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Old 09-26-2018, 01:28 PM
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I'm down to two--Arnold and the Cane
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:09 PM
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I'm down to two--Arnold and the Cane
My mistake we like Cane also. A bit quirky sometimes getting past the lady at the door. She says if I need the table (outside) for dinner you will have to leave. 16 - 20 guys for drinks and she thinks there is more profit in dinner ? I smile and say most certainly mam. Shucks she is just chicken to say I'm afraid of you boys getting rowdy and upsetting the dinner crowd.
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The problem is become TOO apparent, TOO few hands controlling TOO many restaurants here
Part of the Morse Mafia?
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Part of the Morse Mafia?
Four are owned by the developer:
Amelia's, Waterfront Inn
Fenney Grill
Katie Belle's Music Hall
Tierra Del Sol Bar & Grill
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:45 PM
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Four are owned by the developer:
Amelia's, Waterfront Inn
Fenney Grill
Katie Belle's Music Hall
Tierra Del Sol Bar & Grill
They are all owned by the developer. Country Clubs, restaurants, shops etc. The developer then grants a lease to the concessionaire of developer's sole choice. You and I have no input to that process - outside of CDD's. But then again it all belongs to the developer and shame on you if you did not do due diligence before moving here. The golden rule - he who has the gold makes the rules.
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Keep your gold spend it outside of most villages restaurants
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They are the ones that wrecked it!
Mahesh Nomula opened both World of Beers in the Villages. Took over Hacienda a couple of years ago and his "Bad" management people have run it into the ground IMHO. Doing the same with Glenview from what I hear.
You hear correctly. We used to love Glenview - the food was good, not great, but the ambience was our favorite. A real old money country club feel. The ambience is still great, the food not worth the effort.
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It is time we make an effort to stop supporting these CRAP country clubs posing as country club restaurants--pass the word on to your neighbor/friends as to which restaurants that deserve to be put out of business
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It is time we make an effort to stop supporting these CRAP country clubs posing as country club restaurants--pass the word on to your neighbor/friends as to which restaurants that deserve to be put out of business
For the most effect and well deserved of a boycott start with the FMK group (Evans Prairie, Belle Glade, Bonifay, Orange Blossom). Basically same menu at all four places and a steady rise in prices since ownership. Remember the old customer loyalty cards? Me thinks the ownership was not so loyal. When our group of golfers did happy hour (no more) at these four establishments the bill was 2x - 3x over Cane and Arnold. Oh and the food at Cane and Arnold is heads above these places.
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all the food of the above group comes from Gordon Food Services, its boil in the bag & microwavable--the kitchens in the above restaurants are way too small to have a real cook line--these places are good for draft beers and cocktails made from well booze-
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Had a very good twin lobster tail dinner last evening at Havana. On Wednesday all bottles of wine are 50% off. They brought back the really good cheeses topped rolls.
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Big difference between Havana and these junk clubs, the primary one is the owner is hands on--and knows the restaurant business
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Went to Hacienda tonight (11/1/18). There were only 4 (including my husband and I) in the restaurant at 5pm. Service wasn't good. Had to get up & go to kitchen to find waiter who was shooting the bull with others. Can mark this off our list along with Havana who had equally bad service. Had to call manager to get bill.
Food just so, so at each place. Too bad. We loved going to Hacienda over the past 7 years.
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The service at Havana is excellent. We eat dinner there at least once a week. If service is not what you expect speak to the owner and manager stoppimg at every table.
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Went to Hacienda tonight (11/1/18). There were only 4 (including my husband and I) in the restaurant at 5pm. Service wasn't good. Had to get up & go to kitchen to find waiter who was shooting the bull with others. Can mark this off our list along with Havana who had equally bad service. Had to call manager to get bill.
Food just so, so at each place. Too bad. We loved going to Hacienda over the past 7 years.
We ate there today after golf; service was ok, food was meh.
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