A place to experience your food and enjoy your meal within an atmosphere of Fun,Food and Entertainment. ... where every guest is like family and every dish prepared to please and excite the taste buds causing you to crave another bite ..... if your wanting to impress and enjoy a truly Italian meal ... look no further than Little Italy. ....
Let me say this to clear things up: I don't write about a restaurant I don't like. Period. Sure, even places I like may have some negative points, but if the general feeling is, I can't wait to go back!, then I do tend to emphasize the good, if only because I like the place and want to encourage business. I've been to places where I had BAD experiences, or the food was mediocre, the servers snarly--but you won't find me writing about those places because I don't spend my time on substandard restaurants. I pay for my own meal, I go out of curiosity and interest and I write them up because I consider the experience a good one. I've had over 20 years in the food biz, from server to sous-chef, assistant mgr to baker, so I know it from the inside out, not just as a customer. I hope people use my articles as info when they are looking for a place to eat out--I don't like to waste my money on bad eateries, and I figure nobody else does either. In the end, my work serves to inform, interest and encourage local business.
Brent, we're certainly not paid by the restaurants! These aren't labelled restaurant reviews; they are restaurant features, just like any other arts or entertainment feature. We don't interview crappy bands, and we don't do features on crappy restaurants.
Just out of curiosity, has Connect Savannah ever published a bad or mediocre restaurant review? Seems to me like they're all glowing recommendations. Which would, in turn, make it seem like they either A) are paid by the restaurants to write good reviews, or B) feel obligated to write good reviews because it's a small town and they don't want to piss anyone off.
I love, love, love the avocado roll. Also the curry shrimp.... oooh....oooh and the pad thai. It's all so delicious. I have yet to have a single bite that I didn't find just mouth watering ahhhmazing!!! CO Savannah is simply fantastic! Great article, you were successful in making me want to eat at CO today!
Awesome sliders and homemade chips! Amazing fried chicken! Plus.. Hello. Totally amazing concept! Love it!
To each it's own. No one or org is perfect. They are good people and have their faults....But I know for a fact they have saved many peoples lives who have been on drugs and alcohol. They do not hold a gun to your head. You can leave any time....God Bless them....in my opinion....
Bret I m really proud of you brother!!!
Haters will be hatin Dolores. Your cupcakes are the absolute best in town - no doubt about it. People I know drive from all over to get them. Keep spreading the love ♡
thatgirlsav, who are you and what on earth are you talking about???
thatgirlsav....who are you and what on earth are you talking about????
Aww makes sense that Ms. Montoya was a P.I. Back in 2009 she was busy threatening home bakers advertising goods on Craigslist here in Savannah. It was a mystery how she knew these folks personal information such as address' and social security #s. Seems as though she knew that her baked goods weren't all that great since she felt the need to sink so low.
Those burgers look delicious!
Great recipes Kelly, thanks
Probably the best bacon cheesburge I have ever ate
Jessica, I do understand what you are saying, and appreciate your reply. Indeed, you are right that, "paying them paltry amounts of money for their work," is an iunderstatement. And, "that they "do not like the way they treat their women."
"On Oct. 21, 2014, CBC News reported that, “Twelve Tribes religious group targeted by child abuse allegations - the Manitoba government says the welfare of the children at Twelve Tribes will be looked into by Child and Family Services Department staff.” On Sept. 5, 2013, German police raided two communities belonging to the Twelve Tribes and removed 40 children to protect them from continued abuse."
"Men and women work long hours 16-18 hours with no wages and little if any medical care. Members give everything and receive nothing in return except dances, hugs, baked squash, millet, beets, maggot infested potatoes, teachings and house arrest. The twelve tribes routinely use people and then cast them aside as weak."
You are a brilliant writer/author/editor, Jessica, and you are correct, "This is a story about a new business in Savannah," not an expose. Cheers
Actually, I did make mention the controversies, David, if you read the article. And I also did plenty of homework on the Twelve Tribes communities worldwide, including your link on examiner.com, which is a website that regularly exploits professional writers by paying them paltry amounts of money for their work.
Let me be clear: This is a story about a new business in Savannah. I did not receive any "free food or drink" for writing it other than what was made available to the public during the soft opening.
As far as my research shows, the local Twelve Tribes community has never been involved in any child abuse or any other criminal accusations other than a former neighbor telling me that they "do not like the way they treat their women." The individuals I spoke with and have interacted with around town are clear-eyed, kind, authentic, humorous people who don't appear to be hiding anything. I would not say that their lifestyle is for everyone; it's certainly not for me. But not subscribing to mainstream medical practices doesn't equal child abuse.
I could be wrong. But I would never assume that just because someone belongs to a group they embody all of the negative qualities expressed by another belonging to the group. That is the root of prejudice and hatred, and really, just poor journalism.
As for the people who won't patronize the Mate Factor because they believe they're supporting a bad cause, that's the beauty of capitalism and free will. More danishes for the rest of us.
Dear Jessica Leigh Lebos (Reporter) - I understand that you write about, "anything involving free food for more than 20 years," but it appears you did not do your homework concerning who and what the "Twelve Tribes" cult does besides offer you free food and drink? I am a journalist for the 'Cult Examiner' and 'Wire Service' and I'm stunned that you did not mention the controversies surrounding this cult community. On September 5, 2013, German police raided two communities belonging to the Twelve Tribes and removed 40 children to protect them from continued abuse. Within the community, parents routinely deny their children immunizations and medical care. They don't want doctors to discover the many scars on their children's buttocks from severe beatings. - David Love: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm not "skeered" of danishes, I'm just a responsible consumer who thinks beyond the reach of my own arm when it comes to what I buy and who I buy it from.
No Kool-Aid was served, Kevin. This is a story about a new business in Savannah run by a religious community that has lived in the neighborhood for a decade, not an expose. I don't know about you, but I'm not skeered of homemade danishes.
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