Ham Bone has escaped from the Institute of Pshychiatry....A little biased on the trivial Charleston dining scene? We are only Charleston...We are not as good as YOU think we are....Actually we aren't good at anything....SMDYFA
What? Jeff Allen died? I thought he was just writing for Charleston Magazine.
This is the same guy who wrote about Nashville surpassing us...do us all a favor and move to Nashville POSER!!! I hope you get fired and default on your mortgage, lose your insurance and have to pass a stone at home with no medication. You can write well, but that doesn't mean your opinion is worth reading. When you're contemplating your articles content, maybe consider your audience from time to time. For example, you finished the rarebit piece with a nod to big city life. Maybe you should be writing about factual subjects, as opposed to your opinion, because you don't seem to be well informed in matters of the Charleston restaurant industry.
At least this clown admits what many of us already know: Mike Lata and a select few other Chefs in this town will never recieve anonymous restaurant reviews from the City Paper. I'm sure with the late Jeff Allen and Barna's heads still firmly implanted up thier asses we can all look forward to more of this garbage with each new restaurant opening by these chosen few. Then again what do I care, no one reads this crap anymore anyway.
To be fair, it's worth mentioning that the "housemade" Hawaiian rolls that the reviewer raves about (and are truly amazing) are supplied for The Ordinary by Browns Court Bakery.
Awesome staff, food, atmosphere & restaurant design. May be my favorite place.
I had a similar bad experience, mine was with the food. I have eaten there twice now because people keep dragging me to it. The first time I had the Burger which was a joke. Small patty with nothing on it and it was like I could have gotten a better burger at mcdonalds. Second time I had the fish and chips which the fish was overcooked and dry, the grease was layered, and about an hour later I felt sick to my stomach. Both times now i give this place a 5 of 10 for food and I wish they could have done something amazing with the money they put into it.
"Everyone in town will be talking about"? That is not a true statement. Stupid writers....
Why? Can't you afford something good? This is garbage.
OMG OMG! You have made my day! Okonomiyaki is my favorite! I make it at home...but I'm coming to try yours ASAP! Horray!
Wow, they've definitely adjusted the pricing since we were there back in December. We'll have to give them another try.
This all sounds terrific, and seriously my stomach is now growling, but another above-the-Crosstown, super-casual restaurant charging more for a Banh Mi than Co does in the heart of downtown, really? This is street fare, after all, but then people will pay $4-5 for a single taco as well if the place is popular enough.
Yeah, I'm an old curmudgeon, what of it?
I would love to try that okonomiyaki. It reminds me of a dish I used to get at a Japanese place during college.
Another do not miss on the Charleston dining scene. Food, atmosphere, service - all awesome. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to an amazing dining experience. YUM!
I went to Rarebit a couple of weeks ago for drinks with a friend. I was really looking forward to it but immediately regretted my decision the second I sat down at the bar. One bartender was "gracious" enough to walk away from his conversation with other patrons to throw the menu down in front of me and immediately walk away. Another bartender did take my water order (I was the first to arrive) and then left. When my friend arrived, the first bartender ignored us because he was still talking to his friends. Finally, a third bartender gave us the time of day (sort of) by pointing to me instead of asking my order, HE POINTED! When I gave him my drink order he didn't change his stoic facial expression and turned to my friend and pointed to him for his drink order. He sat down the drinks and that was it. I did see him smile when he saw his friends, though. I could care less how good the food is, the bartenders that night (It was a Thursday around 9pm) were rude, inconsiderate and borderline jerks. I should mention that we were dressed just like everyone else that night, but regardless, there is no excuse for such blatantly rude service.
It is actually public relations you are referring to raverjames. All I can say is that Robert Moss and mat catastrophe are so talented that they write for a paper that they have to give away.
In a town where the battle rages for the food dollars of a relatively small populace and the occasional hordes of visitors, it's no wonder a classy and innovative place like Burwell's would cause a ruckus. A lot of people who've held the restaurant scene -shall we say, hostage, for many years- have sunk a ton of $$$ into new sites; professional jealousy has always been a hallmark of the culinary world in the Holy City.
The review and many of the comments smack of that jealousy. Cheers!
We must have ordered the wrong items because we found the food to be terrible. I got the fish sandwich which consisted of 2 over cooked, frozen then deep fried patties on an unremarkable bun. My lunch mate had the over done hamburger. Since we had a gift card we returned for brunch. The poached eggs and potatoes were very good but the steak was very tough. The omelette was small and thin. Neither was served with toast, muffin or biscuit which would have been a nice touch.
Mat Ward, I am not sure how google searching your name to be sure I am not talking to a fake persona from this restaurant could be considered creepy. It is a simple check to help separate BS accounts from actual customers.
Mat Cat makes a pretty good point, that you might want to consider. You know absolutely nothing about me, other than where I worked. You also have a strange view on the term jumping around. Not that I care to discuss my personal career moves with an internet nobody, but most of the engineering world considers 4 companies (2 of which were partners in the same project) in 8 years to be rather normal.
Anyone can own a business, and that certainly doesn't give them the right to pass out advice. Your ramblings are quite silly. The only advice I gave to this business is to keep all comments to the public professional and avoid confrontation. That is customer service 101. You would know that, if you actually had appropriate experience. My business experience has been customer service for accounts worth $500k - $5Mil. Even with that, it doesn't take a genius to realize it is bad form for a business to publicly confront its critics.
Burwells is a great addition to the "charleston scene". Been there 3x and love it!
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