Friday, April 20, 2007

Don't fear the soup

The Gazette reviewed a nice little Mexican spot this week called Tino's. One of the highlights was the seafood-rich siete mares soup.
Read the review here.

Has anyone else been to Tino's? What were your impressions?


Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Nope, haven't been there yet. The wife and I (coming from California) miss and love authentic Mexican food too. But then, as you pointed out - it's not in the greatest part of town. Not a place you just casually stroll through to go have dinner. Sad really.

"You're afraid of it, aren't you?" my wife said when the soup arrived at our table. I have to admit, until I tasted it, I was.

Classic man... absolutely classic. ;)

Keep up the great writing!

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Nathaniel. You certainly spend an awful lot of time knocking the Platte Ave. area between Circle and Union. "A murder scene or two" and "hepatitis shot"?? There are members of this community that live there whether they like or not. Is it really necessary to include tidbits of this sort when you are a food critic? I don't know about you, but my appetite is not whetted with talk of homicide and disease. I guess I've just noticed a pattern of underlying smarmyness in your reviews. You are obviously free to write whatever you want, but as an avid food-column reader, your reviews leave much to be desired. Sorry.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is your sense of humor? Personally, I like a side of smarmy with my tacos.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

As a diner, I would think you'd want to know when a restaurant is in a neighborhood that's a bit sketchy.

And the fact is, that there have been several murders on that strip.

As a resident, I would think you'd want to focus on the negatives as much as the positives so that maybe the city or the neighborhood or a collection of businesses might get together to work on the problems.

Hillside did that, and although it still has its problems, it's a much better and safer neighborhood than it used to be.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Where is your sense of humor? Personally, I like a side of smarmy with my tacos.

Mmmm... smarmy tacos are my fave! ;)

Couldn't agree with you more. However, we're living in a town where a "sense of humor" is in as short supply as Rockie wins! And "smarmy" usually gets mistaken for one of the seven deadly sins. ;)

1:50 PM  

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