"residents are willing to overlook subpar cuisine in favor of an inexpensive night out at a place within their neighborhood. Factoring in the cost of the food, parking, and the time it takes to sit in traffic, it's no wonder James Islanders aren't willing to make the trek downtown on a random weeknight."
Or maybe James Islanders just don't buy into the City Paper-perpetuated hype that food has to be glazed with Sean Brock's ball sweat and Mike Lata's taint shavings to be good and are perfectly fine with the low key culinary atmosphere as it stands.
And not sure what reality you're living in, there is hardly any traffic heading from JI to downtown on a weeknight.
"All Lives Matter!"
If all lives matter, then black lives matter. Which is the whole point of the movement. Glad you agree.
Charleston has a very good tourism business, but it's is also a living, breathing city where people live and work, not just a tourist destination. For all of the accolades Charleston gets from travel and food magazines it's how we're seen as a livable place that actually creates real sustainable value. I just do not understand why some people are so hostile towards anything that improves and expands Charleston's urban landscape. The peninsula is great, but the peninsula can't be the end all be all for urban living in a place where the population is growing so rapidly. Urban living is extraordinarily popular. People are moving back to cities, people are investing in urban communities, but the city's actions toward bike infrastructure clearly communicates their intention to build a place they want to live in, regardless of what will help improve Charleston and move it into the future.
.. Continue to spread misinformation tupper..
On average, those in the bottom 40% of the income spectrum end up getting money from the government. Meanwhile, the richest 20% of Americans, by far, pay the most in income taxes, forking over nearly 87% of all the income tax collected by Uncle Sam.
($24 for 3 scallops....$19 for 3 bites of tenderloin)
"the first bite tasted like I was eating a sauted orange rind. "
"The sauce was the exact same flavor as Papa John's pizza sauce."
THE SCALLOPS -
..."were so salty that I was grateful that there were only three of them"
..." suffered the misfortune of being seasoned with a heavy hand. The risotto, conversely, was not salted enough and still possessed the telltale crunch of being under-cooked. "
THE TENDERLOIN -
"Unfortunately, the only flavor that I could taste was the smoky grill grates "
"The first bite wasn't so bad, but after forkful number three I was perfectly fine with foregoing the meat to pick at the pure."
"They are barely as good as they need to be to attract an audience."
...." Sermet's food is fine. Not excellent and not awful. Just fine."
"I've realized that the food is just fine and that's actually fine."
SO...although there were a few positive notes on the dishes at Sermet's (i.e. the eggplant) , I can't help but Wonder how this critical overall review still allows this restaurant to be rated as "just fine" It seems to imply that James Islanders less discerning palates will be OK with this kind Of "mediocre" fare. Is it possible Sermet's is just kind of getting a pass just for being around for so long downtown?
Ultimately I can't imagine how this Cuisine will consistently appeal to the overall demographic of James Island.
Time will tell.
I moved here nearly 30 years ago and immediately got rid of my bike because I didn't feel like dying while riding Riding on 6 inches of bumpy shoulder next to an open ditch it is not my idea of a relaxing bike ride. Nearly 30 years later there's been no improvement. I can appreciate those who try but it still seems like a nonsensical undertaking, not if you value your life.
it's only a matter of time and rational erosion that mothers will be allowed to "put down" children up to 3 months of age to protect the health of the mother ie. mental health,like post partem depression,which can certainly be VERY INCONVENIENT for some women.
No new roads should be build without proper shoulders AND a proper bike lane. Period. It's not hard people.
Any thing that keeps MORE people from coming here, I'm all for. Unless they all ride bikes!
Charleston is nice for tourists, but besides being a pretty place, visually, offers very little for residents, and its obvious that this is in line with the city's priorities. Biking here is possible, as in there is concrete in places. I ride knowing that if i get hit by a car, at least it'll probably be from behind, so I probably won't see him or her coming. But as a bicyclist who follows the rules, I am usually treated as a second class citizen. Getting heckled and having things thrown at me regularly is worse than the non-existent bicycle infrastructure. But, like most issues in the region, it comes down to education, and this should not be mistaken with time spent in school.
It's nice to see something different than the usual food review in this paper praising every single restaurant as the best thing ever. (See the article about Le Farfalle's $50 cheese).
She obviously had issues before she went there , the food is outstanding !
Ah, get off your political high horses! Must sting, huh? The crux of this article reveals just one thing. The middle class can NEVER afford such luxuries since we are bearing the entire nation's tax load, while the rich live off of our backs paying hardly anything - courtesy of the GOP.
tattoos are out
vivaladreamer said, "There is an erroneous perception in the community that BLM is anti-police".
That is laughable. Wake up lady! Either you have no idea what is going on in your own supposed moment or you are not very smart. Nicest way I can say it.
Another reason venues don't want hip hop culture is because they don't make any money off the crowd. Ask anybody that owns a bar or music venue. Go ahead and ask
Yes, political comments shouldn't be addressed regarding this culinary experience.
It's CRYSTAL clear this event was singled out by CPD due to its connection to Black Lives Matter. There is an erroneous perception in the community that BLM is anti-police, and its obvious the powers that be at CPD subscribe to that flawed way of thinking. This was a way for Captain Searson and the department to flex their muscles and head BLM off at the pass. Period.
Additionally, to use circumstantial evidence from a completely different event, featuring a completely unrelated group of artists, presented by a completely different group of promoters to justify "safety concerns" for this event is both discriminatory and egregious.
CPD would do well to stop crimininalizing black folks and the Music Farm would do well to stop simultaneously poaching and marginalizing hip hop culture.
All Lives Matter!
Randall, I'll let the editor know.
I can't believe the CCP "editors" let you put in that asinine comment about trump supporters. Really distasteful
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