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"Hardcore Gastrophile"

This is Gawker's cheeky review of the Central Park Boathouse. It's by the same writer who did the TGIF mozzarella stick endurance challenge.

I don't find this quite as funny, but have to admit - the idea of someone referring to themselves seriously as a 'hardcore gastrophile' is a new one for me. http://gawker.com/the-best-restaurant...

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  1. Wow, that was some tough going. A pile of smug, "oh, aren't we witty", self-referential rambling masquerading as a restaurant review. I give it one star.

    "Gastrophile" is on the Merriam-Webster site as a "new word". First time I've seen it (or heard it) also.

    1. that was hard to read - ugh I guess there may be a review in there somewhere but I don't care to find it

      I hate people who make fun of waiters - even waiters obnoxious enough to use the term "hard core gastrophile" double ugh

      can we just abbreviate it to HCG and bring it into common parlance? That would be awesome

      I'm inviting a few HCG friends over tonight for cocktails and lamb tagine

      or Hey I'm going to be in Brooklyn on Tuesday for a bachelor party and me and my HCG friends would like to start the night with some premo oysters - any recs?

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      1. re: JTPhilly

        And have people think all your friends are either pregnant, or taking HCG injections for weight loss? Too weird. Not to mention the strange recommendations you'd get for food and beverages.

        1. re: mcsheridan

          ok well I changed my mind anyway I am going to self identify as a "Gastronomer" from now on

          http://wordsofyesterday.blogspot.com/...

          1. re: JTPhilly

            I read your source material; I like it! I like it!

            Gastronomer it is.

            Even if some think it means someone who studies Food Stars. ;p

      2. Ugh. I can't even finish the article.

        1. Gastrophile. Sounds to me like someone who enjoys their visits to the GI doctor too much.

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          1. re: rockycat

            That was my first thought, GMTA.

            1. re: mcf

              and I went to gastropod...as in snails.

              1. re: sunshine842

                alternatively, could just be a lover of sunchokes. Love the taste, hate the rocket fuel.

            2. re: rockycat

              My first thought was someone with a serious GERD problem :/

            3. I think "foochebagueria" has a new candidate for membership!

                1. re: paulj

                  Many of us here can (and probably should) call ourselves "gastroNuts", but "gastronaut"?

                  That sounds like someone who imagines he's taken the preparation of food beyond the upper stratosphere, figuratively speaking.

                  I should point out I've never heard of Bob Blumer, but he does sound delusional.