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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Local and Likeable

Dan, me thinks Jeff Gould considers himself intelligent and witty.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rconnelly on 05/08/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Jeff Gould: Zing, I guess?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dan Gibson on 05/08/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

Upon my first reading of the Tucson Weekly, I found the paper to be itchy and drab, the articles boring and listless. Unhampered, I turned the page, which had a distinct acidity to it- reminding me of the smell of hot garbage in the summertime. Still, I had committed to an entire literary feast, so again I pressed on. The main story-again- underwhelming. It was as if the editor threw a bunch of re-hashed and soft thinking liberal gibberish in a pan and seared the words into a meaningless jumble, expecting someone to bite. Both the timing and the execution of the 'dish' lacked complexity, and failed to inspire. By the time I had reached the ending of this foul spread, I immediately craved aspirin & possibly a long nap, to which I accredit to a bellyful of yellow journalism. Next time around, I think I'll pass.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Gould on 05/08/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I disagree with your assessment. I think it's perfect in every way. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. I particularly enjoy the Ham and Cam and the Tempeh sandwich (I'm not sure what it's actually called).

The service is excellent. The waitstaff is attentive, but they are never overbearing. I've eaten there probably 20 times (literally), and they have never gotten my order wrong (and I often do substitutions). With respect to the seasonings issue, I ask for additional hot sauce with my meals regularly, and it is always brought out promptly.

I work downtown, and I often bring clients to 5 points. It really has added so much to the neighborhood.

In short, I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys... well... food.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Alexander Hecker on 05/08/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I love the creativity of 5 Pts Market. I see it in their presentation of the Market. I see the bright colors in their food. I see it in the owners and the people who work there. And, I see the brightness especially in the customers as I glance over the dining area. "Dare to create" seems to be their motto. I like that. I'm comfortable exploring their menu items. Especially that first glance as something gently placed in front of me. The details. The colors. The little splashes of sauces made by an artist somewhere behind the counter. 5 Pts. 5 Stars.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David Aguirre on 05/08/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

Yeah what the heck? This is old news!

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 05/08/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

No Noshing Around column this week?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/08/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Standout Sides

Yes Bob - The renovation that you asked about is in the old Vivace location. It will be a Mexican place called Reforma. It's not a million dollar renovation, however.

Posted by E. Stratton on 05/08/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable


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Posted by rconnelly on 05/08/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Local and Likeable

If the place were "Stellar" we couldn't get a seat, why don't you just not go back and look for somewhere else to dribble about.

4 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Italdo on 05/08/2014 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Mexico, Muddled

Alright, alright, alright. Let's try to collectively dial it down. You don't have to agree with Rita's assessment of Mexico in Season (I'm not entirely sure I do...I love eating there), however, I think as someone who knows as much about Tucson food as anyone, she deserves respect professionally. As a fellow human being, she deserves to be treated decently in general.

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Posted by Dan Gibson on 05/06/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Mexico, Muddled

"You call me a coward you better be prepared to come from behind that computer and say it to my face...esp. considering we're all in the same small city."

Hey coward, I'm ready to show you how much of a keyboard warrior I am in person.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 05/06/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

@Adam - That means a lot coming from you. Believe me, I will continue until they peel me from my keyboard.

@Jacqueline & Fred, Thanks for your support!

@schpetta - I think their concept is brilliantly cool.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by C.J. Hamm on 05/05/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Mexico, Muddled

Anyone else notice the vegan is the most angry poster? Try getting some saturated fat, it does wonders for your mood.

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Posted by Supply and Demand on 05/03/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Mexico, Muddled

I think she spelled it out pretty clearly, red and green are really only two options because the type of meat doesn't play much into it. If they had 6 different preparations of each meat, that would provide more options. If this was a vegetarian or vegan restaurant, why did they have meat at all?

Your service, while commendable, has NOTHING to do with whether you're a coward or not. Your reaction to a written article, however, speaks volumes about you. I choose to use a proxy name because I've had identity theft and stalking issues from people before and the last thing I need is an unbalanced person who makes physical threats showing up at my house because HE reacted poorly to something I said.

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Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 05/02/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Mexico, Muddled

None of my previous comments can be disputed. She wrote a nonsense article and I called her on it. If I was too harsh she better get a new gig b/c a true writer needs thick skin.

How in the hell can you make the complaint "not enough meat options" ? How would you like it if we flipped the script and there were only 2 restaurants that served dead animals and ALL THE REST were vegan ?

I don't care if you call me fucktard, idiot, whatever...but coward is not true. First of all I'm not hiding behind a cute alias like "rancho snob or burnie mak". I stand by what I said. And it's no straw man argument to bring up prior service either. It is a fact. I did serve w/ the 3rd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne. Many men & women have lost their lives & limbs over there.

You call me a coward you better be prepared to come from behind that computer and say it to my face...esp. considering we're all in the same small city.

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Posted by David James on 05/01/2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

Good food coverage week after week, smart writing, error-free. Methinks you should continue writing this column for the good of Tucson diners.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Adam Borowitz on 05/01/2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Standout Sides

Your welcome, Alek, Rita

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Posted by rconnelly on 05/01/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Standout Sides

Thank you for the review and great feedback Dan. We appreciate you checking us out and taking the time to write a piece about us. I want to let you and everyone know our new summer menu comes out today. We got rid of several items like the wings, and added some new great summer options. Also we have a new line of summer cocktails.

Check out our menu @

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Posted by Alek Comyford on 05/01/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Mexico, Muddled

David James -BMak says fucktard a lot, so don't take it so personally.

I'm sorry you feel attacked here, but it is common for the locals to chastise people they think are unnecessarily rude to another person. Yes, others were rude too, but you got really personal about it. If you have issues ..just take that as me telling it to you straight.

Posted by Corduval on 05/01/2014 at 1:43 PM

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