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Comment Archives: Stories: Food+Drink: Restaurant Reviews

Re: “Come to Rodney Scott's for the 'cue, stay for the catfish sandwich

I have been here a few times now and have tried the pork and the catfish along with greens. It has been great every time I go. Rodney's is only one of two Q places I frequent and you are definitely missing out on great cooking if you have not been yet. Thank you for coming to Charleston Mr. Scott! We love your family's cooking!

Posted by Michael Ramey on May 26, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Come to Rodney Scott's for the 'cue, stay for the catfish sandwich

Putting in a word, here, for the ribeye sandwich and the potato salad, which is a mustardy rendition that could have appeared at any of the church picnics of my childhood. Those greens are truly a masterpiece, and the catfish sandwich is a good reason to go there. I agree that the BBQ pork is hit or miss and kind of depends on the time of day. But it's full of flavor, and the prices are right. I love the place!

Posted by Riverside on May 26, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Come to Rodney Scott's for the 'cue, stay for the catfish sandwich

If you haven't been here yet, you are missing out!

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Posted by Rick Wilson on May 25, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Pancito & Lefty's unique flavors will delight with a portions-to-price adjustment

Totally concur with your assessment. As native Texans, we show up whenever a new Mexican joint appears--and we live in the neighborhood. Our biggest complaint was the mere handful of cold chips provided with our guacamole, and that the grasshopper salt overpowered the guac and made it too salty. And for $8, the portion was very small. Also had the vampiro, which was too much tortilla for the amount of filling. My meat was better than yours, I think, but not enough filling to warrant $14. 2 people, one margarita, 2 entrees, and a shared guacamole cost $48. That's a lot for lunch.

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Posted by Riverside on May 24, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Pancito & Lefty's unique flavors will delight with a portions-to-price adjustment

Oh hahahaha, you made a vegetarian laugh at something she should not find funny, i.e., eating meat ...
"And damned if it wasn't hands-down the best tongue I've ever had in my mouth in a manner of speaking."

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Posted by Robin Hillyer Miles on May 10, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Go for the hummus at Istanbul Shish Kabobs

I wholeheartedly disagree with the review of this place. I've been a few times and love the place. They don't advertise to be, nor do they pretend to be an upscale restaurant. Given the location, no one would be led to believe this. It's a great comfortable diner type feel. The food is fantastic. Great seasoning. I've never thought my food was dry or bland. I will agree about the review of the french fries, sadly that is correct, but otherwise, completely disagree. I strongly suggest giving this place a try, you won't be disappointed.
Kevin Brunson

Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Lewis Barbecue's brisket will make you moan

Best BBQ in the city. Regardless of price, John Lewis provides the southern region with something they've sadly been missing for years. A steer sized hoof in the back end. Up your game you pork cookers.

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Posted by Luke V on April 14, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Pier 41's Southern/Asian fusion offers more than just a great happy hour

I've been a few times and keep going back. The happy hour oyster deal is simply the best deal in Charleston. Hands down. The fish tacos are amazing as well. It's just an appetizer, but I guarantee you'll want to order a another bowl after the first, try the edamame. It's unlike any other edamame anywhere. Delicious! Oh, if you like oyster shooters, try one. They make their own sauce and it's fantastic. I recommend sitting at the bar, adds to the experience watching the team work on preparing the plates.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 7, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “The Codfather brings proper fish and chips to North Charleston

Best fish and chip I've had. I lived in Scotland for 2.5 years and have been all over the UK. Adam knows what he's doing and takes pride in his food. Can't wait to try the pies! Highly recommend and a must visit for anyone to Charleston!

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on March 27, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Sermet's provides James Islanders a comfortable dining outlet

So us James Islanders are not only lazy, but are fine with mediocre food. Pretentious ass.

Posted by Billy Burnett on March 16, 2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Chef Michael Toscano serves near-perfect food at Le Farfalle

Not the cleanest joint in town!..wow...

Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on February 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “goat.sheep.cow.north is the stuff of cheese-lovers' dreams

Now this looks great!!!!!

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Posted by lynnar on February 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Go for the hummus at Istanbul Shish Kabobs

I voted for Trump and I like this restaurant. Food and politics aren't related (and it's a very safe assumption that the owners are either Americans or lawful residents in the process of becoming Americans - "biased towards...the American owned establishments of downtown Charleston").

Posted by Cid95 2 on February 6, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Go for the hummus at Istanbul Shish Kabobs

First of all, I would like to ask: what did this restaurant ever do to Vanessa Wolf to deserve such a scathing, demeaning review? This restaurant never attempts to compare itself to a James Beard award winning chef-of-a-restaurant. It's homestyle, comfort food. It's family owned- not fancy trained chef food. It's not pretentious. It's delicious, comforting, delightful in all the right ways. And I am proud to give them my hard earned dollar, because the people preparing and making the food from scratch deserve it. It's fresh, it's prepared right in front of you. Compared to most of the southern style eateries around here, I would venture to say it's even a healthier choice rather than "gritty & greasy" like Wolf claims. I feel like this review was highly unfair, biased towards the fancy American owned establishments of downtown Charleston rather than good down-home cooking. I would argue that Charleston does not have a diverse enough food scene, so why give this restaurant that actually adds something new so much grief? In a trump era presidency, where diversity from the middle east is on the line, a review like this could serious hurt a whole family's livelihood. Support this business, and when you're there, get the mixed grill platter and add grilled vegetables and the spicy grilled tomato salad. Charleston City paper: rethink who you want covering small, family run ethnic restaurants such as these.

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Posted by Angela Blake Flory on February 5, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “The smoky meats are promising, but some of Swig & Swine's dishes could use improvement

You must have gone on a bad day. While I kind of agree with the judgement of the wings and the ribs, the brisket and smoked turkey were to die for. I could barely move the brisket from the platter to my tray and ended up using my hands because because it was falling apart and unbelievably juicy. And the turkey... I'll start by saying I'm not really a fan of turkey - but this, this was something else. There was so much flavor and it ended up being one of my favorite meats. And the pork belly. The pork belly was amazing. Looking at it I wasn't too sure, but after taking a bite I was hooked. The only thing that was a bit dry to me was the ribs. I can't even comment on dessert because I couldn't save room for it with all the delicious meat in front of my face. The sides were good (we chose baked beans, mac n cheese, and coleslaw), the baked beans were definitely the favorite. I would highly recommend this place as it is some of the best BBQ I've ever had.

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Posted by Coldfists on January 17, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Has Boxcar Betty's mastered the chicken sandwich?

I was going to try it, but after seeing reviews I think not, especially if the stuff is greasy

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Posted by Gale LeBlanc on January 3, 2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “An Orangeburg family spawns a loosely connected barbecue empire across S.C.

Interesting reading, definitely. My only slight recommendation is that people refer to the different Dukes restaurants simply as "Pepsi Cola Dukes" or "fire station/Chestnut Dukes."

"Hey, wanna get some Q?"
"Sure. Pepsi plant?"
"Yeah, meet you there."

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Posted by Richard Walker on December 18, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Three years on, Rutledge Cab Co. has secured its Upper Peninsula spot

I sorely miss the original flatbread, the briskit burger, eggs benedict, and meatloaf(special). The newer items on the menu are good-ish, but not to die for like those referenced.
I used to eat there a lot, but now only once in a while. AND my favorite bartender Paige hasn't been there for a while.

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Posted by jhark on December 14, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “The smoky meats are promising, but some of Swig & Swine's dishes could use improvement

I truly enjoyed my meal in the Charleston, SC restaurant. Their collard greens are, without a doubt, the best I've EVER had in my life. I would go back in a heartbeat. My only suggestion is that they put cornbread on the menu!

Posted by Gail 1 on December 12, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger's upgraded look and menu work

nice look, nice menu, but that makes it not the Blind Tiger

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 30, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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