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The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby kulgar » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:20 pm

I had a friend tell me that the menu at the new Foodfight Avenue Bar is much abbreviated from the old Avenue Bar menu.

No club sandwich at a "supper club" for lunch? The duck was dry which is hard to do when I had it before watcing Ginny O'Brien, but at least it was an option, one of the few places in town that served duck.

The menu does look much abbreviated. I thought the press announcement said that the menu wouldn't be changing because it was "classic supper club".

Anyone agree?
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby kittenwithawhip » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:09 pm

Never went there for the food, personally. I'd order dinner but usually ate less than half of my meal 'cause it was leaden. The only reason I used to go?
Mike and Scott's Hammond Organ Night!!!! Please bring it back, FoodFight!!!!
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby TAsunder » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:12 pm

The menu has changed a bit but it seems to be largely the same. I never have ordered a club sandwich there so I can't say that it was there before, but all of the sandwiches I have ordered are still on the menu in the lunch section. While the website and menu stylings have changed and now certainly don't look supper-clubby, the menu doesn't seem to have drastically changed.
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:41 pm

The Avenue decided to nix all live music after the acquisition, despite the crowd and atmosphere it brought to the venue. Sad. Organ Night in particular was something quite special in this town.

I will not be back.
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby barney » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:40 pm

The Zachs changed the menu before they sold, actually.

They cut it back and raised the prices when they were having 'financial troubles' earlier in the year. Or maybe late last year?
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby NullDevice » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:44 am

The only question on my mind is "did the fish fry change at all?"
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby minicat » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:54 am

We went Friday ... dinner menu appears way cut back from what I remember, and much higher priced.

Fish fry is no longer AYCE, and was about 14 bucks for two pieces.
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby EastSideTom » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:14 pm

barney wrote:The Zachs changed the menu before they sold, actually.


I had a chat with a long-time employee who said the menu was cut last January, before the sale. A new menu "which will put things back the way they were before" is at the printer now. In the meantime, she said, the kitchen can make up something that used to be on the menu. And for the record, the Chunky Tomato soup I had was as good as it ever was.
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:29 pm

My guess is that Food Fight ® was savvy enough to demand the change in menu as a condition for the sale.
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby EastSideTom » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:14 pm

I had lunch there with friends on Monday. New/old menu is in place and yes, there's a Club sandwich. Food and service were just fine.
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Re: The Avenue Bar menu changed?

Postby lukpac » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:20 am

minicat wrote:Fish fry is no longer AYCE, and was about 14 bucks for two pieces.


Was it *ever* AYCE? I distinctly remember debate about ordering a "third piece" a good 8-9 years ago.
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