Central Ohio's last Damon's Grill to close soon in Newark

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sidekick

Columbus, OH

#21 Oct 21, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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Or cooties.
LOL
I think both came around in the same era.

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Albakoikee

#22 Oct 21, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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Or cooties.
Yep, its cooties. I caught them at Sullivant and West Park a few years ago.

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Albakoikee

#23 Oct 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I was at a Montgomery Inn in Cincy several years ago. I didn't see what the big deal was. I didn't say Smokey Bones was great, just that I liked them better than the others.
My son in law's parents are always raving about Montgomery Inn Cincinnati area. If they like it, I'm not going.

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Albakoikee

#24 Oct 21, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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One badge looks like you have the high score at Space Invaders.
In my case, low score,LOL.

Since: Aug 13

New Albany, OH

#25 Oct 21, 2013
Montgomery Inn is to BBQ as McDonalds is to fine dining. Boiled ribs drowned in sauce is NOT BBQ.

When Damon's started in Columbus in the early to mid 80's, I used to go to the Continent location and it was really good. Soon after they started opening more restaurants statewide, the quality dropped dramatically. The last 2 times I ate there, I asked for my money back.

Anyone remember the Marble Gang on Mt. Vernon Ave.? Worth risking your life for.

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Albakoikee

#26 Oct 21, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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How did you get thoses badges, rowdy?
What do they mean? I have seen them many times.
Hope all is well.
OK I found it. It was called "Offbeat Topix". It has since been shut down.

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#27 Oct 21, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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OK I found it. It was called "Offbeat Topix". It has since been shut down.
Thanks, rowdy.
I asked because I didn't recognize the bug badge. LOL
For a second it reminded me of pac man, then I looked closer....
Have a good evening!
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#28 Oct 21, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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Thanks, rowdy.
I asked because I didn't recognize the bug badge. LOL
For a second it reminded me of pac man, then I looked closer....
Have a good evening!
http://www.google.com/url...
It is Space Invaders.(pic in there somewhere)^^^^
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#29 Oct 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob

United States

#30 Oct 21, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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My son in law's parents are always raving about Montgomery Inn Cincinnati area. If they like it, I'm not going.
There's one in Dublin now.
Enzyte Bob

United States

#31 Oct 21, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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After eating them downtown at the rib fest, I've not had any close to being that good. As for the pulled sandwich style, City BBQ had a good beef one, but the pork seemed bland.
And yes, Damon's was terrible.
I mean their food was unbelievably bad. I could never understand how that place grew into a chain.

Maybe that's why I never liked city. I always get pulled pork and to me its bland. Their meat is very tender and juicy, I give them that.
Enzyte Bob

United States

#32 Oct 21, 2013
... I was too rough on Hoggys. I liked them at first but I just got tired of them.

I like the BBQ sauce at Smokey Bones.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#33 Oct 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I mean their food was unbelievably bad. I could never understand how that place grew into a chain.
Maybe that's why I never liked city. I always get pulled pork and to me its bland. Their meat is very tender and juicy, I give them that.
It's the type of food you sorta crave when you're tired of eating the same ole same ole fast food crap. I've only had them for lunch, which was due to them being near a job we were on. I doubt I'd ever travel on off time to dine at any.

I can't recall if it was Smokey Bones at one or both, but I thought the one in Powell was better than the one in Gahanna.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#34 Oct 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
... I was too rough on Hoggys. I liked them at first but I just got tired of them.
I like the BBQ sauce at Smokey Bones.
We ate at Hoggy's almost every other day for 8 months. I built a house around the corner from the Linworth location back in 98' and I too got sick and tired of it, however...the waitress were nice to flirt with.
Enzyte Bob

United States

#35 Oct 21, 2013
I'll try the pulled beef next time. Maybe I'll have a change of heart.

I agree about the change of pace.

I still can't stop going off on Damon's. That place was terrible!
Enzyte Bob

United States

#36 Oct 21, 2013
K-Billy wrote:
Montgomery Inn is to BBQ as McDonalds is to fine dining. Boiled ribs drowned in sauce is NOT BBQ.
When Damon's started in Columbus in the early to mid 80's, I used to go to the Continent location and it was really good. Soon after they started opening more restaurants statewide, the quality dropped dramatically. The last 2 times I ate there, I asked for my money back.
Anyone remember the Marble Gang on Mt. Vernon Ave.? Worth risking your life for.
The original Damon's was on East Broad Street near Town and Country. Some Jew started it and supposedly the ribs were very good. But I was always skeptical as Jews aren't exactly known for fine dining. Yes I have also heard that the Marble Gang is pretty good. No I will not park the car there and leave it unattended.

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

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#37 Oct 22, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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http://www.google.com/url...
It is Space Invaders.(pic in there somewhere)^^^^
OMG, that was a great article. Yes the pic is in it. Lol
Thanks for the nostalgia.

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