hubiestubert: ladyfortuna: Your words frighten me.Lady, this is a County that KEEPS electing Sheriff Joe. What I saw out there made me long for the straight up corruption that is Massachusetts. At least the mobbed up asshats out here keep the neighborhoods safe. Seriously. Safest neighborhood I've been in out here had a meth lab--the guys who ran it made for damn sure that their clients weren't anywhere near, and ran anyone off who even thought about attracting attention. The mobbed up neighborhoods? Safe as houses.Out in Phoenix? Whole different story, whole different ballgame. This is a town that still thinks of itself as the Wild West, only with more housing developments, a lot more industry cash, and a few sports teams and training camps. Even those aren't terrible safe. Worst shootings in the area have happened at or near those arenas. It is the first place that I've thought about carrying since Boston. Then I was making night deposits near the Combat Zone, back when it was still sketchy. Phoenix and Maricopa is a Disneyland for violence and crazy, and none of the officials nor their Sheriffs nor their police are particularly inclined to do much about it, because the more headlines means harder crackdowns, more press, more funding, and herding folks into communities to flee the nastiness, which happened to be owned by folks who put the folks supposedly trying to "control" the problem into office.Try Pema County. Nice folks. Decent. Maricopa? It's Disneyland with golf, guns, and glory.
fusillade762: hubiestubert: The sad thing?This reminds me of a section of Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" where he describe all the shady stuff going on behind the scenes in the restaurant biz (gun running, drug dealing, etc).
noitsnot: The more you eat the more you fart: okay...watched video, never saw that episode of kitchen nightmares.The guys a huge arsehole....and his wife, from what I can tell...well...NO idea why a broad that looks like her would be with some guy that looks like HIM, much less earn him a greencard.Someone needs to stomp his head in...that would fix his attitude problem.Um - guys - fer chrissakes - DRUGS. Drug use explains pretty much everything about their lives.
vudutek: Am I missing something? Have I lost my Google-fu? I'm finding nothing regarding their grand re-opening tonight."On Tuesday, Amy's opened to a thin crowd and began serving those holding reservations at 5 p.m., using security guards to prevent gawkers, media and others without reservations from entering. The restaurant had a sign saying its patio was closed for security reasons. The reopening appeared to be running without incident for the first wave of diners. Some onlookers showed up hoping to snag a reservation, but most were turned away. The nearby Pita Jungle restaurant appeared to be drawing more business than Amy's. "
ladyfortuna: fusillade762: hubiestubert: The sad thing?This reminds me of a section of Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" where he describe all the shady stuff going on behind the scenes in the restaurant biz (gun running, drug dealing, etc).I have him tagged as 'potential next Bourdain' from another thread about food service ^_^Hubie, you should really write all that stuff down...
MaudlinMutantMollusk: NEWSFLASH: MULTIPLE ALARM FIRE REPORTED IN DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE STRIP MALL/STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS//YOUSTUPIDIDIOTSYOUDON'TKNOWWHOYOU'REDEALINGWITH!
Atomic Spunk: ransack.: Deportation just means he walks back across the border tomorrow.He's from Israel. That's going to be one hell of a walk.
my lip balm addiction: Popcorn Johnny: LinkNo idea what I just watched, but I laughed.What the fark was THAT?!? lol
TV's Vinnie: vudutek: " . . . The nearby Pita Jungle restaurant appeared to be drawing more business than Amy's. "
FARK rebel soldier: my lip balm addiction: Popcorn Johnny: LinkNo idea what I just watched, but I laughed.What the fark was THAT?!? lolThat was beautiful. But what in the god damned hell did I just watch?
dickfreckle: Let's say for the sake of argument that the show was indeed edited to deliberately paint the owners as assholes. This wouldn't surprise me. However, I spent a few minutes reading yelp reviews posted before the show aired, and the owners' raging assholery seems a common theme. Anything posted after could be considered suspect.
ecmoRandomNumbers: He'll be back anyway. Don't we have a "because I'm from Israel" visa?
RandomRandom: What's the over/under on how long she keeps the place running without her sugar daddy? Two months? Three?When he's deported, she'll either follow him to Israel or (go back to?) working as a stripper. What other kind of boss would hire that kind of crazy?
hubiestubert: The sad thing?These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.I worked for a chef when I first got to Phoenix in the Biltmore area, who was running cover for some high class call girls. They could meet clients, evaluate them, and then use him as their billable, which he got a cut from, so that the agency could launder the cash. Very classy joint, and the kicker? His ex-wife was the sommelier--and just mere months from her Master Somelier status. For the non-food nerds, there are only about 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and over half of them are in the US. She since got her certification, and is one of 18 women certified here in the US--and his partner. Did I mention that the chef was married? And that he often took out a bit of his "arrangement" out in trade? Oh, and did I mention THAT was part of the reason that his partner became his EX-wife? Don't get me wrong, Christopher did amazing food. He also employed a LOT of illegal labor, engaged in money transactions that even my mobbed up bosses of the past would have raised eyebrows about, and tended to scream at cooks, waitstaff and customers on a regular basis?Amy? In comparison from what I saw in my years out in Phoenix, is sort of small potatoes, even for the crazy and business-sketchy...
Benevolent Misanthrope: I clicked through youtube to the ep -Ho. Lee. Schitt.I have met some crazy-ass people (crazy ass-people?) in my life, but that takes the farking cake. How the hell have they managed to stay in business for 6 years? And isn't it illegal for a manager to take employees' tips? And seriously - when the guy starts telling Gordon Ramsey that he's a gangster and he will fark him up... Jesus.And that woman - Ramsey kept saying "Look at your eyes..." Seriously, how crazy can you get?
ecmoRandomNumbers: Atomic Spunk: ransack.: Deportation just means he walks back across the border tomorrow.He's from Israel. That's going to be one hell of a walk.He'll be back anyway. Don't we have a "because I'm from Israel" visa?
TV's Vinnie: Someone needs to take this pic of Homer with the flaming bowl of cereal and shoop Amy's head onto it.[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x427]
Representative of the unwashed masses: TV's Vinnie: Someone needs to take this pic of Homer with the flaming bowl of cereal and shoop Amy's head onto it.[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x427]hey you leave Homer out of this!
ongbok: Well it's about time they found something to justify calling him a gangster. I wonder what took so long for them to uncover this.
Begoggle: Amy, 40, and Samy, 63,Nice.
SuperNinjaToad: Her bad attitude aside, Amy is no mother Theresa. Seems like both are con artists and identity thieves.
Omahawg: damn, I wonder what feels better? that it's good to be a gangster or going all nom nom nom on crazy eyes amy?
my lip balm addiction: Omahawg: damn, I wonder what feels better? that it's good to be a gangster or going all nom nom nom on crazy eyes amy?hork!I'm trying to farking eat here man! JEEEzus!
illannoyin: I, for one, look forward to his new place in Israel.Amy's bakery II electric Bouzaglo
ImpendingCynic: SuperNinjaToad: Her bad attitude aside, Amy is no mother Theresa. Seems like both are con artists and identity thieves.Mother Teresa was a con artist? Man, you can't trust anyone these days.
pregerstheHobo: illannoyin: I, for one, look forward to his new place in Israel.Amy's bakery II electric BouzagloBouzagli-gate! What did Ramsey know and when did he know it?
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