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Comment Archives: stories: Chow: Chow Feature

Re: “100 Essential Dishes

Creative comments ! BTW if others need a Ohio jfs ambulette form , my boss found a blank form here

Posted by sharlene buckman on 07/26/2016 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Postcards From Dandong

Useful article , Just to add my thoughts if others need to fill out a Hud employee interview form , my friend filled out and esigned a sample form here "".

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ben Warlick on 07/22/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Serving Substance

Agree, but all dining keeps money and jobs in the Old Pueblo. Great food. Eat out more often.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan Hirsh on 07/12/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Serving Substance

One of our favorite places. We only dine in locally owned restaurants, to keep more $ in the Old Pueblo.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/07/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Serving Substance

Smart guy!

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 07/07/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Serving Substance

Doug Levy is a Tucson treasure. Thanks for giving him the spotlight he deserves!

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Catherine Penn Williams on 07/07/2016 at 4:07 AM

Re: “Outside the Box: Veg in a Box

VEG IN A BOX IS THEE SPOT.......Svc is Bomb.....just like the food

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Posted by reignmanshine on 07/06/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Roll Out: Sushi-Kito

Umi Star was Shit! They even failed health inspections numerously as well.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Umi Star Sucks on 06/30/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Roll Out: Sushi-Kito

Man, I miss Umi Star.

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Posted by Ratel on 06/30/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Crispy's Fish and Chips: Hot and Hot

Only been to the ft lowell branch, excellent!, also, they give the option of dads canned soda varieties instead of just the plain fountain brands.

Posted by twisty on 06/28/2016 at 7:55 PM

Re: “J Without K: J’s Chicken and Waffles

Well, we will see how long this place lasts. Aside from the legendary Zachary's and that old Cuban place that closed down a few years back, none of the restaurants on that stretch of 6th has lasted more than a year or two. My two guesses as to why - 1) parking around campus is a nightmare and 2) college students have gutter palates.

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Posted by TLoc on 06/16/2016 at 10:24 PM

Re: “J Without K: J’s Chicken and Waffles

I was told by the owner that the chicken is breast and not tenders (they are slightly different parts). My understanding is he cuts the breast so it fries faster/more evenly. This was also the case at the old location. You might want to verify/clarify that.

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Posted by pancake on 06/16/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Crispy's Fish and Chips: Hot and Hot

it is just ok. I've been twice. once to Ft. Lowell once to Speedway. Both times the same gal behind the counter was not very friendly. The cook at speedway was very nice however. I don't feel I need to go back. The shrimp/fish combo - shrimp was good, Nice plump shrimp. The fish - I hardly remember it. Small and seemed right out of a box. As I sat to eat I thought Why did I come here again? I could have gone to Little Anthony's for nice big pieces of fish -more meal for the price which, btw, is just about the same. I guess it is ok for a quick stop... maybe I need to try the chicken... but why when I want Fish & Chips.

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Posted by Cat on 06/08/2016 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Crispy's Fish and Chips: Hot and Hot

@Tucsondude: battered.

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Posted by AsianHomeCook on 05/26/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Let’s Be Real: Dominick’s Real Italian

This is quite a caustic and bitter review. Studded with the frustration "I think" of someone who neither can cook, create nor start a small business from scratch. This is not a New York Times review so I say get over yourself you can write a net negative review without being an ass to your neighbor and community. Someone mentioned Reilly's yes great stuff but there is plenty of room for many restaurants in many niches, locations and categories in metro Tucson and we are all the richer for it. I have eaten the pizza here several times and being from Philly I really know my pizza its good the staff really tries and Dominick's is a popular crowded neighborhood spot. So with all due respect Heather Hoch get over yourself.

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Posted by Arun on 05/22/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Meat Your Master: Jay's Barbecue

Great story! And the food is really good too! This might be the best Barbecue in town and he is just getting started...

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Posted by HumanBean on 05/19/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Crispy's Fish and Chips: Hot and Hot

Is their fish battered or breaded???

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Posted by Tucsondude on 05/17/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Omitted Aromatics: Jasmine Restaurant and Market

You should be ashamed of yourselves for dissing a locally owned restaurant... Jasmines is authentic and delish.... They have to law low on the spices to accommodate for Tucson's unrefined palettes, i.e. Snowbirds! This place is a jewel in the desert and offers unusual tastings and is a great place to try something a little different... Next time take your unrefined palette to Applebee's!

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Posted by Rickilyn on 05/14/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Slice of Life: Sachiko Sushi

The crap this town has to put up with the arrogant Brandon Katz and Obon sushi. He tried to delete it but I have it. Direct quote from his mouth. Brandon Katz I surround myself with people like me. lol WTF their ramen is not made its assembled from ramen paste and vacuum packaged noodles that are meant for frying not ramen. LOL!!!! Can't even make ramen broth?! Might as well call it instant ramen. Then all these people are like oooh its soo good. Try and take that ramen to Japan. They will kick your ass.

As much as it pains me to increase the traffic on the Tucson Weekly food section, most importantly on anything Heather Hoch writes, I have to speak up once again regarding what is an utterly ridiculously written piece about sushi. My feelings have nothing to do with either restaurant mentioned in this article, both of which I have dined at and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. With that said, I write this to Heather....

Heather -

While I make it no secret that I have a strong disagreement with your journalistic ethics, writing skills, and overall demeanor within the restaurant scene (which you have never been a part of), I have to say this is by far the the worst piece of journalism I have yet to see come from you.

Whether you know it or not, you backhanded every single passionate sushi chef within this article, including your self proclaimed favorite, Yamato. You compare sushi to a dive bar. A dive bar. Once again, a dive bar. Now, nothing against dive bars, I frequent them and have tremendous respect for the quality dive bars out there; however, dive bars are conceptualized business', not contrived from learned craft. Sushi is a passion, a skill, an art-form, a learned craft that takes years, decades, a lifetime to perfect. It is a skill that very few possess and so many attempt to obtain. Sushi, and the overall use of fresh fish served raw, is a delicate culinary art that needs to be treated with complete tenderness and care. But, you compare sushi 'joints' to dive bars. Dive bars. Once again, dive bars. You can't get someone sick by serving them outdated Bud Light. You can't hurt someone by pouring an ounce and a half of Jack Daniels into a glass that has the scent of stale sanitizer. You can not get someone sick from the popcorn machine that pops out the bar snack, at a dive bar. Again, a dive bar. But sushi, you can not only get someone sick with the slightest of errors or mishandling, but also ruin their passion for what is such an amazing part of the culinary world. Comparing sushi 'joints' to dive bars is the equivalent of ordering a $60 ounce of Pappy 20 at a dive bar, fully knowing you will get it poured in a plastic cup with unfiltered ice. You just don't do it.

You go on in your article and mention the unpretentious nature of your favorite sushi bar, but then the following sentence notes 'eye rolling'... so which is it, unpretentious or pretentious? Do new comers not deserve to be educated in a proper way. Do new comers deserve to be treated like they don't deserve your attention or the ability to start with basics and then move into more advanced sushi? You talk about new comers to the sushi business and how they are looked down upon at said restaurant, however your cover picture for this article hosts a California Roll, followed by Fresh Water Eel... Am I missing something?

You talk about getting mediocre service, par for the course in your reviews. Have you stopped for a minute and thought, maybe it is because you don't treat your servers with any respect? Maybe it is because every single restaurant is aware of your irresponsible writing and has simply grown tired of it? I think the latter. But both hold true.

With Tucson getting such high praise and national acclaim these days, mostly due to the UNESCO label, we as an industry would hope that the reporting of such would get better, more knowledgable, and most importantly more responsible. Though the Tucson Weekly has been on a steady decline over the years, it pains me to see anything with our beloved city in the title of a publication that lacks anything with value. If the rest of the industry has stepped up their game to the point of getting national recognition, one would think (no, one would demand) that the reporting of the same industry would step it up as well. There are plenty of people that have the knowledge to write on the subject of food, and would gladly do so for free. Yet someone continues to sign a check written out to Heather Hoch, including reimbursement for the food she violently tosses into her self proclaimed Olive Garden infused pallet.

See, Heather, this is how you write something with articulation and detail. I am sure PCC has an intro to writing course you can take. If you couple that with business ethics I will gladly help pay for it.

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Posted by Brandon Katz and Obon yelp drama queens on 05/13/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Raison Déjeuner: Café Santa Rosa

"If you read what I write enough..." [WINCE]

Try: "If you read enough of what I write..."

Or maybe: "If you read even a little of what I write...."


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Posted by donkiyoti on 04/28/2016 at 9:51 PM

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