Rum House opening a location in BR
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Rum House opening a location in BR
Posted by titmouse on 7/1 at 1:32 pm
Near Perkins/Kennilworth

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Appears as though the collective opinion of this board is that it is weak. Nothing to be excited about, then?



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Posted by pooponsaban on 7/1 at 1:34 pm to titmouse
Bad idea. Leave well enough alone I say.

I like the place and really like the owners. I just don't know that BR is viable.


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Posted by Rohan2Reed on 7/1 at 1:35 pm to titmouse
Surprised it's taken them this long to open one in BR. I'm sure it's going to print money like the one in Nola does. People love that shite.

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Appears as though the collective opinion of this board is that it is weak. Nothing to be excited about, then?


It's not bad, it's just not very good. Especially considering the prices for the very overrated, small tacos .. and the fricking 1-2 hour wait for a table.




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Posted by Oenophile Brah on 7/1 at 1:37 pm to pooponsaban
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Bad idea. Leave well enough alone I say.

What?

It may do better in BR then in NOLA, if that is possible. I wish they would pick up stakes here and move the whole operation there.

Most overrated place in New Orleans.



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Posted by LSUAfro on 7/1 at 1:42 pm to Oenophile Brah
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It may do better in BR then in NOLA, if that is possible. I wish they would pick up stakes here and move the whole operation there.
Me too. I hate when local business owners provide a product people want.



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Posted by pooponsaban on 7/1 at 1:43 pm to Oenophile Brah
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It may do better in BR then in NOLA, if that is possible.


Based on?



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Posted by Fun Bunch on 7/1 at 1:46 pm to pooponsaban
This has been in the works for a very long time now.

They are also opening a Deli next door to Rumhouse on Magazine.



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Posted by Oenophile Brah on 7/1 at 1:49 pm to LSUAfro
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I hate when local business owners provide a product people want.

Not certain they are locals.

The food is meh. If people want to wait over 5 minutes for that, they should just move out of the city. Old NOLA link

McDonalds are prevalent, I dislike them even though they provide products people want.



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Posted by Oenophile Brah on 7/1 at 1:51 pm to pooponsaban
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Based on?

That couldn't only be based on my opinion, based on experience living in both towns.

Rum House is the greatest mystery of NOLA. IMO



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Posted by notiger1997 on 7/1 at 1:52 pm to Oenophile Brah
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Not certain they are locals.


Maybe some of the investors are not local, but the main guy who owns it is named Kelly and does indeed live in New Orleans. I happened to know his wife and him somewhat and they are great folks.

I can't comment on the food as I've never been, but good for them if they are expanding their little operation. I'm sure it will do well in Baton Rouge.



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Posted by titmouse on 7/1 at 1:54 pm to notiger1997
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The Rum House is owned and operated by Kelly Ponder, Michael Buchert, and Terri Savoie. Ponder and Buchert, both originally from Baton Rouge and graduates of Catholic High and LSU



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Posted by LSUAfro on 7/1 at 1:57 pm to Oenophile Brah
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Not certain they are locals.
They were students at LSU. Not sure where from. Local enough for me.
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The food is meh. If people want to wait over 5 minutes for that, they should just move out of the city
Sounds logical.
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McDonalds are prevalent, I dislike them even though they provide products people want.

True dat. This is like another McDonalds.

They have a business on Magazine where people have a plethora of options, and they don't only just survive, they kill it. They provide a product that people are willing to wait for, not like a Mcdonalds. I applaud them for that, and hope they do well in Nola and BR.


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Posted by Fun Bunch on 7/1 at 1:57 pm to Oenophile Brah
They are very local. I know them personally. Great guys.

I'm not a huge fan of the place, but its success is no mystery to me.

College kids and 20 somethings love it.



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Posted by Day Wisher on 7/1 at 2:00 pm to Oenophile Brah
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I wish they would pick up stakes here and move the whole operation there.


Amen




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Posted by pooponsaban on 7/1 at 2:00 pm to Fun Bunch
Again, I'll go and will route for the guys. I know Kelly and Mike and they are good guys. BR is just a tough nut.


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Posted by BottomlandBrew on 7/1 at 2:01 pm to pooponsaban
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I just don't know that BR is viable.


I think it will make a killing in BR.



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Posted by Oenophile Brah on 7/1 at 2:01 pm to titmouse
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Michael Buchert

At least he has a solid background.

"He's not a chef," Adjey said of Buchert, who has worked in a restaurant kitchen but built his career in the front of the house, notably during almost seven years at Serrano's Salsa Co.

You can tell.



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Posted by TigerWise on 7/1 at 2:03 pm to Oenophile Brah
Guess you're not interested in meeting up for Taco Tuesday.


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Posted by Rohan2Reed on 7/1 at 2:04 pm to BottomlandBrew
It would make a killing in most cities in America if the location was right. People love that kind of food and atmosphere. You should read some of the Yelp reviews, they're pretty entertaining .. just to see how much people fricking love that place. Even go so far as to say such ridiculous compliments like how Rum House has a great Caribbean vibe because of the thatched roof bar and bright colors and how it feels like you're in a tiki bar in the Bahamas!


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Posted by Oenophile Brah on 7/1 at 2:04 pm to TigerWise
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Guess you're not interested in meeting up for Taco Tuesday.

Nah, they don't care for me and my Crimson hats...



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