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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:16 PM

Wine Spectator reports Nancy Silverton and Lidia Bastianich will take leadership roles at B&B Hospitality, the firm headed by Joe Bastianich and (formerly) by Mario Batali. They will focus on changing the culture. Silverton has a partnership with B&B for several of her restaurants.

I guess this means that the illegal wine importing scheme is in the rear view mirror now. Joe, Mario, and Lidia had to reshape their previous agreements and divide ownership to resolve a complaint.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:53 AM

[If this is too political, please delete it.]

 

Wait, we're supposed to feel good about the B&B restaurants now because Joe and Lydia are supposedly running them without Mario?

 

https://www.nytimes....pgtype=Homepage

 

How clueless do they think people are?

 

INAPPROPRIATE POLITICAL COMMENT:  I hope all these people just die, and their businesses stop littering our world.


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#3 Evelyn

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:21 AM

Admin hat off...just curious why you would consider this political.

 

They've basically erased him from the restaurants the company owns here in LV.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM

I stopped going to any batali restaurant after he bad-mouthed wall street while stealing tips from his employees. Seems like an even better decision in retrospect.

#5 Evelyn

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

A lot of people are avoiding Besh restaurants in New Orleans after the allegations against him (sexual harassment, not tip stealing).



#6 Orik

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

Is there a giant warehouse somewhere filled with batali merch?
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

ill tell you something, i went to dinner with a couple of my high school friends last night.. My one buddy shows up wearing a Spotted Pig shirt last night. I had never even seen this before..  I was like, what the hell are you doing... He didn't understand what I was talking about.. I showed him the days news and he was obviously mortified.. 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

Says spotted pig but is really just pig.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:15 PM

Mm, I could do a long post, but bracketing the politics, from a brand point of view, Mario et al are toxic, and the notion it will blow over and they'll be "back" in a year or 18 months is profoundly naive.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

BOOM! Las Vegas says bye bye Mario. 



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:01 PM

It will be interesting to see if the Eataly that is scheduled to open in the Park MGM stays on track. Or, if the example of the Sands Corporation influences MGM's decision.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:06 PM

 

Maybe for the surreal thread but Sheldon Adelson using ethical issues to make business decisions is comical.



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

I just remembered this piece in Eater a couple of years ago, when allegations of sexual misconduct by Julian Niccolini of The Four Seasons surfaced.  The author said it was another sign of how creepy fancy Old Skool restaurants are, and why they have to die and be replaced by the new restaurants, since "cool" people were apparently above such things.

 

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

The newest allegations,and photos put any defense that I had of my former employer to rest. What a sad,creepy disappointment. Not much forgivness left in me,for now....
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

It is SO not limited to him.


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