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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

First I've heard of it, but it's a two-star...

 

https://www.nytimes....pete-wells.html



#2 Sneakeater

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:35 PM

Of course my problem with Babs is my problem with most places.

 

I went there one night over the summer.  Their website said they were open until something like 1:00 AM.  I walked in at maybe 10:30.

 

I asked the bartender if they were still serving.  He said the kitchen was closed.

 

I said, "you know, your website says you're open till 1.  You should change that."

"The bar is open till 1," he replied.

 

"Does your website call this place Babs Bar or Babs Restaurant?", I asked.

 

Finally, to add insult to injury, when I asked the bartender if he could recommend a nearby place that was open, his learned response was, "There's this place called Blue Ribbon . . . ."


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:42 PM

And then you smashed the host stand to splinters with a copy of Stalingrad?

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:45 PM

Actually it was Trotsky's Art and Revolution.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:50 PM

Of course my problem with Babs is my problem with most places.

 

 

 

Maybe the problem is....

 

Nah.



#6 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:50 PM

Atla tried to last call us at 10 last week.

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:51 PM

Atla tried to last call us at 10 last week.

At least they're open for "breakfast."

 

Well, at 11.



#8 Sneakeater

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:51 PM

They did that to me last night. But last night they'd announced in advance they were closing early cuz of Columbus Day.

(I should add that our service at Atla last night was almost unspeakably bad.)
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#9 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:54 PM

Atla's website at least says they're closing at 10.

 

or 11, Thursday - Saturday.



#10 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:49 PM

Our service was actually pretty good and I walked out at 11 without feeling rushed. Just a little annoying as we sat down at 945 and I was rushed to order.

But it was still a nice meal.

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:41 PM

 

 

I went there one night over the summer.  Their website said they were open until something like 1:00 AM....I

??? I heard of Babs several months ago.  Bookmarked the website.  When I click on Hours, I get “Coming Soon.”  (And still no menu!)



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:31 PM

...and all along I thought this thread was about Streisand.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:06 PM

Reading Wells, I don't even want to think about how many years ago Bobby Flay was hailed for juxtaposing red and green sauces. I was writing about it in 2007, and that was in the context of nostalgic re-visits to his old restaurants.