We had a great time at Amarsi tonight. What a breath of fresh air this place is. First of all..they have a very professional staff here. This is quite uncommon in Tucson. These guys know their stuff and it shows. We had Thomas..again as our server. What a wonderful , caring and true pro he is. He patiently guided us through the menu and made several fantastic wine selections for us..all the while making it seem effortless and always with a smile...not an easy task on such a busy night. The food was VERY well done ..typical of where I grew up and the whole place made me feel at home. The fried calamari is a keeper as are the clams in white wine sauce. The veal was really nice..(Saltimbocca) extremely tender and well cooked.. My only reservation was that the two desserts we had..they were both quite dry...All in all a fantastic dinner again at Amarsi. We will be back at least once a week...
Chile Verde downtown closed this week. Maria Bonita on North Oracle is closed.
rconnelly: You are so right! Mi Nidito is now open for business after a short summer break.
My guess summer vacation
Plenty of places take a few weeks in summer to beat the heat and cuz business is slow
Wondering: I stopped by Mi Nidito this morning in an attempt to figure out what's going on. If anything emerges we'll blog about it on The Range.
anyone know why Mi Nidito has been closed?
I have to disagree with downtowner on Cafe Pacific. While I'm sorry to see another local business close, I can see why. When I ate there the service was great but the food was borderline inedible and there were roaches on the floor slowly crawling around... ugh, bad memory.
Cafe Pacific at Prince and Campbell closed recently. Too bad. Their food was excellent. Last time we went, a month or so ago, there were 2 tables occupied, and one take-out order.
John - It looks like it's being demolished. Bet the city grabbed that property for Grant Road widening project.
Have you guys heard anything about the closure of Hamburger Stand on Grant?
Chopstix closed? No surprise. Always resented paying more in Oro Valley for the same food served at the Chopstix located at Palo Verde and Ajo Way. It's a grind on Campbell joins in the demise of the other two locations closed in the last year. Both of which became Krispe Kremes. Hey wait a minute! Maybe...
I'm glad to hear that the owners of Gandhi are opening up a new place. I wish we could get a good Indian restaurant on the southeast side of town...
As an added bonus to this wonderful column, if you are in the downtown area, Old TEP building there is a cafe inside that serves a variety of lunch items through the day until 3pm. All the menu items are from the UA Student Union and on Thursday they serve tacos. In addition, they also have store items like candy bars, bottled soda & juices, during the holidays they also sell baked goods like pies and special desserts. 220 W. 6th Street - Old TEP building.
Retrorv: The beer was distributed after pledges were made by businesses. I'm not sure there is a crime to report, being that the beer wasn't technically stolen.
There's more information at www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/201…
"A number of bars and restaurants that promised to donate money for kegs of beer brewed to raise money for the charity Caridad de Porres took the brew and never shelled out the money." So they stole the beer? I don't get this at all. Yes I'd like to know who they are but first I'd like to know why the cops weren't called.
I hope DLW is right and that a lot of the closed wallets will open up and pay what was promised. I definitely agree that I'd avoid the places that didn't pay up if I knew which ones they were.
You're right, that make sense. My kneejerk instinct was just to want to know so I could avoid them, but you're reasoning is a lot more well thought-out than mine :)
DLW: I am not the author of the article, nor have I spoken to Caridad de Porres here, but ... wouldn't it be in the best interest of businesses who didn't pay Caridad de Porres to pay up, now that this news is out there? Maybe that's why they've come forward with this newsworthy tidbit. I want to know who skipped out, too ... and I hope Caridad de Porres will come through with a list a bit down the line here.
I'd appreciate knowing what bars/restaurants did not give the required money back to charity. Without that information, there's not much use to reporting it here. I would not frequent an establishment that essentially stole from a nonprofit, and if others felt similarly the increased pressure might be what it takes to get them to return the funds.
I said it before and I'll say it again. This place has great pizza. Not super cheap, but really, really good pizza nonetheless. I used to be a deep dish fan but Grimaldi's converted me. So what's not to like at Grimaldi's. The music. Guys! I know it's part of the cheesy theme, no pun intended, but turn it down. Truth is even some of the waitresses admit that the music gets on there their nerves after a while. One last thing. And maybe I shouldn't say this but he heavyset manager has a bit of an attitude, in my opinion. Even with its shortcomings, I keep coming back for more of their thin crust, coal fired pizza. Mmm!! Oh yes! Go for lunch as it is way cheaper then.
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