Drop that zero and get with the Gyro
Last weekend, I found myself watching UFC 115 at Manny's Neighborhood Grille in West Ashley, and it dawned on me that I've probably been to that establishment at least as many times as Ultimate Fighting Championship has had pay-per-views.
Sitting at a table with a group of friends, Manny's always has been a perfect spot for watching men beat up on each other, kicking, hitting or throwing balls, driving fast cars and pretty much any other sport you can imagine.
One of the biggest reasons for this is that, like George's Sports Bar -- Manny's and George's are two of the best spots to watch sports in West Ashley -- Manny's features individual televisions at many of its booths and tables. I've always appreciated this about both bars, in addition to the many large screen TVs (Manny's has 48 of them) located throughout the establishments.
Speaking of which, a visit to Manny's is never complete without ordering the "Gyro Platter," which includes the delicious lamb meat in a nonsandwich form along with Greek potatoes. The pizza is always a very good bet, too.
Manny's is particularly nice in that not only is it ideal for a group of guys wanting to watch a UFC event (Manny's carries all UFC PPVs), which typically run late into the night, it is also a family-friendly establishment, conducive to lunch and dinner for all ages and at all times of the day.
This is not always easy to pull off, but Manny's has successfully balanced its bar and restaurant sides since opening its doors more than 15 years ago.
For these reasons and more, Manny's loyal customers keep coming back, and no doubt I will be back for the heavily hyped Brock Lesnar UFC heavyweight title defense on July 3, if not before.