I'm nervous. The Westendorf was horrible. Probably one of the worst meals I ave ever had. I was wth 3 other people and we all were in agreement. The service was bad too. Some jerky "hipster". I had written a review on Yelp saying this place can't stay in business long. A few months later , they were closed. I also happen to be friendly with a couple who moved here from Mahattan,who own a two very successful restaurants. One on the UES and one on the Lower East Side. He is a chef by trade,so when I try a new restaurant, I run it by him and his wife. When I told them about my awful meal I had, they said I was not nuts. I also have had the pleasure to meet Nathalie Dupree at some functions I have attended. We both attended Cordon Bleu in London, so we chat about food and she too has been in agreement with my views on food. So I think I know a little something about food.
When I read it was going Greek, I said " oh oh". Being from NYC, we know Greek. NYC has great Greek and bad Greek restaurants. But what they have are great GREEK DINERS. They offer great Greek food at great prices, plus anything else you want. We could use a Greek Diner here. It would do gang busters here. I had read when The Westendorf had closed it was going Greek. I had my reservations. I will try it and I hope I will be proven wrong. The real owners are not here. There is a difference. I only wish them success. I'll have a place for good Greek food.
You don't need to worry about them Duke's, now on the other hand JB'sSmokeshack on Maybank on John's Island...
Yet another overpriced BBQ restaurant???
Please take care of yourself, Chef Bob. We'll be praying for you and look forward to your return.
Thanks Westash. Pardon my mild dyslexia.
It's Stavros, not Starvos.
Good luck, Chef Nico... I hope you've researched the hell out of what has cursed that otherwise-prime location for years to overcome it.
Seriously, it will be a welcome addition. Congrats Nico, look forward to crushing some of your fare.
Oh boy! Lets put in hundreds of sky scrapers and fill them with gourmet restaurants!
Having only been in this town for a few years, any downtown imbiber will tell you, that when T-Rav, wanders into the establishment your drinking in, it's time to leave.
You must have gone on a bad day. While I kind of agree with the judgement of the wings and the ribs, the brisket and smoked turkey were to die for. I could barely move the brisket from the platter to my tray and ended up using my hands because because it was falling apart and unbelievably juicy. And the turkey... I'll start by saying I'm not really a fan of turkey - but this, this was something else. There was so much flavor and it ended up being one of my favorite meats. And the pork belly. The pork belly was amazing. Looking at it I wasn't too sure, but after taking a bite I was hooked. The only thing that was a bit dry to me was the ribs. I can't even comment on dessert because I couldn't save room for it with all the delicious meat in front of my face. The sides were good (we chose baked beans, mac n cheese, and coleslaw), the baked beans were definitely the favorite. I would highly recommend this place as it is some of the best BBQ I've ever had.
Sounds like pretty much the same kinds of things that Locklears served. Hope it's good.
Donkey sauce? Only on a Fieri turd burger. I'll pass.
Meh......he freaks us out!
Geez, hopefully its just as shitty as his other places. The worst, but what can you possibly expect from a floating hotel 6. To quote Pete Wells "When we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?" Ewwwwww. Exactly.
So proud of Hemingway BBQ star Rodney Scott expanding to Charleston!
God Bless Rodney Scott, he's worked damned hard all his life and it's time for him to rise to the top. The cream always rises!!
I am sadden that many of the chefs of Top Chef have never heard of Edna Lewis. Edna Lewis was a great chef and a classy lady with great food.
Culinary schools should teach the students about her life and her southern food.
Give me a break with all this PC stuff. Get over it. The Civil War ended 152 years ago. We elected a black president. Well, half black. We had two black AG's. We hv black senators, black mayors, black congressman. I am really getting sick and tired about all of this walking on egg shells. How was Top Chef to know a black chef was going to be in a sudden death venue? And how can you not do a venue on a Plantation if you are doing the entire show in Charleston???? Why even live in Charleston if you know the Civil War started here, for goodness sake.
Kinsey - please get ticket info and do a write-up on Taste of Black Charleston at the Aquarium. I'm going for sure. Caquisha - when do tickets go on sale? Will Chevalo & Monique be there?
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