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Sean Brown
Players Bar & Grill swings into Waverly Woods
Players Bar & Grill swings into Waverly Woods

First, don’t mistake the new Players Bar & Grill for what used to be Mangia’s in Waverly Woods Shopping Center. The new upscale bar and grill may occupy the same spot in the strip, but owner Simon Sadoun, general manager Sean Brown and executive chef Doug Jones have transformed the space and menu into a classy sports-themed restaurant with an eclectic variety of dishes, from stuffed avocado appetizers to seafood jambalaya and gourmet desserts almost too pretty to eat — but you will. “I wanted to do a menu with popular things but move them to the next level,” says Jones. Dishes include ribs and ribeye, salads, sandwiches, pizza, calzones and stromboli....