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Re: “How expensive are expensive tacos anyway?

There should be some shame involved with some of the restaurants right of the median considering what a few of them put out.

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Posted by Robert Donovan on March 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “How expensive are expensive tacos anyway?

... Earlier comment should read, "...then multiply by the max, which would be the same as the average taco price."

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Posted by hungryeconomist on March 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Re: “How expensive are expensive tacos anyway?

I need to go full-on data geek to defend my beloved La Nortena. You calculated the midpoint of the taco prices, not the median. The median price at La Nortena is $2.49. A better way to do it would be to divide all of the taco prices by the max, take the average, then multiply that by the max. For La Nortena, that would be $2.83.

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Posted by hungryeconomist on March 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Re: “How expensive are expensive tacos anyway?

Yo Bo is actually in West Ashley and not James Island, and Taco Spot has a location in West Ash, as well as DT.

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Posted by ccbuzz on March 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Eat This Tonight: The Flowchart

this is awesome!!

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Posted by christinaorso on March 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Charleston's collective palate has expanded far and wide

"authentic as what one would find in a more cosmopolitan place like Seattle, not to mention Bangkok."
Seattle? hmm, food editor wars!! (j/k, maybe not).

Posted by Naks on March 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Eat This Tonight: The Flowchart

Terrific decision point just before getting to Halls Chophouse.

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Posted by arty on March 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “W+F Fringe: Alex Lira at the Mini Bar

Just did an image search for Anna Faenza, who I thought was the owner and gonna have to question your idea of smoooookin'. Was planning on hitting the Lot on Saturday, but may have to try this 'hood bar instead. Do have to say that the folks who live in this part of CTown do seem to be a bit bananas....

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Posted by docsarvis on February 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Re: “W+F Fringe: Alex Lira at the Mini Bar

Man, the chick that owns the Elliotborough Mini-Bar is smooookin'.
Though rumor has it she's a bit bananas...

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Posted by APsdad on February 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

The biggest question-- what will happen to the weekly Groupons Cork supplied that people bought?

I really liked my Cork dish at Taste of Charleston and was excited to try it out once (as a downtown guy, it's nice to see places out of there) but the menu that says "OPA" and "Big Fat Italian Wedding"-- just doesn't make sense.

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Posted by Naks on February 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

As a past employee of Cork. I saw problems immediately.
Rats run amuck daily and owners and the chef just turned a blind eye.
It's all a scam to help them from the inevitable which will be final closure.
They treated their employees who had passion and did nothing but try and help
With firing them all within in weeks of each other.
Again know that the place is disorganized ran unprofessionally and when you have to draw clients in with massive groupon deals it's because you need to pay the bills. Not truly care about the food or concept

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Posted by Wendyrae on February 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Re: “The Granary satisfies Mt. P's need for modern fare

FairGayme - it's a coincidence.

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Posted by edoksa on February 27, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

i didnt like cork and i bet i wont like cannon, all these new places want to be south of broad but forget they are north of charleston. leave the attitude downtown. eclectic is cool but not when its fake.

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Posted by May Hem on February 27, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

I want to be supportive of the owners' new venture, but I was very disappointed when I walked in to find Cork Bistro replaced with Cannon Trattoria. I had been there twice in the past two weeks and had no idea that they were changing over. Why "Cannon"? What's the connection? It didn't make sense. I wasn't thrilled with the menu, either. We went for a drink before seeing a play, and ordered a salad at the bar. We waited thirty minutes for a salad to be served, and since it took so long to be served, we didn't have time to eat it. We boxed it up and took it with us. Not a good first impression. E. Montague didn't need another Italian restaurant, anyway. Now I understand; it wasn't an organic change grown out of local forces. A tv show in Atlanta created it out of nowhere with no connection to the area. I hope Cannon is successful, but I don't feel the same attraction to Cannon as I did to Cork. I will give it another chance, though.

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Posted by duffy91 on February 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

Cork was great for many years and suddenly had a huge downturn in quality and consistence about a year ago. I was not surprised that they closed and was hoping for a new, fabulous restaurant in its place. However, this new re-incarnation is just as disappointing as Cork was before they closed. I was there 2 nights ago and was confused as mentioned in the article about the menu, the decor and it is definitely NOT a bar spot. The food is sub-standard and my friend and I actually sent an item back that was inedible. The overcooked pork belly was disappointing, too. Cannon/Cork is a restaurant with an identity crisis. Until the owner and management changes, the restaurant will not change. I don't see this place being open in 6 months.

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Posted by lablady on February 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

It's a wonderful entertainment district. Lots of great, local businesses around.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on February 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

I love small plates, it simply means I order twice as much and get to try a lot more. It also means that in most instances, my bill totals a night out at the Peninsula Grill.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on February 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The Granary satisfies Mt. P's need for modern fare

Cute--CP and P&C food writers go to dinner together, or is it just coincidence the reviews come out at the same exact time????

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Posted by FairGayme on February 27, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Reality show makeover might leave locals confused

I loved their upscale feel and didn't have a problem with the prices. I felt like I could get a downtown experience without dealing with the downtown hassle. Haven't been to the new Cannon, but I'm not a big "small plates" person. So /shrug. I do know I'll miss the buttermilk friend chicken and tasso gravy!

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Posted by katzeye on February 27, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “The Granary satisfies Mt. P's need for modern fare

I LOVE food and just moved to Mt. P am so excited to see little spots like this pop up. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the piece.

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Posted by Elissa Suzanne on February 26, 2014 at 9:24 PM
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