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#16 Sneakeater

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:28 PM

This is awesome.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:29 PM

The last time I looked, Google Maps didn't give walking directions.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:33 PM

Aldea's food is obviously great, and I don't think too adventurous - duck rice is pretty much present all over Chinatown (this is just much better). But you risk being sat somewhere where the decor kind of sucks (say upstairs in the back), and you're left with not much more than what's on the proverbial plate to look at, or perhaps excite. I would go for the Chef's counter at Aldea, or somewhere else personally.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:36 PM

They know me well enough at Aldea to have a way of being sure I'm at the chef's counter.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:37 PM

Although that does have a funny way of making the entire kitchen part of your date, if you know what I mean. I've found it awkward.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

Why don't you just open oysters at your place?
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:42 PM

Because it's been so long since it's been done that I don't know what would happen if anybody ate any food in my apartment.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:01 PM

They know me well enough at Aldea to have a way of being sure I'm at the chef's counter.


In my book that's a lock then.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:23 PM

As I said, the last time I took a date there, I wished we were at a regular table.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:37 PM

My advice comes from a similar situation on a double date - my wife's friend (she was at the MF Bite Club dinner) was meeting a date, and we picked Aldea. We were taken upstairs, and it was dead, would have been bad. So we requested the tables facing the kitchen, but not on the counter. Had much more energy downstairs, was a very fun dinner, and food wasn't too challenging - everyone ordered a different dish in fact.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:56 PM

Where's the message board that explains how you get all of those young things to go out with you?
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:59 PM

I think it's this one.

As for the question, it's a no-brainer. I agree with the suggestion that La Lunchonette may seem strange to a member of today's youth - and the brains are always on the menu, although if she doesn't speak French she may never know.

Also, location aside, La Lunchonette is a bit drab and gloomy isn't it?

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:04 PM

No no. Too much running around on a worknight. That would cut seriously into the post-prandial Display Of Gratitude time -- which, let's face it, is the whole point of this exercise.


That almost made me throw up a little in my mouth.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:14 PM

I'm sure he's not serious. It's probably his "niece".
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:41 PM

I'm sure he's not serious. It's probably his "niece".


I sure hope so. I have a sensitive stomach. . .