I see that my comment about pointing out two mistakes, one of them being major, was removed. TW gets points for correcting those mistakes, but then loses even more points for not acknowledging those mistakes and for omitting my comment which obviously led to correcting those mistakes.
Even during Mr. Gibson's stint as editor, he acknowledged that mistakes are made; he and/or David Mendez would take credit/blame (depending upon how you look at it) and fix the issue. They would also take that extra step to thank the person who brought it to their attention.
The new TW obviously does not understand that acknowledging mistakes is a sign of taking responsibility and showing a willingness to grow & improve. If anyone wonders what I'm typing about, read about the El Mi Nidito dish in the print edition. If you are a person who knows anything about history in the past 20 years, you will laugh your ass off at the major mistake printed about Bill Clinton.
TW cannot edit and deny a newspaper that has already hit the streets.
What a terrific overview of Tucson eateries and some of their special meals, thanks! I'll report back in 6 months anticipating a really strict diet for the remainder of the year.
Am sitting here eating my breakfast of cold scone and diet dr. pepper and just drooling over this article. Well done, Tucson Weekly! Kudos for listing Five Points first (though personally I think that their Salmon Eggs Benedict is the brunch of choice - sex on a plate). More kudos for listing Casa Vicente, a Tucson GEM that is often overlooked on such reviews. The tapas are absolutely incredible at CV. LOVE!
I also ran into a salting issue here, to be fair I have only visited once.
Rivka, not sure what personal attacks on someone's age have to do with a very subjective observation such as salt levels.
Matt, I'm trying to figure out what two people dislike about your post.
This place is a joke! Seriously, who do they think they are? The girls are dressed like street walkers and the food is overrated! Nothing "cool" about this place!
I am very impressed with Barrio after eating there several times. Their food and decor are both wonderful. They are a "fine dining" restaurant unlike the restaurants you are trying to compare them to. I believe the prices are in line with other restaurants at their level. I am relieved that their food is not over salted like the food at many restaurants. I believe cholla buds are $30-40/pound so, yes, you are going to pay for them. Tepary beans are much more expensive than pintos so the price will indicate that, also. How many restaurants even serve cholla buds and tepary beans? What a treat it is to see them on a menu and to have them be well prepared and tasty. The calabacitas (I don't like the "k") are some of the very best I've had anywhere. I will be returning and telling all my friends about this unique restaurant.
I remember working the farmer's market at Maynard's years ago and we would always set up near Small Planet. Can't remember the name of the guy who worked the booth (I know it wasn't French), but he had this dynamic presence about him that drew folks in and got them to buy up the bread and baked treats. He'd sometimes swing by with a couple of samples that my friend and I would wash down with our coffee. I hope they continue to succeed, though it'd be better if they didn't get squeezed out of their spot.
You know places like this will bomb from the get go. Really!? Native/Mexican food in a town where in every corner you can find that same style of food at reasonable prices and with lots of follow?! What were these people thinking? You may be able to pull that off in NY but not in Tucson. You can't open a restaurant and rely only on snowbirds/hipsters for your business. Look at what happened to GIO taco. Learn from places like Bobos, Cafe Santa Rosa, St. Mays Mexican food etc. They have great food at reasonable prices and are consistent. I'm sure there will be another coffee shop or brewery in that corner soon. RIP Barrio Cuisine.
"I think I spelled everything correctly."
If "itelligent" is a word, then yes, you did.
I really hate when people use the comment section to correct spelling!
So annoying, don't you have anything better to do? or better yet, think of an itelligent comment of your own. Here is my take....why do restaurants try to make such fancy food and charge such high prices? Most people like simple good food at a good price with excellent service. That's really not hard to do. It is a shame to see so many restaurants open then close because the lack of business or the "concept" wasn't right. I don't want to pay $14 for fancy tacos. (I think I spelled everything correctly)
yes that's how they spell it.
It's kalabacitas in the menu! Also, *desk.
Looks like the copy desl was snoozing.
"Queues"? Don't you mean "cues"?
Heather: Don't start on this acid thing, it's lemon or lime.
Screw all y'all. Susana has been a boon to downtown for decades, and Poca and Poquito are two spots I return to every time I come home. If, by Mexican Food, you mean beans and yellow cheese, then there are plenty of places for you to spend your time and money. Enjoy them, that will leave extra room at Susana's for me.
Rivka, i suspect she's young enough to have taste buds that work.
Vergudo, let me satisfy your curiosity amigo. Michas, Crossroads, Rigos, Double L, Laruas, El Torrero, El Molinito, Molinas Midway, Las Margaritas, Club 21(yes, Club 21), Anita St., Marias, Alejandro's, and if you want a real treat get the red chili, tripas and chicharrones at Food City on Irvington.
So, so many better Mexican restaurants ?? I'm curious to know which ones .....
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