Nobody wants to be 100% forthcoming about their mistakes, but I didn't find them to be untruthful about anything.
UmiStar has not been at all forthcoming about what has been going on since August. We were fairly frequent patrons previously but are not anxious to give them our custom now.
Batali, on Yelp: "Personally, any place that doesn't have you put your name on it, I don't read. I have no time to figure out what you mean and what your agenda is. Yelp is very insignificant for us."
I stopped by Umi yesterday. There was only a sign on the door, some empty cartons of take out and the kind of briefcase used by wine reps. No people. No movement. I love gossip as much as the next person but that's all yelp is about.....gossip.
Careful, Rita. It's a big discussion on Yelp. Wouldn't want you to sully yourself by dealing with THOSE people.
Thanks! I am just glad someone knew what it was.
Six thumbs up for the Dobie Gillis reference!
and how do we know that 'yeah really' isn't a disgruntled former employee? haha
Haha Yeah, I am scared "yeah, really"...
You make a good point, that it might be interesting, but truth be told, that whole "Crazy restaurant owner, goes nuts, does fake reviews on Yelp and Reddit", has kind of been played out since the Amy's debacle.
yelp isn't journalism.....
Working on it.
No, CJ, you didn't report on a controvery over a restaurant that claims they have good food, but reviewers disagree, yet good reviews appear to be written by the owner who has anger management issues and threatens to physically harm another reviewer whose only crime, as near as I could determine, was encouraging said owner to address some concerns with his staff.
Wow, journalism. Don't mean to scare you with the concept, though.
When are you going to dig into what is going on at Umi Star??
Way to fall down on the job, because we didn't report on some shenanigans on Yelp?
This just in: People are trolling on YouTube! Better?
Wow, Rita. Arrogant much? Maybe Somber doesn't get to read the Weekly much. Or maybe that sort of snarky shit you pull is a turn-off.
Why get involved? Yelp is the most unreliable source of information, anyway.
I read all the stuff and found both sides to be ridiculous. It would be like repeating gossip.
PS if you'd been paying attention you would know Morgan is no longer with the paper
Why aren't you covering the clusterfuck that La Mia Toscana has become? The owner threatened people on Yelp, culminating in the site removing the discussion thread. But there are countless fake profiles that have been made praising the restaurant, whereas reliable and long-time reviewers have given the restaurant low marks for crap food, rude service and overall a piss-poor value for the money. Way to fall down on the job, Morgan/Hamm/Connelly/etc.
And now we know why...
Umi Star is closed. Ostensibly for a kitchen remodel. For a few weeks.
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