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jman

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Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 11:31 AM (permalink)
I saw in today's paper that Mazzoni's in Louisville has closed its doors after 125 years. They were known for their rolled oysters.

The owner says they were a victim of the economy, but I'm not buying it.
 
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    mayor al

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    RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 2:48 PM (permalink)

    Why not? They aren't the first restaurant in the area that had to close down due to the failing economy. I saw the news report last night on TV. It was sad to see a landmark like this one shut down after 125 years.
     
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      buffetbuster

      RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 8:54 PM (permalink)
      Rolled oysters? What is that?
       
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        jman

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        RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 9:39 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by buffetbuster

        Rolled oysters? What is that?


        From their menu:

        "A rolled oyster consists of three raw oysters rolled in pastinga (a batter-like mixture) and deep fried. As the outside seals and becomes golden brown, the oysters inside steam and burst. the liquour (juice) from the oysters gives the breading an oyster-like flavor."
         
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          buffetbuster

          RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 9:41 PM (permalink)
          jman-
          Thanks for the reply. I would have liked to have tried that. What did you think of it?
           
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            jman

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            RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 9:46 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


            Why not? They aren't the first restaurant in the area that had to close down due to the failing economy. I saw the news report last night on TV. It was sad to see a landmark like this one shut down after 125 years.


            I think the owners made some bad decisions. In the past, they have endured during economic downturns. When they moved out from their old location, they lost a lot of their core business and didn't gain enough new customers to compensate. Besides, I was told by a few friends who drove to Louisville from Lexington just to go to Mazzoni's, that their quality had really slipped since the move.
             
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              jman

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              RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 9:51 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by buffetbuster

              jman-
              Thanks for the reply. I would have liked to have tried that. What did you think of it?


              It's been a long time since I visited, but a few of those with a pitcher of beer was tops. There were people, a lot of them lawyers, who went to Mazzoni's everyday for lunch for rolled oysters and a pitcher. The old place was down next to the jail and it seemed that the lawyers always had a prisoner to visit right before lunch.
               
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                Ort. Carlton.

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                RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Wed, 12/3/08 10:25 PM (permalink)
                Dearfolk,
                Those bad business decisions... they'll get'cha every time. -- You can only listen to "Bear with us" so many times before you get thoroughly tired of it. I'd rather deal with "I made the decision and I'm sticking with it, whether you like it or not. If you don't like it, don't come back." (In that instance, I didn't; the place closed in six or seven weeks.)
                Ah, me.
                Fighting The Recession Through Expression, Ort. Carlton in Not-As-Chilly Athens, Georgia.
                 
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                  mayor al

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                  RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Thu, 12/4/08 8:31 PM (permalink)

                  Jman, I think you may be right about the decision-making, including the move. I wonder if the economy was booming, if they would have survived. I hadn't been there for 3 or 4 years, so I wasn't aware of the drop in quality.
                  AL
                   
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                    porkchopexpress

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                    RE: Mazzoni's in Louisville Has Closed Fri, 12/26/08 10:24 AM (permalink)
                    Thats ashame
                     
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