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The Wild Hare in Highland Park

PurpleTeeth Feb 10, 2007 07:53 AM

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.

  1. Will Owen Feb 10, 2007 11:42 AM

    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. Clare K Feb 10, 2007 12:31 PM

      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).

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        smssms Feb 10, 2007 12:49 PM

        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. Clare K Feb 10, 2007 01:34 PM

          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.

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            cookieb Feb 10, 2007 07:19 PM

            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.

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              smssms Feb 16, 2007 03:29 PM

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

              1. Chowpatty Feb 16, 2007 03:46 PM

                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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                  PurpleTeeth Feb 16, 2007 03:49 PM

                  That sounds promising.....Bated breath.

                2. Clare K Feb 16, 2007 03:47 PM

                  Great news - thanks Chowpatty!

                  Clare K

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                    carter Feb 16, 2007 04:05 PM

                    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:

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                      TastELA Feb 16, 2007 08:38 PM

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

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