So much stuff in the news and notes folder in my computer that I am barely able to contain myself. It’s a jihad against information clutter . . . so here we go.
Vegansexual?? Why does everything have to go there? Although I find the notion quite charming.
Just off the top of my head, Daniel Boulud was sued last year, and locally, Chino got hit with litigation earlier in the year. Now JGV is sued . . . AGAIN. Yes, this is slightly older news, but hey, I am cleaning out the proverbial e-drawer here. These issues are not going away. They will only increase, locally as well as nationally, as we continue to bifurcate our wage-earners into a classist structure of haves and have-nots, where low-end wage earners are consistently taken advantage of because the majority of them have no legal clout in this country.
Bottled water is the next sacrificial lamb in the ongoing efforts to have us clean up our environment and purge our souls of all the guilt that has accumulated over the last few generations of excess, ignorance, and wanton disregard for how our actions affect our planet and those around us. Check out these great articles by Frank Bruni and the NYT editorial board.
McDonald's runs taste trials with kids . . . over and over and over again. I'm hoping Noah doesn't succumb to what study author Dr. Tom Robinson said about the kids' perception of taste being "physically altered by the branding." But based on everything I know about this subject, it is too late for us all.
Here are photos from wd-50, Wylie Dufrense's restaurant in NYC. I love his food and go there almost every time I am in NYC. Hers is the question, do you think this looks appetizing? Does the idea of eating there excite you? Please chime in.
Nat Decants is one of my fave wine e-zines, and Ms. Maclean is a wonderful wino. She has a way cool wine matcher on her site that I really like for novice grape heads. And once again I will state emphatically that if it didn’t get you buzzed, very few people would drink it. NOWHERE WILL YOU EVER SEE A WINE WRITER SAY THAT!
Body Count from 7:30 p.m. last night, Wednesday, August 8:
Masa – 82 out of 180 available seats
Fugaise – 22 out of 60
My Burger in Chisago – 12, just standing around, eating burgers