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So many weird reviews here! I feel the need to state the following before I share my review: 1) I am not a "Kiawah Snob." I'm a multi-generational middle-class Islander, ok? 2) Get over the location. Mondo's on James Island is ASTOUNDING and they're located in a "strip mall."

So, onto what's really important: THE FOOD. On one occasion, my friends and I share the reasonably priced apps: Mushroom Toast (sounds GROSS, but it's delicious) and the Roasted Apple. The apple was stuffed with this really delicious dressing that was neither too dry, nor two "glue-y." (I've been the victim of stuffing with a paste-like Consistency and was thrilled to find that not to be the case here.)

After a few more drinks, we ordered another round of that damn mushroom toast and I ordered this apple/onion tart. (A very apple-centric menu?) Delicious, delicious, delicious.

During this trip, our service was EXCELLENT. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and really nice. . .especially considering that we were just there for drinks and apps.

I tried Sweeny's again during lunch hours. My lunch-buddy, a visiting Long Islander, took on the Lobster Roll. . .which, I will admit, is too rich for my blood in regards to what I'm willing to spend on lunch. However, my LI buddy said the lobster was delicious and just as good as anything he's had at home. I took on the $10 barbecue chicken sandwich and found it pretty good. My chicken was a teeeeeny bit dry for my taste, but it was really good. Fries = DELICIOUS. Hot, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.

Drinks/beers = cold and never without one!

Service = the first time, it was stellar! The second time, totally passable, but not up to the previous visit's standards.

Location = despite the yammering on about how it's located in a lowly strip mall, they've done a fantastic job with renovations and it's really very lovely. Anyone bitching about the location needs to get over it, get out and travel a little. I've eaten some of the most delicious food in some of the ugliest surroundings.

I'm looking forward to getting back there and trying other things on the menu. I suppose if you have to travel a long way to get there, it might not be your thing. But it's SO NICE to have another "on the nicer end of casual" restaurant on John's Island (even if it's practically across the street from the OTHER "nicer and of casual" [Fat Hen] restaurant on John's Island and not too far from the OTHER-OTHER nice restaurant [Wild Olive]).

If you're out that way, it's definitely good enough to give it a try. The prices aren't hot-dog cart low, but they are NOT as high as some people have suggested. (Not everything on the menu is a lobster roll.)

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Posted by Happier on October 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

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This movie was actually really good. Yes, I was a fan of the show, so the movie *was* directed at me. Several of my "posse" who were not all fans of the show enjoyed it immensely. Hell, my MOTHER enjoyed it and she's well into her 60's.

The "reviewer" seems to be more concerned about asserting her own "sooo above it" coolness to actually pay enough attention to the movie and its characters to realize that all four women in the movie each represent a tiny bit of every woman's personality. . .amplified and condensed into one character. Who *hasn't* pulled a Carrie and held out for Mr. Non-Committal? Who hasn't spent the rent on shoes? Who hasn't felt a hyped up sense of sexuality, like Samantha? Who hasn't ever thought. . .for one split second. . .about the house with the picket fence - a low country version of Charlotte's Fifth Avenue pearls? And who hasn't felt a nice, sound of feminist indignant outrage like Miranda? (Intuition tells me that the writer of this review does. . .) They are every woman - good, bad or indifferent.

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Re: “The Mustard Seed

I can't say enough good things about this place. I have been going to this place for 5 straight years and in all that time, I have never had anything other than top-notch service, heaping portions of food so good and so fresh tasting, that I'll eat well past my point of satiety. The service has always been impeccable - friendly, relaxed, even in the midst of the lunch rush. The PRICES are out of this world and are probably what keeps me coming back time and time again. I can eat lunch there for not much more than what one would pay at a fast food window and I leave feeling happy and healthy (if I didn't over-eat). I highly recommend this establishment. In the winter, there's not much better than a bowl of the hot Seafood Risotto.But I don't have a favorite dish. Everything on the damn menu is my "favorite."

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Posted by Happier on May 14, 2008 at 4:04 PM

O.K. This is a review of TWO visits to The Red Pepper. Usually, I give a restaurant three chances, but I can't bear to face that place again. BOTH times, I ended up with. . .ummm. . .ahhh. . ."digestive tract issues." I mean, hurl city, stomach pain, nausea, sweating. . .beyond the help of Pepto. (And I can safely stomach three day old Chinese food, sooo. . .it's not my "sensitive" stomach.) BOTH times, the food was only o.k. I certainly didn't find it worth the price (literally and figuratively). BOTH nights, the red sauce had a harsh and bitter taste that bordered on unpleasant. The service wasn't terrible, but the food made me so ill that I just can't go back.

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