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Spanking The Cheetah Red

Sure, he's been silent for weeks, but we wistfully remember the days when naughty Ed Rodriguez, a.k.a. CEO Cheetah, provided us with loads of entertainment. You'll recall that after repeatedly dissing our little community, he had an abrupt change of heart and extended an olive branch of sorts by offering Baristanet readers free admission and a free drink this Saturday night. We had some fun at Ed's expense, but we're ready for our pound of flesh free martini. If you haven't already e-mailed Ed, do so here to be added to the Barista night "guest" list.

April 27, 2006 in Happenings | Permalink


Sorry, have to wash my hair Saturday night. (Now, where did I put my hair...)

Posted by: Conan the Chowdahhead | Apr 27, 2006 3:26:43 PM

Sorry, I'm supposed to come down with the ebola virus that night.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 27, 2006 3:33:32 PM

i'll be at a dinner party discussing such topics as...so, what color are you gonna paint the 2nd bathroom and has the old prostate been acting up lately? Burp!

Posted by: Iceman | Apr 27, 2006 3:41:56 PM

Let me see here: Red Cheetah Saturday night vs. the Great Notch Inn ANY night....a "martini lounge" vs. good beers on draft and properly chilled from clean pipes.....Jesus, take the wheel for me!

Posted by: cathar | Apr 27, 2006 3:45:08 PM

Well, I for one will be there just to check it out. And I've encouraged my friends to go - so that I won't be the only oldster in the place! Why should the kiddies have all the fun?

Posted by: bt | Apr 27, 2006 4:08:26 PM

I'm going to see "The Bob's" at the Sanctuary Concert Series in Chatham.

Posted by: Anne Prince | Apr 27, 2006 4:09:15 PM

I have to say they have great beers there on tap and by the bottle and also extremely cold plus good martini's

Posted by: beer lover | Apr 27, 2006 4:16:02 PM

Cathar, if Jesus were to take the wheel, especially on a Friday Night, he'd take you to Willie's saloon to see the fabulous Da Vido. I bet Da Vido would do a special Tom Jones cover just for you. It's not unusual.........

Posted by: shelly | Apr 27, 2006 4:24:51 PM

Im happy to see that some of you are taking us up on the offer, BT you and your friends will have a nice time, see you Saturday night. I have several Barista readers on the list already. Stop and see me at the main bar, just ask for Thea.
Cathar you hang at the Great Notch, I must have met you, a very good friend of mine goes there with her brother. By the way Cheetah has very cold beer on tap from clean chilled pipes too! And several nice TVs to watch whatever sports you like. Maybe someone should take the wheel or should we say handle bars since you are coming from the Notch. Love Rich great guy and Im sure he wont mind you stopping to see me at the Cheetah. ;-)

Posted by: Cheetah | Apr 27, 2006 4:32:02 PM

We went to the Cheetah a few weeks back and thought they had nice decor and as always (we were regulars of Rascals) the staff, drinks, and food is great. We've always thought it was the best in Montclair to get a drink. Now, they most DEFINITELY have increased business...like, tenfold!

Posted by: Butch | Apr 27, 2006 5:01:52 PM

Cheetah-Thea-Lilith (if it comes to that), regrettably, my tetanus shot isn't current. So no, no way. I also very much doubt we'd ever meet anywhere for all manner of sociologically sound reasons. And does anyone who reads this site honestly think that butch giving her imprimatur to any such place means I'd attend in turn? Nah. Jesus is never so mocked. Not my Jesus.

Nor does anyone who does even half-serious drinking when they go out drink flavored martinis. God has set this one in stone somewhere.
But if someone will tell me where Willie's is, I would weigh that one for a libation someday. I mean, Tom Jones imitations? Jesus may well allow that one.

Posted by: cathar | Apr 27, 2006 5:55:33 PM

cathar you are kidding me right you bring God and Jesus into this wow

you have problems

i guess your way to good for anyone here


Posted by: lmao | Apr 27, 2006 6:18:14 PM

Willie's is in Botany Village. My nose knows, but I couldn't tell you the streets.

Say, 46 East to Piaget, at the end, turn left towards the Hot Grill, bear right around the park, head for Botany Village. Willies is on that road, across from (or just before) the little triangular park.

Friday night, dinner at Teddy's then scotch on the rocks with DaVida.

Posted by: Kevin Lee Allen | Apr 27, 2006 6:35:30 PM

KLA, now you have to tell me where Teddy's is, thanks in advance. I go back so far to the area that I was working summer jobs at Popular Merchandise (parent company of J.Crew!, though they hate to admit it) 2 blocks down Dayton when they were building Botany Village, when there was still a Botany plant. But neither Teddy's nor Willie's rings no current bells.

lmao, I was kidding. Perhaps you're so unfamiliar with the concepts of Christianity that you assumed I was serious, but I wasn't. Which shows you up as a bigot for the nasty assumptions you made about Christianity, mine in particular. So I shall pray for you in your apparent schmuckiness.

Posted by: cathar | Apr 27, 2006 6:41:48 PM

ooops, Woody's, not Willies.

And I'm told it is DaVido, not DaVida, I just discovered this little place and the act last week.

Teddy's is a Polish restaurant in Main Avenue, near the old Herald News Building (closer to Piaget) on the same side.

You may know the location as next to the pool owned by a family whose name starts with a 'B.'

What was the Botany Plant? Clothes?

Posted by: Kevin Lee Allen | Apr 27, 2006 6:55:03 PM

The Botany "plant" was the world hq of Botany Mills, which for a good while was both a huge clothing firm and the producer of fine "piece goods" they sold to other clothiers. (Other firms once existed in Passaic which "finished" especially high-end fabrics under contract to Botany, I worked for one in the "tweed section" for a few weeks one summer, Scots weavers on the Isle of Lewis and Harris loved hearing that during a visit there.) It was a huge complex, running blocks. European competition in the 50's, so it's said, drove Botany down, down, down over the next few decades. Part of the history of Passaic and Clifton, Kevin, get up to speed here now you're a resident.

And whoever owns that pool, it will always be "the Clifton pool" to those of us of a certain age. Man, that it's still there.....

Okay, I promise, real soon, it's at least on to Teddy's!

Posted by: cathar | Apr 27, 2006 7:19:48 PM

Thank you for the invite but I'll take a pass this time around--still would love to meet several of the posters though some time that musch is certain.

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 27, 2006 7:23:34 PM

Thank you for the invite but I'll take a pass this time around--still would love to meet several of the posters though some time that much is certain.

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 27, 2006 7:23:58 PM

spelling "oops" obviously not caught in time.

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 27, 2006 7:24:53 PM

Wowsers, my first sport coat - OK the first one I remember - back when I was a little grade school kid in the St. Louis suburbs was made by Botany. Who knew?

Small world.

Posted by: crank | Apr 27, 2006 7:40:10 PM

Oh brother! I grew up in Passaic and am suddenly (ok, not really) feeling my age. Since we're talking Clifton/Passaic and clothiers, do any of you remember Robert Hall??? Aunt Helen worked there and I'd gotten a few Easter outfits way back when!!

Incidentally, I won't be making the Barista/Cheetah night because, unfortunately, I've eaten my licorice g-string!!!

LOL @ cathar & schumckiness!

Posted by: Surrounded | Apr 27, 2006 8:25:16 PM

Yessss I remember Robert Hall..... mmm what about Barneys Boys Town or Kleins on the Square ?

Posted by: JT | Apr 27, 2006 8:34:44 PM

"Robert Hall's the reason, To save this season, Low Overhead! (With a basso backup) Low overhead!"

See how we're all linked, crank? God wanted you to have that particular sportcoat by way of getting you move here eventually.

Posted by: cathar | Apr 27, 2006 8:56:38 PM

any of us of the male specie over the age of 50 from the northeast has probably had an article of clothing from Robert Hall. I hated going there cause I knew Mom was buying me some uncomfortable outfit to make me itchy in church as I stared at 2 rows of Nuns.

Posted by: Iceman | Apr 27, 2006 9:00:53 PM

EJ Korvettes & Alexanders. Gimbels too!

Posted by: JT | Apr 27, 2006 9:06:56 PM

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