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Re: “Tacos by Daylight

I know some business might not be up to the 21st Century when it comes to having a website. However, this normally makes me not try a place. I am a vegan, so I like to be able to have a idea of what dishes a place has for me. If a Mexican place has a online menu, the most I have to do is call them to see if they use lard in their beans.

It also is unfortunate this place in on Campbell. I live pretty far on the east side and I already have a few places I like to eat on Campbell. I love going to Bentley's, Lovin Spoonfuls, Blue Willow, and Govindas (they are close to Campbell). So, a place needs something to grab me to make me want to change my habits, especially if I am going to drive over 30 minutes to get there.

If I want Mexican food, I live closer to several more vegan friendly and tasty restaurants. I can live closer to Tucson Tamale Company. I could also go to Eclectic Cafe that has a pretty good vegetarian burro and does not use lard in their beans. I can go take the highway and get exactly what I want on my burro, larga, or torta at Mexico in Season. All three of these restaurants have online menus.

So, having at least a online menu would be a good start to expand their business to get people living on the east side to want to come eat there.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike on 07/19/2014 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Foreign Exchange

This is Peggy Johnson, the Executive Director, and The Loft withdrew its request to be on the bond election ballot. While we are tax exempt, we do pay sales tax and we receive no funding from the city, county or state except in the form of competitive grants for the arts from TPAC and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peggy Johnson on 07/19/2014 at 9:15 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

Fantastic. I have been going to the Shanty for decades and my only complaint is the jerk-offs of Drinking Liberals having their meetings there, which Is when I always try to avoid the place. Congrats to Bill Nugent for finally cleaning up what is normally a fine establishment. Now I know to avoid the Red Garter Saloon.

23 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Bog Mann on 07/19/2014 at 7:09 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

"Drinking Liberally" explains a lot about Tucson. BTW I saw you guys can get 12 bottles of beer at Walgreens cheaper than 2 at a bar. So if you are too stupid to see an opportunity when you see it, LD, that's on you.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by FloridaBeachMediaGroup on 07/19/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

Hadley what bunch of BS, The Congressional representatives that come to the Shanty are there for one reason. That reason is Bill Nugent, Bill is by far the most connected "D" in the city. If you want to know who, what or where things are happening than he is the one who will know. The thing that you are to thick to understand is that you are playing in a league way above your head. Yes, it may be true that the DL has brought hundreds of people to the Shanty, but 5 people a week will not convince anyone that the DL is anything than a bunch of Gummy Bear eatting goofballs. I for one of many would call Bill a friend.

23 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jim Clark on 07/19/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

DL has brought hundreds of people to The Shanty-- including Congressional representatives-- and given The Shanty years of *free* publicity. Who is anonymous and how does he know how much was spent over ~eight years? Wait staff on the patio would have helped the beer sales.

8 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by hadley on 07/19/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

It wasn't double booking. DL didn't pay for their spot, they have no grounds to be upset when asked to give up that spot to a group who paid for it. What a bunch of self centered jerks.

32 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Esteban Andres on 07/19/2014 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Tucson Streetcar Facebook Parody “CLITT” Page Has City Fuming

Ah yes, the Streetcar to Nowhere!

How about sweeping out a bus once in awhile or cleaning the seats?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jesse Bannister on 07/19/2014 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Danehy

More leftwing bitches with cherry pits for balls.

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 07/19/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

Thanks for the clarification. I caught part of the FB mudslinging and since I don't frequent the DL group (I'm not a "joiner.") I was wondering if the Shanty had some sort of beef with liberals in general or something.

Sounds like they had every right to show these folks the door. Just because you have traditionally been allowed to use a space doesn't mean you own it. I guess they were asserting squatters rights or something.

Makes me very glad I'm not a "joiner" and never joined this group.

I see a "Hadley" slinging some mud at the Weekly in the comments here. Sounds like someone has a problem with adult behavior.

24 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jesse Bannister on 07/19/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Tucson Scientifically Proven More "Exciting" Than Scottsdale, Less Than Tempe & Flagstaff

Tucson is very dirty compared to Scottsdale. Do they ever run the street sweeper in Tucson. I am a cyclist, and get flat tires all the time. What is that nauseating smell on the NW side. Why did they put the landfill right off of I-10? Is that to attract business, or to scare people away?

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Lazybobcat on 07/19/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

DL = boorish.

17 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/19/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

The DL'ers look pretty pale and old. Better start recruiting a younger and more diverse membership or you'll be holding your meetings at Villa Hermosa soon.

29 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by truttman on 07/19/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

More room for those of us who love the best bar in Tucson!

21 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Mark Kimble on 07/19/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

You'd think at their age they'd have a foundation of manners. Coming from someone who hosts drinking activities for large groups it is very well known that drunks don't know they are being rude. I have not had much luck with quality service at the Shanty. ..but to hell with entitled drunks who don't spend.

23 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Rev'Rend Lawless on 07/19/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

Not for nothing, but I've had friends turned away at the door of that place for things like wearing a tanktop and being pregnant. I've never really seen the appeal of the place.

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Bee Eff on 07/19/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

AJ Flick - sounds like they had a regular booking at the Shanty - since they address them as the "Wednesday Night Group." Would have been common courtesy to inform long time customers of a double booking.

16 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Tom on 07/19/2014 at 4:09 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

These old white folks are ... gasp ... LIBERALS? Look more like the Oro Valley Towne Council!

24 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Gandalf the Wag on 07/19/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

Calling out your customers (even former customers) in public is bad form. Shanty, shame on you. They are right about the stale popcorn - much better places nearby. The fb post by DL was not out of line.

15 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Lds on 07/19/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

That's an issue that Tucson's open carry group doesn't have.

9 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Fred on 07/19/2014 at 3:25 PM

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