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1 hour ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

If you think Waxhaw still has a nice small town feel, you haven't been there lately. My family is from there and 20 years ago my grandmother was complaining about losing her elbow room as people moved out there. Now it's pretty much overrun by yankees who have made it the trendy new suburb. 

Amen. Yankees have invaded most of NC at this point. 

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2 hours ago, Snake said:

Amen. Yankees have invaded most of NC at this point. 

Yup. My family has been rednecks from Waxhaw since before this country was a thing. Andrew Jackson might have been born there, but we were there first. I don't mind most yankees, they're like people from most everywhere, most of em are perfectly decent human beings, it's just annoying when you go into restaurants in your own hometown these days and before you can order sweet tea, you better ask who made the tea and where are they from, cause kids from Ohio don't know how to make sweet iced tea. They think you just brew tea and then dump a bunch of sugar in it.

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1 minute ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

Yup. My family has been rednecks from Waxhaw since before this country was a thing. Andrew Jackson might have been born there, but we were there first. I don't mind most yankees, they're like people from most everywhere, most of em are perfectly decent human beings, it's just annoying when you go into restaurants in your own hometown these days and before you can order sweet tea, you better ask who made the tea and where are they from, cause kids from Ohio don't know how to make sweet iced tea. They think you just brew tea and then dump a bunch of sugar in it.

You should thank them for bringing dentists to the area. Dumping simple syrup in to the tea vat takes a few years of culinary school. Have patience. People from outside the South aren't as hip to the subtle complexities of mayonnaise and sugar.

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1 minute ago, Moo Daeng said:

You should thank them for bringing dentists to the area. Dumping simple syrup in to the tea vat takes a few years of culinary school. Have patience. People from outside the South aren't as hip to the subtle complexities of mayonnaise and sugar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNC_School_of_Dentistry

Yeah, it's always nice when people stereotype southerners. That's the link to the second ranked dental school in the country which is consistently regarded as one of the very best in the world, and it's housed in the second oldest public university in the nation. If yankees brought dentists with them, they were just bringing the quality of dental care here down, not up.

If brewing sweet tea is so easy, how come yankee kids in restaurants (and I've worked with plenty of them) so consistently can't get it right?

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10 minutes ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNC_School_of_Dentistry

Yeah, it's always nice when people stereotype southerners. That's the link to the second ranked dental school in the country which is consistently regarded as one of the very best in the world, and it's housed in the second oldest public university in the nation. If yankees brought dentists with them, they were just bringing the quality of dental care here down, not up.

If brewing sweet tea is so easy, how come yankee kids in restaurants (and I've worked with plenty of them) so consistently can't get it right?

I'm from the South and just joking with you  because I am bored with work.

Waxhaw ain't Chapel Hill.....lol and that dental school didn't start until 1950 no matter how old the building it is housed in is.

I'd say they can't get it right because it's literally just sugar water and a waste of tea and they don't care? The word's tea connoisseurs would look at southerners destroying tea and say "why can't they get it right?"

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Just now, Moo Daeng said:

I'm from the South and just joking with you  because I am bored with work.

Waxhaw ain't Chapel Hill.....lol and that dental school didn't start until 1950 no matter how old the building it is housed in is.

I'd say they can't get it right because it's literally just sugar water and a waste of tea and they don't care?

But they always miss the key point, you gotta add the simple sugar in while the tea is brewing and therefore still hot, otherwise it just settles in the bottom and doesn't mix. If you surveyed local restaurants you'd be surprised how many of them have sweet tea urns with collectively thousands of dollars of sugar going to waste sitting in the bottom of the urn while you and I sit out front complaining how close to unsweet the sweet tea is. Unless you're talking about Hooters, and then those maniacs are just trying to all give us the diabeetus. Just one reason I wont' go there anymore.

Mostly it's just one of my pet peeves from bygone years bartending and dealing with often brain dead useless wait staff.

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9 hours ago, ok2h8pep said:

Elizabethton has a nice downtown area - kind of a small town feel like a West Jefferson or Waxhaw although I think E-ton is a bit bigger than either of those.   It's definitely worth a day trip if you've never been. 

Having grown up in West Jefferson, I can tell you everywhere is bigger than West Jefferson. Except Jefferson. Go figure.

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9 hours ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

I didn't say it was big, what I was commenting on is that it has lost that small town FEEL. It doesn't feel like a small town anymore, it feels like a trendy suburb. Small towns don't get traffic jams or have shiny new trendy local breweries and haute cuisine eateries next to an ice cream shop that's been open less than 3 years. Waxhaw used to have antique shops with actual local antiques in them and a local eatery that had been there for generations run by the same people. Now it's a bar, indistinguishable from bars you might find in Matthews or SouthPark or Noda or Huntersville.  

Rippingtons and Bridge & Rail have both closed...were a couple of my fav restaurants 

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1 hour ago, bull123 said:

Rippingtons and Bridge & Rail have both closed...were a couple of my fav restaurants 

We celebrated my grandmothers bday many a year at the Bridge & Rail.  Was about the only family gathering she didn’t cook for. Their food wasn’t quite as good as hers but not every singer can be Elvis can they?

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I remember watching a Tennessee game and Witten was a sophomore, I think.  He caught my eye.  I was very impressed with him (as a former college TE myself) and sorta followed him (unintentionally) throughout his career.  He is one of the greats. 

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11 hours ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

If you think Waxhaw still has a nice small town feel, you haven't been there lately. My family is from there and 20 years ago my grandmother was complaining about losing her elbow room as people moved out there. Now it's pretty much overrun by yankees who have made it the trendy new suburb. 

Used to be a discount furniture store (former school building) out in the middle of nowhere.  I still remember those commercials.  That guy was great.  

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Just now, MHS831 said:

Used to be a discount furniture store (former school building) out in the middle of nowhere.  I still remember those commercials.  That guy was great.  

My dad went to school there back when it was a school.

“Come on down to furniture Factory Outlet World near Waxhaw. If you go anywhere else

you

will

pay

too

much.”

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13 minutes ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

My dad went to school there back when it was a school.

“Come on down to furniture Factory Outlet World near Waxhaw. If you go anywhere else

you

will

pay

too

much.”

We went there one time (I was a kid) and saw that guy (used to dress like a super hero for commercials) in the restroom.  I thought I had seen a celebrity.  I should watch the phrasing here--it was at the sink washing hands.  I actually know a clan of people from upstate NJ who moved here and bought huge houses down there--now a horse community.

Apologies to the lady for derailing her thread.  Not intentional--it just flowed this way.

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11 hours ago, Forty-Eight said:

Panthers related how? 

lol...well...I am Panther fan with something to celebrate.

By the way...read that there were 6000 Cyclone fans at the game....the most ever for 1 team at the state championship game.  Population of the town is under 14,000.

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