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Beer Good, Food not so Good

Jim Dorsch Jun 24, 2009 06:33 AM

Interesting piece in the NYT today: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/din...

I'm a burger guy, and I see that some establishments mentioned in this article couldn't even do that right.

  1. Josh Jun 24, 2009 07:51 AM

    Thanks for posting. Great article, and I couldn't agree more.

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      DougOLis Jun 24, 2009 08:49 AM

      What does "you didn't look the fruity-beer type" mean? Is the bartender insinuating that some beers are wussy (maybe true but kind of a ridiculous statement at a good beer bar) or that all fruit beers suck (ridiculous, there are some damned good fruit beers)?

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        Shaggy Jun 24, 2009 10:48 AM

        Good article, I agree that several upscale restaurants are serving more and better beers now. It's a nice trend.

        1. Flaco Jun 24, 2009 05:00 PM

          The article doesn't really hold water in that Manhattan and trendy Brooklyn have mediocre yet expensive food more times than not in pubs, wine bars, bistros, tapa places etc. regardless of the beer list. Fortunately there are plenty of exceptions where a nice balance is maintained. Asimov is right that a good beer is generally easier to find than good grub...

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