Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pies and Pints Opening August 1

In today's Daily Mail there is a story about the August 1 opening of "Pies and Pints" on Capitol Street. I wish them well. We need more downtown evening dining spots in Charleston.

I hope that August 1 is a realistic date, that building has a LOT of problems. It is a very bad thing when an eatery advertises an opening date and then misses it. It makes people lose enthusiasm and become disinterested or even somewhat disdainful.

And speaking of delayed opening, Moxxee Coffee is showing signs of life again. It looks like they have hired Pray Construction. This is a good move: Pray is expensive but they know how to finish projects. Who knows? Maybe - just maybe -we'll be able to warm up with a hot cup of Moxxee coffee sometime this winter. But I'm not getting my hopes up.

Oh, and one more piece of news on East End openings: "Frutcake" is now open in the former location of Delish Express. If anyone has tried it fell free to leave a comment/review.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Apparently "Moxxee" is a word that means "slow"

While the definition of "moxie" is "The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage" I could not find a definition of the similarly sounding "Moxxee". But the East End coffee shop that first said "Coming Soon" over a year ago named "Moxxee Coffee" is quickly providing a new adjective for the Charleston lexicon. Here's how to use it in a variety of sentences:

"I64 west is a Moxxee every evening from 5:00 till 6:00. I can't wait for that new bridge to open."

"The library fundraising sure is Moxxeeish. You think they will ever raise the money now that the Clay Foundation is gone?"

"Boy were those checkout lines at the Deleware Avenue Kroger were Moxxeed up last night!"

Charleston sure is Moxxee to get a decent coffee shop.