Kool Beanz for dinner.

Kool Beanz is one of the three or four most acclaimed restaurants in Tallahassee; and considered by many folks to be the 'best' restaurant in Tallahassee. It is about time 'All About Food in Tallahassee' made the scene there. Meetup dinner date is Friday September 20, 2013, at 6:15 PM.  Kool Beanz has accolades through the wazoo for the food and for the overall eclectic style it brings.  Depending on the wait for seating we may find ourselves on the porch before dinner.   

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  • Andy W.

    Yep 2.5 hrs too long for a wait but glad it turned out ok. Look forward to the next one.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dinner was great will be back again.

    September 23, 2013

  • Edwin

    This was a nice informal meetup gathering. Early confusion about seating time and table placement due to conflicting instructions from the group-our bad. We got seated. We got spotty server attention from The Mighty Quinn-venue bad. My entree was the braised lamb shank with butter beans and mashed potato; I gleefully accepted a slice of roast duck. Those meats were perfectly succulent. Lamb shank is a tough cut to cook well, the cooks did it perfectly. I started with lamb patties, I won't order again, overcooked dry, needed more than the sauce. Dessert was two scoops of a coconut flavored (green colored) ice cream with a sweet/salty cashew brittle topping, nice. Lucky me got a taste of the hot brownie and the chocolate macaroon mousse cake. Some members of AAFIT seem to like chocolate best of all and sharing...thanks ladies. Except for a krazy spelled moniker for Kool Beanz Cafe, if only thay had a real waiting area for a nice glass of wine before dinner to calm the masses.

    September 23, 2013

  • Elaine

    Food is always excellent.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Pam S.

    Service was very disorganized and took way too long!
    Food was good but for me 2 1/2 hrs is too long for dinner!
    I did enjoy meeting some nice people!

    September 22, 2013

  • Mary Kay K.

    The food is always awesome and the service consistently unorganized. Still great!

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura

    Food was great as always. We sat outside as it was available right away. Several people did not show which is always a bummer. But those that did were awesome :-)

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Pam S.

    As long as I have gone to Kool Beanz, it has been first come first serve. Long lines can form.

    September 20, 2013

  • Edwin

    Allyson, the manager at Kool Beanz knows this meetup group is having dinner there tonight. I asked that we get seated inside rather than on the porch. If tradition holds then I expect half the RSVP's will actually attend; but Allyson is aware it could be 23+ in the group.

    Kool Beanz can accomodate our expected group size. Seating is based on a first come/first served que; the wait for seating could be from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. À la carte ordering. Serving beers and wines only. Separate checks. No added gratuity on checks.

    I will put our name in for dinner at 6:15 PM. We may be seated late, if so we can wait on the Kool Beanz porch. Do not game the wait time to be seated by showing up at the last moment when we are having dinner.

    Anybody want to meetup earlier at the WineLoft ?

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Selina

      We will be t here by 7 due to work and another commitment but we'll. Be there

      September 20, 2013

  • Jennifer N.

    Make sure to warn them. Have fun!

    September 20, 2013

  • Selina

    Will be late but will be there.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Susan R.

    My husband and I are still planning on coming, but my work schedule is unpredictable. 6:00pm is doable, but not something I can set in stone. We are really looking forward to getting to know you all. :-)

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    I am brand new to the group, and look forward to meeting everyone! Not sure if I can make it to Friday's meet-up though:/

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Pam S.

      Looking forward to meeting you when you can make a Meetup!
      It is lots of fun!

      September 18, 2013

  • Chris

    My wife and I (Chris and Mie) are new to the group. We look forward to meeting you all

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Lee M.

    Sorry, I have to go out of town on Friday. Hopefully I will see you all at a near future event.

    September 16, 2013

  • Jenifer W.

    Dang, was looking forward to this dinner but can't do 6:00. Hopefully next time! Enjoy!!!

    September 15, 2013

    • Edwin

      Sorry you can't get to this meetup. You'll get other opportunities because this group is pretty active especially with restaurant outings and potlucks.

      September 16, 2013

  • Pam S.

    I haven't been to Kool Beanz in years but always loved the creative menu.
    I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Edwin changed the time from 7:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    September 11, 2013

  • Edwin

    Personally I like late dinner arrangements on Fridays and Saturdays; but because the popular sentiment is to meetup earlier for this dinner we shall meetup earlier. I will put our name in for dinner between 6:00 PM and 6:15 PM. I expect we may be seated late, if so we can wait on the Kool Beanz porch. So that the hostess can get a seat count; Please do not game the wait time/dinner time by showing up at the last moment when we are to be seated.

    See ya'll soon.

    3 · September 11, 2013

    • Burt A.

      Eloschi, thanks for setting this up but unfortunately I have to bow out as I just discovered another commitment I have for the 20th. Hope to make it next time!

      September 11, 2013

    • Mary Kay K.

      Yes because I have other celebrations that night! Great time I can do both!

      1 · September 11, 2013

  • Andy W.

    Leave date as is and make the time earlier to accommodate the larger group or make another meetup on another date. Also might be good to have an alternate location in mind if the wait time is more than an hour.

    September 11, 2013

  • Lee M.

    Soda has a point- anytime after 5 PM is fine with me!

    September 10, 2013

  • Laura

    Has any consideration been given to Jenny's suggestion of starting earlier? It's a small place and is very popular.

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • Soda

      I agree with both Jenny & Laura - this is a really small place and if you go anything after 6 you will have a minimum 1 to 1 1/2 hour wait. On a Fri night one time, at 9:30 we had a 45 minute wait. So just something to keep in mind. I would recommend 5:45 or 6 that way the wait is less.

      September 9, 2013

  • Burt A.

    I would still prefer that we arrive earlier say, 6:30 because it's so popular. I like the idea of the wine loft as the first stop, maybe around 5:30-5:45.

    September 9, 2013

  • Lee M.

    Anytime is good with me, as long as the date remains!

    September 9, 2013

  • Tammy

    Sorry to miss this, but I have tickets to see Third Day on the 20th.

    August 26, 2013

  • Mary Kay K.

    I should be celebrating my successful defense by then! :) Love Kool Beanz!

    August 25, 2013

  • Jenny

    Just something to consider - wait times for Kool Beanz on a Friday could be fairly long. We might want to think about starting earlier? Looking forward to it!

    3 · August 23, 2013

  • Edwin

    Dinner date set for FrIday September 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM. More than lilkely I 'spect to have a cocktail or a glass or two of wine before dinner at the Wine Loft...then a short mosey down teh street to Kool Beanz Cafe at about 7:15-7:30 PM to put our name on the list to be seated. Heck if we get enough participants it might almost be like a private party. ;)

    See ya'll soon.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Edwin changed the date and time to Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    August 22, 2013

  • Edwin

    FYI:

    A great little restaurant..." The New York Times.

    Four and a Half Hat Rating!!

    "One of Florida's top 400 restaurants..." Florida Trend Magazine.

    As featured on Florida Secrets website.

    Kool Beanz does not accept reservations. Kool Beanz can accomodate our expected group size. Seating is based on a first come/first served que; the wait for seating could be from 5 minutes to 45+ minutes. À la carte dinner ordering. Serving beers and wines only. Separate checks. No added gratuity on checks.

    I'll wait two more days to hear comments from others before setting date...but the meetup date at Kool Beanz Cafe is trending to be September 19 or 20, 2013.

    August 19, 2013

  • Creston N.

    I'm busy the weekend of the 26th, but would love to join you all if you pick the previous weekend. Love Kool Beanz.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Lee M.

    Again, it is within walking distance, so it should be no problem.

    August 18, 2013

  • Edwin

    So how about one of these days in either of these time periods Thursday-Saturday September 19-21 or, Thursday-Saturday September 26-28, at 7:30 PM? Make your preferences known in a comment. I'll set date on the calendar next week. Maybe we can hit the Wine Loft before dining.

    August 17, 2013

    • Burt A.

      Id prefer Thursday or Friday those weeks.

      1 · August 17, 2013

    • Laura

      I'm out of town the weekend of the 28th....so I prefer the weekend before.

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great, but my ability to attend will completely depend on the date.

    1 · August 17, 2013

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