Last I heard, in South Carolina, a handshake is just as legal as a signed contract. But good old boys and rednecks only call bullshit when it's them getting screwed. What an ass. The only reason I ever went there was for the Green Door. I will follow them anywhere (except DC). There HAVE to be other options for these guys. I hear the Citadel Mall is in foreclosure (yet Sesame still packs it in).
Boone Hall Oyster Festival:
This is the worst organized festival in my life will NEVER go again! First the traffic going into Boone Hall was moving at a snail's pace or slower, cops didn't given a damn. People cutting into traffic left and right. After an hour sitting in traffic on Long Point Rd, it took another half an hour to get thru the boone hall entrance. Second you have to park in a grass field fill with horse feces stuck to your shoes and tires. Once inside all the food stands had no organiziation, you couldn't tell where the lines started people were cutting and cursing left and right. The worst is when we got to the oyster line (if you can call it a line) it was like over a thousand people squeeze together no organization at all. It was like everybody was begging for free food! There was no exit you had to fight your way back thru the crowd carrying your bucket of oyster (if your were lucky to get one). We never got our bucket of oyster after waiting over an hour in the mosh pit. We got to the front of serving tables but once we were there the girl up front said " we are all out of oysters on our side you need to move over to your left side to get your oyster. How the hell do you shift over 1000 people to your left when everybody has been moving forward for over an hour. Why couldn't the staff move their lazy butts and bring buckets of oysters over to all the people been waiting over an hour! So we were like efff this, there is no way we are getting oysters. So we left the line after over an hour waiting. We ended up eating nasty burgers and cupcakes because the other vendors ran out of food! We paid $30 to get in got $40 in food tickets! Thats $70 to wait hours in traffic, stepping on horse poop, waiting over in hour in a mosh pit for oysters and never getting any, and eating burgers, cupcakes, and drinking $2 mountain dew from a can that only cost 25 cents! I would have been 1000 times happier if I just went to Captain D's that Sunday.
Sorry kids...David Aylor could have saved you a world of hurt...Lawyers get paid for a reason...Love me some Roti Rolls though.
corey is such a nice guy its a shame that guy is a flake and talks poorly of him. fuck big johns, viva la green door and roti rolls!
And here we see the problem with entering into informal or unwritten business agreements.
In New Orleans the fights and controversies involving people in the Food and Beverage industry are a major source of news and controversy. It's sort of like reporting on movie stars there. We seem to be moving in that direction here.
"You would get laughed all the way back to your subaru if you ever showed up to a real oyster roasts with any of these "brews" in hand..trust me, from the hundred or so oyster roasts I've been to in the last ten years, a case of bud light and a bottle of jack is all you need to reach hero status"
If I throw an oyster roast, I don't care what anyone drinks. If you laugh at someone drinking good local beer, you will get a kick in the balls instead of oysters. BTW, Bowan's Island has 10-12 taps, and all are local beers. No European owned macro swill. This is 'Merica, and we drink 'Merican beers at our oyster roasts.
I've been to just under a million oyster roasts in the greater Charleston area in the last 30 years, and have never seen anyone give 2 shits what kind of beer/bourbon anyone else is drinking. Just don't over-cook the oysters.
@Josh: your assumption is ignorant.
@Josh Henson I'm assuming that you know a little something about NASCAR beers and rednecks because i surely dont, but i also have enough common sense and have been to enough oyster roasts in the past to know nobody drinks these type of beers...But hey, knock yourself out..
So according to suuuper, you need to bring NASCAR beers to a roast. That kinda makes sense because I'm assuming mainly rednecks show up to these things and they don't drink real beer.
Full menu posted here
843-768-2790 for reservations
Check out the SC Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Oyster Roast and Dinner this Sat with beer pairings included from Palmetto Brewery at Mingo Point (located before the gate to Kiawah Island Golf Resort).
You would get laughed all the way back to your subaru if you ever showed up to a real oyster roasts with any of these "brews" in hand..trust me, from the hundred or so oyster roasts I've been to in the last ten years, a case of bud light and a bottle of jack is all you need to reach hero status
If you're roasting oysters at all, you're already doing it wrong.
The article forgot to mention where the DNR oyster shell recycling drop off sites are located. Those can be found at http://saltwaterfishing.sc.gov/oyster.html
Foodie Truck was making regular stops at Seanachai (on Johns Island) on Friday nights but I don't know if that's changed recently or not with the addition of neighbor restaurants Sweeneys and the Southern General.
End of last year I came across several people bringing mignonette. When the hell did that start? Pretty sure it was the same people with the flask of Pappy and $100 hand-made knife
I think most of these places get over-hyped early on by a really good PR team. Case in point: The Ordinary was announced as a contender for this list before it even opened. By the time the food hits tables the media are so far in that no one has the courage to stand up and say that the emperor has no clothes.
I truly believe that Chef Lata is talented. I also think that when people like John Mariani, Alan Richman, or Andrew Knowlton show up, Chef Lata personally prepares the plates to ensure perfection. That gives them a very stilted view considering that is not what happens on the average night. When I went Chef Lata spent the entire night standing and talking to someone at a booth while people came by for photo ops. He didn't circulate through the restaurant, he was fixed to that one booth. Meanwhile my dishes showed a severe inattention to detail and had flaws that would have caused me to fail my first semester of culinary school.
If I had experienced Chef Lata at his best -- which I have yet to do at FIG or The Ordinary -- I might have a different opinion. Based on what I have experienced, though, The Ordinary is yet another over-hyped, overpriced, mediocre place that will keep drawing in people who are in search of a scene.
The most underrated food truck in Charleston is Roadside Seafood. They come to Medway Park's farmers' market occasionally, which is how I found out about them. They don't have a brightly-painted truck or a funky menu. They just have perfectly prepared local seafood at incredibly reasonable prices. The fried shrimp are the only ones I've ever bought at a "restaurant" that can compare with my Mama's. Plus, they give you a ton of them. (I have no affiliation with RS. I just want to make sure they stay in business!) https://www.facebook.com/RoadsideSeafood
Sounds like the truck ran outta gas
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