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Re: “Best Backpacking Trail

Actually overnight camping is only restricted in what qualifies as the actual recreation area. I just spoke to a park ranger there recently because of a trip we're planning and she said as long as you reach the area where it qualifies as national forest (Like Hutch's Pool) it's ok to overnight there if you're backpacking.

Posted by bearlogic on 01/13/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Best Truck-Aided Shopping

Gersons Building Materials has moved to 4726 S. Country Club just north of Irvington. Even more stuff! New, used and traded materials of all kinds. 624-8585

Posted by Bill Ding on 01/02/2015 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Best Musical Instrument Store

'Grounded in the past'? True, if the past means the 40 yr old dust on overpriced by 3 times instruments, abysmal customer service and a generally rundown -going out of business sale- atmosphere. They are voted 'best of' because they are somehow surviving? They sure as hell aren't a real music store and haven't been for the 20 years I have lived here.
Want the real deal? Try Rainbow or Instrumental. Both modern customer oriented business'

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Posted by clueless on 12/29/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Best New York Style Pizza

Brooklyn is garbage. Eat empire.

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Posted by ryan gaines on 12/16/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Best Fish Tacos

Visited Mariscos Chihuahua on Grant last night, Wednesday, with out of town visitors. Food was very good, as usual, but the service was terrible: The entire staff, except for the cook, spent the hour gossiping at the bar. We had to go to the bar to get chips, drink refills and to see the bill, and then they charged us for an extra entree. This location needs new management and a new staff. Just don't fire teh cook!

Posted by Michael on 12/04/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Best Veterinarian

Dr. Bernal and the other vets at Valley Animal helped save my Westie's life last year! Love them and continue to go there. They aren't necessarily the cheapest (who is?) but they have never tried to force a treatment that wasn't needed.

Posted by Joey Letson on 12/04/2014 at 12:28 AM

Re: “Best Movie Theater

Why does the Loft seem to be hemorrhaging staff? How many new hires have they had in the last year or two and how many have stuck. Seems like some sort of mismanagement is going on.

Posted by tucsonan on 12/02/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Best Movie Theater


Posted by Tucsonan on 12/02/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Best Financial Institution

TFCU is a shadow of its former self. The service and value you received WERE excellant, but not anymore.

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Posted by Chuck on 11/26/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Best Restaurant for a Cheap Date

Try the house specialty -Strontium 90, double cheese & corduroy.

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Posted by Bev Santangelo on 11/13/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Best Veterinarian

Valley Animal Hospital is amazing. They are wonderfully committed to caring for animals all the way from Green Valley to the Tucson Metropolitan area. A special shout-out to Dr. Carla Bernal. Her skill and compassion are inspirational.

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Posted by Tusconan on 11/13/2014 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Best Bookstore for Used Books

Thank you for this information it was clear and to the point. it is also nice to know that Borders is no longer in business and one of the best there was.
Love Yourself
Dorothy Doctor

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Posted by Dorothy Doctor on 11/12/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Best Veterinarian

Congrats to Valley Animal Hospital. They have the best Vets.

Posted by trainmanswife on 11/12/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

Anyone else? Is there still one more idiot left out there, that feels like continuing this? Let me know.

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Posted by Anna White on 11/11/2014 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

Your comments are amusing, as I am sure you intended. Except for your love of profanity. That gives a hint of your basic character.

What it means is, you are more in love with your own words, than those of others. I have met people like you before. Actually, you are useless the rest of humanity.

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Posted by Anna White on 11/10/2014 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

This Gene character really needs to get a life. So typical of a bigoted asshole when called out on their bigotry. "I fucked a (insert race, color, religion, etc., here) so I can not be prejudice against (insert same race, color, religion, etc., here)" - Give me a break, oh and I'm sure "I have a friend who is black."

Sounds to me (and anyone with half a brain) like your agenda is personal. Were you rejected from a farmer's market for shit quality Gene? Do you take this so personally because your mommy didnt hug you enough? Or are you just really so upset to see people with a different skin pigment doing something positive that it upsets your little KKK mind underneath that sheet hat of yours, that you will do anything to bring down brownie?

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 11/10/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

I know I said I was through with this Manish, but there is just one other thing we haven't talked about in depth.

It is the fact that you are hiding a for-profit company, Maya Tea, inside a 501C tax exempt corporation, and sharing your employees between those two enterprises. It is absolutely against the law, and you know it.

No worries at this point, because just like you, I have no love for the IRS. But if I ever hear or see you attack Anna's Kitchen again, in any manner whatsoever, I will call the FBI in a New York minute.

Because 501C corporations are not investigated by the IRS. They are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is tax fraud, and they take it quite seriously. It is a felony. Twelve years in prison, my friend. Take a few moments to think about it. I am sure you will arrive at the right conclusion.

Gene White
Anna's Kitchen

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Posted by Anna White on 11/08/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

Again, these comments are made by me, not my wife.

Gene White
Anna's Kitchen

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Posted by Anna White on 11/07/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

Jared, you probably made the best comment on this entire thread. You're right. It is ugly. You are right again, when you say that there is enough room for lots of farmer's markets in Tucson.

Problem is, Manish Shah does't exactly agree with you on that. He believes he has the right to be the only one. That is really what started this entire thread.

Your comment comparing Food in Root with the Manish enterprise was well intended, but misguided. Food in Root now owns the Tucson Farmer's markets. Heirloom is simply an afterthought. As we move further down the road, you will see I am right.

But I do appreciate your sincerity. Something obviously missing from most of the other comments. I appreciate intelligence wherever I find it.

Regarding the Mexican. I refer to her as the Mexican, because that is what she is, even though she was born and grew up in New Mexico.

I have been married twice. My first marriage was to a Mexican. A Mexican whose family came here directly from Mexico City on Trans World Airlines. Legally. The first three of my four sons are half Mexican. I speak perfect Spanish. So don't run the race card on me.
I've been there and done that.

I am aware of Tucson's great history. The Old Pueblo, and all of that. I enjoy History immensely. It used to be a part of Mexico, but we own it now. It is U.S. territory, like it or not. Tucson is not Mexico. Tucson belongs to the United States, regardless of what Raul Grijalva happens to think.

But this isn't about the History of Tucson. This is about Manish Shah, and you already know how I feel about Manish Shah.

This is my last post on this thread. There is no point in continuing the dialogue. But you did make a good and honest comment. For that, you have my admiration.

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Posted by Anna White on 11/07/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Best Farmers Market

This thread is really ugly. There is enough room for lots of farmers' markets in Tucson. I think everyone is forgetting the most important thing here: connecting consumers to local food purveyors, farmers, ranchers, etc. Honestly I think a lot of people who voted for St. Phillips were actually voting for Heirloom FM, since it takes a while for people to realize changes. This is especially suspicious since Heirloom FM doesn't make it on the list at all. Politics aside, Heirloom is definitely one of the best farmers markets if not the best. FoodInRoot is growing and a decent farmers' market too. I respect anyone who is trying to make a farmers' market happen. Nobody gets into this to get rich. I am happy to see them do well too.

All that aside, the comment about "the Mexican" is very off color. Whatever argument you might have had, I cannot take a bigot seriously. Do you realize where you live? Do you realize that our culinary tradition here is due to Mexico? You really should move away. Our region is beautiful, and part of the reason I love it is the proximity to Mexico and the wonderful people who come from there. The ugliness about the border mostly comes from bigots and I wish you would all go away.

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Posted by Jared R. McKinley on 11/07/2014 at 2:56 PM

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