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re: Red light camera tickets - nikinik
Yep. Those scanners troll Mid City hard! It doesn't even go by how many tickets you have, but by how old your oldest ticket is. If you have an unpaid ticket over a year old, you're on the boot list. Once booted, if you don't pay the boot fee in 24 hours, then they tow you. You're then on t...
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re: Now that Pho Tau Bay is gone, what is your Westbank Pho go to? - nikinik
Tan Dinh has always been my go to, even before PTB was gone....
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re: Went to Grand Isle Retaurant for the First Time Last Night - nikinik
The smoked fried oyster with the aioli is in my top 5 apps in the city. I love to order just that with a salad. They just got a new chef about a month ago, and they're really stepping up their game. He's really into using local seafood and produce. I went the party where they introduced some o...
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re: Breakfast Recommendation in New Orleans - nikinik
[quote]Tartine Elizabeth's Wakin' Bakin Biscuits and Buns[/quote] None of which are in the CBD or French Quarter. Since it's near to the house, I've given Wakin' Bakin a try 3 times. I just don't think it's very good. Bland and underwhelming. I do really like Biscuits and Buns thou...
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re: salmon in the oven question - nikinik
I just top mine with pesto and broil for 6-8 minutes depending on thickness....
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re: Nola/Metairie Bar Serving Crawfish Tonight for Pelicans game? - nikinik
Clesi's on Banks Street does boiled crawfish every evening at 5 pm. Call ahead just to make sure this hasn't changed for some reason....
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re: Eat NOLA - nikinik
I prefer it for brunch vs. dinner. Everything I've had has been very good. BYOB for mimosas! If there's a wait, walk down to Good Friends for a bloody mary....
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
While I've enjoyed today's banter about Yelp, I'm off to T-Bois. Peace out. :cheers:...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
They expect the events to give them exposure to Yelpers, who are normally the type to talk about food and give recommendations to friends. It is not done with the expectation that they'll get a review on their page out of it because they are made aware from the beginning that that's not allowed....
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
[quote]In return they get a bunch of good reviews from those same yelpers[/quote] Negative. In fact we are not allowed to review a place after we have a paid event there. If we want to review them, we are required to visit them on a separate occasion and review that visit. We can review th...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
I've never been to Johnny Sanchez. Complaining just to get a free meal vs. making a valid complaint and the restaurant deciding that you should be comped something, or all, aren't even in the same ballpark. ...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
No. Unfortunately, I've never been to Peche, though I'm dying to go! Soon...very soon. Gotta get T-Bois outta the way, then catering an event next week, then a good friend's wedding. Hopefully I'll hit Peche the following week! I won't say that I've never accepted anything free. Sometimes cir...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
[quote]I can recall at least a few. [/quote] Really? Hmmm...I challenge you to factually list them. I have no reason to lie about it. For the Luke incident, once the meal was over I told the owner who I was because I wanted to personally let him know how much I had enjoyed the experience this...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
Close to never. Nor do I want that. If I wanted the free meal, I wouldn't have insisted on coming back without him knowing who I was. ...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
He really was stellar. He personally called me and we talked about how he had just taken over as manager and he too had seen the issues I had experienced. He invited me to come back in to eat on the house. I told him I would love to come back, but at a time that he didn't know that it would be me...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
[quote]Bubba Gumps on Decatur.[/quote] One of my few 5 star ratings. :lol:...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
[quote]Nikinik is an aspiring restaurant critic but comes off as gloomy.[/quote] Definitely not the case. I love food, and I love writing about it...but I also enjoy writing software, so I'll stick with that. Of late, I have had some less than stellar experiences, but my numbers speak for t...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
I hate that I've been in proposal writing land all day and need to get back to it...but just to clarify... Tights: [img]http://cdn3.gurl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/howtowearankleboots9.jpg[/img] Pantyhose:[img]http://www.legluxe.com/images/products/05_MAGIC_PANTYHOSE_151_Camel21.jpg[/img]...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
[quote]You're probably the only person that's ever complained about this.[/quote] I might be the only person who has complained, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who has experienced it. And unless you're a woman, you have zero idea of the frustration of it. P.S. Let's see you not comp...
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re: Sammich Owner Responds to Reviews - nikinik
I'm not calling him anything other than a bad business owner. He made the statement about me not wanting to be contacted. I'm telling you that I can be contacted anytime through Yelp whether it's in response to a current review, as a private message, or as a friend request. I have no idea w...
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