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Gamecock Gameday Critiqued (Burger Joint Praised)

The University of South Carolina – and Columbia, S.C. – are the subject of an interesting review on the website Roll Bama Roll, whose contributors participated in some sort of Hampton Hotels’ “fan exchange” program. The idea behind the program? Supporters of one school (in this case, Alabama) visit –…

The University of South Carolina – and Columbia, S.C. – are the subject of an interesting review on the website Roll Bama Roll, whose contributors participated in some sort of Hampton Hotels’ “fan exchange” program.

The idea behind the program? Supporters of one school (in this case, Alabama) visit – and critique – the gameday experience at a rival school (making sure to heap plenty of praise on Hampton Hotels in the process).

So … how did South Carolina (and Columbia) fare?

Eh … so-so.

“When the game started, and the people started whipping their towels around (the “Sandstorm”, apparently) the stadium was about as electric an environment as I’ve been in,” reviewer Josh Howard notes. “The fans were loud and the place was jumping. It was crazy. Then people kind of settled in. There were cheers for big plays, and a little noise when the defense was on the field, but on the whole, I would say the actual game day atmosphere (was) a bit subdued when compared to Bryant Denny.”

Whoa … thems fightin’ words, mang. Especially if Alabama winds up playing South Carolina in the SEC championship game next month.

Who made out like a bandit in the review, though?

Pawley’s Front Porch, our founding editor’s new favorite burger joint in the Five Points region of downtown Columbia.

“This place was pretty slammed, but is well worth the wait,” Howard wrote. “I had a burger with cheddar and jalapeno bacon, and it was seriously one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. If you ever end up in Columbia, go to Pawley’s.”

Now that’s a recommendation we can agree with …

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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15 comments

Billy K Mulligan November 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

That is a tasty burger.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm

That is a tasty burger.

Flock o’ Seagulls agrees.

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Tetley November 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

And check out the big brain on Brad.

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Squishy123 November 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

What?

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Cush November 20, 2013 at 2:51 am

Pulp Fiction reference… Right before “Say what again” when Jules is eating Brad’s burger.

Squishy123 November 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

Can’t get anything past you today.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Whoa … thems fightin’ words, mang.

The absolute nerve of a li’l ol’ Alabama fan claiming that any aspect of the Crimson Tide football experience might be better than the same at Sakerlina?

Aunt Pitty Pat, run get TBG his smelling salts!

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JJ November 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

“our founding editor’s new favorite burger joint”

What frakking rock have you been living under, Willie?

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SenseLikeChaps November 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Too easy.

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Squishy123 November 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

As far as Front Porch burgers, just don’t expect to be able to make any changes… the cooks only know how to make burgers as per the menu. Rockaways is better and cheaper.

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boogerpicker November 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

Rockaways has horrible customer service/wait staff though!

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Matt November 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Fair assessment on crowd in my view, loud to start game then dies down drastically shortly thereafter.

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Comrade1917 November 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

University Boulevard (student bars and shops) in Tuscaloosa is slightly safer than Five Points in Columbia.

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ELCID November 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Pawley’s Burgers may be good.
But, they are not near as good as those served at Vella’s in Chapin.
They are 8″ high with numerous combinations.
FANTASTIC!

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Brandon November 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Pawley’s has nothing on Henry’s.

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