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lawgirl3278 Feb 13, 2012 06:51 AM

Kind of saw this coming....

http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/2012/...

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: lawgirl3278 Feb 13, 2012 07:15 AM

    Coming yes, but sad nonetheless.

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      cwdonald RE: Delucacheesemonger Feb 13, 2012 07:24 AM

      Would have been nice if it had happened prior to the leban article. It will be interesting to see if the Keller alums can make it a destination restaurant again. But the whole issue of maintaining a professional waitstaff in this economy is not exactly easy to fix.

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        bluehensfan RE: cwdonald Feb 13, 2012 09:37 AM

        Or maybe not... http://philly.eater.com/archives/2012...

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          Chefpaulo RE: bluehensfan Feb 13, 2012 11:19 AM

          "Sorry Philly, seems like Georges is being Georges again."
          Another publicity stunt? Talk about "jumping the shark!"
          CP

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            Philly Ray RE: Chefpaulo Feb 13, 2012 11:26 AM

            He can try any stunt he wants but I, for one, will never set foot in that restaurant again, even if someone else offered to pay. I didn't feel our first visit there was worth it, and I felt duped after his decision to remain open.

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              deprofundis RE: Chefpaulo Feb 13, 2012 01:13 PM

              In defense of Georges, he never actually said TKRG was taking over the place. He said Nic Fanucci was taking over. And that doesn't appear to be untrue. He also said a "chef" from Per Se was coming down, but he hasn't named any names, so we'll have to see about that one.

      2. Sarah RE: lawgirl3278 Feb 13, 2012 01:50 PM

        O/T, but what does bec fin translate to?

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          deprofundis RE: Sarah Feb 13, 2012 02:00 PM

          It's a french expression that loosely translates to "the fine palate". The literal translation is "the fine beak".

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