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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Drinkwaters, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps something like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. thealbatross

    thealbatross Active Member

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    I imagine the Style CafÃ[​IMG] as an internet cafÃ[​IMG], where each member sits in their underwear in separate cubicles thinking of obscure references to Persian hatters, or formulating an endless list of questions concerning button stance and lapel roll that when placed in the right order spell out the name of the lost vest maker of Babylon. Perhaps the cubicles when stacked next to each other form a hexagon that spirals into eternity, trapping each new generation of lost desperate souls seeking the Seven Fold noose. I imagine the Style CafÃ[​IMG] as bespoke quicksand, on the surface rippling like a sheet of steel blue super 120’s, Goodyear welted for posterity, never to lose its sole. This is the Style CafÃ[​IMG] that I envision in a balding specter of elegance unseen by the plebeians of the multitudes of suburbia blinded by their pedestrian rags.
     
  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps something like this:

    Brasserie Ruhlmann
     
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    after the discussion in the "stiffed a waitress" thread, it is imperative that all food preparation be done in front of the diner. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Well-Known Member

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    Can we have dueling pistols upon request?
    Place your orders now. [​IMG] Will there be a back yard or a beer garden with more than twenty paces?
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Foie gras is good food.
    I wear leather and like veal. I think it's hard to compare the relative suffering of animals. I think traditional methods of preparaing foie gras -- even though they invovle massaging the bird's neck and funneling food down its neck -- are more humane than having some machine stuff the bird, which appears to be what happens in industrial preparation. Foie gras preapration was apparently inspired by realizing that the massive amounts geese gorged themselves before migration made for tasty liver.

    I don't want any banned member tossing my salad.
     
  7. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Well-Known Member

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    The first rule of the Style Forum Cafe is that you don't talk about the fight club in the basement.

    Wow, This conjures another story (any Soprano's fan will appreciate this) of an occassion when I was a teenager visiting our Italian North End. This part of the city Boston was very Italian and had its reputations to harbor, well, you no who I'm talking about.
    We were hanging around and I had to urinate so bad that I ran into this Cafe, I think it was called Villa Pompei, and asked to use the toilet. Well this very gruff guy said,"Kid, down those stairs". So, I decended this very dark staircase to a hallway with a bunch of doorways, none of them clearly marked. Well, because of my impending drenching of my then premium denim, I chose the first door I saw.
    Smoke bellowed out after opening the door and as soon as it cleared and I had my vision back, I realized that I was someplace I shouldn't be. About ten or twelve guys, some standing and some huddled in a corner around a table became annoyed that I had interupted there meeting. Man, I saw bondage and death before my eyes. "What the fuck, who are you, whataya doing here kid" one said to me. I was stupified, "ah, have to take a piss, guess I have the wrong room" I said. Get outta here, it's down the hall.
    You can imagine that all the God Father type stories and movies were reeling through my head. When I got back out to the hallway, I ran as fast as I could and forgot all about what I had to do.
    My freinds were waiting for me outside the Cafe and didn't believe anything I told them about what had just happened. I wasn't about to prove it to them.

    Best Regards,

    Gary
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, the cafe serves lamb. All diners who order a lamb dish are approached every five minutes by a waiter asking, "You like it?"

    The cafe serves pasta as well, although there is an ongoing debate over whether it is appropriate for business (lunch).

    The cafe employs an Asian chef who makes made-to-order sushi. The sushi is really cheap and really good, but takes foreover to arrive. Loyalists swear it is the best sushi they have ever eaten and ask fellow diners to "critique my sushi." Other diners never receive their order and wonder if the chef has left the kitchen to go catch the fish himself.

    The most popular dishes are the English ones. They are very expensive, but every several months prices are slashed, sending diners into a frenzy. Every few years there is a fire sale, and diners leave their office jobs for the day to line up for the special.

    The cafe has a bar where fistfights often break out over arguments involving politics and religion. Most diners do their best to avoid this section.
     
  9. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Foie gras is good food.
    I wear leather and like veal. I think it's hard to compare the relative suffering of animals. I think traditional methods of preparaing foie gras -- even though they invovle massaging the bird's neck and funneling food down its neck -- are more humane than having some machine stuff the bird, which appears to be what happens in industrial preparation. Foie gras preapration was apparently inspired by realizing that the massive amounts geese gorged themselves before migration made for tasty liver.

    I don't want any banned member tossing my salad.


    Re fg, don't agree regarding the "humaneness" of all that but that is for a different thread. Should just mention that the fat liver quotient is due to be being force-fed. In the wild it is not possible for the birds to consume that amount of food. From an evolutionary standpoint that would make them sitting ducks for predators, so to speak. [​IMG]
    As a sidenote, most birds can get such problems to varying degrees - my own monk parrot had liver trouble (in veterinary cirlces they call it "fatty liver syndrome") after being fed mostly seed by the attendants when she was young. We had to give her a much leaner diet for quite sometime, it reduces the bird's life expectancy by a huge margin. Thankfully blood tests have cleared her from all this.

    Now for the salad tossing, good call [​IMG]
    No one has mentiioned the sudden appearance of old customers in (not very good) disguises suddenly jumping in through the window then hopping on tables interrupting the conversation with weird statements then immediately leapfrogging a regular to do the same on an adjacent table. All the while the management is chasing them down with a stick
     
  10. ATM

    ATM Well-Known Member

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    Will there be a VIP section for international bankers, steel magnates, etc.? Other patrons would not be allowed to see the customers in this section.
     
  11. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Will there be a VIP section for international bankers, steel magnates, etc.? Other patrons would not be allowed to see the customers in this section.

    Good one. We can call it The Mittal Room

    [​IMG]
     
  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Good one. We can call it The Mittal Room

    [​IMG]


    It's protected by Triads.

    Jon.
     
  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, the cafe serves lamb. All diners who order a lamb dish are approached every five minutes by a waiter asking, "You like it?"

    The cafe serves pasta as well, although there is an ongoing debate over whether it is appropriate for business (lunch).

    The cafe employs an Asian chef who makes made-to-order sushi. The sushi is really cheap and really good, but takes foreover to arrive. Loyalists swear it is the best sushi they have ever eaten and ask fellow diners to "critique my sushi." Other diners never receive their order and wonder if the chef has left the kitchen to go catch the fish himself.

    The most popular dishes are the English ones. They are very expensive, but every several months prices are slashed, sending diners into a frenzy. Every few years there is a fire sale, and diners leave their office jobs for the day to line up for the special.

    The cafe has a bar where fistfights often break out over arguments involving politics and religion. Most diners do their best to avoid this section.


    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  14. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, This conjures another story (any Soprano's fan will appreciate this) of an occassion when I was a teenager visiting our Italian North End. This part of the city Boston was very Italian and had its reputations to harbor, well, you no who I'm talking about.
    We were hanging around and I had to urinate so bad that I ran into this Cafe, I think it was called Villa Pompei, and asked to use the toilet. Well this very gruff guy said,"Kid, down those stairs". So, I decended this very dark staircase to a hallway with a bunch of doorways, none of them clearly marked. Well, because of my impending drenching of my then premium denim, I chose the first door I saw.
    Smoke bellowed out after opening the door and as soon as it cleared and I had my vision back, I realized that I was someplace I shouldn't be. About ten or twelve guys, some standing and some huddled in a corner around a table became annoyed that I had interupted there meeting. Man, I saw bondage and death before my eyes. "What the fuck, who are you, whataya doing here kid" one said to me. I was stupified, "ah, have to take a piss, guess I have the wrong room" I said. Get outta here, it's down the hall.
    You can imagine that all the God Father type stories and movies were reeling through my head. When I got back out to the hallway, I ran as fast as I could and forgot all about what I had to do.
    My freinds were waiting for me outside the Cafe and didn't believe anything I told them about what had just happened. I wasn't about to prove it to them.

    Best Regards,

    Gary

    I've eaten at the Villa Pompeii; fortunately didn't open any unmarked doors. I could see it though--that underground lair they call a dining room would be perfect for it.
     
  15. countdemoney

    countdemoney Well-Known Member

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    I think that black after 6pm would be perfectly acceptable in the cafe. One could then pop in for a light refreshment before starting or finishing the evening.

    I believe the basement room has a squirrel theme.
     
  16. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Well-Known Member

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    I think we should offer a Style Forum Bib for those anal types who tend to wear there meal on themselves.

    Gary
     
  17. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    I want to have stunt car accidents on the quarter hour for our viewing pleasure.
     
  18. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Well-Known Member

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    I want to have stunt car accidents on the quarter hour for our viewing pleasure.
    Breadsticks and circuses...
     
  19. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    I want to have stunt car accidents on the quarter hour for our viewing pleasure.

    Featuring Excaliburs in spectacular crash-&-burns.
     
  20. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    Smoke bellowed out after opening the door and as soon as it cleared and I had my vision back, I realized that I was someplace I shouldn't be. About ten or twelve guys, some standing and some huddled in a corner around a table became annoyed that I had interupted there meeting. Man, I saw bondage and death before my eyes. "What the fuck, who are you, whataya doing here kid" one said to me. I was stupified, "ah, have to take a piss, guess I have the wrong room" I said. Get outta here, it's down the hall.
    You can imagine that all the God Father type stories and movies were reeling through my head. When I got back out to the hallway, I ran as fast as I could and forgot all about what I had to do.
    My freinds were waiting for me outside the Cafe and didn't believe anything I told them about what had just happened. I wasn't about to prove it to them.


    good thing nothing happened to you. we all still remember what joe pesci did to spider years ago.
     

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