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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Creole Comforts

I agree with HumanBean. The Weekly used to be the only publication in Tucson that had actual reviews instead of laudatory pap written by toadies. It would address the excellent as well as point out areas that could use improvement. Thus, it had credibility. Now it's worthless.

15 likes, 51 dislikes
Posted by PickyPalate on 03/09/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Creole Comforts

Good for Tiffany. Any bartenders that refers to themselves as a "mixologist" need a sharp slap in the face.

54 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by donkiyoti on 03/09/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Creole Comforts

I am usually not a fan of Yelp ratings but when they are as numerous and consistently bad as the reviews SAZ gets, well, where there is smoke there must be fire. Seems like service is the main complaint, especially towards the bartenders.

I appreciate the new format that the Weekly is taking towards restaurants/food but it comes off as more of advertisement than a review. I get it, you are trying to write about the food and the personalities behind it but that does not help the readers and potential customers who are more interested in the dining experience. You cannot offer an authentic review of the experience because you have become a platform for the owners to be at their best, not at their normal. Ideally best and normal would be the same thing but anyone who has experience in the industry knows that this is usually not the case.

Where does this leave me, the potential customer? I have to go to Yelp to get reviews of the dining experience.... Thanks.

19 likes, 56 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/09/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Fill ’Er Up!

Here's a link to PJ's terrific menu:

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Abc2 on 03/07/2017 at 5:06 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

If Don Guerra from Barrio Bread recommends Fiamme's got to be good!

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sleddog on 02/24/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

Sounds good, but can they accommodate my gluten-free wife?

31 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Karl on 02/23/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

It's amazing. I've been a regular customer at the Rillito Farmer's Market.

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Buff Crone on 02/23/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

Oh boy, sure hope the toppings include pineapple, kale and Brussel sprouts, and don't forget bbq chicken! What's this proscutto stuff anyway?

5 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/23/2017 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Old West Flavor

No other steakhouse compares to price or quality

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan Winright on 02/19/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Old West Flavor

The word would be SAVORY delicious satisfieing

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dan Winright on 02/19/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Bobo's: Anatomy of a Tradition

We were visiting a local resort and found this place on Yelp! At first we weren't sure if we wanted to try it but the steady stream of happy faces coming out of it told us we would like it.

My 90 year old mom had a huge banana pecan pancake and added chocolate chips. It was the size of a medium pizza! The friendly waitress told her if she ate the whole thing the waitress would pay for it!

Mom tried but couldn't do it. I had the most amazing Reuben Omelette. The home fries are unique and a must have.

One of the staff was having a birthday and they brought everyone a piece of birthday cake!

Great comfort food, great service and fantastic prices.

A must for UA students and resort visitors alike.

Posted by Heather H. on 02/17/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “A Taco Welcome

That Other Paper the Weekly loves to diss covered the change:

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Firsttimecaller on 02/13/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “A Taco Welcome

Hey, good news! I guess the chain restaurant did not open at the 4th & University location afterall. Don't know if it is the same people, but it is now a local restaurant called the garage. Went there last night, good food and something like 12 craft beers on tap. They did a cool job on the design of the building.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by brewdog on 02/12/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Kung Fu Noodle's Not a Knock Out

Hmmmm... so I'm not sure if this is a good review or a bad review. Either way, we didn't have the same experience. We were a party of 4 and 2 of us are the adventurous types and the other couple was not. My husband ordered a Firy Wok intestines and I had the Pickled Cabbage Fish Soup and they were both phenomenal. The other couple had orange chicken and Udon noodle dish and they were both very happy as well. Our service was good and when the server had trouble with English, she called over someone else who happily translated. The inside of the place is not fancy, but I don't need fancy when the food is really good. I'd give this place 2 thumbs up.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joanna on 02/11/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Vegan Vibes

Every time I'm down town I hit Urban Fresh up. The service and food are amazing. Chauncey and his family are kind, cheerful, and welcoming. Best vegan restaurant in town!
Do yourself a favor and go in for their daily special and one of there housemade soups, you won't be disappointed!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Steve Torok on 02/09/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Vegan Vibes

Joy for downtown

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Grandma Suzy on 02/09/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Vegan Vibes

Urban Fresh is a wonderful restaurant for the healthy food they provide and for the love the owners share. Eating fresh whole plant foods is the wave of the future. They offer food that is life supporting unlike so many other restaurants that are still stuck in the old model of offering food that is heart clogging and cancer promoting. Want to understand why animal food is so toxic and plant food is so healing? Start with Dr. Michael Greger's book, How Not To Die. This book is full of nutrition based scientific data on the power of whole food nutrition. Thankfully this book is now being used in medical schools because it is so well referenced. Need some more help in becoming a whole food plant -based eater? Check out the Happy Vegan Couple page on Facebook or YouTube. My hubbie and I post plant-based cooking videos showing step-by-step instructions. Want more help, check out our Happy Vegan Couple House Party Video on our sites which tells about a class we do to teach people how to be successful plant-based eaters. There is a whole world on-line for folks eating plant-based. Check it out if you want to have optimal health for you and your family. And when you're hungry in Tucson, go enjoy the lovely food at Urban Fresh. We need to keep this restaurant going for a long, long time!

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Denise B. Rose on 02/09/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Corner Eclectic

While we appreciate this review of our shop, we want to clarify one point. We emphasize produce in season, which implies a degree of localness, but we do not promise that "everything is local." Some items, like garlic, onions, and lemons, are such go-to ingredients that we cannot make great food without them out of season. In-season we can do special things with them, and promote them as local if they are. We are trying to source locally for our fresh produce for sale, and so far have a good source for citrus. We welcome other local growers who would want to sell us fresh produce at bulk. We are also open to barter - cookies for cauliflower for example. We currently source all our wheat, mushrooms, garbanzos, fresh citrus for sale, and teparys completely from local farms. We frequently shop the farmers market for the cafe, and we grow some stuff - currently herbs and bok choy - ourselves. And if I have learned enough yet from Don Breckenfeld, I will have a nice crop of Shandong garlic this spring. But we also buy produce and other foodstuffs from a dozen or so businesses, always looking for seasonal produce to use in cooking. So, 'struth, we shop more and less regularly at the following places, in my subjective order of frequency and expenditure: Restaurant Depot, Sam's Club, Grant-Stone Market, Sprouts, Safeway, Albertsons, Food City, San Xavier Coop Farm store, Penzey's Spices, Lee Lee market, and Nur Market.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Erik Shapiro on 02/04/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Reluctant Brilliance

This is Italian American food.
Looking at the menu, first of all, they slaughter the Italian language, then they list things like cheese in the antipasto, carbonara with peas, pasta with chicken, etc. that are 'americanismi'

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ramona on 02/02/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Reluctant Brilliance

Thanks to the Weekly for returning the side-bar with vital info if we want to visit. It was a pain to go though the article to find open times, address, etc. And then go to the web to find what wasn't in the article. I appreciated the Plus and Minus in the side-bar, too. Can they return?

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by W Corvi on 01/26/2017 at 5:00 PM

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