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Dec 20, 2013 12:15 PM

Brian Malarkey Did a Today Show Cooking Segment This Morning

It is at the 9:41 am mark on the timeline.

I'd like to hear other people's reaction to his appearance.

To me, he seemed somewhat off - I don't know the right words to describe it - low energy and lackluster do come to mind, but he diligently wedged in plugs for Restaurant Week, Searsucker and his new restaurant that will be opening soon - is it "Gringos"?

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  1. He and Brennan are opening a Herringbone in The Mondrian Hotel in LA.

    1. Note: Edit correction. Malarkey said, "Green Acres", not "Gringos".

      My bad.

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        1. re: DoctorChow

          Yeah, but you lotta love the sheer cheesiness of Green Acres.

          1. re: Tripeler

            Not to get all technical, but there is no "s".
            Two locations and one of only two restaurants I've returned to for a second meal the same day. It's that good.

            1. re: Cathy

              Didn't know that you could drive onto the Qualcomm campus. Interesting. I worked next door for almost ten years and none of us ever heard of Green Acre. Been gone for three years, though, so maybe it's newer than that or rules have changed? Or maybe you're talking about the other location?

              1. re: DoctorChow

                Campus Pointe is the new location; opened in October or November.

                Discounts for people who work there (both locations) but General Public can also park and go in. Both locations open M-F 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                ---and are closed until January 2---

                1. re: Cathy

                  Thanks! I am now General Public (three stars and counting) and will try it sometime.

                  Still think the name is corny, though. Although as GJ suggests, it's reflective of a larger concept (even if persons of the Youth persuasion wouldn't have a clue).

                  P.S. Not to get too techical, but there's no "e" in Campus Point. :-)

                  1. re: DoctorChow

                    The silent 'e' is part of the address on the web link, above. I don't like to have to think much anymore, so never noticed street signs.

                    Attached is a photo of the garden (at the original location). Green Acre has really good food and none of the Malarkey pretentiousness, alcohol or cougars.

                    1. re: Cathy

                      I'm really impressed that Malarkey & Co. would do something like this.

                      Still like "Gringos" better.

                2. re: DoctorChow

                  Green Acre is not at the Qualcomm buildings but in a biotech building which also had some medlabs. Both locations are good additions for lunch with slightly different concepts, e.g. self service at the GA building whereas Campus has servers. Also the Campus location is open longer on some days for happy hour.

                  1. re: honkman

                    Good to know. I prefer table service, given the choice, and will head to the Campus Point location when I go.

                        1. re: DoctorChow

                          You will understand once you visit that location

                          The highlights at both locations are the salads.panini and burger are good to average, pizza and anything sweet are disappointing

        2. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor fleeing the city for the perceived joys of rural life where, inevitably, hilarious confusion ensues.

          I love that show.

          Eddie Albert, in his real life, used his celebrity to be a seminal farm-to-table advocate.

          He had a farm with free range poultry and a cornfield outside his house and if you were invited to dinner, he insisted on serving the day's freshly harvested goodies at their prime.

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          1. re: Gypsy Jan

            OK, I totally misinterpreted the "Green Acre" reference, but I am unashamed about my love for TV trivia.


          2. Gee, how about Stomach Acre as a name?

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