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#31 changeup

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:16 PM

What part of "most exciting" are we failing to grasp?

#32 chopjwu12

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:42 AM

To bad i dont like blonds!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:48 AM

To bad i dont like blonds!


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

Sadly, Urban Daddy is heaping love on the place. This means before 7:30 on a Monday or Tuesday will most likely be the only way to have an enjoyable experience at Acme.
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#35 Sneakeater

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

Since the Eater audience is probably sitting at the edge of its collective chair:

I'm leaving my office now. I'm going to try to get in there.

Wish me luck.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:54 AM

This is comical.

I arrived at Acme tonight around 8. It was empty.

It was so empty that the bartender greeted me. The two owners greeted me. Chef Refslund greeted me.

I stayed there a couple of hours. When I left at around 10 or so, it still wasn't much more than half full, if that.

So I think we have a tale of two restaurants here.

Miss A will want to know that I spent most of dinner talking to a (blonde) woman my own age. Even I do that sometimes.

The food was great. I'll write more when I'm more, um, collected.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:58 AM

Well, given your warning at 7:30, all the young women stayed away, so, all the young men stayed away, so, all the cougars stayed away, so, it was just you and the woman who didn't realize that it wasn't the old Acme.

And she was.


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

You're absolutely right that she didn't realize it wasn't the old Acme.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

At least now we know what you have to do to have a non-hassled experience here.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

interesting, i thought i might be in the area early enough today to try but perhaps it won't be a problem at all. wouldn't go anywhere near the place during the weekend though
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:39 PM

Just to be clear, it was the same way last Thursday.

They told me that they themselves were surprised by the swarms they had over the weekend. Not entirely pleasantly, either, as they weren't really set up yet to deal with them. They still think of themselves as being in "soft opening".

Also, it seems very clear, from the truly sterling treatment they've given me on my two visits there, that they're as concerned about attracting the "foodie" crowd as the club crowd.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

On the other hand, they're launching a dance club in the basement.

I can't think of a single instance where a place successfully paired serious food with a club. I can think of several (let's start with Kenmare and Merkato 55) where the club drove out the food.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

I repeat my advice to everyone to get there SOON.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

So, do we know what days MR is in the kitchen, if any?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

This is comical.

I arrived at Acme tonight around 8. It was empty.

It was so empty that the bartender greeted me. The two owners greeted me. Chef Refslund greeted me.

I stayed there a couple of hours. When I left at around 10 or so, it still wasn't much more than half full, if that.

So I think we have a tale of two restaurants here.

Miss A will want to know that I spent most of dinner talking to a (blonde) woman my own age. Even I do that sometimes.

The food was great. I'll write more when I'm more, um, collected.

I'm eager to hear the details of what you ate and drank.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

On the other hand, they're launching a dance club in the basement.

I can't think of a single instance where a place successfully paired serious food with a club.


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