The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by wes tegg, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. DaveGrohl

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    Patties were thicker and cooked too long/rough. Changed the bread to some Great Value bullshit style buns. Overall it was like eating a burger at a friend's house who doesn't know how to grill.
     
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  2. ElectricDreamMachine

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    Went to Cayo coco yesterday. Place is cool as hell and drinks are delicious. Bit too crowded with suburbanites rn but should thin out before long.
     
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  3. DriveByBBQ

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    Hotbox has gone to shit recently.
     
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  4. PrinceWimbley

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    Built to Spill tonight.
     
  5. One Two

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    Marty's is and has been the undisputed king of late night Birmingham burgers
     
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  6. mal630

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    I was in liberty park area and headed to Cayo Coco for dinner. Got on 20 and got off near those section 8 park place apartments or whatever. I was heading towards dinner and was stopped at a light and saw a ton of cop cars and commotion. I rolled the window down and heard what sounded like 20-30 gun shots from multiple shooters. I ran 4-5 lights toward 1st ave. north and everyone up that way had no idea what was going on and acted like they didn't hear anything. Scary stuff.
     
  7. Long Ball Larry

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    Holy shit Rockstar’s singing on the Roundtable is terrible. Had to turn the radio off
     
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  8. TheFreak55

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    and they suck him off like he’s fucking Elton John
     
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  9. DaveGrohl

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    I’ve never enjoyed it. He always sounds like he’s doing an impression of a guy trying really hard to sing.
     
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  10. FelipeG

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    I've heard him on sports talk radio for years but have no idea who he is or what band he plays in?
     
  11. One Two

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    Anyone else going to Manchester Orchestra on Friday?
     
  12. Snakes

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    Carrigans is going to put a second location where Dram was in Mountain Brook.
     
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  13. DaveGrohl

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    :blech:

    Will they also bring their pretentious bartenders and zero TVs?
     
  14. TheFreak55

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    so this thread doesn’t like Carrigans?
     
  15. Barves2125

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    From one pretentious bar to another.
     
  16. Barves2125

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    Why can't they just open Otey's Mtn Brook Village?
     
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  17. Snakes

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    I have two young kids so i don't go to bars but I'm glad somebody is going back in that space.
     
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  18. The Blackfish

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    Congrats on the sex.
     
  19. Oranjello

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    Is Abhi no longer opening in Mountain Brook where Avo/Dram was?
     
  20. One Two

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    Upstairs. This will be downstairs
     
  21. DaveGrohl

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    More like Carrigans is a good restaurant but should not be considered a bar (I wish my wife knew this).
     
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  22. wes tegg

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    Put one in the old Billy's, too, so we can have an Otey's in every village.
     
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  23. Barves2125

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    You. I like you.
     
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  24. Long Ball Larry

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    What’s there to like? I went once with my wife and another couple. After a few minutes, my buddy’s wife turned on Spotify on her phone so there’s be some sound. Place was lame.
     
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  25. wes tegg

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    HoW aBoUt HaViNg A cOnVeRsAtIoN?!

    Their insistence on not having televisions is why I don't go there during the fall and winter.
     
  26. TheFreak55

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    the food and the booze
     
  27. Deuce

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    If a bar doesn’t sell cold domestic light beer and buffalo wings is it really a bar?
     
  28. ElectricDreamMachine

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    carrigan's has delicious food

    but the owner is a dick and yeah, it's pretentious
     
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  29. mal630

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    Carrigans just needs to lay off their cocktails. First off they aren’t very good, they also take way too long to make as they aren’t staffed properly for how busy they get. I would go there more frequently if the bar staff was better.
     
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  30. ramszoolander

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    Hot take: depends on who the bartender is. Most of the guys/girls are douches. The (former?) bar manager was incredible, very chill, and a cool dude to talk to. When you had a conversation with him, it always seemed like he was speaking in hushed tones so the assholes working for him wouldn't know he was the man.

    Also, I like their rooftop at night. If you want music as part of the atmosphere, then nope, not so good. Also, owner is clueless, as is obvious by Brat Brot's first incarnation (haven't been since the reopening).
     
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  31. DaveGrohl

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    Yeah they gave one of my friends a speech about organic/clean ingredients when she tried to order a Jack and Coke.
     
  32. IV

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    Carrigan’s is incredibly slow when they get busy, cannot agree enough
     
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  33. DriveByBBQ

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    If you haven’t been to Okinawa Japanese steakhouse off Lakeshore you should go. Best Hibachi in the metro, sushi is fantastic, Japanese beers are $4.00. Really no reason to go back to Surin.

    Edit: also they don’t cook in front of you with the flat top grills and communal horseshoe seating which is a huge plus for me.
     
  34. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Okinawa #1
     
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  35. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Going to try to make it for lunch. Easily the best lunch special in the city.
     
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  36. Long Ball Larry

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    Okinawa is a hidden gem in that shit tier shopping center.
    Quick stops at Milos on the way home from Lowe’s trips are also pretty good.
     
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  37. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Taco Casa is also amazing
     
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  38. Long Ball Larry

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    Fuck that slop. Taco casa is trash.
     
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  39. DriveByBBQ

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    Where else can you get a colonic treatment for under 4 dollars?
     
  40. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    @wiemer beer belly

    No idea how to spell his username
     
  41. Long Ball Larry

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    I never went in five years in Tuscaloosa and decided to get some at the Lakeshore location one weekend, following a Lowe’s trip, to see what the hype was about. I came away very disappointed and mad I didn’t just go to Milos.
     
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  42. Long Ball Larry

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    He don’t want this smoke
     
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  43. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    I understand being upset about not getting delicious Milo’s but those beefy nachos slap
     
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  44. Long Ball Larry

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    You see, that’s where my Casa inexperience shows. I went with a bunch of tacos.
     
  45. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    The tacos aren’t great but they’re cheap af
     
  46. Long Ball Larry

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    So is dog food (which is what those tacos tasted like).
     
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  47. Barves2125

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    Y'all are about to piss off some Tuscaloosa natives. Yes, yes you are.
     
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  48. DriveByBBQ

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    I love Taco Casa and realize I’m biased/predisposed to it as a Ttown native. I’ve been told on good authority, they add oatmeal to their ground beef and totally understand how people could find the entire menu disgusting. That ice tho.