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Eleven Madison Park goes vegan


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44 minutes ago, Eatmywords said:


Is it true they're working with Danny Meyer to put a Shake Shack 50 yards away (like EMP) in case diners get hungry?

EMP is already about 50 yards from the OG shake shack...

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55 minutes ago, KennethT said:

EMP is already about 50 yards from the OG shake shack...

that was the joke, Ken.  this other place is in CA.

 

I think Weinoo got it w his In n Out ref.  (Why can't we have one? 😔)   

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On 5/4/2021 at 6:24 PM, btbyrd said:

his was apparently done in the name of sustainability.

 

Know what's not sustainable?

 

$300 3-star 10-course dinners. 

 

This makes no sense.

 

Well, maybe makes no sense to some, but...

 

because according to Bloomberg, the waitlist for June and July now stretches more than 15,000 people long.

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Of course, having a long wait list for something doesn't mean that it makes sense. Business sense, sure. But selling $335 vegan meals as "sustainable" is either laughably naïve or grotesquely disingenuous. Humm's implication that anything animal-based is somehow unsustainable is obviously false and does a real disservice to farmers, fishers, and purveyors who responsibly produce and source animals for culinary use. There are a bunch of good reasons to have a plant-based fine dining menu, but sustainability isn't one of them. Nothing about fine dining is sustainable. It's a luxury pleasure business.

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Most of what matters in the restaurant business is the business of restaurants.

 

Successful ones often have good marketing. I doubt that humm's fishers, farmers and purveyors have a problem with it.

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