Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Magnolia's Without the Music

I'm spending several days along South Carolina's Atlantic shore. Yesterday, we dined in Charleston at Magnolia's restaurant.

It was as good as I remembered it from a year and a half ago. For appetizers, the seared scallops and the fried green tomatoes were excellent. The Down South Egg Roll has a slight kick to it, and it's awesome.

Entrees were also superb. If I have one minor complaint about Magnolia's, it would be its website. Upon launching the site, you are treated to a loud, jazzy melody -- not great if you're in an office setting and not looking to let everyone down the hall know you're clearly not spending time on a work assignment.

So just beware of the music if you want to click here and learn more about Magnolia's.

So to HMGI, Inc., which owns Magnolia's and two other well-known Charleston restaurants, I have two pieces of advice. First, keep the same people in the kitchen (they sure know how to cook). Second, tell your web team to disable the music.

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