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A Taste of New Orleans

With Mardi Gras just around the corner, see what Bourbon Street and Roux Orleans have in store! ++ See which nightclubs will be rocking for Fat Tuesday!

Live Entertainment

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

Murder Mystery

Park Place plays host to some shady characters! Check it out! ++ Show your guests a unique experience at Ferrari’s.

A new Beck’s is moving in! See where!

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Valentine’s Day, just uttering the words can make a woman’s heart flutter and a man cringe, at least in front of his guy friends. February 14th is one of the busiest days in the food and beverage industry, as couples and singles venture out for a romantic dinner or to drown away inhibitions with cocktails. Barmuda is turning up the heat in the love department with a full line up of dining and nightlife events for lovebirds or birds of prey. Both Bourbon Street locations (Grinnell and Cedar Falls) and Roux Orleans (Roo Orleans) in downtown Waterloo are featuring a dinner for two for just $49.99. Enjoy a juicy beef tenderloin drizzled with a choron sauce, paired with grilled lemon pepper shrimp and accompanied by rosemary red potatoes and seasoned asparagus. Tiramisu topped with a raspberry espresso sauce will be served for dessert for the couple to share. The special will be served on Saturday and Sunday night during Valentine’s Day weekend. The Stuffed Olive is serving twin filet medallions with a Mandarin miso sauce complemented by garlic smashed potatoes, vegetable medley and dessert to share for $49.99. The Stuffed Olive will be open and serving the Valentine’s Day special Saturday and Sunday night, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations must be made to dine on Sunday night. Sushi and Tapas will be available to order. Ferrari’s Ristorante is serving their Valentine’s Day special on both Saturday and Sunday for $55.00. The Italian restaurant will be featuring a grilled 8-ounce flatiron steak, sliced and topped with roasted tomato and arugula salad, accompanied by two cedar-smoked jumbo scallops drizzled in tarragon beurre-blanc sauce. Joker’s Comedy Night Club is taking a different approach to Valentine’s Day with a full weekend of The Sandman Comedy Hypnotist. The Sandman is one of Joker’s biggest draws. Continued on p. 8 >>

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Watch the Big Game and Win Prizes at Beck’s February 7, 2010

super sunday By Quint Howell

Beck’s Sports Grill on College Hill and Beck’s Sports Brewery on University Avenue are showing The Super Bowl on February 7th. Customers are able to watch all the big plays, hard hits and also have a chance to win amazing prizes every quarter. “It is one of those days we circle on our calendar every year,” says General Manager, Ryan Drewes of Beck’s Sports Grill. “It feels like a national holiday, we are full of football fans, it’s loud and exciting. It’s just too bad that people have to go to work on Monday.” Beck’s will be featuring food and drink specials all day. The area’s best burger will be on special, the quarter-pound Beckster burger will be $5.99, the half-pound burger is $6.99 and the one-pound XL Beckster burger is $8.99 and each includes one side. Pitchers of Bud Light, Bud Light Golden Wheat, Goose Island Seasonal, and Sam Adams Seasonal are $5.00 at Beck’s College and $5.00 pitchers of microbrews at Beck’s University. After each quarter, Beck’s will be giving away cash prizes, gift cards from Scheels and Beck’s, items from Bud Light, and a $200 gift certificate to Stub Hub. The Stub Hub gift certificate will be given out at the completion of the game. “This is the first time we have given away Stub Hub gift certificates. The cool thing is that the winner can use them on any game or on concerts if they want,” explains Drewes. Beck’s will also have customers playing the 100 squares game for a chance to win cash. So the winner of The Super Bowl this year doesn’t matter, because everyone has a chance to win at Beck’s. For more information about the specials and giveaways, go to www.barmuda.com and click the logo of either location to see the details.

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By Lori McConville and Darin Beck

Beckster Burger

Barmuda Companies announce third Beck’s location at Thunder Ridge in Cedar Falls Darin Beck and Barmuda Companies are pleased to announce the coming of a third Beck’s Sports Grill location in Cedar Falls. A recent offer to sell was accepted by Beck to purchase Neighbor’s Pub & Grill Restaurant and Lounge in Thunder Ridge Center from Mark Dunkelburger, Neighbor’s owner. Plans are to transform the neighborhood sports bar into a Beck’s brand concept. As the new store opens, a new and improved menu will be unveiled at all Beck’s locations. Upgrades to the Neighbor’s location will begin immediately with an opening date scheduled for sometime in the coming weeks. The new Beck’s will employ approximately 40 people. Those who were employed at Neighbor’s have been told they are welcome to interview. “We’re excited to be a part of the Thunder Ridge neighborhood,” Beck says. “We weren’t looking for a third Beck’s location, however, an opportunity presented itself. Some of the Barmuda leadership team call that area home, and we have a lot of friends who live out there too. It’s important that this area has a nice family friendly restaurant.” Beck opened the first Beck’s Sports Brewery in Waterloo and his locations have been a destination for good food and family meals for almost a decade.

Turkey Bacon Wrap

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BRAND NEW BECK’S

Beck’s is known for their truly unique burger menu featuring more than fifteen burgers including their award-winning Beckster Burger, voted Best of the Best eight years in a row. Strengthening plans to franchise the Beck’s Restaurant brand, this location provided an opportunity to create a smaller strip mall version of the concept and will work perfectly to show potential franchisees what a smaller Beck’s could look like. In time for the opening, Beck’s will introduce a new menu featuring options for smaller portions and healthy choices. The menu will continue to feature the signature soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, burgers and more that have made Beck’s a best locally owned restaurant, as voted in the 2009 Courier Best of the Best competition. “It’s important for us to offer wholesome options to our guests,” said Beck. “People are seeking healthier dining options, and we’d like to make that a little easier for our guests with our new menu. Our new menu will also feature more new wing sauces to choose from as well as some new appetizers perfect for game time.” The other Becks locations include the original Beck’s Sports Brewery on University Ave. in Waterloo and Beck’s Sports Grill on College Hill in Cedar Falls. All locations will be open for lunch, dinner, and late night seven days a week. Interested job applicants may apply online now at www.barmuda.com/Becks.

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Bourbon Street and Roux Orleans are celebrating Mardi Gras with a week of giveaways

February 8 - 16, 2010

MAIN STREET By Quint Howell

Bourbon Street Restaurants (Grinnell and Cedar Falls) and Roux Orleans Bourbon Street Grille are in the Mardi Gras spirit from February 8th to February 16th. For the entire week, all three locations will be giving away items to people that visit the restaurants and sign up to win. “Everytime someone walks in, they get to sign up,” says Paige King, Bourbon Street General Manager. “We are giving away great items like bottle service in the lounges, Easter brunch for a group of eight and Barmuda gift cards.” There is a bonus offer included for those that dine at the restaurant. Each person that orders an item from the French Quarter Feast menus, receive a free drink coupon for Voodoo and Bourré Lounge. For more information on the Mardi Gras giveaway, go to www.BourbonStreetRestaurant.com or www.RouxOrleans.com. Surf and Turf de Bourbon

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By Quint Howell

Barmuda set to host a number of events for the annual Mardi Gras tradition

February 16, 2010

Barmuda has scheduled a full line up of promotions for Fat Tuesday that falls on Februar y 16th. Fat Tuesday is the final celebration of Mardi Gras and planning to be treated as such at various Barmuda locations.

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FAT TUESDAY

Bourré Lounge, Ice Lounge, Mojo’s Pizza House and Voodoo Lounge are all celebrating the annual bash. “Celebrating Fat Tuesday at Bourre and Voodoo Lounge are a must because of their thematic influence, but Ice and Mojo’s are nice additions because of their location on the College Hill, by allowing college students to enjoy the festivities,” says Matt Smiley COO of Barmuda Companies. Bourré and Voodoo Lounge will feature $4.00 Hurricanes and $3.00 tallboys all night. The first 100 guests receive free party favors, and customers may participate in games that could win them free bottle service as well as tickets for Easter Brunch on April 4th, except for the Grinnell market. Bourré Lounge and Voodoo Lounge in Cedar Falls will feature live music at 9 p.m. The Hippy Zippers will be performing at Voodoo Lounge and Sugarfoot will take the stage in Bourré Lounge. Mojo’s will be doing what they do best… throwing an outrageous party. They are keeping their free beer special and adding $15.00 Mojo’s buckets of hurricanes. Guests have the opportunity to win $100 cash for collecting the most beads that night. Ice Lounge is tempting your mysterious side with a masquerade ball. Staff members will be masked similar to those celebrating in New Orleans. The first 100 guests will receive a free mask. Ice will feature $4.00 Hurricanes, $2.00 domestic bottles and shots of Southern Comfort. Admission is free all night.

Hurricane

For more information on Fat Tuesday events and specials, visit www.barmuda.com.

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Bob an d To m Sh ow re g u la r T im Cava n a g h on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, Februar y 27th in Cedar Falls . Cavanagh is best known for his work on the syndicated radio program, The Bob and Tom Show. “I am excited to have such a distinguished performer at Joker’s,” comments Alex Meyer, General Manager of Joker’s. “It’s funny, you hear and see this guy on radio and television but now he is performing in front of you. It doesn’t get any better.” Tim Cavanagh, a high school teacher turned stand up comedian, has been playing concert halls, college cam p u s e s a n d n i g h t c l u b s a l l ove r the c o u ntr y. When asked the difference between comedy and teaching, “Not surprisingly, I found the biggest difference between the classroom and the nightclub was the drunks--which I generally let the principal handle,” Tim added. Tim has had featured sp e c i al s o n C o m e dy C e n t ra l a n d a p p e a ra n c e s o n A B C - T V, S h o w t i m e , W G N a n d Comcast. He has released a number of comedy CD’s and written the book “Chicken Soup for the Vegetarian Soul.” Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door the day of the show.

By Quint Howell

For more information, call (319) 266-1132 or to purchase tickets, go to www.barmuda.com/jokers.

Tim Cavanagh February 26 & 27

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The Sandman

Claude Stewart

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

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

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

Karaoke

Cody Hicks

The Chocolate Crackers

with Gretchen Hess

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

DJ T-Beck

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

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live entertainment

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

DJ T-Beck

Special Event!

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Grinnell

Cliffhanger

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

DJ T-Beck

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

14 Sunday Feb The Sandman Special Event!

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

The Ramblers

Ashanti

10 Wednesday Feb Karaoke

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

5 p.m. Show Bourbon Street, Grinnell

Adam Beck

This Year’s Heroes

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

Lotus

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

20 Saturday Feb Claude Stewart with John Burton

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

DJ T-Beck

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

Tim Cavanaugh

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

The Hippy Zippers

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

DJ T-Beck

Zach Thoma

The Sandman

Karaoke

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

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16 Tuesday Feb

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

Karaoke

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

12 Friday Feb Special Event!

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

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

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

with John Burton

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13 Saturday Feb

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

Sugarfoot

10 p.m. Show Bourré Lounge, Waterloo

17 Wednesday Feb Karaoke

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

Special Event!

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

DJ T-Beck

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

Karaoke

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

27 Saturday Feb Tim Cavanaugh Special Event!

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

WAGG

10 p.m. Show Voodoo Lounge, Cedar Falls

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

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“His show is high energy, he gets the audience involved and it is unbelievably hilarious,” comments Scott Davis, Director of Operations & Entertainment. “We are pleased to have The Sandman Friday, Saturday and Sunday.” The Sandman is renowned as one of the finest comedy hypnotists in the industr y. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.bar muda.com/jokers for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Voodoo Lounge in Cedar Falls, Bourbon Street in Grinnell and Bourré Lounge in Waterloo are opening on Sunday evening to allow couples to enjoy a charming evening of cocktails and live music. Sip on $5.00 martinis or glasses of wine with $2.00 off the regular price. Bourbon Street Grinnell welcomes the band Ashanti starting at 5 p.m. At Voodoo Lounge in Cedar Falls, Adam Beck takes the stage and Zach Thoma performs at Bourre Lounge in downtown Waterloo. Both shows start at 10 p.m. For those who desire something more relaxed and romantic, The Stuffed Olive will be offering $2.00 off martinis and glasses of wine from 10 p.m. until close referred to as The Late Night Lovers Happy Hour. Ice Lounge and Mojo’s Pizza House are trying to bring singles together with the Ice Lounge “Ice Breaker” and the Mojo’s Traffic Light Party. Ice Lounge will be highlighting X-Rated Liquor and using the connotations for drink recipe themes. The staff, already known for the risqué style of uniform, will be dressed provocatively as part of the theme. Mojo’s will be using colored beads to communicate to possible partners. Guests can choose between red, yellow or green beads; red means ‘taken’, yellow means ‘unsure’ and green means ‘available’. The nice perk to this style of match game is it removes the guesswork for those who are single. Mojo’s special will be $3.00 progressive pitchers, $12.00 Mojo’s buckets and $3.00 stop light shots. Whether you have love and want to take that person for a special night out on the town or are looking for love in all the right places, the Barmuda locations have everything you could hope for. For more information on Barmuda events and specials on Valentine’s Day, visit www.barmuda.com.

An Evening at the Chef’s Table

Ferrari’s introduces an opportunity for those searching for an exclusive dining experience. It’s “An Evening at the Chef’s Table”, a meal that is customized for the proprietor of the evening and their guests by the chef of Ferrari’s.

MYSTERY MURDER THEATER DINNER

IN” “ DY I N ’ T O W Feb. 26 at Park Place Event Centre On Friday, February 26th Park Place Event Centre presents “Dyin’ to Win!” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. “Incredibly excited,” comments Bridget Bryson, Director of Sales and Events, when asked about the event. “This is the second time that we are doing a murder mystery in the past year, and the first one was so much fun we decided to do it again.” The premise of the show is, “It’s awards night, and all of the celebrities are in attendance to walk the red carpet,” adds Bryson; “There is the Hollywood sweetheart, the independent movie actress, and of course, the aging screen siren. The three women seem friendly, but no one knows what kind of skeletons they are hiding in their dressing rooms! Of course, only one of them can win the coveted award, and after the announcement is made, things go downhill quickly. It’s drama that only Hollywood divas can create…” Tickets for the show include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, salad, entrée, dessert and a free drink ticket. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Participants are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m. For more information call Park Place Event Centre at 277-1255 or go to www.barmuda.com/park_place.

A one-of-a-kind experience! “’An Evening at the Chef’s Table’ is a unique way to dine,” explains Joel Smits, General Manager of Ferrari’s Ristorante. “Once the meal is selected, the chef will create four to six more courses to accompany the main course. Each course is then paired with a bottle of wine that compliments the cuisine.” “An Evening at the Chef’s Table” was created as a fantastic way for someone to entertain guests. Parties up to 10 will be seated in Ferrari’s kitchen and parties of 11 to 20 will be seated in the private dining room. Dates of the event will be available upon request, some dates may not be available. For more information contact Bridget Bryson, Director of Sales and Events at (319) 266-9994.

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900 Technology Pkwy., Suite 100 Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 266-9994 • www.barmuda.com


Half-Price Dessert

10% Off

One free dessert with purchase of one entrée. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 2/27/10.

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. Not valid on Date Night or Prix Fixe Menu. Expires 2/27/10.

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

1521 Technology Pkwy. , Cedar Falls • (319) 277-1385 www.barmuda.com D&EC21001

$3 Off Bourré Mist Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 2/27/10.

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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 2/27/10.

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

501 Sycamore St., Waterloo • (319) 232-6180 www.BourreLounge.com D&EC21003

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 2/27/10.

www.barmuda.com

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

D&EC21004

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 2/27/10.

www.barmuda.com D&EC21005

D&EC21006

Buy One Comedy Ticket, Get the Second HALF-PRICE

Half-Price Appetizer

Of equal or lesser value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 2/27/10.

401 Main St., Cedar Falls • (319) 266-1132 www.barmuda.com

D&EC21007

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 2/27/10.

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

D&EC21009

With purchase of two (2) entrées. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 2/27/10.

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

D&EC21008

15% OFF CATERING Minimum of $300. Of equal or lesser value. Must present VIP Rewards Card to receive offer. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 2/27/10.

900 Technology Pkwy., Cedar Falls • (319) 266-9994 www.barmuda.com

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D&E Newsletter February 2010  

Barmuda Companies monthly newsletter highlighting the happenings at the restaurants, nightclubs, and lounges across the Cedar Valley.

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