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Re: “Lamb ribs and tagliatelle shine at Butcher & Bee's dinner service

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Posted by DorothyMcCall on July 23, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Lamb ribs and tagliatelle shine at Butcher & Bee's dinner service

"The smoked crispy potatoes ($10) were up next and were initially off-putting and too smoky. That is until I realized there was an avocado-lime chimichurri sauce beneath the potatoes. When enjoyed together the avocado provided a great equalizer to the strong flavor, each bite a satisfying crunch with subtle hints of lime."

In your opinion, was this an adequate substitute for delicious fries?

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 20, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Re: “The experimental menu at Harold's Cabin is one of the most exciting in the city

"Even if bison's not your pleasure, the accompanying house-made salt and vinegar chips are reason enough to make the trip."

So, One can infer that delicious fries are not served at this establishment?

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 14, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Little Jack's Tavern looks like a recipe for success

They've done a great job on the renovation. Interior looks like a Jack Dempsey NYC steak house; you feel like you're in a little place in Brooklyn, like that Italian restaurant where Michael Corleone wacks Sollozzo and Captain McCluskey.

On that note, a pasta dish would be nice.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 11, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Little Jack's Tavern looks like a recipe for success

High prices and small portions are doing wonders for Charleston's restaurant scene...

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Posted by jrjr32 on July 7, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Little Jack's Tavern looks like a recipe for success

Thank you for the answer.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 6, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Little Jack's Tavern looks like a recipe for success

Hey Pronghorn - I'm one of the partners, and can confirm through the sheer volume ingested that the fries are, in fact, goddamned delicious. Insanely so.

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Posted by Brooks Reitz on July 6, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Little Jack's Tavern looks like a recipe for success

Those garlic fries look goddamned delicious.

Can anyone confirm this?

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 6, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Little Jack's Tavern looks like a recipe for success

Go back and get the brick chicken again. One of my favorite dishes, always crispy and delish!

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Posted by Benjamin Rabin on July 6, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “5Church's offerings are perfectly pedestrian

I agree with the above comment. Union Provisions was Great...and one very harsh review by City Paper caused them to go out of business... Every new restaurant needs some tweaking but some of these articles are merciless...I think the writers are trying to prove that they know more than the chefs by finding small things to fault. Hopefully in the future they'll do a better job of removing their egos' from the reviews.

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Posted by Chris Robinson on July 5, 2016 at 7:46 PM

Re: “5Church's offerings are perfectly pedestrian

Jeez, people! This place is great! I have eaten there four times now and had good experiences every time. The restaurant critics can never be satisfied. The menu is too pedestrian? Right, so they come out with a new one to please the critics and it winds up being to obscure. Then they go the way of Two Burroughs Larder or Union Provisions--out of business! 5 Church is killing it. Lighten up and go enjoy a great restaurant in an incredible space!

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Posted by dnauhei on July 5, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “5Church's offerings are perfectly pedestrian

"My house will be a house of prayer, but you have turned it into a den of thieves.
Anybody wonder why nothing lasts in that spot? Got to be some bad juju in that transition. I'm no bible thumper but I think I'm going to Burwells.lol

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Posted by bigideal0904 on July 1, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “5Church's offerings are perfectly pedestrian

We sat at the bar, had 2 cocktails, ($25) read the menu and got out. The cocktails were very good, but, bored by the menu. Have not wanted to return.

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Posted by rcwuptown on June 30, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Re: “5Church's offerings are perfectly pedestrian

Too bad the bar staff is so incredibly slow. If they have more than 5 people in front of them they cannot handle the volume. And this is at brunch when they aren't three deep. Hire some experienced people and they might have something.

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Posted by J D E on June 29, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Re: “The bulgogi and banchan are worth the trip to 843 Korean BBQ & Sushi House

I agree with most points of your review. I found the spicy pork and bulgolgi tasty but the grill tables to me are a waste of time. They are not of the traditional style, no flame really touching the meat, its more of a stainless steel pan boiling your meat. I would stick to ordering traditional items from a regular table. The kimchi was excellent as well as the rest of the banchan.

Posted by Bosox2010 on June 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Home Team BBQ Downtown proves that the third time's a charm

I am a fan of Home Team and its food, but this review is a bit inconsistent. The author starts out by graciously acknowledging the fact that most Yankees erroneously conflate "barbecue" with grilling (true), but that she has evolved beyond this sad ignorance. She then goes on to say that a trip to Home Team is the best "local place to try coastal South Carolina barbecue". A nice sentiment, but inaccurate, as even Jeff Allen's original CP review from 2007 makes patent.

Home Team's BBQ is a collection of styles from different regions, few of which have anything to do with coastal SC, save the location of the restaurants. To wit, the beef brisket, which Siegel and crew famously sought to improve via a multi-week pilgrimage to Texas, the undisputed home of this delicacy. To their credit, the brisket that resulted is MUCH better than what they originally served, and this trip also helped bring about the sausage the reviewer loved, another Texas BBQ standard. Putting their mustard sauce on the brisket doesn't make it South Carolina any more than if one were to put it on a Mexican street taco (also, their mustard sauce is very different than traditional SC mustard-based sauces). The ribs at Home Team are done Memphis Style (dry-rubbed spares), and generally done very well. The pork and chicken are rubbed and smoked, but in a blended style not indigenous to any one region, and not served lightly sauced with a vinegar-based sauce like most Lowcountry (and even Eastern/coastal NC) BBQ. Siegel's stellar smoked/confit/fried wings, because I'm pretty sure he debuted them here, may be the most original, native thing on the menu, but even they are complemented by Alabama white sauce. Siegel's GA roots show with the inclusion of brunswick stew, a dish whose origin is fought over between GA and VA.

So, I think it would have been more accurate to say that Home Team is a great place to take someone to expose them to many different styles of BBQ, all done very well, here in the Lowcountry/coastal SC. Siegel and crew's culinary bona fides elevate Home Team above standard BBQ fare, and put a unique stamp on many regional classics. My only complaint is it's getting too damn hard to get into the SI location!

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Posted by lawdog on June 10, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Home Team BBQ Downtown proves that the third time's a charm

Thank you Suzanne for the great info. Bill

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Posted by Bill Chauncey on June 8, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “RESTAURANT REVIEW: Alair Bistro

Yeah, that's what I got for not advertising with you - you pay the fee, or you get a 'D'. The Charleston City Paper shakedown... Posted by the former owner, Ray Noble. In the long run, I'm glad I never gave you a stinking dime. Your opinion wasn't worth even that, knowing it was always for sale.

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Posted by Ray Noble on May 31, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Killer views, cocktails, and bar snacks are the main draw at The Watch

Great article and photos of food, but who would want to dine with those nasty looking men!???

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Posted by LocalCitizen on May 30, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “It's all about the window-framed raw bar at The Darling

I don't quite understand why Ms. Wolf advertised the exclusivity of The Darling. I had no problem getting into the establishment, and I'm no affluent figure of society. I had a delectable experience and although I do not see myself indulging in this place again, I thoroughly enjoyed the service, ambience, and flavors of my experience. I don't want the general public to sway from such a kind place as this for fear of being tamely rejected. As always, quite an article. Thank you for entertaining my eyes and tastebuds, and for the laughs, Ms. Wolf. You never cease to amuse me.

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Posted by Katie Ridgway on May 27, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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