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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I really wasn't sure when I got an invitation to come and try the PB&J (pork belly and jam slider). It turned out to be really good, and the chef insisted I try most of the rest of the menu too.

I don't know how loud the bar will get late at night, but this is of interest to anyone who - like me - attends late events in the East Village/LES. The kitchen claims to be open until 3.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

so, is this a place only for "straight men" who lead secret gay lives? if not, what an unfortunate name.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#3 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

Mainly not only. Maybe just especially.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

is this a place only for "straight men" who lead secret gay lives?


Wouldn't it be sort of self defeating?

sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns


#5 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

so, is this a place only for "straight men" who lead secret gay lives? if not, what an unfortunate name.

R. Kelly Theme Restaurant actually. Watch out for the showers.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:54 PM


so, is this a place only for "straight men" who lead secret gay lives? if not, what an unfortunate name.

R. Kelly Theme Restaurant actually. Watch out for the showers.

complimentary hooded raincoats and moist towelettes for everyone!

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:54 PM

Ha. It's a terrible name.
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#8 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

But seriously - unless it actually is going for the "guys on the DL" demographic you'd think someone would have figured this one out ahead of time?
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

But seriously - unless it actually is going for the "guys on the DL" demographic you'd think someone would have figured this one out ahead of time?

could you imagine all the wives and private detectives lined up outside, at closing time, with flash cameras and visions of hefty divorce settlements dancing in their heads.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#10 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Well, it's calling itself The DL, but letting it be known that it stands for "down low." I can't fathom the choice of name myself. I suspect it may have something to do with Delancey and Ludlow in someone's mind.

But I used to drink in a bar called Lava Gina, so I am fairly inured.

#11 TaliesinNYC

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:43 PM

"Downlow" was like, 20 years ago.

Good luck to them, as they'll need it.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

But seriously - unless it actually is going for the "guys on the DL" demographic you'd think someone would have figured this one out ahead of time?


Did you see what the food looks like?

sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns


#13 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

Why would I possibly look at the pics?
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#14 Suzanne F

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:38 AM

so, is this a place only for "straight men" who lead secret gay lives? if not, what an unfortunate name.


My question too, when I saw the name.

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#15 Suzanne F

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:39 AM

But seriously - unless it actually is going for the "guys on the DL" demographic you'd think someone would have figured this one out ahead of time?


Not necessarily. Although the Rouge et Blanc folks did realize the "Le Cinq Sept" might not be the best name for a restaurant either.

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