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DAL: Am I in for a beating if I go to Coal Vines tonight?

Scagnetti Sep 6, 2007 08:55 AM

I really want to try this place but if it is too noisy, an over-the-top yuppster scene, and slow service than I will not go. Would Fireside Pies be better?

There will be four of us going at 7:30 PM on a Thursday.

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  1. air RE: Scagnetti Sep 6, 2007 09:58 AM

    I'd say it's a bad idea to go there at 7:30 on a thursday, it'll probably be pretty busy and have slow service.

    1. teegee RE: Scagnetti Sep 6, 2007 11:07 AM

      you expect to have better luck avoiding noise and over-the-top yupsters at fireside pies?... love fireside pies but hello

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        Scagnetti RE: teegee Sep 6, 2007 11:20 AM

        LMAO! Thanks for the info. I've never been to either place and it doesn't look like I'm going tonight either.

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          J.R. RE: Scagnetti Sep 6, 2007 12:23 PM

          Yes, you would definately be in for a beating at either one. I only go to those joints at "off hours" as the tragically hip dominate.

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            queenie RE: J.R. Sep 6, 2007 12:50 PM

            I've not tried either of these places yet for the very same reasons - although I hear good things about both. What are the "off hours" you have found good for decent service?

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              gavlist RE: queenie Sep 6, 2007 01:07 PM

              I've been to Coal Vines at 8:30 pm on a tuesday and it wasn't crowded at all (nor was it empty). Also I've been for late lunch (~1 or 1:30) and it's fine.

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                air RE: gavlist Sep 6, 2007 01:10 PM

                I was going to suggest late lunch, it's a very good time to eat at Coal Vines.

      2. teegee RE: Scagnetti Sep 7, 2007 07:57 AM

        both places are entirely reasonable for dinner as long as you get there by 6 p.m.; even 6:30 isn't too bad. by around 7 is when it starts to get to be too much (for me, anyway). but i think they're both fabulous and well worth your time

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          Mike C. Miller RE: Scagnetti Sep 22, 2007 09:34 PM

          I've been to both, and both are generally crowded. The food is better at coal vines and the wine selection is better, too.

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