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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

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

I have a food trailer and I think it is a super idea. It will make available a nice venue to work in between large fairs and festivals. And provide customers a wide selection of foods and deserts not as easily found in most restaurants.

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Posted by Paul SwiftArrow Carden on June 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM

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

I have been excited about the project since hearing about it more than a year ago. Can't wait to see how it operates. The variety of food trucks here in Charleston should keep it interesting.

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Posted by Singnkitty on June 6, 2017 at 9:52 AM

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

I think it will do really well if pricing is set right (Santi's nearby is a great example...pricing is right and so is value). There are not enough restaurants in the upper peninsula but high demand lots of opportunity for the population there who are out walking, riding bikes and looking for new and different places to try...Santi's, Tattooes Moose, Moes, Lewis Bar B Q, Goat Sheep Cow, Rutledge Cab company, Park Cafe, Home Team, WorkShop, Butcher and Bee are just a few examples of restaurants doing very well in that area...demand is high... North Central/Upper Peninsula is becoming a hub for young families and professionals... great walkability, quiet little neighborhoods 1930ish bungalows --many homes being renovated, software companies, and great restaurants moving into the area. It's close to Hampton Park, Wagner Terrace, and it's right off the highway...When the Low Line goes in, it will be right at the entrance with a direct bike path through to Marion Square... pretty idea spot I'd say!!! If prices are set well, it will do great...love the idea that there will be variety and it can change and stay fresh. Love that area and can't wait until Food-Truck-O'rama opens!!! I know we awill be regulars!!!

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Posted by Regina Hopkins on June 5, 2017 at 9:30 PM

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

They have these in several different places in Honolulu and it isn't exactly 75F and breezy there in the Summer. Having dedicated drops for power (and gas?) will cut down on the heat, fug, and noise.

Add a 10x10' shaded stage for lice music and I'll be even more tickled!

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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

Sounds like a ROAD TRIP for me
Peace~Love~Foodies

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Posted by Hamptons Foodie on June 5, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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