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
Elephant Joe (Thai)
Grapeleaf Restaurant (Lebanese)
Ipanema Grill (Brazilian)
Jerk Pit (Jamaican)
Manila! Manila! (Philipino)
Vin Phat (Vietnamese)
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.
Chiocca's (on Belmont)
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
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill + Bar
Brio Tuscan Grille
Chipotle Mexican Grill (three locations)
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Copper Grill Lobster and Steak House
Desmond and Molly's Under the Stage Café
Elephant Joe Restaurant
Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill
The Kitchen Table
Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood
Maggiano's Little Italy
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Plant Zero Café
Rio Grande Café
Six Burner Restaurant and Bar
Star of India
Upper East Side
1421 Ristorante Italiano Bar
Binigi's Café and Deli
City Bar and Chophouse
Gray Swamp Inn
Hennings Crab House
Jimmie's Gallery and Grill
Main Street Beer Co.
Simmer Down Cafe
William Henry Café
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)
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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