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KingHap wrote about ASU Lyceum Theatre
I give this one star rating, only because there was no possible way to give it zero stars. I made the mistake of going to see this play, a friend of mine was working the set, and gave me tickets . I am glad I did not pay for them. This was an embarrassment to the university to have this show on campus. The play was supposed to be vulgar, I was prepared for that, but the vulgarity was not put into any context, it was just vulgarity for vulgarity sake. It was supposed to also be humorous, promising side splitting humor and laughs. I will honestly say that I did not even have to suppress a single chuckle the entire performance. The only laughing we did was after the play when we were laughing about how bad it was. I feel sorry for the actors who had to portray this terrible example of poor writing and production. The story line of the play itself actually has merit, and it could have been made to be humorous, and to communicate an interesting message about overindulgence and the me-me-me culture, but it falls flat on its face in trying to do so because of how poorly it was written, and how it was produced. on a scale of 1-10 I would rate it as a zero.
chrisnamanda wrote about McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
everytime I go to mcfaddens they are very rude and all the bartenders always have really bad negative vibes.....i went to mcfaddens for my sister in laws birthday on Friday feb.8,2013 and the bartender was really rude and ignored us until we tipped him.....I don't tip until I am leaving not after every dink I order you need to earn your tip and not by being rude...the bartender was also working in sweat pants and tennis shoe sitting on the bar I thought that was really ghetto and unprofessional looking. They are really pricy as well so you should at least have good customer service. Such a waste of time and money never going there again I will stick to margaritaville .
Rachel1 wrote about Sandbar Mexican Grill
On February 2, 2013, my boyfriend and I traveled from the West Valley to have dinner and drinks with friends who live out in Chandler. We started off at RA, which was excellent. The food and service were great, we should have stayed there. We then headed over to the Sandbar. We were there for an hour or so. We had a few drinks, probably around 2-3 each one of us. Out of no where, a bouncer taps my friend on her shoulder while she's sitting at our table having a conversation, she turns her head and he asked "are you okay?" to that she answered "yes, I'm fine" and turned back to continue with our conversation. He then yelled, "that's it, you're out of here!!!" At that point all four of us were stunned and a bit confused as to why he was so rude, yelling and kicking her out. Our friend, her husband asked the guy why he was kicking her out? The bouncer said "because" you're out of here too. The Bouncer continued to be obnoxious saying "yeah...I'm the guy who kicked your wife and you out!!" then requested back up. We found our server and told her we needed to close our tab because we were getting kicked out, she too was stunned and asked "why?" but rolled her eyes when she notice who the bouncer was, she then said "I'm sorry, but I'm not surprised" Once we were trying to leave, we had bouncers all around us. The walkway between the bar and pool was crowded and very narrow. As we tried to make our way out, we were shoved forward by the bouncers which caused my friend and I to trip over what seem like sandbags and fell into the pool, it was freezing!!! I requested to speak to the manager and this guy came out, couldn't be older than 25 yrs. and basically was just trying to brush us off by handing us his business card. The bouncer who started all this disappeared once the cops were going to be called. This was so humiliating. I've never been embarrassed or treated like a piece of trash instead of an appreciated consumer/patron. Needless to say, I was furious at that point for we were trying to leave, there was no reason we needed to get shoved. I filed a report with the Chandler PD. They didn't seem surprised to hear that the bouncers are jerks and aggressive. They said they have been called out for the same reason. The cops were so nice and appreciated our situation and understood our frustration, disappointment and anger. They said, you guys seem like the kind of people they should want here, but unfortunately that's the treatment you get when you come to places like the Sandbar. The cops continued to tell us to stay away from Sandbar and try dive bars, they gave us a few names, saying that it's highly unlikely you'll ever be mistreated at a dive bar...
rphillips77stl wrote about Upper Crust Pizza and Patio Wine Bar
First off I would like to say that the food (pizza) and the wait-staff are great! The pizza is the one craving my wife had all throughout pregnancy - and it really is that good. I come from an Italian family from St. Louis that has a ton of good eats in the Italian arena and this pizza could compete with the best!! BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT!!!! The owner is poor form! He for whatever reason has a double standard! If you are in the bar area you feel like family - but - if you are in the dining room you can't take advantage of any of the food specials!!! Now I get why you can't have kids in the bar area - I'm an advocate for that - I can even come to terms with why drink specials are only available in the bar area - BUT when it comes to food specials, and you can't take part in the food specials to try and save a few bucks is ridiculous!! My wife and I just started our family and it’s hard enough with all of the extra expenses that come with having a new born, that this owner thinks that it is okay to segregate families from the food specials just from the simple fact that they aren't allowed in the bar area to order it. I am ashamed of this owner - especially because when you go in the restrooms - baby infant pictures are over each of the stalls!! I don't get it - why do they promote a family environment - but yet they try and price gauge the family. Horrible values - and the fact that he is a family man warring a Pinnacle High School polo the day I confronted him makes me think of how big of a hypocrite he really is. My hope is that he takes a hard look at his rules for utilizing the specials as unfortunately my wife loves the pizza more then I dislike this owner business decisions. None the less - I hope this owner reads this post and realizes he is making a poor "UNethical" decisions and changes his stance. Randy Phillips
Danali wrote about Julio G's Mexican Restaurant
First of all, your price rating is wrong for Julio G's. This is more like a 2 star- $4.99- $12.99, very affordable. Best flautas (I order chicken) in Phx. Whenever I have ordered flautas at other mexican restaurants, they have been skimpy on the meat, dry and non descript- boring plain. Not so with Julio G's, they are plump and have lots of guac and sour cream plus side lettus. My husband's favorite is the Sour Cream Beef Enchaladas. The service is fast and friendly. Actually everything on the menue is good. Julio G's is a cute, and cozy restaurant. We have been taking our company there for many years.