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Best Patios

Acacia

Acappella

Amici Ristorante

Azzurro

Bottom's Up

Legend Brewing Co.

Old Original Bookbinders

Sundays in the Park

The Thai Room



Restaurants We Need

A good Ethiopian place

Just a bar

Local bagel shop

Middle Eastern meze

Wine/champagne lounge



Authentic Ethnic

Elephant Joe (Thai)

Grapeleaf Restaurant (Lebanese)

Ipanema Grill (Brazilian)

Jerk Pit (Jamaican)

Manila! Manila! (Philipino)

Vin Phat (Vietnamese)



Free Food

Maggiano's, Free appetizers in bar area during Wednesday martini nights, 5-7 p.m.

Morton's, Free Filet Mignon sandwiches Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Tobacco Company, Free buffet during happy hours Wednesday-Thursday (tacos) and Friday (roast beef), 5-7 p.m.



Best Subs

Coppola's

Chiocca's (on Belmont)

High's

Sidewalk Café



Meal Deals

Acacia, Three-course meal from select menu for $19.95, Monday-Saturday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Avenue 805, "Cheap Date Night" on Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30-10 p.m.; $35 gets you dinner for two. Choice of salad for two (house or Caesar salad), choice of pasta for two, dessert of the day for two, plus a bottle of wine and bread.

Café Mandolin, Wine and dine Wednesday, 5:30-9 p.m.; dinner for two for $45 includes a bottle of wine, Caesar salad or soup of the day, choice of three entrées (pasta, fish or chicken) and a chef's choice dessert.

Europa, Three courses for $25 per person, Monday-Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., a selection of soup or salads, entrée (chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian) and dessert.

Patina, Five tapas courses and five flights of wine for $20; menus and wines concentrate on different regions, every other Friday 5-7 p.m.

Rivah Bistro, Three-course meal from select menu for $19.95, Sunday-Thursday, 4:30-7 p.m.



Notable Openings and Closings

Hello

Bella Arte

Bookbinder's Grill

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill + Bar

Brio Tuscan Grille

Caliente

Cafe Gutenberg

Café Lafayette

Cedars

Champps

Chipotle Mexican Grill (three locations)

Chez Max

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

Copper Grill Lobster and Steak House

Desmond and Molly's Under the Stage Café

El Caporal

Elephant Joe Restaurant

Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill

Honey Whyte's

Hyperlink Café

The Kitchen Table

Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood

Lou's

Maggiano's Little Italy

Manhattans

Morton's

Nile

P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Plant Zero Café

Rio Grande Café

Saigon Bistro

Six Burner Restaurant and Bar

Star of India

Sumo San

Tara Thai

Upper East Side

Vitello's



Goodbye

1421 Ristorante Italiano Bar

Binigi's Café and Deli

Chugger's

City Bar and Chophouse

Foundry Grill

Gray Swamp Inn

Hennings Crab House

Jimmie's Gallery and Grill

Lighthouse

Main Street Beer Co.

Medley's

Saito's

Silverado

Simmer Down Cafe

Tropix

Vintage Restaurant

William Henry Café



Great Deserts

Cafe de Pagliacci (homemade canoli, tiramusi)

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro (Banana's Foster cheesecake)

Julep's New Southern Cuisine (Bananas Foster and cherries jubilee prepared tableside)

La Petite France (Grand Marnier souffle)

Pomegranate Euro Bistro (pomegranate sorbet)

Strawberry Street Café (strawberry shortcake and ice cream sandwich)



The Spirit World

Avalon (beer list)

Buckhead's (extensive aged Scotch and small batch bourbon selection)

Capital Ale House (40 beers on draft, 200 bottled)

Europa Mediterranean Café (pitchers of sangria)

Havana '59 (mojitos)

Julep's New Southern Cuisine (mint juleps served in pewter cups)

John Marshall's Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar (champagne cocktails)

Patina (creative dessert drinks and martinis)

The Melting Pot (extensive wine list)

Flemings (choose your own wine flights)

Rio Grande Café (margaritas)



Juke Boxes

The Forest Restaurant (Patsy Cline to pop)

Liberty Valance (old country tunes)

Mama 'Zu (Italian opera to David Bowie)

Millie's (small tabletop boxes)

River City Diner ('50s, '60s hits)

Village Café (alternative rock)

Galaxy Diner (from country and rap to metal and pop)

3rd Street (the classics from all eras)



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