I want to clear up something I wrote in a recent blog. I asked OnMilwaukee.com to take it down, but they told me that we don't rewrite history, that once it's out there, it's out there. So, instead, I offer this.
Recently, I wrote that at a dinner at Eddie Martini's, I thought the two steaks we ordered were not up to the standards set by this wonderful restaurant. I didn't mention the rest of my dinner, which was, as usual, excellent.
I should have mentioned it to our server or management and given them a chance to rectify the situation, which I'm certain they would have done. I regret not doing so.
I don't think it's particularly fair of me to have written a blog calling out a restaurant I love and which has a deserved great reputation without hearing their side of the story. It seems a little like bullying to me â€“ and I don't like bullies.
I apologize to Eddie Martini's and to anyone who took offense at the blog.
I'm not sure why this is such a big deal? Dave is not a food critic. He wrote a blog about a restaurant and had what he thought was an sub par meal. So what? It was just his opinion whether educated or not is irrelevant. Dave I wouldn't apologize for anything. A blog is not an article, you aren't a food critic and no offense I doubt anyone is basing their dining choices on what you write. You have no experience in the food world beyond the average consumer. There was no need to recant. I have never dined at Eddie Martini's so I can't comment one way or another. Personally, there are many ways to get the public's overall opinion of a restaurant wheter it be top lists, online reviews and mutiple publications.
I think a third thought may be in order. Shtup us with chutzpah you marvelous meshuggener.
@OMC - Love the "we don't rewrite history" response. Very Clint Eastwood/Godfather esque.
@Dave Begel - Way to man up and take ownership of that suspect blog. It was the right thing to do.
@mikeb - thanks for referencing that article about Bombers. Thankfully it's still posted. Good read.
Thank you for clearing things up. Many places succeed because of "word of mouth". But many can go under for the same reason. It would be nice if we could see just as many positive reviews as we do complaints.
Show me the other 4 Talkbacks
9 comments about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Dave Begel
Published March 11, 2014
Professional boxing is coming back to Milwaukee, and it's not a moment too soon as the sport has been absent for too long a time.
Published March 7, 2014
Elvis? The Beatles? Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle? John Fitzgerald Kennedy? Who is the most famous person to have stayed in a hotel in Milwaukee? While not a mecca for the famous, like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, Milwaukee has been a temporary home for many famous people.
Published March 6, 2014
Sometimes things sneak up on you and provide a surprise when you are least expecting it. The surprise I got last week at Turner Hall was that so many young people were, in three words, "very, very nice."
Published March 5, 2014
Think back to the famous 1983 movie "Flashdance" and answer the question, "What was it about?' You will probably respond that it's about a young girl named Alex, a steelworker who dances in an almost strip club and wants to get into an elite-level ballet school. But that's not the right answer if someone asks you about the busy stage musical adaptation of "Flashdance" that opened Tuesday night at the Marcus Center.
Published March 4, 2014
There are many on local sports talk radio who think the Milwaukee Bucks should purposely lose games so they ensure they will get the No. 1 pick in the draft. It's time someone took these crazies to task, and I am the guy to do it.
Published March 3, 2014
If you are going perform a play about women's professional wrestling, it's a good idea to determine whether the characters are going to be real people or caricatures. That's one of the problems afflicting "Cementville," the dark comedy by Jane Martin that opened at UWM's Peck School of the Arts over the weekend.
Published March 3, 2014
For decades, the people responsible for booking conventions in Milwaukee have cited the number of hotel rooms available as the primary obstacle to booking larger conventions into Milwaukee. And after a conversation with Paul Upchurch, the president and CEO of Visit Milwaukee, it's clear that the number of rooms is still an issue.
Published March 1, 2014
Great theater is about telling a story, and it's hard to find a much cooler story than "An Iliad," the epic poem by Homer. A retelling of that poem is the latest entry in the Milwaukee Rep season, and it's a performance that will leave you breathless.
Published Feb. 28, 2014
The highest grossing musical in history and a Tony award winning, laugh-a-minute riot highlight the 2014-15 season of Broadway shows announced by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Thursday night.
Published Feb. 27, 2014
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered his annual State of the City speech this week. Let's take a look at some of the highlights.