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Re: “Retooled

Is "roily" really a selling point for guacamole?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kay 1 on 03/23/2017 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Retooled

Y'all should be thankful that this isn't yet another "ode to Hotel Congress" ... a regular source of feature article source material here at the TW ...

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by danehick sux on 03/22/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Retooled

$9.50 for a burger, no sides. Want fries? $4 more. Maybe a beer too? $6. Meal for one, $20 before tax and tip.

This is the same price as getting a burger/fries/beer at nearby establishments like Ermanos or Pasco, both of which source as much of their food from local farms and ranches as possible. Where is this new place getting their meat from?

Does this stuff matter? I think people care about this info and want to know how much something costs and what they are getting for their money. If there is better quality food in the area at the same price point, that is significant. Step it up TW!

This 'review' smells like an advertisement.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/22/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Retooled

What are the prices like? What about a real review of the food?

The TW has really dropped the ball on it's restaurant section. Do you guys get paid by the restaurants for this droll? Because this whole section comes off as an advertisement now, even the Star has moved away from that crappy concept.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/20/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Retooled

The food in the photograph looks damned good!! I will definitely be trying this place. As far as "new or different" goes I don't recall that claim being made in the article. So, while I enjoy my food others can complain all they want about things that don't matter.

Cheers!!! The Hamburglar

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Hamburglar on 03/19/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Retooled

I'm sure I'll go here eventually, but let's not pretend this is something new and different. Burgers and fish tacos? Um, how exciting?

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by BPoole on 03/17/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Retooled

Thanks Mark. Appreciate you stopping by and we look forward to serving Tucson and our local West University neighbors soon.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by The Garage on 03/16/2017 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Creole Comforts

"cut her bartending teeth by learning from her older sister who has helped open wildly successful bars and high-end speakeasies in New York and Philadelphia. After opening a popular cocktail lounge here in Tucson..."

Which bars, speakeasies and lounge?

Also, some info regarding prices would be helpful. Journalism 101.

9 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Tucson Food Gal on 03/10/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Creole Comforts

I agree with HumanBean. The Weekly used to be the only publication in Tucson that had actual reviews instead of laudatory pap written by toadies. It would address the excellent as well as point out areas that could use improvement. Thus, it had credibility. Now it's worthless.

13 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by PickyPalate on 03/09/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Creole Comforts

Good for Tiffany. Any bartenders that refers to themselves as a "mixologist" need a sharp slap in the face.

31 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by donkiyoti on 03/09/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Creole Comforts

I am usually not a fan of Yelp ratings but when they are as numerous and consistently bad as the reviews SAZ gets, well, where there is smoke there must be fire. Seems like service is the main complaint, especially towards the bartenders.

I appreciate the new format that the Weekly is taking towards restaurants/food but it comes off as more of advertisement than a review. I get it, you are trying to write about the food and the personalities behind it but that does not help the readers and potential customers who are more interested in the dining experience. You cannot offer an authentic review of the experience because you have become a platform for the owners to be at their best, not at their normal. Ideally best and normal would be the same thing but anyone who has experience in the industry knows that this is usually not the case.

Where does this leave me, the potential customer? I have to go to Yelp to get reviews of the dining experience.... Thanks.

16 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/09/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Fill ’Er Up!

Here's a link to PJ's terrific menu: https://pjsubs.com/

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Abc2 on 03/07/2017 at 5:06 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

If Don Guerra from Barrio Bread recommends Fiamme Pizza...it's got to be good!

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sleddog on 02/24/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

Sounds good, but can they accommodate my gluten-free wife?

31 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Karl on 02/23/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

It's amazing. I've been a regular customer at the Rillito Farmer's Market.

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Posted by Buff Crone on 02/23/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

Oh boy, sure hope the toppings include pineapple, kale and Brussel sprouts, and don't forget bbq chicken! What's this proscutto stuff anyway?

5 likes, 54 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/23/2017 at 6:55 AM

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