The Mad Cactus was on an episode of Restaurant Impossible and it was so disgusting even long time customers were turned off. It was open for about 28 years but it was so dirty on TV and you KNOW they cleaned like crazy before they appeared on TV and it was still so bad no one wanted to ever go back. It is currently a Christmas tree lot, and I don't think many people care anymore. I only miss the Margarita nights.. if anyone had not seen the mad cactus episode of kitchen nightmares I would suggest it Source
Mad Cactus Is Closed!
Live in Denver, where a pizzeria called Pantaleone's that was on the show is located. I have eaten there off and on for almost 25 years believe it or not. The pizza was always good, very expensive and often unavailable (because of the odd hours and habits of the owner). The owner is a cantankerous guy that seems not to care much about what his customers think of his place. After the show, you can see that the menu is more standardized, but honestly I see no change in the place. I'm honestly curious how he keeps the place open sometimes. If he just hired a delivery person and gave two shits about customer service, this place would probably dominate the neighborhood Source
_Pantaleone's is still open! _
Can't speak to before, but I can speak to after. Years ago, during a trip to the UK, I decided to go to the Fenwick Arms because it was the most commonly rerun episode on BBC America and British gravy sounds awesome. Unfortunately, by then they'd closed, but Brian and Elaine, the owners, had simply hopped from Lancashire to Yorkshire and opened a new restaurant called the Ship Inn. I had the roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, and buttered vegetables, along with a pint of some local beer. It was, bar none, the best meal I had the entire trip. Definitely worth going out of your way for Source
The Fenwick Arms is closed
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