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Re: “Teachers eat free at Hyman's Seafood on May 9 for Teacher Appreciation Day

Does this include homeschooling moms? We are teachers too!

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Posted by Shea Rhodes Failmezger on May 6, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “VIDEO: Beard Foundation honors Bertha's Kitchen as an 'American Classic'

Well deserved!...Congrats!!

Posted by jtred98 on May 6, 2017 at 1:20 AM

Re: “1Kept to take over Barony Tavern space

But what does it mean?

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Posted by Riverside on May 5, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “A new bill could mean liquor drinks at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park

it's must be so sweet when you have enough pull with the government that you get a pass on the laws the rest of us are governed by. Nice job Bill Murray. wish we all had that kind of power.

a million for a skybox on the Ashley is peanuts for you. the rest of us? We are more Stripes and much less Lost in Translation. here's ten bucks for a bucket of frozen liquor you don't need...

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Posted by rukiddingme on May 3, 2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Choose Your Own Adventure: Lowcountry farmers markets

Thanks for the shout out City Paper, we love y'all! Please note that the Johns Island Farmers Market is going to Summer Hours of 9am-1pm starting this Saturday May 6th until it cools back off in the fall. Come support our 50+ farmers and vendors, the heat brings the best produce! Thanks...

Posted by Johns Island Farmers Market on May 3, 2017 at 9:17 AM
Posted by rukiddingme on May 2, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

Finally a team everybody can root for

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 2, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Bourdain does the Lowcountry right, finally

Charleston has found its way to some great food in this day and time. The town has staples and the town also has those eats that simply open and close. Too bad Mr. Bourdain could not have experienced the Charleston of 30 years ago. The likes of great prepared food then along with the locals such as the Chili St. Bernard at the local King street pub.

Posted by A Westbrook on May 2, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Bourdain does the Lowcountry right, finally

The folks on this episode kept referring to the food as southern food. Anyone from South Carolina, including myself and even Georgia folks will correct you Mr. B. This show was about Lowcountry southern food. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. Also, I don't know who the guy was that explained how southerners during the textile years became accustomed to getting away from rich southern food by way of tv tray meals but he could not be further from the truth. Where was Johnny on the spot to correct this fool. Sure, everyone pops fish sticks in the oven from time to time. They are an American staple just like the tater tot; HOWEVER, growing up in a textile community, especially the likes of upstate SC towns such as Greenwood, Anderson, Greenville and all the spots in between would shed a different light. Many a dish of low country GA brunswick stew, hominy, fresh garden vegetables, fresh fish, farm raised chicken, fresh sour dough bread, many kinds of leaf lettuce, pit cooked and roasted meat, the list goes on and on. All of this from the gardens in rows between those mill houses or on properties and farms in the county owned by the mill workers families. Unlike the pretentious draped man on this show, we don't bring fat wallets and fat know it all attitudes to the table. We simply bring southern food tradition, including lowcountry, and a willingness to share a space at the table no matter what color and background each of us may be. Talk about THE experience. No one cares about the credentials and what you know to be better or otherwise.

Posted by A Westbrook on May 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

So proud of Team SC! I judge at the state level and that rabbit roulade was nothing short of phenomenal! For a high-schooler to accomplish that in one hour is mind-blowing! Love PROSTART!

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Posted by Riverside on April 29, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

To the person who is hoping to keep neighborhood businesses in the downtown area, I am afraid that will not happen. Coming from NYC, I see the same thing happening here. There is not an inch of that city that is not being gentrified. Places in Brooklyn, where 20 years ago, you would not have even walked through those neighborhoods, and now condos are going for at least $1 million. Same is happening here. Landlords are forcing businesses out when their leases are up and increasing the rents to exorbitant prices. Or they sell the building to a developer, who just does not care. I am afraid, when push comes to shove, everyone has a price, when put in front of them. When I think about all the small businesses that were on the Upper West Side and the Upper East side and the Village. All gone. It is not the New York City I grew up in. That is why I had to leave.

Then, when I walk on King Street, another business is going out. Most of the time, it is because the rent has gone up so high, that the business owner, just cannot afford the rent. The only businesses that can afford to open are chains. And even they are in trouble. American Apparel went out of business. And how many food places can open on King?

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Posted by lynnar on April 29, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

Big chains don't "make it" in historic Charleston...remember Atlanta Bread Company and Applebee's on N. Market? Fuddruckers, Grandy's, etc in the Market??

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Posted by DaleS on April 29, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Tavern and Table's Chef Katie Lorenzen on Iron Chef's Eats this Sunday

Awesome to get the attention...Horst would be jealous!

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on April 29, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

There was a study conducted under the auspices of, I think, the City of Charleston and perhaps Historic Charleston Foundation many years ago about the three parts of King Street and what types of businesses were missing in each "zone." South of Market, South of Calhoun and North of Calhoun were identified. Today, we look at upper Kingt and never think about how diverse it is with types of business, food and drink. It did not just happen that way - that is for sure. Through proper planning on the part of the city and very smart developers (and I use that word in the kindest of ways) this blend and mix took great calculation. The vision survived the second worst economic disaster this country has seen in its' existence. Upper King made it. The condominiums at the Cigar Factory did not! This crafting the "ethnic food" restaurants North of Calhoun was brilliant. You boys know who you are.

A missing part for the neighbors and the visitors South of Market on King was the need for refreshments, light groceries; and prepared foods. There was a great sandwich shop for years on the west side of King Street south of Market across from the South Carolina Library Society which featured exceptional soups and sandwiches. Sadly, the rent made it simple a non-profitable venture as I recall.

Justin Coaxall always did it right at Bull Street Gourmet and I do hope that another establishment who cares for the neighborhood, like the people who actually took over the old Bull Street Gourmet, has done. It is the yang of Capitalism and Charleston is very fortunate that many multi-generational families have chosen to keep local business in their buildings versus chasing the gold, which I certain can understand.

It is with that sense of community that another little spot will open and a young couple will work hard to live their dream, as we have seen so many times in this city with Scott and Ruth, Serge and Geraldstine, Joanne and Mickey, Pasqual and Penelope, Massimiliano and Natasha, and now Caitlin and Michael and Paul and Marguerite.

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Posted by Mitchell Crosby on April 28, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

mmm, love cheesecake!

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Posted by Tim Ber on April 28, 2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Diner en Blanc: We came, we saw, we (actually) had a really good time

Schmucks.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on April 28, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

Cheesecake Factory God No. I moved to Charleston at the same time this opened. I loved sitting in the window seat drinking wine and having dinner (back when they served dinner) only a few blocks from my house. I told myself each time I went that if Bull Street went under, I would have to leave Charleston. We'll see if I'm able to stay.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on April 28, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Diner en Blanc: We came, we saw, we (actually) had a really good time

My thoughts exactly!

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Posted by Lauren Shinnick on April 28, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Bitty and Beau's, a coffee shop staffed by intellectually and developmentally disabled people, opening in Charleston

This is a great idea. If they are capable of doing the work safely, I would be happy to see them have jobs and leading a more productive life.

I will drop in when they open. I am always looking for a good cup of coffee that does not require me to learn Latin just to place my order.

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Posted by Jshicke on April 28, 2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Bitty and Beau's, a coffee shop staffed by intellectually and developmentally disabled people, opening in Charleston

What an amazing idea! I will follow the progress as Bitty and Beau's comes to Charleston and make sure to be there when they open!

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Posted by Amy Patterson on April 28, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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