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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:02 PM

Why aren't you guys all over the current scandal? Infatuation posts a review raving about this place run by two non-Chinese white guys, talks about gross MSG-packed meals in Chinatown and Flushing, is called out as racist, removes review and apologizes....

Mouthfuls heaven, surely. (Or did I miss the thread?)

#2 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:03 PM

I saw one tweet about it.

Let's be honest. We all knew they were huge d-bags, so this isn't exactly high on the list of surprises.

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


#3 sweatshorts

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:12 PM

Given that Steinthal is "afraid of" Indian food, it's not all that surprising: http://www.theinfatu...oti-mahal-delux

 

When I wrote for them back in 2013, they published a review that had the following "joke" in it: "OK, first of all, this dish contained an ingredient called rapeseed. No idea what that is, but as a group of people that have the maturity level of twelve year olds, let’s giggle about it for a second."

 

I had to email them to tell them to take it out.



#4 Daniel

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Looks like the first shot in the Eater/Infatuation war has been fired.


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#5 Steve R.

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:35 PM

The Eater review is well written. Gotta try this place when we return... we heard all about it when it was in the planning stages, since the owner (co-owner of Stone Park) ate next to us at Noodle Pudding's bar one night last year and we got into a conversation about it. Glad to see it seems to have hit the mark.

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#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:37 PM

I ate there once.  I was mildly disappointed.  It wasn't bad, but I think a place like this has to be really really good to have a reason to exist at all.  And it just wasn't.


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#7 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:38 PM

(The Infatuation review is, of course, beneath contempt.)


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#8 taion

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:11 PM

I think we're all too afraid of the admins arbitrarily deciding that the discussion is political, then shutting it down.


I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#9 taion

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:44 PM

For those of us latecomers, the review is archived at http://web.archive.o...county-imperial.


I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#10 taion

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:53 PM

I really don't find the review all that offensive. It's not in excellent taste, but I'm not really offended by it. I mean, I'm not Chinatown Chinese, but it's not like Serena Dai is either (as far as I can tell).


I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#11 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:59 PM

I didn't think it was excitingly offensive, just run of the mill. But the Eater v Infatuation comment is shrewd.

#12 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 04:02 PM

I don't think it's excitingly offensive, either.  It just reflects a douchey view of food and dining that I find contemptible.

 

Of course, they have their audience.

 

(Of course, it really IS about Eater v. Infatuation.)


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#13 taion

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 04:03 PM

Now you know how I feel about coverage of diversity in tech.


I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#14 taion

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 04:05 PM

I don't think it's accurate to point to "Eater" here.

 

This looks much more like a single Eater employee playing (and doing well at) a status game.

 

This is where it started, no? https://twitter.com/...381579541221377


I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#15 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 04:07 PM

But it would make a refreshing and useful digression to mention it again here.