Isa (Taavo Somer)
Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:43 PM
With BYO, it's quite a bargain.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:30 PM
I think you have Eater to thank for this -If that link was really directed at my post (I only noticed just now), it confirms everything that every European has said about Americans and irony.
Holy shit. An Eater link.
Attractive young women are queuing up to chat with me over Skype. Apparently I sound a really interesting guy.
"None of you get it." - Wilfrid (on the Beatles)
"I don't have time to point out all the ways in which you're wrong" - irnscrabblechf52
Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:58 PM
We're in New York City and we're way behind in terms of food. Stockholm and Sweden and Copenhagen are ahead of us. Japan is unbelievable. Lots of people are having a fresher and more committed approach to food at this moment more than in New York. It's important that people start to realize that. France is great. Sweden is great. Rather than hot dogs and pizza, they're doing great food.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:07 PM
But this is a restaurant of great ambition, making an austere debut.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:17 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:17 PM
When I first say "primitve modernism" I assumed they'd be throwing cows' heads on a fire or something.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:06 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:16 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:17 PM
I wonder if one of the distinctions is that all we hear about from Europe is the higher-end food that causes a buzz. In New York, because the Internet has brought food-media to the masses, we're bombarded OMGs about pizza and hot dogs. I suspect that there are a lot of new restaurants in Scandinavia serving less than stellar food, we just don't hear about it.
(Most) People in North America aren't interested in the intellectual or cultural idea behind the food, they're interested in being current with the scene and being comfortable with what they're eating. People in Europe are interested in both (and more interested in whether the food is any good as well).