by Marsha C. on
Austin, TX location: I didn't even get to experience Maggiano's because they would not even try to accomodate our request. We had 20 people wanting to go, but some wanted classic family style and some wanted light. Maggiano's will not let you split on the table. So we asked them if they would be flexible and let us book 2 tables near each other - one for classic and one for light. They said no. We canceled our reservation and are now going to Bucca Di Beppo who do not have silly rules like these. Maggiano's was okay with losing the business and future business as well.
by Yu Kuse on
Everybody was going into Bollyhood. So I thought, "how can it hurt me if it looks so good?" Apparently it does hurt. The wallet. You think "Well, $10 cover charge is no big." It is for a cheap rat like me. I love Samba music to the point where it's unhealthy at times. But $10? For a Favela-themed party? No. So my friend and I decided to go to the Beauty Bar at the corner, as there was no cover charge there. It was OK, American music with people bobbing their head here and there. But I called it quits when I tripped over one of those space-helmet hair dryers. So we decided to leave and check out Little Baobab. $5 cover charge. It was doable. As soon as we open the door, I was simply drawn in by this energy that was buzzing around. I can't explain it, but it just produced a fever to dance. And that's what I like about Little Baobab. Everyone is there to dance. Not sway, not bob, not holding your drink while you dance in a circle with a pile of purses in the middle and check out the meat market produce of the night, but DANCE! And by Jove if you don't dance you will just be trampled. It was mostly Calypso/Soca with a little Reggaeton sprinkled in here and there to keep it diverse. I was never a fan of Calypso music, but it just sucks you into this tornado of happiness and bliss. Sure the air was dense with sweat, which would have really bothered me, had it not been for the fact that there were fans on throughout. They could do without the random black lights, as they tend to make the eyes of that creeper at the corner (who has been staring you down) glow. And then you can't look away because it's just so bizarre, so he takes it as a positive hint and smiles, which makes his whole set of teeth glow white. It's like Aladdin's Genie came to life and wants your soul. But I digress.
by Dominga Alsheimer on
I agree with Dorren. This place should be shut down due to health hazard & safety concerns! Foreal. There is barely any air circulation at all. Its crazy, they even have a system for people going up and down the stairs. Theres just way tooo many people up in this place. Although I would go again give it one more chance, and I'm good.