If you wanted to know the demographic the NYT reviews now aim for, a clearer statement could not be imagined.
They have several clever ideas at RedFarm. First, the menu has been tailored for a Western palate, with none of the bland and slippery specialties that non-Chinese eaters find so enigmatic. It also seems designed for the age of Yelp, when the entire world can be split into either Nothing Special or OMG. RedFarm’s cooking runs hard toward OMG.
The Pete Wells Thread
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:39 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:47 PM
At one point, I had half-drafted Frank Bruni's imaginary review of Kentucky Fried Chicken, which I would've posted on April 1. Too late for that now. But this will do as a ready substitute.
Pete Wells evidently has a pseudonym:
Folks, if you haven't click on the link. Every line is funnier than the last.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:38 PM
*So long as you don't spin out the implications of OG excitement for local restaurants.**
** Which may just be some nostalgic sentiment that I have for locally run joints that may be no better than the Olive Garden and if local residents want the OG why should I care? I'm never going to live there.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:57 PM
This must be just like that LHOP episode when Mrs. Oleson goes franchise.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:02 PM
seriously, there has to be a better restaurant than OG in Grand Forks, they just, uh, might need someone else to find it.
ETA: maybe not, I've been looking at menus...seeing lots of Sysco. Oy.
this might be the best bet...but it could easily be worse than OG.
My opinions are obviously my personal opinions. Not yours. Not universal.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:08 PM
Yeah, even in Grand Forks, there must be some non-chain restaurants.
Oh, there surely are. But have you ever been to some of them (in places like Grand Forks?).