ZA's on State Street (not the Green Bay gay bar)

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ZA's on State Street (not the Green Bay gay bar)

Postby blunt » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:53 am

Italian food.
Italian like Fazoli's.
Had a sausage pizza.
Way too many sausage pellets to pizza size ratio.
Very thin, floppy crust.
Like my grandad's wahoo.
Ready in a couple minutes.
Like Subway pizza.
Not bad but reminds me of drive-in movie pizza.
Has that same interesting but probably dangerous and toxic injected grill flavor in the crust.
Like Quinton's bread sticks.
Tastefully boring atmosphere and very clean bathrooms.
For now.
Cook called me "bro."
I need to go back and try something else before I make a final pronouncement.

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Postby cubanat » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:03 pm

what
are the rules again
for a Haiku?

For this review
reads
like a poem.

It is almost
as
funny as the
slices
from Roman Candle.

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Postby square » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:05 pm

that place will always be cheap "bro" food. its what they're going after. but they have a couple things going for them. they have some interesting ingredients so you can put something tasty together, i suppose. they have cheap pasta dishes. and they have what appears to be splendid options for fruit smoothies. also, they've been open for what, a week? two? give them some time to figure their shit out.

that said. they'll always be cheap "bro" food.

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Postby TAsunder » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:54 pm

So, how does it compare to gino's for "bro" food, whatever bro food is...?

I order from gino's once in a while. Like their chicken parm sandwich.

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Postby spanky » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:55 pm

square wrote:that place will always be cheap "bro" food. its what they're going after.

I walked by on saturday and there were like six "bro"s sittinâ?? on stools in the window mowin garlic bread n gooey past n shit.

I guess they have the "bro" thing nailed.

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Postby square » Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:39 pm

let me choose a better word. it's a "bro" restaurant.

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Postby blunt » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:13 am

Not like Gino's.
Almost exactly.
Fill out forms to order ingredients.
Like Radical Rye.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:31 am

Blunt, are you posting from a Treo or a Blackberry or something? Are you on the move?

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Postby blunt » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:35 am

I'm at the library posting when people get up from their computer to go grab what they just printed.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:37 am

blunt wrote:I'm at the library posting when people get up from their computer to go grab what they just printed.


Heh.

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Le 'bro' - c'est moi

Postby Marvell » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:50 am

square wrote:let me choose a better word. it's a "bro" restaurant.


Are you sure it's not a brosserie?

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Re: Le 'bro' - c'est moi

Postby spanky » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:58 am

Marvell wrote:Are you sure it's not a brosserie?


Perfect! That is exactly what it is... bro.

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Postby grumpus » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:07 pm

The food is good-to-very-good.

But right now, it's going through those post-opening growing pains. Cosi went through this too.

The last few times I've gone in they have either gotten my order wrong, or overcharged me (apparently the specials on the chalkboard at the front doesn't actually compute to the register at the back).

Also, if you plan to go and use a credit or debit card, keep in mind that unless you ask they DO NOT issue a receipt. They use the form you fill out to order to process the order, so they don't print receipts unless you ask.

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Postby aaronetc » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:46 pm

I went in with a group of about 10 last week. The consensus was that the food was incredibly OK, but that there are better options nearby for the price. I suspect that you could find a really good combination of things if you give it a few tries, but I don't know if I care that much. For the money I'd spend there I can get the lunch special at A8, and have half a meal and a dollar left over.

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Postby Marvell » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:29 pm

aaronetc wrote:The consensus was that the food was incredibly OK.


Not this again.

Next you'll be telling us that it was 'disturbingly bland.'

The next thing you know, we'll all be talking about fucking the Amish.

Wheel of life, man...


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