thedude 
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Re: “Union Public House: OK Food in Stylish Atmosphere

Sangria nailed it. It seems that the owners have a lot of Kool-Aide being served to their friends and even Adam from this paper. The place is average, not as ground breaking and earth shattering as they would have you believe. Instead they get all their friends here to bitch and complain... well guess what boys this isn't the Arizona Star. We don't get censored here.

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Posted by thedude on 11/10/2011 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Union Public House: OK Food in Stylish Atmosphere

So Rita, in your opinion there should be a 3 month grace period on reviews? Maybe perhaps during "soft openings" they should put disclaimer stickers on their menu's and give a nice discount. I'm pretty sure it was full price they charged for John (and me as well) so therefore they deserve scrutiny.

How about yelp reviews? Maybe not allow people to review until the 3 month window closes? Janos seems to get 4-5 star reviews within the first week at his places. It's totally possible.

As a professional Im glad that you wait. I have a LOT of respect for your and Jimmy's reviews and I think that's why. But isn't the OP just a blogger and not a professional? That's pretty much the same as posting something negative to his Facebook. I thought his report was brutally honest rather than cruel.

With respect. At least you're not a cheerleader like Adam.

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Posted by thedude on 11/05/2011 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Union Public House: OK Food in Stylish Atmosphere

I went there the other night, and I did eat there so I can speak from experience. Sure, they like to say it's a soft opening, but I've been to plenty of places that in the first week had their food and systems already working. That's why you have a week to train staff.

What I found was a barn like atmosphere with a really cool oval shaped bar and impressive taps all lined up. Standard wine racks and some "reclaimed" materials like the chairs and tables. The patio feels like an afterthought and really should incorporate the bar more. The food is tasty, but I felt like they set their prices low to make it seem like they are inexpensive, but all it does is match the small portions.

Now if you are going to follow trends, at least follow GOOD trends. Yeah I tried the CUEball thing. Other than looking really cool, it was not good. Ok so slap on some English cheddar on a burger and you can charge $11? Chicken and Waffles? Hell even Mays can't get that right and that's all they do. I love a good Gastropub and trust me I've been to The York and Father's Office. The owners need to go visit those. If this is the best Tucson has to offer, I'll just stick to BJ's (yeah I know the food stinks there, I'm making a point) where at least the tv's are big enough to see.

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Posted by thedude on 11/03/2011 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Union Public House Is Open

I can't wait to read your official review when you actually EAT the food. I'm sure it will be a 5 star glowing review. Thanks again for the unbiased journalism. Fortunately Jimmy and Rita do the real reviews here.

Thanks for offering the name of a therapist, I have no doubt that you know quite a few.

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Posted by thedude on 11/03/2011 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Union Public House: OK Food in Stylish Atmosphere

Be careful about not LOVING this place. Adam will get mad and call you names.

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Posted by thedude on 11/03/2011 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Union Public House Is Open

Nice unbiased journalism. Next time eat the food before you cream your jeans for your friends place. You look pretty foolish.

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Posted by thedude on 11/03/2011 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Union Public House Is Open

Adam - I can appreciate your enthusiasm for any new place. Did you go to high school with these folks? You're losing credibility by being such a cheerleader. There's a reason why I don't subscribe to the AZ star.

I went there the other night, but unlike you I reserved my judgement for the meal. What I found was a barn like atmosphere with a really cool oval shaped bar and impressive taps all lined up. Standard wine racks and some "reclaimed" materials like the chairs and tables. The patio feels like an afterthought and really should incorporate the bar more. The food is tasty, but I felt like they set their prices low to match the small portions.

Now if you are going to follow trends, at least follow GOOD trends. Yeah I tried the CUEball thing. Other than looking really cool, it was not good. Ok so slap on some English cheddar and you can charge $11? Chicken and Waffles? Hell even Mays can't get that right and that's all they do. I love a good Gastropub and trust me I've been to The York and Father's Office. Tell your friends to go visit those. If this is the best Tucson has to offer, I'll just stick to BJ's where at least the tv's are big enough to see.

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Posted by thedude on 11/03/2011 at 3:56 PM

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