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I’m sure that Chris Corso and Mike Gallicchio will have another concept to quickly replace spice so that all of my douchebag fraternity brothers who are in thier mid-30’s now, with widening waistlines and thinning hair will have somewhere nice to go and imagine they are still 21 and desirable.
Panini’s sucked after it got booted from it’s old corner location to make way for the south campus gateway abortion that Gee part 1 pushed on us with Campus Partners. I drank a lot of beer in the old joint – never set foot in the new one.
Sorry I’ve been away from the discussion for a couple of days, work did call – but I kind of feel like I need to defend myself a little bit.
First, I served food in high school and college. I also managed a bar in college (anybody remember Woody’s in the old Ohio Union?)I also worked with the catering staff at OSU catering many, many events. So based on my experience in food service, i’m in a pretty good position to offer an opinion on the level of service at other places. It’s specifically because of this experience I often cut servers a break – i know what its like to have an off night and be in the weeds. So for me to complain about something means it had to have been really off. As far as the split ticket? 5 people, 2 couples only 3 tickets. Not a big deal. I’ve been a server and I’ve split up a lot more tickets. If you just ask “Will this be on one or seperate” at the start it’s a lot easier.
Secondly, the reason I didn’t complain to management on the spot is because I didn’t want to make a scene in front of my friends. I was more concerned about their expereience than my own issues with the service. I brought them to DF’s and I felt responsible for their experience there. While I never ever would be rude or loud when voicing my complaint – the person I was speaking to would be absolutly clear on the nature of my concern. This is sometimes embarassing to people who aren’t used to complaining. So in order to save them from that – i choose not to complain then and there.
Lastly – I did try and communicate to DF’s directly via their website. There is not a “contact us” button giving any way to contact the mgt staff via email. Could I have called? Yes. Why not? Because I prefer email documentation of my concerns.
Now – for those of you who think that I’m just boo-hoo’ing in public and don’t like the place – this is just plainly inaccurate. I’ve been there twice before. The first meal that I took my bf to when he got back from Europe was DF’s. I hadn’t seen him in 10 weeks (he was gone when DF’s opened) and I wanted his first meal back in the states to be something new and exciting that I liked; so I took him to DF’s. We sat at the bar, had good and friendly service and I was happy.
I REALLY want this place to be good (it is) and I want people to flock there in droves. I support (both in spirit and in dollars) everything that Liz does and I want this to be another success and create even more raving fans for her.
We best be careful not to derail this thread :) We’re supposed to be talking about the virtues of Dirty Franks! Lets create another thread of “worst service in the ‘hoods”.
*Thurmans can rank up there in the bad service category on occasion too, I almost strangled Victor one night it was that bad.*
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I sent liz a message to reference this post. Can’t say I have had any issues with service at all and have been there 2-3 times a week.
Thanks for forwarding on my post to Liz – I support her 110% and the only reason i’m complaining is so she can fix the issue and be even more successful! Nothing can kill a good restaurant concept faster than bad service.
I hate to report it – but I had a terrible experience at Dirty Franks on Saturday night – so bad in fact that i’ve been looking for Liz L’s email address so I could shoot her a quick note to let her know.
I do have a frame of referance – I’ve been to the DF at least twice, but I took a group of friends on Saturday night. None of them had been there, except for me, and I was anxious to show off the place.
Our waiter was either high, drunk or just an idiot. Hopefully it was both of the former and not the latter because I hate to make fun of people’s intelligence. First, one of my friends asked him about the price of a drink because it wasn’t clear on the menu – instead of telling him, the waiter went off to order it! *strike one* We ordered our food – hot dogs and sides all around. About 5 minutes later – he came back to the table and said “I’m sorry – what did you have? I can’t read my own hand writing” *strike two* Our hot dogs finally came out, but we were missing two sides of onion rings; he hadn’t ordered them! *strike three* Then about 5 minutes later only one side of onion rings came out, the other never arrived *strike four* On top of all this, he never came back to check on the food, nor offer any more drinks – I had to flag him down for another round. *strike five* Lastly – the bill came. It was all on one ticket and we were so frustrated with the experience, i just paid for it all so we could leave. The next time I go to the DF I’m just going to go alone. That way, if the service is bad, i’m the only one who has to be upset and not all of my friends. I hope Liz can bring this place up to par with Bettys/TipTop/SurlyGirl!June 23, 2009 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm in reply to: The Hub Mixed Use Apartment Development in The Short North – News & Updates #260871
I went ahead and did the research for if you want to keep track of things. From the Ohio Secretary of State:
Business Name:IBIZA, A METROPOLITAN OASIS Trade Name/Original Filing Jan 07 2008 200801101122
Agent Info: Apex Realty Enterprises, Llc 861 North High Street
Columbus Ohio 43215 07-JAN-08 Active
So far nothing that i can find at http://www.fcmcclerk.com shows that an offical motion of foreclosure has been filed unless it was filed under a dba and not “ibiza” or “apex”.June 23, 2009 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm in reply to: The Hub Mixed Use Apartment Development in The Short North – News & Updates #260869
If the property is actually in foreclosure, a foreclosure action is a court procedure and public document once it is filed with the clerk. Once filed with the clerk, it should be given a civil case number that can be verified via the clerk of courts website. Verification shouldn’t be any more difficult than posting the case number.
The concentration of salons isn’t a “bad” thing per se if you look at market forces. A concentration will create competition for a finite supply of consumers. Competition will cause the weaker salons with less perceived value to close, leaving us with salons with a product we value. It will also cause all of the salons to step up their game, pricing and products to create value. Theoretically, we (the consumer) should win assuming that the salons aren’t coordinated enough to get together and engage in some type of price fixing. I think it’s somewhat nice to have choice and not be forced to Max’s or Waldo’s if you want your hair styled (like you were a few years ago). However – with all that being said, I do think the Short North salon market is pretty saturated now with Jacob Neal moving into the south half of the space at High/Russell.
So – I just read every response on this thread and have formulated a couple of opinions and perspectives:
1) OUAB – don’t for one second believe that this organization is worth anything. It’s a gigantic black hole money pit for university and subsequently, student money. I’m an OSU alumn and hated OUAB when I was there. Back then (late 90’s/early 00’s) OUAB was made up of grungy indie kids who found an organization they could control and have access to tons of money. They also found out that the “faculty advisor” couldn’t have cared less what they spent that money on. So they used university money to book their friends screaming ass-rock, douche bag, garage bands and overpay them greatly. They didn’t care what the majority of OSU students might have enjoyed. So based on Tucker Max, it seems that OUAB hasn’t changed. OUAB reports to Tracy Stuck at OSU – so you can write her hate mail.
2) While I don’t like what Tucker Max has to say – I give him props for making shit up that stupid frat boys (ps – i was a frat boy, just not stupid) will buy. I applaud his capitalism. Hell, I wish I could make up crap that people would pay me to listen to. Then I too could get booked on Oprah and by OUAB and make money. Then i’d sheepishly say i’m sorry for lying before going home and rolling around in all the money I made. While my fratenity career was far less exciting, I bet if I took all the adventures that my friends had, claimed them as my own, then went on tour, I’d have some material too.
3) Seeing that the end of point 2 sounds damn good – please look forward to The Mighty Oak Drunken Frat Boy tour – being booked by an undersupervised and under-advised college activities board near you.
Props to Walker for the video. I should have said “brought to light first on video by CU and made famous by Man vs. Food”. 45 wings at Quaker Steak and Lube is pretty impressive. I just need to convince Hyde Park to have a 4.5 pound (72oz) steak challange and then let me have it for free if I eat it. Never seen a 72oz steak challenge? Check it out at http://www.bigtexan.com. It’s big and it’s beefy. Mmmm.