This was the worst performance and dinner I have ever experienced. I planned this dinner for an anniversary gift for my wife. The hype on the website explains a nice “candle-lit dinner” and gift of $15 value.
First our arrival. This “dinner theater” is in the rear corner of the Great Wall of China restaurant, near the bathroom and kitchen door. The theater room consists of four small tables, where they seat three couples per table. The stage is nothing more than a tarp with a picture of a moon and castle on it. The show started 45 minutes late.
During the entire performance, workers from the restaurant were exiting the kitchen, and patrons from the restaurant were walking through to use the bathrooms. You see and smell the chinese food and think, “Oh, maybe the food will be good.” Don’t be fooled, you are going to get a budget salad, mediocre at best. The food is a cheap spaghetti noodle dish with white alfredo sauce on it, three steamed baby carrots, three steamed broccoli, and some type of chicken alfredo roll? My thoughts were, “I will probable spend the rest of the night with diarrhea.” To top it off, desert was a small serving of plain cheesecake, nothing more, which had probably been in the back kitchen for over a week.
The talent of a high school play is probably slightly greater than the performance at this theater. The actor who was killed in the play also played the role of the police officer who investigated his murder. The actors chuckled and commented, “What do you expect, this is a low-budget play.” Don’t get me wrong, I did chuckle a few times, but it was largely because I count not believe these people, this experience, was for real, it was really that getto. It was like watching the viral video on YouTube of the “I like turtles” kid, you just can’t believe what just happened.
Our anniversary gift was a dollar-store toy, a plastic ball and chain, gifted for me. How much more romantic can you get, right?
At the end, one actor pulled out a vote ballot from his coat. The ballots appeared to have been in the street for a week, run over and spit on. I was honestly afraid to touch them without having Lysol wipes for my hands afterward. They also give you a tip envelope stapled to a paper advertising 18 and 20 % gratuities. For our two tickets, they wanted $20 on top of the $90 dollars we paid for the show in the first place. On top of it, I had to pay the Great Wall of China restaurant for our two drinks, which also requested a gratuity.
People, if you go to this show, the only thing of actual value you will get is the story you will tell to your great grandchildren about how you and your significant other paid hundreds of dollars to see the worst show of your life in Tucson, Arizona. If that is what you’re looking for, you’ve found it!
This place is disgusting. I see roaches came out from the kitchen. Where's the inspector?..
I should have turned around and walked out when I saw all the fedora hats and laptops on the tables. I ordered a GC tamal to go, passable at best, would probably beat out anything you'd get in North Dakota though. Another "cool people' joint.
This may be a wonderful theater when they're open, but last night some friends and I went down looking forward to the 7pm show of The Great Beauty indicated in the Weekly to find the place closed with no indication of anything anywhere except an upcoming "horrorfest." We should have been forewarned when we called ahead and got a recording that was made back in November, with not a word said about current or upcoming shows, but we figured they were just too busy to update their message. This was probably a mistake on the part of the Weekly rather than the Screening Room, but it was frustrating.
Dont let dr.alvarez steal money from you . Know your access rights. If you have optional access insurance a co payment is optional. This office will not tell you that ..and you may be giving dr.alvarez money you cant afford
What the hell happened tonight? I ordered for take out they told me 35 mins. I came in 35 mins and had to wait an extra 15-20 minutes. They handed me my soda first and it got warm during that time. I asked them to put it back in the fridge and when I got my pizza they handed me the same warm soda. I got home and the garlic knots were BLACK and hard and if I threw it at a window it would break it. AND we found a short black hair (possibly from facial hair or a male) on the pizza. The pizza was slapped together and the cheese didn't even stick to the crust. I can't even complain to the company because there isn't something to write on the website. I'm totally disappointed and honestly I rather pay more at a different pizzeria (and I live a block away) instead of the crap food and piss poor customer service I just experienced.
Check your carry out food before you leave the store.
In Alibaba, you'll be charged ($39.99) for a combo (Beef, lamb and ground beef) but they intentionally give you beef steak, double ground beef and no lamb, while they charge you for the price of the lamb in their combo meal. The food is covered professionally and you think you'll have no reason to open the cover and check the food.
When you let them know about it, they admit that was what they gave you and they've charged you for the lamb combo without telling you!!!
They say they do that sometimes to their customers and they don't refund the customer!!!!
Alibaba restaurant lacks business integrity and honesty.
The owner Tony is a dishonest douchebag. He took a bunch of stuff from me to sell on consignment. 7 months later I have no accounting of it and he ignores my request to return my stuff. If you deal with this creep he will lie and stall and various other scammy moves. If you pay for something up front, don't count on getting it. I know a number of his supplier have dropped him because of similar complaints. He has an F rating from BBB. At this point I've filed against him in small claims court.
Kind of a rotten old place.
Don't waste your time with this place...
Plz DONT take a chance on this clinic. They're care for they're patience are at a all time low. The doctors don't care about fixing medical problems. These doctors don't give you the time to find out what the medical problem is. This place is not handicap friendly. Its more like a joke to them. This place needs a big clean up or a training program for they're staff. No doctor there cares about fixing they're big problem. They need empathy.
I find this place gross and a disgrace to italian cuisine. I really hate to bash a local independent restaurant, but frozen, boxed apps, and an absolute flavorless sauce is a sure fire way to not endear yourself to an italian foodie.
The reason why the Joe's special is so popular? That is the only dish containing garlic and the cheese masks the horribly HUNTS tomato sauce.
Step ya game up! Nothing like my "Mama's" cooking.
can't understand the other reviews, awful food ... very oily because too much food is being cooked in pans and the pan is not hot enough. My wife and I were both ill after our meals here. this is a common theme in their Yelp reviews. We should have listened to those warnings.
BEWARE....POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS , POOR QUALITY....
Centric is NOT place to go if you are looking for quality. You would be better off going to Walgreen! No Joke. They are over priced for the quality you receive.
Their proof strip does not give an adequate representation of the final print. My photo was black and white, they couldn't even get the contrast right. When I asked them to correct it. They got very defensive and Richard said I would have to pay again to have it reprinted and would only give a small discount for a corrected print. I had already paid a pretty penny (because at the time I believed that it would be worth the extra money to support a local business and get a higher quality image printed) Boy was I wrong. I came in to pick up the corrected print and it was double the price Richard had originally quoted me for the corrections. Its sad when a local business that you want to support will not work with you when you are unsatisfied and then lie about the price to squeeze an extra buck out of you... I ended up not getting my final print due to the price increase and will not be going back again. Use Photographic Works or Jones Photo Lab.. Do not trust your work with Centric.
POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
Food has taken quite a decline. Very disappointing.
Food is no longer fresh and steaks are not longer premium grade.
I stopped by yesterday to get some information about the place. Sign at front said use side door. The side door was locked, so I went back to the front door which was open. Appeared empty so I called out and entered anyway. Walked up to the counter and talked with person there. He seemed uninterested in answering any questions and made me feel very unwelcome. I noticed as I walked away, he came out looked around and closed the front door. There were no hours posted, so I thought maybe I entered when they were closed. But, I checked and as it was around 2 pm on Tuesday, they post that they are open during those hours. I'll take my pocket book and go elsewhere.
I had high hopes, based on advertising, but you should become Leary about the quality of the food and venue when they will not mention it anywhere on their advertisement. As soon as a purchased the tickets and they provided information on how to get there, only then did they say it was at the el parador. The food there is absolutely atrocious and the food at the theater was worse, which I didn't think was possible. If you advertise candle lit 3 course meal, I should not be looking forward to a budget banquet frozen TV dinner or taco bell for some type of improvement after the show. The acting was funny, but by no means is the show worth the horrible food (which the actors elude to also). Could not have been more disappointed.
BEWARE of this place. I was billed from the Oro Valley Hospital for a Rancho Vistoso Urgent Care visit. Issued a wristband and told there would be no copay, I should have known something was up.
Billed as OUTPATIENT SERVICES. Over $500 for 10 mins with a nurse. Dr. bills seperately and then you will have a FACILITY charge.
My suggestion is to go down the road to a new URGENT CARE not associated with the hospital. There is one on Oracle (near McGee) in front of Sprouts. I've compained several time to the CEOs office (Jae Dale) and have yet to even get a reply.
How do you review a place that hasnt opened?
Okay- To start off I have been going to Sky Bar since it opened and until recently have always been treated to a friendly and comfortable environment.. The open dj./mic night has always been a good place for Local Artist to be herd. I have spent a lot of money in this establishment.. drinks, pizza, tips, etc.. a place to take friends.. always a good tipper. Always treated with respect. It wasn't until the night of 1-29-13 @ 6:30pm that i felt that i was unwelcome there by The Bartender Raul, and A women bartender that would not give me her name.. though she said she was the manager. . I am a regular customer, Sky bar is on my way home. The pizza, dollar coffee, and fresh ginger-ale make it the spot to stop before a long trip home after a day teaching dance classes and capoeira at Breakout studios near by. So I am there a lot.. never really say much just eat and enjoy my coffee. About a year ago, I decided it was best for me to give up drinking and although hard a first came to terms with the fact that I Am A Alcoholic. So when friends invite me out, I have a cup of coffee or a ginger-ale instead of a drink.. With signs on the door and over the bar stating that they sell dollar coffees and ginger-ale till 2am along with other non alcoholic drinks and food from Brooklyn across the way, have always thought i was as welcome as everyone drinking alcohol with me. When RAUL the bartender batted his eyes after the first time i ordered coffee and a ginger-ale I brushed it off as just a another bartender having a long night, so i tipped him more for the trouble of having to make me a drink that was harder than opening a beer. This was the first occasion that night, when i ordered a second coffee he ask if I was not sure if he could get me something else, assuming he was trying to serve me an alcoholic drink " a beer or something" I declined said I was fine with my coffee, tipped him again for his troubles, and went home after enjoying a slice. The night after my next class me and a couple friends as usual I stop in.. I order my usual drinks, a coffee and a ginger-ale, the bartender at the time a female states to me they raised the price on the ginger-ale to $2.00 from $1.25 telling me that they raised the price but the signs have not been changed. I paid it no mind and ordered a couple times and tipped but noticed an attitude from the bartender when I ordered a couple more drinks, this was on saturday 1-26-13 around 6:00pm. The next night I had classes would be Tuesday evening 1-29-13. around 7:00pm I walk into Sky bar greet friends, go across to Brooklyn's to order myself a slice and return in to get my usual drinks. Raul, the closest bartender near me saw me come in.. But instead of taking my order went to the female bartender working with him "the manager" and talked to her after looking at me. I then waited for him or her to help me at bar, for approximately 30 mins I wait.. I see friends of mine order.. get there drinks, people that walk in the bar after me get there drinks it was obvious they did not want to serve me my coffee and ginger-ale. They made eye contact several times but still no service.. when I saw that my pizza arrived from next door, I knew for sure they were purposely ignoring me. A friend of mine pointed at me to service me.. I take it they were too good of bartenders to stop what they were doing to serve me a simple cup of coffee and make me a non alcoholic drink. Too good to do there Jobs maybe? After seeing my slice of pizza arrived and that I was waiting longer than everyone else at the bar.. I decide I would have to go up in front of the register and ask them to serve me. No one asked for my help, I waited again with my wallet out in front of Raul And "The Manager". Raul acknowledged I was their but was busy doing writing something down and could not help me let alone look me directly in the eyes. "The Manager" walked up to me and gave my friend a drink in which he did not order and placed it on his tab after he left the bar and handed it to me.. I refused it and try to proceed with my order after her confusion. Being that 40 minutes had passed and my pizza was cold when she finally took my order I told her my situation and said I did not want to wait again.. Ordered seven drinks ,two ginger-ales and five coffees, when she herd my order she told me I would have to wait, helped three other patrons with there drinks then got back to me, the coffee in all three containers was out, so she smiled and apologized said I would have to wait a long time.. So I ordered five expressos instead of the coffees. By this time everyone that was with me at Sky bar noticed my treatment. After finally getting my drinks. I tipped the bar tender $11.00 for having to do something it was obvious to everyone around me that Both bartenders had a problem with. After finishing up a couple expressos and my pizza slice, I went up to the female bartender and asked for her name, she told me she did not give her name out.. So I asked her for the name of the other bartender that ignored me. She refused to tell me, Then threatened me saying that if I asked her anymore questions she would have me kicked out. So I asked her for the manager and she replied " I am the manager tonight," still refusing to give her name so I could complain about both of their service and my unequal unfair and unwarranted treatment. By two ungrateful bartenders to good to serve coffee to a regular paying customer that tips well always. You would think in the age of twitter and social media they would have the foresight to know that you can't get away with treating people unfairly so easily. You never know how the voice of one mistreated customer can have on a businesses reputation.. These things permanently reflect the business you represent. I can't really say for sure exactly why I was treated differently. But know i have never been anything but a good patron, customer to both Sky bar and Brooklyn pizza.. drinking alcohol or not. I enjoy the pizza, coffee, ginger-ale, hero's and atmosphere, so along with all the rest of my tips.. my 11.00 tip for tonight, i would like to apologize for RAUL the bartender And his female counter part "Ms. Manager" tonight. They put a bad mark on a really good place. I hope they treat every paying customer with respect.
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.
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