So many things to do,places to eat, bands to hear....so little time!
Tryin' it out!
I will preface this review by saying we went on Father's Day, so I knew it would be 'blown up' with people. I arrived 30 minutes ahead of my group to put our name on the list b/c we had 7 people in our party & I figured they would need to combine 2 tables or something, so I was trying to think ahead. The hostess looked put out when i said there were 7 people and said things like, "well, we dont really have tables for 7, can you split tables?" and "if everyone isnt here when we call you, we have to skip you." I appreciated the honesty, but not the attitude it came with. Well, when they called us, 5 of the 7 folks were present (the other 2 were trying to find a parking spot). We explained this and when the hostess walked away, she said "Well, I cant hold a 7 top for people who arent here" to a waitress. 5 of the 7 of us WERE right there, and we were going to sit and order coffees/mimosas, etc. They sat us at a 5 top and told us the other 2 would have to sit 'over there' -- totally across the room. SO, she wasnt holding a 7 top, then, right?! We actually asked the waitress if there was any way to squeeze 2 extra chairs at our current table & she was nice enough to suggest we add the adjacent 2 top she had (couple there were paying bill). Once we got settled and ordered, the food came out pretty quickly and was decent enough for breakfast fare, although nothing 'spectacular'. The other posters are right, this place really seems to cater to tourists and shoots for quantity over quality experience. I hadnt been here in a while and probably would try other places before returning again.
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We went on a Tuesday evening at about 5:30pm, so the place was not crowded. However, our waitress treated us like she & the restaurant were slammed...she rushed us taking our order & also through the entire meal. In the beginning, when I asked for a recommendation, she said "oh, that's a personal choice." well, DUH, but a good waitress can always tell a customer what dishes are the most popular, or what THEIR favorite is! This waitress also whizzed by & swept our appetizer plate off the table without even asking if we were done. I commented to my boyfriend, "Well, I guess she decided we were done with that!". My garlic chicken was Super Duper UBER garlicky (I love garlic, but WHOA!) & also it was very very salty, so I didnt enjoy it that much. My boyfriend said his basil chicken was decent, but nothing to rant & rave about. The rice in the pot was very dry, like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. This waitress then came by to ask us if we needed anything else, (so...I guess not?!) WHILE whipping out the already printed up bill. After bringing the credit card receipt back, she then came back by the table before we had even left and grabbed the receipt off of the table! We have eaten here before, maybe a couple of years ago, and recalled it being good, enjoyable & affordable, but I believe that things are on the decline....or at least our experience made it seem that way. Bottom line: Rushed service and mediocre food (and about a $50 tab for 2!) do not entice us to make a return trip or recommend it to others.
First of all, contrary to the title given by CityPaper to my submission, I would hardly categorize myself as a "flag fan". I admit that even as a Southerner, I dont know the difference btwn all of the battle flags; I only hang an American flag. Secondly, this is in the Love/Hate b/c I hate the way an issue like this brings out the super-nasty in people, as many of these comments prove. Why all the bitterness? Should people in the here and now still be punished and held accountable for something their great-great-great-great grandfather might have done? Really? Regardless of if you are caucasion, african american, native american, etc., I bet something about someone, some thing, some flag somewhere offends you. So what, you're not alone. Maybe the town should just mandate removal of ALL flags and personal decorations from ALL houses and see if that makes everyone happy. Then we could all live in a nice Beige world, where nobody is different or has different views or opinions. Hooray. Here's the rub: everyone wants to exercise their own rights, freedoms, & opinions, but nobody wants to respect the other person's rights, freedoms,& (sometimes opposing) opinions.
Went by today (Sunday) for lunch around 1:00 pm, the place was busy, but not crowded. We had one of the burgers and one of the flatbreads, both of which were good and were good sized portions. The specialty beer prices were on par with other Mt P restaurants, but the liquor drink i had ( a Tom Collins) was like $9! i was expecting it to be about $7, but thought that was a bit on the high end for a drink with the house gin. They also charged some weird charge/tax listed on the tab as SC alcohol tax (?). So, there was 7.5% city tax, also a 2% hospitality tax & the alcohol tax. We asked the waiter about it, thinking it might be some new Mt P tax, and he stated that "all the restaurants charge it but 'hide it" in the food & drink price"..... eh??? anyone else know anything about that? seems like at other places you only see the 7.5% tax on the bill.....
Visited Scott's Variety store Saturday, July 10th. It was a nice green traffic free drive of about an hour and 20 mins drive up hwy 41, really easy to find via Google maps. YUM! YUM! YUM! spicy, vinegar based deliciousness. The sauce spices it even more! This place does non-stop local business-- cars (locals) pulled in and out the whole time we were there. Everybody left with at least a pound of BBQ. No tables inside or out, so you may have to do like us,and move some watermelons off the bench over into the shopping carts, and then hunker down there with your Q and 2 slices of King Thin white bread and dig in! Friendly folks. 1/2 pound $4.50, 1 pound $9.
Has anyone else ever heard the saying "when you point a finger at someone, you have 4 pointing back at YOU?" (well, ok technically 3 pointing back at you but...)
If Andre had wanted to play it right, he would have taken the moral high road and not have even said one word or gotten involved in any of the allegations against Haley. MYOB, so to speak. I guess he was mad at all the "free press" she was getting!
I say hook them all up to polygraph tests---from town dogcatcher to our commander in chief... if they have nothing to hide, it shouldnt be a big deal, right? This mudslinging crap from both sides is always SO annoying...
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