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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:24 PM

This is great - perfect timing for the thwarting thread.  

 

Because here is a restaurant which, theoretically, ought to engender discussion from everyone who has been.

 

Has anyone been? If not, why - she's theoretically one of our better chefs.

 

Sutton, in Eater, awards one star, and slams the pasta.

 

Wells, in that other publication, awards three stars and basically loves everything about it.

 

 



#2 Sneakeater

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:45 PM

Has anyone been? If not, why - she's theoretically one of our better chefs.


Only because you asked.

I don't like Missy Robbins's cooking at all. I've eaten in Lilia several times (cuz I'm a sheep) and have not had one meal I've liked.

And if I feel like hanging out with the douchebags who live in that new apartment tower, I'll go to Mekelburg's.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:53 PM

That's sort of thwarting discussion, no?

 

FWIW, I've not been to Misi either; nor Lillia, for that matter. 

 

What makes you think Mekelburg's, in that location, will be free of douchebags?



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:54 PM

Oh, I see - you'd rather hang with them at Mekelburg's!



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:58 PM

That's sort of thwarting discussion, no?


That was in response to a specific question from you. I would never have posted that if somebody didn't ask, "if you haven't been to Misi yet, why not?"
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

Yeah, it was a joke. Evidently, not a great one.

 

But didn't she cook at A Voce, and the food was good there?



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:25 PM

Not so much when SHE was there.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:39 PM

Also she cooked much more conventionally as an employee at A Voce. Lilia was her chance to bust loose—and I didn’t like it.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:23 AM

But didn't she cook at A Voce, and the food was good there?

 

I ate at A Voce when she was there. I had charred broccoli and some kind of filled pasta. It was only pretty good, and not worth the money or the dehydration (salt! more salt! even more salt!). Also, the chairs were horrible.



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 02:39 AM

Presuming you are referring to the A Voce off Madison Ave. (she also cooked at the one in the TWC), if was a few blocks from our apartment. We ate there the night it opened with Carmellini in charge of the kitchen. The food was fine, but the noise level was so hideously high, no way we were ever going back. So we never had her food there. The space stands empty.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:29 AM

I ate at A Voce when she was there. I had charred broccoli and some kind of filled pasta. It was only pretty good, and not worth the money or the dehydration (salt! more salt! even more salt!).


My problem with Robbins's food is that she overdoes things. Too much spice and flavoring elements (salt, pepper, whatever). Too much butter. (If I'm complaining about too much butter, you'd best believe it's really too much.)  Italian food is supposed to be perfect in its simplicity.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:24 PM

 

I ate at A Voce when she was there. I had charred broccoli and some kind of filled pasta. It was only pretty good, and not worth the money or the dehydration (salt! more salt! even more salt!).


My problem with Robbins's food is that she overdoes things. Too much spice and flavoring elements (salt, pepper, whatever). Too much butter. (If I'm complaining about too much butter, you'd best believe it's really too much.)  Italian food is supposed to be perfect in its simplicity.

 

 

Yes, indeed.  But she's hardly the only one to be guilty of that crime in NYC restaurant kitchens.



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:29 PM

I feel like I'm not white enough to eat there.
sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:42 PM

I feel too thwarted to eat there.



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:34 PM

Think I got this figured out.

 

If Missy Robbins was cooking at Frenchette, then everyone would be eating at Misi - correct?