Hey there Spaerhawke...not really sure what abuse you're talking about...there was no mention of that. Re read the article.
Funny, I thought this was a story about one family's eating survival and the use of the SNAP program, not the misuse of the program. I think this story could be quite beneficial to families that are using the program and were unaware of the other outlets and retailers that are being mentioned in this story.
Why don't you take your witnessing of the abuse of the program and report it to the proper authorities that could actually do something about the abuse you describe, in quite minute detail, it appears that you have firsthand knowledge/witnessing that would be beneficial to those authorities.
Abuse rates of SNAP have been studied and are below 5%. But go ahead and starve granny cause there are some coke heads out there getting a free ride. That's totally American...
Being a fair and "complete story" journalist, I'm sure you will include in your series the many abuses and downright criminal uses of SNAP. Just a few are: selling the SNAP card for about 50 cents on the dollar giving the buyer the pin, as ID is rarely checked. Buying high cost and brand name items with SNAP (a lot of times the card holder will cover the front of the card with masking tape so as others in the grocery line won't see the card logo), and the worst abuse being an unscrupulous shop owner scanning a legal nutritious item such as donuts but substituting booze/cigarettes etc. These are just a few abuses, but I'm sure more will be covered in the fair and balanced continuation of this story. Ya
Had a great sandwich at the CN Bistro. will definitely be going back. Thanks for the tip.
The tea is out of this world!
Thank you for letting us know about this event. It was great!
In light of the recent preponderance of alcohol-themed advertisements published under the guise of journalism, I propose that the "Chow" section be renamed "Swill."
Small correction: it's NIMAN ranch, not Neiman.
Sounds like an interesting place, and it's nice to see an article about something besides booze!
They are at 1605 W. Grant.
(Sigh) Another alcoholic beverage promotional piece...oh, but it's for a good cause, right? "...to raise awareness of the need for habitat conservation and preserving the character of southern Arizona." What "character" is that? The one that the Native population bestowed on the area by living lightly on the land? Or the one that limits development just enough to allow rich, mostly non-Native homeowners in the foothills to preserve their views and property values?
Reading this article reminded me of the old saying “Whatever a patron desires to get published is advertising; whatever he wants to keep out of the paper is news.” Do the Weekly's editors regard the recent proliferation of bars, (aka "craft breweries and distilleries") in Tucson to be a good trend? If so, they should instruct Adam Borowitz and anyone else who writes about the subject to elucidate why that would be so. I can't imagine one's life being so empty that one would start caring about the flavor combinations in which one's booze could be served.
I dearly hope that the cannabis legalization effort will be successful come Election Day. Perhaps it will have a beneficial side effect of taking some business away from the excessively popular alcoholic beverage merchants in this city. More potheads and fewer drunks would be a blessing.
Also, Mr. Borowitz should know that his casual comparison of bartenders to professors is an egregious misuse of the title: A professor is a rank to which many aspire, but few attain. It is only achievable by those who have earned a doctoral degree and have made significant contributions through teaching, research, publication and other forms of service to their employers and to their fields of study.
Chow is a breed of dog. I strongly suggest you just report on dogs with blue tongues on the Chow page. Seriously :-)
OK. I just have to say that Chow is for FOOD, not BOOZE. I strongly suggest that you create a separate page for local drinkeries, and just report on food on the Chow page. Seriously. Fifty percent of the time, Chow comments on breweries, etc.
Yup. Big mistake leaving out Seoul Kitchen. Excellent food.
Jiggers Firebirds is overpriced shit for piece of shit people who want to flaunt their egos at your crappy restaurant. You could serve them marked up McNuggets and they would only come there so they can show off to their friends that look I eat at this overpriced POS. Take your 15 years and shove it. Jimmy Hula's is only there for one thing. College kids. They don't know shit except to waste mommy and daddy's money. The true test is if any of those 4th ave congress businesses survive summer vacation when the kids are gone. Go ask crappy Obon how was their business during that time. Hurting they would tell you Lol.
Second the motion on Seoul Kitchen. Not just good Korean, great food period.
Don't overlook Seoul Kitchen. Excellent Bi Bim Bop.
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