This probably wouldn’t have been read and relished much beyond Le Pomme Grande had the “petulant-elect” not leapt onto Twitter this morning to claim, without any mention of the article, that Vanity Fair is dying and its long-time head, Graydon Carter, is on the brink of losing his job.
In fairness, the reviewer was clearly looking to pick Trumpnits, and I envy her the opportunity. There are many ways to screw up french fries; I’m sure she’s had other bad ones. We all have. But it’s equally obvious that this restaurant has a lot of problems. Recalling Pete Wells’ scorching review of Guy Fieri’s Times Square location, I wonder if there’s a pattern: beware of restaurants fronted by guys with ridiculous hair…
If Ted Bundy had his own restaurant, I think you’d have to mention in the review that he happens to be a serial killer. You can’t talk honestly about anything with Trump’s name on it without at least implicitly acknowledging the incontrovertible fact that he’s a narcissistic sociopath.
"With all due respect, I think this thread should be deleted because it is a not so well disguised attempt to elicit political opinions.
“While I am not looking to pick a fight with anyone, I am, with all frankness, tired of this election and the ridiculous rhetoric on both sides.”
My interest could be a thread in itself, concerning whether there is any consensus about the degree to which non-food-related banter–especially, these days, partisan chat–is fitted to the site and whether it helps or hinders its value to a community. It appears that, so far, this question is still shaking itself out.
My two cents: I like things to be about food. The old CH used to routinely remove posts or refashion posts as new threads when things got off topic. (I had both happen to me once or more.) But that requires a degree of moderator surveillance that might be hard to do in early stages of a promising website.
Still a mine field because the notoriety comes from the name attached instead of the food. I’m pretty neutral about thread drift and real life sticking
Its nose under the tent. I like the personalities of smart funny posters to assert themselves. My .02…
I enjoyed the review- it IS excessivly snarky, but was even funnier than it was snarky. Obviously, I’m not a Trump fan, but I did laugh out loud at several references. Given the long-trem feud between Carter and Trump, I would have expected nothing less.