Diner – Mexicali Blues Cafe http://mexicalibluescafe.com/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 02:06:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Diner – Mexicali Blues Cafe http://mexicalibluescafe.com/ 32 32 Samuel Levi pays $27 for a salad from a cafe in Auckland https://mexicalibluescafe.com/samuel-levi-pays-27-for-a-salad-from-a-cafe-in-auckland/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 23:51:39 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/samuel-levi-pays-27-for-a-salad-from-a-cafe-in-auckland/ You Won’t Believe the Amount the Furious Diner Paid for This ‘Little’ Caesar Salad: ‘It’s Theft in the Light of Day’ Former reality TV star was shocked after being given a ‘small’ salad Samuel Levi paid $27 for what was labeled a Caesar salad The 29-year-old ordered the dish at an Auckland cafe Samuel said […]]]>

You Won’t Believe the Amount the Furious Diner Paid for This ‘Little’ Caesar Salad: ‘It’s Theft in the Light of Day’

  • Former reality TV star was shocked after being given a ‘small’ salad
  • Samuel Levi paid $27 for what was labeled a Caesar salad
  • The 29-year-old ordered the dish at an Auckland cafe
  • Samuel said he dubbed the small dish served ‘daylight flight’

A restaurant has been outraged after it received a ‘small’ salad at an Auckland cafe despite paying $27 (AU$24) for the dish.

Former Married At First Sight star Samuel Levi shared a photo on his Instagram Story of a small “Caesar salad” with big croutons.

It consisted of a few lettuce leaves, a small amount of avocado, tomato, grated cheese and slices of crusty bread.

‘I paid $27 today for this tiny piece of crap salad. Damn Auckland. It’s a brutal fucking robbery in broad daylight,’ the 29-year-old wrote.

Former Married At First Sight contestant Samuel Levi (pictured) couldn’t believe how much he spent on a ‘small’ salad in Auckland

The 29-year-old shared a photo of the dish to his Instagram Story claiming he spent $27 on the dish (pictured).  Samuel didn't call the cafe on social media

The 29-year-old shared a photo of the dish to his Instagram Story claiming he spent $27 on the dish (pictured). Samuel didn’t call the cafe on social media

“Where NOT TO GO and visit in Auckland,” he added online with a facepalm and eyeroll emoji.

Samuel didn’t mention if he ate the dish or complained to the staff about the portion sizes.

In Australia, grocery prices have skyrocketed due to inflation, which has also led to an increase in the cost of some dishes.

Inflation from March to June 2022 in New Zealand increased by 1.7% and the year-on-year inflation rate is 7.3%, compared to 6.9% for the previous quarter, according to Rate Inflation.

Stats NZ reports that in March, the average price of petrol 91 in New Zealand was $3.05 per liter before falling by 25%.

The price of building new homes also rose 18% in March.

As in Australia, the rising cost of imports has driven up food prices.

What is the inflation rate in New Zealand?

The consumer price index for New Zealand is 1161 for the month of June 2022.

The year-over-year inflation rate is 7.3% (compared to 6.9% for the previous quarter). Inflation from March 2022 to June 2022 was 1.7%.

Prices for new home construction rose 18% in the March 2022 quarter compared to the March 2021 quarter, the largest increase since the series began in 1985.

The second largest contributor to annual inflation came from the transportation group, influenced by rising gasoline and used car prices.

In March, the average price of petrol 91 in New Zealand was $3.05 per liter before falling by 25%.

Sources: Rate Inflation and New Zealand Statistics

Earlier this year, Australians noticed some restaurants were starting to charge $1 per lettuce leaf for san choy dishes.

Journalist Jacqueline Felgate shared a picture on Instagram of a receipt showing food purchased from a restaurant in Melbourne.

On this one, the san choy bow was $18, and a $1 cup of lettuce leaves was added as an additional purchase – despite that being the essential requirement for eating the Chinese meal.

A picture of a restaurant recipe showed the customer paid $1 for a cup of lettuce with their san boy bow dish - despite the lettuce leaf being the essential requirement for eating the Chinese meal (pictured)

A picture of a restaurant recipe showed the customer paid $1 for a cup of lettuce with their san boy bow dish – despite the lettuce leaf being the essential requirement for eating the Chinese meal (pictured)

What causes inflation in 2022?

Inflation is on the rise around the world, with food and energy prices hitting record highs.

Factors contributing to inflation in 2022:

Demand and supply issues

Consequences of the war

Oil and gasoline prices

Source: World Economic Forum

“Lettuce is now priced separately in some Melbourne restaurants,” Jacqueline captioned.

At present, the price of iceberg lettuce has increased to $11.99 each, and the cost of other vegetables has also increased.

The image quickly caught the attention of other social media users who couldn’t believe individual lettuce leaves were being sold, but others sympathized with the business owners.

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Brae restaurant in Birregurra defends its decision to charge diners $265 if they cancel the reservation https://mexicalibluescafe.com/brae-restaurant-in-birregurra-defends-its-decision-to-charge-diners-265-if-they-cancel-the-reservation/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 06:29:24 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/brae-restaurant-in-birregurra-defends-its-decision-to-charge-diners-265-if-they-cancel-the-reservation/ Top restaurant defends $265 seven-day cancellation fee amid growing trend as venues battle to survive post-Covid: ‘We have no reason to hide’ The top restaurant defended its decision to charge customers up to $265 for the cancellation Brae Restaurant requires diners to pay a deposit when booking The menu is $340 and the assorted alcoholic […]]]>

Top restaurant defends $265 seven-day cancellation fee amid growing trend as venues battle to survive post-Covid: ‘We have no reason to hide’

  • The top restaurant defended its decision to charge customers up to $265 for the cancellation
  • Brae Restaurant requires diners to pay a deposit when booking
  • The menu is $340 and the assorted alcoholic drinks are an additional $190

A major restaurant has defended its decision to charge customers up to $265 if they give less than seven days’ notice to cancel their reservation.

Brae, in the regional Victorian town of Birregurra, has joined most fine dining restaurants and has adopted a policy requiring diners to pay in advance when making a reservation.

The restaurant warns on its website that diners will only be refunded 50% of their deposit if they cancel on short notice.

The menu costs $340 plus an additional $190 for assorted liquor, meaning diners can pay up to $530 for a seat in the upscale restaurant.

A top restaurant has defended its decision to charge customers up to $265 if they give less than seven days’ notice to cancel their reservation

The costly cancellation fees were reported by the media, prompting the restaurant to defend its policy on Instagram, saying it was clearly stated on its website.

The costly cancellation fees were reported by the media, prompting the restaurant to defend its policy on Instagram, saying it was clearly stated on its website.

Half of the deposit is forfeited if potential customers cancel within seven days, meaning they would lose $265 on the spot.

The costly cancellation fees were reported by the media, prompting the restaurant to defend its policy on Instagram.

The restaurant said there were a few exceptions to the cancellation fees that were clearly outlined on its website.

‘For those planning to visit Brae soon, rest assured that cancellation fees are waived for diners unable to attend due to Covid,’ the post read.

Brae said he was upfront about the cancellation policy on his website and reminded diners they were booking online.

“We have no reason to hide this necessary policy from anyone,” the message read.

Guests who cancel with more than seven days’ notice will still be charged a $25 fee.

Brae Restaurant is among a growing list of venues applying cancellation fees as the hospitality industry recovers from the Covid pandemic and grapples with staff shortages and rising supply costs.

The Brae restaurant is among the growing list of venues with costly cancellation fees as the hospitality industry recovers from the Covid pandemic and grapples with staff shortages and rising supply costs

The Brae restaurant is among the growing list of venues with costly cancellation fees as the hospitality industry recovers from the Covid pandemic and grapples with staff shortages and rising supply costs

Rosetta at Crown Melbourne is another restaurant that asks diners for a $100 deposit and charges a $50 fee if a cancellation is made within 24 hours.

Omnia Bar and Bistro’s culinary director Stephen Nairn said it was difficult to fill a table after a short-term booking was cancelled, Herald Sun reported.

“Restaurants are a combination of hard work, dedication and passion. But at the end of the day, these are businesses that have employees to manage and bills to pay,” he said.

“Not every restaurant has a seven-day-a-week lunch and dinner waiting list with 50 names on it. When someone cancels the same day or just before, it is very difficult for the restaurant to resell the table.

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Karen’s Diner apologizes after waiter treats customer as ‘Paedo’ https://mexicalibluescafe.com/karens-diner-apologizes-after-waiter-treats-customer-as-paedo/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 05:56:45 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/karens-diner-apologizes-after-waiter-treats-customer-as-paedo/ The infamous restaurant known for deliberately insulting its customers has landed in hot water after one of its waiters took the playful ribs a bit too far. Over the weekend, the North Brisbane Howard family were “disgusted” by their Karen’s Diner experience at Westfield Chermside after a member of staff made inappropriate comments, according to […]]]>

The infamous restaurant known for deliberately insulting its customers has landed in hot water after one of its waiters took the playful ribs a bit too far.

Over the weekend, the North Brisbane Howard family were “disgusted” by their Karen’s Diner experience at Westfield Chermside after a member of staff made inappropriate comments, according to Courier Mail.

Although Stacey Howard dined with her family during the restaurant’s “kid-friendly” hours before 5 p.m., a waiter called her daughter an “OnlyFans pie”.

He told the outlet: “My daughter was doing a live on Facebook and this young guy came up and said ‘Are you on OnlyFans, you pie? – Here’s some content for you’ and he pretended to jacking off and squirting on the table,” he said.

Following the comment, Stacey recalled that her daughter’s jaw “hit the ground.”

However, things only got worse from then on.

He added: “My daughter sat on my lap because she was worried and he said, ‘What are you a pedo? “You all have sex together? “”

Stacey also said she saw the same waiter calling a young boy.

He said: “The epitome of a Karen for us is someone who complains, but the amount of swearing and vulgarity that Sunday was just insane.

“We’re a lovely family and we don’t mind joking and laughing a bit, but it got to the point that it was just vulgar.

“My daughter and my mother-in-law were just sitting there stunned, it was so uncomfortable that we got up and left.”

A spokesperson for the restaurant told this outlet that they were “disappointed” to hear about Stacey’s dining experience.

They also revealed that they would put proper training protocols in place to ensure “nothing like this happens again”.

Similarly, earlier this month, diners were kicked out of an intentionally rude restaurant in Melbourne, leaving them confused if it was all part of “the act”, according to The Herald Sun.

The family was escorted off the Carlton site shortly before police arrived; however, no criminal violations were reported by either party.

A spokesperson for the restaurant told the Daily Mail: ‘Unfortunately we have had customers who have broken the rules and been in an upset with the staff and as a result have been asked to leave the premises.

On Karen’s Diner‘s website, patrons are warned that the venue does not tolerate any “homophobic”, “sexist”, “capable”, “racist” or “sexual” remarks against their staff.

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The last day at the Forum Diner at Bay Shore is August 7; there are plans to reopen https://mexicalibluescafe.com/the-last-day-at-the-forum-diner-at-bay-shore-is-august-7-there-are-plans-to-reopen/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 19:52:34 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/the-last-day-at-the-forum-diner-at-bay-shore-is-august-7-there-are-plans-to-reopen/ Update: Since our initial report, the Forum Diner property at Bay Shore has contacted GreaterBayShore to say there are plans to reopen the space. No other details are available yet, but check back for updates. We regret the mistake of reporting that the space was closing permanently. Original report: It’s a sad day for Bay […]]]>

Update: Since our initial report, the Forum Diner property at Bay Shore has contacted GreaterBayShore to say there are plans to reopen the space. No other details are available yet, but check back for updates. We regret the mistake of reporting that the space was closing permanently.


Original report: It’s a sad day for Bay Shore.

After more than five decades on West Main Street, The Forum Diner closes August 7th.

Whether celebrating a special occasion, reuniting with loved ones, or grabbing late night food with friends, the Forum at 315 WE Main St. was a favorite gathering place that locals, young and not so young, have learned to love over the past 52 years.

“It was always another home for people,” manager Matt Moraitis said. “Especially our regular customers whom we saw every day. They were like our family.

Moraitis said business began to “slump” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state-mandated shutdowns and subsequent dining restrictions that spanned 2020.

“It didn’t even feel like it was a slow fall, the ground came out from under us,” he said.

Business was down about 35%, Moraitis said, and the restaurant has continued to struggle since the pandemic hit.

The Diner Forum team was relying on a government COVID-19 grant to stay afloat, but due to lack of funds, the small business program stopped accepting applications, Moraitis said.

The restaurant has also been hit hard by inflation, he said. Soaring food prices have become too much for small business.

The manager said that even with the price increase on the menu, “the math doesn’t add up.”

“A few weeks before Easter, we were paying about $45 for 30 dozen eggs, and today they’re about $120 for that same case of eggs,” Moraitis said. “It was overnight…the cooking oil we were paying $19 a year ago is $46 now.”

Moraitis said Forum isn’t the only restaurant currently impacted by food inflation — it’s happening across the country.

Unfortunately, small businesses are hurting the most and he wants more to be talked about, he said.

He also said he expected residents of Bay Shore, Brightwaters and surrounding communities to pack the place on his last day in business.

After all, he said, we’ve been making memories together for 52 years.

“I love the Bay Shore area, Brightwaters and West Islip, I’m going to miss it so much,” Moraitis said. “I have the absolute best employees anyone could ask for. I can’t imagine anyone having better employees, better food and us having the best customers.

“I will really miss them a lot.”

For those who want to say their final farewells, the Forum Diner will remain open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the last day of opening, August 7, the diner will close at 3 p.m.

Above: Exterior of the Forum Diner. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

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The Rascally Diner open air theater production in Alderholt https://mexicalibluescafe.com/the-rascally-diner-open-air-theater-production-in-alderholt/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 09:44:21 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/the-rascally-diner-open-air-theater-production-in-alderholt/ Cook up a stink with the kitchen team at Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys or bring a banging pot and keep the devil cakes away, as the LAStheatre comes to Alderholt this summer. The Rascally Diner outdoor theater show is a fun and messy performance about food and arrives on the Alderholt Festival Hall grounds at 2.30pm […]]]>

Cook up a stink with the kitchen team at Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys or bring a banging pot and keep the devil cakes away, as the LAStheatre comes to Alderholt this summer.

The Rascally Diner outdoor theater show is a fun and messy performance about food and arrives on the Alderholt Festival Hall grounds at 2.30pm on Thursday 28th July.

Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. Audiences may know him from the award-winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.

Rufus went viral after baking a massive human-eating cake from ingredients including snot, grease, and cow dung. He only escaped being gobbled up by the horrible cake because it tasted awful – a result of his filthy diet.

For 10 years now, Rufus has been on a mission to turn everyone evil and protect them from the creature he’s concocted…

Join LAStheatre for a show that explores food provenance, sustainability and healthy eating in a silly, song-filled outdoor show for kids five and up and their families.

As this is an outdoor event, members of the public are advised to dress for all weathers and bring their own chair/blanket to sit on. More information and tickets available online at artsreach.co.uk

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Dinosaur footprints on Sichuan restaurant menu https://mexicalibluescafe.com/dinosaur-footprints-on-sichuan-restaurant-menu/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 14:20:00 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/dinosaur-footprints-on-sichuan-restaurant-menu/ Paleontologists at the restaurant on Saturday to examine alleged dinosaur footprints. Paleontologists have confirmed that the marks noticed by a diner in the garden of a restaurant in southwest China’s Sichuan province are dinosaur footprints, thecover.cn reported on Sunday. The footprints, believed to date from the early Cretaceous, are those of two brontosaurs, a family […]]]>

Paleontologists at the restaurant on Saturday to examine alleged dinosaur footprints.

Dinosaur footprints on Sichuan restaurant menu

Paleontologists have confirmed that the marks noticed by a diner in the garden of a restaurant in southwest China’s Sichuan province are dinosaur footprints, thecover.cn reported on Sunday.

The footprints, believed to date from the early Cretaceous, are those of two brontosaurs, a family of gigantic herbivorous quadrupedal dinosaurs.

They are said to be the first dinosaur footprints in the world to be discovered in a restaurant, we learned.

The site was discovered thanks to a man named Ou Hongtao, who dined at “Yuanyi Senlin” restaurant on July 10. The restaurant is located in Leshan City, famous for its Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world.

Ou, who has a keen interest in paleontology for his work with stone materials, said he inadvertently spotted curious bumps on the stone floor of the restaurant’s garden that he thought were dinosaur footprints.

That evening, Ou contacted Xing Lida, an associate professor at China University of Geosciences, a famous paleontologist and popular science writer, on the Internet about his discovery.

Along with a group of fellow paleontologists, Xing arrived at the restaurant on Saturday to examine the stone marks. Scientists came to their conclusion that the marks were dinosaur footprints after measurement, drone photography and 3D scanning of the footprints.

In total, a dozen two-line Brontosaurus footprints were found. They are thought to belong to two dinosaurs in the family that were around eight meters long as they walked along a river in ancient Leshan around 100 million years ago.

This is the first time that fossils with dinosaur footprints have been discovered in urban areas of Leshan city and it raises the possibility of further finds, Xing said.

Experts advised the restaurant to carefully preserve the site.

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I’m a restaurant manager and banned a ‘disgusting’ diner who whistled at my staff ‘like servants’ – then left a nasty review https://mexicalibluescafe.com/im-a-restaurant-manager-and-banned-a-disgusting-diner-who-whistled-at-my-staff-like-servants-then-left-a-nasty-review/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:09:23 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/im-a-restaurant-manager-and-banned-a-disgusting-diner-who-whistled-at-my-staff-like-servants-then-left-a-nasty-review/ A RESTAURANT manager has revealed how he BANNED a ‘disgusting’ restaurant which treated its staff ‘like servants’ – before leaving a terrible review. The manager of Bombay Pickles, a curry house in Stourbridge, accused the disgruntled restaurant of having a ‘disgusting attitude’. 1 The Bombay Pickles manager gave a furious response to a negative review.Credit: […]]]>

A RESTAURANT manager has revealed how he BANNED a ‘disgusting’ restaurant which treated its staff ‘like servants’ – before leaving a terrible review.

The manager of Bombay Pickles, a curry house in Stourbridge, accused the disgruntled restaurant of having a ‘disgusting attitude’.

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The Bombay Pickles manager gave a furious response to a negative review.Credit: Google

In a damning TripAdvisor review, the restaurant had complained that their party of 26 had waited over three hours to eat.

The reviewer, named Phillip, also alleged that the restaurant added a service charge to the bill without first disclosing it.

“Meet a large group of friends. Service was shocking 3 1/2 hour wait for food and they blamed it on such a big party!!!” the review said.

“Our bill was £162.95, they attempted to charge us £195.55 stating that an additional 10% service charge was being charged. Service charges are illegal if not clearly stated before ordering.”

“The bill was also over 10%. Having eaten at this place for the past 10 years and supported it through Covid as a group, we are disgusted,” Phillip concluded.

However, the restaurant manager, identified as Kashim, pointed out that the large group allegedly failed to order their food before arriving or pay a deposit on the reservation, which is the curry house’s policy for such reservations. important.

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“We are sorry that you were not satisfied with the service provided on this occasion as we were willing to accommodate 26 people with no deposit given as the group organizer is still adamant not to pay a deposit to secure the table,” the reply began.

“Not only were we ready to accommodate, but we even had to politely ask our previous guests if we could relocate them elsewhere to accommodate your reservation which was at 7:30 p.m. But arriving 30 minutes too early arriving at 7:00 p.m.”

Kashim commented that this was unfair to other customers as it clashed with their 2 hour bookings.

“Let’s move on to food orders, for large groups (if accepted), we always ask for orders in advance to avoid service delays and maximum satisfaction.”

“However, in this case, that was not how the orders were taken, but each individual of the 24/7 guests wanted to order individually ON THE DAY.”

Responding to complaints from the review, the furious manager said the service charge was clearly stated on the bill and came to less than 99p per person.

He claimed the charges were clearly displayed on the menu and he had the receipts to prove the amount charged.

It is unfortunate that the petty accusation has “caused such distress” to the group, he added.

Replying further, Kashim accused the group’s ‘main organizer’ of ‘hissing and clapping as if our staff were their personal servants speaking with such a disgusting attitude and mannerisms’.

“Perhaps a gentleman with low self-esteem targeting the opposite sex to feel good about himself,” he speculated.

The enraged response ended up banning Phillip from the restaurant, saying, “We do not condone such appalling behavior for our staff and disruption for our customers, so refuse to take any more bookings from this organiser.”

Bombay Pickles has 480 of its 567 TripAdvisor reviews rated as “excellent” or “very good”.

Satisfied reviewers described it as ‘the best Indian in Stourbridge or the region’ and said ‘would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to be well looked after’.

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The sun sets over Sunrise Diner https://mexicalibluescafe.com/the-sun-sets-over-sunrise-diner/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 01:45:44 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/the-sun-sets-over-sunrise-diner/ The Sunrise Diner, a popular restaurant in Maricopa for more than 15 years, has closed permanently according to owner Billy Godwin. [Brian Petersheim Jr.] A Maricopa institution is no more. Sunrise Diner, a restaurant that has hosted customers in Maricopa for almost as long as the city has been incorporated, has closed. Formerly called Sunrise […]]]>
The Sunrise Diner, a popular restaurant in Maricopa for more than 15 years, has closed permanently according to owner Billy Godwin. [Brian Petersheim Jr.]

A Maricopa institution is no more.

Sunrise Diner, a restaurant that has hosted customers in Maricopa for almost as long as the city has been incorporated, has closed.

Formerly called Sunrise Café, the restaurant at 20917 N. John Wayne Pkwy. near Fry’s Marketplace has changed hands since 2020 and has recently been plagued by poor health inspections and sluggish business.

Owner Billy Godwin is trying to sell the restaurant for $195,000, according to a listing on BizBuySell.com. Management lamented the need to sell in a post on its Facebook page.

“We sadly want to announce that Sunrise Café has officially closed for good,” the post read. “With revenue down about 50% and current owners unwilling to work on a solution or use our $15,000 deposit given at the time of purchase, to help in such cases.

“We are so grateful to all of our loyal customers, supporters, regulars and even people who had nothing nice to say. You have all been part of our journey which has led to some absolutely amazing relationships in our community. From our family cheers, thank you all for the experience.”

InMaricopa previously reported that Godwin paid $90,000 for the restaurant in 2020.

The listing says monthly rent on the 2,800 square foot space is $4,666.67 per month, but Godwin told InMaricopa that with “triple net” expenses — property taxes, building insurance and maintenance – the lease cost him more than $7,000 a month. , more than a similarly sized space in Ahwatukee would cost, he said.

“It’s unfortunate, but we’ve lost a lot of family businesses here in town over the years, going all the way back to Ramsey’s and Teakwoods and Mama T’s Pizza,” Godwin said. “We’ve lost a lot of good restaurants because they just can’t afford the rent and the landlords aren’t willing to work with us.”

A notice of readmission and owner’s lien was posted on the door of the restaurant stating:

“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

“Due to the non-payment of rent by the tenant and the breach of the lease, the lessor of these premises, the lessor returned and took possession of them, pursuant to ARS 36-361 § (A.) .

“In addition, the lessor has a privilege and has seized the movable property located on the premises to guarantee payment of the rent pursuant to Articles ARS § 33-361 (D) and 33-362.

“UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY TO THESE PREMISES OR REMOVAL OF PROPERTY MAY RESULT IN CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL PROSECUTION.”

The notice is signed by Walter H. Gilbert of the Scottsdale Gilbert Bird law firm.

The restaurant closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Godwin purchased it, remodeling and renovating the space.

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Why Dex’s Diner in Attack of the Clones is Perfect https://mexicalibluescafe.com/why-dexs-diner-in-attack-of-the-clones-is-perfect/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:06:08 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/why-dexs-diner-in-attack-of-the-clones-is-perfect/ It’s a good time for the star wars Prequels. When the films were first released, they were met with a massive fan reaction, but they are currently enjoying a reappraisal as more viewers accept and love them. It’s a perfect time to star wars fans to look at elements from the prequel trilogy and see […]]]>

It’s a good time for the star wars Prequels. When the films were first released, they were met with a massive fan reaction, but they are currently enjoying a reappraisal as more viewers accept and love them. It’s a perfect time to star wars fans to look at elements from the prequel trilogy and see if the ones they initially perceived as missteps have aged for the better. One scene that has fans divided but holds true today is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s visit to Dex’s Diner in attack of the clones.


The brief scene won the love of some fans and the scorn of others who felt a 1950s-style restaurant had no place in a star wars film. However, there are way too many good reasons for him to be in the movie instead of not having him at all. It helps further develop Obi-Wan as a character, evokes the feel of another George Lucas franchise in his dialogue, and lastly, it’s just plain fun, which is why people watch star wars movies first.

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With so much action going on in the star wars universe, it seems rare for audiences to have a window into the past lives of its characters. That’s what the Dex’s Diner scene gave fans when veteran Jedi Obi-Wan went to see his old friend, Dexter Jettster, a mustachioed, four-armed alien who ran the restaurant. When the two met, they greeted each other with smiles, laughter, and a warm embrace, making the encounter very casual and as if Obi-Wan must have had a good time with his pal before getting into the business. serious about being a Jedi.


Their banter also made the scene a joy as they brought up Lucas moments IndianaJones franchise, such as when Indy learned information about the adventure he was about to embark on. In this case, Obi-Wan asked Dex to identify a poison dart used to kill an assassin who had attempted to assassinate Padmé Amidala. Thanks to his days as a prospector, Dexter was able to identify the dart as coming from the planet Kamino. However, Dexter warned that the Jedi would have to bring a lot of money to the planet, to which Obi-Wan responded with an Indy-esque smile.

RELATED: Obi-Wan Kenobi Gives ‘Lost Conclusion’ New Meaning


The scene also accomplishes the task of being fun without feeling like something out of the classic Mel Brooks parody. space balls. It’s a credit to co-writer/director Lucas that he was able to play the scene just right with little touches of humor instead of making it too cartoonish. Plus, if those movies can have droids that feel human-like pain and emotion, how about a restaurant that evokes a classic symbol of 1950s Americana? This helps the viewer relate more to the film.

It’s heartwarming to see fans embrace Lucas’ prequel trilogy after suffering so many years of scorn. The Dex’s Diner scene is a little treasure that deserves similar appreciation, as it gave the viewer a more laid-back side to Obi-Wan and showed off the skill of its creator when he was still behind the wheel of his most franchise. known.


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Shady Lane Cafe in Louisville serves casual and fresh American cuisine https://mexicalibluescafe.com/shady-lane-cafe-in-louisville-serves-casual-and-fresh-american-cuisine/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 09:28:04 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/shady-lane-cafe-in-louisville-serves-casual-and-fresh-american-cuisine/ Lennie Omalza | Special at Courrier Journal I’m a sucker for old-fashioned cafes. I love the simplicity of their menus, the warm atmosphere of their interiors, and the nostalgic feeling I get for my hometown restaurant every time I visit one that is new to me. I recently sat down with the owner of one […]]]>

I’m a sucker for old-fashioned cafes. I love the simplicity of their menus, the warm atmosphere of their interiors, and the nostalgic feeling I get for my hometown restaurant every time I visit one that is new to me.

I recently sat down with the owner of one such place: Shady Lane Café, on the far right of the Brownsboro Center, off Rudy Lane. As I sipped a glass of cool lemonade – available only in the summer – Carol Reeves told me how she and her husband, Satbir Singh, took over the business shortly before the world turned upside down.

“The restaurant was actually started by Bill and Susi Smith,” she told the Courier Journal. “They opened it in 2005. We (took over) three years ago… just before COVID. We had about three months before all the craziness started. It was interesting.”

Neither Reeves nor her husband had ever run a restaurant before, but after owning a gas station they were eager to use their business acumen in a new venture.

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“Working for ourselves was great,” Reeves said, “but this industry really wasn’t for us. (Singh’s) uncle owns the Indian restaurant Dakshin, so he knew a bit about the industry restoration.

The couple learned from the Smiths and had just embarked on day-to-day operations when they first heard of what would eventually be a global pandemic.

“COVID was all over the news and we…weren’t sure what was going to happen. And then they shut everything down – and that was fun,” Reeves said with a sarcastic laugh.

It was quite a learning experience to immediately switch from restaurant to take-out, but she says being a new business made things a little easier as they weren’t fully entrenched in their business yet. habits. They had to cut the hours of some employees and a lot of business was lost because customers just didn’t understand what was going on.

“But our regulars came regularly,” Reeves recalls, “(and) when we went to 25% (dining inside) capacity, they came to sit outside. Some people even (offered) to support us financially, which was good.

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Reeves and Singh were able to get monetary help through a Paycheck Protection Program loan, and with regular visits from their loyal customers, business is better now than it was before the pandemic.

“We won a lot of business,” Reeves said. “I think the Louisville Take Out group (on Facebook) brought us some eyeballs. And of course, when new people try us, they tell their friends.

According to Reeves, one dish that gets people talking is the Brownsboro Burger, a 1/3 pound beef burger made to order.

“The Reuben is (also) a really big seller,” she said of the hot corned beef sandwich served with Swiss cheese and kraut over rye, topped with Thousand Islands dressing, then grilled. . Other popular choices include the classic BLT, as well as the Cranberry, Granny Smith Apple and Pecan Salad, which features mixed greens topped with gorgonzola cheese and a house dressing on the side.

And a real old-fashioned dinner menu — at least for me, anyway — wouldn’t be complete without homemade desserts, of which Shady Lane Café offers a plethora.

“I have about 12 different cakes that I (cook),” Reeves said, adding that the orange dreamicle, lemon blueberry, banana and coconut cakes are current customer favorites. They are all sold by the slice, with whole cakes available if ordered in advance. Reeves even bakes fresh brownies and blondies, which also come in individual servings.

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Along with tons of pastries, Shady Lane Café’s new menu also features a few new additions such as the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and the Cubano. For the most part, however, longtime customers will find their old favorites available six days a week.

The dining experience inside also remains virtually unchanged; wooden beams hang from above, and the exposed kitchen sits along a brick wall, below the handwritten menu. There’s even a vintage pink Frigidaire stove next to the fridge full of beer. Although the old device is not operational, it adds to the overall vibe, reminiscent of a simpler time.

“Some of the decorations have changed, but not a lot,” Reeves said, adding that they also chose to keep the Shady Lane name, due to the cafe’s location.

“When (this place) first opened, Rudy Lane was lined with trees all the way, on both sides. So it was literally a shady lane.

Although the number of trees on Rudy Lane has changed a lot since then, Reeves and Singh have no plans to make any major changes to the restaurant anytime soon. The only interior modification is a large floral mural that Reeves painted in the upstairs dining room. They may add new items to the menu here and there and offer occasional specials, but for now their focus is on continuing to serve simple, homemade dishes.

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“We’re not really a deli, but not really a burger restaurant either,” Reeves added. “It’s a kind of cross. (We only serve) casual food. Nothing is really complicated. We are a small place, but we have big hearts.

Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic, the focus of our weekly restaurant column will shift for the foreseeable future. Each week, Lennie Omalza will interview restaurants struggling to adapt and survive while serving our community. Please send your cover suggestions to Managing Editor Kathryn Gregory at kggregory@courier-journal.com.

Shady Lane Cafe

WHAT: This is a local cafe that serves casual and fresh American food.

WHERE: 4806 Brownsboro Center

SERVICES: Indoor dining, outdoor seating, takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery via DoorDash and Grubhub; Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; close on Sunday

CONTACT: 502-893-5118, shady-lane-cafe.business.site

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