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I need a new 'old reliable'

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localgal55 Dec 26, 2008 12:22 PM

My husband and I usually go to KCs Alley for dinner on Friday nights. Any ideas for someplace new - Ambler area and reasonably priced?

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    Betharu Jan 2, 2009 08:51 AM

    localgal -

    Depends what you like - but I have a couple of "old reliables" -
    [1] Bocelli's - Plymouth Road in Upper Gwynedd - BYOB - awesome food but sometimes, you need to call early for a reservation
    [2] Mirna's - again - another BYOB - On 202 in Blue Bell
    [3] PJ Whelihans - Blue Bell - for typical bar food - good burgers and wings
    [4] El Sarape - Blue Bell - Mexican and great margaritas

    I can't wait to see what goes in the "new" Broad Axe - have you heard anything?

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      IamStarving Jan 2, 2009 09:24 AM

      I hope it's Belgian, need a great mussels joint nearby.

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        crazyspice Jan 2, 2009 10:17 AM

        Isn't that the truth!!

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          localgal55 Jan 3, 2009 03:40 PM

          I'm hoping the new Broad Axe opens soon - it looks nice. Any info about the new wine bar going in in Ambler? Any idea of food, prices...?

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            mitchh Jan 9, 2009 08:04 AM

            According to something I read in the Inquirer yesterday it is scheduled to open in either February or March, but no details.

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              DobieGillis© Jan 9, 2009 10:57 AM

              any ideas as to the style? i.e. Belgian?

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        localgal55 Jan 3, 2009 03:42 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried and liked Bocelli's and Mirna's. I'm always up for a a good margarita - are El Sarape's as good as the ones at Tex Mex?

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          crazyspice Jan 3, 2009 04:09 PM

          I didn't think so.

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            Betharu Jan 6, 2009 03:34 PM

            Localgal - I like them but Tex Mex are also good. The + of El Sarape is it is only about 5 minutes from my house so driving home is alot easier - if you get my meaning!

            Plus, with Bocelli's, Mirna's and El Sarape, I have been going so long and frequently that the owners and staff know me. So it almost feels like home when I go there. I guess that is part of my criteria for an "old reliable."

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              localgal55 Jan 8, 2009 05:03 PM

              Betharu,
              I agree, it's a nice feeling walking into a place 'where everyone knows your name'.

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