Tropical Venture Cafe Informative - Will make you puke. Avoid.

Review by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-24
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- Went to the Tropical Venture on Bay St. in Saginaw MI. with my partner for a smoothie and Jamaican jerk wrap. We were eating and having a good time. We have only been together a short time so I am still a little nervous on our dates together. While eating my Jamaican jerk wrap and sipping my strawberry smoothie I was feeling queezy. I thought it was love or nerves at first, then I vomited profusely across the table in front of my partner. Red smoothie and Jamaican jerk wrap everywhere. I think my food or drink was bad. I was so embarrassed. My partner said it was alright, but I couldn't help but apologize over and over. My partner and I went to the restroom to clean me up and calm me down.

When I came out I asked to speak to the manager. I told him his food made me sick. He said it didn't. I wanted my money back and he said no. I'm still mad.
Comments:59 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-01-26
Posted by David on 2009-01-24:
very seldom if ever does food poisoning come on instantly like that. It usually takes awhile after digesting. Unless your sure its the food I wouldn't be so quick to assume the worse.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-24:
I had only had a couple bites of food but had drunk lots of my strawberry smoothie. I think it was bad fruit.
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
I'm trying to picture the store, where on Bay road is it...?
Posted by Starlord on 2009-01-25:
I am sorry, but I vote for nerves. Food poisoning requires some time to incubate before it has produced sufficient toxins to make you sick. If the food was bad enough to make you sick that fast, you would not be able to get near it. The idea that they purposely made you sick is so ridiculous I won't even speak to it. Watch out, they could sue you for libel if they find out about this post. Accusing people of poisoning food is not protected speech.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-25:
BA, Starlord.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-01-25:
it could have been what you ate the day before. and if you felt sick, why didn't you excuse yourself to the restroom?
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
I changed my comment to remove the dangerous words. Thank you Starlord. You sound like a smart person.

It happened to me to fast madconsumer. No time for that.
Posted by Ben There on 2009-01-25:
Way to soon for food poisening, unless it was from the meal you had before the restaurant.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
It's in the NorthPointe Plaza old fart. Close to kochville rd.
What does BA mean?
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
Rabblerouser.... BA means, "best answer"...

BTW... I was there once this summer and was totally unimpressed with it...
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
Thank you. I will not go there ever again. I don't believe a different meal made me sick. I do know that puking strawberry smoothie is not pretty. Embarrassing also.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
And you live in Saginaw area to old fart? That is neat. I like it there.
Posted by MRM on 2009-01-25:
"And you live in Saginaw area to old fart? That is neat. I like it there."

Are you insane?!?! (No offense) Have you seen the YouTube video of the city, posted by Old Fart? Its an eerie town.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
I live in a nice gated mobile home community and I really enjoy it. There is some crime in Saginaw but there is crime every place. I don't think it is eerie but I do not go out to much at night. Prefer to be home.
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
I suspect that you go to Saginaw Valley State U...

I live about a mile from there...

Look up the u-tube I posted on this site, "saginaw, my home town".... it's a little different than anything you've seen..

Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
School was never for me. I quit in 9th grade. I am proud because I own my own home now when people had said I would never be any good. Where is this Saginaw video?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-25:
It could have been your nerves but it sounds more like you had a reaction to the strawberries or some other ingredient in that smoothie. If you were allergic to any ingredient in hte drink that could explain the instant reaction you had.

How embarrassing to vomit in front of your date like that!
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
Rabble rouser..... Click on "general topics" and scroll down to, "Welcome to Saginaw, my home town"....

How long have you lived in the Saginaw area...?

This pretty much describes the Saginaw that I know which is a whole lot different than the place I grew up..
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
Thank you *CJ*. It was very embarrassing. I want to see that video old fart has. I have been in Saginaw for 6 years. How long have you been here?
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
rabble rouser... another way to find the "saginaw" thread is to go to the "recently added list in blue at the right of the screen and scroll down to the topic....
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
That video is sad. Nothing like the Saginaw I enjoy. Have you ever been to Bambi's or Club 211? Those are fun places for me. Lots of good people to. Maybe we could run in to one another. That would be cool. I can't believe I met some other person here from Saginaw.
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
I'm not familiar with club 211... where is that..?
Posted by S. on 2009-01-25:
OF, it's in Caro where Club 24 used to be. Ooops! That's J J Jamokes now. :)
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
It's been 20 years since I've been to Caro....I'm sure much has changed...
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
What is sad about the video is that the neighborhoods I used to walk in as a boy are now drug and weapons infested shooting galleries..
I was born and raised on the corner of 11th. and Wadsworth street.
My old home is right next to I-675 ,(the xpress way just missed my home) and all the rest of the area is weed lots and burned out hulks of homes..I would go take a picture of the house except that it's far too dangerous to drive in the area...

What was intresting is that about 10 years ago, I drove my grandson to the area and pulled into the driveway...
We were about ready to pull away and a black gentleman came out of the house and said, " can I help you"??
When I explained what we were doing, he invited us in...
To my complete astonishment, the house had been completely restored to the same condition I remembered as a boy!!

It was like stepping back in time...
It was also the only house in the area that was still standing in one piece...
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
What you know as Bambi's used to be called "the office" lounge'.... It was a great progressive jazz club in the mid 60's along with other places like Larry's lounge on south washingtom and the LaSalle lounge on South Washington and Genesee...
Great jazz was played every night at those places...
As a matter of fact the La Salle is where I met my wife 42 years ago....
The Bancroft Hotel across the street had an excellent jazz combo and served fantastic food.. I even remember the name of their chef.. Jules Giles...

I can remember that but I can't remember what I ate for lunch!!
Posted by S. on 2009-01-25:
You ain't missin' much. For a real thrill(?), take a drive into Cass City. At least Caseville has some pretty good watering holes. At first I thought that video was of scenes quite a few years back--guess the tint made me think that. (There I go again--thinking!) Then I recognized that bridge I've driven over many a time and changed my mind about its age.
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
I stand corrected Bambi's wasn't called the office but I can't remember what it was called then.. It might have been "the Black Lantern"...

How's that for recall...!
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
Alley Bambis and the place in caro are both bars.. you have to be 21 to get in...
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-25:
I'm sorry if I sound immature to you AlleyS. Please try to keep hurtful comments to yourself. k?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-25:
go alley, ba
Posted by MRM on 2009-01-25:
AlleyS didn't mean to hurt your feelings. She just tells it like it is.
Posted by D. on 2009-01-25:
That's not right that they didn't give you your money back...after all...you DID give them their food back!

Seriously...that would be very embarrassing, even if the other person said that was OK...
Posted by D on 2009-01-25:
rabble rouser... stick around...
It'll be OK...
Posted by Starlord on 2009-01-26:
Rabblerouser, I do understnd your embarrassment, and I must admit that I did not initially consider an allergic reaction, but it does fit the circumstances. I am tickled that you say I sound like an intelligent person. I was raised around the medical profession, I was an EMT and an LEO, and spend a lotof time with my nose in a book. I hope you never have such a happening again and stay away from stawberry smoothies. Best wishes.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
Well, actually she didn't tell it like it is. I'm sure she is an extremely intelligent and mature 24 year old that holds all of lives answers though. BA
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
"Jamaican jerk wrap." 'Nuf said.
I'd be willing to bet that the combination of those two items did it like mustard and milk would.
OF, is that all you people do up there? Show off your body parts and/or your undigested food?!

Rabs, I hope that your date isn't so shallow that they can't overlook this.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
In all seriousness, the type of vomiting described here can indicate a serious medical condition. It can happen d/t stress/anxiety 'once in a while'. But if it happens again, see a doc pronto!
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
Are you a real doctor? What kind of medical condition could cause this? Thank you.

I hope so to zzrokk. thank you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
'mustard and milk '

Puke. I'm fine with the mustard, but lactose intolerant. I'm going to rename ZZ 'Mr. Graphic' (that I don't want to see).
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
No...but I play one on TV. Actually, yes. But it would be very unethical for me to suggest a specific diagnosis. Take a wander through Google for 'projectile vomiting' and 'sudden vomiting'...you'll get an idea of the possible DXs. Good luck to you.
Posted by D on 2009-01-26:
Zzrok... projectile vomiting is normally not a part of northern Michigan dating protocol...

We save that that for funerals...

When I was 10 years old, my older sister and brother in law were smoking...
I said " bet I could smoke a cigaret too"..
My idiot brother in law lit up a ciggy and showed me how to inhale and downed the whole cigaret and "won" the bet...

The next morning I had to go to my Uncle'sfuneral.. I was sick as a dog and when I went up to the casket I threw up in it!

Everyone at the funeral thought that my uncle's death upset that much,but actually it was a case of nicotine poisoning for a 10 year old...

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night..
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
"I can't believe I threw up in front of Dean Wormer."

"Face it, Flounder. You threw up ON Dean Wormer."
(National Lampoon's = Animal House 1978)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
Rabs, next time have a 7UP with the wrap and I'd be willing to bet that you will be just fine.
Doc, if my hypochondriac (sp?) Mom had you for a doctor you would be rich! Stop being an alarmist, I have that problem of projectile vomitting every time I finish a fifth of Gin.

Btw, we have a regular here that can't loves to discuss the condition suburachnoid bleeding! You get him started on that topic and he won't shut up!
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
Thank you Doc J.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
OMG, ZZ is making me want to throw up all that vodka I just drank ! LMFAO !
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
LOL zz. During my med-school lecture on hypochondriasis, the old MD said, "Remember, never send away a patient with a diagnosis of hypochondriasis; hypochondriacs get genuinely sick too."
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-26:
You're welcome, Rabble. Please send $250 (in unmarked bills) to m3c admin. I'll apply it to your deductible.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
Fair enough good doctor.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-26:
For some reason several pictures of a "Jamaican Jerk" just keep coming and making me laugh.
Sorry guys, it's those voices in my head again!
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
That is good jktshff1. Laughing indicates happiness. May you always be blessed with happiness and I hope you are able to share.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-26:
Rabble, thanks, but you ain't seen (that's for the 'Genral) me on a bad day.
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
'Genral? we all have bad days. Those a best kept to ourselves. Keep smiling.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-26:
That's the Basher..my way of bugging her! lol
I'm going to get sent to my room for that!
Posted by RabbleRouser on 2009-01-26:
You say in your message that you have blocked me AlleyS. Not sure what that means but you continue to direct comments at me. You really should try and work on your issues and anger. You seem like a unhappy person online to me.
Posted by D. on 2009-01-26:
JKT...are you talking about me when I'm not here?????
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-26:
Yes....nite all
Posted by D. on 2009-01-26:
Oh sure...send yourself to your room! LOL!

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