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McSlim in the Phoenix [moved from Boston board]

bear Sep 20, 2007 05:47 AM

Great spread by Chowhound's resident-in-expert on neighborhood places around the area in the Phoenix. Nice work, Slim! Now I'm starving and it's not even 9 yet.

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  1. LindaWhit RE: bear Sep 20, 2007 06:16 AM

    For anyone wanting the link: http://thephoenix.com/article_ektid47...

    I do have one question for MC Slim - does Ten Tables (I've never been) really have lilies as the flower decorations? Are they strongly scented? Or do they use what I call "wild lilies" like tiger lilies, which have little or no scent? ::::ETA::::: I seriously dislike the scent of lilies, tot he point of continual sneezing when I come anywhere near an arrangement that has them in it, so this would be an instant turn-off to me if they were in any way scented.

    Very enjoyable article - and stunning pictures!

    1. MC Slim JB RE: bear Sep 20, 2007 09:25 AM

      Thanks for the kind words, bear! But I think most Hounds would correctly object to the "expert" characterization as un-Chowish. "Chowhound and frequent Boston board contributor MC Slim JB" is much more apt. As I often do in my food writing, I managed to work a Chowhound reference into this piece.

      For non-Bostonians, the Phoenix, often referred to locally as the Boston Phoenix, is an alternative weekly newspaper; it also publishes in Portland, ME and Providence, RI. I wonder how much pain that name has caused them over the years.

      LindaWhit, I don't know enough about flowers to say what Ten Tables uses, but I also object to strong-smelling blooms in restaurants, and did not notice their scent, so they must be the wild ones you speak of.

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        bear RE: MC Slim JB Sep 20, 2007 11:14 AM

        "Chowhound and frequent Boston board contriubtor MC Slim" is a little modest given the staggering info that you possess about the local scene, but I'll go with what works. Agreed, expert probably doesn't work for Hounds. Anyway, it's great to have all those places profiled in one spot, and you don't have to remortgage to eat at any of them.

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          sailormouth RE: MC Slim JB Sep 22, 2007 06:22 PM

          It could be worse, it could be the Eagle.

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          bachslunch RE: bear Sep 20, 2007 11:15 AM

          I'll pile on with a hearty congrats. Excellent article: engaging and clever writing, solid research with spot-on info, and good restaurant choices for the theme (that goes for the "second tier" group, too). Good going!

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            Gio RE: bachslunch Sep 20, 2007 11:20 AM

            It was a well written article and as bachslunch said, "engaging and clever." As good as any critique I've ever read....better than most. Congratulations!!
            Now I have to leave my NOB neighborhood and see what I've missed all these years. Thanks for push in the right direction.

          2. gini RE: bear Sep 20, 2007 11:55 AM

            Nice article, Slim. You showcased your knowledge of mid-to-upper tier approachable restaurants quite well and wittily.

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