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Re: “Indigo Market opens on Morrison Drive next week

oh, snap

Posted by BenHam on October 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Weekend Roundup: Frights, fests, and food

I have been to all of the Taste of Charleston events, with the exception of one or two of the early ones.

The scope and quality of food and wine has progressed exceedingly well until recently.

It culminated in allowing the restaurants to choose an appropriate wine to go with their food offerings. This was most apparent when the finer establishments were allowed to choose an exceptional wine to pair with their exquisite plating. Even the others chose well to compliment their dishes.

Ever since Southern Living took over the Tastes, the vendors have been forced to accept only Biltmore wines. They are so bad they attempt to make a sangria to disguise the taste, to no avail.

Ask any sommelier or chef, and they will tell you about how horrid they are. Just look and see if you can find a Biltmore wine on any wine list in a reputable restaurant.

I have written to Southern Living and the Executive Director of the GCRA and received no explanation on why and when this will end.

I have also written to most of the staff at the P&C to see if they have any insight on why the Taste sold out to Southern Livings pushing of a monopoly of wine selections of just Biltmore, no response from anyone.

I have asked other food and wine critics, even our local critic, who agrees that the Taste of Charleston has become a "low brow" event due to the Biltmore wine mandate.

Sponsorship is one thing, but to the detriment of the Event is extremely "distasteful" to those who wish to sample Charleston's finest and pair it with the restaurants choice of a compatible wine.

When will the Taste return to its heyday when the food can be accentuated with the proper wine, and not the liquid known as Biltmore Wine ?

Plus, at $25 to get in and $2 for food and beverage tickets, its quickly becoming another Event not affordable for locals.

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Posted by Paul Luman on September 26, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “An open letter from the Louisville Cardinals to the Clemson Tigers

4 days rest, a travel day...night game on the road in a tough place to play on ESPN as the only game on...completely new offensive line going against a senior-laden defensive front who may be the best front Clemson will see all year...first road start for a QB who has played 2/3 of a season...a kicker who was a walk-on and had never kicked a meaningful kick...freshmen and sophomores all over both sides of the ball. Yeah, this is pretty dumb. Supposed to be funny, I guess? Came off as a little butthurt.

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Posted by Jason Groce on September 26, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Re: “An open letter from the Louisville Cardinals to the Clemson Tigers

Thank you for the win. Next!

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Posted by Mike Morabito on September 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Re: “An open letter from the Louisville Cardinals to the Clemson Tigers

Sounds like it was written by Bobby Hartin or some other Gamecock.

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Posted by Shane Belanger on September 25, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Freeloaders: Fall is coming

"Fall is here...."…

Posted by mat catastrophe on September 15, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Weekend Round-Up: Short week edition

Wow that, "Join 5th Wall Productions at their new space in the Citadel Mall"
is a must seee...oh wait, that was YESTERDAY !!!! Thanks for telling me about it on Sat. "City Paper" has trouble grasping the concept of timely reporting.

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Posted by Dan Blake on September 12, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Re: “What's next after South Carolina's butt-ugly win

Overall a good analysis, and I agree that we have got to get another playmaker. And consistency at QB - last week, 4 (FOUR!) different Gamecocks took snaps in the game, not including holders on kicks. Your 295-124 points stat is a bit misleading, though. I get the point you were making about running up the score, but only one of those games was against a Power-5 opponent. Anyway, I'll be there tomorrow night sandstormin' and hoping for a good showing!

Posted by Brandon Branham on September 11, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Where to go for all the NFL action in Charleston

Looking for a place to watch the Saints games...

Posted by Laurie Jones Broughton on September 8, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Weekend Round-Up: Storming into the weekend

Elizabeth . I can see what your saying... Sandra `s comment is surprising... on sunday I got a brand new Dodge since I been making $9874 this-past/four weeks and over 10k last-month . it's by-far the most-financially rewarding I have ever had . I began this five months/ago and immediately startad bringin in more than $84, p/h . go +_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+ _+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+WWW.Report-Today.COM

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Posted by Violet Park on August 22, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Weekend Round-Up: Storming into the weekend

The Riverdogs have home games scheduled for next weekend too..

Posted by Abbazabba on August 22, 2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Weekend Round-Up: A very hoppy weekend

Are y'all hacked much ladies? Thanks to y'all, we have quit our reg jobs and have signed up to sit at home on our fat asses and then drive around in quite possibly the worst mechanically and def one of the ugliest English cars ever made that we purchased for $7673. Jesus, why can't you frigging foreign hackers have better taste in cars! Dream big and hack large you fools.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 15, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Scene: Don't try Jello wrestling at home, kids

Four whole inches of Jell-o?

Fucking scandalous.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 21, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Freeloaders: The sweet smell of freebies

Everybody wants something for free these days.

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Posted by warwit on July 21, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Weekend Roundup: Red, white, and blue hue

On this Fourth, I'd like to share the name of one of my favorite Patriots.
James Forten. I never learned of him in any school classroom. Which is a shame.
Maybe if people like the young racist killer had been taught this in school,
lives could have been saved. This country was built by all races.
I urge anyone, who has never heard of him to google him and learn his great American story and what he worked to do for us all.

He was born free in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After his father died, James Forten started working at age seven to help out his mother and sister, first as a chimney sweep and then as a grocery-store clerk.
By age nine, Forten left school to work full-time. He used his early experience at work as a measuring stick for the rest of his career and life.
At the age of 14, during the Revolutionary War, Forten served on the privateer Royal Louis, captained by Captain Stephen Decatur, Sr. Upon the ship's capture by British forces, Forten's friendship with the son of the British captain who had captured the Royal Louis,Captain John Beazley, enabled him to be treated as a regular prisoner of war rather than being forced into slavery. He could have excepted freedom if he joined the British.
He was sent to the English prison ship HMS Jersey, moored in Wallabout Bay, (later the site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard). When the American Revolution began, the British used her as a prison ship for captured Continental Army soldiers, making her infamous due to the harsh conditions in which the prisoners were kept. Thousands of men were crammed below decks where there was no natural light or fresh air and few provisions for the sick and hungry. Political tensions only made the prisoners' days worse, with brutal mistreatment by the British guards becoming fairly common. As many as eight corpses a day were buried from the Jersey alone before the British surrendered at Yorktown on 19 October 1781.
James Forten was fortunate; he was able to survive seven months before he was freed in a prisoner exchange. He walked from Brooklyn to Philadelphia to his mother and sister.
His story is far from over at that point..but today, On july 4th, I wanted to post about him and reflect how he fought for our begining nation and could have excepted Freedom from the British at any point. England offered freedom to any freedman or slave who would come and join their side in the war.

This man gave it all for the place of his birth.
Posted by artrogue on July 4, 2013 at 7:25 AM

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Posted by artrogue on July 5, 2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “The Charleston scene was bursting with Mother Emanuel Fundraisers

"Nearly two weeks after the tragic events of Wed. June 17, it's safe to say that the Holy City is on the mend"

You should be throat punched for typing that sentence, J. Fucking Chandler.

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Posted by Jaxx on July 1, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Freeloaders: Save your dollars

Yall aren't making shit. If you were, you wouldn't have to spam the Charleston City Paper.

Get out of here, you fucking MLM posers.

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Posted by warwit on June 30, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Freeloaders: Save your dollars

I don't think the first Friday stroll is free wine is it? Lots of the galleries on Broad serve non-alcoholic beverages only, except for during the main art walks in May/March/etc. Do you know of specific locations serving wine? Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth Martin on June 29, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Taking flight on the Yorktown and hearing some dog-gone good Southern Charm gossip

I can't believe I just read this crap.

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Posted by CMF on June 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Taking flight on the Yorktown and hearing some dog-gone good Southern Charm gossip

I'm not sure what you guys were expecting from someone who does the first initial period middle name name byline.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 17, 2015 at 12:33 AM
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