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Can you imagine a couple of hardcore NY gangbangers getting into a knife fight? People would think it was cute.I can just picture you walking along wearing a Steed suit, perfect tie and impeccable pocket square . . . and carrying a samurai sword. Passing cops are shaking their heads thinking, "No way. I'm not writing that report."
It's also, as Piobaire points out, that a lot of these people, especially during restaurant week, don't know what they are talking about. I've usually found restaurant week menus to be as well-prepared as anything the restaurant does. The dishes are typically something the restaurant offers anyway, although the portions are often smaller. It's not like Le Gavroche is suddenly going to offer a special menu featuring tater tots and beanie weenies.But often, people are trying...
Yes. This is absolutely correct. The signal-to-noise ratio is incredibly low. Yelp is an expression of the modern fallacy that everyone should have a voice and everyone's opinion is equal. But some opinions are more equal than others. That's just the way it is.If most of the reviewers were decent, they would give lower ratings along with thoughtful commentary. The example you give is a perfect example of someone loving something for no other reason than that they...
Isn't that an awfully long cooking time for a steak? Even for a relatively tough cut like chuck?
The problem with Yelp -- or, rather, one of the problems with Yelp -- isn't the occasional negative rating, it's all the positive ones. Yelp ratings are a lot like transaction ratings on ebay where anything less than "AAAAAAA+++++++ seller! Great transaction! Prompt Delivery!" is considered a mortal insult. Logically, the average Yelp rating ought to be 3 stars. I'd bet the average is actually about 4.5. People are far more likely to rate a place favorably simply because...
Ah, San Francisco. There's something fishy about this story. What San Fo-living, flannel-wearing hipster would refuse to wait in a line to get into a restaurant? Typically, they won't eat in a restaurant unless they have to wait in line.The restaurant's response is much better, by the way, if you imagine the voice of the City Wok guy from South Park while you read it.
Did you go upstate yourself to source the ingredients directly from the farms or did you wimp out and get them from the Park Slope farmer's market?
On SF, you ask this?I can only commend to you the example of SG who wants to start sharpening his sharpening stones.
Rat hunting? Why come to San Francisco? Do the ones in NY return fire or what?
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