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Old 05-31-2019, 10:45 AM   #4561
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GUY FIERI, have you eaten at your new restaurant in Times Square? Have you pulled up one of the 500 seats at Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar and ordered a meal? Did you eat the food? Did it live up to your expectations?

Did panic grip your soul as you stared into the whirling hypno wheel of the menu, where adjectives and nouns spin in a crazy vortex? When you saw the burger described as “Guy’s Pat LaFrieda custom blend, all-natural Creekstone Farm Black Angus beef patty, LTOP (lettuce, tomato, onion + pickle), SMC (super-melty-cheese) and a slathering of Donkey Sauce on garlic-buttered brioche,” did your mind touch the void for a minute?

Did you notice that the menu was an unreliable predictor of what actually came to the table? Were the “bourbon butter crunch chips” missing from your Almond Joy cocktail, too? Was your deep-fried “boulder” of ice cream the size of a standard scoop?
From one of the greatest takedowns in restaurant review history... NYT.
Full piece - https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/d...es-square.html
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:56 AM   #4562
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So I guess anyone taking the Commuter Rail into North Station from now on is really booking a one-way ticket into Flavortown?
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:07 PM   #4563
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So I guess anyone taking the Commuter Rail into North Station from now on is really booking a one-way ticket into Flavortown?
This is a better Flavortown reference than what I had in mind. Bravo.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:10 PM   #4564
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https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2...s-beer-gardens

The numerous beer gardens that have popped up in the city over the last few years continue to be under attack. It seems as if it's only a matter of time before they're either all gone, or only a small number remain for a very brief period each year. There is legislation being pushed that would limit 1 day licenses to 14 per entity.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:24 PM   #4565
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The restaurant association needs to cram this right back up where it came from.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:26 PM   #4566
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The restaurant association needs to cram this right back up where it came from.
They really do. Every single day I hear people walking by the Trillium, Wachusett ("The Patios"), and Cisco beer gardens go "oh, that's awesome, we should go there." It's one of the outdoor things Boston does right.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:27 PM   #4567
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The restaurant association needs to cram this right back up where it came from.
I have to respect his honesty, though - he's essentially saying "we filed this legislation because we don't like all this competition and we'd like to ban them from existing".
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:57 PM   #4568
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I have to respect his honesty, though - he's essentially saying "we filed this legislation because we don't like all this competition and we'd like to ban them from existing".
Indeed, they're not hiding the fact that this is pure crony capitalism.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:35 AM   #4569
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Dig Inn opened yesterday in Fort Point on Thomson Place near Bartaco. For some reason, this location is being called "Dig" - no Inn. Same food, same menu. A search about a company rebrand yields nothing... except confusion.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:36 AM   #4570
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BoConcept (high-end furniture store) will open on Newbury Street.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:30 AM   #4571
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Dig Inn opened yesterday in Fort Point on Thomson Place near Bartaco. For some reason, this location is being called "Dig" - no Inn. Same food, same menu. A search about a company rebrand yields nothing... except confusion.
I believe that was the case for at least one Dig (Inn) I saw in NYC this past weekend.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:16 PM   #4572
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I believe that was the case for at least one Dig (Inn) I saw in NYC this past weekend.
Have people been confusing the place with a hotel or something...?
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:13 AM   #4573
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Since we all too often lament favorites closing, or lament the generic/corporateness of the new things that open...I thought I'd post this:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyl...ViN/story.html

May we keep places like this alive and well (I try to do my part ; ) )
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