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Mudflap
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Post Number: 145
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 69.221.36.169
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 5:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Best food in Detroit... bar none.
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Steelworker
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Post Number: 549
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 68.79.88.251
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 5:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

before of after its new opening he he he he
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Crew
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Post Number: 813
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 69.14.123.98
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I notice these posts are from 3:20 a.m. Everything tatses good at that time of the morning.
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Everydayislikesunday
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Post Number: 160
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 68.41.153.99
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Twingo's is great! I had dinner there last week. What's the lunch menu like(options/prices)? Im assuming the dinner menu starts at 3 or 4. We arrived at 4, thinking we were going to get a sandwich before class. Not the case. No complaints though. The interior was adorable, and the food was great!
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Restoretheroar
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Post Number: 656
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 68.42.216.192
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 2:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was actually pretty disappointed with the place. Went on the 20th and it was very hit and miss. I actually liked the old setup better- but it needed to be renovated to succeed.
The bar service was great, but our waiter was very marginal- didnt know the menu and was fairly rude. Apps: mushroom crepes and crispy chicken were very good- but the brie fondue was weak. Entrees: Salmon was very good but the filet of beef was maybe the worst piece of meat any of us have ever eaten. The manager agreed that it was a misleading menu item as it was not a true filet- but a filet cut of beef loin - my guess is that wont stay on the menu long.
Im sure once it finds its niche it will do well and I like the premaid lunch ideas for WSU students- but overall we were disappointed considering the build-up.
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Peanut_breath
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Post Number: 122
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 66.73.225.162
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I ate there Saturday night. Place was packed. Brought my own bottle of wine and was charged a reasonable corkage fee. I would highly recommend the mussels and chicken confit for appetizers and the steak w/ blue cheese and thinly sliced french fries.....very, very good.
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2021
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.39.80.144
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A friend or mine ate there recently and she said the waiter was one of the rudest people she had ever met in service. However, when I was there I enjoyed my meal - and I love bringing my own wine.
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Danny
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Post Number: 3668
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 141.217.174.229
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TWINGO TWINGO LITTLE BAT! How I wonder where you at?
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Putnam
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Username: Putnam

Post Number: 88
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 70.236.185.118
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do they serve anything that goes with hand harvested old-vine Carignan?
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Gdub
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Post Number: 970
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.233.3.200
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 2:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What does this rude waiter look like? Just so I can try to avoid having him as a server when I go there.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9832
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.118.137.228
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 2:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Danny,

Damn it, put the lead paint down! I've told you, it is NOT for consumption!
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Toybreaker
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Post Number: 32
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 69.220.68.149
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 3:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of the best food I've had in Detroit, ever. The scallop entree is amazing and I second the mushroom crepes.
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Brandon48202
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Post Number: 58
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 70.233.3.200
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 3:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So who is this mysterious bad waiter?

(Message edited by brandon48202 on February 01, 2006)
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Crew
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Post Number: 824
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 146.9.52.43
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 3:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brandon, Is it YOU???
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Brandon48202
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 70.233.3.200
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 3:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fine! I admit it! But how am I supposed to know what the fly was doing in her soup!
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Tndetroiter
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.158.164.229
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 2:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My step sister used to wait tables there when she was at WSU.
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Everydayislikesunday
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Post Number: 183
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 68.41.153.99
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 2:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i wouldnt say the waiter i had was mean, he just wasnt friendly. and he asked me if i was on a low carb diet. after i ordered the potato pierogies. haha.
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Corktown_massacre
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 71.144.82.113
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 5:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Posted by: Restoretheroar

I was actually pretty disappointed with the place. Went on the 20th and it was very hit and miss. I actually liked the old setup better- but it needed to be renovated to succeed.
The bar service was great, but our waiter was very marginal- didnt know the menu and was fairly rude. Apps: mushroom crepes and crispy chicken were very good- but the brie fondue was weak. Entrees: Salmon was very good but the filet of beef was maybe the worst piece of meat any of us have ever eaten. The manager agreed that it was a misleading menu item as it was not a true filet- but a filet cut of beef loin - my guess is that wont stay on the menu long.
Im sure once it finds its niche it will do well and I like the premaid lunch ideas for WSU students- but overall we were disappointed considering the build-up.

I can understand why you would be disappointed.

Obviously you can't read.

I had the filet of beef "strip-loin" and it was fantastic. "Strip loin" meaning the part of the animal and "Filet" meaning the style of cut.

Your comment has kind of made you look un-educated.

I have a feeling that the manager most likely agreed with you knowing that you didn't read the menu and deep down you needed in the worst way t make yourself look like a fool.

If you enjyed the old set-up more than it is also very obvious that you enjoy microwaved food. I worked in the kitchen at the old twingo's and guess what? Everything that came out of that kitchen was microwaved.

I think a lot of you self made restaurant critics out there need to stick with TGI Fridays and Applebees.
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 708
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 208.39.170.77
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 5:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Obviously you can't read.




Obviously you can't use quotes.
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1421
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.250.205.35
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 5:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Personally, I felt that was a pretty assertive first post. *golf claps*

I'm too lazy to call, even though I have their business card in my car. Are they serving booze yet?
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Restoretheroar
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Post Number: 665
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 199.67.140.210
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 5:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow. that's tuff. THe manager actually agreed that the menu item was misleading. He mentioned that it wasn't the first time someone mentioned it to him, and that he actually agreed that we were served a bad cut of meat.
As for the old Twingo's, I mentioned I liked to old set-up better, at no point mentioning the quality of food.
It's a shame I look un-educated to you. Perhaps providing feedback to a restaurant that was only a few days old was an un-educated ploy on my part. I was only thinking that other un-educated fools like myself might misunderstand the menu wording and therefore be disappointed.
I'm glad your meal was great, perhaps a byproduct of our comments that the cut of beef was subpar.

(Message edited by restoretheroar on February 13, 2006)
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Corktown_massacre
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Username: Corktown_massacre

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 71.144.82.113
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank god you have learned how to quote...

Does this mean you are the superstar of this forum?

I'm proud of you...
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Arab_guyumich
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Post Number: 748
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 69.14.179.212
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 7:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Corktown_massacre" is an interesting name...I take it you're a hipster?
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Cris
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Post Number: 362
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 71.227.26.44
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 7:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, he is obviously a HIGHLY educated restaurant kitchen worker.

FYI-- If you want to show off your superior literary skills, you should capitalize proper nouns (i.e. "twingo's") and proofread ("t" and "enjyed"). That'll really show 'em.
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Sharmaal
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Post Number: 707
Registered: 09-2004
Posted From: 69.14.76.187
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 8:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Calm down everyone! Welcome to the forum Massacre. First post and the kid has both guns blazing! I got reamed after my first couple posts, don't worry about it.
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Corktown_massacre
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 71.144.82.113
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 11:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just don't get why these restaurant workers think they know everything about working in a restaurant?
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Erikd
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Post Number: 528
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.242.214.106
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I had the filet of beef "strip-loin" and it was fantastic.




I prefer the strip loin at Bazouki Lounge, but the quality will vary depending on her personal hygiene...
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Detroitduo
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Post Number: 495
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 194.138.39.55
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 5:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hhmmm... restaurant workers don't know anything about working in a restaurant? Remind me not to go to THAT restaurant. Personally, I prefer "restaurant workers" to know SOMETHING about working in a restaurant. Sounds like someone pissed in Corktown_massacre's cheerios...
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2063
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 68.40.173.250
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 8:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Should we march on the place and burn it like Frankenstein's Castle? Personally I like the meals that I have had there...there are some kinks to work out but I hope it stays open and improves! So lets not bitch to much we don't want it to close down - and apparently we are a popular group on here! Crains. Jack Lessenberry they all read us.
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1426
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.250.205.35
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

apparently we are a popular group on here! Crains. Jack Lessenberry they all read us.




PLEASE telling me you are being facetious.
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2064
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 68.40.173.250
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am being tongue in cheek...but they do mention us in articles.
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2294
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 70.141.77.242
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Ilovedetroit" is all about "tongue in cheek".
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Manrooter
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Post Number: 384
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wait'll you learn what kind of cheek ILD has implanted his tongue...
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Danny
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Post Number: 3691
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Posted From: 141.217.174.229
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 6:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Twingo Twingo little bat. AAHHH!!! Forget it.
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Bostedguy
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Post Number: 335
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 68.61.196.140
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You freak, Danny.
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2069
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 66.192.63.5
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 2:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh Manrooter how you do flirt so! You can come by and have Bar B Que on my verandah anytime :-) wink wink
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Corktown_massacre
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 70.228.2.236
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 12:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Recently I returned to Twingo's for dinner. I had the filet of sole special. I was very unhappy when I found out it was a fish and not a beef dish. The manager agreed that it was a misleading special and that it was a filet of fish and not a "true" filet.
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Irish_mafia
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Post Number: 344
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.221.79.80
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your lucky it wasn't a shoe!~

Had a great lunch there yesterday. Mushroom Crepes- Excellent!
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Steelworker
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Post Number: 587
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Posted From: 68.79.115.240
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

they have liqour liscense yet?
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Irish_mafia
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Post Number: 350
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Posted From: 69.221.79.80
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 5:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not yet
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Blondy
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Post Number: 961
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Posted From: 69.212.173.138
Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 1:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just had an excellent breakfast. Go there. Now.
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Mudflap
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Post Number: 146
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Posted From: 69.221.78.226
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the license will be in on Friday, and if it is, there is going to be a massive party for friends and family (you know who you are) after the kitchen closes. See ya there Blondy, Hysteric, Cortown Massacre, Toolbox, Dial H, Jams, Slows, Gdub, Brandon48202, Gannon, Itsjeff, etc....Sorry Restoretheroar and Danny, it's a private party.
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Brandon48202
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Post Number: 66
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Posted From: 69.221.78.226
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What did Danny do to deserve this?
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Restoretheroar
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Post Number: 666
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 192.193.220.141
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recall saying that my meal was excellent, and have referred many people to go try it out. Realizing it was opening week, like any restaurant, there were tweaks to work out, and thought it would be respectful to let the managers know, objectively, our thoughts. Some of your personalities on here are just brutal. Not trying to be abrasive here, but I hope for nothing but the best for Twingo's, and will continue to patronize it as well as refer other to it. It will be a vital cog for the neighborhood.
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Mudflap
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Post Number: 147
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Posted From: 69.221.78.226
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 2:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank You RTR...You don't want to piss off the restaurant mob, because we ALL know each other, and our loyalty to one another is legendary. I just called off the hit on your food at Forte, Slows, Twingo's, Tribute, Union Street, etc...Just kidding (or am I?). Your post number leads me to believe that you are, in fact, the "Antichrist of diners", as described by your waiter. Give Twingo's another chance and I am sure you will be pleased.
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Publicmsu
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Post Number: 600
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 129.188.33.222
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 3:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Because something is referred to as a filet it automatically indicates beef? If you're basing your review on your own stupidity, then you may want to ask next time you order something that you're unfamiliar with... Just a suggestion.
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Mudflap
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Post Number: 148
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 69.221.78.226
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 3:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Publicmsu
Corktown_Massacre is joking, or rather, making fun of restorethewhore in his post.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5568
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 68.43.205.16
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 8:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

RTR,

You think I'm brutal here?! Heh.


LOL, Mudflap, the anti-christ of diners!


That last post was brutal...
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Mudflap
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Post Number: 149
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 69.221.36.169
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 8:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know...Sorry RTR.
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Seth
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Post Number: 8
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Posted From: 204.78.62.36
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was in there for a delicious brunch on Sunday. The food was good. The decor is a bit less bright. -Spoke to a guy who seemed to be in charge and he pointed out some of the structural changes... No more awkward wall upstairs, larger bar. Anyway... good food, but the coffee lacked that little bite of cinnamon or whatever they used to do to make it yummy.
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Restoretheroar
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Post Number: 667
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Posted From: 68.42.216.192
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 9:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no problem flap
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Corktown_massacre
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 70.141.76.163
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 7:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is why I try to stay out of forums...

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