The shrimp and grits are the best in Charleston (which means the best anywhere, really). The Cobb salad and the Chicken Ranch salad (a frequent special with fresh corn, fried green tomatoes, chicken, and a home made ranch dressing with a punch) are long-time favorites. Every "vegetable" (sides, really) on the blackboard is fresh, local, home-made and amazing. The fried green tomato BLT rocks. And how does a southern chef make such awesome french fries and huevos rancheros? Oh, and did I mention the fried chicken? The food is always top-notch and consistent. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. And since they've added more enclosed space, the wait is more tolerable (shorter and with cocktails!), the restrooms easier (two instead of one...no line), and they have a bartender cranking out creative southern-based adult beverages. Rock on, Hominy Grill.
I am a Park Circle resident and potential future Hursey parent. The Hursey issue is another false "choice" being offered by a local government institution that presents the question as having only two options - two options that fall mostly along racial lines. The dual option is possible but "too expensive" according to CCSD. As with the rail (before recent resolution) community members are being set against one another in a fake fight for resources, and choices seem to fall along racial lines. CCSD would not force James B Edwards (Mt P) into a full Montessori against the wishes of an existing parent group. North Charleston needs more options but also just more, better, newer schools. I'm a huge Montessori advocate but also support the Hursey parents who don't like having their kids shoved out of the way in the process of bringing Montessori (and/or white students) into the North Charleston public schools. More pressure is needed on CCSD to stop throwing crumbs at North Charleston to fight over.
I was at the hearing. Hamrick gets it right. The senators were openly hostile to any alternatives to the SC Public Railways plan. On top of that, representatives from Norfolk Southern are nowhere to be seen in this process. Not one Senator can explain why all parties are not at the table and why citizens of ALL areas of North Charleston are being left out of this process. Why can the citizens of Daniel Island get heard loud and clear on port traffic issues while the citizens of North Charleston kept getting told we aren't capable of understandanding the issue?
Girl! One more point. This is how they do it in Europe. When my parents married in Germany (my dad was stationed in the Air Force) in 1962 (!) they had to get a civil marriage from Germany and then go get a religious marriage in the Catholic church.
This is one reason that the Europeans (even predominantly Catholic countries like Spain) are having an easier time with it. They already understand that marriage is for religion and civil union is, well, a civil matter.
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