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#1 hcbk0702

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:01 PM

Before it gets deleted, from FoodieHatesTheCity:

My Theory As To Why It's Hard To Get a Good Meal In NYC

I've been living in NYC for 30 years, I'm a native New Yorker, and recently, I've seen a trend, NYC food kinda sucks.

There are some gems out there, some places that still do a good job of cooking up some grub, but I have left restaurants very disappointed far more times than I've left with a smile on my face.

The reason? In a word, MEXICANS!

Yes, I said it, Mexicans in EVERY kitchen in NYC. I get it, they're cheap labor, they need to work too, let's get politics out of this for a second. These guys are no longer just washing dishes, they're not on the fry station, they're chefs. The executive chef is often some big shot doing TV interviews and book signings, while his Mexican staff holds down the fort.

I'm tired of French food without the je ne se qua, the Italian sauces with SUGAR in them, the sloppy wet soggy pizzas.

Guys, you need some quality control in those kitchens. A guy getting paid peanuts isn't going to care what the food looks or tastes like. Pay them more, or get someone in the kitchen that knows their stuff.


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#2 Lex

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

Damn. Gone already. That was some choice stuff.
"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:19 PM

where has all the " je ne se qua" gone?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:22 PM

No lo se.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:23 PM

I'd like to see FoodHates try saying that in LA. :rolleyes:

Then that happened.

 

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:54 PM

Je ne se qua is what brings the clutchness to French food. It's even better than MSG.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:30 PM

je non se quatuor

man, i need a headache


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:58 PM

That pales to what Pete writes in Seattle - and what gets left up!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:51 AM

The CH poster was being conservative. It's not just Mexicans, it's humans in general
whose vileness is destroying humanity, and New York restaurants in particular.
Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta, had it just right in his hymn:

"From Greenland’s icy mountains, from India’s coral strand;
Where Afric’s sunny fountains roll down their golden sand:
From many an ancient river, from many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver their land from error’s chain.

"What though the spicy breezes blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle;
Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile?"

Gandhi, for some reason, objected to these sentiments, but, frankly, what did he know?

#10 Suzanne F

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:59 AM

Sorry, but after seeing the Times talking about how the Democrats in Congress are behaving like assholes, I just couldn't read this.

Clearly that guy never actually worked in a restaurant.

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#11 Wilfrid

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:24 AM

The CH poster was being conservative. It's not just Mexicans, it's humans in general
whose vileness is destroying humanity, and New York restaurants in particular.
Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta, had it just right in his hymn:

"From Greenland’s icy mountains, from India’s coral strand;
Where Afric’s sunny fountains roll down their golden sand:
From many an ancient river, from many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver their land from error’s chain.

"What though the spicy breezes blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle;
Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile?"

Gandhi, for some reason, objected to these sentiments, but, frankly, what did he know?


I could so turn this whole thing into a sonnet. :D

#12 Lex

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:42 AM

I was thinking more along the lines of a limerick.
"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#13 Wilfrid

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:54 AM

OP is totally out of touch. It's the Dominicans. The Mexicans don't stand a chance. I mean really. You want to talk about non-Sicilian mafia. Believe me. I know.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:21 PM

That pales to what Pete writes in Seattle - and what gets left up!


That guy is horrible! I'm shocked so much of his stuff doesn't get deleted.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:21 PM

The CH poster was being conservative. It's not just Mexicans, it's humans in general
whose vileness is destroying humanity, and New York restaurants in particular.
Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta, had it just right in his hymn:

"From Greenland’s icy mountains, from India’s coral strand;
Where Afric’s sunny fountains roll down their golden sand:
From many an ancient river, from many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver their land from error’s chain.

"What though the spicy breezes blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle;
Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile?"

Gandhi, for some reason, objected to these sentiments, but, frankly, what did he know?


I'm sure Rudyard Kipling spent some time in the pews of Dr Heber's cathedral. It's that old imperialist religion...
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