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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Texas Rhoadhouse is way to loud in there. That is the main complaint I have. It rivals Hickory Park in unbearable loudness.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I don't know why anyone would open a business there. It's just going to flood in the next few years
    I do. It's a heavy traffic area with a ton of potential customers. I guarantee they will just build up the grade and then someone else gets flooded.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    http://www.hunzikerrealty.com/p/1/83756202

    I noticed PepperJax is opening a location on duff too. Never been to one.
    Just wait. It's not just a good Philly, it's pretty much the best Philly. Awesome drunk/hangover food.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    Texas Rhoadhouse is way to loud in there. That is the main complaint I have. It rivals Hickory Park in unbearable loudness.
    Hickory Park is the perfect place to take my rowdy, loud, obnoxious 18 month old daughter. :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Hickory Park is the perfect place to take my rowdy, loud, obnoxious 18 month old daughter. :)
    Agreed, I'm pretty hyper aware of not annoying other people with my crying baby, Hickory Park is one place I don't have to worry about that, within reason of course.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    I do. It's a heavy traffic area with a ton of potential customers. I guarantee they will just build up the grade and then someone else gets flooded.
    This is what bugs me about all of it. There are people with homes over on Squaw Creek to the west. There are people living in the trailer park behind Best Buy. Riverside Nursing home is over by Squaw Creek. ALL of them were there before the Target/Walmart/Best Buy sprawl. SaveUMore was pretty much the only large parking lot. All of that pavement expanse is forcing the water onto the little guys, while the big box stores sit high and dry on their raised islands. I understand the need for growth, and new tax revenue...but there has to be a better plan that to keep forcing the inevitable flood waters farther away from the river.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Agreed, I'm pretty hyper aware of not annoying other people with my crying baby, Hickory Park is one place I don't have to worry about that, within reason of course.
    Same, and we always go to the kids eat free places when we go out which usually means places like Village Inn or what not. And the old folks think its cute when a little one is tearing the blinds off the windows, especially if its around 5 pm.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    I'm far from picky when it comes to restaurants, but I don't think I've ever been in a Texas Roadhouse I liked. It's been a few years so it may have changed by now, but the last thing I want when ordering over priced, marginal at best steaks is blaring country music, waitresses forced to dance around like idiots on a regular basis, picking peanut shells out of my clothes and sweet potatoes with marshmallows melted into them. What kind of savage does that to sweet potatoes?
    THIS times a million.

    Married to a beef nutritionist. We have a quarter of dry aged beef in our freeze at any given time. I have acquainted myself with some mighty fine steaks in my lifetime and TXR is has never made one of them.


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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    I can't believe this turned into a Texas Roadhouse bashing thread. Just so shocked...



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    The only thing I don't like about the Texas Roadhouse in Ames, and I'm thinking it's probably not the only one, is that the tables are crammed together so you feel like you're eating dinner with the people at the next table. Those rolls though, god damn those rolls are good.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    THIS times a million.

    Married to a beef nutritionist. We have a quarter of dry aged beef in our freeze at any given time. I have acquainted myself with some mighty fine steaks in my lifetime and TXR is has never made one of them.
    I've never had a steak there...just the prime rib.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    This is what bugs me about all of it. There are people with homes over on Squaw Creek to the west. There are people living in the trailer park behind Best Buy. Riverside Nursing home is over by Squaw Creek. ALL of them were there before the Target/Walmart/Best Buy sprawl. SaveUMore was pretty much the only large parking lot. All of that pavement expanse is forcing the water onto the little guys, while the big box stores sit high and dry on their raised islands. I understand the need for growth, and new tax revenue...but there has to be a better plan that to keep forcing the inevitable flood waters farther away from the river.
    You are completely over estimating the effect that some concrete and raised ground in a very small area has downstream. Squaw is an entire watershed and the amount coming from Duff is minuscule compared to what is being pushed down through Ames from up stream. The amount of water those raised islands displace has no effect on flood levels. Plus the Duff area would have no affect to what happens to people that live west on Squaw.

    Sure urban environments can lead to faster run off and contribute to floods, but Duff is not what drove Squaw and the Skunk out of it's banks. That would be record rainfall levels. The amount of runoff from the streets in the rest of Ames will have far more affect on Squaw than what the construction on Duff will.



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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Seems like maybe it is just you and I on this. Other than the rolls, I have never had anything there that I thought was worth the price. Definitely not the steak, but Not even the chicken strips.
    I don't understand how anyone can complain about the price at Texas Roadhouse. I eat $25 worth of rolls every time I go there, and take my $20 steak and bacon cheese fries home for my next meal.




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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    I hate driving Duff Ave.




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    Re: The Old Happy Joes Location

    Since this is turning into a bash Duff Ave thread I would like to add my complaint. It bothered me my entire time in Ames that people would take their shopping cart from Walmart to the CyRide bus stop in between Texas Roadhouse and Chipotle and just leave the cart there. At any given time there can be 10+ carts there. 95% of the people that do it are a part of a specific demographic that I won't go into detail. I think most of the people on this site can catch my drift. But anyways, good lord people.. if you are that lazy and can't carry your groceries then get a damn car!


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