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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Sichuan Sidepiece

Her name was "Magda" Her radio commercial was on KTKT, KCUB, KTUC, etc. between the Jim "That's exactly right Hank" Click and the Wally "Call for Wally" Sevitz commercials. "Hi, thisa Magda from Szechuan Omei......." And as Wally would say "and we'll come a-runnin"!

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/19/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Quick Bites

I agree about Kon Tiki.....great place! Love the Scorpion! Their ribs are darn good too.

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Posted by SGOH on 02/19/2015 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Sichuan Sidepiece

The story of this place is pretty cool. Most long time people in town remember Madeline's ads on TV. I can't remember the catch line but she was this cute little old woman inviting everyone to eat there. The remarkable part is that she bought the restaurant on her own without telling her husband - very nontraditional for the time and culture. She was a powerhouse in the city,

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Posted by rconnelly on 02/19/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Noshing Around

We stopped by Monday at 1:50 pm and was told that you were NOT serving anymore. Not a good way to attract customers!M

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Posted by Lisubrin on 02/10/2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Dining With Soul


Did I just post to a five-year-old thread? What was it doing on the Chow Main Page?

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/09/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Dining With Soul

Maybe they can change up their apparently less-than-stellar image this way.
"Video Aces: you've tried the best, now try the rest!"

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/09/2015 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Quick Bites

It's the Heather Hoch channel now. All Heather, all the time!

Fortunately she seems to be a pretty good writer.

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 02/09/2015 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Dessert Gazing

A meal onto itself? Probably meant a meal unto itself.

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Posted by jewell on 02/05/2015 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Quick Bites

Still no answer.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/29/2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Quick Bites

What happened to Noshing Around?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/26/2015 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Unexpected Asian

The dumplings are amazing... And the sauce is light and flavorful

Posted by Lauren Hass on 01/26/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Rustic, But Proper

Noisy venue. Unable to have a pleasant, across-the-table conversation at this place.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/22/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Rustic, But Proper

Sounds good

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Posted by chasbass.blogs on 01/22/2015 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Brew Infusion

Good Oak's cold-infusions/presses and their mulled wine are really incredible. Their bartenders really take the time to accentuate the characteristics of the beer or wine in such a way as to honor the brewers' intentions toward their product. This is going to be huge.

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Posted by Kevin Jackson on 01/20/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Brew Infusion

Interesting. It never occurred to me that you could create something similar to mulled wine using beer instead.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 01/18/2015 at 2:50 AM

Re: “A Delicate Balance

I too was ignored when I went to Neo, about a month ago. I guess Bob and Bird were the lucky ones who actually got to eat there. I'm guessing by the number of likes on TucsonDiner and AsianHomeCook's posts that this problem is more common than not. Sad, really. I love Malaysian food.

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Posted by TLoc on 01/16/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Brew Infusion

Sounds intriguing. I'll have to give them a try!

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Posted by Chuck Tenderloin on 01/16/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “A Delicate Balance

Excellent Asian fare. Wonderful curries and noodle dishes. I have tried Malaysian food in several major cities and it simply doesn't compare. The occasional service glitch is offset by the fantastic creative tasty food. Quite possibly the best Asian cusine in the state. Shouldn't be a well kept secret.
Rather a Tucson treasure...

Posted by Bob Buy on 01/16/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Quick Bites

Heather Hoch must have visited a different Street Taco and Beer from the one I went to on opening day. Could be because the one I went to is actually ON Congress and is not north of Church. It's difficult to be north of Church, since it runs north and south, but why let facts get in the way of a good fairy tale.

And a fairy tale she tells. I had what are normally my favorite, the carne asada tacos, and they were seriously wanting. Not horrible, but not good either. The dollop of meat, rather than being hot off a grill, was apparently prepared way ahead of time and dished up out of a pan on a not so warm warming table. Hence my tacos were a falling apart, soupy mess of lukewarm meat.

My fiance, had one carnitas taco and one fish taco. The piece of fish was tiny and featured more breading than fish. The carnitas, like everything else, was cold and incrusted in congealed grease. She couldn't eat it.

The chips are self-serve and in a word, horrible. The worst corn chips you got out of a bag at the supermarket are better than these. It's as if they were cooked a week ago, perhaps someplace else, and put under a light bulb since then. Rather than being the color of say---a corn chip---they were a medium brown. The taste and texture was consistent with the foregoing.

There is a plethora of salsas available. We availed ourselves of two, a pico de gallo and a smooth green labeled, "hot". It was only moderately so. The pico de gallo was lacking any heat whatsoever. What is was not lacking was salt. It and the green salsa were way too salty; perhaps an attempt to engender an increased thirst for beer.

We suspect that beer sales are the rational for this place. If so, they're going to have to lower their prices. I guess they have a good selection, although I stopped looking when I saw my favorite, Dragoon IPA. But as much as I love it, $5.50 is too much to have me partaking of it at Street Taco, even if they solve their shaky service (I gave them a pass on this, attributing it to opening day jitters) and improve the food.

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Posted by Wes S. on 01/15/2015 at 10:30 PM

Re: “A Delicate Balance

Best Asian good in the state.

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Posted by Bob Buy on 01/15/2015 at 6:47 PM

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