Nice article. Good luck Brandon! It's been 20 years since I've known you but Here's to Making Shit Work !
Jealous!!--of what, a failed restaurant in 17 North, a total disaster of a "beer fest", consulting on a hamburger bar/diner, or Falyns on 41 ( which will hopefully open in 2015)? What is there to be jealous of, maybe his beard, that's pretty dope.
Fireitup should think before you speak! I'm sorry your obviously jealous of Brannon Flories accomplishments! Sucks to be a nobody!
Brannon is first and foremost a hell of a great chef. Second hes a great mentor to young chefs. Honest and encouraging. My kid worked with him briefly at 17 North and then went on to the FCI in NYC. Looking forward to the new place and planning on bringing the crew with me.
Good lord, I'd heard the beer festival was a cluster, but I had no idea it damn near killed Brannon Florie! Guys our age shouldn't be jumping off this mortal coil!
I bid Chef Brannon the best of luck with the Granary. It will be nice to have a upmarket choice to replace my beloved Bistro 537 over there.
I'm game! These guys worked at Wild Wing for 20 years and I love it there too. We are a house with one French Culinary Institute grad and one Culinary Institute of America grad so we know food. I mean we really know food. Think NYC know food. My best meals are never at the expensive over the top restaurants with the big names but at the places where people are putting their all into food. I actually think some of my best eats here were at food trucks. Pork belly sliders....yummmmmmm. No, the food snobs may not like it but who cares. They are trying to source local so I will def be trying them out. Support local and less chains for me.
Wow....didn't realize Brock still actually cooked. I guess when the cameras are on...,,,
It takes a lot of courage to go all in and open a restaurant.
Posting anonymously to disparage a restaurant that hasn't even opened yet?
Not so much.
This Beerfest BS has to stop....Serving inferior product and charging ridiculous prices...If this crap was so great, it would be sold in the whole country...Most of this crap is just that...Heavy Junk Ass Beer.....And I know....Drank more beer in the last 42 years than Anyone in the LowCountry.....BeerFest? Junk....Mellow Mushrooom Pizza...pure Junk....
I like this guy already.
"joint will likely be vacant again in six months to a year though" @Los Super Saturn, get your negative attitude out of here. Wait until you try it before you forecast its demise. I think it's a great concept and can't wait until it opens.
I believe someone has missed the population growth in Mount Pleasant over the last few years...
I am not sure what you mean about the same old crowd. There are only a couple places I see the same people at, and those places are what I consider to be the best of Mt. P. The real issue is mediocrity, which we seem to have a lot of. Change things up a bit, and give the people more options. If it has great food and drinks, it will likely survive. If it turns out to just be mediocre, it will fail. Too early to pass judgement either way.
Yeah brewengineer, you are probably right...joint will likely be vacant again in six months to a year though. As for bringing a new option to Mount Pleasant, that may be the case, but it will still be just another place for the same old crowd to go eat and drink? In big cities with large populations like San Antonio for instance, you rarely see the same person at the same place twice, so everything seems newer longer. There are just not enough people here to keep all the "I want to open my own restaurant" types afloat for very long. Even the chefs get bored and are constantly in rotation. Hopefully it will work out and maybe survive on the beer trade alone, but no one will ever successfully turn the South into Southwestern...remember Arizona's?
"Just what Mount Pleasant needs, another place for the drunks to get drunker..."
Don't be a judgmental arse. I don't think the drunks will be flocking to a bar featuring $15+ a shot aged tequilas.
Just what Mount Pleasant needs, another place for the drunks to get drunker...
The only 2 buildings that come to mind when thinking "Auto Mile" would be where Fuel and XBB are now located but I cannot for the life of me think of any other buildings resembling anything related to the automotive industry.
There were auto dealership in the Western part of the city long ago, but they were small. All of that area is covered by the Medical complex now. Some filling station structures survive from that era. It was never called the "Auto Mile." Morrison Drive was called "Auto City" in the late 1960s and early 1970s for a while.
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