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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: “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: “Activist Medea Benjamin doesn't stop to reflect

Just to clarify, it's Benjamin's daughter, Arlen, from her first marriage in Cuba, who is named after the Sandinista revolutionary Arlen Siu.

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 26, 2017 at 4:59 PM

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

"The City of Charleston recently concluded four listening sessions which revealed that Charleston residents are generally in favor of allowing homeowners..."

"the majority of the city has expressed a desire in seeing develop, according to listening session data."

Well hot damn, that's good enough for me! What's more scientific than some "listening sessions," right Dwayne?

Hey, buddy, get one of those airbnb houses next door and let me know how much you like it. We literally had tour buses rolling up on Rutledge Avenue for parties. It was fantastic. Idiots pumping music and having a good ole fashioned hoot five feet from where people sleep. Guys with no shirts on sitting on the porch threatening anyone who said anything about them parking on the sidewalk. You'd no doubt love it, Mr. Green. And speaking of your undying love of property rights, can I put in a pig farm and strip club next to your house? If I own the property, why should you object?

Hey, folks at the City Paper, just have a software program take over writing for Dwayne Green. A bot could write something just as predictable and inane as Dwayne without all the lawyerly dissembling.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on July 26, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Posted by Michel Hammes on July 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM

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

The most impactful issue with short-term rentals is not noise/pollution/traffic; it's that landlords converting their would-be long-term rentals into vacation rentals causes the long-term rental costs to skyrocket, due to decreased availability & higher demand. It's one thing for a homeowner to rent out a room in a house they live in, or post their home temporarily on a vacation rental site when they themselves will be out of town- it's a whole other bag to take a home that would be rented out to a permenant city resident and convert it to an airbnb to make a quick buck. It does the city as a whole a disservice. You want the people who make Charleston such a destination f&b town to be able to afford to live here? You want the tourists to keep coming back? Many cities have fought or outlawed Airbnbs specifically because of long-term rental inflation, not just because of the hotel industry.

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Posted by Sarah Kali Griffith on July 26, 2017 at 12:02 PM

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

Finally, a sensible and researched perspective, as opposed to the propaganda we've been getting from those with an interest in limiting their competition. Hotels, rampant development and lack of infrastructure are far bigger threats to the Charleston we all love.

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Posted by Bunny Byrne on July 26, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “What Would Schindler Do?

Schindler was an individual acting on his own, while organized religion is often a social construct and a distraction from the intent of God. While the Bible does speak of organized believers, it makes clear that they should be interdependent while providing protection, productivity, and outreach. Being organized is not the problem. Focusing on the rules and rituals of a religion is the problem.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 26, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Free Margherita Pizza at Midici

@localhutch Its in the Bowman Place shopping center off of Bowman--where Nordstrom Rack and Dicks Sporting Goods is.

Posted by avande1882 on July 26, 2017 at 10:54 AM

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

Well written article. The task farce (yes farce) is comprised largely of opponents to STRs (by design, according to all evidence) and largely of people who live in the so-called historic district (including at least one member from the hotel industry, can you say, "conflict of interest"?) . They have been brazenly attempting to form a one-size-fits-all legislative position that would impose indefensible restrictions on the entire city according to what they and their persnickety friends would like, not what would make sense for the majority, nor what the majority of the city has expressed a desire in seeing develop, according to listening session data.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 26, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Activist Medea Benjamin doesn't stop to reflect

Isn't it wonderful that with all the things going on in Charleston and the world, that the CCP wants to provide us with another worthless Woods puff piece? This time it's to highlight a Cuban-born Marxist, named after a Sandinista revolutionary, who's activism is underwritten by numerous Communist organizations, in particularly the Workers World Party. She's also an avowed supported of the Cuba and Venezuela dictatorships and an anti-Israel proponent, natch! CCP political editorials, all leftist, all the time.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 26, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oFI69vHuy…

Here is my YOGA HELMET

Posted by zee on July 26, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

Romans 14:21-- It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.

I wonder why the churches downtown don't have any yoga meetups advertised on here? The Church would be alot cooler if it did!

Then all of the people making money off of something that is a donation based church service everywhere else in the world can just start being retailers again I guess.


Christ's teachings and Yoga lifestyle are the same.

Can capitalistic teachers of Yoga push the boundaries using technology and materialism? That is a cool idea as well. Maybe they are trying to improve the technique of the ancient art like a Nasa space shuttle?? :)

Maybe we can make and sell YOGA helmets/ antennas...

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Posted by zee on July 26, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “What Would Schindler Do?

Don't let your opinion of the church be based on a few bad experiences. The church I went to growing up had open gym a couple nights a week and we always had people from the local neighborhood (not a bad area but not the best either). We would have a few rougher looking people join and some that you could tell were lost in their faith. However, we never turned down anyone. Not every church is run like a business and those are the churches everyone should strive to find.

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Posted by Drake23 on July 26, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Meathouse Butcher Shop business is for sale

Good eye, Ellen. Yes, we wrote about it a couple days ago:

https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/Eat/ar…

Posted by Sam Spence on July 26, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Meathouse Butcher Shop business is for sale

Is this place about to open as a Bakery?

Posted by Ellen M1 on July 26, 2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Black Wood Smokehouse opens today for lunch service in Windemere Shopping Center

Had lunch here yesterday on opening day. Food was terrific, service was perfect, location and parking very convenient. Once this place is "discovered," you'll have to stand in line. Good luck Joseph!

Posted by Samuel Streit on July 26, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “The Darling Oyster Bar Review

Sounds great...I think. Now: where is it ?

Cross streets, down or uptown (below Calhoun or Cannon), and at what hours of service -- lunch, after 10:PM, or what ?

Cheeze !

Posted by Gene Corrigan on July 26, 2017 at 4:33 AM

Re: “Meet Congressman Mark Sanford, R - Eagle Scout

My how the mighty have fallen. Quite a testimony to CNN when you have the Charleston City Paper bagging on them.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on July 25, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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