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Brian Malarkey Did a Today Show Cooking Segment This Morning

Gypsy Jan Dec 20, 2013 12:15 PM

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"?


  1. foodiechick Dec 20, 2013 12:32 PM

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

    1. Gypsy Jan Dec 20, 2013 02:51 PM

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

      My bad.

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      1. re: Gypsy Jan
        DoctorChow Dec 20, 2013 03:18 PM

        I like "Gringos" better.

        1. re: DoctorChow
          Tripeler Dec 20, 2013 04:51 PM

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

          1. re: Tripeler
            Cathy Dec 20, 2013 05:34 PM

            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
              DoctorChow Dec 20, 2013 05:56 PM

              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
                Cathy Dec 20, 2013 07:39 PM

                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
                  DoctorChow Dec 20, 2013 07:51 PM

                  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
                    Cathy Dec 20, 2013 08:13 PM

                    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
                      DoctorChow Dec 20, 2013 08:18 PM

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

                      Still like "Gringos" better.

                2. re: DoctorChow
                  honkman Dec 20, 2013 10:05 PM

                  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
                    DoctorChow Dec 21, 2013 11:05 AM

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

                    1. re: DoctorChow
                      honkman Dec 21, 2013 11:38 AM

                      Just take a horse or cow

                      1. re: honkman
                        DoctorChow Dec 21, 2013 01:45 PM

                        LOL. Noted.

                        1. re: DoctorChow
                          honkman Dec 21, 2013 03:50 PM

                          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. Gypsy Jan Dec 20, 2013 05:02 PM

          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
            Gypsy Jan Dec 21, 2013 02:34 PM

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


          2. Tripeler Dec 21, 2013 08:04 PM

            Gee, how about Stomach Acre as a name?

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            1. re: Tripeler
              DoctorChow Dec 21, 2013 10:00 PM

              Oy vey...

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