I didn’t really notice the background much until you brought my attention to it. Looks like a good party. Maybe needs a collage effect with something overlaying that top part?
The food pictures were tasty looking. Maybe need some yummy drink pictures since that is what people have to buy?
I’m a computer geek.
NOTE: I do have stock drink photos if there is room for them when I write their printed editorial. It was way too hectic to attempt shooting anything like that during all the festivity. I didn’t shoot the band because Footloose was playing, but they change the band some weeks. I did not want to give people the false impression that Footloose would be there every Friday.
The message that might get sent is “stay away.” No doubt that’s not the message you want to be received.
On further consideration the other potential down side of this is that people will look at that picture and think it’s indicative of what the restaurant is like every night – yikes! If I thought it looked like that there’s no way I’d go there for a quality meal. I’ve eaten there and know it’s not that way but man, that’s a big risk since I believe they say the average person comprehends and retains 20% of the written word – my point is even if you put a disqualifier in there you run the risk that people won’t read it or if they do read it, they don’t remember it.
Seems to me the restaurant needs to decide what market they want – do they want the fine dining crowd or do they want something else? Do you happen to know what market they want to attract?
Caribbeansun – Thaks for noticing that, I will deal with it somehow when I write the magazine version of this editorial. The Wharf already has an outstanding reputation for fine dining, and they are just adding a fun Happy Hour night with free food and live music. It gives many people an opportunity to experience the splendor of this world-class restaurant who might not have come otherwise.
I need to point out that the Wharf is
Every New Years Eve they add additional tables on the beach and seat hundreds of customers. I have been there for their NYE show three times now and even with that large a crowd it does not seem too crowded – except for the dance floor which gives us a good excuse to dance on tables! Plus, they always have the most extravagant fireworks display.
Currently, there are about 12 Happy Hours on Friday. They change frequently, so always check the Nightly Events section of Activity Guide Magazine when you are here to see what is offered. It is itemized by the night and there are many events going on every single night of the week.
That entire picture of Happy Hour comprised the immediate bar area which is located under the dark roof beyond the gazebo in the upper right hand corner. They also have an indoor air-conditioned dining room that seats about 100 people. We are talking
Yeah, the food was good, and looked just like Joe’s picture, but the crowd was absolutely huge, and by that time of night, there was no place to sit, much less to stand. All we could do was stare at people that looked like they might be leaving their table soon and hope to beat someone else to the table. That’s not a lot of fun….I’m ok with it, but my husband isn’t too fond of standing around and hates fighting for a table. And, it’s hard to eat and drink at the same time, when you have no place to sit or even set anything down on.
Finally, the people started to leave and we got a table……it definitely seemed to be mostly locals (by a large majority) — which is fine. Then, we had to wait till 8:00 for Footloose to play. We waited……and waited…..and waited……and waited. Finally, about 8:40 three of the four members of the band started to play. They had been looking at their watches every couple of minutes, and it looked like they were waiting for their lead singer, Morvin, to show up…..he never did. But, they were great, even without him. After all, two of them, Harry and Henry used to play with Barefoot, so they are wonderful entertainers.
However, since, we also wanted to go up to the Royal Palms that night, which is our most favorite place to dance and have some drinks, we didn’t stay long.
Well, the second Friday night, the Royal Palms was having a special party to celebrate Cingular’s one year anniversary on the island (a cell phone provider) and we didn’t feel like paying $25 a head to attend that (duh!), so we decided to give Footloose at the Wharf another try, but this time we were going to skip the mob at Happy Hour.
So, we went about 7:15, got a great table, and Footloose started playing just about on time…..again without their lead singer, but apparently he was ill. We had a great time dancing and drinking and were just as happy to avoid the earlier crowds.
But, if you like to be where the action is, and don’t mind crowds (or standing), don’t hesitate to go to the Happy Hour (after all, it’s free food!). If you are planning on a fine dining experience at the restaurant, don’t worry. You won’t be impacted whatsoever by the Happy Hour crowd. You’ll have a great evening.
Sorry, if this comes off as negative, but it seemed that others were thinking the same thing, and I wanted to share our experience and thoughts.
Hopefully my previous post and picture has demonstrated that this
in no way
Footloose has had some very bad luck lately. Thier lead singer has been seriously ill for months and then last week their guitar player had a stroke – They had a substitute the night I was there. I wish these wonderful people who have brought joy into the lives of so many all the best for a speedy recovery.
So sorry to hear about Footloose…..their lead singer must REALLY be sick if he’s still not back.
We really knew nothing about the activity guide last year, picked it up at about the end of the trip. My bad………………..
We have over 200 locations island wide, but the easiest place is right at airport arrivals after you pass Immigration on your way to collect your bags.
I could post itemized examples that would be much higher, but the
average save about $100 a day