Damn. Amarillo Italian restaurant closes, leaves nasty note behind.
An Italian restaurant that recently closed up shop in Amarillo, Texas, appears to have left behind a sign explaining in graphic detail exactly why it went out of business.
"You sorry assed, rednecked sacked of goat sperm had no idea what you had here!" reads the exclamation-point-heavy "Not Sorry We're Closed" sign. "Good luck with your pre-packaged frozen shit food in this town."
You better believe it goes on:
Maybe you'll remember us when you're boning your sister and think she smells like pasta. We are off to make money in a town whose average IQ is above room temperature! CIAO!!!
Shortly after the sign began spreading online this morning, Sava!'s owners took to their Facebook page to suggest they were not responsible for the strongly worded farewell.
"Don't believe all you hear and see folks!" said a status update published three hours ago.
But web sleuths soon noticed that the restaurant's denial flies in the face of several inarguable truths.
Such as the fact that the sign is posted behind the glass of a locked door.
And just prior to picking up and moving to nearby Lubbuck, Sava!'s executive chef Mark Coffman told the Amarillo Globe-News, "I think Lubbock will get what we do a little better. It’s a bigger wine town."
He also called Amarillo "a tough sell" and griped that customers "think they know what Italian food is and they still argue with me about it."
Another hint that suggests Sava! had more to do with the note than they are willing to concede is the owner's penchant for signing everything with the word "CIAO" in all caps, and this reply posted on Urban Spoon last month that uses suspiciously similar language.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/08/2013|
It's Amarillo. What the hell did they expect? Lubbock sucks too.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/06/2013|
A testament to doing some serious research before you open up a restaurant.
If Lubbock really is a more sophisticated town, then Amarillo must be a trailer park hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/06/2013|
Amarillo sounds like quite a place.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/06/2013|
The only small towns I can see having a successful Italian place in TX are the ones in the Hill Country (Wimberley, Fredericksburg, etc.) within easy driving distance of Austin and San Antonio where lots of wealthy city people have weekend houses in these little towns. Dallas, Houston, S.A. and Austin are of course much larger and have a huge variety of restaurants. They'd do much better there.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/06/2013|
The owner is very likely a sociopath, as sociopaths are unable to accept blame for their failures and lash out at others.
Additionally, the restaurant business attracts a high number of sociopaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/06/2013|
What is "suspicious" about the Urban Spoon post? It is clearly the owners posting as the owners.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/06/2013|
Anyone who opens a restaurant like that in Amarillo has no business calling anyone else stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/06/2013|
Lubbock is a step above Amarillo?
Who was to know?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/06/2013|
The owner sounds like an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/06/2013|
[quote]"Don't believe all you hear and see folks!"
The only people who say this are idiots with something to hide that haven't thought up a good alibi yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/06/2013|
He's moving to Scottsdale start a new venture with the Amy's Baking Company couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/06/2013|
The only good thing about Amarillo is "The Bus From Amarillo" from the OBC album of "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." The best song from the show, but left out of the film version.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/06/2013|
I looked at the Amarillo tourism board's page for "Amarillo Dining" to see if this place was there (it was) -- most of the rest was Chili's, Whataburger, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/06/2013|
When I was growing up in the 60s (in CT), my half-brother lived in Tucson. Every Christmas, my mother would send him a care package of different salamis, cheeses and canned stuff they couldn't get in AZ.
I live in Dallas now and I can get just about anything, except basket cheese. I use Mexican panela instead, which is pretty much the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/06/2013|
This is not true, some very sophisticated Amarillo residents love our authentic Italian food!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/06/2013|
Buddy Holly was born & raised in Lubbock. Tomorrow's his birthday -- he'd be 77.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/06/2013|
Texas is more all about Mexican food anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/06/2013|
Lubbock: the Paris of the oil fields.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/06/2013|
Thanks for suggesting I read this article, Gawker.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/06/2013|
[all posts by tedious troll removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/06/2013|
[quote]I live in Dallas now and I can get just about anything, except basket cheese.
Sounds like a euphemism for smegma.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/06/2013|
Prego bacon and provolone flavor sauce is on sale this week, $1 a jar.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/06/2013|
R27, is "basket cheese" ricotta?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/06/2013|
Get out of the state you're in!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/06/2013|
R35, Lubbock is the Paris of the COTTON fields.
Midland is the Paris of the oil fields.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/06/2013|
Does everyone have to like Italian food? Talk about entitlement. "I'm Italian, ergo, I'm a great cook and my culture makes great food and there's something wrong with you if you don't like it.".
Gimme a fucking break.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/07/2013|
I've been to Lubbock, and if It is better, Amarillo must really be a pit.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/07/2013|
Avoid Texas. Ignore what you hear about Austin being ok. It's a trap.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/07/2013|
R3 said it first so he gets credit. Who opens a premium dining facility with researching what the people in that town are wiliing to spend money on? Pompous, presumptuous chefs who think their craft is so astounding that people will regardlessly flock to their tables, that's who.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/07/2013|
The best Italian food is so cheap and easy to make there is no sense in eating out. And the markup is ridiculous--pasta costs pennies but you will pay 15 bucks for a pasta dish with a little chicken breast thrown in.
The reason why you see so many Italian/pizza joints around is because the profit margin is so huge. It's also why so many non-Italians, like Koreans, Arabs, etc. open pizza joints.
Now, a good pizza joint is worthy of our devotion, but one can make equally good at home.
Learn to cook, fuckers!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/07/2013|
Just maybe the food sucked
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/07/2013|
Someone didn't do their market research. Who's stupid now?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/07/2013|
[quote]Chicken does not belong on pasta or pizza.
What about Chicken Spaghetti?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/07/2013|
Chicken spaghetti...gross just gross
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/08/2013|
OMG, R30! Do you melt some Velveeta in it, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/08/2013|
r59 ....or Chicken Tetrazinni?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/08/2013|
When made correctly neither are past dishes. R62/63
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/08/2013|
R62 btw....your precious dish comes from San Francisco and has fuck all to do with Italy.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/08/2013|
[quote]Pasta is a side dish in Italy. Fish and vegetables figure very heavily in the Italian diet.
technically it's a "primo" - the first plate. the second plate is more substantial and could be anything from roast beef to friend fish, to fave beans, completely dependent on the region and season.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/08/2013|
I went to Italy once. Some restaurant tried to serve me horse and donkey! I didn't know they was savages over there.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/08/2013|
Charlie the Tuna was always quite friendly
[quote]to fave beans
I like cannellini
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/08/2013|
Next time, the owner might try changing the name from Sava! to something that's actually Italian.
Oh, and for those wondering, there are definitely some "authentic" Italian chicken dishes: chicken saltimbocca, chicken scalloppine, etc.
Lastly, I LOVE the photo of Sava!'s owner/chef that some former diner recently posted on Urbanspoon. Hee!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/08/2013|
Texans should be served food as they deserve it, in a trough.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/08/2013|