VIA SBINSIDER GOOD CRITIC GLORIA WOLF| January 14th, 2024
Overall rating 2 out of 5 stars, moderate price **
Hearing whispers around SaddleBrooke, we heard that Mi Tierra either has new owners or new management. “The serving sizes are large!” “The food is traditional and has improved.” “Still the same Mexican food.” These are some of the comments heard around SaddleBrooke.
Three of us gave it a try for lunch. We ordered Chili Relleno, tacos and enchiladas. Of the three of us, two liked the enchilada sauce and one did not. The Chili Relleno was just so so. The beans were mushy with no texture. The rice was nondescript. If you have visiting relatives from the north, this might be the place to take them. We didn’t experience anything hot and spicy and nothing with a lot of pizazz.
The service was good, and the food came out hot, which was good because the restaurant was cold. It took several hot cups of tea to warm up after lunch at this restaurant. Our server did do his best by turning on a heating fan and pointing it toward our table, but we had to leave our coats on during the meal.
Perhaps if you visit this restaurant at night, with a crowd of people it might warm up, but it was cold for this time of year. When it is 100 degrees outside, we will appreciate the cold temperatures. Check out their Facebook page for information on nights with live music and Margarita and beer specials.
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Next edition, we review The Parish.
Chris Prier, Director of Food and Beverage for HOA1 has Resigned
In an announcement at the Coffee with General Manager on Friday the 12th, Chris Prier announced that he has resigned his position. Vivian Timian introduced Chris who made the announcement and the reaction of the crowd was dismay. Prier’s tenure has been considered top-notch by the foodies, especially the Chef’s dinners which are well attended. Prier also was deeply involved in the remodel of the Road Runner Grill which recently re-opened.
SBINSIDER asked Chris his plans and he has been offered a position a food services job from a company about 10 times larger in budget than SaddleBrooke, or from $10 million to $100 million. His new job takes him to Seattle. We wish him the best in his new adventure.
GM Vivian Timian had no update on Prier’s replacement which happens Monday the 22nd. She did note that engineers are looking at ideas for sound mitigation in the Road Runner which has been a complaint of many patrons.