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Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

If those irritating owners and sons of owners will just stay away from the restaurant it has a slim chance of success. We here in Summerville can see through the bullshit and don't need an overpriced, underwhelming steak house in the area. Nexton is not going to become a place for the rich and famous, and I would suggest they not try and make it so. Too many options vs. fighting traffic to get to that side of town. Taco Boy, however, has a great reputation with us normal folks and will be a great addition to our restaurant choices. Halls may be just a bit too pricey, though.

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Posted by localhutch on June 15, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

In the time spent writing this article, you could have simply looked up this:
https://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Biodegradable-Paper-Straws-Striped/dp/B004K8SSAC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1497530855&sr=8-4&keywords=paper+straws

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Posted by navyvet on June 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Yea. We live in Michigan but I use to live in Charleston. We always decline straws and plastic. This is a move in the responsible direction. Great Job!

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Posted by Diane Ferguson on June 15, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Actually . . . . paper straws were the original straws (before there was such a thing as a plastic straw) and there's no reason we can't go back to them exclusively as they do bio-degrade. Problem solved.

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Posted by David Myers on June 15, 2017 at 4:42 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

" there has been a lot of times at restaurants esp places like waffle house "

If you were truly concerned about cleanliness and health, you wouldn't be eating at places like Waffle House.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 14, 2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Now if we can get the smokers to quit throwing their cigarette butts on the ground, on the beach, or out of their vehicle window.

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Posted by Jonathan Anderegg on June 14, 2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

My issue is of cleanleness.. there has been a lot of times at restaurants esp places like waffle house where the drinking glasses looks cloudy or old and I do not want to put my lips on it. So I use a straw.

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Posted by Crystal Carney on June 14, 2017 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

Thank you

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Posted by TonyaGavin Gavin on June 14, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

There are now paper straws available, so maybe the challenge is to get restaurants to buy those instead!!!

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Posted by Carol Hammond on June 14, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Oh, Mezcaliista, I'll be out of town on Tuesday! I WILL be with y'all in spirit though!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 14, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Hooray for the Macintosh. Ill be there celebrating this small victory soon. I'd like to see people start requesting "no straw please."

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Posted by Joanna1 on June 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Good for you @newbattleaxe. Its a process and you're up against massive forces. Just keep fighting. Hope you can make it out to the event on Tuesday. We'd love to have you.

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Posted by mezcalista on June 14, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

I've stopped using straws. I try not to use disposable cups, especially styrofoam ones (our local recyclers don't take styrofoam.) I recycle everything I can without being a nag about it. Anyone have any ideas to help me out?

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 14, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Sorghum & Salt is building a dedicated fanbase one scoop of "olive dirt" at a time

I am new to Charleston and Sorghum & Salt has become my favorite restaurant here so far! I just moved from Tuscaloosa so I was familiar with Tres Jackson's work before. Although Sorghum & Salt is very different from his Tuscaloosa restaurant Epiphany, I am still impressed and satisfied all the same.

Posted by Sabrina Wood on June 9, 2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “We shopped at Mt. Pleasant's new ALDI grocery store so you don't have to

a poster said, "This article itself illustrates how privilege can create bias owing to lifestyle marketing. 2. They hire from the community and pay a competitive wage, with benefits. 3. Their food is ethically sourced and sustainable. We all need to use our dollars to create a better world. 4. Reduced packaging pledge."

curious - what is your source for this information? Specific sources - and please don't provide a blog post as your source. And what does it mean - do you mean other grocery stores hire outside the area? ??

As far as wages, do you have a sample of wages at, for example, Publix vs. Aldi? My impression - recent Fortune Mar 3 2016 article - is that employees love Publix.

And the ethical sourcing - where exactly are you getting this information? Whole Foods would have us believe that very few people ethically source many things, as there are no uniform standards for 'ethical' or 'organic'. Many grocery stores make similar pledges, but Aldi has the benefit of being private so there is no public information unless you'd care to share it.

Thanks for your help. I know a lot of people like Aldi's (we do too - but I have no illusions about them making the world a better place, but it would be interesting to find out where you've derived that impression) but it is so easy to just make things up on the internet. Maybe you haven't done that - maybe you've got sources. Share them with us. thanks

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Posted by primer dump on June 7, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

Geoff, it says the address in the first sentence:

"It's been two years since we first reported on the possibility of business partners Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama (2130 Mt. Pleasant St.)"

Thanks, Kinsey

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on June 7, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

So many news stories are good but lacking in "where". Good reporting=who, what, when and WHERE. Where is it?

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Posted by Geoff Southard on June 7, 2017 at 3:15 AM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

This is just like Wynwood in Miami.

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Posted by Beth Mandell on June 6, 2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

Hello, I just moved here from Austin and live on Sans Souci st. I'm so looking forward to this happening!!!


Have lots of bicycle parking

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Posted by Gy G on June 6, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

I hope that fashion trucks are welcome to set up their mobile boutiques for local business!

Tracey Stapleton
Travelin' Threads Boutique

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Posted by ktstapleton on June 6, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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