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Aug 25, 2001 06:58 AM


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Coming to Bama for the UCLA-Alabama game and will be staying in Bham. Know about Dreamland in T-town. Any other good dining recommendations in either town. We like casual (no suits and ties packed for trip) but good food. Now I know some of you Tide fans will be tempted to recommend all the places Bruin fans can get food poisoning but I now y'all are famous for Southern Hospitality. Thanks in advance and Roll Tide Roll (after Sept 1)!!

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  1. If you like more traditional food, then the Cypress Inn is good. It is on the river and has prime rib, fried shrimp, fish, etc. It has a great bread basket, too. Warning---there will be a long wait, as the restaurant takes no reservations and is extremely popular on game weekends. For more progressive fare, Armand's Coyote Cafe is a Southwestern steakhouse; great steak, fabulous salads, good fish, decent wine list. It takes reservations. Hope this helps---Roll Tide!!

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      John McKelvey

      There is also a Dreamland in Birmingham. Bright Star in Bessemer would be a good choice, as would John's downtown or Niki's. Roll Tide!

      1. How about the Waysider in Tuscaloosa for breakfast? Do they still make the elephant pancakes?

        1. We appreciate the recommendations and are looking forward to visiting the great state of Alabama. The Alabama fans who have visited the UCLA website-"bruinreport.com" have all been very friendly and shown great hospitality. I am a Bama fan now except Sept 1 of course. I expect a great game in a great college football atmosphere. Roll Tide!!

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            Byron Mathews

            Let me suggest a short ride southeast of Tuscaloosa. The " Cotton Patch " is a old Anti-Bellum " restuarant that has Mamies and Papies as host. Set in Historic Eutaw just off I-59 & 20 Interstate on exit 36 , Union. Excellant Onion rings, steaks, and desserts.