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Bacco's Martini Lunch

moaner Mar 24, 2009 04:39 PM

Does Bacco's still have 10 cent martinis at lunch? Are there any other places in the Quarter that have "discounted" drink specials? Thanks, we're on a budget!

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    ScarlettNola RE: moaner Mar 24, 2009 05:47 PM

    Someone had said that they have a 5 cent special. Bayona has had 25 cent martinis at lunch but have not been to lunch there in a while.

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      moaner RE: ScarlettNola Mar 25, 2009 02:30 PM

      mmmmm, Bayona. I like it. Will check it out and see if she has the lunch deal on martinis. Thanks!!

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      JazzyB RE: moaner Mar 25, 2009 06:48 AM

      Bacco's food is unimpressive. Take the streetcar uptown, get off at Washington Ave. Walk a couple of blocks (toward the river) to Commander's for lunch. 25 cent martinis, prix fixe, good food, great time. Reserve the garden room.

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        mortalcoil RE: JazzyB Mar 25, 2009 10:19 AM

        I have to respectfully disagree. Although I am not a fan of most of their food, I love, love, love the barbecue shrimp. And, you can sling back a 5 cent martini, or two, or three and lose the afternoon!

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          moaner RE: mortalcoil Mar 25, 2009 02:29 PM

          Commander's, although wonderful, isn't really what we are looking for this time. Bacco's Shrimp sounds right up my alley. Are the martinis 5 cents every day at lunch?

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            kibbles RE: moaner Mar 25, 2009 03:14 PM

            yep, w/ an entree purchase.

            +1 on the BBQ shrimp. theirs & Mr. B's are my best-in-towns...

            some may say Bacco's is just your standard nola dining fair, but i feel they do it well enough. love the lemon icebox pie.

      2. nikinik RE: moaner Mar 25, 2009 07:17 AM

        EAT! on the corner of Dauphine and Dumaine is BYOB with no charge...so it's a great deal.

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          danieli10 RE: nikinik Mar 25, 2009 10:40 AM

          Do they allow you to bring in vodka, whiskey, etc. and mixers?

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            Hungry Celeste RE: danieli10 Mar 25, 2009 02:57 PM

            It is generally bad form to bring in mixers to a BYOB place! They're allowing you to BYOB: buy your soda or juice, etc from the restaurant.

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              kibbles RE: Hungry Celeste Mar 25, 2009 03:16 PM

              i guess i dont really see the point of this. buying mixers from a restaurant, lugging my own bottle(s), etc...personally id rather make a cocktail at home, or go out and enjoy a spot. but mixing the two seems contrived.

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                danieli10 RE: kibbles Mar 30, 2009 01:11 PM

                However, we are not wine drinkers and beer doesn't always do it. There is a slight problem for those of us who love great food, yet some restaurants don't have liquor etc. I'll take the advice to bring the bottle and trust that they will have mixers. It is indeed unusual to see a byob that allows liquor, so I was trying to clarify....

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          Samuel Smith RE: moaner Mar 25, 2009 01:55 PM

          Cuvee is now doing 20 cent martinis...

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