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The Wild Hare in Highland Park

Hi Hounds

So we have always loved the bar food at The Wild Hare in Highland Park. The Juicy Lucy was a perfect thing with a cold beer. Anyway last time we were in there we find out the place has been sold. YIKES. Has anyone heard if the new owners intend to keep it similar and continue to serve food? Any imput on this would be appriciated.

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  1. This is awful news. I know a good deal less than you do, obviously. I thought they were just getting their chops up, though I'll admit that the service was both slower and less friendly last time we were all in...and the Juicy Lucy is a fabulous burger. Dang.

    1. Dang!! I went there recently for the first time and I just added it to my "regular" list. The food there was very good for bar food. I hope the new owners will keep things more or less the same (though they might want to add a heating system - the time I was there, it was FREEZING).

      1. from what i heard, the new ownership is supposedly from edendale grill. they'll be closing the bar at the end of the month for some renovations. personally, i like the place as is. damn.

        1. Ugh! :( Edendale Grill is one of those places that know how to do atmosphere but not food. Hopefully they'll keep it simple and do it right with this place.

          1. it was for sale for quite awhile and the asking price was ridiculously high. the edendale girls do do atmosphere well which i think this place could use a bit more of but i hope the food stays good too.

            1. i want to note that tomorrow (saturday) is closing night.

              1. Good to know...Here's a comment that was left on my blog with info about the new owner:
                "yep, i've got the dish on The York, as i am friends with one of the guys who bought it. im not at liberty to say much, but i can say that he lives in the neighborhood and likes what the Wild Hare had going on, so its going to keep the same vibe...but vastly improved. there will be remodeling and some changes. and the word gastropub is being thrown around..."

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                1. re: Chowpatty

                  That sounds promising.....Bated breath.

                  1. According to the ABC website, the new buyers will be changing the name to The York, and the two names on the license are definitely not either Patty or Melanie from Edendale.
                    Here are the deets:
                    http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSDATA...

                    1. Sorry, just thought I'd check. You have the same tone as another Carter I knew...