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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Americana

Re: “Cushing Street Restaurant and Bar

Went here for dinner after a show and after we paid our bill we were asked to leave becuase they had a reservaton for our table even though there were open tables. we told the hostess we were staying for the jazz and she left. a few minutes later, the owner came to our table and asked if the hostess explained that the table was needed for reservations (we made reservations too). when we asked about the open tables, she said that we have overstayed our reservation and kept reminding us what time our reservations were for. For 3 of us, the bill, with tip, came to $170 so it wasnt like we dropped only $10. As we were rising from the table, the owner continued to berate us about overstaying our welcome and insisted that we "need to understand" that you can't stay for jazz at 7:30 for a 4:30 reservation. My friend said she didn't need to understand anything becuase she would not be returning and shockingly, the owner said good, don't come back. We were so embarrased to be asked to leave a restaurant. we are 3 professional women who went after the show at the TCC so it wasn't like we were college kids acting rowdy. The owner actually followed us out into the street continuing to explain her reason for asking us to leave. The way the owner should have acted was to explain to us that they had reservations waiting and offer to move us to the bar and even offer to buy a drink for our troubles (although we would have declined a free drink becuase we had already had 2 glasses with dinner). I am simply amazed that the owner and hostess asked us to leave instead of offering to relocate us. I will never return and I will make sure to spread the word to avoid this place.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gus Morgan on 05/11/2013 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Blue Willow

Mediocre at best. I've tried it several times over many years, never a good meal. Always expensive and lousy service.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by agmtb on 04/28/2013 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Union Public House

Grant Runs a great eatery, his happy hour can't be beat!!!!

Posted by Vince Radice on 01/04/2013 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

I'd like to comment on the December 16, 2012 Sunday brunch, unfortunately, my fiancé and I never got to eat any. Mind you, on the preceding Friday we had lunch there and it was fine and other than the abysmal service at other lunch times, the food has also been good enough to entice us back. No more..

This morning, we decided to get breakfast out. We don't usually go for the bacon and eggs thing but today my fiancé wanted to throw healthy eating to the wind and get some. Her first thought was to just go to Cracker Barrel, which is reasonably close. In hindsight this would have been the best thing to do. Instead we decided to do Maynard's brunch.

I tried calling a number of times to determine their hours and to make a reservation but always got a message indicating that they were either "Handling another reservation or seating another guest and to please leave a message." So I left a message. The alternative was to go online and make a reservation. Their system actually takes one to Open Table. Since I use it often, and I never got a call from Maynard's, I logged on to Open Table. I actually wanted a morning time, but the first one available was 2 PM. So I made the reservation for 2 PM and we had a snack to hold us over while we waited.

It's a 40-minute drive for us so we headed out at 1:15. Arriving at Maynard's, heading east on Toole, we were presented with a roped off parking lot which left us stranded, because the stupid trolley construction has Toole blocked off to eastbound traffic. I had to turn around, while dodging westbound traffic and enter the parking lot from the wrong direction. This should have told me to forget the whole idea, but we persisted. Upon getting to the door we saw a hand lettered sign indicating that the place was closed to the public due to a private function. This deserved further investigation, since I had an email confirmation from Open Table for a 2 PM reservation, so we walked in anyway. A voice from behind us asked what we were doing so we said we were looking for the manager. The woman professed to be the manager, which is odd since their website says that one Frank Kobritz is the restaurant manager.

I told her that if in fact she was the manager, she wasn't very good at her job. She bristled at this fact and became defensive, telling us that, "The owner's daughter was getting married and the place was reserved for the wedding party." I congratulated the couple but restated my position that there was no indication 1) on the website, 2) on the telephone or 3) on Open Table that the place was closed to the public today and this was lousy management and a disservice to us.

At no time was there an apology or any attempt to make amends. A good manager would have offered some kind of compensation such as a free meal at a later time or across the street at Cup Congress today.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Wes S. on 01/03/2013 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Golden Corral

THE best restaurant in Tucson.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Thomas Fleming on 12/07/2012 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Golden Corral

If your starving go there and eat. Otherwise, stay away.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Sam Smith on 12/06/2012 at 8:31 AM

Re: “The Big Hat Bar and Grill

This place is under new management and is now a great place to visit. The owner and his wife are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The Mexican menue is typical, but the quality of the food is way above average. The pozole, which is available only a couple of days a week can't be surpassed. It has to be the best in the Tucson area and if you are lucky enough to be there when they have it, you're in for a real treat. The chef really knows how to cook terrific Mexican food that is fresh and delicious. The second time we went we had the enchaladas and the tamales and we were not the least bit disappointed. Everything was moist and flavorful and could'nt have been better. If you happen to be driving south on Nogales Highway, don't pass up the opportunity to enjoy this great family run bar and grill, or better yet, set it as your destination and plan a trip to eat there as soon as you can. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by B & B from Sahuarita on 12/02/2012 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Pita Jungle

Run of the mill food, overcrowded,barely fair to poor service, decent prices.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 09/14/2012 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Bobo's Restaurant

yes last time i went staff was unfriendly
but breakfast for me and wife was $8.00
best deal in town

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by gg45 on 09/14/2012 at 2:54 AM

Re: “Dry River Company

Absolutely phenomenal place to go hang out and eat a pie or two. (And this is coming from an East Coast transplant pizza snob) Love the italian pie, and the pepperoni pizza, while a generic choice, is the best pepperoni pizza I have ever eaten in AZ.

The beer is ice cold too, and they have sports on the flat screen.

Why wait for an hour to get into GG, when this place is right next store?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 09/11/2012 at 1:43 PM

Re: “The Skybox Restaurant and Sports Bar

No new reviews so i thought I would post one.

Friday has perennial 80's and G. Cover charge and packed. Saturday night ; no cover smaller crowd and sometimes very good bands (Giant Blue, etc). Definitely the night to go. Mixed crowd with many older people looking for hookups (well it's true). Drinks are very reasonable for Foothills, food good. Bartenders are nice and fast

Posted by rogerxcohn on 08/04/2012 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Risky Business

The servers are very attentive and the food is consistent and very good. It is a wonderful locally owned spot where we grab a quick meal once a week.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by cc on 06/24/2012 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Bobo's Restaurant

Best breakfast place in all of Tucson, great food best staff and amazing bacon!!!! Daily specials and great bang for your buck! Get there early! Love this place!!!!!!!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chance Wesson on 04/25/2012 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

Their pizzas are fabulous, and you can also make a whole meal of their fun side dishes. The space is noisy and long, like a box car, which is fitting since while you eat the trains roll by (Maynards is at the railway station). Great patio scene as well.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by peanutman on 04/20/2012 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

Very busy little train depot! Place was packed and i sill got my beer quickly. Lagunitas IPA served iced cold mmmm.......Great place and great location

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by winston on 04/18/2012 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

I am obsessed with the fresh blueberry muffins they sell in the market. With tons of sugar on top they are definitely the best in Tucson and definitely not from Costco. The soups are phenomenal, like the clam chowder I cant stop thinking about when I'm at work. I only wish they would sell it everyday but it changes all the time. Go and get some fresh sourdough too it amazing. Thumbs up to maynards for many delicious lunches!!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by brianjansen9 on 04/17/2012 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

I've always been a fan of the grab and go food available at the Market, and then today I noticed that the muffins in the case that were being sold were COSTCO muffins, marked up to $2.50/each. Unacceptable to market food as made in house, then sell generic Costco food. There is no doubt they were from Costco, all four flavors that come in the standard mix package.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Estrr on 04/14/2012 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

Absolutely awesome food and drinks. Best place in tucson and i don't care what these other people are talking about. Maybe they went when it just opened, but now it is incredible.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by reviewman on 04/11/2012 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

this has to be the best bistro in southern Arizona. Fresh sourdough that can compete with San Francisco artisan bread is definitely a plus. I had a wonderful time eating fresh muscles sauted with onions and garlic and white wine and the best part was soaking up the juice with the fresh bread. Very well trained staff and a beautiful market right next to the restaurant. We brought home some Nuttela scones and a layer cake with red velvet and chambord cream. I cannot see a single fault with this place even the ambiance is beautiful, especially when the train goes by when you are eating amazing food and enjoying wonderful company. I love this place!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by reviewman on 04/10/2012 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Bobo's Restaurant

Hi

Go there for breakfast all the time

Danielle is a great waitress

I get the breakfast special

2 eggs/hash browns/toast/coffee

lots of food the bill with tax is $3.90

a great deal

people are great

worth the trip but remember this place get's packed.

Pancakes were the best

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by gonz on 03/08/2012 at 12:17 AM

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