Phil Blevins 
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Re: “Red's Ice House Seabrook

My wife and I went to the beach with our dog. As we left we wondered if Red's was dog friendly. They were more than dog friendly, they gave us a great seat on the deck and brought our big dog a bowl of water. Almost every customer and server stopped by our table to pay him some attention.

The service and food were really good and the staff were super friendly.

We've been back twice since then for the all-you-can-eat crab legs and loved it. The wait during summer was pretty bad (it never crossed my mind that it was tourist season until we got there), during the off-season we never had to wait for a table.

Comparing the Seabrook location to the Mt Pleasant location it's hard to believe it's the same restaurant, the vibe is so different. The Mt Pleasant Red's is much more "rustic" and like a bar that happens to serve seafood. If that's your thing great, I prefer the more open and airy Seabrook location for it's laid back atmosphere. It's mid July as I write this and I can hardly wait for September, when I plan to be back at Red's.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on July 21, 2016 at 10:22 PM

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Re: “Members of the Gullah Geechee community call Revelry Brewing’s Gullah Cream Ale appropriation

Where can I get some of those Gullah Grits? Oh yeah, maybe the Gullah Gourmet. Showcased by Oprah and doing business in Charleston for a generation. Good thing they got established before everyone started getting butthurt by everything anyone does or says.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on October 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Best reader suggestions for what we should call peninsula’s upper east side

I guess the day sleeping ne'er do wells who petend to write for this blog couldn't be bothered to notice that this exact same article was posted on this exact same blog on February 2, 2012. It was stupid and arrogant then and it still is now.

You don't get to name NoMo. It already has a name that makes more sense, actually does roll of the tongue and came about organically. If George Costanza taught us nothing else he taught us that you can't pick your nick name.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on August 22, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Beach Co. announces judge’s decision on Sgt. Jasper appeal

Why not the obvious? Tent City Tower! Walking distance to amenities and adds to the diversity of downtown.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on March 30, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “It's hard to take John Tecklenburg seriously

Trimming the "fact?" That doesn't sound good. [disregard that comment if someone decides to proof this article]

And that ad is so silly. I know a couple people who cringe every time it comes on. They won't vote for him just because of that ad. A shame because it looks like it cost a pretty penny to make.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on September 24, 2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Shedding light on Charleston's homeless problem

@PhilipChin: Good God man. Are you saying that you believe that all homeless people are alcoholics or addicts? I hope you're just trolling. Otherwise I have to assume you are either a heartless person or have led a sheltered life.

The view you seem to hold is one that many people believe so that they can feel better about the homeless. If homeless people deserve what they got then it's easier to avoid feeling bad about them.

I work with the area homeless at two of our local hospitals. I didn't plan to, it's just worked out that way. What I've learned, believe it or not, is that while about half are mentally ill or substance abusers (or both), about half of them are neither but have faced a perfect storm of what you might call bad luck. And yes, it is possible to have no family to fall back on. The story of these otherwise "normal" people typically involves catastrophic circumstances (an illness, a lost job while carrying too much debt, etc.) followed by months or years of trying to keep their heads above water. The loss of income, loss of a phone number, loss of transportation, loss of a place to keep your stuff, finally make it too hard to keep trying.

As far as the mentally ill homeless, their families have usually grown tired of their behavior and cut them loose. The mentally ill are hard to be around, hard to support, because, well, they are mentally ill and act crazy sometimes. Being mentally ill is not the same as being an addict. You can't blame a person for being mentally ill the same way you can for being an addict.

I guess what I want is for people to realize that this is not a clear cut situation. Some homeless are that way because of destructive choices they made but very many aren't. Some compassion is warranted and feeling bad about some homeless people is ok and doesn't make you a gullible liberal. (or whatever you're afraid you'll be if you care about others).

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Posted by Phil Blevins on February 19, 2015 at 8:46 PM

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