The Sheriff, you write culinary reviews, yet base your review on one experience. That seems like a poor way to establish an opinion on a business. No professional writer would post exaggerations, as you have on CCP. I would also expect a professional writer to post comments and reviews on here using proper grammar and punctuation. I really hope that you don't work for Mozzo, because you are making them look bad.
"*Chicago Style is a casserole, not a pizza"
Hahaha! As an ex-Chicagoan, and also as someone who has lived in Italy, I have to agree.
-And using a fork and knife is only acceptable with Neapolitan Pizza.*
*Chicago Style is a casserole, not a pizza
First: John Chitwood, would it ever be possible for some clowns like you to let the rest of the world you cannot stay on subject? This is not the place for a political rant about freedom...etc.. Go to some other site to bore us.
Second: My mother, who was 86 at her death, says sweet tea was a regular in her home as a child, and her mother, born in the late 1800's, said they had "sweet tea" in their homes. So, it has been around a long time. Whether or not you put the sugar in while it is hot, or add it later, is inconsequential. It is still sweet tea. And unless someone else in the country can prove they raised tea successfully before it was done in Summerville, then we can claim we invented it first. And if it gets folks in here to see the town as a tourist site, the more the merrier. Most "first" are claimed with a whole lot less proof.
Matthew O'Leary - sorry I am not an employee of Mozzo. I am a retired military officer who resides in Charleston Metro Area, write culinary reviews for 2 out of town magazines, no am not emotional about Southern Season - - just flat-out honest about a non-edible sandwich ripoff, yes have been a patron of Mozzo which offers far better quality & value !!!.
The Sheriff is clearly a Mozzo's employee.
What we can agree on, though, is that our locally originated Firefly was the first sweet tea vodka, yes?
Yea, why let a little thing like "facts" stand in the way of using history for profit? As a historian, and an educator, I find the willful manipulation of history to support an economic endeavor to be troublesome at best. If the fundamental origin of the "sweet tea trail" is based on poor history, then what about the rest of the "history" on the tour? Summerville has some very unique and real history, and marketing a "Sweet Tea Trail" could still have been done without inventing a history that does not exist.
I went on the Sweet Tea Trolley tour, visited some of the Summerville sites and had lunch there as well. I came away with more history than just Sweet Tea and a better appreciation of the TriCounty. The people were really nice. It was a fun and an enjoyable way to spend the morning and afternoon. I suggest visiting and hearing their side of the story before making a decision.
If your boiling your tea your doing it wrong.
Sugar sure makes the water taste good
Dorchester Road home of the Fried Okra & Rasta Ramp
Sugar just ruins the flavor of tea.
I grew up in Western Kansas and sweet tea made by adding sugar to hot, boiled tea has been a tradition in our family since at least the 1940's, if not earlier - it had been passed down from my great-grandmother, who is no longer with us and able to tell where she learned to make tea that way. I have fond memories of taking massive jugs of sweet tea out to the wheat fields during harvest and eating lunch next to the combines before we got to ride in them.
Our family was part of the group of Volga Germans who immigrated to Western Kansas in the 1870's, so perhaps there are origins of sweet tea in the U.S. that stem from there as well?
Cut them a break. Its just branding, and advertising is rarely 100% factual. It's a spin game, and arguably an American tradition.
I mean, we tout ourselves as the "land of the free", yet with less than 5 percent of the world's population, we have almost a quarter of the world's prisoners... Doesn't sound very "Free". And our increasing use of drones to fight our battles is tarnishing our "home of the brave" impression with much of the world these days too...
It's all a matter of perspective...
"The deli is a ripoff when you pay $9 and get fat & gristle."
I am not sure what you are buying there, but the meats I have tried were all fantastic. It isn't like they make the meat there. Just like most delis, the meats are cured and processed by other companies and only sliced in the deli. The brands and varieties featured at Southern Seasons, are all well known and have high quality. You can't even buy some types of prosciutto or any Iberico at most delis. However, I found these in Southern Seasons.
"Concerning Southerly, its way overpriced. They employ price points for downtown."
I am not sure where you have been dining in the last 5 years (obviously Page's), but the pricing in most mid level to upscale Mt. P restaurants is right in line with downtown food pricing. This isn't Page's, it is something different.
"However, their business has adversely affected the other small businesses in the same neighborhood."
Which businesses? Mozzo? Mozzo has been just as packed since this place opened up. I don't see why they should feel threatened. They serve something like 50 different sandwiches with many different options. They are not even directly competing with small gourmet/cooking store deli.
Page's? I don't think a person heading to Page's, with the expectation that they will spend under $20 for dinner and drinks, will suddenly consider a place with single dishes costing $20 as a dining alternative.
In my opinion, the only direct competitor would be Coastal Cupboard, but many of us locals will still be hitting CC first for cooking supplies.
"So your point is understood -- especially if you or a relative are employed there."
Sounds like you are describing your connection to other local shops. Personally, I have never worked for any company/store/restaurant in Mount Pleasant. I do have many friends who are owners of Mt. P restaurants and stores. I still feel that it is nice to have Southern Seasons in the area. I don't really care either way about their restaurant, but the store and deli give this amateur chef all the options he needs.
Best part of story tho---one hit wonder creates food and wine event.
Would of been nice to keep that position local---good job board, y'all love to talk Shop Local, keep money in town , etc., ...bullshit, practice what ya preach!
My apologies for a bad assumption about the photo taken of Southerly Chef.
edoksa -- I have no emotional grudge against Southern Season .. Shopping there in the emporium is okay. The deli is a ripoff when you pay $9 and get fat & gristle. Can do better at Subway. Concerning Southerly, its way overpriced. They employ price points for downtown. As far as 200 people employed there. I just telephoned and passed myself off as a Post & Courier reporter's assistant seeking to get accurate numbers. They do NOT employ 200 people. However, their business has adversely affected the other small businesses in the same neighborhood. So your point is understood -- especially if you or a relative are employed there. And you say ?
I've eaten at Southerly with my wife. We spent over $100 for a meal that was no better than Okra Grill. Agree with one post above its fancier with better dressed waiters. Also have had one of the Deli sandwiches. Quite skimpy for he price. Had only 4 very thin slices of meat inside for $9. Bread was not fresh. Ouch. Shopping for other stuff is okay. This resident won't eat there again.
The Sheriff, it is obviously you have an emotional grudge against this business, or for one of the competitors. I love Mozzo, and frequent Page's, but your reviews of this place are way off.
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