The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

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

  1. Long Ball Larry

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    Yeah, pretty smart marketing to not include throngs of children in the marketing photos. Looks like a rich man’s sports room in the pictures. I’m disappointed in the poor reviews.
     
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  2. Long Ball Larry

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    I’ll throw in a plug for Guin Services for HVAC maintenance/repairs. Great company to work with. Also do electrical and plumbing.
     
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  3. One Two

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    Thanks dudes. I went with Standard. Cedric was a super nice dude and I think I got a deal. Only $250 to replace the capacitor. He was from around Hattiesburg and randomly knew Billy Hamilton (OF for Braves). Talked fantasy football and whatnot.
     
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  4. Long Ball Larry

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    Congrats on the sex.
     
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  5. One Two

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    Also on talk of Birmingham Sports Bars I'd like to reiterate how much it sucks orig PTs is no longer in existence.
     
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  6. ramszoolander

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    I had no idea Sky Castle was a sports bar...so there's that. I went once to get someone a gift card. Meh.
     
  7. SpartanGA

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    fyi

    go buy a couple of those for $15 and change it yourself next time. It’s like changing a battery.
     
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  8. One Two

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    I normally hover around the repair guy to try and learn things and I noticed that. Only issue with this one was that it was in the back of the housing and it took him awhile to get it disconnected.
     
  9. ramszoolander

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    Just don't forget to discharge the capacitor. Or ...bzzzzz
     
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  10. Snakes

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    Going to Ovenbird tonight for my wife's birthday. any menu recommendations? I have been before but don't remember what I got.
     
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  11. wes tegg

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    The marrow and beef fat candle are both fantastic.
     
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  12. DriveByBBQ

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  13. One Two

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    RIP Mafiozas
     
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  14. DaveGrohl

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    But how?

    And damn, they closed without any notice
     
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  15. wes tegg

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    I suppose people got tired of $30 pizzas.
     
  16. Snakes

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    I liked Mafiozas. good place to take the kids.
     
  17. DriveByBBQ

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    I know the guys taking over the space. Local (one of them is a Mnt. Brook alum) and good people, I’m excited for them and think they’ll do well. Didn’t get too much color on the concept but it will be farm fresh ingredients and southern fare. I’m pretty sure it will have a market component as well.
     
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  18. Oranjello

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    Bummer. Mafiozas was a solid place to spend $60 on a Sunday trying to kill a hangover with lasagna and wine.
     
  19. Deuce

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    A Southern Farm to Table Concept in Birmingham? Finally something refreshing and different!!!!!
     
  20. One Two

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    On the note of closures, is everything apart from the tamale place dead on Cobb Lane now? Completely missed Blue Monkey shutting down.

    Used to remember south side being a regular staple of weekend plans. Can't remember the last time I was over there apart from a late night Marty's run.
     
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  21. wes tegg

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    Restaurants are dropping like flies. That can’t be a good sign.
     
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  22. One Two

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    Over saturated and it sounds like lease expense is running off older establishments?
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    I think that they just need to put a taco mama or otey’s location in place of every restaurant failure.
     
  24. One Two

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    Misspelled "Milos"
     
  25. One Two

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    But seriously I am excited about all the growth this City is seeing but I'm afraid it's spreading at a rate the populus can't support. Need to bring in more jobs and focus less on all this fucking condo and apartment development (Revitalizing existing old buildings for lofts excluded from this sentiment, was speaking towards razing city blocks for new condo and apartment construction)
     
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  26. Deuce

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    The restaurant closure rate in "new" Mtn. Brook village is impressive. Haver should capitalize.
     
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  27. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    There’s a new and an old Mtn. Brook? Those people are insufferable.
     
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  28. DriveByBBQ

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    I think Freddie’s wine bar will close before too long...generally speaking, the bham populous is fatigued with small portions at a high price point. Restaurants like Rougaroux are thriving but whistling table is struggling right next door. We’re over due for a restaurant correction. I hope the Automatic can last but that’s a lot of seats to fill every night with 40 dollar entrees.
     
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  29. Snakes

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    I think he’s referring to the part of “Mountain Brook village” that is “new”. They tore down like half of it and are halfway through rebuilding.
     
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  30. IV

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    We got a pizza from there the night before they closed
     
  31. Snakes

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    Did Ovenbird Saturday night with my wife and it was fantastic. Got the scallops, roasted bone marrow, and Gazpacho. It was better than I remembered.Then went to Paper Doll and ended at Mom's Basement. Could not imagine two more different bars but they were both fun.

    We go "out" once a quarter max so it was a lot of fun seeing some new places.
     
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  32. Odin

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