The first Disappointing time at Harvey's in 19 years. I have loved going and enjoying Harvey's sense my nineteenth birthday. (legal drinking age at that time) Last Tuesday I went in for my regular Wine/cheese burger and fresh hand cut onion rings(The very best in town bar-none). I went early so I could enjoy the fine meal before the USA Soccer game started. I never made it to game time, 1:00PM. The new bartender was working, a very nice young lady. I believe her name was Tina, it was her second day I think. Laurie was on-line at the grill. A usually nice lady with tasteful "English Rose Tattoos" at both her fore arms. Laurie had brought her ten year old boy with her today. I never did catch his name but, it mattered not. He was obviously raised properly, very respectful and quite and kept himself occupied at a booth reading and what-not.They were offering a Patty melt for their Special of the day. I thought I would give it a shot with my onion rings. I only eat my beef rare, I mean to the point that a good vet should be able to save that animal rare. It was not to be this day. My melt arrived medium at best. When I mentioned that I would like another one made rare. Laurie said "No that it was rare in the middle". I said I would not pay for it then at which time she reminded me that I already had.(Pay as you order type of service). So I decided to just enjoy my onion rings which again are always excellent. Laurie then pulled my basket a couple of minutes later and asked me to leave which I did as soon I I finished my beer and left a tip. I have not been back and I miss it. I would go a couple of times a week prior and always tipped 20% or better and had been know to giving a five spot to the cooks that took care of me on the side.
I've had some good times here and it used to be my regular bar. Unfortunately, we boycotted the place and haven't been back in 6 months. There are some VERY rude employees here. Most notably, the skinny man with dark hair who I believe may be a owner or manager - he works the door and sometimes the bar. This man NEVER smiles and has been nasty to me more than a few times, unprovoked. Secondly, the bartender who has black hair and is either skinny with a gut, or pregnant (not sure which). This bartender got an attitude with my girlfriend after she accidentally spilled a drink. She told us that she would have kicked us out, but since we were regulars we could stay. We're not regulars anymore - we've taken our business elsewhere. It's pretty rare that you have such nasty attitudes in employees. I know this bar has an "edge" to it, but when you're provocative to your customers and it's not justified, you're only shooting yourself in the foot. I give this place 2 stars as opposed to 1 because the man doing Karaoke is AWESOME, the drinks are very cheap, and the food is good. However, if you're in the area, take your business elsewhere - I'd suggest Wagon Yard on Bell, or The Loft further south on Cave Creek.
08/31/2012Fresh Start Women S Foundation
I live right around the corner from this boutique and yesterday was the first time going in. Let me say, WOW! They make a great first impression from the moment you walk in the door. All of the lovely ladies who volunteer are very friendly and helpful, and really make sure you have a great experience in the shop.I was looking for work shoes, and Linda helped me tremendously, without me having to ask! She spent the time with me trying on different shoes to find the perfect pair, and in fact I found two pairs, plus an armful of clothes too good to pass up!The prices are WONDERFUL for a girl on a budget, and they have a lot of business-savvy clothing from great brands (I snagged a pair of GAP slacks for under $10!). I highly, highly recommend this shop. From bags to casual to business clothes, I'm positive there is something for just about anyone lucky enough to walk in!