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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

Typical of the contradictions which abound in the current dining scene, here's White Slab Palace, packed and crowded with non-eating clubbers, yet serving good seafood and unusual Swedish dishes at kind prices.

#2 Steve R.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Jul 12 2010, 10:27 AM) View Post
Typical of the contradictions which abound in the current dining scene, here's White Slab Palace, packed and crowded with non-eating clubbers, yet serving good seafood and unusual Swedish dishes at kind prices.


C'mon, you're making this up, right???! "White Slab Palace"?! blink.gif

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#3 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

It's a mystery to me why they are bothering, but if this food was being served somewhere more recognizably a restaurant, people would be excited about it.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

You know the historical background, right?
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#5 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

you know Good World had better then it needed to have food as well.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:08 PM

This place was recently enthusiastically recommended to me by someone in the fashion industry. I ignored her. Who knew?
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#7 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:14 PM

I never went anywhere near Good World.

Oh, is that the killer caribou? You wouldn't want that on your head, would you?



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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:47 PM

Must have been very dark indeed. The Swedish flag is blue and yellow.

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#9 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:53 PM

That is a very dark corner.

#10 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE(Sneakeater @ Jul 12 2010, 10:57 AM) View Post
You know the historical background, right?

maybe we don't. I thought it was an effort by the good world people to expand as a restaurant, crowds never really came so they made it into a drinking scene

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#11 Sneakeater

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

That's basically it.

I think they were even a little surprised by how much it took off as a lounge.
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#12 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:29 PM

I didn't think it had been open very long.

#13 Sneakeater

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:30 PM

Gotta be almost a year, if not a year already.
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#14 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:31 PM

Wow. Well, they haven't given up trying with the food. I think it would be a great daytime option, if one needed to eat in that neighborhood daytime.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

It's funny. (If I weren't afraid of Mongo's making fun of me for misusing the word, I'd say "ironic".)

NIMBY types are going to use this as an example of a "stealth bar", a bar that got license approval by masquerading as a restaurant.

When as far as I can tell, the owners had every desire of operating a restaurant, but the market wanted a lounge. What were they to do?
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