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Entries in Hated It: Food, drink, service, etc. (9)


WWJD? Certainly, not this.

Nothing chaps my hide worse than a bigot.  And, for some reason, especially bigots in the "Bible Belt."  Perhaps it's because I've fallen victim to "Bible Belt Bigotry," myself.  In any case, check out this ridiculous letter that a restaurant owner handed to a lesbian couple upon exiting his establishment (click on the photo to read the full article):

Source: WCTI12

Seriously?  Gag me.  Because if Jesus was as awesome of a dude as history shows, he wouldn't hate on gay folk.  Not then.  And, certainly, not now. 


Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle


Pete Wells: Is he a total a-hole or was he just being (brutally) honest?

Staff restaurant reviewer/critic, Pete Wells, bashed the shit out of Guy Fieri's new Times Square 500-seater, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, in yesterday's NY Times.  If you haven't read it yet, click here for the article.  I'd love to hear what you think, and whether you agree/disagree with Mr. Wells' intensity...


Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle


Restaurants & Bars with a dash of 'tude

I have a BIG problem paying for crappy service.  Here are some NYC restaurants and bars that have some of the most memorably rude/aloof employee 'tude:

Don't worry, this list will continue to grow as I continue to eat and drink my way through the city...


Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle


Don't you hate it when...

...you order an appetizer of guacamole and salsa at a Mexican restaurant and, while the dips are authentic and highly flavorful, the accompanying tostados/chips are store-bought crap that taste like salted cardboard?  This is exactly what went down last night during Alex and my dinner at Cafe El Portal.  And to make matters worse?  The rice that was served with my chile rellenos was about as authentically Mexican as 'General Tso's Chicken' is Chinese.