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February 28, 2006


Catacombs R.I.P.


Blogger Jennifer said...

This place always has a cool kid vibe to it. I'm glad I wasn't the only one with the same impression.

February 28, 2006 6:41 PM

Anonymous kevin booth said...

I was there with my wife on that same Saturday. The place was busy, so they graciously gave us a seat at the 'bar'. We sat and sat and watched numerous staff persons just stand around. It was all very curious and not too impressive. Since our seats were adjacent to a pay station I finally begged for water etc. On a positive note, the chef was friendly and it was fascinating to watch him prepare the dinners (mostly pizza). Our pizza, when it came (artichoke hearts, goat cheese, roasted garlic over a pesto sauce) was sublime.

March 02, 2006 7:54 AM


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Catacombs Pub, a downtown eatery located at the corner of First and Monroe, died Saturday of complications due to inadequate and unacceptable service. It was only 3 years old.

It is this bloggers sad duty to share this news with you. While at Catacombs with my brother and sister-in-law on Saturday we were given a 10 minute wait period for our table. This was fine with us, but 10 minutes turned into 15 minutes and then 30 minutes. This was understandable as it was a busy night of the week for them so we gave them the benefit of the doubt when we were finally seated. And besides, I am use to having my bodyguards do a thorough security check everywhere I go.

After our initial half hour wait we had no one come to our table. There was no shortage of staff as many of them were milling around the restaurant. But for some reason not one of them made it our way.

After ten minutes sitting at our table with not even a glass of water in front of us we decided to leave. Even as we began putting back on our layers of winter wear not a soul noticed us from the staff. Our total time in the restaurant was 40 minutes.

Within 5 minutes we walked to Moxie, were seated at a table, and had our food ordered and coffee on it's way.

I have a hard time posting this as I wanted to make this blog about the positive aspects of Downtown Spoakne. But when encountering service like this from Catacombs time after time I had to use this resource to spread the word: Catacombs is dead. May it rest in peace.