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Re: “Randi Weinstein launches FAB, an all-female F&B business conference

Equality = Equal Opportunity not equal results. You have to earn it. And YES gender bias is discrimination!

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Posted by truthrus on November 29, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Randi Weinstein launches FAB, an all-female F&B business conference

It's not discrimination. It's support and education.

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Posted by Radish Rabanette on November 29, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Randi Weinstein launches FAB, an all-female F&B business conference

Do we really need more discrimination ? How about a FAB conference for everyone. We don't need a Black Job Fair or a Female FAB conference.

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Posted by calm assertive on November 28, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

The parking issue that WJH mentioned is nothing to scoff at. As a musician, I get to talk to the FOH and BOH staff after closing and the financial burden of parking costs, citations for expired meters, and the like cuts into wages very significantly. For workers that arrive at 4pm when the city is still full of day staff and leave at 10:30 all the way out to 3:00am, there isn't even a public option. The city absolutely must recognize that if it is going to balance the economy on server's trays, it needs to take some of the burden off their backs.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 28, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

So many young ones heading off to NYC and larger cities (just had a few over for Thanksgiving in our NY place - great excuse for me to make cornbread and pork sausage stuffing), where they can make good money and have a chance to spread their wings and possibly advance. Restaurant owners here need to learn the old pay more - get more - stay longer - cheaper in the long run rule. A few of the better places know this and seem to have great success because their people stay. All those F & B kids in NYC like it here, many grew up here, but just can not afford to live here and have any kind of life. I really have to give props to One80 and Turning Leaf, both great programs and also to Mickey and Scott for stepping up. If they ran background checks when I started, 90 percent of the BOH would of been out of a job, myself included.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on November 27, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

Given the pay offered, weak transit system and high rents, Charleston won'the ever have the workers it needs. How does keep pay low help this. It costs 20 dollars a day to park downtown. Rent for a one room apartment is 1500 a month. No trained businessperson would accept those numbers.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on November 26, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

I started in this business when I was 12 and went to culinary school at 18 and owned my own restaurant in Charleston by the time I was 23. I sold it in 2010 seeing what was coming and it was the best decision I've made.. I now drive a truck for a major purveyor in town and still have contacts in town and the talent pool is atrocious, you have major names in the chef business coming here but not the line cooks to back them up... why? Most cooks can go anywhere else and make 20-30% more. Start paying staff the money they are worth and they will come running.

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Posted by jwh1119 on November 25, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

There's a staffing problem. Wild Wings just closed so there are some unemployed restaurant people right there.

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Posted by jadenova on November 24, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “The search for solutions to the restaurant staffing crisis continues

Way too many venues for amateur help...When J&W was here, very good...But a lot less restaurants...There are too many....Most think they are great, but they are not....

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on November 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “There's a new wine movement in California, and it's all about the terroir

I also prefer old wines for I'm used to it. I would love to have a taste with these new terroir and will compare it with other wines to know its difference. Nice article David.

Posted by Wine Clubs on November 22, 2016 at 4:20 AM

Re: “North Charleston's only soup kitchen urgently needs your support

Across the street on Mondays, Project Streets Outreach serves lunch to the homeless. On Saturdays, the Lowcountry Herald magazine serves lunch to the homeless. So, we have many volunteers working to help the unfortunate in that impoverished community. The hopes and prayers of the people at the Lowcountry Herald are that those unfortunate people find their way back to self-sufficiency, which is why the Herald hires homeless people.

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Posted by duffy91 on November 21, 2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

The best.

Posted by alteredstate on November 8, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

And the very best 'girl' pounding out the patties was Toni!!!

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Posted by Nonnie Sanders on November 6, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

A night at captain harrys and burger at Your Place, hell of a night!

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Posted by Kyle Comen on November 3, 2016 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

Michelle was the bartender's name. This was NOT like Dick's Last Resort. At Dick's, they attacked you on the way in. At Your Place, it went like this;
Walking in the screen door, "Hey Michelle! Are you still poisoning people with that burger?"
Michelle, "Only if they're paid up."
Me, "OK. What's on special?"
Michelle, "Penicillin. All these fuckers in here got herpes. Want a beer?"
It was flirting--Your Place style!
And if you look at the movie "Paradise" starring Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, there's a bar scene with Don that took place in Your Place. I know because they borrowed the glassware from where I worked. Your Place used plastic cups. (As Michelle said, "You ain't gonna cut nobody with plastic."

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Posted by Frank Deal on November 2, 2016 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

It was called Barnacle Jim's back in the early 80s

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Posted by Tommy Lesesne on November 2, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

Loved going there for MANY years, great burgers, great food and MANY fantastic times spent there!!!

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Posted by Elizabeth Bruns on November 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Sean Brock's never-ending pursuit of the perfect burger

No answer to the type of bun!!!??

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Posted by Daniel Urwand on November 2, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

It's in there (in a parenthetical). It moved to a nice, shiny spot in Mt. Pleasant in 2006 and closed pretty soon after. Just wasn't the same.

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Posted by Stephanie Barna on November 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Your Place was the best — that's all there is to it

Amen

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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