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2018-07-10 06:26:25 PM  
 
2018-07-10 07:16:45 PM  
From TFA: Pith, a two- or three-times-weekly supper club held not in a restaurant but on the ground floor of a chic Brooklyn townhouse.
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2018-07-10 07:31:53 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: CBS 2 Investigation: Underground - And Illegal - NYC Dinner Parties


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2018-07-10 07:32:30 PM  
Because paying for a meal that isn't bacon double cheeseburgers is "falling for anything".
 
2018-07-10 07:33:09 PM  
The first rule of Supper Club is you don't talk about Supper Club.

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2018-07-10 07:38:52 PM  
TFA follows him as he looks for the finest weed to serve for dinner. Maybe it's not the food?
 
2018-07-10 07:42:24 PM  

jaytkay: Because paying for a meal that isn't bacon double cheeseburgers is "falling for anything".


I would have to eat it before I would judge it.

I dated a girl from NYC, who ran a supper club in Philly.  She trained in NYC, France, and Spain.

It was the worse food you ever ate.  But she looked like Catherine Zeta Jones and had personality for days.

She did it in a little apartment in Rittenhouse, 10 people at a time and 50 a pop. In 2001.  3 days a week.

She told me "I am a horrible chef, but these people think they are cool so they eat whatever I put in front of them".

I think she sourced her ingredients from WAWA.
 
2018-07-10 07:45:34 PM  
almost bouncy millennialism

As an older Millennial:

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Tell him to go die.
 
2018-07-10 07:52:31 PM  
Chinese-American rapper Bohan Phoenix and musician and social justice activist Synead

Sounds just like the crowd at Cracker Barrel.
 
2018-07-10 07:55:38 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: almost bouncy millennialism

As an older Millennial:

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Tell him to go die.


"Youthful exuberance" got struck out by the editor because the piece failed the millenial quota without it.
 
2018-07-10 07:58:07 PM  
Sounds like a good suicide candidate when it all falls apart.
 
kab
2018-07-10 08:00:19 PM  
Food is too interesting of a topic to just be about satiating hunger

It really isn't though.  Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.   But I digress.

Smart business plan, really.  Run a restaurant without any of the business overhead of running a restaurant.
 
2018-07-10 08:03:12 PM  
"It's definitely kind of a secret and I think that's the interesting part about it. And a lot of it is word of mouth," Patlazhan said.

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2018-07-10 08:08:04 PM  

kab: Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.


Nonsense. Everywhere has a food culture and fatassery is not universal. The Vietnamese are about the slimmest people on Earth and their cuisine is world renowned.
 
2018-07-10 08:11:48 PM  

IHadMeAVision: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: almost bouncy millennialism

As an older Millennial:

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Tell him to go die.

"Youthful exuberance" got struck out by the editor because the piece failed the millenial quota without it.


Either one of those phrases continues to merit the Brutal!Toki treatment.
 
2018-07-10 08:17:32 PM  

kab: Food is too interesting of a topic to just be about satiating hunger

It really isn't though.  Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.   But I digress.

Smart business plan, really.  Run a restaurant without any of the business overhead of running a restaurant.


If you don't understand that food is culture I feel very sorry for you
 
2018-07-10 08:32:00 PM  

jaytkay: Because paying for a meal that isn't bacon double cheeseburgers is "falling for anything".


There are people in a city with a population of 9 million who are "gullible enough" to do things other people aren't interested in? Fancy that.
 
2018-07-10 08:38:54 PM  

jaytkay: kab: Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.

Nonsense. Everywhere has a food culture and fatassery is not universal. The Vietnamese are about the slimmest people on Earth and their cuisine is world renowned.


Vietnamese cuisine is incredible.  And they are slim.

But diabetes is rampant in Asian men.  60% of the worlds diabetic are Asian.

In Asian cultures.

http://asiandiabetesprevention.org/wh​a​t-is-diabetes/why-are-asians-higher-ri​sk

And in Vietnam.

http://www.wpro.who.int/vietnam/media​c​entre/features/feature_world_health_da​y_2016_vietnam/en/


In the country of my father, Colombia has a ton of skinny diabetics.  Due to all the starches as well.
 
2018-07-10 09:20:32 PM  

theflatline: But diabetes is rampant in Asian men.  60% of the worlds diabetic are Asian.


Aren't about 60% of the world's people Asian?
 
2018-07-10 09:29:44 PM  
"It's really a lot of fun to have like an 80-year-old couple and a 12-year-old boy chit-chatting next to each other,"
Fun?  Chit-chatting?  Yeah, 12 year olds are really good at conversation.
 
2018-07-10 09:34:21 PM  
Lemmie know when this guy is pulling anywhere near the numbers of those 'megachurch' heads.  Basically:  This  guy's small-con ain't but a drop in the bucket.
 
2018-07-10 10:21:47 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: jaytkay: Because paying for a meal that isn't bacon double cheeseburgers is "falling for anything".

There are people in a city with a population of 9 million who are "gullible enough" to do things other people aren't interested in? Fancy that.


This is the reservation at Dorsia for this generation. It's all about the hot ticket exclusibity so they can brag about it.
 
2018-07-10 10:30:16 PM  

Travis_Bickle: EdwardTellerhands: jaytkay: Because paying for a meal that isn't bacon double cheeseburgers is "falling for anything".

There are people in a city with a population of 9 million who are "gullible enough" to do things other people aren't interested in? Fancy that.

This is the reservation at Dorsia for this generation. It's all about the hot ticket exclusibity so they can brag about it.


It's $95! That's less than good tix to a Broadway show, less than Le Cirque. For NYC, that's a middlin'-high date.
 
2018-07-10 10:44:00 PM  
Feh. It's not even in an abandoned water tank. Where's this kid's initiative?
 
2018-07-10 11:02:11 PM  

bighairyguy: Sounds like a good suicide candidate when it all falls apart.


He studied directly with Joseph Stiglitz, so when he turns out to be wrong and the whole house burns down, he'll have already gotten the upside credit and moved on to new things.
 
2018-07-10 11:03:51 PM  

BumpInTheNight: This  guy's small-con ain't but a drop in the bucket.


No idea why this story angers people.

I read about this kid a while ago. His high school newspaper called him The Next Martha Stewart.

Like people you know. You might know somebody whose obsession is cars. Or scuba diving. Or painting. Or music. Or woodworking. This guy is cooking-crazy.

This kid is obsessed with cooking and loves to put on dinner parties. He didn't care if all he had was a hot plate in a dorm room, he figured out how to put on a great show.

As someone who dabbles in lots of things without concentrating on one, I'm more than a bit envious of him for having the focus and energy.
 
2018-07-10 11:09:45 PM  

kab: Food is too interesting of a topic to just be about satiating hunger

It really isn't though.


It really is, though.  It is one of the few human endeavors that deliberately stimulates all five human senses.  It is a genuine art and science.

Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.   But I digress.

Commercial substitution of HFCS and processed foods along with subsidizing the wrong end of the nutritional pyramid is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.
 
2018-07-10 11:20:49 PM  

kab: Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.


As others have said...no.

Afa the guy in the article, I'd have to try his food to see if it's worth the hype.  The price certainly isn't out of line for a 10-course tasting meal in NYC.
 
2018-07-10 11:21:33 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: "It's really a lot of fun to have like an 80-year-old couple and a 12-year-old boy chit-chatting next to each other,"
Fun?  Chit-chatting?  Yeah, 12 year olds are really good at conversation.


Considering what I see Farkers posting what they consider a "discussion" in the Sports and Politics Tabs, I'll listen to a kid blather on about Fortnite.
 
2018-07-11 12:05:44 AM  

jaytkay: BumpInTheNight: This  guy's small-con ain't but a drop in the bucket.

No idea why this story angers people.

I read about this kid a while ago. His high school newspaper called him The Next Martha Stewart.

Like people you know. You might know somebody whose obsession is cars. Or scuba diving. Or painting. Or music. Or woodworking. This guy is cooking-crazy.

This kid is obsessed with cooking and loves to put on dinner parties. He didn't care if all he had was a hot plate in a dorm room, he figured out how to put on a great show.

As someone who dabbles in lots of things without concentrating on one, I'm more than a bit envious of him for having the focus and energy.


He's a pretentious douchebag spouting trendy nonsense. I think that about covers it.
 
2018-07-11 12:27:51 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: jaytkay: BumpInTheNight: This  guy's small-con ain't but a drop in the bucket.

No idea why this story angers people.

I read about this kid a while ago. His high school newspaper called him The Next Martha Stewart.

Like people you know. You might know somebody whose obsession is cars. Or scuba diving. Or painting. Or music. Or woodworking. This guy is cooking-crazy.

This kid is obsessed with cooking and loves to put on dinner parties. He didn't care if all he had was a hot plate in a dorm room, he figured out how to put on a great show.

As someone who dabbles in lots of things without concentrating on one, I'm more than a bit envious of him for having the focus and energy.

He's a pretentious douchebag spouting trendy nonsense. I think that about covers it.


He has the drive and ambition, but he's obviously a dilletante when it comes to cooking. It does look like he hired a decent sous chef. So that guys does all the cooking and sweater boi there is basically the Maitre 'd face of it all. Pop stars need bands to back them up. Plus, he's bringing kids in and showing them the basics of cooking and ingredients. That's pretty decent.

Still, as Edward Armeggedonhands pointed out, 95 bucks is sweet fark all in NYC.
 
2018-07-11 12:38:33 AM  

jaytkay: Because paying for a meal that isn't bacon double cheeseburgers is "falling for anything".


The guy admits he's a shiatty cook.....sometimes a cigar is a farking cigar and a dumbass is a dumbass
 
2018-07-11 12:49:27 AM  
London too, apparently.
 
2018-07-11 02:23:52 AM  
Go find yourself an Eastern European grandmother..tell her your hungry..
Bring your stretchy pants..you aren't finished until she says you are...
 
2018-07-11 05:14:44 AM  

bighairyguy: Sounds like a good suicide candidate when it all falls apart.


Because he won't have his musical or academic talents or family connections to fall back on.
 
2018-07-11 08:15:51 AM  
That's the worst scam to ever be run out of Columbia that doesn't involve a mattress.
 
2018-07-11 08:27:03 AM  

IlGreven: That's the worst scam to ever be run out of Columbia that doesn't involve a mattress.


Or discount music!
 
2018-07-11 10:42:10 AM  
I think that sounds pretty cool, I'd try it.
 
2018-07-11 10:43:44 AM  
Folks, this is what happens when you try too hard to be cool.  From the "chef" to the customers.  

"What's Gucci?" said the 80 pound, mousy looking white guy.

I especially loved the picture of him doling out portions from what appeared to be a takeout container.
 
2018-07-11 10:45:01 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: He's a pretentious douchebag spouting trendy nonsense. I think that about covers it.


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2018-07-11 11:01:45 AM  
Meh, good on him I guess for turning a side hustle into a legitimate money making enterprise.  Hope he has some long-term plans.  Fads burn bright and fast in New York.
 
2018-07-11 11:08:32 AM  
I have to say that every quote from him felt like listening to fingernails on the blackboard. But in the grand list of screwed up stuff, I hope we get to a day when this is worth getting worked up over.

The dude has hustle though, and I'll not fault him for that.
 
2018-07-11 11:38:51 AM  
"He's a pretentious douchebag spouting trendy nonsense."

And you never were?
 
2018-07-11 11:46:11 AM  

theflatline: jaytkay: kab: Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.

Nonsense. Everywhere has a food culture and fatassery is not universal. The Vietnamese are about the slimmest people on Earth and their cuisine is world renowned.

Vietnamese cuisine is incredible.  And they are slim.

But diabetes is rampant in Asian men.  60% of the worlds diabetic are Asian.

In Asian cultures.

http://asiandiabetesprevention.org/wha​t-is-diabetes/why-are-asians-higher-ri​sk

And in Vietnam.

http://www.wpro.who.int/vietnam/mediac​entre/features/feature_world_health_da​y_2016_vietnam/en/


In the country of my father, Colombia has a ton of skinny diabetics.  Due to all the starches as well.


My Asian doctor told me to take all baselines for white people and make them 10% less for them to be my baselines (I'm Asian too).
 
2018-07-11 11:54:52 AM  

Shazam999: theflatline: jaytkay: kab: Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.

Nonsense. Everywhere has a food culture and fatassery is not universal. The Vietnamese are about the slimmest people on Earth and their cuisine is world renowned.

Vietnamese cuisine is incredible.  And they are slim.

But diabetes is rampant in Asian men.  60% of the worlds diabetic are Asian.

In Asian cultures.

http://asiandiabetesprevention.org/wha​t-is-diabetes/why-are-asians-higher-ri​sk

And in Vietnam.

http://www.wpro.who.int/vietnam/mediac​entre/features/feature_world_health_da​y_2016_vietnam/en/


In the country of my father, Colombia has a ton of skinny diabetics.  Due to all the starches as well.

My Asian doctor told me to take all baselines for white people and make them 10% less for them to be my baselines (I'm Asian too).


I found out about it when I worked as an insurance underwriter, if you want to scare the shiat out yourself(anyone not just Asians) plug yourself in.

They pretty much can nail the math on health issues.  They have the data.
 
2018-07-11 12:27:34 PM  

theflatline: I found out about it when I worked as an insurance underwriter, if you want to scare the shiat out yourself(anyone not just Asians) plug yourself in.

They pretty much can nail the math on health issues.  They have the data.


I actually have a discount on my life insurance because of my weight and my excellent bloodwork results.  I have a 31" waist which apparently only 2% of all American men have.
 
2018-07-11 01:10:15 PM  

Shazam999: theflatline: jaytkay: kab: Making it about something more than refueling is how we wind up with our current state of obesity.

Nonsense. Everywhere has a food culture and fatassery is not universal. The Vietnamese are about the slimmest people on Earth and their cuisine is world renowned.

Vietnamese cuisine is incredible.  And they are slim.

But diabetes is rampant in Asian men.  60% of the worlds diabetic are Asian.

In Asian cultures.

http://asiandiabetesprevention.org/wha​t-is-diabetes/why-are-asians-higher-ri​sk

And in Vietnam.

http://www.wpro.who.int/vietnam/mediac​entre/features/feature_world_health_da​y_2016_vietnam/en/


In the country of my father, Colombia has a ton of skinny diabetics.  Due to all the starches as well.

My Asian doctor told me to take all baselines for white people and make them 10% less for them to be my baselines (I'm Asian too).


Huh, racism.  I was reliably informed that all races were exactly alike.
 
2018-07-11 01:14:18 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: Huh, racism.  I was reliably informed that all races were exactly alike.


Ever heard of the WEIRD acronym?  It's part of the problem with many studies.
 
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