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Comment Archives: Stories: Food+Drink: Features

Re: “When it comes to cocktails, is it time to kill the word craft?

Yes I know it is the antithesis of a craft beer, Lew, but as for your line," but if the beer's not good, the brewery won't survive", how do you explain the raging popularity among hipsters of PBR? This isn't about quality at all, it's about fads and trends. Sure, real beer aficionados will understand the distinctions, but they make up a small piece of the market.

Posted by Ima Oldman on August 22, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “When it comes to cocktails, is it time to kill the word craft?

No, actually, that's not at all what I'm saying. Some of it's about exclusivity, but if the beer's not good, the brewery won't survive. Slagging off on hipsters doesn't help, either...and it's pretty three years ago.

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Posted by Lew Bryson on August 21, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

I've been going to D'Allesandro's since 2006. It's not as good as it used to be. I believe the ownership has changed. It's still the same wood fire oven. Much is the same. But it's not quite as good as it used to be. But don't get me wrong. It's still probably my favorite.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on August 20, 2016 at 6:33 AM

Re: “When it comes to cocktails, is it time to kill the word craft?

This Bryson fella couldn't be any more right. The "craft" thing is a marketing tool used to lure in stupid hipsters. They don't care if the beer tastes good, as long as it is made by castrated monks singing a Ray Charles/Adele medley in a small pot that has been used since it was discovered at Goodwill. The "craft" moniker is to give the product the "exclusivity" that the hipster craves.

I mean, just ask Scott Shor. He makes a killing doing this at Charleston's biggest d-bag magnet.

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Posted by Muskie on August 19, 2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

i agree with follymusic...JI pizza...love andolinis but gotta pick one.

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Posted by ncspartan on August 19, 2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

What sort of list is this without EVO? Savages.

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Posted by LightBlasphemy on August 19, 2016 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

What's really missing on the list is EVO

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Posted by Eightfourthree Beer on August 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

Pizzeria di Giovanni in the Rainbow Market. Beats Gilroy's by a mile.

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Posted by Chelsy Clark Proper on August 19, 2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

Missing on this list is JI PIzza. Our favorite handsdown. Try the Islander with Love and tell me you don't agree.

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Posted by follymusic on August 17, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “When it comes to cocktails, is it time to kill the word craft?

Ah, now Paul is one of the emperors who are actually wearing clothes!

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Posted by Lew Bryson on August 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Sweetbreads are neither sweet nor bread, but damn good

Where do you go for sweetened in Charleston? I have googled but when I check current menus, it is not listed

Posted by Tiffiny Broughton on July 18, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

I sort of think this is a super unique problem specific to an 8 month period when food critics are new moms. Other than that... perhaps this article could've been a 45 word blurb explaining the utility of a list of restaurant bathrooms that have changing stations?
The vast majority of the population doesn't have to concern themselves with dining out and one of their party shitting themselves.

Also, this is a wildly false premise, "So why not up the service by installing a simple device that allows a meal to be more enjoyable for everyone?" Your tone is off-putting.
A changing table doesn't make eating more enjoyable for me. Why would you presume it would?? Leaving your infant at home would make it more enjoyable for me.
Do high chairs = diapers, anyway?

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Posted by landsnark on July 9, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

Awww, you guys. <3

It warms my heart to know we have found some common ground.

Thank you, Kinsey, for your help. And, to quote redblood, "it pains me to say that."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 7, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

Third on agreeing with Ron Liberté -- and it doesn't pain me in the least to say that. Consistent sense-speaker.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 7, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

I second that. Ron scores a rare goal on that one (and I am a parent that accepts that my social life is severely restricted).

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Posted by Cid95 on July 7, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

For once I completely agree with Ron Liberte. It pains me to say that.

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Posted by redblood on July 7, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

J D E, that is literally what the writer said: "If a restaurant has a casual atmosphere and offers high chairs, I consider it family friendly. FIG? No." She does NOT expect restaurants that aren't actively catering to families with kids to add changing tables.

Localhutch you have lived a sheltered life, and on what planet are kids forbidden from weddings, funerals, general meetings, and restaurants?

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 7, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

Oh no. No changing tables at FIG? Good. I don't want to listen to your crying, screaming kids anyway. Family friendly restaurants should have them, agreed. But I certainly wouldn't expect a fine dining establishment to require them. If a changing table is needed, the child is too young to be there.

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Posted by J D E on July 7, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

If the restaurant does not have a changing table, then don't go there. Or anywher else except maybe McDonald's where they cater to rug rats. When you do the nasty, and have a baby, you need to realize that you will be socially lacking for at least a couple of years, except those aforementioned places that welcome poopy pants kids. Imagine a kid crapping in his pants and someone who has paid to enjoy their meal has to put up with that smell! Acknowledge that new parents do not have the right to force others to accept their family making and decide if a few years without fancy meals, weddings, funerals, general meetings, and movies with adults are out for a while, unless you have a baby sitter.

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Posted by localhutch on July 6, 2016 at 11:48 PM

Re: “The quest for Charleston restaurant bathroom changing tables

The idea of putting a baby on a public changing table or those Koala Kare plastic things on the wall is disgusting, even if you put a changing pad down this is gross. The car or stroller would be a much more sanitary choice. Oh my those poor babies.

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Posted by DeeLee on July 6, 2016 at 4:14 PM
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