We'll see today Cathy!
Thanks for the warning.
Twice too much!
Unbelievable! I just moved here from Washington, DC, and have spent some serious money to dine at the best restaurants in DC and NYC. But not for so-so food and service, and not even one bottle of wine! I continue to discover great restaurants in Tucson; I'll cross this one off my list to try.
new menu at playground says a lot. so much for being just a bar, i guess they must need the sales.
all the new places on congress, and more to come, must be making an impact on them.
I can think of lots of other ways to finish the sentence; When you fork over $300 for dinner for two...
We were there last week and enjoyed it. I couldn't disagree more with this review.
A dining room full of intelligent people who don't get the urge to post their daily activities on Yelp and Facebook, who have their tethers tucked away in pocket and purse while they enjoy a meal without thinking about how they are going to write it up ..and how people are going to rate that?
Sounds delightful to me!
seville99, thanks for the note. The link has been fixed.
Yelp is a great idea in theory but I find very few "reviews" that could be considered "decently written." Not that yours aren't but most of the stuff I read (when I do read Yelp) are from people who just like to bitch. I don't trust most of them. When your name isn't on it, there's the freedom to say anything even if it's not true.
Disgruntled former employees, competitors, best friends....who knows who to trust?
"...let's just say they aren't the type to post on Yelp."
I read that a person who participates in creative writing endeavors as they age (such as restaurant reviews, letters to the editor, etc.) actually exercise the mind and are less likely to suffer from dementia or other mental degenerative illnesses in later life. Hence my dozen or so review submissions on yelp. It is
simply a venue for me. While I agree there is a ton of crap on that site, there are also some decently written reviews. Indeed, I attempt to emulate you in my reviews.
Oh yes, I've dined at Dakota twice in the last month too.
website link is spam
This place rocks! They even make their own bacon and use it not only in their cooking but also for a bacon infused vodka. It's become one of my favorite restaurants!
Better than cheap tacos and WARM beer!
The chile relleno was good. It had piñon nuts, carmelized onion, and some other veggies, but I wasn't so sure about what made it particularly "Mexico City". It also came on a bed of rice and black beans, which also made me wonder if there was really a Mexico City connection. The food was good, though, as were the salsas.
Anybody but El Charro.
On my last visit (and it had been a long time before that) my daughter and I waited at the bar for our companions and after practically begging the bartender for a glass of wine, it arrived "fizzy" looking, as though it had been shaken vigorously. He basically threw it up on the bar and went back to servicing the wait staff. After being seated and served by a friendly, knowledgeable young woman I found the food fine but not the sublime fare I'd heard about over and over again. There was nothing wrong; it just wasn't spectacular. The next day I found that my credit card was processed twice for our check and called to get it straitened out. I was asked by the manager taking care of it how the evening was. I detailed for her what had transpired to which she reacted by insisting they send me a gift card to make amends. Frankly, I haven't used it, just not feelin' it if you know what I mean.
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