Drink more local beer!
This is one of my favorite downtown restaurants. I have tried every appetizer and always been impressed. I am not sure if I like dry aged beef enough to splurge on that cut of steak (NY Strip) again, but it was definitely tasty. The truffle fries are some of the best in Charleston. I have been here 3 times, ordered multiple items, and never had a bad meal. Jeremiah is a wonderful chef and I love what he has done with the menu. I would definitely recommend Oak if you are looking for some high end dining on the peninsula.
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I get what you are saying. I didn't really consider it freedom of speech, as TV stations are all privately owned (aside from PBS). I just disagree with censorship in general, and feel that it should be up to the stations to decide what is allowed to be said on their broadcasts. I don't like the government controlling all aspects of this. Oh damn, I am starting to sound like a libertarian.
"Basically, your negativity in the review stems from your own misunderstandings and lack of knowledge"
Really? I don't believe I "bashed" them at all. I apologize for not remembering the menu to the exact wording. So I didn't correctly state the sections properly. That doesn't change the fact that they separate hoppy beers, then mix in other categories. What is "mash" anyways? There weren't many specialties on there. Just some random normal brews. Honestly, it wasn't negative criticism, just a bit of confusion I thought could be corrected to help people find a certain beer. I never stated there were 5 sections, BTW.
Also, I am not exactly well versed in french cuisine, nor were the other people eating with us. No one was really upset about the egg on top, and it is not really a negative comment. The overcooked pork belly was a bit disappointing, but didn't hurt the sandwich too much.
From your knowledge of everything on the menu, and your joining this site just to attack my review, I can guess that you either work there or have a connection to this place. Why do people feel that they need to attack honest reviews on CCP? I didn't dislike this place, but felt the beer selection could use some work. I also was kind about the food, as it is a new place. I didn't give this place 3 stars because of the menu or an egg on top of the sandwich. It got 3 stars because it is a beer bar that has mostly basic beers from different breweries (a complaint I have heard from many people who have visited), and the food wasn't amazing (flavor wise, nothing to do with layout). It also got 3 stars because of pricing being a touch high. I had every intention to return after it has been open for a couple months and seeing if things were really falling into place. At that time, I would add a new review.
"But, vendors, make it affordable, please."
The local retailers sell beer at a small mark-up, which is fairly reasonable compared to the distribution mark-up. The local guys also carry more varieties of local and general craft beer, which is something Sunoco will never have.
"Our local beer breweries have not done that yet. So why go to the brewery, and then pay the same as at a grocery store?"
This is not a fault of the brewery. You need to research state law.
(5) the brewery must sell the beer at the licensed premises at a price approximating retail prices generally charged for identical beverages in the county where the licensed premises are located; and
The breweries would love to sell at a discounted rate, but are required to match retail prices. You can thank the large distributors for lobbying in a way to get that in the books. Anyways, the HB 4572 was a game changer for breweries in the state and very beneficial to the craft beer market.
"I just hope those distilleries on King have better success rate than all the micro breweries we had downtown many years ago. Not many have survived."
Huh? Palmetto Brewery is in the peninsula (in the ghettoish part) and has been thriving since 1993. Southend, despite the fact that their beer isn't a favorite of craft beer lovers, has been pumping out brew for well over a decade. Are you talking about T-Bonez brewpub thing? Most would agree that if you don't make good beer, it will be hard to survive as a brewery. In the ever growing craft beer market, there is plenty of room for more brewpubs in this area. I have no doubt they will survive if the product is good. Just like these distilleries.
"Sunoco and their Craft Brew stations"
Or you could support local businesses that sell these same beers in growler and bottle form. The local guys also do a better job of sanitizing your bottles and keeping their beer lines clean. Just a tip if you prefer buying local and getting better quality.
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