"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2008, 07:38 PM   #41
Head Chef
 
Saphellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
You can't post bad restaurant reviews on that site, my post was deleted immediately.

I posted on tripadvisor instead.
__________________

__________________
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 07:46 PM   #42
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Here is the best site I have found for both good and bad restaurant reviews.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #43
Head Chef
 
Saphellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
Unfortunately that is only for the US.

I'm just glad that I got the word out to some people on TripAdvisor.
__________________
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 10:41 PM   #44
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
I also have had many disappointing meals it seems they are getting worse. I once ordered a tequila oops I mean Acapulco shrimp pasta the shrimp was not even peeled and so tough I could not even pull it apart I complained but by then I was so peed off I did not want anything else. I did not mention I was the chef at the small hotel next door at the ski area I worked at. I have actually had bad hamburgers at some places. I mean how do you screw up a hamburger? If a place can't make the basics what can they do? I have also loved certain restaurants that were very good and then lost their consistency. We live so far from town 45 miles that there is no place worth driving to to eat dinner here. I rather spend the extra money and get quality meats and seafood by mail order if I hafto and cook it my self . The rare chance I get to Santa Fe it can be pretty good at the nicer places and the regulars places and but I think Taos has some really fantastic places to eat. But I have to admit when by chance I find that hole in the wall place there is nothing better than that. I could care less about the stacking and garnishing and all the other BS if it is good it's good and if it's really good you want more even when your full. Then what more could you want? I rather sit on the dirt and have something that blows my mind rather then a sit down linens table with fancy wines.
__________________
"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it." - Julia Child
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 08:16 AM   #45
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saphellae View Post
You can't post bad restaurant reviews on that site, my post was deleted immediately.

I posted on tripadvisor instead.
On Chowhound?

Oh yes you can. I've done it and read them every day. Stories just like yours. There had to be some other reason it was deleted.

Chowhound is one of the very best places to post things like that because it is populated by real foodies who eat out A LOT and are very interested in restaurant chatter. Local chatter. Way better that Trip Advisor.

I have friends here who own restaurants and they read Chowhound religiously to see what people are saying about their places.

Yelp is very good too, but not interactive like Chow
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #46
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by QSis View Post
I'd be livid, Jeeks - I'm sure you paid a fortune for that meal.

I would write them in the "Contact Us" section of the website you posted, and I would write a review on some website such as this one Ombra, Atlantic City - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor. I'm a huge fan of Trip Advisor. I realize that I have to take some reviews with a grain of salt, but when you have a bunch of people saying the same things, you take heed.

Lee
They already posted my review. Thanks for the link, Lee.
__________________
Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 09:08 AM   #47
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
On Chowhound?
I think she was talking about my post about yelp.com.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 10:26 AM   #48
Head Chef
 
Saphellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
Nope, Chowhound deleted my post. Not sure if it had something to do with the 1 finger salute.. LOL

Oh well!
__________________
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 10:37 AM   #49
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saphellae View Post
Nope, Chowhound deleted my post. Not sure if it had something to do with the 1 finger salute.. LOL

Oh well!
It's called the Jersey Salute.
__________________
Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 10:52 AM   #50
Head Chef
 
Saphellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
Since Jersey isn't a part of Canada we call it many other things. I've never heard someone from here call it that.

The way that french people drive here in Montreal you'd think we'd have thought of something similar...
__________________

__________________
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.