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Re: “Pete & Sam's

Food has always been pretty good, but over the last few years the service has been abysmal.

Posted by Poon on 10/06/2009 at 9:29 AM

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Posted by Poon on 11/13/2010 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Best of Memphis 2010: Food and Drink

There was a time when Pete & Sam's was really good, but it's gone downhill rapidly in the last 5-7 years. The food quality is dicey at best. The service is abominable. I was a customer beginning back in the 60s. The last time I ate there, about 2 years ago, is the LAST time I will ever eat there. I was with a party of 5, and each entree came about 15 minutes apart--that is when we could chase down the waiter. By the time the last person was served, half of us were ready to leave. When Sam turned over the actual management to his sons instead of to his nephew, Paul, (who really ran things for years), that was the death knell for Pete & Sam's.

Posted by Poon on 11/13/2010 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Gaps in the Eating Resume

Pete & Sam's went by the wayside a few years ago when Sam's sons took over. The food arrives irregularly and is usually cold. The only thing colder than the food is the service--its atrocious, but their pizzas are still to die for. Went to Sharkey's last week--nothing to write home about. Flemmings is good, but overly expensive--just because. Went to the new Vietnamese restaurant on Gtown Pky in Cordova--stick to Pho Saigon. Don't understand the hubub about Gus's Chicken--no big deal to me. Memphis is screaming for good restaurants, but we don't get them because most Memphians don't know what fine dining is, so they don't know what to demand. Memphis service? Fuggidaboudit. Memphis service is the worst in the country--it is embarrassing when I have friends from out of town and I have to take them to a restaurant--I'm apologizing before we walk in. If you want good food you still have to go to NY, Chicago, New Orleans, or San Francisco. Fortunately I make it to those cities each year, then I come home and am reminded what I'm missing in Memphis. Maybe one day... nah.

Posted by Poon on 09/01/2010 at 9:17 PM

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