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Re: “A Slice of Arizona

On Friday at 6 pm, the two of us waited only 20 minutes. We got the margherita and the wiseguy, and the pizza was legitimately good. One thing about this review, it kind of implies that Bianco has restaurants in California, rather than just tomatoes grown there.

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Posted by Jolus41 on 12/15/2014 at 6:53 AM

Re: “A Slice of Arizona

With the excellent pizza in Tucson (to name a few: Reilly, Falora, Time Market), it is beyond absurd to wait two hours for the privilege of ordering a pizza.

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Posted by DRW on 12/14/2014 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Italian You Can't Refuse

When did the original Corleon's close down?

Posted by Handalynn Cox on 12/13/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Unexpected Asian

Tried the beef noodle soup. Not so good. Beef was kinda sketchy.
Didn't care for the ramen noodles.

Won't be back.

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Posted by Joe Shanti on 12/12/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Desperately Seeking Soups on Fourth Avenue

Oh Heather, because you're new to town I'll let it slide this time, but no list of soups on Fourth Ave. is complete without Bison Witches. Their bread bowl and a half sandwich combo with a beer is a must-have!

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Posted by Mike Alegria on 12/12/2014 at 2:45 AM

Re: “A Slice of Arizona

It would be nice to also have had a "learning lesson" about availability of beer and wine and prices for those plus the salad offerings. Also, given all the hype about the place, how hard is it to get into? Did you have to wait? Was the place raucous, or could you carry on a conversation?

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Posted by PickyPalate on 12/11/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Meet Heather

Welcome.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/11/2014 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Desperately Seeking Soups on Fourth Avenue

Revolutionary Grounds has great homemade soups daily, with a rotating selection!

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Posted by drexar on 12/11/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Unexpected Asian

I live in a nearby neighborhood, and it was a real relief to see a good business move in. Hopefully they'll stay!

Posted by impulsenine on 12/06/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Unexpected Asian

Thanks for the recommendation.

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Posted by Cyd D (gov insider) on 12/05/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Unexpected Asian

I would recommend the 'Fried Pork in Scoop' It's my favorite item on their menu.

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Posted by John Kiniston on 12/04/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Unexpected Asian

Wow I just ate there last week, and was thinking, this ain't too bad!!!

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Posted by C.J. Hamm on 12/04/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Fourth Avenue Options

Change happens with the Chefs are replaced with those that want to serve good meals.

Posted by Sam Smith on 11/26/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Worth the Wait

Daniel's food is as good as ever. I don't know anything about a reservations policy: is this something new? We've had lunch there twice and simply walked in - no problem. I've had dinner there once and we had a 6pm reservation. The place was packed, but our table was waiting.

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Posted by Da Coach on 11/21/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Worth the Wait

I have always loved Vivace, and Danny Scordato is a Tucson treasure, who has endured many location changes. I wish him all best successes at the newest location!

And now the negative: this ridiculous reservation policy has got to go...If you fall for this 4:30 pm or 9:30 pm policy, & then show up for an expensive dinner, while most people are still at work, or taking a nice afternoon nap, and then you see that almost nobody else is seated...or you show up at 9:30 pm, to an empty house, you begin to realize that this policy is a rude, unnecessary way to get you to pay up for an undesirable dining time...

Here is the way to beat the offensive policy: show up as a walk-in, with no reservation. If there is an open table, you might just score. It all depends on the host/hostess. The former manager, whose first name starts with an "E" was an obnoxious gatekeeper, who clearly tried to make you feel inferior if your reservation was not made many, many weeks ago. Even then, he was just a phony snob.

The food and wines at Vivace are stellar Italian, and I highly suggest that you try it out, but beware, getting a table is a ridiculous mind game of useless negotiation. It truly needs to end right now!!

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Posted by The Desert Pup on 11/20/2014 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Worth the Wait

The article is in here twice. But that seems appropriate based on its content.

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Posted by colinaz on 11/20/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Worth the Wait

This is great news. The RM is a Tucson landmark. Glad to see them back in business. Must have had great insurance.

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Posted by Rat T on 11/18/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Fourth Avenue Options

I didn't eat a lot of Mexican food there back in the day, but I do remember they offered the best pot roast I ever ate as a lunch special on Mondays or Tuesdays. I'll never forget it. I'm talking '71/'72. The place was pretty small back then. I remember the Patron being very gracious, and always coming to the table and asking "What you kid's up to today?"

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 11/13/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Fourth Avenue Options

Topopo salads haven't had corn tortillas in them at Micha's resturant. I'm a long time costumer, and not one have I gotton a corn tortilla at the bottom of my salad. I'm also assuming recession hit them as well, along with many other sellers, so if anything the price of meat had gone up, yet the prices at Micha's are still affordable, and the food, along with the service is great. You may not have the same taste for this business as you did years back, but I've find it yet to change, albeit ownership being the only change I can tell. So you may keep to your opinion, but as for me I know where I'm spending my money.

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Posted by Steven Perez on 11/08/2014 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Fourth Avenue Options

Micah's has been a place for me to go since I started eating breakfast there with a fellow journalist in 1977. The pride of the place was using real Norteno family recipes cooked and served by family. That has not changed. Even after expansion to the current larger rooms, the cooking has been consistent -- not exotic, not experimental-- but dependably good, fresh, hand-made and well served at reasonable prices.

I am surprised that the reviewer did not try the magnificent Albondigas (soup) which I have always had with large flour tortilla (included) which can be shredded and dropped as noodle into the rich broth.

For me, the standard for real Machaca has been set. Over the years I remember seeing family members (appropriately garbed in gloves, etc.) hand pulling apart the dried beef. They over-stuffed Machaca Burro is a gastronomical lunch or dinner for me as I avoid the higher fat content of Chimis.

The menu's variety of true family Norteno food has not changed much over the years because there are authentic and widely varieties of dishes that should not be changed in the name of progress - rather than remaining a customer base that knows good food,

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Posted by C. H. Mara on 11/06/2014 at 1:49 PM

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