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"Restaurant Man" by Joe Bastianich


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There's a new book out by Joe Bastianich - Restaurant Man. It's his memoir.

Now, first of all, isn't a memoir usually written when one is towards the end of the journey?

Second, it has created quite the feud with Esquire's John Mariani.

Third - anyone planning on reading it?

Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

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Its way up on Amazons list. Somebody is buying it.

Seems like chefs hate mariani. He appears to be a real ass. Bourdain has famously gone after him.

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Its way up on Amazons list. Somebody is buying it.

Seems like chefs hate mariani. He appears to be a real ass. Bourdain has famously gone after him.

Well, who hasn't Bourdain gone after? Isn't that his raison d'etre, after all?

My wife, Sneakeater and I once had a bit of an "issue" with Mr. Bastianich, right after (the first) John Dory opened.

Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

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I've read the thing. Its OK. Bastianich doesn't come off as too likable in his own memoir, so its probably honest. Interesting stuff about restaurant economics. I think most eG types would find it interesting.

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The more I think about it I think that the author paints a pretty unattractive picture of himself. Its not any one thing just the sum of a lot of little details he gives of his life and thinking.

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