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Sam Sifton reviews Top Chef Ed....

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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"

http://events.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/...

  1. ChefJune 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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    1. re: ChefJune
      LaLa Aug 26, 2010 10:41 AM

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

    2. Caitlin McGrath 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!"

      http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-08-0...

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      1. re: Caitlin McGrath
        The Dairy Queen 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...

        Shame.

        ~TDQ

      2. SDGourmand Aug 25, 2010 08:19 AM

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

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          DGresh Aug 25, 2010 06:47 AM

          That was truely an "ouch" review!

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            dach 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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            1. re: dach
              LaLa 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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              pitterpatter 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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