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Sam Sifton reviews Top Chef Ed....

JCap Aug 24, 2010 07:38 PM

...It wasn't pretty:
"the cooking at Plein Sud reveals itself to be lacking in flavor, texture, temperature or interest"


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    pitterpatter RE: JCap Aug 24, 2010 08:32 PM

    Yikes! This is probably the lowest review he has written. Rated "fair." That is below Nello's, which I remember, perhaps incorrectly, as "Satisfactory."

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      dach RE: JCap Aug 24, 2010 09:53 PM

      ah. the review sounds like karma biting back, calling ed out as sloppy, bad technique, uninspired. In my head I can hear it done in Ed's dour Eeyore voice

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        LaLa RE: dach Aug 26, 2010 10:34 AM

        Eeyeore...I have been trying to put my finger on it,,,,,you are so right!

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        DGresh RE: JCap Aug 25, 2010 06:47 AM

        That was truely an "ouch" review!

        1. SDGourmand RE: JCap Aug 25, 2010 08:19 AM

          Sifton did not hold back on that one. Damn, I would hate to be Ed right now.

          1. Caitlin McGrath RE: JCap Aug 25, 2010 08:52 AM

            The Village Voice came to a similar conclusion three weeks ago.

            Title: "Plein Sud Plain Sucks."

            First line: "Ever been to a place where the food knocks your eyes out, but when you taste it—blech!"


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              The Dairy Queen RE: Caitlin McGrath Aug 26, 2010 09:44 AM

              What's funny (and sad) is that one review referenced McDonald's burgers and the other, Burger King's fries...



            2. ChefJune RE: JCap Aug 25, 2010 10:18 AM

              Wow! Those reviews are so bad they may have a retro effect. Hard to believe the place could be THAT awful.

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                LaLa RE: ChefJune Aug 26, 2010 10:41 AM

                The New York Times one was much better written....the VV one sounds pissy and personal.

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