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Comment Archives: Locations

Re: “Rock Paper Scissors

This is some of the best learning fun you'll ever have! I went there with some of my friends from work. Rather than paying bar prices somewhere for happy hour, we brought our own wine, cheese and hummus and made earrings together at Rock Paper Scissors. What a blast! Amanda let us put on our favorite Pandora station, and we talked and laughed and still learned a skill. It was truly an amazing time!

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Posted by Tofool on March 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Dock Street Theatre

Re: Dock Street Theatre
Attend a play, in the comfortable, historical Dock Street Theatre, ... and treat yourself to a grand step back in time. This is my favorite theatre in the U.S. and I love sitting in the open air garden during intermission. Love this place and go to it each time in Charleston if I can. Sandy Tuttle

Posted by kvegasgrl on March 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Old South Carriage Company

Love Old South Carriage Co.!

Posted by Ashley Cline on March 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “The Granary

The Granary is new to my neighborhood, and I am so thankful it is there. This place serves up some of the best charcuterie in Charleston, with an equally awesome dinner menu. Do yourself a favor and get the duck confit wings. Pricing is fair for the quality, and the atmosphere feels very much like downtown CHS. I still need to try the fried chicken on Monday nights. It is nice to see such a classy joint move into Belle Hall shopping center.

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Posted by brewengineer on March 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

"Bwengineer, please don't feel so obligated to rush to the defense of any negative comment about a local beer joint. We all get it just by the name you chose. You're too predictable."

I see you have read 0 of my reviews. I caught a lot of crap for not giving Craftsman 5 stars. I only defend places that are being judged because of unrelated issues (like clothing of the customers). Old man, why not just write a review of your own? I stand by my opinions of the quality of food and drink at this establishment. Having been there 4 times now, and tasting my way through the entire food menu, I feel that I have experience enough to write my own review. But by all means, feel free to judge based on comments about skinny jeans.

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Posted by brewengineer on March 25, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Claire, when I read your comment about "yum" small plates and "gorg" space, my head filled with James Earl Jones and "totes McGoats" and along with your skinny jeans, I think THAT was what the first reviewer was talking about. His comments about the food were spot on. They may be "yums" but they're not truly representative of the menu, and the prices are a bit more than 25% high in my opinion. Bwengineer, please don't feel so obligated to rush to the defense of any negative comment about a local beer joint. We all get it just by the name you chose. You're too predictable.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Small plates are yum. Space is gorg. I love skinny jeans but the previous review is really confusing. If my jeans made you dislike the restaurant I apologize?

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Posted by Claire OB on March 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Sermet's Courtyard

Had such a tremendous experience at Sermet's last night on Daniel Island. My sister and all twelve of her co-workers from Boone, NC joined me for a great evening of food and drinks! The food was absolutely incredible and Morat's service was impeccable. From the appetizers (mussels served in a ginger lemon curry broth and fresh ceviche with just the right amount of of lime and cilantro) to the dinner entrees was well worth the few extra miles to drive to Daniel Island. I had the special of the night, pan-seared grouper (fresh off the boat) breaded with panko, honey dijon and thyme along with sweet potato, gorgonzola cheese and maple walnut raviloli drizzled with aged balsamic and also local fresh vegetables cooked perfectly. I would recommend this restaurant to any and everyone in Charleston!

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Posted by Cynthia Jones Crowley on March 23, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Grimaldi's

Great Pizza, but the menu is a little limited. I wish there were a few more options for appetizers and salads, but otherwise great pizza, and great atmosphere!

Posted by Elisabeth Di Nino on March 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “The Red Pepper

I absolutely LOVE the RED PEPPER in Summerville, SC!!!! They have the best lasagna I have ever had!!!! Their service is more than terrific every time I go there!! I will ONLY eat Italian food from there as I find the Olive Garden to be substandard compared to the RED PEPPER!! Keep up the great work, you guys, & know that I am addicted to your lasagna!! Thank you for your great food & service!!! PS: I rate you all 10+ stars :-)

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Posted by rxrhonda on March 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

I am not sure what the previous review is all about, but I am guessing there is a common trend from all the hating on top restaurants. My 3 experiences at Edmund's Oast have all been fantastic. I will go ahead and state that I don't own a single pair of "skinny jeans" or even loafers. I do have a lot of love for craft beer, creative food dishes, and especially charcuterie, which is exactly what the Oast aims for in clientele.
First, let's talk about the beer. Beer is the focus of this place, and it is unique in many different ways because of it. Edmund's Oast is not just a brew pub, but also an amazing beer bar. The brews on tap at this place will impress anyone who loves craft beer. And the selection isn't just focused on rare beers like Cantillon and JW Lees from Europe, but they also keep a nice supply of local beers on tap. I also like that they are sticking to unique beers for the house production brewery, as this doesn't step on any toes in the local brewery scene. If beer isn't your thing, the mixed drinks are pretty tasty as well. I am hooked on the Red Wedding, as bourbon is my go-to outside of beer.
The food... well, that is almost better than the beer. Chef Andy is creating some wonderful cured meats, which is an art much like brewing. At this point, I have tasted almost every item on the menu. The highlights, other than charcuterie, are dishes like the pumpkin custard, lamb meatballs, burgers, and porridge. I even enjoyed the hearts and gizzards dish, which was a first. The very first time we visited, I thought the porridge was a bit too salty, but that was quickly fine tuned to a more balanced salinity. Some of the dishes may be a bit small, but they are "small plates" after all. I still felt full after sharing a few with my table.
Finally, I think it is worth noting that the ambiance is very relaxing in EO. The wait staff is always attentive, and the restaurant always feels very clean. The decorating was all done with taste, and even the bathrooms felt high end. I have been to this place dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, and I have been there with a button up collar shirt. Either way, I never felt out of place. I hope the Oast keeps the energy going that they have shown in their short time in the Charleston restaurant/beer scene. I know that I will always be recommending this place to any new visitors.

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Posted by brewengineer on March 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

We went on a cold, rainy, weekday evening a couple of weeks ago. Edmund's Oast had only recently opened and it was packed, which we expected. The space was nice and you'd never know it used to be a decorative hardware store. As soon as we walked in I knew it was the wrong place for me, though. I don't own skinny jeans or a plaid shirt with snaps. I don't wear loafers without socks and a sweater around my neck. These trappings, along with a zeal for obscure pale ales, seemed to be key components of the clientele.

We were seated at a communal table and given menus, which we could barely read between the very low light and the poor choice of font. I hadn't heard of any of the beers so I had to ask for something that wasn't hop-driven since I don't like bitter beers. The server recommended two and I chose one at random. It was pretty good but not especially memorable.

We ordered a small charcuterie platter ($12) and roasted Brussels sprouts ($6) to start. For main courses we tried the seared triggerfish ($26) and miso rubbed pork loin ($26). Both the Brussels sprouts and charcuterie were tasty, but both portions were very small. The triggerfish was slightly overcooked and a minuscule portion, but tasty. The miso rubbed pork loin was cooked nicely but also small and almost devoid of flavor. Miso packs a punch but it was completely missing. The dashi had not even a hint of the smoky ham hock flavor that was promised. I love pea pistou but this tasted like a parsley chimichurri instead. In general I felt the food was okay and had potential but was overpriced by about 25%.

I wouldn't mind going back when it warms up, sitting outside at a table and having a beer, then moving on somewhere else for a meal.

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Posted by Charles Robinson on March 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Magnolias

decor 4 stars
service 4 stars
food 2 stars

Affordable, but nothing was tasty enough that would make me want to eat here again. I had the shellfish over grits, my MIL and I shared the fried green tomatoes, and my husband had the steak and eggs, never have I experienced such plate envy as I did when I tasted his southern fried steak with red-eye gravy. The shellfish and grits was bland, the lobster like rubber and the lonely scallop was gritty and the friend green tomatoes were like hockey pucks. I was looking forward to a delicious Sunday brunch with my family, although not delicious, the service was spot on and the atmosphere was pleasant.

Posted by danadominata on March 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “O-Ku

Is defenetly the best sushi in Charleston!!!I love the food ,staff,atmosphere i would eat eat here every day if i can afford it .LOL

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Posted by Cristina Oana on March 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Re: “1st Choice HVAC Services

Same good 4 reviews everywhere. Sure. I understand that one can't make everybody happy but I couldn't understand why 1st Choice, which is now not even an option for me, didn't answer the 100 calls we had to make to even find out why they wouldn't show up for work. Finally, after 2 weeks after the service start date quoted on the invoice, some people just came and ripped off all ducts, piled them in the back yard and disappeared in an hour and a half with half of the money for a complete airduct replacement. After 3 days without a working AC and no update as to what in the world they had been doing, I finally get somebody on the phone who started talking about how we should all blame it on the weather. All I want at this point is my money back. An HVAC specialist has already been contacted. And yes, it's "an", not "another" HVAC specialist.
But check this out:

http://www.bbb.org/columbia/business-reviews/air-conditioning-and-heating-contractors-residential/1st-choice-hvac-services-in-charleston-sc-34076856

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Posted by LastChoiceHVAC on March 15, 2014 at 1:25 AM

Re: “The Wreckfish

I've been back a few times lately, and my opinion of the place has changed. The new guy cooking the oysters has no idea what he is doing. He overcooks them and only puts out tiny portions, which are scoffed up by the fat ladies waiting like hyenas at a road kill. They steal all the bivalves and hoard them in their little plastic baskets. I waited two times for over 15 minutes for oysters, only to be able to eat about 4-5 dried up little things that resembles old shoe leather. I won't return until they get someone there who knows what they are doing, and someone from the management to reign in those pigs along the side.

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Posted by localhutch on March 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Sand Dollar

Always a good time on Fri or sat fun place to drink dance or listen to live music

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Posted by silversurfer26 on March 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: “The Wreckfish

This place is very average and overpriced. If you want to pay premium prices for Red Lobster food, this is your place.

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Posted by Carlos Danger on March 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Lowcountry Wine and Spirits

Would happily pay a double premium to shop for wine without the nuisance of some idiot walking around blabbing on a cell phone...would pay triple to see the same idiot tossed out of the store while wining.

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on March 1, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Lowcountry Wine and Spirits

The sign says No cell Phones. That makes you the idiot.

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Posted by coachz on February 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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