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San Diego's Craft and Commerce broadcasts bad Yelp reviews in bathroom

Melanie Wong Dec 5, 2012 05:52 PM

Sorry I won't have time to check it out this trip.


Craft & Commerce
675 West Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 269-2202

  1. Rodzilla Dec 6, 2012 04:58 AM

    I love it. It makes me want to support Arsalun places even more.

    This is may be for a separate thread, but where are you planning to visit this trip?

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    1. re: Rodzilla
      globocity Dec 6, 2012 10:14 AM

      I'd volunteer to do some reading aloud of the "melodramatic" reviews.

      This will be a nice change from the (tongue-in-cheek) biblical verses we have to hear while in the bathroom.

      1. re: Rodzilla
        Melanie Wong Dec 10, 2012 10:06 PM

        Tuesday night I tried Isola. Wednesday's reception was on the roof at JSix. Kind of fun Vegas-like atmosphere with cabanas by the pool and a Mexican fiesta happy hour spread.

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        pickypicky Dec 6, 2012 10:17 AM

        Ms. Wong, I'm honored you keep us SD CHers informed. Thank you. I love these guys. Their humor and good spirits are one reason I Iike to patronize their places. When the food is merely good I forgive them the way I do my own children. I was getting tired of Ezra Pound (or was it T S Eliot or James Joyce??) in the bathroom anyway. . .

        1. Melanie Wong Dec 6, 2012 01:57 PM

          I abandoned my conference's reception last night to drop in for a craft cocktail here. It was Repeal Day after all and demanded a good stiff drink to celebrate. Here's the video I made of the bathroom . . . other tourists had the same idea. This does lengthen the turnover time and creates a wait.

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          1. re: Melanie Wong
            pickypicky Dec 7, 2012 07:55 AM

            Hilarious sound track MW. Thanks for sharing. Not just a British accent but a fakey pompous one. ( This story made Huffington Post national. )

            1. re: pickypicky
              Fake Name Dec 7, 2012 12:41 PM

              Fakey? Pompous?

          2. c
            cstr Dec 6, 2012 06:11 PM

            Yelp reviews, OK...

            1. Melanie Wong Dec 10, 2012 09:59 PM

              A few more details -

              Loved the Eastern Prospector craft cocktail: seasonal house made orange spice tea infused bourbon, lemon & honey, $10. From the description, I wondered if it might be too sweet. Not at all, the spice and tannic nip of the tea balanced out the honey tones well. Masterful mixology. One quirk, no vodka served here.

              I had the moules frites, made with local Carlsbad mussels. A couple were too strong, but all in all I enjoyed the bright lemony tones. Thin, battered fries stayed crisp, but as you can see from the photo, a giant mass of them were glued together. Bread was not automatically offered with this dish. When I asked for some to mop up the juices, my server said she'd have the kitchen grill some right away.

              The place was packed on Wednesday night.

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