfortable chairs ever...and the prices are not too easy on the wallet either.

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Posted by Connection Maven on September 8, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

"We begrudgingly pay them and never use them again and proceed to talk trash about them all over town"...I think servers and bartenders should be no different". Minor problem in your logic Philip, it's not all about the servers. The guy who works 80 hours a week and has a million plus $ invested gets hurt, the back of the house gets hurt and the crappy waiter or bartender has a job waiting down the street.

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Posted by WFP on September 8, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Tracking Charleston's brewery growth

We seem to praise the breweries around here, but lets not forget they are making a drug that kills and harms millions of Americans. Its like having an article about all the tobacco makers in Charleston.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 8, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

There are a thousand ways to fail in this restaurant market. Too few seats to build volume? Too many seats to fill? Too pricey for the neighborhood? Too cheap for the rent? Too limited a menu for picky eaters? Too diverse a menu for quality focus? Too limited hours for convenience? Too long hours fatiguing the staff and owners? Food too boring to pique writers/bloggers? Food too adventurous for paying customers?

Once Meritage closed, I figured that no matter what, no restaurant regardless of how much money they're making is a sure bet. An $11 hot dog doesn't seem particularly sustainable, however.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 8, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

yeah, if overpriced food and no seating is a good business plan, I wouldn't know the proper way to run a restaurant

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 8, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

"never saw it coming....seriously?"

Hey Ima, listen here. If "visiting chef pop-up series" doesn't imply longevity, I don't know what does.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

There will be more. Any place that isn't a bar won't get any support. I lived in Elliotborough for several years and it's filled with broke students who's rich parents front the ludicrous rent.

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Posted by RageDiglet on September 8, 2016 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

never saw it coming....seriously?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 7, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

Have you guys never been there? Their actual motto, which was on their shirts, was "Separating Church and State." Which is the order it goes in colloquially, as well. Not State and Church. Yes, it's a play on words.

But I guess it's irrelevant since Thin SKinsey deleted my post.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Who else is obsessed with Short Grain’s signature rice bowl?

"And everyone really is friendly"
but a week and a half ago CP said that was bullshit. I'm confused

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 6, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

See I thought the "State and Church" was not only intentional but a play on words relating to the address, half way between State and Church streets.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 6, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

^ I figured the "State and Church" subtitle was intentional and possibly referencing what seems like, according to this article, a backwards Monopoly move that booted the previous owner out and is getting a mayoral ribbon cut to "seal the deal" for the public eye.

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Posted by LaPaCa on September 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Awesome! I hope you get only whales with fat tips!!

Posted by James Jones on September 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The 2016-2017 college football starts this week — here's where to watch your team

LSU is at Locals in Mt. Pleasant!

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Posted by cofcalum08 on September 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

It will never be the same!!! Too sad.

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Posted by Amy Barbanel on September 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

I know just what you need... let's get you a participation trophy

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 2, 2016 at 1:39 AM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Dude, if you want to be respected by people who don't know you, go into a profession that people respect. If your self-worth derives from your take-home pay, take the money and shut up.
Kudos for being a great waiter and all that. Servants are servants.

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Posted by ImFromHere on September 1, 2016 at 11:44 PM
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