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Palmerston / Little Italy area - or maybe The Annex. resto ideas?

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chowgal73 Oct 23, 2013 08:53 AM

a friend of mine is bringing a biz associate to town this week. she was looking for a hip, but not too crazy loud restaurant in Palmerston / Little Italy area - or maybe The Annex. ideas?

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    LexiFirefly Oct 24, 2013 05:31 AM

    If BI is too busy or loud, there's The Huntsman Tavern down the street. I haven't been yet, but my friends are raving about it. I''ll probably go in the next week or two.

    1. justxpete Oct 23, 2013 09:44 AM

      Although it can tend to be somewhat loud, Bar Isabel. This is coming from someone who hates loud restaurants, and I find BI very tolerable.

      Going there early would be even better.

      Woodlot and Acadia would also be good choices, as mentioned - but haven't been to Acadia since their last Chef left.

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        estufarian Oct 23, 2013 11:00 AM

        All front-of-house and back-of-house staff left Acadia.
        Essentially it's a completely new restaurant, so all previous experiences are irrelevant.
        Agree with Bar Isabel. Noisy but still tolerable (and very crowded).

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          justxpete Oct 23, 2013 11:05 AM

          Not all front of house staff left - but yes, all boh have changed over.

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            JennaBean Oct 23, 2013 01:24 PM

            Pete - do you know if Patrick landed?

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              justxpete Oct 23, 2013 01:34 PM

              Yes, I do, and no, he has not landed.

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                JennaBean Oct 23, 2013 01:36 PM

                Ahhhh... baby duty I would assume then! I'm sure that's keeping him rather busy.

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                  justxpete Oct 23, 2013 01:40 PM

                  A little bit of that, and a little bit of ambition, from what I can tell. :)

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                    JennaBean Oct 23, 2013 01:48 PM

                    Oh good! Glad to hear it! I look forward to his next venture.

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                      brushfire Oct 24, 2013 08:51 AM

                      Doesn't he have that consulting gig with that two story mexican restaurant that's opening soon

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                        justxpete Oct 24, 2013 12:24 PM

                        Valdez???

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              estufarian Oct 24, 2013 09:25 AM

              You're right - the owners remain.
              I was too sloppy - I've seen the ex-servers at various other places.

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                justxpete Oct 24, 2013 12:25 PM

                Other foh remain as well - but no matter.

        2. Jacquilynne Oct 23, 2013 09:39 AM

          Woodlot? I don't know if it's really hip, though.

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            akhorasanee Oct 23, 2013 09:33 AM

            I haven't been back to both in a while but woodlot and acadia seems to fit in the bill

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