Responses to GUEST's Review

Respond to Review of CLOSED: Flow Bar and Restaurant
by GUEST

Review: We recently visited Flow Restaurant, based on their claim to be vegetarian. (Not 100%) Well, not 100% is a stretch, the only item I found to be vegetarian on the menu was a salad and bread. There is MUCH MORE to being a vegetarian than bread, water and salad greens.Oh yes, a veggie burger with feta cheese, not suitable for consumption if you avoid dairy. Perhaps the owners are not familiar with non-animal proteins, that are an integral part of a vegetarians diet! Maybe the owner, who was present on the day we visited, was too busy screaming in the kitchen "I don't give a F--K (you fill in the blanks) I want it done this way!!! Was this a pleasant and inviting experience? No way! Maybe customers should follow the FLOW of the stream that runs through their restaurant and through the town and head downtown and visit another restaurant, even the Steak House and Chinese Restaurants have a more varied vegetarian offering! As well the pricing was a bit high for the limited, questionable veggie choices. My personal favorites in Jim Thorpe are Cafe Origins, Moya, and a few miles up route 209 in Nesquehoning, Macaluso's, all of these restaurants have more than bread and water as vegetarian choices and offer a more pleasant dining experience, I've never heard screaming owners using profanities to compliment your meal at those eateries, they offer a better experience for dining, Flow was a totally disappointing experience on every level imaginable. No Happy Cow here!

Responses

harpo
Posted by harpo on Sunday, March 30, 2008
I feel my review was accurate for my personal experience and I stand by it. As for the screaming man,regardless of who he was,he came out of the kitchen shouting profanities. This was not only heard by myself,but other patrons who commented on it. As for the mention of the other restaurants,it was purely for comparison, not meant to promote any other business. I based my review on the experience at Flow on that day.
morykin
Posted by morykin on Friday, February 22, 2013
I am the co-owner of Flow Bar + Restaurant in Jim Thorpe, PA and am reporting that this is a review intended to put-down a business solely to promote another business. First of all - the "Owner" does not work in the kitchen, let alone scream the expletives cited in this "review." We employ chefs that are experienced not only as culinary artists, but also incredible organic farmers. We have a number of daily, changing specials every day that include many wonderful vegetarian entrees - often vegan, sometimes lacto or lacto-ovo, and we are open to special requests to accommodate all types of dietary preferences. Though we are not a %100 vegetarian restaurant (we are more accurately billed as farm-to-table & organic, supporting sustainable fair-trade businesses) we have a number of dedicated vegetarian customers who can attest to our use of the freshest ingredients and delicious and varied selection of soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts and our willingness to go the extra mile to support your dietary lifestyle and preferences.

morykin
Posted by morykin on Friday, February 22, 2013
I find it rather an odd "coincidence" tha HARPO from "Aberdeen, NJ" has only reviewed one other vegetarian restaurant and it happens to be in Jim Thorpe, PA...are there no veggie or veggie friendly restaurants in New Jersey? Only this one particular review besides the review of FLOW that also coincidentaly happens to be in Jim Thorpe and this negative "Review" mentions how much HARPO enjoys Cafe Origins...doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this posting is intended to put-down a business solely to promote another business and that "HARPO's" profile was created to populate a review in support of another business.
harpo
Posted by harpo on Friday, February 22, 2013
My family and I happen to like Jim Thorpe and have traveled there several times, we sometimes travel out of NJ. Yes I did review Café Origins, after we visited there twice and found it acceptable to our standards. My review, once again was of the restaurant on the day I visited, and I do stand by it. The review I wrote is valid for my visit and MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, if it were not it would have been removed by Happy Cow. Continue to comment and speculate all you want. My review reflected MY EXPERIENCE!
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