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http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Co...

Found this on reddit with the lead: Best Restaurant Review Ever?

It is actually a somewhat emotional and philosophic review.

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  1. Very emotional and sad, I just feel like this place is in a horrible location to boot

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    1. re: jdestes

      Wow. That's the saddest review I''ve EVER read. I feel sorry for everyone involved, and glad that I live at least two time zones away, thus eliminating the possibility that I might actually stumble in there.

    2. Oh dear! That IS sad.

      1. I don't know if that's actually a restaurant review as much as an essay on the decline of a restaurant. For example, it never gives a rating for the restaurant (that little green star at the end of the story is just a graphic element to close the story). It was an interesting read, but the writer never gets into WHY he chose this restaurant. Was it once popular and he wanted to see what's happening now? Is it new? Is it owned by someone famous? There are tons of average restaurants out there that's not worth the review. So why pick on one like this?

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        1. re: singleguychef

          I would assume that he reviewed the place because it just opened, it has only been open for a couple of months.

        2. The page won't come up now. Can you give us the name of the restaurant so we can search it and see what you guys are talking about?

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          1. re: ddavis

            Sorry - forgot by now. It's in Seattle.

          2. It was a review of The Thomas Street Bistro in Seattle.
            The Stranger has an interesting rep. Certainly at least when it comes to their restaurant reviews they are not to be trusted. They tend to be missing the culinary knowledge at times, as well as occaisional bits of journalistic integrity.

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            1. re: dagoose

              Yes, Stranger reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. The weekly alternative paper is all about hipness, attitude, etc, nothing wrong with that and frequently entertaining, but reviews of anything can sometimes be more personal than professional.

            2. I would like to have read this review but it appears to vanished from this site unless my searching skills are not very good which could certainly be the case.

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              1. re: Hooda_Guest

                Try this link:
                http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:...

                It comes up with a Google search on "no exit" and McCann (the author), but only on the cached version of the page.

                1. re: waldrons

                  Thanks a lot-I appreciate it. Very interesting reading.

              2. this place looks like a great candidate for gordon ramsey's kithchen nightmare/makeover show.

                1. Here is a rebuttal from another alt-weekly in Seattle
                  http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/blo...

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                  1. re: jdestes

                    Good catch - odd turns of events