Member since Jul 10, 2009

Moved from central California last year for a teaching job. Will I actually get used to 100-112 degree weather which lasts for like 5-6 months? Hell on earth until winter.

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Among the worst Mexican food joints in town. And their online coupons. What a joke. Never again!

Posted by CaliMan on 07/03/2010 at 8:35 PM

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Re: “Before Organic Was Cool

Why pay less when you can pay more.

Posted by CaliMan on 04/07/2011 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Best Ice Cream

I agree. Frost is the best. However, it is far and away the most expensive place to eat ice cream. Like 5 bucks for a little tiny cup. Crazy!

Posted by CaliMan on 04/07/2011 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Tony's Italian Deli

Little hole in the wall that services alright food. We used a buy one get one free coupon here a few weeks ago. I might go back if we had another coupon.

Posted by CaliMan on 03/13/2011 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Jerry Bob’s

Just came back from eating breakfast here this morning. I suppose it was better than Denny's but that's not saying a whole lot. Anyhow. I took a chance on the biscuits with white gravy. Verdict? Very, very bland gravy over soggy, under cooked biscuits. Unfortunately these greasy spoons are starting to pop up all over filling up otherwise good real estate space. Yeah! Tucson needs more Jerry Bob's like it needs more subpar Mexican restaurants, pawn shops, pay day cash advance stores, smoke shops, and graffiti riddled neighborhoods, right?

So I ask. With restaurants like Jerry Bob's popping up all over, is this a testament that Tucsonians are content with eating at second and third rate restaurants?

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by CaliMan on 03/13/2011 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Best Burger

Just to comment on some of the other reader's statements. Both Monkey Burger and Zinburger are anything but cheap. I can't say one was really any better than the other - some burger are good and some aren't that great. I will say Zin Burger gets noisy inside. Both are geared toward the college crowd hence the noise level. It's so comical too. Most everyone is texting with one hand and eating with the other in these places. As for Putney's and the Wild Cat House, I haven't been to the Wild Cat House but have eaten at Putney's. Believe me, Putney's serves up totally run of the mill sports bar fare, which includes their hamburgers. Not bad. Just not even close to being in the hunt when it comes to top burgers. As a side note. In and Out burgers taste fine, however, their meat is entirely way too thin.

One of the best burgers I've had was not in Tucson but in Las Vegas. It was a mouth-watering kobe beef burger. Runner up? Spicy black bean burger with melted cheese in Los Angels. Mmm!! Keep trying Tucson.

And for all you college kids who want to save the planet. You do realize the rain forest is being destroyed on a daily, in part, so you can eat those fast food burgers you crave so much? Google it!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by CaliMan on 03/12/2011 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Best Specialty Foods

No. I think you're wrong. Doesn't their slogan read, "Why Pay Less When You Can Pay Much, Much More?"

Posted by CaliMan on 03/12/2011 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Miss Saigon

Had dinner at their Ina and I-10 location last night. We started off with some spring rolls which were stuffed with about 99% shredded lettuce despite being advertised as coming with shrimp and pork. Rather disappointing but not the end of the word. Our main courses were really good tasting. We both elected to order curry-based dishes. Yum! My only grip was that my dish said it came with prawns. Prawns? Come on! More like medium sized shrimp guys.

I see that a previous commenter mentioned he liked the services at the Campbell location better. In my view the their Ina location restaurant has always been a bit better. Not a huge difference though. May just be the luck of the draw that day. Service wise, neither place is bad. But no doubt the Ina restaurant has better ambiance, plus it's right off the freeway.

Posted by CaliMan on 03/12/2011 at 2:45 PM

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