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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Math Lab

Its a food truck. Says it right there. Idiot.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Desert Diner on 01/13/2018 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Math Lab

'There's this really great restaurant, it's at **** N. ******* Street, You should really go there.'

Thanks a lot. I would, but I can't FIND it! NOT a restaurant review!

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by W Corvi on 01/12/2018 at 9:47 PM

Re: “The Beautiful People

I thought this was a great restaurant review, and it captures almost every single reason why I have zero interest in "dining" there;

Just for starters...$10+ craft cocktails, $13 burgers, no-choice valet parking, snooty, good-looking, minimum-wage college hostess chicks, imposing all sorts of excuses to get you to spend $25 bux at the bar before you are "granted" the privilege of a table, to spend at least $25 more. Add in tax, tips here & there, & it is a $50+ evening no matter how hard you try to keep it under that outrageous amount. And you're gonna hang out here weekly?

This is place NOT in San Francisco, and yet it pretends to be, with high prices, arrogant Millennials, using parents credit cards to pay for all of this hype, and all manner of ridiculous hipness, noise, & endless waiting, to make you feel as if you have finally arrived socially. Frankly, I find the entire Millennial scene a crashing bore, with meaningless loud conversation peppered with meaningless words, such as "like, awesome, hysterical, crazy" & so on...dumb as a door-knob. Cell phone-heaven!

If, and it is a big if, when our brutal endless summer hits town, let's just see how many hip Millennials, and wannabe older folks, show up here to drop $50-$75 on the latest overly colorful Fox restaurant circus scene. Seriously, "Beautiful People", Tucson is not San Francisco.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by The Desert Pup on 01/07/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

Adding to the above, the decor is pleasant and the service fine, JUST PUT MORE CHEESE ON THE PIZZA>

Each slice had
two pieces of cheese may be dime size if that! European style! Not really, I have tasted pizza in Europe and it does include the taste of cheese! If you just want pizza like this, put some sauce on an akmak
cracker and save! The pictures above are deceptive.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by bigschtick on 12/28/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

Minimal is the correct way to describe these pizzas. You need a microscope to find any cheese on two of the three we ordered. Thin crust pizza with sauce is what you get. I wish the man success but these pizzas are less than ordinary.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by John I. Gilman on 12/28/2017 at 7:51 AM
Posted by Annick Elzière on 12/28/2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Cake and Ale


3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by george.gonzalez.3367174 on 12/22/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Cake and Ale

There are too many breweries in Tucson. Just a fad that will die. Give us more restaurant reviews. I
don't drink the stuff!

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by John I. Gilman on 12/22/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Pantry Pleasantries

Small kitchen gizmo shops are the best.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/14/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism


2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by george.gonzalez.3367174 on 12/07/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

If you had the marinara & loved it, I respect your experience but here is mine that I lifted from my Yelp review: Well, only 8 reviews & all 5 stars, so what can I say? I guess I'm from an alternate universe. First of all the pizza we had totally sucked, but since we only had the bianca, maybe the 2 others are really good. It'a about a 12" pizza for $13 & most of it is crust, so that's a deal killer right off. Unfortunately it gets worse. Prosciutto is FIVE DOLLARS extra & I'm not kidding, you get maybe 1/10th of an ounce. The other ingredients are fresh mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, olive oil, basil, & chiltepin. Whatever the cheese was it was tasteless. We need to come up w/a word that denotes something below bland to describe it. Didn't really notice the garlic & the chiltepin was sparse as it was just barely noticeable. People we were with ordered the focaccia. For $6 we got what we already had too much of, which is pizza dough. That's it. Bread for $6. Oh, & it had that tasteless cheese sprinkled on it. 4 of us & we didn't even finish it. We also got some roasted squash & everyone agreed that was pretty darn good. Had the flourless almond cake for dessert. I thought it was good but I don't go out to eat for dessert. My wife ordered it & she thought it was totally ordinary. Anyway the squash & cake bumped it up from1 star to 2.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Jim Hostetler on 12/07/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Nine on the Line

My brother Carlos F. Calderon is by far my favorite chef and I'm not just saying that because we are related. My brother is such an amazing cook it's ridiculous the pellets of food that he presents my taste buds would have never known the pleasures of those flavors without his talent. I am so proud of my brother congratulations to your new store here in Las Vegas Nevada love you so very much dude congratulations again on all your success in the past years.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Manny Calderon on 12/02/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “The Beautiful People

I'm glad to see something resembling an actual review for a change.

7 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by PickyPalate on 11/30/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Beautiful People

Nothing on the Dropouts' menu looks the slightest bit inviting or interesting.
Living with an executive chef, I am always looking for something new or exciting food wise.
Not here........

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dee Friedman on 11/30/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Beautiful People

The buzz will soon fade... we'll see what happens when the summer doldrums hit.

24 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 11/30/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “The Beautiful People

Wow..what a mess of review, "some patrons growing impatient waiting for their table grumble because their car is in the hands of some kid expecting a tip." Really? When I wait a long time for a table that's what I wonder about??? Hardly. You then write about the Coop and "It is here that you find out that Culinary Dropout likens itself to a 'British gastropub' " with no further explanation? What do you think that means to the reader? Anything? Then only half a paragraph about the food. I really look forward to the food reviews each week, but this one left me "a bit dizzy, as if my head was stuck in a pinball machine".

22 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by RobG on 11/30/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Brunch Bonanza

I love Baja Cafe. Glad they are doing well enough to expand.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Albert V. Turk on 11/30/2017 at 5:00 AM

Re: “Distill My Heart

"galinked" -- I AM one of the people behind the origins of The Independent Distillery, and I assure you that none of us have "taken our names away from the place" at our own accord. The people "now running the place" are the same people who started it WITH US, and it's a travesty how things have ended up. So, yes... I CAN tell you that the information that the General Manager, Ben Haynes, gave to the writer was untrue, as he intended to paint himself as someone far more important that he really was. He's the GM. Nothing more. And, I absolutely do NOT blame the writer. In fact, I would love nothing more than to vindicate him from the backlash he received from this portion of the article, for he wrote what he was told. The writer did his job and did nothing wrong. His coverage of the other distilleries was outstanding, and I couldn't be more proud of them for their success.

Posted by justinewadsack on 11/22/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “A Taste of Tucson


3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 11/10/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “They Have the Meats

Best Damn BBQ in 500 miles!

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by JC 1 on 11/10/2017 at 7:11 AM

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