Charleston is a wonderful place for those who appreciate fine food. As such, you will not find fine food at fast food prices. I recently heard of Leon's and my wife and I tried it out. Food was great, atmosphere is unique and different. Staff was very friendly. We will return. In reference to the comment about hiring local people who could walk to work...Anyone qualified for a particular job in any industry is a potential employee. Do they have the skills to deal with people, get their orders correct and delivered in a timely manner? Do they have culinary degrees like many who work in the kitchen? I would make a terrible waiter and can not boil water without screwing it up, so I appreciate all those in the restaurant business who provide outstanding service. Thank you Leon's for bringing a new business to a once blighted area of Charleston.
Let them have fun fuck those cos and any one else who has a problem with them they are fine as hell keep up with the rap game guys
Asia for the Asians
Africa for the Africans
White countries for everyone
That's White Genocide
“When you have rent, gas and children, you should expect a decent day’s pay for a decent day’s work,”
When you have valuable skills you should expect a decent day's pay for a decent days work.
Otherwise you are S.O.L.
I can't understand why the city hasn't tried to create an entertainment district near the City Aquarium where there is lots of land and few residences. Locating the cruise terminal near the ailing aquarium would also make sense as it would reduce downtown traffic and hopefully get more people to visit the financially challenged aquarium. Of course making unwise and often baffling decisions is what the city seems to do best.
And remember everyone:
Every extra person who bikes, takes a car out of traffic and out of valuable street parking.
That said, try to make them feel safe by avoiding passing them in a narrow lane and everything else you can think of :)
Funny. I live near Leon's, and because the prices are so high for fried chicken and concrete floors, I've asked neighbors who've been there. Can't get a positive reaction. The out-of-towners will have to carry the place.
WTF is with opening expensive restaurants in poor neighborhoods and not hiring local people who could walk to work? Is it so hard to train somebody to serve in a place like this? Teach them to say "local" and "unctuous" and the Yankee foodies will be happy.
Who doesn't love Tim Keane's hair? Except those weeks when he forgets to touch-up the roots, he's everything Barbie dreamed of in Ken's replacement.
The city seems to view bars as the devil incarnate, but hotels can do no wrong. Guess the hotels give more $$ in political donations than the smaller drinkin joints.
A mix of businesses would be ideal but we are not there yet, and it's punitive to punish F&B for doing well. Especially since the City was happy to take in their taxes when the economy was in the tank just a few yrs ago,and bars were the only game in town.
Kinsey, I'm sorry you didn't call me to discuss the story. I would have been happy to explain that the Mexican restaurant violations originated with non-local owners, and were extensions of investigations conducted in other cities around the state. Since my foremost responsibility is covering Charleston, I chose to focus on those audits which affected the restaurant owners, workers and diners who live here.
Until every restaurant employee is fairly compensated for his or her work, we'll still need more ink to cover "the plight of casual and fast food workers fighting for higher wages." But I think it's equally important to examine the high-end restaurants which hold themselves up as exemplars of quality in every sphere -- and have the awards and press coverage to show for it.
The great thing about the emergence of chef celebrity is chefs now have a platform for making real and lasting changes to our food system. If celebrity chefs can do for line cooks what they've done for farmers, the Department of Labor will soon have far less to do.
Food writer and critic
The Post and Courier
I was thinking he looks like John C. Calhoun.
Is it just me or is Tim Keane starting to look more and more like Willem Dafoe?
My father and brother owned and ran Charleston Lock and Safe for many years. It's great to see this building that was such a part of my childhood no longer abandoned.
A no closing solution would be even better.
Ticket he loud and disruptive only, and let freedom ring.
So very glad I got to eat the fried chicken and check out this creative and tasty new spot before work pulled me out of Charleston for a few months. It was one of the last things I did before leaving downtown and I can't wait to get back. Best of luck to Brooks and Tim!
More tips n' laws:
** Your bike WILL BE CONFISCATED by the City if you park on anything but a corral on KING STREET between Calhoun and Spring. Don't expect a note -- if your bike is parked illegally and disappears, grab $40 cash and head to the police station on Lockwood. And be ready to buy a new lock.
** DON'T TEXT on your bike -- it's illegal, you can be ticketed.
** Helmets aren't mandatory, just a good idea. Find one you like and give it a try.
** And to reiterate, USE LIGHTS on your bike -- white on the front, red on the back. You can be ticketed and fined if you're seen biking without them at night.
Thanks for a positive article. Great group of very supportive loving people. Varied interests and people from across the spectrum of society.
The soft closing suggestion is by far the best solution I've heard. I wish I could have been at the meeting, but I was already at the bar.
This whole thing reminds me of when I was a sophomore in HS and there was a bomb threat. We had to enter through metal detectors and have our bags searched, and one older boy thought it would be funny to bring in a bag stuffed with "weird items" such as stuffed animals and other toys. The security people weren't amused but let it fly. A teacher caught wind of the joke and had him arrested for obstruction of justice! It was ludicrous. Yes, he was an idiot, but not a criminal.
I have said it before, how about a moratorium on hotels?
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