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Orik

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  1. On 3/27/2018 at 8:33 PM, Wilfrid said:

    I give up. Everyone except me is thrilled by regular chicken liver pate and an inexpensive cut of pork swamped with lentils.

     

    We finally made it here. 

    I didn't recall your comment on the pork but cutting into that coppa made me realize how long it's been since I've had pork that smelled like that. 

  2. If it were individual restaurants it wouldn't be much of an issue, the problem is with the apps like Resy or Square where the information is shared between restaurants (and between apps), and where you agree by default to get promotional emails.

  3. I think the Xcaret / Xel-ha group runs all the resorts with kids activities around there but I don't have any first hand experience with them. You could also very easily rent a condo or villa with a pool right by the beach and have someone plan the right blend of activities for you but of course it's going to be more of a hassle.

    p.s. Keep in mind that in early January there's a nonzero chance of getting some chilly days (meaning lows in the 50s and highs barely making it to 70) although usually it's nice and warm of course. A full guarantee requires going further south (Costa Rica or such)

  4. On 7/4/2021 at 10:12 AM, Orik said:

    Today's 80 is tomorrow's 120, but in any event I'm sure we can all count and figure out the economics here. 

    @joethefoodiehave you had the chicken from Greenane?

     

    Ok, yesterday's 80 is today's 90. Not too far to go now to 120.

  5. 15 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

    Given that, why would they get vaccinated if they weren't presented with serious upsides to counteract the downsides that're being fed to them?

    That's a nice theory but it just doesn't work. Here's the daily number of shots in nyc since the beginning of vaxxing. You can see a very small increase (5k/day) after the city worker mandates were announced. Seems like you need to increase the upside by about 20 times to reach the levels of vaccination that the city is capable of delivering. 

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  6. Looking at their insta, of the last 9 posts there's Denver steak, raw striploin porn, a 10oz steak, lamb ribs, and chicken (which I agree isn't quite meat) and going further down the feed things get even more meaty, so I'm going to say this isn't a good example for that.

    I'm not sure if all that is offered as specials because it's priced too high and would scare people away, but that's what they're marketing. 

    https://www.instagram.com/victor.brooklyn/

    p.s. the burger looks convincing https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ02yzRDfC1/

  7. And it's still a month and a half until it starts feeling like literal Siberia. 

    I'd leave a note with email and phone explaining the long wait and asking the restaurant to send me an invoice. 

    eta: of course if you don't have a pen handy you might have to flag down a server for that 

  8. 4 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

    It occurs to me that the people who run Victor would probably say that their main dish selection responds to the current trend of meat aversion.  Which I would call as another case of restaurants making bullshit claims about trends or the zeitgeist to cover up economically motivated decisions.

    How does it do that? Meat, chicken, fish are 75% of the list. 

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