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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

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!

3 likes, 1 dislike
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: “Noshing Around

I like the tacos at Calle Tepa. But I was disappointed when they started charging extra for a basket of chips. I understand that a self-serve system for chips will be abused, and people will just load up basket after basket (one reason why we can't have nice things). But for me it's the fine difference between a good value and not. It seems they could have tried offering one small basket of chips with an order, keeping control of it instead of letting people run rampant.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by donkiyoti on 12/11/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Meet Heather


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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!

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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: “Nine on the Line

Being from Newport Rhode Island, we consider ourselves connoisseurs in anything clam, lobster, chourico (Portuguese sausage), or basically seafood related. We look forward to the opening of Jackson Tavern .

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Posted by Jerry Barker on 12/04/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Nine on the Line

I didn't realize I was attempting an investigative exposé with my chef questionnaire.

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Posted by C.J. Hamm on 12/04/2014 at 8:24 AM

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: “Nine on the Line

Hard hitting story CJ........

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Posted by Jerry Kelly on 12/04/2014 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

Thank you for keeping us in the know about Tucson restaurants' comings and goings. We're winter visitors, so I'm always curious about what has changed.

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Posted by SaraO on 11/27/2014 at 2:34 PM

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: “Noshing Around

Yes, thank you for pointing that out Sonoran. When I read what I had wrote in print, I cringed at the doucheyness that was that ill timed plug.

You have to understand that writing for a print piece is challenging sometimes when it comes to timelines. Especially if you are doing a bunch of different pieces. There is the date you are writing it, the date it is due, the day it goes to print, and then the day it goes out to the public. I usually do my writing in front of a calendar to avoid such faux pas... However, eventually I suppose everyone makes a mistake.

On a related, albeit different, note, I did go to the supper club, and it was awesome!

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Posted by C.J. Hamm on 11/25/2014 at 10:05 AM

Re: “This Week in Craft Beer

"Let's slam down them brewskies!"

Posted by W Corvi on 11/25/2014 at 7:41 AM

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: “Noshing Around

Hi Jerry! I am from Warwick originally, my twin brother lives in n. Providence! We showed Ginny Newport on our roadtrip, took her to Anthony's! Check out our Facebook page for pics from that trip! A look at home.

I promise you this food will bring home to you. Brian

Thanks for commenting!

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Posted by Brian Metzger on 11/20/2014 at 8:33 PM

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