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Mmmmm...a nice wine rounds out a good sit-down meal anytime. Depends on the food, whether red or white, and I'm not one of those folks that 'must have white with seafood and chicken'. It's all in the wine. Whether it's a silky smooth Petite Syrah, a full and fruity Sangiovese, a chilled understated Sauvignon Blanc, or a bold and jammy Zinfandel, I'll sip when the mood strikes me. The right wine brings out the best in food!

Beer is great with burgers, BBQ, mexican, or asian food. I love a cool pilsner with my sushi. Of course, beer is good most any time!


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What is hefeweisen - I think this is the first I ever heard of it?

I've always been a beer drinker but have experimented with a few wines lately. I do like white zinfindel and white merlot - which isn't white at all!

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Ever wonder why they serve complimentary snacks? It is so you order more drinks due to the salty snacks.Makes you drink more.


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Heffeweisen is just the german term for 'wheat beer'. That is a beer brewed primarily from wheat grain vs. barley.


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Wocky Note: this post was split from the Coney Island thread and placed here, because the purpose of this thread is to discuss issues like this, rather than let a thread about a specific restuarant devolve into a general discussion.

The service complaint is one I am starting to recognize from a few other restaurants up here- and IMHO it happens when there is not an owner around. I see the businesses up here where the owners daily work the floor- and it shows. I appreciate their hard work and the effect that their presence has on the staff. The places where there is just a 'manager' or the staff alone...well, go back a bit in the restaurant threads and you'll see that alot of those places stand out- for a bad reason. Inconsistant or poor service and food, dirt, attitude...

This isn't directed at the Hot Dog, because I haven't been there since it moved, just a general observation and invitation for the people here to discuss.

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mtree - Thanks for your answer - I don't think I ever heard the word before.

dobesol - I agree with your comments as well. A few restaurants up here will have 2-4 teenagers working without any adult supervision - how can that be? Is there not a law of some sorts regulating the age limit of "the one in charge"?

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I love my home-made mojitos sitting on the deck in summer with fresh mint from the garden. You don't even need any food with them they are so yummy.


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The restaurants up here that are "hard-lived" are that way because the quality goes out the window. Some start out good then they get lax. The last time we ate at Mandolinos and the Mex restaurant in the old Green Valley I knew they were on the way out. Don't they get it!!!!
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I've had gumbo in upscale restaurants and neighborhood diners in New Orleans. I've had gumbo in Texas and Oklahoma, but the world capital of gumbo is the Platte Canyon Grill in Bailey.

As an aside, the gumbo was so good that I ordered the bread pudding. I don't like bread pudding and I wanted to see how theirs tasted. It was delicious.

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Hi. I would like to talk about the restaruants we do and don't have here in conifer community. Why do we have at least five mexican rests. And whats real good is expensive. They all are struggling with trying to stay in the black and out of the red. So what is the answer? Maybe for some the landlords could not go up in their rent, give the locals time to catch up with change in the economy. For my favorites are: Wing Wagon, Tres Marg., Platte Canyon Grill, Zokas, Crossroads, Fairplay Rest+. As for drinking I don't believe in drinking then driving home. So we decide on who is the d. driver. A good glass of wine is good with dinner, so you can relax and enoy your meal. Thanks for giving me a chance to vent about our rests.


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We've had a few bad experiences lately with service at different restaurants. Wonder if it's the economy?

At one restaurant we were seated and my DH went to the restroom. While he was gone, people were seated at the table next to us. DH came back and we waited for the server. In the meantime, the same server served the table next to us, they ate, and had their check before we even had our food. The server was very attentive to her other tables, but seemed reluctant to come near us.

Finally, she had a reason to be reluctant. My DH had to DEMAND his food and within 3 minutes we had it. Servers may get paid very little, but tips are earned, not their "due." I left 10% and wrote a note explaining why.

A week later, another restaurant. Same thing in that our server rarely came near us. While we were eating, the server left the bill, said not a word, and took off. Next, after enduring the long waits and the server ignoring my DH's request for an iced tea refill, DH got up, went to the kitchen door, and boomed, "I want some more iced tea."

DH then got another server's attention and asked for the manager. The manager came over and DH explained why the server was not going to get a tip. The manager apologized, checked the ticket to see who it was, and offered free dessert. We said that was OK, we didn't need dessert, just wanted him to know why the server wasn't getting a tip. He fixed up a dessert to go and delivered it himself, thanking us for the information.

Do we look mean? We are very pleasant when we talk to the servers. Do we look like we won't leave much of a tip? Your bad, not ours. I usually start at 20% or 25% if it is a nicer restaurant.

Other times, service is great until the ticket is left. Then it's as if you are nonexistent and you sit for 15-20 minutes waiting to catch the attention fo the server. Down goes the tip. Come on, servers, wise up. I know it isn't easy, but you took the job, so do it right and get a nice tip.

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It seems like the restaruants don't last up here because people complain so much about them. There are places up here, and they have great food, but people don't support them. Myself, I try and go out everyweek to a different place, and usually the people are scare. Hey, we need to support OUR restaurants up here.


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