The Other Place in Ames

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  1. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else hear the scuttlebutt about The Other Place going in where Carlos O'Kelley's used to be? I've only been to The OP once in Clear Lake but I liked it. Anyone else hear this rumor, hopefully it's not like the Olive Garden rumor, or the Country Buffet rumor.
     
  2. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    Not possible. The universe will not allow the OP and Great Plains to exist in the same city. There are rules about an abundance of riches and quite frankly, just not fair to the rest of us.
     
  3. flander1649

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    Good pizza and a good sports bar. A good sports bar is something Ames has needed forever.
     
  4. Angie

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    Ames also needs some good pizza other than Great Plains. Jeff's specialty pizzas are good, but it depends on the crust. I've never been a big fan of Pizza Pit (I know, I know, but it's just so greasy). Old George's used to be my favorite in town, but it's long gone.
     
  5. cyclone87

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    Hopefully it's true, I hate to see buildings sit vacant for too long and Ames other popular pizza places would continue to do just fine with this addition imo.
     
  6. Freebird

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    Try Joe's. You might even spot a former Cyclone behind the counter. He's hard to miss.
     
  7. cyfan964

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    Joes Pizza is dynamite. Best cheese on any pizza I've had locally.
     
  8. cyfan964

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    I too have been told of the OP moving in to Carlos' old casa. Would be a great addition to Ames.
     
  9. AdRock4Cy

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    The OP in Waverly and in Clive? are both very good. The roast beef au jus is incredible. And free popcorn.
     
  10. 3TrueFans

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    We just ordered Joe's for the first time the other day and it was really good, good cheese:sauce ratio, great crust.
     
  11. cyrocksmypants

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    Is Gumbys still open in Ames? I never cared much for their stuff sober, but it hit the spot when drunk.
     
  12. mwwbbfan

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    Talked to a fairly connected local businessman yesterday and he told me the same thing. Seems like it is going to happen.
     
  13. CyFan61

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    For a city the size of Ames, it does very well with pizza of different varieties.

    *Black Market - all kinds of toppings, deep dish
    *Great Plains - Denver crust, extra cheese
    *Jeff's - drunk food, great specialties
    *Pizza Pit - really drunk food
    *Joe's - New York style
    *Vesuvius - sit-down restaurant

    Not sure why anyone would choose one of the major chains in Ames (Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Dominos) for any reason other than price.
     
  14. M2x1D

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    I enjoy Jeff's Pizza, especially the BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch specialty. I only get it on Friday's when they have their "Friday Feast" 14" Specialty Pizza plus a 14" One Topping Pizza and a 2 Liter of soda for $26.95. Otherwise I find Jeff's to be a little more spendy than what I like. Always request it on hand-tossed crust. The thin crust doesn't fill you up enough. Also ALWAYS get cups of nacho cheese with Jeff's Pizza. Its life changing.

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  15. ISU22CY

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    Nope, I remember back in 07-08 freshmen year we would kill Gumby's after a great night of cheap 30's of Stones.
     
  16. CyArob

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    Dominos 5 5 5 deal was my go to freshman year.
     
  17. 3TrueFans

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    +1 for BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza from Jeff's, that **** is thoroughly good.
     
  18. cyrocksmypants

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    They had a deal Monday through Thursday where you could get a large cheese pizza for 3.99 after 10pm. I used to work until 10, and I don't even want to know how many times I called them up and picked one up on my way home. I almost had them on speed dial. And that's back when their pizza was nasty, but that **** was cheaper than a value meal at McDonald's.
     
  19. ThurgoodMarshal

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    Having Pokey Sticks delivered at 2 AM was probably the best thing ever
     
  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    OP's are great, and an ISU themed one in Ames would absolutely kill.
     

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