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  1. Here's some interesting reading. The Smoking Gun has an excerpt from Rocco's counterclaim online. Bitter Feud Over Rocco's "Restaurant" - April 6, 2004 The beautiful part (aside from Rocco being locked out of the restaurant) is that Rocco never got the agreement with Chowdorhow signed. Schmuck. Apologies if someone already posted this link.
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    Burger Club

    Okay, I'll bite. What's eatin' you? You didn't expect me to re-read this whole thread, did ya.
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    Burger Club

    I consider Riverdale "upstate". My office is still in the city and I'm here almost every weekday. I can't remember if you folks ever get together during the week.
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    Burger Club

    Just for clarification... Elysean Foods is the name of my baking company. Pies and pao de queijo especially. I thought it might be important in case anyone I speak to actually asks what I do for a living. Which so far,no one has. Don't these people want a girl to make a buck??? "he who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted" or she as the case may be. You have to learn to work this information into the interview subtly. Example, begin every response to the interviewer with the phrase: "As the owner of Elysean Foods, a baking company that specializes in pies and pao de queijo, ..." It doesn't matter what the question is, this should be your mantra. If this works, come to me when it's time to do your tv deal. BTW: I think burger club is a fantastic idea, too bad I moved to Westchester right before it began.
  5. Okay insiders, give us the poop on the item in today's New York Post. ROCKY ROCCO Could this make the show actually worth watching?The other day, on the the way to the subway, I saw them taping a segment wherein one of the staff was having trouble operating a window washing squeegee. I think they're going for a Peabody Award this season.
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    Restaurant/Bar Annoyances

    For some reason my wife never objects to this.
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    Restaurant/Bar Annoyances

    Where is it they make you create your own doggie bag (box)? I'd remember if I'd ever seen this. This would be high on my list.
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    The Perfect Sandwich

    If you're out of Ipecac. [i'm omitting the barfing smiley, for once]
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    Cuisines You Just Don't Get

    I don't get vegan. I don't mean from a philosophical point of view either. Humans should eat meat. We were made to eat meat. My advice, eat some meat. Meat is good.
  10. Finally, an eCGI for someone like me. Simple food for a simpleton (no, wait, that didn't come out right). Great job Holly, I'm salivating already. I do, however, take exception with buttering the hamburger and hot dog buns though. Don't know why, I've just never cared for that. To each his own, I'm not trying to convert anyone. I haven't had lunch yet and you've made me very hungry. To me making really good fries is the tricky thing. There was a place called the Beef Corral on Route 1 in Newburyport that made fries so tasty, it didn't matter that their roast beef sandwiches were mediocre. All right, I have to go eat.
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    Gourmet-friendly careers

    Did I miss the thread that contained the evidence that "so many attorneys are foodies?" Is this based on anecdotal evidence or was there some study done. I don't think you can base it on the fact that there may be a fair number of lawyers hangin' round here. The sample size is probably too small to support such a claim. I was interested in food long before I went to law school, so I don't know that there is a connection. I do know that I've gone to many fine restaurants on the client's tab. My wife and I can afford to eat out in fancy/interesting/good restaurants due to our incomes. But the interest was definitely there before all that.
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    THE BEST: Burger

    No votes for Prime Burger on East 51st? I've been by this place countless times, but for some reason never go in. At the risk of recommending a $30 hamburger (something I find decidedly anti-american), I like the burger at '21'. At least it's not one of those frankenburgers which seem to be cropping up. A word or two for the good folks at Chumley's: a hamburger should be served on a bun (sweet Jeebus), whenever I've tried to eat a hamburger on an english muffin it's turned into a mess.
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    Worst coffee in the world

    "Coffee Host plugs into the bathroom wall, Formica's really keen" Immortalized by Frank Zappa in the Mothers song What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
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    Revolving Restaurants

    Post Office Tower in London back in 1974. I think I was indifferent to the food, but it was notable as my first time seeing a toilet attendent. Oh, and the view was nice too.
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