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#31 Wilfrid

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Woman of mystery (she wasn't the obituarist).  I hadn't realised "Hungry City" has officially replaced "$25 and Under," but it did.

 

Very little about her online.  She was blogging for the New Yorker three years ago.  Looks like she was with Grub Street before that.  She's based in Brooklyn. 

 

Here she is working off some calories.  Chefs should clearly post this picture in the kitchen.

 

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#32 Sneakeater

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

She wrote something absolutely retarded about The Vanderbilt.  I haven't forgiven her since.


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#33 Wilfrid

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

This might be better (on the right):

 

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

She wrote something absolutely retarded about The Vanderbilt.  I haven't forgiven her since.

 

Dude, you're going to get kicked out of the Park Slope food co-op.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

I quit before I finished orientation.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

I'm becoming increasingly ashamed of my membership IRL.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Woman of mystery (she wasn't the obituarist).  I hadn't realised "Hungry City" has officially replaced "$25 and Under," but it did.

 

Very little about her online.  She was blogging for the New Yorker three years ago.  Looks like she was with Grub Street before that.  She's based in Brooklyn. 

 

Here she is working off some calories.  Chefs should clearly post this picture in the kitchen.

 

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I just decided that she's a fabulous writer...:)


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

I quit before I finished orientation.

 

That's dangerous.  They may send a squad of "coordinators" to pick you up and send you to their "re-education center."


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#39 Suzanne F

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

Isn't that Cooper Hewitt in the background?

 

So is the verb

 

to Ligayte

 

or

 

to make a Mishan of?

 

Meaning to write in ways previously used only by restaurantgirl, with excess floridity and laughingly inappropriate adjectives. Nothing says we can't use both, of course.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

I quit before I finished orientation.

 

That's dangerous.  They may send a squad of "coordinators" to pick you up and send you to their "re-education center."

 

Believe me, every morning I feel the back of my head to see if there's an ice axe sticking out.


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#41 Suzanne F

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Leon, is that you?


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

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#42 Sneakeater

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

It's ironic that my friends are in the slideshow accompanying Ligaya's review (the corner of my head is just popping out behind one of their shoulders).

 

We're memorialized just the way the owner wanted us:  out of his restaurant.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

From RG's FB feed (italicized by moi)...

 

 

Need a new restaurant in your life? We discovered a great, new French bistro called Le Philosophe. They're reviving classics, like Duck A L'orange, Lobster Thermidor & more. Oh, and Le Philosophe's got the best French fries in the city, which is reason enough to visit!


#44 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

Kind the way Columbus discovered the New World?


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:39 AM

Had a nice dinner at the bar here tonight.  The bouchot mussels, served in a creamy sauce spiked with aleppo, were pretty great and are likely the best thing on the menu.  A must order.  Less great (but still pretty good) was the duck a l'orange.  A flawlessly cooked med-rare duck breast with perfectly crisp & rendered skin, accompanied by silky and buttery mashed potatoes, was let down by a limp and boring orange sauce.  A dessert of profiteroles was bountiful - 3 tennis ball sized profiteroles stuffed with hazelnut ice cream and slathered with chocolate sauce and chopped nuts.  A competent dessert, but not really distinguished in any way.

 

Le Philosophe isn't going to rock your world, but it's a solid neighborhood restaurant.


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