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#136 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Is that the Tom Hanks movie?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

You can't get to the point where you're a movie reviewer and feel you have to give good reviews to Michael Bay-type movies (or, OTOH, American Beauty-type movies) because a lot of people like them.

Oh, of course. Critics are supposed to be more sophisticated.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

Is that the Tom Hanks movie?


I mean if you want them to remain your friends.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

But they're dunderheads, remember?

I've gotten NO mileage from recommending restaurants I find "interesting" to friends who do not share my "interests" and care more about, say, chairs and lack of noise and such.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:54 PM

But they're dunderheads, remember?

I've gotten NO mileage from recommending restaurants I find "interesting" to friends who do not share my "interests" and care more about, say, chairs and lack of noise and such.

Good point. One of the reasons I've basically stopped recommending restaurants to friends.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:01 PM


Is that the Tom Hanks movie?

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Who's the twat with the stupid haircut? Sitting next to Tom?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

I've gotten NO mileage from recommending restaurants I find "interesting" to friends who do not share my "interests" and care more about, say, chairs and lack of noise and such.


You can want interesting food and chairs and lack of noise. It's even possible to get it.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

And who don't want food that's too "interesting".
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:36 PM


I've gotten NO mileage from recommending restaurants I find "interesting" to friends who do not share my "interests" and care more about, say, chairs and lack of noise and such.

Good point. One of the reasons I've basically stopped recommending restaurants to friends.

I have no trouble making such recommendations. Just remember, they're not asking where YOU would go; they're asking where THEY should go. If you keep that distinction in mind, then it's easy.

For instance, I sent someone to Delmonico's downtown. Later, they thanked me profusely for such a good suggestion. Now, I wouldn't have gone there. But I realized that it was perfectly appropriate for what THEY wanted and needed. It's really very easy when you put your mind to it.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

So Eater links to this thread and makes it look like we're discussing Nomad. The name similarity is going to cause problems, although I agree this is a trivial one.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

If it's on Eater, there's no ambiguity about which of the two places they're referring to.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

I see from the hotel Website, that the dining choices are Bar, Library, Parlor, Atrium and Fireplace.

Phew.

Which is the dining room (if there is a "proper" one)?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

I see from the hotel Website, that the dining choices are Bar, Library, Parlor, Atrium and Fireplace.

Phew.

Which is the dining room (if there is a "proper" one)?


The Parlour. (It's spelled with a "u" on the website.) It is a proper dining room.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

I see from the hotel Website, that the dining choices are Bar, Library, Parlor, Atrium and Fireplace.

Phew.

Which is the dining room (if there is a "proper" one)?

Instead, this is the restaurant Hotel Griffou dreams of being. Three completely incongruous dining areas lie just past the hostess stand: the center one ("Atrium") is attractively bathed in natural light, courtesy of a large pyramidal glass roof; the right one is fussier, dominated by an ornate fireplace (called the "Fireplace", duh); the left one does its best impression of a velvet-swathed bordello ("The Parlour", but aren't we in America?).

Visually, I liked the "Atrium" the most of the three, though I'd imagine it'll be the noisiest space. "The Parlour" should be quieter.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:10 AM

Right. The three dining rooms are the Parlour, the Atrium, and the Fireplace. I ate in the Parlour. It was nice.
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