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Re: “Ristorante Juliet

You got yourselves a brilliant Chef.Congrats and I look forward to dining there soon. Greg and Robin Lavin

Posted by Robin Whiting-Lavin on July 25, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Hall's is top notch across the board; frankly, I think that these reviews shooting the place down are pretty mean-spirited. The Hall family is a class act, and I have very good memories of their kindness to me and my wife and young daughter. Good people bringing top notch food to Charleston.

But hey, haters are gonna hate...

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Posted by QB on July 22, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Glazed

Best doughnuts ever! Staff is warm, friendly and always helpful. You have to check out Glazed,

Posted by Erin Jacobs on July 14, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

It should be pretty clear to anyone reading this thread of comments and "Linda" and, most likely a few friends she has recruited, are on a personal mission to smear Halls Chophouse and the Halls themselves.

My wife and I have been to Halls 6 or 7 times. We've been to some of the best steak houses in the Country (NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, etc) and Halls is one of the best. The steaks are fantastic, on of the best caesar salads anywhere, and a world class wine list. Perhaps Billy can be friendly to a fault, but you have to appreciate the families commitment to this restaurant and their patrons. They are always there and try to get to know people. The bar downstairs is a lively scene, so its not the most quite restaurant in town. So, if you are looking for a very quite dining experience where you don't see or here from the owners, perhaps you should try another Charleston steakhouse, Penninsula Grill is fabulous.

Read reviews on Open Table and Trip Advisor if you want to see some honest reviews of Halls.

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Posted by Charleston Lover on June 30, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Grand Opening of the Healing Gallery

What a beautiful space!

Posted by Taylor Lee Czerwinski on June 28, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

This is just another expensive version of Aaron's Deli. Tourists are their main clients, and are stuck with mediocre food and a very noisy atmosphere. With all the nice genuine professional restaurants in town, I wonder why they can stay in business.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Food is in line with other steakhouses in town- Oak, Grill 225, Ruth's Chris. The difference as some other reviewers have stated is its way overpriced for locals. $13 including tax for a crown and coke filled to the top with ice, and thats without the 20% tip. Now thats outrageous. That's just an example. Hall's is a tourist trap, they have little use for the locals other than the bar crowd, and they couldnt care less what we think as they pack the out of towners in. The atmosphere is lousy as the bar crowd downstairs drowns out your conversation in the dining room upstairs on any given night. Go once to say you've eaten there if you wish but smarter to save your money and go somewhere you can actually have an enjoyable evening out at and hear your dinner guests across the table from you. Dont worry the tourists will still be there. With the dining options now available in Charleston, why bother is the question.

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Posted by Mike Westerman on June 28, 2017 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Halls is for dumb tourists only. All of the negative comments on this board are true. The food is average, the prices are high and the four owners are a pain in the butt. Please stay away from this horrible place.

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Posted by LocalCitizen on July 14, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Gentry Bar & Room

Bring back Sermets, not sure what Gentry is even suppose to be, a whisky bar? restaurant? sports bar? venue for filming Southern Charm? No purpose to this place and the food is mediocre to say the least!

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Posted by Mike Westerman on June 28, 2017 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

@EBF. You are wrong. A bed & breakfast is zoned residential, NOT commercial. If the owner lives onsite for at least 183 days per year, anyone can get a b&b license, South of the Crosstown that is. Why not north of the Crosstown or West Ashley, or J.I.? Why should I be denied a residential use of a residential home, just because I live north of this arbitrary line? I'll tell you why (according to the City and some of the task force members): No particular reason.

Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Goulette opens with a casual, grill-heavy menu

Maybe cassoulet in the winter. That's when it should be served. Not in the summer.

Posted by lynnar on July 27, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

@ Pat Hendrix: Regardless of what livability did io did not do for you regarding this one particular rental, I will repeat myself: Lee Batchelder explained at the most recent meeting of the task force that there have been ZERO (that's right ZERO) calls about owner-occupied B&B's. And yes making it illegal for me to run a b&b, a residentially zoned, older-than-Jesus traditional form of rental (the Inn of the X-mas story wasn't a Hyatt, I'm certain), this is akin to not allowing blacks, gays or anyone else to sit at lunch counters, stay at hotels, etc. Fear is ungodly and is what is tearing this community apart, not those of us can be responsible b&b owners. Charleston seems hell bent on letting fearful, uptight mostly-rich folks continue to violate people's basic rights, civil or property.

Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Bryan, after three cracks at your reply, I think that last post was your best. Nice work.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on July 27, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Americano restaurant in Mt. Pleasant is for sale

I would love to see the rarebit here!

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Posted by Hugh Molten on July 27, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Local groups respond to President Trump’s call to ban transgender military personnel

Where did this whole problem come from all the sudden...WTH??

Wow talk about problems...calm down everyone I think the new rules still allow you to cross dress part time.. You just can't be post op. lololol jk

how this would be enforced and or regulated is the real problem. Talk about the government in your business!

good article in my opinion

Posted by zee on July 27, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Mr. Hendrix you sure do have a lot of built up aggression against Mr. Green, based on your previous comments from his other articles where you are mostly bashing him. How about you contact City Paper and see if they'll give you a chance to write an article? You seem to believe you're an expert on everything Mr. Green writes and the city of Charleston, so why don't you contact CP and see if you can get a feature instead of having to leave comment after comment to get your close-minded, bitter messages across. My goodness, who has broken your heart? Ps...I'm sure Mr. Green would be willing to put in a good word at CP for you whenever you're ready to write your own op-ed piece . Good day!

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Posted by Bryan Whiteman on July 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Mr. Hendrix you sure do have a lot of built up aggression against Mr. Green, based on this and your previous comments from other articles. I have an idea, how about you contact City Paper and see if they'll give you a chance to write an article? I mean, since you seem to be an expert on everything Mr. Green writes, and the city of Charleston, why don't you contact CP and see if you can get a feature instead of having to leave comment after comment--oh, I forgot, they want people who can actually write and respectfully disagree about a subject, two areas where you are clearly weak. Take care now!

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Posted by Bryan Whiteman on July 27, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

The previous comments suggests that his property rights are being taken away by not being able to operate a short term rental. Wrong! His property rights, which he knew when he purchased this property, was to use it solely for residential purposes and not commercial, such as short term rentals, bars, restaurants, and 100 other prohibited uses. The only person deprived of their property rights by a change in the law to allow short term rentals are the surrounding property owners, who purchased their property on the basis that the property next-door was limited by zoning to residential uses.

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Posted by EBF on July 27, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Mr. Hendrix you sure do have a lot of built up aggression against Mr. Green, based on your previous comments from his other articles where you are mostly bashing him. How about you contact City Paper and see if they'll give you a chance to write an article? I mean, since you seem to be an expert on everything Mr. Green writes and the city of Charleston, why don't you contact CP and see if you can get a feature instead of having to leave comment after comment to have your voice heard; you'd think he Mr. Green broke your heart, so, bless your heart. Ps....I'm sure Mr. Green would put in a good word to try and get your voice heard on a much larger scale.

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Posted by Bryan Whiteman on July 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

"But it sounds like a call to police/livability would have solved your problem."

You don't think the entire block called the police and the livability court? They took months to even acknowledge the problem. When the city finally did something, the judge said the city needed to settle the issue once and for all before he fined the owner.

"not unlike how pre-civil rights era Charleston treated African Americans and their basic rights to life, liberty and happiness."

You're comparing short-term rental regulation in neighborhoods - in houses that are often worth millions - with Jim Crow and the systematic brutalization of African Americans after the Civil War? Let me throw this out there: You're an idiot.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on July 27, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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