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Chandavkl Dec 6, 2013 07:43 AM

This is pretty amusing.


  1. c oliver Dec 6, 2013 08:02 AM

    Clever. And living in Tahoe/Reno, I want to weep as there are NO places with XLB in the area :(

    1. Servorg Dec 6, 2013 08:04 AM

      That's about as creative a piece as I've ever seen. Bravo to Tien Nguyen.

      1. JAB Dec 6, 2013 08:10 AM

        Awesome, much better than the top 10 format. Clever indeed.

        1. blimpbinge Dec 6, 2013 08:55 AM

          Something like this runs through my head every weekend. I'm glad someone did this instead of another lame top 10 list.

          6 Replies
          1. re: blimpbinge
            Ciao Bob Dec 6, 2013 04:01 PM

            "Something like this runs through my head every weekend"
            Me too!
            Love it, ThiN.

            1. re: Ciao Bob
              TonyC Dec 6, 2013 04:31 PM

              "Tien Nguyen", who is not the same as Thi Nguyen. One is off somewhere teaching philosophy, the other one just co-wrote R Choi's new book.

              petty, but important, difference ;)

              I really hope LAW paid her more than the regular fare for this piece. Though since it won't appear in print, I doubt it. Which is sad, because that was probably the most seminal piece of food "writing" in LA for 2013.

              1. re: TonyC
                Ciao Bob Dec 6, 2013 04:36 PM

                Thanks for the clarification TC - stupid-ass white-boy assumption on my part.

                Off-Topic ? -Any booze yet at Chengdu Taste?

                1. re: Ciao Bob
                  TonyC Dec 6, 2013 04:54 PM

                  << -Any booze yet at Chengdu Taste? >>

                  No, and it's not a top priority... However, they are serving PM Cameron's new fave -- cilantro meat balls -- right now.

                  1. re: Ciao Bob
                    kevin Dec 8, 2013 04:37 PM

                    I think Tony just mentioned a couple months back to grab a few brewskis at the car at the parking lot and you'll more than good to go.

                    NO joke.

                  2. re: TonyC
                    kevin Dec 8, 2013 04:36 PM

                    How much do these freelance writers get paid for this piece ?

                    Or the round up done by Jgold acolytes for the Times ?

                    For instance, how much does our esteemed CW get paid for her puff pieces ????

                    Just curious. Thanks man.

              2. TheOffalo Dec 6, 2013 02:13 PM

                Wow, I'm going to print this out!

                1. p
                  PayOrPlay Dec 6, 2013 04:22 PM

                  Wonderful! Loved the Robert Therrien/Wang Xing Ji reference. Bravo, Thi N.!

                  1. s
                    snooze button Dec 7, 2013 10:27 PM

                    Awesomeness. Thanks for sharing!

                    1. c
                      CLowe Dec 8, 2013 04:29 PM

                      Love it.

                      1. k
                        kevin Dec 8, 2013 04:34 PM

                        I will have to pocket this for future reference.

                        1. steve h. Dec 10, 2013 02:33 PM


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