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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “West African Flavor

I went there the other day and it was packed out. It's amazing how only one person runs the entire restaurant and can stay on top of excellent flavors. Zul was polite and on top of everything. I definitely will bring my friends and family back to experience Zuls cooking and hospitality.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Martin Stynoski on 04/17/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “West African Flavor

We went and the food was as excellent as you described. I'm telling others to head over there- and don't forget to order that amazing ginger drink.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ninabi on 04/15/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Just Getting Started

I respect that he keeps saying that you can get a pizza in under two minutes, but I've never had it happen when I have been there. Even a plain cheese pizza took close to 10 minutes and that was at an off-peak time. (Pieology on Speedway, on the other hand, theirs took 5 minutes.) No shaming here, just giving my experience.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Matt Hydeman on 04/09/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

It's ok I guess, the folks from Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio etc., have to have someplace to eat.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 04/07/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Just Getting Started

We don't eat pizza often, but this is thee only place we patronize when we get a hankerin' .. and it's in our 'hood. Good luck, Scott.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 04/07/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “E Komo Mai!

I still miss Lani's.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AsianHomeCook on 04/03/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

Gus Balon's and Robert's Restaurant share a heritage of family members who have owned those restaurants. They share something else. Good food in a friendly atmosphere with many loyal customers!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by JCC on 04/02/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

Is it me or is $5.99 for a bowl of oatmeal a bit pricey?

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 03/31/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

My parents and I ate there in the 1970"s.
I remember not really liking to go there. I couldn't say why, I guess I just liked Bob's Big Boy, Johny's , Sambo's, Hobo Joe's, Austin's etc. better.
Thanks for the info about the pictures of the family on the wall. Just yesterday I saw a picture of the interior of the restaurant. The AZ Daily Star had some pictures of Original Restaurants that are still open in Tucson. The thing I really remembered about Gus Balon's was a big mural that was painted on that wall. As I recall, it was a picture of a tree and water. I just remember studying it a lot and thinking of stories while we ate.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by DAZ on 03/30/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

Yes. Typo...

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Whittaker on 03/30/2017 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

"The bread, rolls and biscuits eaten in the restaurant today are the same recipes he was serving since the mid-19th century. It was Kelli's mom who brought them to Tucson."

You do mean the mid 20th century, right?

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Copywriter on 03/30/2017 at 2:20 AM

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

WOW couldn't disagree more! I can only speak to Dominick's pizza because it's the best , in fact it's so good that I have not tried anything else because when I even get close to Dominick's I crave their pizza. I have refereed ton of people there and EVERYONE loves all the food on the menu.

I highly recommend Dominick's to anyone and will stand behind my claim of the best pizza!

Posted by Mike Spiva on 03/29/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Retooled

Aaaand another TW restaurant review where the link to the official restaurant site just redirects to the TW homepage. Fix it, stat.

Anyway, is this the place that was originally going to be a taco shop from Florida?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 03/27/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “E Komo Mai!

Mahalo!! Have to check this out!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robyn Renwick Zelickson on 03/24/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Retooled

Is "roily" really a selling point for guacamole?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kay 1 on 03/23/2017 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Retooled

Y'all should be thankful that this isn't yet another "ode to Hotel Congress" ... a regular source of feature article source material here at the TW ...

7 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by danehick sux on 03/22/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Retooled

$9.50 for a burger, no sides. Want fries? $4 more. Maybe a beer too? $6. Meal for one, $20 before tax and tip.

This is the same price as getting a burger/fries/beer at nearby establishments like Ermanos or Pasco, both of which source as much of their food from local farms and ranches as possible. Where is this new place getting their meat from?

Does this stuff matter? I think people care about this info and want to know how much something costs and what they are getting for their money. If there is better quality food in the area at the same price point, that is significant. Step it up TW!

This 'review' smells like an advertisement.

12 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/22/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Retooled

What are the prices like? What about a real review of the food?

The TW has really dropped the ball on it's restaurant section. Do you guys get paid by the restaurants for this droll? Because this whole section comes off as an advertisement now, even the Star has moved away from that crappy concept.

13 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/20/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Retooled

The food in the photograph looks damned good!! I will definitely be trying this place. As far as "new or different" goes I don't recall that claim being made in the article. So, while I enjoy my food others can complain all they want about things that don't matter.

Cheers!!! The Hamburglar

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Hamburglar on 03/19/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Retooled

I'm sure I'll go here eventually, but let's not pretend this is something new and different. Burgers and fish tacos? Um, how exciting?

12 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by BPoole on 03/17/2017 at 10:19 AM

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