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Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

You are eating at the wrong places. When you buy a glass of wine you are not just paying for that glass. You are also paying for the electric bill, the storage space required, the employees that order the wine pour and wash your dirty glass which also includes the water bill. You are also confusing what restaurants should stop doing as to what customers should stop doing. And if you think all shrimp and grits are the same you absolutely do not know what you are talking about. If you plan on coming to my workplace you better make a reservation at least 6-8 weeks out during the summer make it 12. You don't get that kind of business for serving average food. As far as recognition for teachers doctors and scientists there are awards and recognition you just choose to write about something else and not them.

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Posted by Bob Morrocco on December 30, 2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

10 New Year Resolutions for the Pompous Hipsters Writers at the CCP

1. Update the wardrobe, you look the fool.
2. Less kale, less weed, fewer cigarettes.
3. No more click-bait nutcase lib opinion pieces.
4. Stop trying to play an instrument, you're not musical, you can't sing either.
5. Lose the beard.
6. Not everyone who thinks you're an ass is a Trump supporter.
7. You don't actually speak for most blacks, gays, or the disenfranchise, you just think you do. The majority find you annoying and douchey.
8. Your lifestyle is not unique, it's just odd, and nobody really cares.
9. Best not to be uber judgmental when you live in a tiny far left bubble in the reddest of red States.
10. Find a real writing job. Good luck with this one.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on December 30, 2016 at 3:10 PM

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I think everyone should take to go. It's wasteful NOT to. Even if you don't eat it, give it to someone in need in the street. When I was a server it used to frustrate me so much that people
Would take two bites if a meal and leave he rest behind. THAT is wasteful. That's the only thing I staunchly disagree about.

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Posted by Gilah Joy F on December 29, 2016 at 8:57 PM

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Maybe instead of just complaining Phillip could have done a little research and promoted Taste of Black Charleston.

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Posted by ducky412 on December 29, 2016 at 7:45 PM

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Dear Charleston City Paper,

"Support black-owned and operated restaurants."

We hope you will support and sponsor local events like Taste of Black Charleston. Taste of Black Charleston is a great event that highlights local minority chefs in the Charleston community. The Taste of Black Charleston presents a diverse sampling of food and beverages by a variety of restaurants and vendors. This is an ideal platform to introduce an establishment to a vibrant audience of potential customers while at the same time supporting a worthy cause. Proceeds to benefit local charities in partnership with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Charleston Chapter. This event has helped catapult many local chefs into the next level of their business for example Charleston Gourmet Burger Company. We invite you and your readers to come on March 10, 2017 at the SC Aquarium where over 25+ chefs will be featured.

For more information contact me at 803.292.8762.

CT Burton
Charleston Market Manager- TMG/Black Expo South-Charleston
http://blackexposouth.com/charleston-taste/

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Posted by Caquisha Burton on December 29, 2016 at 1:16 PM

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Not that I see anything about this in the article, but when we lived in the Charleston area (up until about 2 years ago) I used to love being greeted by Billy Hall at his restaurant. And receiving thank-you cards signed by the entire family.

They're doing pretty well these days as I understand it.

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Posted by PaulW on December 29, 2016 at 7:34 AM

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So this guy has now written, by my count, 5 whiny articles for city paper and I do not understand how or why they keep letting him write these useless rants that he would otherwise have just posted on his fb page. Aside from this article we had one requiring mandatory 20% tipping, another one bemoaning getting a parking ticket, another about wanting the horse and carriage thing to be shut down, and another one about how sensitive he is to the innocuous question of asking a waiter if he goes to college (he also found it necessary to brag about how he makes more than a school teacher) This man has major personal grievances and wants the whole city to know it and wants laws changed to force people and businesses to change their behavior in a way that is more convenient to his political ideology. He belongs in Vermont with the rest of the socialist Bernie supporters, or better yet in Sweden. No one is forcing you to be a waiter Philip! If you are so miserable in Charleston then move! Stop complaining about every little nuance you can think of, how did you even get this side gig writing for the city paper? Are you volunteering or getting paid? Because if you're getting paid to complain isn't that at least one thing to be happy about? What a smug, PC, downer.

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Posted by cantstandsmug on December 29, 2016 at 2:56 AM

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Some of us really are happy to see you. Strangely enough, some of us actually love our profession enough that being happy while we''re working is the norm. Wow. That's awfully presumptuous.

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Posted by Jennifer Nettles Pendergrast on December 29, 2016 at 12:30 AM

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Charleston has a pretty serious food scene and I think has a right to take it very seriously. The $2.13 an hour for servers is beyond outdated and many, many states and/or cities have long ago raised that. BOH wages are low industry wide but seem to be below national average here which is out of synch with the scene. LMAO over the St. Bernard check delivery---a place in a big city up north had servers delivering checks inside of old books. Oh how twee. NEXT!.....as for the comment about training FOH to understand that we only have jobs because of BOH? Phooey. We are all in this together and FOH has to put up with its share of bs, etc. Trust me. I really wish I DIDN'T have to ring in that entree deconstructed and perverted. Agree on the dog trend and note that establishments have no control. Take it up at the city level. And the author can take a hike with FOH being "too friendly"----any longer, in almost any establishment at any level and anywhere, we are all told we need to amp it up up up up....eventually I assume our mouths will be sown into permanent beauty pageant smiles once we finish training. Don't like it? Don't YELP when we AREN'T over solicitous. Or just take it up with the owner and how s/he trains the FOH.

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Posted by Christopher Gon on December 28, 2016 at 8:36 PM

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Gotta love Festivus.

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Posted by Jo Powers on December 28, 2016 at 8:16 PM

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This is like reading every other food scene report from CCP. Eat how much you want, when you want and where you want then go poop it out and do it all over again.

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Posted by GordonBrody on December 28, 2016 at 8:12 PM

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I agree with some, and eye roll at other of your comments. If I ask to box uneaten food, I take it home and eat it later. Please don't whine. Savvy diners vote with our return (or not) to local eateries.

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Posted by jhark on December 28, 2016 at 7:49 PM

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First of all I have never have been, or will go to Starbucks! Secondly, if it weren't for tourism, we would only have about 25% of the restaurants we have. The local Charlestonians are fickle. Thry support a new restsurant for 6 months, then run the other way. It is a cut throat business, and the turnover is high. I agree that empolyee salaries are rediculously low, and need to change. I fail to criticise an industry that has to depend on the whs of tourists in order to survive. It takes real courage!

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Posted by Love to sail on December 28, 2016 at 7:09 PM

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It's "rein" in, like with a horse. "Reign" refers to what royalty does.

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on December 28, 2016 at 6:29 PM

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You left out chefs opening up restaurants that flop in 30-90 days

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Posted by Kris Wiggins on December 28, 2016 at 6:25 PM

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I eat my leftovers! and I would gladly buy a caramel frappuccino from a local shop if they offer it. I also like the option to dine out while taking my dog for a walk. Why should I take my dog all the way back home, just to go back out again?

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Posted by Lisa Gregory Tola on December 28, 2016 at 4:49 PM

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How about numbering these if you're going to title the article 10 trends....

As for food waste, that concern is basically 99% out the door, just check a restaurant or grocers dumpster... so if there's even a remote chance you or someone is going to eat it, take it, the difference isn't going to solve any hunger problems.

...speaking of bill retrieving canines, how about folks chill with their dogs altogether while dining out, you don't see anyone bringing their cat, marmot or cockatoo out to sip Moscow mules do ya?

Oh and good luck closing Starbucks..

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Posted by Nikki 1 on December 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM

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I take and eat the hell out of my leftover food. I do accept that I'm not normal in that regard.

A legit request: which black-owned Gullah restaurants on the Peninsula provide the alternative suggested? I've only ever been to Gullah Cuisine in MtP and that closed.

If the food scene here seems merely "good," might I suggest Mr. Cohen take a trip to just about any other small-to-medium-sized city in this country and report back? I travel to enough of them to know that the fact that we still have non-chain restaurants in spades puts us in the 1% category.

So... many... chains.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 28, 2016 at 3:45 PM

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There was a time when Peninsula was orgasmic, the lump crap salad with fried green tomatoes, in the beginning with Bob Carter. But not more, I agree with the above comments.

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Posted by Tara Lowry on December 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM

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Trend #11: train FOH that they only have a job because of BOH

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 28, 2016 at 1:11 PM

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