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    The Other Place in Ames

    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.



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    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.



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

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


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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by flander1649 View Post
    Good pizza and a good sports bar. A good sports bar is something Ames has needed forever.
    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.


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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    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.


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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    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.
    Try Joe's. You might even spot a former Cyclone behind the counter. He's hard to miss.



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    Try Joe's. You might even spot a former Cyclone behind the counter. He's hard to miss.
    Joes Pizza is dynamite. Best cheese on any pizza I've had locally.


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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

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


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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

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



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Joes Pizza is dynamite. Best cheese on any pizza I've had locally.
    We just ordered Joe's for the first time the other day and it was really good, good cheese:sauce ratio, great crust.



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

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



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    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.
    Talked to a fairly connected local businessman yesterday and he told me the same thing. Seems like it is going to happen.



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Ames also needs some good pizza other than Great Plains.
    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.



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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    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.
    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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    Re: The Other Place in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Is Gumbys still open in Ames? I never cared much for their stuff sober, but it hit the spot when drunk.
    Nope, I remember back in 07-08 freshmen year we would kill Gumby's after a great night of cheap 30's of Stones.



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