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Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

You knew what was going on here before you went, so por que? God forbid "old white people" were eating someplace, once again you knew the place before you even went in. I guess if there would have been a bunch of twenty somethings with fedoras on it would have been "cool". What a crappy article!

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 05/15/2014 at 5:17 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable

OH, a 'hear, hear' for Jack. Ugh. Gibson, get it together, man.

Posted by Little Tiny Mooky on 05/14/2014 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Five Points is fantastic. Just my opinion, but the TW writer is off base. This is the second TW review in the last eight weeks that seems way off base, actually. But, hey, just skip the restaurant reviews and read the always excellent Skinny and, of course, Red Meat, Random Shots and K. Rat. Beyond that....well. I used to love the Weekly.

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Posted by sho' buff monkey butt on 05/14/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

I don't know what's worse, the review or your bias.

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Posted by tucsonnative on 05/14/2014 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Woah. Who knew people would be do defensive of this establishment? I have found restaurant reviews in the Weekly to be very consistent. Sorry folks. Food critics are good critics. They're paid to be particular and the complaints here were handled so gently I realized before reading the inane commentary how hip this place must be. Writer knows the audience and was basically apologetic for having not been wowed and still you all attack? Yikes. I for one can't stand when I can't get salt and pepper when I want it and am dining out. Decaf may not be popular but it was merely a warning. I like sandwiches I do in soup but this is good info for those who might not, now they know to request the soup adequately first. Seriously guys.

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Posted by ELjaime on 05/14/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I happen to like the food at 5 Points. It's not a Michelin 3 star restaurant nor does it pretend to be. Could the food realistically be better. Yes. Is it good now. Yes. I like the staff, the service, and the ambiance. I also like the shop where I can get foods and sauces you won't find at Fry's or Safeway. Bottom line, when I'm in that neck of the woods, 5 Points is where I head for lunch. It's a no-brainer for me.

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Posted by BluesFan on 05/14/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I don't understand the first post by Retardo.

Posted by Yes Bob on 05/11/2014 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Taco Time

One common thread...fat asses always want their fat ass filled for $4.

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Posted by Yes Bob on 05/11/2014 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable


Please suggest a few. You'd be surprised they may have already been done.

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Posted by rconnelly on 05/10/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

There are a lot of restaurants in this metro area which you probably have never covered. Why not go to any of those and review them? Step out of your comfort zone!

Posted by DonDTUS on 05/10/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Why do people think the reviewer is doing hatchet job whenever they criticize a restaurant? We're professionals and don't do that sort of thing. It's an observation and a restaurant should pay attention.

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Posted by rconnelly on 05/10/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Well put Jack! 5 stars for 5 points! I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!!

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Posted by SalMinella on 05/09/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Methinks the reviewer is maybe unaware of the reviewers duty to do "comparison in context". She does not like that her sandwich and soup were served at the same time while eating (not dining) in a Brunch/Lunch restaurant! Really? Did she think she was in a multi-course fine dining environment? Its soup AND a sandwich. The negative comments re: seasoning, the wait staff's attentiveness or manners, and the care put into the preparation of the food make me wonder if she was doing a hatchet job or was doing lazy food journalism and needed a punch line to validate her (self righteous) sense of importance and relevance. I've been a customer of 5 Points since day one and have nothing but praise for this new endeavor. I'd go as far as to say that the Salmon Eggs Benedict is one of the finest plates available in Downtown Tucson, regardless of venue - fine dining or otherwise - at this time. 5 Points has it all, People that care, ambiance that is comfortable without being sticky or overly-hip, wonderful food imaginatively prepared, an ethical attitude both for the sustainability and quality of the ingredients and sensitivity to the culture and demographics of the Armory Park/Barrio Viejo customer base. The idea that locals can walk in, be greeted courteously, be served damn good food and then buy some groceries and put off the drive to Safeway for another day, is a major quality of The 5 Points Market which the reviewer missed completely. (Jack gives you Five Stars.... Way to go!)

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Posted by Jack in Armory Park on 05/09/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I can picture Jeff reading and rereading his post about five times with immense pride.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 05/08/2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Dan, me thinks Jeff Gould considers himself intelligent and witty.

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Posted by rconnelly on 05/08/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Jeff Gould: Zing, I guess?

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Posted by Dan Gibson on 05/08/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Upon my first reading of the Tucson Weekly, I found the paper to be itchy and drab, the articles boring and listless. Unhampered, I turned the page, which had a distinct acidity to it- reminding me of the smell of hot garbage in the summertime. Still, I had committed to an entire literary feast, so again I pressed on. The main story-again- underwhelming. It was as if the editor threw a bunch of re-hashed and soft thinking liberal gibberish in a pan and seared the words into a meaningless jumble, expecting someone to bite. Both the timing and the execution of the 'dish' lacked complexity, and failed to inspire. By the time I had reached the ending of this foul spread, I immediately craved aspirin & possibly a long nap, to which I accredit to a bellyful of yellow journalism. Next time around, I think I'll pass.

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Posted by Jeff Gould on 05/08/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I disagree with your assessment. I think it's perfect in every way. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. I particularly enjoy the Ham and Cam and the Tempeh sandwich (I'm not sure what it's actually called).

The service is excellent. The waitstaff is attentive, but they are never overbearing. I've eaten there probably 20 times (literally), and they have never gotten my order wrong (and I often do substitutions). With respect to the seasonings issue, I ask for additional hot sauce with my meals regularly, and it is always brought out promptly.

I work downtown, and I often bring clients to 5 points. It really has added so much to the neighborhood.

In short, I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys... well... food.

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Posted by Alexander Hecker on 05/08/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I love the creativity of 5 Pts Market. I see it in their presentation of the Market. I see the bright colors in their food. I see it in the owners and the people who work there. And, I see the brightness especially in the customers as I glance over the dining area. "Dare to create" seems to be their motto. I like that. I'm comfortable exploring their menu items. Especially that first glance as something gently placed in front of me. The details. The colors. The little splashes of sauces made by an artist somewhere behind the counter. 5 Pts. 5 Stars.

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Posted by David Aguirre on 05/08/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Standout Sides

Yes Bob - The renovation that you asked about is in the old Vivace location. It will be a Mexican place called Reforma. It's not a million dollar renovation, however.

Posted by E. Stratton on 05/08/2014 at 9:51 AM

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