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Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Shorty » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:13 pm

Tex Tubb's outside walls say Cadillac Ranch. But a hanging sign says Cactus Ranch. Which is it? What is the difference? Should I bring my Cadillac or cactus when I eat there?
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:17 pm

There should be plenty of room in your Cadillac for you and your cactus. Bring it along just to be safe.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby rrnate » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:59 pm

They're "in transition" or some such thing. Incidentally, having gone there recently, it feels like a big downgrade in quality. (The east side Tex Tubb's is still awesome.)
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Ashley » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Tex Tubb's to Cadillac Ranch to Cactus ranch...doesn't hide the poor quality of their food!
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:27 am

One wonders if they decided to change the name to Cadillac Ranch, did so--and then got a call from a representative of a certain major automotive manufacturer.

Regardless, the current nomenclature is Cactus Ranch.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby workboy7 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:47 am

There is also a large chain of the same name
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Crockett » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:28 am

TheBookPolice wrote:One wonders if they decided to change the name to Cadillac Ranch, did so--and then got a call from a representative of a certain major automotive manufacturer


I asked and that's right.

Food still overpriced...
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Huckleby » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:13 pm

rrnate wrote:They're "in transition" or some such thing. Incidentally, having gone there recently, it feels like a big downgrade in quality. (The east side Tex Tubb's is still awesome.)


Two things I really liked about the place disappeared. They had a little salsa bar where you could load-up on a nice variety of salsas. Gone. My other favorite was the BBQ beef brisket, excellent on tacos or as an entree. RIP

The other food is still pretty good, but I stopped going there because it is too painful to be reminded of my lost loves.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Huckleby » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:19 pm

Crockett wrote: Food still overpriced...


Compared to what? They aren't more expensive than Pedros.

I have noticed that the restaraunts that offer bargain prices (and decent quality food) tend to go out of business.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby kissyfish » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:47 pm

I still like this restaurant.

The GM seems to be a really nice guy, changing things up at a restaurant often takes some time.

I miss the bbq brisket as well, but I still really like the place, I plan on going as much as I ever did.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby wack wack » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:56 pm

Crockett wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:One wonders if they decided to change the name to Cadillac Ranch, did so--and then got a call from a representative of a certain major automotive manufacturer


I asked and that's right.

Food still overpriced...


Interesting, considering that there's already a well-established chain of "Cadillac Ranch" restaurants http://cadillacranchgroup.com/ and a long-time independent Cadillac Ranch in Bartlett, IL http://s126613707.onlinehome.us/cadranch/country/index.php, at least.

If a C&D is involved, I'd guess it came from a similar restaurant rather than a major motor corporation.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Crockett » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:38 pm

Huckleby wrote:
Crockett wrote: Food still overpriced...


Compared to what? They aren't more expensive than Pedros.

I have noticed that the restaraunts that offer bargain prices (and decent quality food) tend to go out of business.


1. Try Los Gemelos.
2. Pedro's is an embarrassment to Madison and Mexican food.
3. Los Gemelos just expanded to a second location so your last point is wrong.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Huckleby » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:45 pm

Pedros has greatly improved their food.

Pedros and Chi-chis could get away with serving slop back in the 80's and 90's because there wasn't so much competition.

I like Pedros because they have strong, half price margaritas on tuesday and thursday, and they are open late, a good combination.
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:29 pm

Huckleby wrote:I like Pedros because they have strong, half price margaritas on tuesday and thursday, and they are open late, a good combination.

"If your name is Obadiah or Lanolin and today is your birthday, come in and buy one entree and receive the second half-off!"
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Re: Tex Tubb's confusion

Postby Shorty » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:57 pm

Crockett wrote:1. Try Los Gemelos.

I will. Never heard of it before but this review sounds good. More for take out than to sit and dine.

http://host.madison.com/mobile/article_ ... 7c8c9.html
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