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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

Brilliant article! You nailed it. Old white folks want to be able to go out to eat but don't want flavor. Salt raises blood pressure and pepper is too spicy. Anything beyond that is over-the-top...

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Sue on 05/15/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

best cochinita pibil and al pastor tacos in town. and the sangria is good too. i'd like to see these on menus elsewhere, at least they try to have a few more choices.

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Robin West on 05/15/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

Agave is different from cactus. You should know that.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by donkiyoti on 05/15/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

Spielverderber {noun}
spoiler · spoilers · grinch · grinches · wet blanket · wet blankets · spoilsport · killjoy · spoilsports · dog in the manger · dogs in the manger killjoies

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 05/15/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

yeah, i want to know what a spielferderber is!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rconnelly on 05/15/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

spielverderber? Oh no.. is this a nazi party?

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 05/15/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

Burnie muk stop being a spielferderber!

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by dosquis on 05/15/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

Uh-oh the old white chain gang is upset! Rita, I would stay out of Furr's and Chili's for a while, until this dies down.. At least during the early bird special hours.

35 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 05/15/2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

Food Guy: I thought they would be by the time this came to print, but I called on Monday, incognito, and they were still stating they were open and accepting reservations.

Sam: I went back and reviewed my hand written notes, and sure enough it said Monsoons (in very poor penmanship) and I somehow transformed that to Mama L's when typing. I guess I am still getting used to the newbs in the T.O. camp! - Thanks for the correction.

scheppta: I am sure all the cities' restaurant turnover rates are similar, we just do an extraordinary job of covering it. Also, if you are unimpressed, either you are going to the wrong places, not paying attention or just Marco Pierre White.

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by C.J. Hamm on 05/15/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

Thanks for the lousy review. We are headed there tonight. I bet the food is great!

16 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 05/15/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

I never lived in any city that had more restaurants closing/failing than Tucson.
Really quite sad. On the other hand, since moving here 11 years ago, I have been generally
unimpressed with the overall restaurant experience here.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by scheppta on 05/15/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

This viewer can be quite mean-sprited at time. Thinks
her reviews are the gospel.

17 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by #1bigmacha on 05/15/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

I usually enjoy "Chow"; it's the only part of this rag that doesn't make my blood pressure rise.

Congratulations TW and Rita, you're now at 100 percent on the high blood pressure scale.

As an "old white guy", (who grew up on the southside in the 40's, 50's and 60's, had a step-mother from Mexico and a former wife who was Hispanic) I think I deserve a little more respect. Especially from people who, relatively speaking, just blew into town.

As to the "men in sombreros digging up Agave", who the hell do think harvests Agave so you can have your Tequila and Mescal, a bunch of "old white guys?"

So the food sucks, there are a lot of family-run Mexican restaurants that turn out garbage too. Tell us about the food and leave the left-wing politics out of it...oops, I forgot, this is the Tucson Weekly, never mind.

28 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Wes S. on 05/15/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

You knew what was going on here before you went, so por que? God forbid "old white people" were eating someplace, once again you knew the place before you even went in. I guess if there would have been a bunch of twenty somethings with fedoras on it would have been "cool". What a crappy article!

27 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 05/15/2014 at 5:17 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable

OH, a 'hear, hear' for Jack. Ugh. Gibson, get it together, man.

Posted by Little Tiny Mooky on 05/14/2014 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Five Points is fantastic. Just my opinion, but the TW writer is off base. This is the second TW review in the last eight weeks that seems way off base, actually. But, hey, just skip the restaurant reviews and read the always excellent Skinny and, of course, Red Meat, Random Shots and K. Rat. Beyond that....well. I used to love the Weekly.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by sho' buff monkey butt on 05/14/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

The pizza throw down for the tucson originals will have Rocco's, Monsoon's Tap and Grill, Vero Amore, and Magpies. As well as desserts from Pastiche and Dante's Fire. Liabations from only local brews..

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Samuel Alboy on 05/14/2014 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

I don't know what's worse, the review or your bias.

22 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by tucsonnative on 05/14/2014 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

V thai is closed. I walked by today and they were moving out everything. Can't say I'm sad.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Food Guy on 05/14/2014 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Woah. Who knew people would be do defensive of this establishment? I have found restaurant reviews in the Weekly to be very consistent. Sorry folks. Food critics are good critics. They're paid to be particular and the complaints here were handled so gently I realized before reading the inane commentary how hip this place must be. Writer knows the audience and was basically apologetic for having not been wowed and still you all attack? Yikes. I for one can't stand when I can't get salt and pepper when I want it and am dining out. Decaf may not be popular but it was merely a warning. I like sandwiches I do in soup but this is good info for those who might not, now they know to request the soup adequately first. Seriously guys.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ELjaime on 05/14/2014 at 6:37 PM

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