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Post by zenwoodle Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:05 am

Heeeees back.

Went to the old Giovannis for lunch today, and while I was talking with Cristian, who should I see but his dad.

He was at another restaurant 2 doors over. He just could not stay away and has opened a new place which specializes in meat.
They are collaborating, so if you want something off either menu you can order it and eat at whichever one you want.
Perhaps a swarm is in order. Cristian still has the pics from the last one.Beer Beer
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Post by ComputerGuy Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:52 am

I've admired Giovanni all these years for continuing to come back against increasing odds... but now I think he's losing it.
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Post by Viajero-Tiempo Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:49 pm


We've been several times
We like the shish-kabobs

He does know how to cook

Losing it ??
Have you been.
What have you tried?

Personally,
I think Christian is a good son
Helping his old dad.

And they can share some things that might be good for all us -
Except those very discerning gourmets like HG...

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Post by Zedinmexico Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:16 am

Viajero-Tiempo wrote:
We've been several times
We like the shish-kabobs

He does know how to cook

Losing it ??
Have you been.
What have you tried?

Personally,
I think Christian is a good son
Helping his old dad.

And they can share some things that might be good for all us -
Except those very discerning gourmets like HG...
There has been quite a soap opera at that little mall strip for quite a while involving various players. I agree he is a very good cook and I like him and his
food but I never know what will be open at that little strip mall or what will be served. It seems odd sometimes.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:45 am

You are right, Zed. It is like the island in "Lost." You never know when you will be sucked into a great adventure there or have to just fly on by. I have had some great meals and fine times out that way, but am always prepared to be flexible when I head out.
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Post by slainte39 Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:10 pm

The worst is gone.....Bufalo burgers.   Thumbs down


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Post by CheenaGringo Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:21 pm

While this should probably be in the "Food & Drink" section, another misplaced comment shouldn't hurt. Giovanni lost any future business from us about ten years ago after we gave him two chances and felt that his Italian was lacking. Ironically during our travels throughout Central Mexico, we have found excellent Italian entrees in restaurants not even claiming to be Italian.

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Post by ComputerGuy Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:48 am

Viajero-Tiempo wrote:
We've been several timesWe like the shish-kabobsHe does know how to cook Losing it ??Have you been.What have you tried?Personally, I think Christian is a good sonHelping his old dad.And they can share some things that might be good for all us - Except those very discerning gourmets like HG...
I've known Giovanni for years, and I like the man a lot. I know Cristian even better; in fact, attended his wedding. My comment is based on his location turnover, never more so than the current situation. Cristian came over to help; they had two places going; Gio couldn't take it "again" and left, now he's back with a third location there? He's a glutton for punishment, if nothing else.
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Post by slainte39 Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:11 am

Trivia question of the day....for the Giovanni experts.
How many can name the location of the restaurant that Giovanni had in La Floresta?....and no, it wasn't a hundred years ago.  Very Happy

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Post by Rosa Venus Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:27 pm

Probably not, but was it where the Pranzo thing is now? I like guessing...and if I'm right, what do I win?
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Post by slainte39 Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:24 pm

Rosa Venus wrote:Probably not, but was it where the Pranzo thing is now? I like guessing...and if I'm right, what do I win?
You know, a year ago or so, I think I saw Giovanni's name on a sign at Pranzo...outside, but was told that no, this is not a Giovanni operation.  I think that has always been operated by the Gomez family since Perry March's wife left there.

The one I'm referring to was a complete operation run by Giovanni and some years earlier.

The prize for winning will lunch on me...at guess where?....Giovanni's   Very Happy

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