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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Phoenix, AZ: Case Of The Missing Sandwich Solved, But Where's The Meat?

Barro's Pizza
2750 W Dove Valley Road, Ste 140
Phoenix, AZ 85085
(623) 215-4141
barrospizza.com
Prices: $$$$

I grew up with Barro's in SoCal, so I figured I could have a decent meal there. I ordered a simple sandwich mid-afternoon on a Sunday, so the place was virtually empty, and was told "that will be ready in 15-20 minutes". Wow, 15-20 minutes to make a sandwich? Had I known, I would have gone somewhere else.
EMPTY
Well, 15-20 minutes went by, people came and went with their orders, but still no sandwich, so I asked when it would be ready. "What sandwich?" I was asked as they searched orders on the computer. "The one I paid for 20 minutes ago", I said, "do you want to see my receipt?". Then they lied to me: "oh, it's in the oven and will be out in just a minute". A few minutes later I saw a guy in the back put my sandwich in the oven and another five minutes later, I finally had my mediocre sandwich.
The sandwich was so-so with four slices of processed ham and eight small slices of salami and a little lettuce and tomato on a 12 inch roll, but was relatively cheap (less than $7 for a 12 inch sub and a bag o' chips) and filled the void in my gut or they would have received my lowest score. Forgetting my order was bad enough, but letting me leave without some sort of compensation (free slice, coupon, etc.) and a heartfelt apology was unforgivable.

CombatCritic Gives Barro's Pizza 2 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!

Two Bombs Equates To:

Translation for Civilians: "Tits Up" 

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Title: Phoenix, AZ: Case Of The Missing Sandwich Solved, But Where's The Meat?

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

: TravelValue: If You Want More Bang-for-the-Buck, Virgin River Is The Place To Stay

Virgin River Hotel and Casino
100 E. Pioneer Blvd
Mesquite, NV 89027
Website: virginriver.com
Phone: (702) 346-7777
Prices: $$$$

If bang-for-the-buck is what you are looking for, this is the hotel and casino for you.
PROS: For around $30 a day, the inexpensive room had everything I needed except a microwave and coffeemaker. The casino nextdoor has a coffee shop with good food and low prices as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet. The casino's blackjack tables have $5 minimums which was right up my alley. Which reminds me, they also have a huge bowling alley, laundry room, pool and hot tub, Starbucks, sports book, and bingo parlor.
CONS: A coffee maker in the room would have been nice, so I went to WalMart and bought a $10 coffee maker rather than hike over to Starbucks every morning or to their coffee shop for a $3 cup of substandard to-go coffee. Their so called "loyalty" card was useless at the tables, so it seems as though they cater only to slot players.

CombatCritic Gives Virgin River Hotel and Casino 9 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!

Nine Bombs Equates To:

Translation for Civilians: "U.S. Marine Response To A Verbal Greeting Or As An Expression Of Enthusiasm"

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Title: : TravelValue: If You Want More Bang-for-the-Buck, Virgin River Is The Place To Stay

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