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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Art contest to celebrate anniversary of Bad Wolf Bar and Grill
two scifi-loving people purchase a neighbor bar and grill, a name
change may be in the stars. For Timothy and Alicia Dardar of Marrero,
LA, the choice of a new name took time. They put together a list of
potential nerd-related names and finally settled onBad Wolf Bar and Grill.
The name creates an instant connection withDoctor Whofans
- an “oh, THAT Bad Wolf” reaction, says Alicia Dardar - but it doesn’t
exclude people who aren’t Whovians. The Dardars liked the accessibility
inherent in the name.
will celebrate two years as proprietors of the restaurant and bar on
July 1, 2016. As a part of the anniversary celebration, the Dardars have
design a new logo for the business. The deadline has been extended to
June 13. The couple will choose a group of finalists and put the designs
on Facebook for the final selection. They will adopt the design with
the most “Likes” as the logo going forward.
than simply a neighborhood bar and grill, Bad Wolf offers a place where
nerds and jocks can coexist, according to Alicia. A group in one corner
may be discussing the latest Star Wars news while another group is
debating the Saints’ upcoming season. The décor features both worlds as
well, with an array of nerdy and sports art and decorations.
Another feature of the establishment is the frequent special events put on in conjunction withNerd Love NOLA,
a local event planner specializing in parties with a science fiction
flavor. Game nights and mini-cons appear on the calendar regularly.
During “down” times, the restaurant offers the use of three pool tables,
two dart boards and video poker.
there are hamburgers, hot sausage and chicken sandwiches on the menu,
other selections have themed names, such as The Bad Wolf (a burger with
hot sausage, egg and cheese) and C-3PO (chicken, bacon and Swiss
cheese). Tacos come as Chocobo Tacos (chicken and bacon tacos with
housemade ranch) and Anorith Tacos (shrimp tacos with horseradish
the establishment serves alcohol, the staff enforces an Over-21 Only
rule. The bar offers specialty mixed drinks (with fanciful names like
Serenity and DHARMA Initiative) as well as a long list of available
beers. The full menu can be found on their Facebook page.
the contest entry extended through June 13, artists over 21 years of
age have a chance to win a nice prize as well as have their work
highlighted throughout the business’s signage and print materials. Check
out therulesand submit your design to Bad Wolf Bar and Grill.