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In 2009, Barmuda awarded nearly

$60,000 back to our members, simply for using their rewards card.

2010 Brings New Opportunities By Lori McConville

january 2010 | issue 001

what’s inside

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New Year, New Menu See what new things are happening at Ferrari’s

Lunch Combo Promo at Soho

Soho rolls out a brand new promotion ++ See how to get 20% back at Park Place Event Centre

A Taste of New Orleans

With Mardi Gras just around the corner, see what Bourbon Street and Roux Orleans have in store!

Live Entertainment

Barmuda venues are the hottest spots for live music and entertainment. Check out this month’s line-up!

JustBrad coming to Joker’s

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A new year brings excitement, optimism and new possibilities. Here at Barmuda, we are very optimistic about the future, especially for our VIP Rewards members. From receiving cash back on the VIP card to exclusive discounts and privileges, the possibilities are endless. “Our Barmuda guests are very valuable to us,” explains Matt Smiley, COO of the Barmuda Companies. “Each member is a Very Important Person and by giving cash back it rewards them for doing business with us. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our VIP members, “ adds Smiley. This past year, Barmuda awarded nearly $60,000 back to our members, simply for using their rewards card. Our members tell us they love the cash back on the card and how easy it is to use. According to Adam Pasker, who has been a loyal Rewards member for over two years, “I have used my Barmuda Platinum Rewards card for just about anything (and everything) that’s offered from Barmuda. I use it when paying cover at Shags on Friday nights for free mixed drinks and purchasing drinks at Mojo’s.” With the current state of the economy, consumers appreciate the special offers and discounts offered to the Barmuda VIP Rewards members monthly. The membership is free and is easy to sign up. Guests can fill out a form available at any one of the Barmuda establishments or they can go online to www.barmuda.com/rewards. Cards are usually sent within a few weeks and can be used immediately. Continued on p. 8 >>

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New Year switching gears in the new year

By Quint Howell

Ferrari’s Ristorante is shifting into high gear in the new year. The menu received a facelift, and there are new items to choose from, along with all of the old favorites. Ferrari’s has had so much success with their $8 daily lunch special that they are adding a $16 Friday night dinner special.

new menu

“It’s exciting for us, things have been going well, and this takes it to a new level,” says Joel Smits, Ferrari’s General Manager. “Our chefs are talented, and this is an opportunity to showcase their abilities. They have put together some outstanding dishes.” Some of the new menu items that are being introduced are the veal loin chop and bone-in ribeye or bleu cheese pasta with flat iron steak. The menu pages also received a style update; they have been brightened up and are more alive. The menu is easy to read and really complements the atmosphere.

Scallop Salad

Ferrari’s is also going to add a new Friday night special that will be offered every week. The chefs will create a unique dish every Friday that will be priced at $16. “Our $8 lunch special has had so much success because a guest can come into the restaurant and know the cost of the lunch special,” explains Smits. “We want the same presence with our Friday night dinner special. Any Friday night you can enjoy a delicious dinner at Ferrari’s for $16 and our guests love that.” For more information on the specials and to view the new menu, visit www.barmuda.com/ferraris (319) 277-1385

Nero’s Surf and Turf

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Now - Januar y 30

By Quint Howell

Soho adds two new lunch specials during January Soho Sushi Bar and Deli is featuring one new lunch promotion with two special combos for the entire month of January. The Lunch Combo Promo at Soho allows you to choose between light, quick salads and sandwiches from the deli or the fresh, hand-rolled sushi. The sushi combo consists of a sushi roll and two sides for $8.99. Choose from crab dumplings, spring rolls, a cup of soup or a small edamame to add to your favorite sushi roll.

Giveaway J a n u a r y G e taway

Now - Feb. 5

The promotion began on January 1st and runs through the 30th. It is available during the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further details call (319) 266-9995 or visit www.barmuda.com/soho

By Megan Pralle

Businesses receive

rebate for booking an event at Park Place Event Centre.

For more details on how to enter, call or visit The Stuffed Olive or go to www.barmuda.com

(319) 266-0868 117 Main St., Cedar Falls

The other lunch combo is deli duo and dessert. You can add one of three desserts; key lime pie, chocolate peanut butter pie or raspberry cheesecake for just $2.99 or one of their delectable cookies: M & M chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate chip macadamia nut, peanut butter and snickerdoodle for just 99¢.

L oyalty Pays Off 20%

Win a Trip for Two to Miami

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For more information, or to book your next event,contact Bridget Bryson, Director of Sales at (319) 266-9994 today.

In these tough economic conditions, companies have had to get creative in the way they do their daily business activities. Many companies have made use of Park Place Event Centre’s versatile meeting space, multimedia technology, beautiful surroundings, local hotel accommodations and award-winning menus to keep their business on the road to strong sales and successful outcomes. To continue their journey together, Park Place introduced their loyalty program incentive last summer and has saved companies the stress and time of meeting and event planning but most importantly, it has saved them money. This incentive offers a 20% rebate to use for a later event. Those who book an event from January through March, Park Place Event Centre will credit them 20% of their total investment to use on an event booked between July and September. dining & entertainment: issue 001 | 3


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Ultimate FRENCH QUARTER FEASTS

By Quint Howell

Bourbon Street Restaurant and Roux [Roo] Orleans Bourbon Street Grille rolled out their bi-annually featured French Quarter Feast menu on January 1st, 2010. “Our objective is to celebrate New Orlean’s-style flavors mixed with some of our own and serve a large portion while doing it,” explains Bourbon Street Manager, Paige King. “The best part about it is that the price is very affordable.” The French Quarter Feast is a menu that combines dishes to highlight the unique and bold flavors from the Cajun, Creole and American-fashioned menus. The feast menu consists of four different dinner options featuring items from their menu that are combined and themed according to similar flavors. The four feasts include the Ragin’ Cajun BBQ Feast highlighting the award winning BBQ ribs accompanied by BBQ shrimp. The Streetcar Seafood Trio matches shrimp panko, crawfish étouffée, and Cajun Kamikaze Tuna. Mix a blackened chicken breast, jambalaya and gator bites for the Louisiana Sampler. And the Surf and Turf de Bourbon features the Sirloin de Bourbon, Ponchartrain crab cakes and shrimp fettuccini. All feasts are served with a choice of Caesar or house salad and cornbread muffin with Cajun honey butter. The French Quarter Feasts start at $16.99 and are available for dinner from 4 p.m. to close. For more information, call or visit (319) 232-6180, www.RouxOrleans.com or Cedar Falls: (319) 266-5285, Grinnell: (319) 236-0334 www.BourbonStreetRestaurant.com

[Prounounced Roo Orleans] Surf and Turf de Bourbon

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Now - February 27th

The best part about it, is that the price is very affordable. Paige King Bourbon Street General Manager


Win a trip for two to Mardi Gras in New Orleans Now - January 23rd

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Gator Bites

MILLER LITE By Quint Howell

gRaS giveaway

Barmuda, Cool 105.7, Humble Travel and United Beverage have partnered to give one lucky person a trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans with a four-week promotion. Anyone can register at Bourbon Street Restaurant, Voodoo Lounge, Roux [Roo] Orleans and Bourré [Boo-Ray] Lounge for a chance to win the trip to the “Big Easy.” “We’re excited to be a part of such a fantastic giveaway,” says Scott Hirschman, Direct of Operations for the Cajun, Creole, and American brand. “New Orleans is where we get our influence and we have the opportunity to give our customers a chance to experience the real thing…it’s great!”

(Cedar Falls Only)

[Prounounced Roo Orleans]

[Prounounced Boo-Ray)

The giveaway has been coined the name, “The Miller Lite Mardi Gras Giveaway” and customers may sign up just by walking through the door. The odds of winning can be increased by ordering something off of the Mardi Gras menu. Items included on the menu are traditional New Orleans dishes like Jambalaya and Chicken Creole, some Miller Lite products and the famous French Quarter cocktail, the Hurricane. Each time something is ordered from the Mardi Gras menu, the customer receives another sign up form, increasing their chances. Qualifiers will be drawn every Saturday at midnight at each venue or people can qualify by listening to Cool 105.7. The final drawing of the qualifiers will be held on January 23rd at Bourré Lounge. The second place winner will receive a Mardi Gras party for eight on Fat Tuesday with some complimentary food and drinks. To register for the contest you must be at least 21 years old. No purchase necessary and need not be present to win. This offer is in the Cedar Valley market only. Does not include Grinnell. For more information go to www.barmuda.com

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By Quint Howell Joker’s Comedy Night Club has scheduled a performance by Brad Hargreaves of the band, Third Eye Blind, to perform on January 16th. Hargreaves will be performing a DJ-Drum set on the Joker’s stage. The band hit it big in 1997 with their self titled album and had a strong follow up album with Blue in 1999. Hargreaves has been the drummer for the band since their inception. “This is going to be a big show for us,” says Director of Nightclub Operations, Scott Davis. “To have the caliber of talent like Brad Hargreaves performing something so unique that hasn’t been done around the Cedar Valley, it’s impossible not to get excited.” Hargreaves’ DJ-Drum performance is a percussion filled mix of dance music and live drumming. This talented musician spins all of the music as he mixes from one song to the next while playing the drums. The show begins at 10 p.m. with $2 Corona’s and Miller Chill from 10 p.m. to midnight. Doors open up at 7 p.m. with live comedy at 8:30 p.m. and the “JustBrad” show to begin soon after. For more details call (319) 266-1132 or go to www.barmuda.com/jokers

JustBrad

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To have the caliber of talent like Brad Hargreaves performing something so unique . . . it’s impossible not to get excited. Scott Davis Director of Nightclub Operations


Just a Little Facelift

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Mojo’s popularity has come from the unique and outrageous events. Events from Jell-o ® wrestling to ugly sweater parties have carved a place for Mojo’s in student lore. Jorge adds, “We made a couple of changes to our set up, but make no mistake about it, we are going to continue to do what we do best.”

14 Thursday Jan

20 Wednesday Jan

29 Friday Jan

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Karaoke

Hippiezippers

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Karaoke

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

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15 Friday Jan

22 Friday Jan

Steve Iott

Darryl Rhoades

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

Rex Havens

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

The Chocolate Crackers

Karaoke

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

12 Friday Feb

WAGG

The Sandman

with Mike Bobbit

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

with Benny Quash

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

23 Saturday Jan Darryl Rhoades with Benny Quash

16 Saturday Jan Steve Iott

with Mike Bobbit 8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

Sugarfoot

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

JustBrad

Brad Hargreaves from Third Eye Blind 10 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Nightclub, Cedar Falls

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

30 Saturday Jan

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

Adam Beck

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

The Chocolate Crackers

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

with Bill Squire

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Karaoke

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

DJ Diverse

ICE’s 3rd Anniversary Party! 10 p.m. Show ICE Lounge, Cedar Falls

5 Friday

Karaoke

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

with Gretchen Hess 8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

Karaoke

Special Event!

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

Karaoke

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

This Year’s Heroes

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

Lotus

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

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10 Wednesday Feb Karaoke

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

Karaoke

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

with Gretchen Hess

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

with Ultimate Entertainment 10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

The Sandman Special Event!

8:30 p.m. Show Joker’s Comedy Night Club, Cedar Falls

Cody Hicks

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

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“I think it’s the perfect addition, business has been great and this gives us a better opportunity to provide a better quality of customer service,” says Jorge Covarrubias. “It is a necessity for us more than anything.”

The new bar is located at the back of the establishment behind the dance floor. There is a drink rail separating the energetic dance floor area and the new bar.

Live entertainment is subject to change. Go to www.barmuda.com to see updated entertainment calendars.

College students like to indulge in the extracurricular activities of going out and being integrated in the party atmosphere. Mojo’s consider themselves “the facilitator” of that experience and in doing so, added another service bar to the establishment.

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Mojo’s adds another bar and level to the party atmosphere

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about the

a wine & chocolate affair Michael Oher is a famous football player whose life was changed when a wonderful family adopted him because he had no where else to go. If you have seen the movie The Blindside, you will understand what happens when you help someone whose life could be saved with a little help from a friend. By Lori McConville

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A wine tasting event to benefit at-risk youth of the Cedar Valley. Feb. 12, 2010

The passion and commitment displayed in this movie is the same reason why Barmuda Cares is so passionate about the Wildwood Hills Ranch in Winterset, Iowa. This horse ranch helps at-risk children throughout the state who sometimes have no one in their lives to help them. These children could pursue a life of crime, but instead they stay on a path of goodness and doing right by others. All because someone cared.

Barmuda Cares about the Wildwood Hills Ranch and the children they help. For the past few years, Barmuda has been helping to send over 80 children from the Cedar Valley to this ranch where their lives have been changed forever. Please join us in helping to raise funds for this project by attending the Wildwood Hills Ranch: A Wine & Chocolate Affair on Friday, February 12th at the Sky Event Centre in the Black’s Building, Waterloo. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. guests will be treated to delicious wines, chocolates and appetizers plus they will enjoy the piano sounds from Mick Staebell.

>> Continued from p. 1; Opportunities The options are endless once you have your Barmuda VIP Rewards card. VIP member Teri Trask said that she loves her VIP card. “When the card first arrived I thought there had to be a “catch” - one of those “too good to be true so probably isn’t deals.” Considering that Trask is a big fan of Beck’s, she took the card there to test it to see how it would work and once the waitress explained how it worked, she felt like it was a win-win all the way around. Trask said, “I can see why they call it a VIP card – I felt like one getting to use it!” All of the Barmuda restaurants, nightclubs and lounges in the Cedar Valley accept the VIP Rewards card including the Bourbon Street Restaurant and Voodoo Lounge location in Grinnell, Iowa. “It’s fun to have a card in my wallet that it is actually a good thing when you put something on it!” adds Trask. Soon members will have something more to look forward to in 2010 with the Barmuda VIP Rewards Plus program. Local businesses are partnering with Barmuda to offer discounts to members carrying the Rewards card. Watch for details coming soon through your e-mail, Facebook and the Barmuda.com website. Questions concerning all VIP Rewards promotions, events and cards can be directed to Barmuda Companies corporate offices at (319) 266-9994.

Tickets are $45 each or two for $80. Call (319) 266-9994 to get your tickets today. This is a tax-deductible donation. Sponsors include Barmuda Companies, Johnson Brothers Wine, Cunningham Construction, Tyson Foods, VGM, and Gary Jones. 900 Technology Pkwy., Suite 100 Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 266-9994 • www.barmuda.com

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Free Dessert

10% Off

One free dessert with purchase of one entrée. Up to $8 in value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

Receive 10% off entire check on up to four (4) people. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

1521 Technology Pkwy. , Cedar Falls • (319) 277-1385 www.barmuda.com

1521 Technology Pkwy. , Cedar Falls • (319) 277-1385 www.barmuda.com D&EC11001

$3 Off Bourré Mist Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

D&EC11002

Half-Price Appetizer With purchase of two (2) entrées. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

501 Sycamore St. • (319) 232-6180 • www.RouxOrleans.com

501 Sycamore St., Waterloo • (319) 232-6180 www.BourreLounge.com D&EC11003

Buy One Martini, Get the Second Half-Price Of equal or lesser value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

314 Main St., Cedar Falls • (319) 266-5285 924 Main St., Grinnell • (641) 236-0334 www.barmuda.com

314 Main St., Cedar Falls • (319) 266-5285 924 Main St., Grinnell • (641) 236-0334 www.BourbonStreetRestaurant.com

D&EC11004

Buy One Drink, Get the Second Half-Price Of equal or lesser value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

www.barmuda.com D&EC11005

D&EC11006

Buy One Microbrew or Domestic 10 oz Mug, Get the Second FREE

Buy One Beckster Burger Basket, Get the Second Half-Price

Of equal or lesser value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

3295 University Ave., Cedar Falls • (319) 234-4333 2210 College St., Cedar Falls • (319) 277-2646 www.barmuda.com

3295 University Ave., Cedar Falls • (319) 234-4333 2210 College St., Cedar Falls • (319) 277-2646 www.barmuda.com

D&EC11007

Half-Price Dessert With purchase of regular price sushi roll, sushi sampler, tapas, or deli basket. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

119 Main St., Cedar Falls • (319) 266-9995 www.barmuda.com

D&EC11009

D&EC11008

Buy One Martini, Get the Second Half-Price Of equal or lesser value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 1/31/10.

117 Main St., Cedar Falls • (319) 266-0868 www.barmuda.com

D&EC11010

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