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Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

Not sure about the previous comment because that wasn't our experience, but here's ours:

W popped into Smoky Oak "The Taproom" (as I will now affectionately refer) last night with several friends and we were blown away!

This amazingly eclectic cool space with one of the coolest bartops I'd ever seen, as we understand from Shannon (Chef Rick's better half!), the bartop was an accident! Turns out the damn thing wouldn't dry after staining and urethaning so they apparently scrapped off the non-drying urethan and applied a quick drying satin finish of some sort (2 to 3 shot's into the night so don't recall the exact satin finish).

Long story short, there are many reasons to go to the "Taproom" in our opinion, but when you get there, CHECK OUT THE BARTOP....very cool! Then you can dig into this awesome menu!

We met up with a couple of very cool local cat's that definitely know the restaurant/bar business well (the proprietors of DD Pecker's Wing Shack in West Ashley - Derek Harris and Brian Lawson), who give this hot new local restaurant and watering hole their blessing and commitment as a client!

Oh yeah, Chef Rick's apparently been around the block a couple of times so "green behind the ear's" he's not! Turns out the chef used to own (or manage....keep in mind the shots aforementioned!) AL DI LA in West Ashley, Lombardi's and several others in North Carolina.

This guy put together a menu that could make a British Royalty Guard week in the knee's! A well thought out menu with awesome entrees, appetizers, salads and sandwiches.....eclectic simplicity!

That's all I got to say about that!

So we would like to again toast our glass to the "Taproom" and some of the Taproom Team: Shannon (congrat's on the new baby!), Mia (you rock and great to see you on JI), Chef Rick (should have seen the smile on this guys face as he showed us all the pictures of that new baby boy he and Shannon brought into the world!) and Mario!

Not that you need it, but we wish you the best of luck and all the success imaginable! We will be back soon (and often) to your amazing new restaurant/bar!

Thank you for providing us with a well needed BBQ extraveganza (with lots of personality) on James Island.

This note from 5 of your newest fans (see below):
Jerry Plybon
Christina Becude
Kenny Cousson
Brian Lawson
Derek Harris

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Posted by BAMGROUP on November 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM

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Re: “RESTAURANT REVIEW: Triangle Char and Bar

This is a very interesting review, but I must STRONGLY disagree with Mr. Jeff Allen, he got this one wrong!

I have been eating lunch and dinner at Triangle Char & Bar for almost three (3) years now and I can honestly say that 95% of the time they always get it right! In fairness to Triangle, the 5% disparity would include minor mistakes (wrong temperature of steak, etc, etc.).

Over a period of three (3) years I’ve had more than one steak at triangle and “Western Sizzlin” is not what comes to mind!

I don’t know, maybe every time I eat there I’m just getting lucky and receiving the quality food I’m anticipating and don’t mind ordering……or, maybe Mr. Allen is wrong? Hmmmm, imagine that!

We bought tickets and attended the New Years Eve “Char Bar Ball Drop” Celebration and it rocked, too! Can’t wait for next year, I think I heard they were including fireworks at the end of the countdown and ball-drop, very cool!

Hang in there Triangle Char & Bar, you guys are doing all the right stuff and providing a great venue for ALL of your neighbors!

Posted by BAMGROUP on January 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom days from opening

Popped into Smoky Oak "The Taproom" (as I now affectionately refer) last night with several friends and we were blown away!

This amazingly eclectic cool space with one of the coolest bartops we had ever seen, and as we understand from Shannon (Chef Rick's better half!), the bartop was an accident! Turns out the damn thing wouldn't dry after staining and urethaning so they apparently scrapped off the non-drying urethan and applied a quick drying satin finish of some sort (2 to 3 shot's into the night so don't recall the exact satin finish).

Long story short, there are many reasons to go to the "Taproom" in our opinion, but when you get there, CHECK OUT THE BARTOP....very cool!

So we met up with a couple of cool local cat's that definitely know the restaurant/bar business very well (the propriaters of DD Pecker's Wing Shack in West Ashley, Derek Harris and Brian Lawson), who give this hot new local restaurant and watering hole their blessing and commitment as a client!

Oh yeah, Chef Rick's apparently been around the block a couple of times so "green behind the ear's" he's not! Turns out the chef used to own (or manage....keep in mind the shots aforementioned!) AL DI LA in West Ashley, Lombardi's and several others in North Carolina.

This guy put together a menu that could make a British Royalty Guard week in the knee's! A well thought out menu with awesome entrees, appetizers, salads and sandwiches.....eclectic simplicity!

That's all I got to say about that!

So we would like to again toast our glass to the "Taproom" and some of the Taproom Team: Shannon (congrat's on the new baby!), Mia (you rock and great to see you on JI), Chef Rick (should have seen the smile on this guys face as he showed us all the pictures of that new baby boy he and Shannon brought into the world!) and Mario!

Not that you need it, but we wish you the best of luck and all the success imaginable! We will be back soon (and often) to your amazing new restaurant/bar!

Thank you for providing us with a well needed BBQ extraveganza (with lots of personality) on James Island.

This note from 5 of your newest fans (see below):
Jerry Plybon
Christina Becude
Kenny Cousson
Brian Lawson
Derek Harris

Posted by BAMGROUP on November 21, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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