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Cronuts – worth the hype?


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#31 Twyst

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

The tipster who sent us this photo witnessed this all go down last night outside of Dominique Ansel Bakery, telling us that "it wasn't even a finished Cronut... it was burnt and unfilled." The bakery never has Cronuts to toss out at the end of the day, so this was just a casualty from the frying process. Our tipster added, "It was a really sad moment. One of the cooks ran out and told them it was unsafe to eat, and they cursed at her and ran away."

Photo and story in the link

 

http://jezebel.com/i...-for-1130996333



#32 huiray

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:27 AM

Dominique Ansel Bakery shut down. :biggrin:

 

http://eater.com/arc...kery-in-nyc.php

http://gothamist.com...mouse_video.php

http://www.nbcnewyor...-253917201.html



#33 rotuts

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:36 AM

Im not sure why one should be gleeful that a business has shut-down. those who depend on it for a lively hood might be a bit stressed about it.



#34 annabelle

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:05 AM

If you give a mouse a cronut . . .



#35 gfweb

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

Dominique Ansel Bakery shut down. :biggrin:

http://eater.com/arc...kery-in-nyc.php
http://gothamist.com...mouse_video.php
http://www.nbcnewyor...-253917201.html


Hard to keep out every mouse in NYC. Video guy was an ass for not telling the staff and a bigger ass for putting it on the internet.

Doubtless he/she is a feckless turd still living on parental dole.

May he one day be judged by the standards he uses.
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#36 annabelle

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:14 PM

No kidding.  Talk about a dog bites man type of story:  Food Establishment in Crowded City Has Mouse Problem!

 

Next stop:  Ethnic restaurants cut corners!

 

Someone has too much leisure time on his hands.


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#37 JeanneCake

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

I thought exactly the same thing - what was the feckless turd trying to do taking video of it and then posting it.  As if they were trying to bring them down.  Agreed, way too much time on their hands.


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#38 huiray

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:35 PM

"Too much time on his/their hands"

...you mean like all those folks who get up at the crack of dawn and wait for more than an hour in line with the chance that they still won't get that cronut they fawn for? ;-)  (Whether they take videos of mice running around or not :-) )

 

Here are two articles on the place and on cronuts, appropriate to the thread:

http://www.thewire.c.../cronuts/65778/

http://firstwefeast....-of-the-cronut/

 

p.s. I agree that it would have been better if that mouse-videographer had alerted the staff there first or spoken to them, which he did not.  Maybe if they were to ignore him or blithely dismiss the observation then perhaps the posting of the video might follow... Yet he also claimed that the staff there knew the mouse was running around (Quote: "It appeared they were all aware of it.") although the bakery's statements afterwards suggested that they did not...


Edited by huiray, 06 April 2014 - 10:07 PM.


#39 gfweb

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

This is a false dichotomy.

 

Those who stand in line for hours  for cronuts are schmucks.     3 minutes...OK, more than that = schmuck

 

This has nothing to do with a guy who decided to be an ad hoc health dept..


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#40 huiray

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:41 PM

Perhaps.  But to me all of them would still fit the bill of "having too much time on their hands" - or at least of devoting too much time to the pursuit of something that may not be worth it.

 

As for the guy "being an ad hoc health dept" - hmm, I dunno - there's a grey area there. I would return to my "p.s."comments in my immediately previous post.  

 

In a related sense isn't it the case that Health Depts request the general public to report violations to them so they can investigate?

 

FWIW, it seems that they were previously cited for mice back in October last year...

http://gothamist.com...l_shut_down.php

The comments there are worth glancing over.  :-) 

 

Eh, it was one mouse. (Maybe it was Remy)  The bakery spokeswoman said they expected to reopen "by Monday".


Edited by huiray, 06 April 2014 - 10:44 PM.


#41 cakewalk

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:47 AM

Somehow I suspect that the guy's motivations in publicizing that video had nothing to do with his concern for public health. Well, he got his 15 minutes.


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#42 huiray

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:27 AM

http://gothamist.com...e_droppings.php

http://gothamist.com...ronut_rocky.php

 

I enjoyed reading the comments from readers in both articles.