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More Malarkey [moved from San Diego]

I'll give him credit for one thing...the dude knows how to generate some press. Full page article on the front page of the U/T

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/20...

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  1. A rice crispy treat, not sure he can do that well either.

    1. Sorry, I don't understand all the people buying into the hype. He was responsible for some decent food at Oceanaire, but nothing ground-breaking. He did NOT win Top Chef. I keep waiting for his 15 minutes of fame to end. There, I said it. Bring on the flames.

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      Oceanaire
      San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

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      1. re: foodiechick

        I completely agree with you FC. I can't stand him and wish he would go away already. He's like herpes just when you think it's gone it comes back. Blahhh!!

      2. Diva. Was this guy any good? I've only been to Oceanaire after his reign and wasn't overly impressed. Wondering if it was better with him there. He sure seems to get enough press, even posing in San Diego Magazine ads with wife and son for a Palm Springs Resort. Bathing trunks and that hat, wish he'd lose the latter. Also wish he chose a different area than the Gaslamp for Searsucker, or maybe the goal is to keep it crowded with tourists?

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        Oceanaire
        San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

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        1. re: Island

          Oceanaire was good when he was there. The chain has some financial problems and has closed units. He bailed at probably the right time. Anytime you have an upscale or semi-upscale restaurant begin to have money issues, the product on the table suffers.

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          Oceanaire
          San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

        2. His bloviated grandiose of himself is beyond narcissistic..
          Bunch of Malarkey..

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          1. Last line of the article states "if the food isn't good, he looses all credibility". I think I laughed out loud at that one. :-)

            If he was worried about credibility you would think he would have chosen a different name for the place.

            FC, I doubt you'll get flames. I think your sentiment is echoed by many