What we really should do is put together a collection of Wise’s reviews and force every Guantánamo Bay prisoner to read them — twice. That would be a torture program only Dick Cheney could love.
No Free Eats
I’m calling in response to Naomi Wise’s food article on Truluck’s restaurant review of Truluck’s (Restaurant Review, September 3). I’ve been reading your publication for quite a while and actually have a friend who waits tables there, and I understand that people who write columns have to be opinionated and whatnot, but I just thought it was pretty tacky — I found out that Truluck’s was contacted by Naomi Wise and she said that she wanted to do an article on them and they said that they weren’t interested. And I can tell that obviously Naomi Wise — or I should say “Unwise” — took offense to that and it was sorely reflected in her review of the restaurant. I’ve dined there. I know plenty of people who have. They aren’t classified as fine dining; they’re classified as upscale casual.
So I just think that when someone doesn’t give you guys a free meal that your little girl who does her food reviews who obviously doesn’t know what she’s talking about should just take it in stride and not think that just because it’s the San Diego Reader that everybody should give her a free meal for her obviously skewed opinion. I unfortunately haven’t always agreed with her, which is fine, but now even more so, probably won’t take anything that she says as worth anything since she’s a big baby and obviously the things that she said really shouldn’t be said about anybody, whether you like them or not, just out of good taste.
The Reader pays for Naomi Wise’s meals at restaurants that she’s reviewing. She interviews chefs or management after she’s eaten at the restaurant. Her brief call to the receptionist at Truluck’s before eating there was solely to ask how long the summer “Date Night” special would run. — Editor
You had, I guess, a reader submit a blurb about Palm Springs ("Gather No Moss: Travel Stories and Tips From Our Readers,” September 3).
She must be on crack. I live in Palm Springs, and telling everyone that Rick’s and Tyler’s are “a must” and Las Casuelas (locals only) is “amazing” is outrageous. She needs her head and taste buds looked into. There are much better restaurants that are less touristy and more reasonably priced than those price-gougers. Las Casuelas sucks. Rick’s is in the north end and overpriced, and Tyler’s, ahh, it’s okay (overpriced). The only thing that she did get right is Elmer’s. Great food at a good price.
If you really want someone to write about Palm Springs, let me do it. I know what I’m talking about. She makes the valley look bad.
No Ordinary Party
I am in shock by Josh’s inaccurate reporting of our party (Crasher, August 27). With all the negative comments, he made it sound like this was just another college summer party, when in fact it was the complete opposite. Nadia and I, along with three other women, will be participating as a team in San Diego’s “2009 Breast Cancer 3-Day” walk, supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Our intention for our fund-raiser party was to raise money and bring awareness to the cause of ending breast cancer for good!
We would like your readers to know we had a very successful turnout at our fund-raiser event and received many generous donations by both friends and strangers. As a team, we have already raised over $3400 to help fund important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
If anyone would like to learn more about the three-day breast cancer walk or even donate online, they can by visiting our team’s 3-Day website, the3day.org/site/TR/Walk/ SanDiegoEvent2009?pg=team &fr_id=1298&team_id=91990.
It is amazing what we, as a community, can achieve!
Believe-age in Cleavage Babes
Josh Board responds: Nothing I wrote was inaccurate. The problem with writing about parties for a CD release, an art or charity event, etc., is that the organizers think everything I write should be about plugging the cause. That’s not what I do. I describe what I see. I left out that fewer than ten people were at the party the entire time I was there. I figured that was irrelevant, although I did speculate as to why more didn’t show up (regarding the donation). I wish them the best of luck raising money for a good cause.
It’s A Smoke Screen
Smoking is the least of the worries in El Cajon (“I Blow Smoke on Your Law,” “City Lights,” August 27). If you want to make El Cajon a family-friendly place, why not start with the security guards at every convenience store. Almost every one has been robbed at gunpoint, has had items stolen, or has hoodlums/homeless citizens standing out front. Now why isn’t that a bigger concern than petty smoking!
If it’s health risks, then let’s make a law that citizens have to have a physically fit body. But we can’t do that because we have a choice to do whatever we want to our body. Right?
Why not investigate citizens on welfare each month, so we can make sure they’re not just taking hard-working taxpayers’ money?
Please! Write about at least one of these topics I have mentioned. I assure you results by review.
Your new rule that only the first 100 correct puzzle solvers are published and eligible for a T-shirt is not fair to those in outlying areas of the county because we do not have access to the Reader until a day after those closer to your delivery company. I have seen the Reader in some areas on Wednesday, whereas those in outlying areas do not have access to it until late Thursday afternoon! How about publishing the puzzle on your website as well? This would even things out more.