Today in Dinning: snarky self-aware comment or New York Times’ ironic editing?

I promised myself that I would wait until I had time to select a restaurant that had been review by multiple publications, assemble their reviews and go to the restaurant before commenting. I truly meant to avoid the simple grammatical and structural critiques that have followed my introductory recritique of Commerce. However, The New York Times has beaten me yet again, though at least it was not through the medium of Frank Bruni.

Look at the front page of the Times. Go to the bottom right. Find the normal location for its blurb about the food section. Snort at the DINNING section. Repeat.

There is the possibility, I suppose, that the editors have changed the section to the "Dinning" section, having recognized that it simply makes a din, and does not provide much information about dining and less about food. But I doubt it. Ironic editing error, though.


News Flash: NYC has run out of restaurants

I don't have the time at the moment to provide a more in-depth look at Bruni's opus pusillus (though I suppose that's a bit contradictory), but I did want to share my sadness that, apparently, NYC has run out of restaurants. All of the worthy restaurants that have opened since February 2007 have been reviewed. We have reach the bottom of the culinary barrel. Otherwise, why would Sr. Bruni have to repeat himself? I suppose we could posit that this is a review of David Chang, rather than Momofuku Ssam Bar, as Bruni seems to have a crush. But, if that is the case, at least change the title and own up to it!