Timing is everything
It’s bad enough that, while dining in a a fairly nice restaurant last night, one of my stories was interrupted by two of my friends and a total stranger simultaneously yelling “What do you mean you didn’t sleep with her! Why not!?” Because I feel like that’s a question that reflects poorly on everyone involved, but then I chose to answer just as our friendly, slightly...
The Economics of Foodie Exclusivity
I don’t even know if what I’m about to do is legal, but here goes: From The New Republic’s Johnathan Chait, commenting on an article in yesterday’s New York Times… At a pea-sized Lower East Side bistro known for its fries, the admonition is spelled out on a chalkboard: no ketchup. At a popular gastropub in the West Village, customers cannot have the burger with any...