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Jon R Aug 25, 2001 06:58 AM

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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    T Crawford RE: Jon R Aug 25, 2001 06:45 PM

    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 RE: Jon R Aug 25, 2001 08:06 PM

      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!

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        Gator RE: Jon R Aug 26, 2001 11:06 PM

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

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          Jon R RE: Jon R Aug 27, 2001 04:47 AM

          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 RE: Jon R Aug 30, 2001 12:34 PM

            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.

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