Eating the Not-So-Fine Print

charlies_bar_and_grilleA while back, I wrote about how I mistakenly bought a Groupon deal from Charlie’s Bar and Grille (not Charley’s Pub & Grill like I intended). I know that you have been on tenterhooks ever since to find out how we fared. And so, I shall tell you.

My wife and I took the day off recently to run some errands and figured that we would finally use our Groupon so as not to waste $15 of our precious entertainment fund. We showed up at Charlie’s just after noon to eat some lunch. Here’s the breakdown:

Pros

  • Delightful Wait Staff – The crowd was pretty sparse, and it seemed like everyone knew everyone else except for us. But that didn’t stop our waitress from welcoming us in and making us feel comfortable right away.
  • Delicious Appetizers, Main Courses, and Dessert – We started our meal with some super cheesy fried potato skins (probably not safe on dieter’s menu), picked a couple of the house specials (the Chicken Wrapper and the Wet Burrito), and finished by splitting a slice of pumpkin cheesecake. The portions of the main courses were so big, we’re going to have it for lunch again tomorrow, and both of us would order them again. And that cheesecake, well, it’s probably a good thing that it wasn’t too big, lest we be reduced to rolling out of the restaurant.

Cons

  • Distance – This place is all the way on the other end of town, making it difficult to visit when my wife and I are bound by our normal schedule.
  • Deceptive Marketing Practices – How dare they have almost the same name as another restaurant and advertise a similar deal on a similar advertising channel! Don’t they know that I don’t read things closely?!

But in all seriousness, my wife and I had a good time. We were forced to try something new, which for two people who have their favorite places and are pretty set in their ways as far as food goes, it is a good thing. Now we know that if we are ever on the other side of town and need a place to eat, we can go to Charlie’s and have some good grub.

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3 responses to “Eating the Not-So-Fine Print

  1. If you ever feel like really stretching your wings and trying something new, give Eric a call and he’ll take you to Italy. New, new, new.

    I will be at home, eating cheeseburgers and M&M’s.

      • That’s exactly how we did it! There’s one available now for a trip to Ireland in 2014…you know you want to go. We certainly do.

        P.S. We are out of vacation money until 2087. Stinking Dave Ramsey.

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