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Where I come from, murder is a capital offense. So is putting beetroot on burgers. YUCK!!

Anyway, you two seem to have this thread confused with the International Food Group Pot-luck thread. This is the bad restaurant thread.

I do cook burgers at home; grand creations that will make you cry. But when I'm out and about, looking for a quick burger bite, I want a decent one.

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Americans don't understand good food, probably comes from not having a national cuisine of their own.

I said this to a Chiang Mai bookshop owner once and he became quite irate and said I should try the Chinese food in San Francisco, the Mexican food in Texas and the pizzas in Noo Yawk before I made that sort of comment. :rolleyes:

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What this tread amply demonstrates is that although someone can comment on what THEY think is bad or good food, someone can usually be found in the opposite camp. Pizza being a prime example.B)

Since I am a Dagwood sandwich (Google it) type of guy, I actually have tried pickled beets (as we call them in the US) on a hamburger. Quite good, but I am not a purist. I do admit an occasional lust for a Wendy's cheese burger with a side dish of chili with onions. I also have to have an occasional White Castle bag of burgers.. :D

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Americans don't understand good food, probably comes from not having a national cuisine of their own.

I said this to a Chiang Mai bookshop owner once and he became quite irate and said I should try the Chinese food in San Francisco, the Mexican food in Texas and the pizzas in Noo Yawk before I made that sort of comment. :rolleyes:

Au contraire. if you visit the interior of the US particularly the SE part you will find dishes and restaurants that are unique to the US and no where else. :jap: Most people are reluctant to claim NYC, SF etc. as represenative of the country:D

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What this tread amply demonstrates is that although someone can comment on what THEY think is bad or good food, someone can usually be found in the opposite camp. Pizza being a prime example.B)

Since I am a Dagwood sandwich (Google it) type of guy, I actually have tried pickled beets (as we call them in the US) on a hamburger. Quite good, but I am not a purist. I do admit an occasional lust for a Wendy's cheese burger with a side dish of chili with onions. I also have to have an occasional White Castle bag of burgers.. :D

These guys didn't say anything about pickled beets. Pickled beets and non-pickled beets are entirely different. But neither one belongs on a burger.

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Americans don't understand good food, probably comes from not having a national cuisine of their own.

I said this to a Chiang Mai bookshop owner once and he became quite irate and said I should try the Chinese food in San Francisco, the Mexican food in Texas and the pizzas in Noo Yawk before I made that sort of comment. :rolleyes:

Americans can take food from anywhere in the world and improve on it. They really have a way with cooking. They do, of course, have many original dishes, most of which were born in the kitchens and over the campfires of the poorest residents. Later, people with money realized what they were missing and began to copy those dishes.

I do understand that the Aussies have a very short list of original dishes but for the most part, nobody in the UK has a desire to copy them. Go figure.

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Garry said:

Bloody show off sayng ketchup..how about an Aussy Navy term, pass the 'redders'.

Well brought up Army people do not mince words like the navy...they just say pass the blood. :rolleyes:

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Dear Sunholidaysun1,

As proprieter of the restaurant you commented about I would first like to apologize for my staff and to offer you a refund on what ever you were dissatisfied with. We just recently, 1 August, re-opened the restaurant and changed it to 24 hour operation. In Chiang Rai it is very difficult to find good employees and we are sorting through the bad ones and it will take some time to weed them out. Please understand that we are committed to good food and satisfied customers. If you have any complaints at all I would like very much to know about them and I will make it right. I can be reached by phone 24 hrs/day at 081-883-4677. I honestly thank you for your candid comments and will work dillegently to solve problems on a daily basis.

Sincerely,

Barry Finch

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Dear Sunholidaysun1,

As proprieter of the restaurant you commented about I would first like to apologize for my staff and to offer you a refund on what ever you were dissatisfied with. We just recently, 1 August, re-opened the restaurant and changed it to 24 hour operation. In Chiang Rai it is very difficult to find good employees and we are sorting through the bad ones and it will take some time to weed them out. Please understand that we are committed to good food and satisfied customers. If you have any complaints at all I would like very much to know about them and I will make it right. I can be reached by phone 24 hrs/day at 081-883-4677. I honestly thank you for your candid comments and will work dillegently to solve problems on a daily basis.

Sincerely,

Barry Finch

Well said, and the best of luck with your business.

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Is it possible to keep on topic, the thread is for places you have eaten that have not been so good, rather than use the forum threads as if your on a chat site.Try using Messenger, otherwise we are wasting our time having to read all the crap to get to the information required.

Thankyou Barry for your offer to reimburse me , however , I dont need a refund but will await further updates to see if the food improves before I make a return. Good Luck.

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Is it possible to keep on topic, the thread is for places you have eaten that have not been so good, rather than use the forum threads as if your on a chat site.Try using Messenger, otherwise we are wasting our time having to read all the crap to get to the information required.

Thankyou Barry for your offer to reimburse me , however , I dont need a refund but will await further updates to see if the food improves before I make a return. Good Luck.

He's right Guys, Its far too difficult reading through all the crap trying to get at the information we require.

there were over 4 off-topic posts on the forum yesterday, I lost a couple of nanoseconds where I could and should have been reading pertinent information or sleeping.

Get with the program. Name and shame these Restauranteers . Although I certainly have sympathy with most of them, you shouldn't.

Alternatively why not 'adopt' a restaurant worker, teach them about consistency; teach them to take pride in their work; teach them not to drink alcohol or take yabaa, teach them to actually give a dam_n about their employer. Teach them to not think about having fun with Girls etc.. and living for today :D

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:lol:

Is it possible to keep on topic, the thread is for places you have eaten that have not been so good, rather than use the forum threads as if your on a chat site.Try using Messenger, otherwise we are wasting our time having to read all the crap to get to the information required.

Thankyou Barry for your offer to reimburse me , however , I dont need a refund but will await further updates to see if the food improves before I make a return. Good Luck.

He's right Guys, Its far too difficult reading through all the crap trying to get at the information we require.

there were over 4 off-topic posts on the forum yesterday, I lost a couple of nanoseconds where I could and should have been reading pertinent information or sleeping.

Get with the program. Name and shame these Restauranteers . Although I certainly have sympathy with most of them, you shouldn't.

Alternatively why not 'adopt' a restaurant worker, teach them about consistency; teach them to take pride in their work; teach them not to drink alcohol or take yabaa, teach them to actually give a dam_n about their employer. Teach them to not think about having fun with Girls etc.. and living for today :D

:lol:

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That is a good thing that Barry has done. I commend him for that. Quite a surprise to see that kind of post on the forum. It gives me cause for thought.

My first burger at Barry's was a bad deal. That was about one and a half years ago. The bun had been left out so long that it was dry, brittle and it shattered like glass with the first bite. I had to ask for a fork so I could eat the thing. The server could have cared less. I decided that was the end of that place for me. Several friends insisted that it was a one-off and that Barry probably wasn't there that day. So, two different people took me there to try again, two different times. Good burger both of those times. I think I wrote about it here but I can't remember for sure.

Since then, I have written several times about bad experiences at other places. For the most part, I stick by those comments. There are two places in town that serve pizza that is of less quality than a frozen pizza popped into the toaster oven back home. But they both sell a lot of pizza to the beer drinkers. When you're out having beers with like-minded friends, pizza is good, even if it is bad. I have since found a few places that serve decent pizza. So, there is really no point in writing about the bad ones. It is a personal preference; they aren't going to change and neither am I.

But I go back to the first experience at Barry's. I wonder why I didn't make a fuss and send it back, as a friend suggested to me this morning. I should have. Better to speak up, bring it to the attention of management and see how they handle it. Give them a chance to make amends or at least to see if they agree with you that the dish wasn't up to par. If they say that the food is what it is, then you're in a bad place. If they see what you're talking about and go into the kitchen and fix the chef, then you and they have made things better for the rest of us. That may be a better approach than writing about the bad food or service as if it is par for that place.

With all of that in mind, I think it is better to at least bring the troubles to the attention of the staff and see what happens. It really isn't fair to write about it without doing the right thing yourself. Good help is hard to find here. Very hard. The management can't be everywhere, supervising everything, always. And if it is brought to the attention of management and is ignored, then that is a damning post forthcoming and probably well-deserved.

This isn't my thread. I understand that. But it could be a better thread than it is if it was handled a little more fairly. And, it could be a thread that ups the quality of those places we all wish were a little better or more consistent.

So, if this is off topic, just jump on me with both feet. I don't care. I'll post my restaurant reviews in the "Where have you eaten lately" thread. But this one is already headed towards making at least one of the local eateries a better experience. It could actually help a lot of them if we went about it right.

Edited by kandahar

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