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#1 gdvanc

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:53 AM

Camp Bowie burger joint to close



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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:31 AM

^^^^^^
I tried Rick's when I lived in FW once, and didn't understand what the hype was about. It was mediocre food and bad service. If the Ginger Man on Camp Bowie is anything like the one in Uptown...FW is in for a real treat. The one in Uptown Dallas is in a renovated old two story house, has a great patio that features live bands, and the place is always packed. The place is so cool, I was surprised to see it was a chain. This will be a great addition to FW nightlife.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:49 AM

I hadn't been to Rick's a lot, but the few times I was there it was always good. And I really did love the fried dill pickles - YUM!

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:22 AM

Maybe I should have tried the fried pickles. I remember I had thier famous meatloaf and it came to the table cold, not room temp. but like the middle of the loaf came right out of the fridge. And our server had friends at another table and gave them her full attention. I never went back.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

Well crap! Good food, great service and convenient for after the museums with the kids.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(JulieM @ Mar 27 2006, 12:47 PM) View Post

Well crap! Good food, great service and convenient for after the museums with the kids.


The coolest place for that was Sardines. Is that places still open, haven't heard much since they moved.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:28 AM

It's still open, over on University where the Catus Flower used to be. I've not been there since they moved, but driving by it looks like they do a pretty good business.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 01:43 PM

Big fan of the Gingerman too. Had not tried Rick's, but I can get a Fried Pickle just about anywhere, like Jon's Grill by TCU.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:35 PM

Rick's had good burgers -- everything else was weak.

The Gingerman will be a big step up!

Sardines is better than ever. Go try the steak.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE(Buck @ Mar 27 2006, 06:35 PM) View Post


Sardines is better than ever. Go try the steak.


The atmosphere lost a little something when it moved. It's not authentically eclectic any more, if that makes any sense. Food's still pretty good though.

I'll miss Rick's. I can't point to a specific reason why, but I just enjoyed eating there.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE(seurto @ Mar 27 2006, 08:49 AM) View Post

I hadn't been to Rick's a lot, but the few times I was there it was always good. And I really did love the fried dill pickles - YUM!


They used locally produced "Best Maid" brand dill pickles! The best!

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE(Buck @ Mar 27 2006, 04:35 PM) View Post

Rick's had good burgers -- everything else was weak.

The Gingerman will be a big step up!

Sardines is better than ever. Go try the steak.



What should I look for in their steak? Any Osso Buco?
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:48 PM

Rick's was okay. The food wasn't fabulous, but it wasn't bad either. Burgers were good. It was a good "Saturday afternoon late lunch" type place.

The service, however, was atrocious. We once walked out after sitting at our table for about 20 minutes without even having our drink order taken, maybe 4 other couples in the whole place.

Sardine's is awful. Sorry! smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:20 AM

Having spent many years in Houston, but many years ago, I recall a Gingerman there to be a place out in the Rice Unversity area with a large selection of imported beers and several designations for those tried enough of them. Same group?

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE
Having spent many years in Houston, but many years ago, I recall a Gingerman there to be a place out in the Rice Unversity area with a large selection of imported beers and several designations for those tried enough of them. Same group?


Same group.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:17 PM

I'll miss their banana puding... dry.gif

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:23 PM

Former Rick's on the Bricks has been gutted and new construction for The Ginger Man has begun! The design intent is to keep with the original character of the neighborhood. Keep your eyes peeled for the progress!

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE(mbdalton1 @ Sep 7 2006, 04:23 PM) View Post

Former Rick's on the Bricks has been gutted and new construction for The Ginger Man has begun! The design intent is to keep with the original character of the neighborhood. Keep your eyes peeled for the progress!

smile.gif mb


I saw that. It's really hard to believe that they are not leveling the old place and building a new one. It's so small.

#19 Buck

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:26 PM

What "original character of the neighborhood"?

Good lord. I bet it's because they couldn't scrape it and build a brand-new bar that close to a church. They had to keep a certain percentage of the building.

I'm guessing that was built in the mid-'50s. It was a fish and chips restaurant.






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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:31 PM

link is broken.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

Not much of a shock since that post was from exactly 11 and a half years ago.




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