Went for lunch last week and the food was solid, my only problems were with the wait staff. My friends and I got there at about 11:15 on a Tuesday morning dressed in ties, obviously having come from work and the waiter was really pushing us to order beers. I'm not turned off by the idea of beers at lunch but we were obviously in the middle of our work day and the waiter's pushiness made us uncomfortable. Also we could hear him talking to the people at the 2 tables near us and the conversations were pretty similar, he was pushing the alcohol pretty hard and also using profanity which is a bit unprofessional for a waiter at a restaurant. He probably would have made a good bartender but as a waiter he needed some work. He did make good recommendations on the food and I enjoyed my meal. My only complaint about the food was to do with my side item, the corn puff wagon wheels. Those seem completely ridiculous to even serve. I'm sure the place would be better in the evening or happy hour when I can take my time and enjoy a beer, but when I just wanted to eat it was annoying not to be able to just order lunch without getting pestered about drinking.
The only 2 buildings that come to mind when thinking "Auto Mile" would be where Fuel and XBB are now located but I cannot for the life of me think of any other buildings resembling anything related to the automotive industry.
I had the same problem at that Black Crowes concert and the other shows I've been to at the larger venues in town (i.e. Family Circle Cup, N Charleston Coliseum), but haven't had bad experiences at the small venues.
Never a fan of the downtown location.
Sit at the bar because the wait staff is slow. I'm writing this on my phone as I'm waiting for my drink and a menu. Took 16 minutes for someone to acknowledge me and its been 20 total. The bad part is the girl who took my drink order has walked by twice without looking at me again. This is ridiculous.
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