@Pan, Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you’re here!
I stopped participating on CH because I finally got thoroughly disgusted with the moderators barring me from posting about restaurants where my husband and I are friends of the house while still allowing others who are also foth in those same restaurants to continue posting about them. My decision also followed a ridiculous temporary suspension. I have been lurking and getting a real kick out of the brouhaha over the new format. I’m thrilled that it led to the creation of this forum (and Food Talk Central which I’ve also joined) so that I can once again converse with all my CH pals.
As far as the noise level at Bruno goes, a very close friend of mine had dinner there recently and told me I would be miserable there. So, my tolerance is probably much lower than yours. Frankly, with so many other great places we go to for pizza. I won’t miss it. Oh, and I’ve never been to Otto.
P.S. The irony about the mods banning me is that they recently changed the rules to allow friends of the house and restaurant owners to post as long as they are up front about the connection. But as far as I was concerned – too late! No way was I going back.