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cvc Sep 14, 2006 10:04 PM

Oh my God, Oprah is highlighting the best burgers in the U.S. and just mentioned The Counter in S.M. Not my favorite by a long shot but it sure puts publicity into perspective. Should be worth a few bucks.

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    RicRios RE: cvc Sep 14, 2006 10:15 PM

    This issue came up quite a few days ago in the media board:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. Dommy RE: cvc Sep 14, 2006 10:16 PM

      Yeah, that was a few months ago... between that and the Brad Pitt photo... it was all over... :P

      --Dommy!

      1. amkirkland RE: cvc Sep 14, 2006 10:16 PM

        What happened to never eating beef again?

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          Dommy RE: amkirkland Sep 14, 2006 10:17 PM

          Read the post linked above... she sent her "BFF" to do her bidding...

          --Dommy!

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          slacker RE: cvc Sep 14, 2006 10:32 PM

          IMO, Oprah has no tastebuds. And Gayle's tastebuds are only slightly better.

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            fermentedthings RE: slacker Sep 15, 2006 09:56 PM

            so true! she loves the red velvet cupcakes at doughboys, for the love of Bacchus. I don't particularly love red velvets in general, but doughboys? maybe she got a fresh one and i didn't. but i'll take the ones at buttercake on pico over them any day.

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              cvc RE: fermentedthings Sep 15, 2006 10:43 PM

              Agreed. Buttercake is the best.

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              epop RE: slacker Sep 18, 2006 08:29 PM

              who does anymore?

              very rare

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              212 RE: cvc Sep 17, 2006 02:35 AM

              I heard she likes Sprinkles cupcakes, too. I didn't notice anything special other than presentation!

              1. chica RE: cvc Sep 17, 2006 06:48 AM

                Well, Gayle went on a mission to try the top 20 burgers listed in GQ magazine. The Counter just happened to be on the list.

                http://www2.oprah.com/tows/slide/2006...

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                  fleurdli14 RE: cvc Sep 18, 2006 10:29 PM

                  I used to work near The Counter, and went there a few times, but grew quickly tired of overpaying for a mediocre tasting burger. Gary's, a couple of buildings down, had a much better burger, and for a litte bit less, too.

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                    houndofchow RE: cvc Oct 4, 2006 02:38 AM

                    Here is the problem with The Counter. Its a great idea-- expanded too fast and got too big for its own britches. Was a fun, easy, uncrowded place. Now its a bs madhouse-- not worth the wait. Too bad.

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