OK, because “the Five” are too busy eating at the same joints they always eat at every week and are too lazy to provide any content.
I’ll have to pick up the slack – albeit just a little because I’m lazy like that.
You may have noticed this article in the Daily Mail today (10.6.09):
Let me first say that I have not been there, and I am looking forward to trying it. I always love it when a new bar opens up. But after reading the aforementioned article…. I have to wonder about the logic some of our great entrepreneurs….(or at least what they say to the press)
Take this statement (again only from the article and we all know how reporters can be)
“Capitol Street Grill is open noon to 3:00 am Monday through Friday, and 8:00 pm to 3:00 Saturday.” – Reasonable hours I admit, but wait…
“You can come in with friends, have a conversation and watch a football game without being overwhelmed by noise,” Crowder said. – Ok, I’m a football fan. One thing I know is that in order to watch a football game, a football game must first be on the television. When are most football games on? Saturday day – College – yes there is usually a primetime game on after 8pm that is true. But most are on Saturday beginning at noon and running into the evening. The other big Football day is SUNDAY – Capitol Street Grill isn’t even open Sunday. Yes, I realize there’s Monday Night Football, and a College game typically on Thursdays, but to me if you’re really going for a laid-back crowd that likes to watch games and stuff it seems you’re missing the prime viewing time.
“The 10 Capitol St. location was opened by friends Scott Carpenter and James Crowder, who turned their prior experience in the restaurant industry into a new lunchtime and nighttime destination for locals.” – glad they mentioned the location, and I am thankful these two entrepreneurs are taking a stab at this and putting themselves on the line for my stupid irrelevant comments…my problem was that I had to go to page two of the article to really see what the detailed qualifications were of these two guys. One managed the Outback and has opened a few of the stores across the country. That sounds good to me, I like the Outback. The other was / is a bartender.
Thankfully the article does mention a specific that’s a favorite of mine:
Happy hour specials run from 5 to 7 p.m. and include $2 domestic bottles and $4 Jagermeister bombs. – that’s right Happy Hour from five to seven. That means I have to wait around downtown for an extra hour after getting off of work to enjoy my budget friendly $2 Bud Light Longneck – YES I’M BEING SARCASTIC – doesn’t sound like much of a bargain to me…… Go down the street to Sam’s as the last time I was there they had $5 Pitchers. Shit you may as well just put a sign on the door that says “Happy Hour – buy as many as you want”.
Seriously this little joint in Teays Valley called the Creekside – has $1.25 for 16oz or 20 oz drafts (sorry I forget how big they were as I drank too many of them but you get the point) Is this a good time to mention that the Outbacks Happy Hour is from 4PM – 7PM and offers Two for the price of one drafts and I think well drinks? Mathmatically it’s a better deal than a $2 Bud Light (trust me I’ve done the math). I’m starting to wonder about that resume.
The restaurant serves wings, soups, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads. They plan to make local deliveries in downtown Charleston by next week – Ok so there’s what’s being served up on the Grill… Personally I like all of those items. The article goes into some more detail about Scott’s special Pulled Pork Sandwich, and a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich… They say it’s the true way to make one. I don’t know, but I had a good sandwich last time I was in Reading PA. Nevertheless, I’ll have to try it out, and next time I have a friend from Philly in, we’ll have to do some investigation. Unfortunately the Daily Mail left off the one newsworthy and informative nugget – and that’s the menu or any suggested link to the prices of these great items. You’ll have to ask the Daily Mail why they left that out.
My tone may be cynical, as I was really tore up about the football comment and the hours of operation as I thought those statements were hypocrytical. It doesn’t sound like it’s a sportsbar, as it mentions that there are only two TV’s. So don’t go there expecting Murad’s.
But in all honesty, I look forward to checking the place out, and you should too. If you’ve been there how was it?
Let the comments begin…