Archive for late night eats

Eat Before You Sail

A group of friends recently invited my husband and me to join them on the Diamond Casino Boat.  We’re not big gamblers, but their website promised live entertainent, food, and in addition to a few table games, slot machines.  We boarded the boat at 6:45pm, and waited for the 7pm departure.  My husband asked the bartender what time we were to return to port so we could pace ourselves over the night.  Turns out the boat doesn’t return until 1am, MUCH longer than either one of us cared to be on the boat (thank God for penny slots), but we were with friends and figured we’d make the most of it.  Our first impression of the boat was that is smelled a bit like a bowling alley, thankfuly the upper deck provides some fresh air and the live entertainment was decent.  After a while, we headed for food, and the wait was painfully slow.  I had hoped to land a few crackers from the bar while we waited, but they were all out.  We had both eaten before we left but 6.5 hours on a boat would make anyone hungry.  My burger finally arrived with a side of cole slaw looking like something out of a high school cafeteria.  My husband ordered the wings, and after one gelatinous bite, threw the entire order in the trash.  As for drinks, they offer a full bar, though only Bud and Bud Light for beer.  If you’re actively gambling, they will provide your drinks for free, but the waitresses don’t make the rounds as they should, and I certainly wasn’t about to pay for a drink while I was consistently pumping money into their machines.  By the end of this long night, there wasn’t a corner of the boat that didn’t have someone sleeping in it, and we also witnessed a fight between passengers that nearly kncocked me off my chair.  Needless to say, we won’t be boarding that boat again anytime soon.

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Belly Up and Guzzle at Murphy’s Law

“Misery loves company and company loves beer”, says Shelley Lowther and we agree. So head for Murphy’s Law Irish Pub on Sunday July 11 from 2.to 9:30 pm.  Come and watch the World Cup final, belly up to the bar and commiserate with each other about how England and USA got cheated out of a World Cup shot. And get one heck of a bargain in the process. For $20, all-you-can-drink Guinness, Harp or Smithwick’s.  Plus you get a 2010 souvenir World Cup Glass. Hang on to that. One day it’ll be treasure for your kids.

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Bar-Food’s specials always awesome

We can pretty much always count on a great special on Tuesdays at Bar-food.  Tomorrow it’s $1 sangria. But this trendy little Habersham Village eatery is outdoing itself to kick you off the Memorial Day weekend. This Saturday, May 29, there will be one dollar well drinks. Have fun, y’all!

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Conversation, Conviviality…and a Hookah Bar

C-spot’s monthly get-together will be this Wednesday, starting at 5:30 at The Mirage on Broughton Street.  Drink specials and tasty treats will be on hand.  Of course, you can hang around for dinner later, and, starting at 10 p.m., the Hookah Bar!

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Sugar Daddy’s is sweetly promising

The recently opened Sugar Daddy’s Wine and Food Bar is the latest eatery to join the popular “small plate” trend in the downtown area.  On Jefferson, right off Broughton, the location couldn’t be better. With an extensive wine and beer list, plus a full bar and good food, this place should be a hit. Two of us have sampled on a couple of occasions. Naturally, we tried the ubiquitous Duck Confit Panini, moist, tender and aromatic with garlic and thyme, just as it should be. On another occasion, one of us tried to salmon salad–fresh greens, highlighted with red grapefruit segments and other delicacies. The Local Jumbo Shrimp was good, too, although I think the term Jumbo might be subject to conjecture. The shrimp rested atop a bed of fresh off the cob, nicely seasoned corn. The corn was lovely, but it was hard to see why the chef chose to be so stingy with its quantity when corn is among the least expensive of veggies. Desserts provide sweet decadence.

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The Blue Goose Cafe just opened

Friend of ours just called raving about The Blue Goose Cafe, a new restaurant he’d just tried. Had a Shrimp Po’Boy, he said, made with shrimp just off the boat in Thunderbolt, served with a homemade remoulade sauce. At 41 Whitaker St.,  formerly home to Sushi Zen, the place is open for breakfast and lunch till 3 pm every day but Sunday, when it’s closed. Starting next Thurs, however, they will open for late-night eats at midnight and stay open till 2 pm next day, every Thurs., Fri., and Sat. , according to owner Henry Sims. With so many late-night clubs in the area, sounds like a winner to us!  Great menu, too, ranging from some really upscale eats to downright recession-friendly affordable.

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