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(USA Today)   Latest trendy hipster restaurant recapitulates last night's dinner with the wife (w video)   (usatoday.com) divider line 79
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2013-10-10 01:33:36 PM
You just wanted to use the word recapitulate in a sentence, didn't you subby.
 
2013-10-10 01:40:56 PM
This is the stupidest idea I've heard today.
 
2013-10-10 01:44:28 PM

ricewater_stool: This is the stupidest idea I've heard today.


It is stupid, but I'd like to assemble a small team of diners to go there and obey the no-talking rule, but deliberately make the loudest chewing, swallowing, smacking, and slurping sounds possible.
 
2013-10-10 01:58:12 PM

Pocket Ninja: ricewater_stool: This is the stupidest idea I've heard today.

It is stupid, but I'd like to assemble a small team of diners to go there and obey the no-talking rule, but deliberately make the loudest chewing, swallowing, smacking, and slurping sounds possible.


Count me in. Moaning should also be encouraged.
 
2013-10-10 02:06:19 PM
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Friggin' foodies.

The worst part is they will probably make a killing in the short term.
 
2013-10-10 02:16:17 PM
Is farting allowed?
 
2013-10-10 02:31:31 PM
I know quite a few people who would really enjoy this place.
 
2013-10-10 02:32:54 PM
Doing it here and there a few times a month?  Slightly interesting.  I hope there's also a "no taking pictures of your food" rule.
 
2013-10-10 02:33:19 PM

Pocket Ninja: You just wanted to use the word recapitulate in a sentence, didn't you subby.


Yeah, you are correct. Indeed I tried a few other headlines and googled recapitulate prior to hitting submit because recapitulate was just too good.
 
2013-10-10 02:33:52 PM
"Chef Nicholas Nauman wanted diners to have a chance to focus on the food"

Right, because when people eat they never think about the food if they're allowed to talk.

Dumbest idea I've heard since that restaurant that made you eat in the dark.
 
2013-10-10 02:34:09 PM

Pocket Ninja: You just wanted to use the word recapitulate in a sentence, didn't you subby.


I've been looking for an excuse go use gargantuan.
 
2013-10-10 02:34:26 PM

UberDave: Is farting allowed?


Sound does not always result.  So you'd have to ask: is audible passing of gas banned, while silent-but-deadly allowed?
 
2013-10-10 02:34:39 PM
"A restaurant in Brooklyn is serving up a four-course, 90-minute meal of organic, locally-sourced food but isn't allowing any chit-chat. The chef hipster douche at 'Eat' says the silence provides a better dining experience."
 
2013-10-10 02:34:53 PM

UberDave: Is farting allowed?


It's applauded.
 
2013-10-10 02:35:31 PM
It's too bad there aren't other restaurants in New York City that one can go to if one disagrees with this rule.
 
2013-10-10 02:35:44 PM
Trendiest restaurant is still:

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2013-10-10 02:35:49 PM

Pocket Ninja: It is stupid, but I'd like to assemble a small team of diners to go there and obey the no-talking rule, but deliberately make the loudest chewing, swallowing, smacking, and slurping sounds possible.


I'm sure those sounds are an ASMR fetish for some people.
 
2013-10-10 02:36:54 PM
How, exactly, am I supposed to get a free meal if I can't kick my chair over and start shrieking 'Cockroach' at the top of my lungs?
/Perhaps a hand-written cardboard sign?
 
2013-10-10 02:37:31 PM
The emphasis on "locally sourced" in restaurants is mostly just BS. A few months ago while visiting Houston, we tried out this popular trendy new restaurant where they claimed everything was locally sourced.

I had the smoked salmon club. In Texas. I arrest my case.
 
2013-10-10 02:41:32 PM
... what? I said...

I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING!
MAKE IT TWO!
WE WANT THE SAME FOOD,
YES, THE SAME THING. OK??
THANKS!

...friggin waiters... WHY'S IT SO QUIET IN HERE!?!??!
 
2013-10-10 02:43:09 PM

Pocket Ninja: ricewater_stool: This is the stupidest idea I've heard today.

It is stupid, but I'd like to assemble a small team of diners to go there and obey the no-talking rule, but deliberately make the loudest chewing, swallowing, smacking, and slurping sounds possible.


Don't forget breathing through your mouth while chewing, both inhaling and exhaling.  My dad did that when we kids, it annoying the fark out of me.
 
2013-10-10 02:43:46 PM

Rurouni: The emphasis on "locally sourced" in restaurants is mostly just BS. A few months ago while visiting Houston, we tried out this popular trendy new restaurant where they claimed everything was locally sourced.

I had the smoked salmon club. In Texas. I arrest my case.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaculture_of_salmon
 
2013-10-10 02:44:05 PM

ricewater_stool: Pocket Ninja: ricewater_stool: This is the stupidest idea I've heard today.

It is stupid, but I'd like to assemble a small team of diners to go there and obey the no-talking rule, but deliberately make the loudest chewing, swallowing, smacking, and slurping sounds possible.

Count me in. Moaning should also be encouraged.


Hells yeah.



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2013-10-10 02:44:38 PM
www.gannett-cdn.com

I'm an uncultured slob out in bumfark Kansas, so I'm curious to know if this is what high-class dining looks like.
 
2013-10-10 02:48:12 PM

Pocket Ninja: ricewater_stool: This is the stupidest idea I've heard today.

It is stupid, but I'd like to assemble a small team of diners to go there and obey the no-talking rule, but deliberately make the loudest chewing, swallowing, smacking, and slurping sounds possible.



What's sign language for "How much for your women?"
 
2013-10-10 02:52:45 PM
Yelp review.

Excerpt from said review:

The kitchen is in pretty plain sight from the rest of the restaurant, and you have to awkwardly walk into the kitchen to get to the bathroom.
 
2013-10-10 02:56:37 PM
I actually like this idea, for once in awhile. Being from a culinary background, I can totally understand a chef wanting the customers to focus more on the food, and I do think that conversation can distract from really savouring the food.
 
2013-10-10 02:57:02 PM

CrackpipeCardozo: [www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

I'm an uncultured slob out in bumfark Kansas, so I'm curious to know if this is what high-class dining looks like.


No but it's what a dump that needs to create media buzz to get people through the door looks like.
 
2013-10-10 02:57:34 PM

JNowe: What's sign language for "How much for your women?"


i.imgur.com
It's a complicated gyration, but the emphasis is on the outward pointing of the thumbs, not so much the legs akimbo.
 
2013-10-10 02:57:39 PM
The place is tiny and the decor is so sparse it looks like an underfunded experiment.  And every dude in the video made my skin crawl, like they were malnourished and ready to die.

Thanks, subby, for making me to never want to go to Brooklyn--it seems the hipster contingent with which I work are pale comparisons to the skells in dipshiat central.  At least the guys here look like they eat a sandwich now and then.

/Want to punch a hipster so hard my hands itch.
 
2013-10-10 02:57:48 PM
I can only imagine that the urge to release thunderous flatulence must be unbearable.
 
2013-10-10 03:01:59 PM

Russ1642


I've been looking for an excuse go use gargantuan.


Apparently putting a black mamba in someone's bag will give you that opportunity.


Do not do this.
 
2013-10-10 03:04:03 PM

Latest trendy hipster restaurant


We're getting our trendy hipster information from 'USA Today' now?
 
jlt
2013-10-10 03:06:42 PM
My first job when I was in high school was working at the local Bob Evans.  One night a couple tour busses pulled in loaded with a deaf mute bowling team.

That was the weirdest night - no talking just the occasional grunting and chewing and plate scraping noise. The only talking was the waitstaff and the manager.

/CSS
 
2013-10-10 03:06:54 PM
I loudly burping and farting allowed?
 
2013-10-10 03:07:27 PM

CrackpipeCardozo: [www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

I'm an uncultured slob out in bumfark Kansas, so I'm curious to know if this is what high-class dining looks like.


Yeah, that nails it. The bare walls reflecting all the sound, the tiny place, the haughty guy at the head of a table and his bored companions... totally. It looks like a lot of trips to lower Manhattan.

I'll admit that a no-talking restaurant would drive me almost as insane as a noisy one. I have tinnitus: I carry ear plugs, but I suspect it'd be rude to bring my iPod. It's time for restaurants to get back to hanging rugs on the walls or otherwise baffle the noise.

The older I get, the more I cook at home. It's cooking! It's not hard. You heat some oil in a skillet, toss in spices, toss in a meat, toss in some veg, serve it on a bed of dark greens with a glass of good beer. Wife's happy, budget's happy, and the bowels are happy.
 
2013-10-10 03:10:45 PM
Farking Brooklyn...
 
2013-10-10 03:12:14 PM

LinaBo: I actually like this idea, for once in awhile. Being from a culinary background, I can totally understand a chef wanting the customers to focus more on the food, and I do think that conversation can distract from really savouring the food.


Wait, I'm confused. Does this chef you describe want people to focus on the food or feed the chef's ego?
 
2013-10-10 03:13:39 PM

jlt: My first job when I was in high school was working at the local Bob Evans.  One night a couple tour busses pulled in loaded with a deaf mute bowling team.

That was the weirdest night - no talking just the occasional grunting and chewing and plate scraping noise. The only talking was the waitstaff and the manager.

/CSS


This sounds like something out of a Coen brothers movie.
 
2013-10-10 03:19:21 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: We're getting our trendy hipster information from 'USA Today' now?


Not me. I get my trendy hipster information from a local newspaper. You've probably never heard of it...
 
2013-10-10 03:19:37 PM
I'D MUCH RATHER HAVE CHILDREN SCREAMING AND RUNNING AROUND THE TABLES WHILE THE JACKASS AT THE TABLE NEXT TO ME PLACES PHONE CALLS
 
2013-10-10 03:24:37 PM
If they didn't have that policy no one would have heard of this joint.

It reminds me of a place in LA where you were supposed to eat in near total darkness. With that place I figured the chef just wasn't good at presentation.

It actually sounds like something that would be fun at a dinner party.
 
2013-10-10 03:30:16 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Russ1642

I've been looking for an excuse go use gargantuan.


Apparently putting a black mamba in someone's bag will give you that opportunity.


Do not do this.


Huh?
 
2013-10-10 03:32:53 PM
I'd consider eating there if that joint also had a "no photography" policy.

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2013-10-10 03:34:38 PM

jlt: My first job when I was in high school was.....


*leans forward and covers jlt's mouth like Diane West did to John Cusack in Bullets Over Broadway*

:Shhhhhh.  Don't speak!"
 
2013-10-10 03:35:54 PM
This place would certainly make for an awkward first date
 
2013-10-10 03:36:29 PM
I would make sure earlier in the day to eat alot of beans, deviled eggs, and cream peas and then while at the restaurant that evening, re-create "Viking Night" like we used to do in college. No utensils. No talking but lots of grunting and noise  from slurping and smacking your food.
 
2013-10-10 03:39:38 PM
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
 
2013-10-10 03:41:37 PM
So farkers are getting upset about something that happens twice a month where peoples willingly volunteer to not talk. I'm all for the hipster hatred but I just don't see it here.
 
2013-10-10 03:46:02 PM

Russ1642


Huh?


Ah. Please watch this snippet from "Kill Bill Vol. 2":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsaG8rJGlyQ
 
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