This is very interesting information. Is there any way you could publish the information for each of the largest cities? Thank you.
Yeah that a catch 22 isn't it? Cause without servers, cooks, support help you cant get fed. Suppose you go to an establishment and no one seats you or takes your order or prepares your meal or cleans up after it.
Not much of a dining experience there huh?That's one step away from a dead pigeon on a willow stick fire seared over a burn barrel delightfully presented in a wad of old newspaper.
Lets see that get an award or a food network accolade.
Quite the chicken or the egg conundrum.
What came first the establishment or the patron?
Let us park for free???? perhaps the F&b should deduct the cost of parking from the patrons bills, why should they pay to park to patronize your establishment and put money in your pocket? without the patrons you don't exist.
This is about Rileyesgue graft and backroom dealings, big hotels make big money for years and years. They share that wealth with the powers that permit them to operate. (donations, parking fees, leases) Charleston has been this way for 200 years.
Follow the money and see how it goes. The rich and powerful get more and we get less.
That is the way of the world (hackers unite)
"While the string of labels becomes its own parody, it's indicative of our life in the information age."
Funny you mention the information age, which is growing every day thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones, laptops, and worldwide internet access, something we have all been convinced we need.
I always enjoy when people pat themselves on the back for eating local and then post an Instagram of eating said local food. The Instagram of course posted from a smartphone that was made by foreign child labor, or by adults in such shitty working conditions the companies have to put up nets to keep them from jumping off the roofs. Good times. But hey, eat local! You're saving the world!
I'm with you good stuff, too expensive BBQ is supposed to be reasonable.
"You fall to your knees asking the heavens what you did to deserve this torture?"
What you did was park where you weren't supposed to, or longer than you were supposed to. It's not a huge mystery.
Your recent columns have made some good points, but your "why me?!?!" attitude combined with your condescension is insufferable.
75% of all statistics and polls are made up on the spot. See I just did it?
A recent poll of local food servers say 75% of blacks are bad tippers. See did it again.
A recent poll of African Americans say 75% don't care if you call them the N word and think white people wearing black face is funny and a sign of respect. See did it again .
A recent poll says white cops will shoot black people just for being black. Wait that might be true.
How about I don't want to come to SC because its a backward racist culture and proud of it.
Its not the Flag and here's one more statistic...
75% of people said they just don't care, there's plenty of freaking tourists to go around.
Didn't I just read the city has a proposal in place to help with this? Why doesn't the employer reimburse the staff or add a percentage point to the bill to offset the server cost? If you want happy smiley servers you should pay for it. Certainly some way to fix this.
BTW I'm with you IMA is this Cohen guy the biggest whiner in the city? I bet he breast fed til he was 11, I can hear it now "Phillip Michael wants mommy milk WAAAHH" then he was off to violin lessons or some benign loner activity cause the other boys were mean to him.
Geez this "everyone gets a trophy just for playing" generation is so self entitled.
IMA OLDMAN FOR PRESIDENT
All aboard the BBQ train , which has recently rolled into Charleston with much hype and some pundits calling Charleston the "future of BBQ".
please! this restaurant seems to offer a few very tasty pieces of meat at ridiculous prices, and pretty much everything else is forgettable ( even the pictures of the food are unappealing ) and yet still receives a review with orgasmic rhetoric
I guess with enough hype you can sell anything for a short period of time , but in the end hype will always lose out to a good quality product at a reasonable price.
Orgasmic imagery notwithstanding.
Charleston is a hospitality-driven city, and I moonlight as a musician so I get to talk to lots of F&B folks. Downtown work makes it difficult to park both due to availability of spots and a focus on visitor (high-$, one-off parking). If the city wants to run on the bright smiles and brilliantly-plated dishes of our restaurant industry, it is a conversation well worth having to make it workable. Not free, not necessarily easy-peasy, but expecting people to fork over 1/10th or more of their gross income to parking alone is not workable. City planning isn't an arcane subject; there are people and communities that have figured this out amenably to all parties.
Interesting column, but the real problem seems to be voter apathy and not representative responsibilities. "Communities with higher levels of voter turnout have much greater minority representation on councils, especially as it concerns Latinos and Asian Americans." So, it would follow that in communities where council diversity does not match community diversity, the cause is probably that minorities don't bother participating in the election process. And my feeling is that if you don't participate in determining who your elected representative is, you relinquish your right to complain about him(or her).
Oh, you poor pitiful maligned martyr! You know what? You park illegally, you refuse to pay the fines for parking illegally, finally after racking up hundreds of dollars of unpaid fines they boot your car and you're a victim of the Man? We are all he victims of the choices we make. If your life sucks so bad change it to something you do like or STFU.
just imagine the economic boost to the state if we could just get rid of all of the white people. progressive nirvana! until it becomes Detroit...
Breaking news! The GOP just published their analysis of the VP debate. And Pence won......before the debate even starts.....in about an hour. They're clairvoyant, no wonder they are so smart!
In May 2000, the SC legislature voted 66 to 43, to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse dome and put a similar one at the Confederate memorial.
The NAACP was unhappy with the new location and decided to continue their tourism boycott. The flag was removed from the Confederate memorial in February 2006, and the NAACP lifted their boycott.
During the third quarter of 2006, state officials noticed an alarming drop in tourism revenues. After many surveys, studies and models, it was determined that a large segment of South Carolina's normal tourism market had ceased to visit the state. This segment comprised tourists from other Southern states.
"There was no organized boycott...." explains Tim Wheeler, VP of the SC Tourism Consortium. "It was mostly just word of mouth that spread like wildfire across the South."
"We just don't want to spend our money in a state that dishonors our ancestors and history," says JoAnn Reeves, President of Women for Southern Heritage. "Removing a Confederate flag from a Confederate memorial -- that was the last straw for us."
By the time the legislature convened in January 2009, annual tourism revenues were down ten percen from their 2004 levels, and both the government and private concerns that depend on tourism dollars were finding it difficult to make ends meet....
Rebel flag quietly goes back up
by Trace Gibbs
Tuesday, March 16, 2016
Outstanding article, timely written and insightful.Highly recommended reading for all consumers who purchase at both farmers markets and grocery stores.
I hv lived in Charleston for 9 years and I never saw a Confederate Flag nor a bumper sticker. In fact I still see Obama bumper stickers. Now what other city would Blacks visit? Greenville? I am sure there were no Confederate Flags flying around there. And tourists certainly do not visit Columbia. What for? To see the State House? Don't think so. You come to South Carolina to visit Charleston. So taking down the Confederate Flag, although a sincere gesture, should not have stopped blacks from coming here.
I'm from NYC and grew up with blacks. They went to my Junior High school and High school and college. Worked together. Never saw they were treated any differently then I was by my teachers, or employers. And since I was down here? At the job I worked at, same thing. I never saw any prejudice.
So to me, Flag or no flag. My dad was a Holocaust survivor. I still see the swastika flag, but I deal with it. And just for some reference, I had researched, and still to this day, more HATE crimes are committed on Jews in this country, than on blacks and Muslims. And Jews make up the least amount of the American population. Perhaps America needs to work on the growing problem of Anti-semitism that is brewing in our country.
These days, we prefer our racism to be passive-aggressive, not overt. So sure, the removal of such a visceral symbol is going to help things, but the problem is not going away.
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