No, CJ, you didn't report on a controvery over a restaurant that claims they have good food, but reviewers disagree, yet good reviews appear to be written by the owner who has anger management issues and threatens to physically harm another reviewer whose only crime, as near as I could determine, was encouraging said owner to address some concerns with his staff.
Wow, journalism. Don't mean to scare you with the concept, though.
When are you going to dig into what is going on at Umi Star??
Way to fall down on the job, because we didn't report on some shenanigans on Yelp?
This just in: People are trolling on YouTube! Better?
Wow, Rita. Arrogant much? Maybe Somber doesn't get to read the Weekly much. Or maybe that sort of snarky shit you pull is a turn-off.
Why get involved? Yelp is the most unreliable source of information, anyway.
I read all the stuff and found both sides to be ridiculous. It would be like repeating gossip.
PS if you'd been paying attention you would know Morgan is no longer with the paper
Why aren't you covering the clusterfuck that La Mia Toscana has become? The owner threatened people on Yelp, culminating in the site removing the discussion thread. But there are countless fake profiles that have been made praising the restaurant, whereas reliable and long-time reviewers have given the restaurant low marks for crap food, rude service and overall a piss-poor value for the money. Way to fall down on the job, Morgan/Hamm/Connelly/etc.
Russian Food - Its not just caviar, potatoes and vodka anymore.
I have been there several times and agree completely with the review. The food is excellent and the service helpful. I think it's time for a return visit.
Why don't they just go back to the way it was in the '60's & '70's? And I know how hard it is to get good help in the biz.
I haven't visited this restaurant yet and I think comment posts can be helpful in deciding where to eat but they shouldn't be the only reason you don't visit. Everyone has an opinion and we all have bad days. Being out of product and having your servers ignorant to the products you do have can make it a lousy visit, no doubt. But give them a chance to get their feet wet and hopefully things will turn around.
As one of the owners of Saguaro Corners I wanted to share some thoughts. First I will say that Dan's experience on Sunday was a bit of a trend at the end of July, beginning of August. Since then we have let go of the general manager (the grunter) and have revamped the kitchen to enhance the food quality. We will continue to tweak food, service and atmosphere since we have been open less than five months. Our ultimate goal is to create a special and wonderful music venue on the Eastside. Rest assured we are a tireless group of people that believe great food, fun music, consistent service and a special atmosphere is needed on the far eastside. So please don't give up on us because of a poor Sunday for Dan. In fact our goal is to exceed your expectations and add a unique venue/restaurant on the eastside. We look forward to Dan's third visit. Thanks for listening.
"The host grunted his way through greeting us and led us to a table..." Nothing worse than a Quasimodo host. A telltale sign of things to come.
A candidate business for a chef Irving intervention. so sad
I guess you didn't try their lamb meatballs...they're made with canned tomatoes.
Worth noting that they were closed for five years and they re-opened recently....Interesting to know that it sounds like nothing has changed!
Thanks. Won't waste my time driving all the way out there.
Try El Minuto downtown.
I had heard good comments about La Placita, so when I had a doctor's appointment nearby, I decided this was the perfect time to treat myself. When I arrived, several tables were occupied and the door was open. The hostess greeted me and I asked for a table for one. She said, "oh I'm sorry, we close at 2." I looked at my watch: it was not quite 2:02 p.m. I asked if she was tied to that time, since it was barely 2 pm and she said yes, there were no exception, the restaurant closes at 2 for lunch. This is not as though I showed up with a party of 8 -- I was alone, looking for a quick lunch. I hadn't read the restaurant's webpage before going and their business hours are not obvious (if posted at all) on the doors or windows.
This is not good business. I don't particularly care what the food or decor are. There are plenty of excellent Mexican restaurants in Tucson and I will give my business to those who are happy to have customers and will not refuse to serve them 1 or 2 minutes after closing in the middle of the day. No bueno, La Placita!
We went on Second Saturday night, and there were glitches. Food was OK, I would have expected something a bit more ... spectacular, given all the hype this place has received. Server messed up drink order. Not sure we'll go back with all of the other amazing choices now in this 'burg.
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