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7 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

Especially at this exact juncture in my life, it comforts me to know there are other people who are almost as old as I am.  

I'm honestly surprised to have made it this far. Now I may as well keep going, because it's too late to leave a beautiful corpse. I missed my window.

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According to Eater   Let the grumbling begin.

Even now when everybody has seen pictures of all the major reviewers, there's hope for anonymous restaurant reviewing.

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8 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

Especially at this exact juncture in my life, it comforts me to know there are other people who are almost as old as I am.  

Only reason I forced myself to adopt the MetLife rebranding is that my brother-in-law worked there, for MetLife, for a number of years.

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3 hours ago, bloviatrix said:

you can always identify native (or long-time) New Yorkers of a certain age because they still refer to it as the Pan Am building. And I count myself among them. Damn I'm old.

Of course it's the Pan Am Building!

I remember a co-worker urging me to join her in taking the copter from the Pan Am roof to JFK.   I  never did.  

I also remember being very late to an appointment because I didn't realize that Park numbered differently from, say, Fifth or Madison.    Damn the PA building!  

Old?

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1 hour ago, bloviatrix said:

I'm most definitely an early member of Generation X, with all the angst that accompanies it.

Same. I even read the book. (Maybe everyone did. I don't read that many books, so I always think it's a big deal when I read one.)

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Not Pete Wells, but:

It would be amusing, if it weren't so enraging, that an article that starts by needling a transplanted New Yorker for misunderstanding NYC Jewish culinary traditions would immediately go on to commit the cardinal error of conflating appetizing and deli:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/style/deli-new-york.html

Repeat after me:

APPETIZING ISN'T DELI.  APPETIZING ISN'T DELI.  APPETIZING ISN'T DELI.

(Next week:  brasseries aren't bistros.)

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I know I dined at Augustine, but I have no memory of the experience: I suppose it was that much a generic McNally? In which case Boulud reopening/repurposing the space should be an improvement?

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LOL, Sneak, I'm sure we could find some signs from France claiming both 'brasserie' and 'bistro' identities?

I definitely have in my head normative Platonic ideals of what brasseries and bistros should be, but I don't doubt there are restaurants in this fallen world that blur the boundary.

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I've a bit to say about kids without money writing about luxe restaurants, but I'll need a little time for that. 😀 So the Mouthfuls readership will be spared for now.

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2 minutes ago, Neocon maudit said:

I know I dined at Augustine, but I have no memory of the experience: I suppose it was that much a generic McNally? In which case Boulud reopening/repurposing the space should be an improvement?

It was a pretty generic McNally, but we did have a couple of good enough meals sitting at the bar.

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3 hours ago, joethefoodie said:

It was a pretty generic McNally, but we did have a couple of good enough meals sitting at the bar.

Just saw the news about Boulud taking the Augustine space. We had quite a few meals at Augustine, lunches and dinners. We found the food to be very well-prepared and delicious. The menu became more interesting when Chef Markus Glocker took over the kitchen and added some German/Austrian dishes to the menu.  I was sad about it closing permanently. 

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