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Old 03-14-2010, 02:41 PM
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:01 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
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I am pea-green with envy!
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by flyfishnevada View Post
If you haven't tried it, go to McMullen's pub across the street (not Brenden's in the Orleans). Great food (Irish Nachos, Bangers and Mash and Fish and Chips to die for) and lots of great Beers on tap. They have entertainment and games too. Our fav is the pub quiz on Tuesday nights.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely have to check it out as it is only about 4 miles from where I live.

And speaking of pubs....

Went to the Crown & Anchor Pub for lunch Thursday. What a sweet deal that is!! If you put $20 in a video poker/BJ machine, you get a free meal and a free Guinness (or whatever your preference happens to be). An entree, drink, plus tax would cost about $18-$20 anyway, so worst case scenario if you blow the entire $20 gambling is that you end up paying what the meal would have cost without the gambling. And it would be almost impossible to lose the entire $20 in a short period of time if you employ basic strategy while playing BJ.

My wife and I put in a total of $40 ($20/each) and we cashed out for $41. So not only did we eat and drink for free, but the pub paid us a buck to do so! (Of course, I did end up tipping the bartender/waitress a little more than 20% of what the meal would have cost.)

After lunch, we drove over to the Macy's Home Store just down the street to pick up some bedding for our guest bedroom. After that, we stopped at the Orleans on the way home and had a couple of 99 cent margaritas at Don Miguels. That is a happy hour special there from 3-5, Wed-Sun.

Is this a great city, or what!
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:23 PM
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I will have to check out the Crown and Anchor. Sounds like a great deal. I know the wife and I will spend a lot of time in Vegas when retired. It's about a seven hour drive, so totally doable instead of a costly plane flight, plus we have a car and don't have to rent one. It is a great city.
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