Of course Scratch could not possibly be worse than Taco Boy...or could it? Nah, there is no doubt...it couldn't. Not sure why there was even a pause.
$30? Whose going to perform, Little Big Town and Shovels & Rope?
Just what Mount Pleasant needs, another place that sucks...and sucks even more as time goes by. There are so many places that suck now around here that it would be difficult to decide which one sucks the most. Forget phoney places like Poe's and Scratch, try Three Matadors West of the Ashley if you want a good taco at a reasonable price.
Especially considering that today's lunch special at Raul's Maya del Sol is 3 lengua tacos + a beverage for $10, the $5 tacos with less than quality ingredients and consistently slow service time is a painful insult.
I agree Jesse, Bacco and CPH are awesome!
It seems to me that two similar, yet separate, issues need to be addressed here. Yes, the issue of scale facing a restaurant that wants to continue the practice of sustainability is real. As the local movement grows, food trucks to fine dining will need a sustainable growing source. These business minded folks have the intelligence, funding, and resources to achieve that goal. I applaud LLF and GrowFood for their passion and commitment to programs that promote local, healthy food. In conjunction with these wonderful organizations, I have no doubt that South Carolina can be a model of how to achieve a local, sustainable, restaurant industry.
The other issue is cost. While a sustainable restaurant industry will benefit from larger and/or more local farming options, I believe a sustainable food source for low-income families can be developed at a community level. Urban areas and food deserts need more urban farmers to provide inexpensive milk, eggs, produce and even chicken for corner stores. Poor rural areas need an outpost for local farmers to sell their goods. Programs that promote this type of community farming would have a beneficial health and economic impact.
Finally, there is no better place to begin building a sustainable, healthy, connected food community than in our schools. If we want to promote sustainability, healthy eating, locally sourced food, and opportunity, starting young is a must. Imagine the health and cost benefit of a school sourcing a mere quarter of its own food. Programs that mentor children in producing and cooking local foods will plant a seed that could produce our next generation of farmers and chefs.
The minute you advertise a taco for $5.00, you have lost me. There is no way you can justify that price. Do they have fresh tuna, Kobe beef, and porterhouse steak in them? Don't be surprised if they go under real fast, like so many wanna be restaurants do in this town.
i would rather go to Zia Taqueria on james island... bacco in mtp is awesome, as is coleman pub house!! i
Surely you're aware that the strip clubs off Meeting reside in a block-sized area outside of both Charleston and North Charleston city limits, hence why they're going strong at 3 am. I haven't been there in years but I imagine they'll be hit quite hard by this as much of the business in such a shady area was from being the only place to drink after 2.
The stated problems seem to be a common failure of many newer establishments. The good typically survive and get better...the rest will go out of business. My question...How are $5 single tacos and $7 Margaritas considered 'inexpensive'?
Glad to read the fire was more of a minor setback than a catastrophe.
"I have found my devotion to Coleman Public House growing more and more as just about the only place I go to in Mt. Pleasant where I know I will get great food/service. Try them FairGayme if you have not been."
Yes! You are not alone in this opinion. I also find Bacco to always be pretty awesome.
Wow, I think this has to be the worst restaurant review I have read from CCP. They are usually able to come up with a couple of nice things to say about a place, especially one that had so much potential. I hope the owners are listening to the pretty consistently horrible reviews they are getting from Yelp, UrbanSpoon, etc. How could a place where they obviously spent a ton of money renovating and is in such a good location miss the mark on the food and service so much? Maybe they can get their shizz together before it is too late.
I have found my devotion to Coleman Public House growing more and more as just about the only place I go to in Mt. Pleasant where I know I will get great food/service. Try them FairGayme if you have not been.
Agreed, went 3 times, trying to give em a shot. Each time progressively getting worse. Literally, the worst "taco" I have ever eaten. I will Scratch them off my ever shortening lists of places to dine in MP.
Great Job Chef Frank and the entire SNOB team. You all should be so proud, and places with such pride are why the Market district is such a fabulous place! From ken and the Burwell's Team... way to go!
Yes. Everything; everywhere; any time.
Accelerate through the speed-humps. Hit horse-drawn carriages and pedi-cabs.
Bring back Bull Street Gourmet, because the new place fucking sucks.
Put the F/A-18 back on the front of the Yorktown.
Please clean Colonial Lake now.
24. 7. 365. Everything. Everywhere.
And buy liquor at the grocery store.
And get rid of the damn "speed humps".
"Talk about government interference with free enterprise."
I don't understand the marketing push that "good" food is food that is locally grown. Fresh local broccoli still smells like farts and tastes like ass. Why do I want to eat trash fish and small, fragile strawberries? No, I think I'd rather have the choice chops that actually taste good from whatever geographic area has a comparative advantage in producing those products rather than the parts of locally raised animals that require lots of dressing up in the kitchen to make palatable. You can keep your tripe.
Ever notice that the food at Husk never quite tastes as good as you expected?
Talk about government interference with free enterprise.
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