Shem Creek. Good memories. Used to unload Swordfish and shrimp there. As I recall, had one "real" restaurant and a small beer joint. Mid 1970's. Lived on Sullivan's Island and used to party on the Isle of Palms when it was a dead end road! Left and came back 15 yrs later to visit. WOW! Progress, I reckon. For those that missed that wonderful place back then, sorry, you really missed a great place.
"LOL, Mario. I don't agree with everything you wrote but it's good satire."
That's not satire, that's cultural criticism and a pretty damn good one at that.
For whatever reason, I don't remember that case at all. Reading up on it a bit.
Mt. Pleasant is the third most populated city in South Carolina with an estimated population of 75,000. In my opinion, it is not quaint or a town, but I do think that it can be described as coastal.
Great article Chef. Commanders Palace in New Orleans is one of my favorite spots in the USA. Could not agree more with the bringing back some class.....and the bacon crumb crust.
The Rose Knot is closed.
The way I see it, if all the anger on this thread is about high density development around Shem Creek, then I can get where you're coming from. But if you're against high-density infill development and prefer suburban sprawl, then I couldn't be more against you. Mt. P's over-development problem started years ago, when the town let the developers start building up and past Highway 41. Do you really think the Boulevard is worse than those subdivisions and shopping centers up there?
I have to admit that photograph of Scot Shor is like a Rorschach test. Does he look like a classy young man on the rise or like a pretentious douche?
@chrishaire: Well, I could just post the links to the news articles and factual information about Molly Wrazen's murder. But I guess it's not a big deal. Most folks around here have forgotten about it anyway.
WJH - Yes indeedy do, I do want them to use tax dollars to help out the shrimpers and fishing boats on the creek. I figure that if the town will pay $185,000 each year over the next 15 years to subsidize the parking garage they want to build on the creek by "leasing" spaces from the developer - total cost by the way is $2.77 million TAX dollars, they can cough up money to help the fleet stay afloat. Y'all ask Wayne Magwood how a nice chip of that 2.77 million would of helped him keep his place on the creek instead of the bank selling it. Y'all might just want to listen to Jimmy Bagwell. Oh and saying that funding will come from hotel taxes means nothing to most of us. Its still tax dollars and I am pretty damn sure that most of the people will take Shrimp over Cement any day of the week. Parking not needed - let them all ride bikes instead - talk to the Beach Company bout that one. Don't give a fat rats ass about what y'all put up along 17 but I would still like to get my shrimp off the creek next year and the year after that.
Try the sesame chicken salad with honey mustard dressing. Its fantastic. Anyone comparing the seed to huddle has has zero credibility. If something isn't right at the seed you send it back and they fix it. Their motto is "we kiss your ass". Fantastic food and great people. If you don't speak up you can blame yourself.
Any one want to bet that these three "new guys" are in fact just one guy with multiple sock puppets?
Sour grapes anyone?
Hopefully they will plan for parking issues with the next Beach project of Garco Park in North Charleston. I'm also concerned with this durant to ohear connection and what it will do to the long established neighborhood.
Stay on top of this, Paul?
LOL, Mario. I don't agree with everything you wrote but it's good satire.
no faith - so the people who live there don't have the same right to voice?
and pdome - proofread!! you could write a book, but who the Hell could figure out what you're trying to say?
Nothing I wrote was meant to suggest anything about the values or the personal character of the restaurant owners. And I apologize if that impression was given.
But many years from now, students and scholars will ask good questions for which they’ll find some answers in publications like The City Paper. They’ll ask what did the white people do in the years between the demise of white supremacy as a legal system and that point in which they lost their numerical majority and their hold on economic and political power? How did they respond to those changes?
Well, mostly, the whites reacted to their decline with great fear which expressed itself in the militarization of their culture, some of which was exported in the form of wars of unmatched violence and some of which manifested itself domestically as a regime of brutality that targeted children, women, racial and ethnic minorities, gays, the foreign born and others who were perceived as weak.
But there was a softer side to the their experience as well. For instance, they comforted themselves with unfilling and overpriced foods that they referred to without irony as “small plates.” They also drank something they referred to as “handcrafted” beer, which was similarly overpriced. These pleasures bolstered their sense of self-confidence in the face of a world that appeared to them to be reeling out of their control. The best of their restaurants--those that made the white people feel extra good about themselves--received awards. Lots of awards. (Their venerated priests are pictured at the link below.) And the cities with large concentrations of restaurants that catered to the white people also received awards for being “friendliest” and “most hospitable.” But this designation rested largely on a city's absence of non-white residents or its skill in hiding its non-white residents from visitors. The cities considered least friendly, conversely, were those that failed to conceal their non-white populations.
This is the golden age of which I speak. It is waning. Its death spasms are sometimes desperate as we are seeing today in Missouri. But I believe it is also on display at places like "The Ordinary" and countless other Peninsula restaurants. These are public spaces, which are "whiter" in 2014 than at any other time in the city's history, including the Antebellum period and the Jim Crow era. That's a remarkable accomplishment.
Saying that people like you hijack the conversation is an ad hominem attack, but you saying the Sea Grant Consortium is made up of a bunch of money-grubbing scientists faking their data to get grants is not an ad hominem attack?
Even if I didn't know the evidence behind climate change, I'd be able to tell your side had no credibility. You can't keep any logical consistency even in the arguments you use here.
And people are still engaging you in pointless debates about the science, which is settled, instead of talking about the future of Charleston, which is the point of the article.
So congratulations, you win.
@chrishaire: With how clumsy I can be sometimes, it's most likely a user error. Sorry!
The comment was pulled bc of an accusation made in the post that cannot be substantiated by us at this time.
If you'd like to repost your comment without the one little bit, that's right swell with us.
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