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Anyone going to Anthony Bourdain show in Providence, RI tomorrow (Sat 1/23)?

cheereeo Jan 22, 2010 11:01 AM

My sister and I are going to Cav first and then the show. Should be fun. Curious if anyone I "know" from CH will be going?

  1. cheereeo Jan 25, 2010 06:36 AM

    I thought he was funny. I love his reference to the "thunder bucket." Some of the Q&As can get tedious as some people just love to hear themselves talk--"iI just want to welcome you to Providence." and "I have a two-part question" (FU A-HOLE ASK ONE F'IN QUESTION AND GET OFF THE F'IN MIC ALREADY.) Jane was annoying. What was that accent anyway--I don't think that was RI. She sounded like "Maryann from Brooklyn" from the Howard Stern show! And one bimbo did bribe him with Indian food if he signed her book which she did which was a bummer as several of us had our books with us. Too bad he didn't do a signing after the show. I was amazed at the turnout but I'm sure they filled a lot of the empty seats with Johnson & Wales students--I doubt all that were there could have afforded $56 a ticket.

    Separately, although I loved Cav's eclectic atmosphere, I was not super super impressed with my entree. I got the scallops that looked lovely but every one I ate was gritty. My crabcake on the otherhand was delicious. We were not able to stay for dessert as they sort of forgot about us after we were seated so our meal took a little over two hours. They apologized and gave us a free brie appetizer. I was so full, there was no way I could have consumed a dessert. And to the man who exited the unisex bathroom before I went in, please be neat and wipe the seat -- I felt like I was at home with my seven-year-old son!

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      Frank Terranova Jan 25, 2010 07:55 AM

      He is funny and I am glad he was good. The Cav is goofy at lease the scallops were from the sea along with the sand lol. When he was at J&W it was a sell out. the school paid for it. wow you had a blast sucky dinner, Jane who is this person who is annoying and unises bathroom How elegant an old saying in the food business. " Pay with peanuts get monkeys" Thank god I can cook. Working at school here am so dam spoiled we have the best plated desserts on the planet and the breads there is not a place unless you go to Italy is the breads. But my question is who is Jane :)

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        cheereeo Jan 25, 2010 11:59 AM

        Jane was a member in the audience that stood in line at the mic to ask a question and started whining how much she loved AB, and she didn't know about the VIP tickets and was asking, I mean begging, him to let her backstage so she could meet him. Clearly she wasn't that in love with him if she was sitting that far back either. Her voice was just so annoying and whiney. A lot of folks were drinking too and accusing her of the same since they have a bar in the foyer of the theater.

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      gyppielou Jan 24, 2010 08:17 AM

      What a fun evening! He was thoroughly engaging and tremendously funny and just wonderfully entertaining thru it all. I wonder if Crazy Jane the drunk stalker tried to break in to the meet and greet?!

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        Frank Terranova Jan 24, 2010 01:58 PM

        I am glad you liked him I know you would I wondered if Cheereeo liked him. He usually goofs on steak restaurants people calling themselves Chefs When he was at the university he said he can train a kid to flip steaks in a few min.

        ps: is there a stalker on here

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          cheereeo Jan 25, 2010 06:48 AM

          Oh, Frank. . . he actually didn't mention steakhouses, but I agree 100%.
          He WAS ragging on Sandra Lee a lot. I call her personally "ms. saggy low boobs" and what is up with all her cocktails? Anyway, he told us to go onto Youtube and look up Sandra Lee Kwanzaa and made some analogy to the somewhat infamous 2 girls 1 cup video which I don't recommend you look at unless you are home on your personal computer and know a way to clear it out of your cookies after you watch it--you may get arrested.

          As for Food Network, he likes Ina Garten, Alton Brown and he thinks Bobby Flay can cook and feels sorry for him. He said he wouldn't make fun of Rachel Ray because she sent him a fruit basket.

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            Frank Terranova Jan 25, 2010 03:04 PM

            Its interesting about Sara Lee, I knew the Coporate chef for the company not that I like the stuff and my friend who lives in Chicago owns her own P/R company is the niece of Sara Lee thats not her real last name. never the less I keep well away from all these food related functions Emeril is a total hoot. I worked a function with Rachel Ray she was very nice but time changed and maybe she is a Biach. anyway keep well :)

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              bear Jan 25, 2010 05:29 PM

              Frank, I'm assuming you meant Sandra Lee??? Not Sara Lee?

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        Frank Terranova Jan 24, 2010 05:17 AM

        Hi Cheereeo,

        How was Bourdain He shold be doing a segment in Capri Italy soon I ran into him last summer there he is priceless but tells it like it is. Hope you liked it.

        1. cheereeo Jan 23, 2010 09:27 AM

          That is good to hear. I heard he will take Q&As, so I'm trying to think of something to perhaps ask him... that is if I'm brave enough. Seriously, I am wondering if he will ever guest judge on Top Chef again--I loved it when he was on.

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            Frank Terranova Jan 22, 2010 02:57 PM

            Cheereeo,
            He is funny as hell I saw him when he was at the University last year He did a presentation to the Students and Chefs at J&W. He goofs on certain restaurants espically steak houses which I agree totally. you will laughs like hell
            Enjoy.

            1. malyna Jan 22, 2010 02:22 PM

              I'm going, I can't wait :)

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