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    Bring back O'Malleys

    It is now an Italian place and not a very good one. Same as the Cazador but different menu. Our food was bad and so was the atmosphere. Not even a good place to grab a few drinks.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    I like Cazador.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Quote Originally Posted by cyzemup View Post
    It is now an Italian place and not a very good one. Same as the Cazador but different menu. Our food was bad and so was the atmosphere. Not even a good place to grab a few drinks.
    I'll have to agree with you on the Italian place.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    I have so many good memories of O'Malleys. I wish they would decide to rebuild in a new location.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    O'Malleys was a great place to work and play. I definitely miss it.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    new restaurants take a while to 'hum along' unfortunately... especially with mom and pop eateries.

    I like to give them the benefit of the doubt the first three months.


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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    I don't want to offend anyone but is it really all that "authentic" if its the guy that owns Cazador running it?



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Oh, and why would he buy that place? He's been in Ames long enough to know its a flood plane. There are other options available. Put it over by the highway, put a sign up, done deal.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Too bad. I did like O'Malley's. Had one-to-many tequilla shots there on several occasions!

    I agree though- let's give them a few months to settle in, hopefully they will improve things.


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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    OMalleys closed for a reason. It was time, remember it fondly.


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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    Oh, and why would he buy that place? He's been in Ames long enough to know its a flood plane. There are other options available. Put it over by the highway, put a sign up, done deal.
    Agreed. That's the whole reason OMalley's closed to begin with! Would love to see the old owners re-open O'Malleys somewhere else in town or open a similar restaurant by a different name. It was a cool atmosphere.


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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Quote Originally Posted by cyzemup View Post
    It is now an Italian place and not a very good one. Same as the Cazador but different menu. Our food was bad and so was the atmosphere. Not even a good place to grab a few drinks.
    ... another reason why Jamie Pollard needs to be fired.



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I don't want to offend anyone but is it really all that "authentic" if its the guy that owns Cazador running it?

    It's more important who is cooking the food as opposed to who owns the place.

    Something to think about: Just because a White guy runs an Italian place it doesn't mean it's authentic either. So many Italian places are run by non-Italians in general, but because he's Anglo, no one cares. Add to the fact that a restaurant is going to make a menu that caters to their customers. I don't think any ethnic food place in Ames (regardless of the owner) is 100% authentic, because the vast majority probably would not like it.

    Lastly, I think you'd be suprised with the number of Hispanics that are cooking your "American", "Italian", and other kinds of food...

    You can learn how to cook a certain way regardless of your ethnicity...



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    Re: Bring back O'Malleys

    Not speculating about O'Malley's opening somewhere else at all, but I'm just wondering if anyone knows what they're putting at the old Cyclone Truck stop location? It looked like they were doing some kind of renovation when I went to the spring game.



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