There should be some shame involved with some of the restaurants right of the median considering what a few of them put out.
... Earlier comment should read, "...then multiply by the max, which would be the same as the average taco price."
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.
Yo Bo is actually in West Ashley and not James Island, and Taco Spot has a location in West Ash, as well as DT.
this is awesome!!
"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).
Terrific decision point just before getting to Halls Chophouse.
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....
Man, the chick that owns the Elliotborough Mini-Bar is smooookin'.
Though rumor has it she's a bit bananas...
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.
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
FairGayme - it's a coincidence.
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.
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.
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.
It's a wonderful entertainment district. Lots of great, local businesses around.
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.
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????
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!
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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