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Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

Some will sell out, some won't. The ones who don't will be more respected, but if can't keep up with the trends or create their own, they will die a slow death.

Posted by rommel batu on May 22, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

It's how people feel when a band goes cooperate. the songs become about what will make money and not about the art or the loyal supporters. WW turning to AB is tragic and could show us who these guys were all along. Westbrook could very well be the next brewery to sell. Whe was the last time you saw some one from the brewery helping the beer community in charleston?

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Posted by Frank Little on May 20, 2017 at 11:56 PM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

While I am disappointed, I do not begrudge WW for selling for a boatload of money. I just won't purchase WW anymore. As far as Lagunitas undercutting local beers, many still privately held breweries located outside of SC are cheaper than our locals. Lets face it, our local beer is like everything else in this area- way overpriced even in their own taprooms.

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Posted by RealBeerGuru on May 19, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

"I am so craft and you should respect me for my individualism and creativity until i sell out." capitalism sucks to the millennials and artsy fartsy crowd. unless the reality of economics checks in. hope the rest of you creative types get some pussy with your lies before you sell out.

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Posted by rukiddingme on May 17, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

Pick up a 6 pack of many 'Craft beer' 6-packs and turn the carrier over. Many will have Inbev's little logo somewhere on it. Big brewery is trying to cash in on the craft beer cash cow to compensate for their lost market share. If they keep the beer the same while dropping the price a few dollars a pack, then maybe its not a bad thing. Craft breweries charging $10 or more for their products are just pricing themselves out of the hands of all but a dedicated few. I'd love to drink them more often, but shelling out $50 a month is a bit much.

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Posted by Jshicke on May 17, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

I hereby predict that Westbrook will go InBev by 2019

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Posted by Bear Cat on May 17, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

Love Edward Westbrook's comments!!!

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Posted by Megan Marzorati DeVault on May 17, 2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Antonia M. Krenza, Executive Chef at Old Village Post House Inn

I'd be interested to know what your top choices are for extra virgin olive oil. What's your top 3 or 5 that you'd suggest for the casual home cook?
Kevin Brunson

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 18, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Charlotte Park is giving back to Charleston charities one dessert at a time

What a outstanding human being. Kudos Charlotte. Your Karma is incredible. I'm ordering.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on April 14, 2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Charlotte Park is giving back to Charleston charities one dessert at a time

So cool, Charlotte!! Pretty soon you're going to be everyone's fairy godmother!!

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Posted by Rachel Floyd Castejón on April 13, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Charlotte Park is giving back to Charleston charities one dessert at a time

Charlotte, you are inspiration! So proud of you and I've got to get my order in! xoxo - Katie Wells

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Posted by kewsolutions on April 12, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I love Hyman's and so does my family! We have celebrated births, birthdays, anniversaries, and engagements there for the last almost 20 years, and will continue to go for as long as we can. The food is truly indicative to what we Charlestonians are, down home cooking done in an southern fashion and flair, clean and modest, and the epitome of seafood in the south. Mind you, the sandwiches are too huge to mention and taste absolutely wonderful! The best sweet tea around, absolutely amazing Bloody Mary's for brunch and hush puppies that will shut your mouth. They now offer our own FireFly Distillery concoctions and the Blackberry Moonshine Margherita is my absolute favorite!! Let the hater's hate, they're always going to have to about something, but for those of us that LOVE our southern ways and seafood, Hyman's is the place to go to get the best Seafood any way you want it, Cold sweet tea for a hot day, and a lovely view of our favorite market streets!! To me Hyman's is already " Institutional Status"!!

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Posted by Terri Lynn Sahlbom on March 7, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I stopped ordering sandwiches at Hyman's because they would always wrap the pickle with the fries, making the pickle hot and the fries pickley... No matter how many times I complained, it kept happening.

As a tour guide, I tell people that Charleston has so many great restaurants, that if they ask you to wait in line, they're too busy for your business. If you catch Hyman's with a short wait, fine - it's decent enough, but nothing special. If they want you to wait half an hour (not uncommon), there are many much better places to eat within a short walk.

I'm willing to grant Hyman's "Institutional Status" as a Charleston landmark, but nothing there ever made me feel like I had to go back.

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Posted by Letstakeawalk on March 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I have visited Charleston including Hyman's. I did so on recommendation of a relative. I however will say that people need to make their own judgements on anything. I was not disappointed. I do not think I have heard people say they got sick or it was terrible. People are going and returning. I had seafood else where in Charleston too. I think Charleston as a whole is a tourist trap if you want to start judging. I had a great time in the area. I say go for it and experience the food and atmosphere and just enjoy life. You will pay money and get food in your belly.

Posted by Mark Wilson on March 5, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

Sometimes I just want to eat fried shrimp and scallops with collards. I want to eat it in a place that is clean, has good service and seems to appreciate my presence. Hyman's is that (and more on the menu). My husband refuses to eat at the "tourist trap", so when I go, I must go with others. I am never disappointed. Unfortunately, when my husband picks where we go, that he deems is "Not a tourist trap" and has "good seafood", I always seem to leave annoyed by bad service, disappointed by poor quality food or both. I am always annoyed by the bill. Hyman's is great. I think Charlestonians biggest problem with Hyman's is it's unabashed marketing. The stickers, the stuff on the walls, the exit through the gift shop. They prefer a snobbish demeanor.

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Posted by Monica 1 on March 4, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I've been going to Hyman's since they first opened. They've seldom failed to please my guests & me. My late FIL loved their whole flounder. The only item on their menu I won't eat is tilapia. I don't eat tilapia anywhere, though.

Hyman's gets an A+ rating from me for their good food & even better staff.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on March 3, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

Hyman's is what it is...Not expensive...OK food....Lack of really caring by the line cooks is obvious...Butter won't melt on a baked potato! Yikes...Volume is their thing...We know that...It is a 5 on a scale of 10...don't expect much and you won't be comparing to others that want to gouge your wallet...

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on March 3, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I've gone to Hymans several times through out the years, mostly with guests from out of town. I like to show it off as a reasonably priced local seafood restaurant; where the food and service is always great. There are lots of great seafood restaurants in downtown Charleston, but most are pricy. Hymans is a great value, has it's own ambiance (so does Bowens Island) and I've always found the food very good. Eli is making it an institution.

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Posted by BernieGrant on March 3, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

List most people I know, I've only known of Hyman's as a tourist Trap. And as such, in 20 years in Charleston I've never eaten there. And I don't know that I recall ever hearing from anyone I know about the food. But...after reading this article I am doing to try it sooner or later and I'll report back.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on March 3, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

Wonderful article, good to see that Hyman's Seafood is getting recognized once again as a great restaurant for a complete experience.

I probably have eaten there over 50 times, and maybe I've had bad service twice but the food was always delicious and if it was not, they, the staff , brought out another plate of food to replace whatever I was eating.

If You like soft shell crab, oysters, scallops, great beer and wine selections then it's a great place to visit, nothing fancy just good

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Posted by Joe Kligman on March 2, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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