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Dennis S Jan 7, 2008 05:56 AM


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

It is actually a somewhat emotional and philosophic review.

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    jdestes Jan 7, 2008 06:07 PM

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

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    1. re: jdestes
      Cheflambo Jan 7, 2008 06:13 PM

      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. ChefJune Jan 8, 2008 07:42 AM

      Oh dear! That IS sad.

      1. singleguychef Jan 8, 2008 08:53 AM

        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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          jdestes Jan 8, 2008 11:36 AM

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

        2. ddavis Jan 17, 2008 06:34 PM

          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
            Dennis S Jan 18, 2008 03:35 AM

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

          2. dagoose Jan 19, 2008 06:44 PM

            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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              babette feasts Jan 20, 2008 06:59 PM

              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.

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              Hooda_Guest Jan 20, 2008 09:27 AM

              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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                waldrons Jan 20, 2008 11:11 PM

                Try this link:

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

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                  Hooda_Guest Jan 21, 2008 05:57 AM

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

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                xman887 Jan 21, 2008 07:42 AM

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

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                  jdestes Jan 25, 2008 06:23 PM

                  Here is a rebuttal from another alt-weekly in Seattle

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                  1. re: jdestes
                    Dennis S Jan 29, 2008 06:02 PM

                    Good catch - odd turns of events

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