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Steakhouse now called Twelve instead of Bones

By April Wortham
August 12. 2006 3:30AM

TUSCALOOSA | The high-end steakhouse that opened its doors on University Boulevard last month has changed its name. And this time there’s no bones about it.

Now called simply Twelve, the restaurant formerly known as Bones Steakhouse was renamed because of copyright issues raised by the similarly named Bone’s restaurant in Atlanta, said former University of Alabama quarterback Kenny “Snake" Stabler.

Stabler is one of several investors in the restaurant at 1402 University Blvd. on The Strip, which serves up choice cuts of meat by the pound, alongside Southern favorites such as cheese biscuits, grits, fried green tomatoes and fried dill pickles.

“Of course, we are very mindful of all the great things related to '12’ here at the Capstone," Stabler said of the restaurant’s new moniker.

“There’s 12 national championships, and a lot of great names have been associated with that number over the course of time, names like Pat Trammel, Joe Namath and Brodie Croyle, just to name a few."

Stabler, too, wore the No. 12 jersey when leading the Tide to three consecutive SEC titles and back-to-back national championships in 1964 and 1965. The number followed him throughout his 15 seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints.

Stabler has been in the food and beverage business in California, Texas and Gulf Shores, and said he and his partners at Olympia Food Co. in Birmingham have been working to develop a “premium steakhouse concept" for more than two years.

Last fall, the group planned to bring a Doe’s Eat Place to the old building they refurbished on The Strip. Established in Greenville, Miss., in 1941, Doe’s is perhaps best known for its Little Rock, Ark., location.

But the deal fell apart when Doe’s and the investors couldn’t come to an agreement on territories, Stabler said.

Most of the wait staff at Twelve are UA students who will earn class credit through internships at the restaurant.

“We have quite a few people who are in the hotel and restaurant management program at UA, and they have to have a certain number of hours in a restaurant. We decided to team up with them," said general manager Greg Glenn.

Glenn said the average check at Twelve is about $30 per person. Reservations are not required, but are recommended, particularly during football season, he said.

Twelve will host a “Countdown to Kickoff" radio program broadcast on WJOX 690 about an hour prior to the pre-game show on Crimson Tide Sports Network, for which Stabler is color analyst.

Twelve will serve dinner Monday through Saturday from 4:30-10 p.m. Hours will be extended on UA football gamedays, starting with a special breakfast menu and service throughout the day. Valet parking will be available.
See I own the one in Atlanta. That'll show those buys to mess with me! :D
CrossBones said:
See I own the one in Atlanta. That'll show those buys to mess with me! :D
You go Bones!! :)
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