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Re: “Trattoria Lucca

Maybe not a relevant review...I went within a year of opening. Limited menu & pricey...not a bad thing, but small portions. Drink orders move like a herd of turtles. Service was questionable...Server would walk past table after initial drink order without further inquiry, refill on water or refresh bread basket. It's a small place so when a server ignores you it makes for an uncomfortable situation. Neither myself nor my wife have been compelled to return...and we live 2 blocks away.

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Posted by FOBofSC on December 5, 2013 at 5:59 AM

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Re: “Combating bike theft in Charleston

"In South Carolina, bike theft is treated as a misdemeanor, and when the value of the bike is less than $2,000, penalties are capped at $1,000 or 30 days in jail."

The reality, punishment is negligible. I've had multiple bikes stolen over the years, if & when the thief is caught, the consequences are geared towards funding the court system with fine money not compensating the victim.

I have yet to be reimbursed for a stolen bike. One thief had charges dismissed even though his DL was on file with Money Man Pawn as the seller/owner the day of the theft. NOTE: The bike was never identified by police in the pawn records during the course of regular investigations.

Another more recent theft (2 bikes) caught on video resulted in the thief's apprehension, and a short incarceration with personal recognizance release(twice) even with unrelated felony charges pending trial. He was never interviewed by police, bikes were never recovered, he was found guilty on both a misdemeanor & a felony charge but released with 'time served' and 2 yrs. probation. The courts have ordered restitution, but to date no funds have been received. The City court has issued a bench warrant for his arrest but the probation office will not enforce said order.

I've tried for years to have the Charleston police co-ordinate a bike registering event with the Neighborhood Association to no avail. Special thanks to Daniel for taking the time to see that bikes are registered and serial #'s recorded.

Registering your bike is a first step, but until the courts take theft seriously, expect more stolen bikes.

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Posted by FOBofSC on August 24, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Lowline park looks to connect the city with new greenway

It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Just last year, the City's Planning guru sought support for a 'civic space' at the U-Haul/Alley site stating emphatically, "this will not be a park". It was being planned as an outdoor events venue to take some of the strain off Marion Square(a park that the public is regularly denied access to). I believe it has already been presented to the Planning Commission so the City could get the process under way. They were talking several years out.

Posted by FOBofSC on October 28, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Re: “The meat is the real deal at Cumberland St. Smokehouse

If I've learned one thing in the last few years...NEVER trust a City Paper review. After reading this review, I finally got a chance to stop in. What a disappointment. This joint obviously thrives of the tourist clientele.
I had the the Brisket Bacon Cheeseburger w/ fries $10.00. A glorified slider that was dry & overcooked. A lot of BBQ sauce helped slide it down my throat. No taste of brisket whatsoever, just a sad, dried-up, little meat patty. This is the kind of burger you would expect from a roadside diner for $3.99. The Duck Fat fries were OK but not great.
My companion had the special, Fried Catfish - Sandwich Plate...A single chicken finger size piece of fish. I will say the meat was tasty, but for $13...It is pretty insulting. 4 or 5 of these would be more in line with the price, don't need the bun.
Tiny portions folks.
We split an app, 6 wings. Not bad, the dry rub is delicious (it is on the fries as well), and the Alabama White sauce is a good dip. But as far as chicken wings, a little greasy, kinda chewy, and NO Buffalo heat.
I hate to say it...For a meal, save yourself some angst and go someplace tried & true.

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Posted by FOBofSC on September 29, 2015 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Old Zappo's to become Pancito & Lefty Mexican restaurant

Does Charleston need more tequila, tacos, and mole? This is a rhetorical question, right?
There are never enough good Mexican food joints. Hope it is good. Many here in Charleston are neither good nor Mexican, If you think La Ha or Taco Boy are real Mexican food. You need to stop now.
The only question left, Will it be affordable?

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Posted by FOBofSC on May 9, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Re: “New Sgt. Jasper plan: Taller, with fewer apartments and no grocery

Get rid of one building that doesn't fit the surroundings for another. Makes the first proposal look pretty good. That may be the intent...This plan or that one? Living further up the peninsula, more housing(that could likely accommodate students) and a grocery store with a lower building height didn't look too bad for this site and seemed reasonable considering what they could(and are now) proposing. Does anyone remember there was a Piggly Wiggly on Broad near King some years back? The horror, a grocery store nearby. No one will bat an eyelash when incredibly dense building begins on the P & C properties just north of Spring.

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Posted by FOBofSC on April 15, 2015 at 9:34 AM

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