Dinner at Bern's?

I posted this in Offline-Events, but thought it might be ok to post here as well, as I'm hoping there will be plenty of "wine conversations".
If this is not an appropriate post for this forum, I totally apologizeSmile
Here 'tis:

I'll be working in Tampa for about 3 weeks in March, and plan on eating at Bern's as often as possible, cholesterol be dammed.
I even ordered the wine list and have gone through it with a hi-liter.
I'm a musician who loves baseball, wine (especially older CA bottles), politics (I'm a confirmed lefty, but get along just fine with anyone, with the possible exception of Ted Nugent- whom I've met and is clinically insane, and Rush Limbaugh- whom I made cry, accidentally, sorry Rush).
I'll be down working on a musical called Rock Of Ages (don't blame me for the Tom Cruise debacle) and welcome any dinner company.
ps: I promise I'm not actually a weirdo/creep; a little boring possibly, but not too creepy I hope.
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Originally posted by kid lightning:
I posted this in Offline-Events, but thought it might be ok to post here as well, as I'm hoping there will be plenty of "wine conversations".
If this is not an appropriate post for this forum, I totally apologizeSmile
Here 'tis:

I'll be working in Tampa for about 3 weeks in March, and plan on eating at Bern's as often as possible, cholesterol be dammed.
I even ordered the wine list and have gone through it with a hi-liter.
I'm a musician who loves baseball, wine (especially older CA bottles), politics (I'm a confirmed lefty, but get along just fine with anyone, with the possible exception of Ted Nugent- whom I've met and is clinically insane, and Rush Limbaugh- whom I made cry, accidentally, sorry Rush).
I'll be down working on a musical called Rock Of Ages (don't blame me for the Tom Cruise debacle) and welcome any dinner company.
ps: I promise I'm not actually a weirdo/creep; a little boring possibly, but not too creepy I hope.


bah, no fun. I'll pass.

Post when you're creepy, and we'll have a date!
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Originally posted by marcb7:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
If you don't get any takers here, go to a place called Mons Venus... you should be able to find a dinner companion almost any night of the week.

Wink



Eek Bring lots of singles....


guess they're closed at 11amest
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
I'm going to be stuck in Orlando in a few weeks. This makes me want to drive to Tampa to go to Bern's.


Wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me you have never been to Bern's?


I've never been to Tampa.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
I'm going to be stuck in Orlando in a few weeks. This makes me want to drive to Tampa to go to Bern's. Are reservations at Bern's a must? Hard to get in advance?


A colleague and I went on a random Tuesday evening relatively early and it was still packed. We were able to go in and eat a full meal at the large bar with plenty of entertaining action.
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I'm going to be stuck in Orlando in a few weeks. This makes me want to drive to Tampa to go to Bern's. Are reservations at Bern's a must? Hard to get in advance?


sometimes it can be a pain, but I've had pretty good luck in the past, even without reservations.
Best to go early or late.
Going later has its advantages, as they're pretty friendly with their by the glass poursWink
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Originally posted by kid lightning:
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If you don't get any takers here, go to a place called Mons Venus... you should be able to find a dinner companion almost any night of the week.


Thanks Rothko, but I much prefer the company and finger sandwiches at Thee Dollhouse.


I stay at the Marriott across the street from there each time I'm in town. Have not ventured across the street though.
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by kid lightning:
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If you don't get any takers here, go to a place called Mons Venus... you should be able to find a dinner companion almost any night of the week.


Thanks Rothko, but I much prefer the company and finger sandwiches at Thee Dollhouse.


I stay at the Marriott across the street from there each time I'm in town. Have not ventured across the street though.


They have room service to the Marriott?
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by kid lightning:
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If you don't get any takers here, go to a place called Mons Venus... you should be able to find a dinner companion almost any night of the week.


Thanks Rothko, but I much prefer the company and finger sandwiches at Thee Dollhouse.


I stay at the Marriott across the street from there each time I'm in town. Have not ventured across the street though.



wink wink....
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by kid lightning:
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If you don't get any takers here, go to a place called Mons Venus... you should be able to find a dinner companion almost any night of the week.


Thanks Rothko, but I much prefer the company and finger sandwiches at Thee Dollhouse.


I stay at the Marriott across the street from there each time I'm in town. Have not ventured across the street though.


They have room service to the Marriott?


That hasn't crossed my mind until now, Smile but I would imagine the ladies have made a house call or two over the years for a wayward traveler. I haven't been back in a few months, but next time I go, I plan to take w+a's advice and plan ahead with something special at Berns. The wine options really are something special, even the by the glass program.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by g-man:
you mean we all show up take over the restauranta nd order everything pre 1900?


Yes...

if you're buying.


why, do you expect to be given a free meal at all offlines?


Eeewww...you're gonna order pre-1900 food?? I thought you were talking about wine! I'm always happy to pay for food.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by g-man:
you mean we all show up take over the restauranta nd order everything pre 1900?


Yes...

if you're buying.


why, do you expect to be given a free meal at all offlines?


Eeewww...you're gonna order pre-1900 food?? I thought you were talking about wine! I'm always happy to pay for food.


oh, you consider wine separate from your meal. I would imagine there are steakhouses who have better cuts of meat than berns would have.

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