Restaurant Review Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Nov 14 2012 @ 4:28pm

A classic from the NYT in the form of an open letter to the restaurant owner, Guy Fieri. Money quote:

Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret — a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers — called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson? …

Hey, did you try that blue drink, the one that glows like nuclear waste? The watermelon margarita? Any idea why it tastes like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde? …

And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?

It's great to read a literate rant in a review section. It should happen more often. Crankiness is way more readable than gussied-up p.r..