I'd like to comment on the December 16, 2012 Sunday brunch, unfortunately, my fiancé and I never got to eat any. Mind you, on the preceding Friday we had lunch there and it was fine and other than the abysmal service at other lunch times, the food has also been good enough to entice us back. No more..
This morning, we decided to get breakfast out. We don't usually go for the bacon and eggs thing but today my fiancé wanted to throw healthy eating to the wind and get some. Her first thought was to just go to Cracker Barrel, which is reasonably close. In hindsight this would have been the best thing to do. Instead we decided to do Maynard's brunch.
I tried calling a number of times to determine their hours and to make a reservation but always got a message indicating that they were either "Handling another reservation or seating another guest and to please leave a message." So I left a message. The alternative was to go online and make a reservation. Their system actually takes one to Open Table. Since I use it often, and I never got a call from Maynard's, I logged on to Open Table. I actually wanted a morning time, but the first one available was 2 PM. So I made the reservation for 2 PM and we had a snack to hold us over while we waited.
It's a 40-minute drive for us so we headed out at 1:15. Arriving at Maynard's, heading east on Toole, we were presented with a roped off parking lot which left us stranded, because the stupid trolley construction has Toole blocked off to eastbound traffic. I had to turn around, while dodging westbound traffic and enter the parking lot from the wrong direction. This should have told me to forget the whole idea, but we persisted. Upon getting to the door we saw a hand lettered sign indicating that the place was closed to the public due to a private function. This deserved further investigation, since I had an email confirmation from Open Table for a 2 PM reservation, so we walked in anyway. A voice from behind us asked what we were doing so we said we were looking for the manager. The woman professed to be the manager, which is odd since their website says that one Frank Kobritz is the restaurant manager.
I told her that if in fact she was the manager, she wasn't very good at her job. She bristled at this fact and became defensive, telling us that, "The owner's daughter was getting married and the place was reserved for the wedding party." I congratulated the couple but restated my position that there was no indication 1) on the website, 2) on the telephone or 3) on Open Table that the place was closed to the public today and this was lousy management and a disservice to us.
At no time was there an apology or any attempt to make amends. A good manager would have offered some kind of compensation such as a free meal at a later time or across the street at Cup Congress today.
"I was about to write a completely different post, about an article maintaining that disadvantaged kids have less access to top quality teachers than kids from higher income families. But then I came across a very long paper by David Berliner"
Why write your own stuff when you can just cut and paste? Saves a lot of bothersome effort.
Claudia Splick Larson
Lemme see... I wonder what the wack jobs at the Weekly think about this.
It's easy to glean; they run a photo of Grijalva but not one of McSally. Bias anyone?
Two word response to this pablum, "Kathryn Steinle."
misunderstood is certainly accurate. What literate person can possibly get through the disjointed, grammatically challenged, fuzzy thinking of her missive to determine what the hell she's talking about?
I don't know of anyone "falsely accused." Seems to me the illegal alien admitted to sneaking across the border.
"I wouldn't of met". Really?
"Cuz she's become..." Really?
But don't take my word for anything, why not ask Kathryn Steinle what she thinks about illegal aliens. Oh, wait, she can't answer, she was killed by one of those harmless illegals, "Who didn't do anything wrong, they are just looking for a better life."
In a badly written sentence Tina rants:
"You people suck i posted two comments and they were removed...just shows how truly racist you are only Whites and Mexicans allowed.'
If you read some of my past comments you can note that I don't suffer the fools at the TW gladly. I was even (temporarily) "banned" once for tweaking a past editor and bruising his feelings.
Clearly, I haven't seen the posts that you refer to; perhaps there was some indication in them. If so, I apologize; otherwise, it appears that I have not given TW staff enough credit. For them to glean that you are neither white nor brown displays remarkable clairvoyance.
"That said, those readers who believe that government(s) will protect you from big, nasty corporations by regulating them to death should note that Florida and Texas have made it illegal to live "off-the-grid.""
Sorry, that got away from me while I was still researching this. Seems to be an exaggeration.
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