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  • thirstychef
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    Maybe Mr. Dion could buy up that whole strip from the Keyes building to the Endzone and develop that corridor into something nice!

    in reply to: EndZone Bar Closes #1059444

    thirstychef
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    This area really needs a few nicer options. Having row of mid to late 20 something’s version of campus bars just brings a lot of potential trouble. Hopefully those gravel lots could be turned into more housing and another parking garage.

    in reply to: Columbus tries to attract Stone Brewing Co. #1032734

    thirstychef
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    The word is that the old powerplant space has already been earmarked for a large developer. Project said to include offices, retail, and a large Columbus based restaurateur holding it down.

    in reply to: Origins Game Fair 2014 #1023743

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Wish I could, but work all weekend has me occupied. Good group of people make it a fun event.

    in reply to: ACRE Farm-to-Table To-Go #1023698

    thirstychef
    Participant

    For the last week or so there has been a sign stating they were closed for emergency maintenance. Then a restaurant matching that description pops up on Sokol email blast for sale.

    in reply to: Blue jackets 2013-2014 Season #1010669

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Was at both Monday and Wednesday’s games. Both nights were electric, but last night after the tying and game winning goals, people were hugging, dancing, and screaming. It was awesome!

    in reply to: Seventh Son Brewing #494031

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Did Savor Growl have their hands in this sabotage? Let the conspiracy theorists unite!

    in reply to: Miller's Ale House #554757

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Pro Tip: Drink at home alone for maximum cost effectiveness.

    Or brew your own….

    in reply to: Miller's Ale House #554753

    thirstychef
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    Snarf said:
    Explain an $8 pint of Stone IPA.

    Anybody?

    Looks like Millers business model for craft drafts is built around a 20% cost. This is just an estimation.

    Keg $165
    Pints in keg 120
    Pint Cost $1.38
    Loss 10% 12 pints
    New Pint Cost $1.51
    Sale Price $7.95
    Percentage 19.03%

    There are several pint rooms, pint houses, gastropubs etc that also use the old glass trick to get their margins. The heavy bottom pint glass that pours only 14oz. The different glasses for different beers. They usually range from 9-13 oz pours, but the price is between $5-$7. There is a brewpub in town that trains their bartenders to pour at least 1 inch of foam/head on pours.

    You don’t have to like it, but its not out of normal. In Pittsburgh area a pint of Great Lakes Christmas Ale was $8 this year. Seems expensive, but they get it.

    in reply to: Miller's Ale House #554751

    thirstychef
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    ExileOn6thSt said:
    Seems like both the Crest and Bodega charge close to double what the beers should cost. That way they still make good money when beers are half off during happy hour and beers that are sold at regular price are just bonus.

    Good beers are expensive. You have to make your margins depending on each locations overhead. I don’t begrudge a location’s prices, if they can achieve success with their own business model. Mentally some people feel better paying those prices when in a surrounding of their choosing.

    Millers has a sports bar/taphouse type feel. Chances are the Crest/Bodega crowd isn’t overly into that type of scene.

    in reply to: Miller's Ale House #554745

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Went last Sunday. Had an app at the bar. Bartender was very attentive. They had about 40 beers on tap and 12-15 would be considered craft. Pints of the craft variety were $5.95 to $7.95. Why the price is shocking to many, its actually not that surprising. The more I venture out and especially when I travel out of this city, the more I see $6-$8 pints. I routinely see people pay $10 for Hopslam and look happy doing it. It really is just what environment you want.

    Food was good, although only had an app. I wonder if how their happy hour is?

    Would I run back in a hurry? Nope. But other than the price and the sports bar feel, nothing to drastic about its business concept.

    in reply to: Legal Marijuana #519702

    thirstychef
    Participant

    alexs said:
    I suppose the CO cops will be testing drivers for weed intoxication.

    Being stoned on PS4/XBOX driving games is not the same as real life when peoples lives are at stake. I do hope they test aggressively.


    thirstychef
    Participant

    There will be a firkin of Oaked Barleywine tapped this morning followed by at special firkin of Christmas Ale tapped at 8:30 tonight. Oaked Christmas Ale w/Simcoe and Vanilla–aka–Twisted Christmas.

    in reply to: Obamacare / Healthcare Reform – News & Discussion #380236

    thirstychef
    Participant

    I’ll go on the record as saying that I think the ACA is good for the long term, as opposed the short term.

    That being said, the only way Obama and his team could have made the roll out worse, is if people were dying while waiting for it to kick in. But, since that was happening under the old system with the pre-existing conditions, then I guess its a moot point.

    Obama reminds me of and old regional manager I once had. He was real good at all the catch phrases, but when it came to rolling up his sleeves and getting things done, he was at the bar drinking with his friends…

    in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #530473

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Stopped in last night. Good looking produce. Busy. Helpful staff.

    Stopped in for ingredients to make Haluski, but alas no kielbasa. :-(

    Picked up some other tasty sausages, which worked out ok.

    Will do some damage to Giant Eagle, Weilands, and Clintonville Co-op.

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