Friday, January 13, 2012

Madame Tam Coupons!

Hello welcome to our first New Year newsletter. As we approach the coming Lunar New Year I wanted to thank all our friends, family and patrons for making us a part of your lives. Therefore, as a showing of our appreciation to you we made coupons to liven things up for your future visits. Chuc Mung Nam Moi.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays from Madame Tam Bistro!

Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays everyone. We want to thank all of you, our friends and family, for making 2011 such a memorable year. It is all of you who have created this community and have made us who we are and we are eternally grateful. So to cap off a wonderful and exciting year we will be coming out with our very first newsletter soon, filled with lots of silly photos, pics of banh mis and all sorts of FREEBIES and COUPONS for the coming year. Thanks again and we hope you come visit us soon!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Vietnamese Vs. Yelp

Here is an open letter to Yelp I recently read on the OC Weekly blog. Very on point with the issues/problems many restauranteurs having with yelp these days. If you think yelpers provide credible reviews, think again...

Dear would-be connoisseurs of Vietnamese food:

We've never met, but I've read your body of work on Yelp. Some of you really get it, and I bookmark places I think look likely. The nice thing about Vietnamese food is that no matter how often I eat it, there's more to learn--and I've been introduced to more than one favorite by sites like Yelp and Chowhound. Some of you are making your first forays into a new cuisine, an admirable step, made more admirable by admissions like "perhaps I don't understand" when you are panning a dish...

... and then there are those of you who make reading Little Saigon-area reviews an exercise in frustration. Your M.O. seems to be peremptory dismissal of an entire cuisine because you went one time with firm guards up against having a good time. It wouldn't be such a big deal, except that Yelp reviews have a concrete effect on businesses, and not everyone has the finely-tuned crap detector I've developed in years of reading that site. Following these few suggestions will make your experience better and my time on Yelp better spent..."

Read the rest here...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm Yelping This!

I know that many swear by Yelp reviews like the gospel. But after watching a Funny or Die clip on "Yelp Reviewers", you might take a second look at as to why people write on Yelp. Yes it's painfully funny because for people like me it rings so true! Hahaha.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

These Are The People in My Neighborhood

This has been a tremendously melancholy week for us at Madame Tam. First the rain in the bay area was relentless. And just as it cleared up news came that Steve Jobs had died. Though I did not know him personally my children told me that they've seen him around town. To them, he is like a deity. His employees often eat at my restaurant and this week their sadness was very evident as they lamented to me about the immeasurable loss. Together we grieved a collective sigh and helped each other through the grief. So in honor of Steven Jobs who was both Buddhist and pescetarian, I will try my best to incorporate more vegetarian dishes in the coming year.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

How much do I love my Stanford students? They are the reason why I'm in business. So in honor of Stanford's Grad Night on September 22 I am offering drink specials all night. And I will have FREE munchies. So show us your Stanford ID and we'll treat you good!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Free Margarita Coupon

Hey guys. Wanted to let you know that my bar has a deal with to give a free margarita when you show them the offer at the bar. Limited time only!