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Comment Archives: stories: Chow: Chow Feature

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

Why don't they just go back to the way it was in the '60's & '70's? And I know how hard it is to get good help in the biz.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 09/02/2013 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

I haven't visited this restaurant yet and I think comment posts can be helpful in deciding where to eat but they shouldn't be the only reason you don't visit. Everyone has an opinion and we all have bad days. Being out of product and having your servers ignorant to the products you do have can make it a lousy visit, no doubt. But give them a chance to get their feet wet and hopefully things will turn around.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by lordeb on 09/02/2013 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

As one of the owners of Saguaro Corners I wanted to share some thoughts. First I will say that Dan's experience on Sunday was a bit of a trend at the end of July, beginning of August. Since then we have let go of the general manager (the grunter) and have revamped the kitchen to enhance the food quality. We will continue to tweak food, service and atmosphere since we have been open less than five months. Our ultimate goal is to create a special and wonderful music venue on the Eastside. Rest assured we are a tireless group of people that believe great food, fun music, consistent service and a special atmosphere is needed on the far eastside. So please don't give up on us because of a poor Sunday for Dan. In fact our goal is to exceed your expectations and add a unique venue/restaurant on the eastside. We look forward to Dan's third visit. Thanks for listening.


22 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Jim C on 08/29/2013 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

"The host grunted his way through greeting us and led us to a table..." Nothing worse than a Quasimodo host. A telltale sign of things to come.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by C.J. Hamm on 08/29/2013 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

A candidate business for a chef Irving intervention. so sad

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Paul Tadeo on 08/29/2013 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Sinful Surprises

I guess you didn't try their lamb meatballs...they're made with canned tomatoes.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Edward Arriola on 08/29/2013 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

Worth noting that they were closed for five years and they re-opened recently....Interesting to know that it sounds like nothing has changed!

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rebecca Goodman on 08/29/2013 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Tale of Two Visits

Thanks. Won't waste my time driving all the way out there.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/29/2013 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Soggy, Sweet and Slow

Try El Minuto downtown.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/28/2013 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Perfectly Pleasant

I had heard good comments about La Placita, so when I had a doctor's appointment nearby, I decided this was the perfect time to treat myself. When I arrived, several tables were occupied and the door was open. The hostess greeted me and I asked for a table for one. She said, "oh I'm sorry, we close at 2." I looked at my watch: it was not quite 2:02 p.m. I asked if she was tied to that time, since it was barely 2 pm and she said yes, there were no exception, the restaurant closes at 2 for lunch. This is not as though I showed up with a party of 8 -- I was alone, looking for a quick lunch. I hadn't read the restaurant's webpage before going and their business hours are not obvious (if posted at all) on the doors or windows.

This is not good business. I don't particularly care what the food or decor are. There are plenty of excellent Mexican restaurants in Tucson and I will give my business to those who are happy to have customers and will not refuse to serve them 1 or 2 minutes after closing in the middle of the day. No bueno, La Placita!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by auntiemo on 08/26/2013 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Big City Dining

We went on Second Saturday night, and there were glitches. Food was OK, I would have expected something a bit more ... spectacular, given all the hype this place has received. Server messed up drink order. Not sure we'll go back with all of the other amazing choices now in this 'burg.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/22/2013 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Big City Dining

I've not been yet (I work a block down/east) but I'm hearing the same things - nice to have some upscale food downtown but it still needs a little work. Each time I walk by, they've always been pretty full which is great.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Emmy Basch on 08/22/2013 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Meal and Dessert

This review makes no sense at all.

Posted by schpetta on 08/13/2013 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

I think the 'DB' on the bun is not only tacky, but it makes me think of a brand who's name is synonymous with 'Dog Days - Night'.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 08/13/2013 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

@mrbigshitno1 huh?

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Posted by rconnelly on 08/10/2013 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

More stuff for people who want to be "noticed".

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 08/10/2013 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

You are incorrect about the peanut oil and peanut allergies. Allergies come from protein and oil does not contain protein therefore, no allergies.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by smartgirl on 08/09/2013 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

most overrated burger in town.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by wildcat on 08/08/2013 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

unsaltedbutter: My guess is that the Star operates on a 90-day wait to review new restaurants like we do, so it works out that we're on the same schedule sometimes.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dan Gibson on 08/08/2013 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Particular and Pricey

Possibly. Interesting how they both differ.

Posted by unsaltedbutter on 08/08/2013 at 2:37 PM

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