October 31, 2006
October 26, 2006
Somehow, it only came to my attention now that the correct spelling and pronunciation of "an owner of a restaurant" is "restaurateur", not "restauranteur"
Hear it pronounced. I've been saying it wrong all these years.
October 25, 2006
Google Custom Search lets you restrict searches to a specific list of sites, overriding the usual PageRank system
You can choose to set a hard limit on what sites to allow, or just give your list extra weight in the rankings. Google calls this "one of the biggest announcements it will make this quarter."
October 23, 2006
Some chick's analysis on why Lost is losing it
I agree with everything she says. Heroes has become what Lost was to me two years ago.
The first four minutes of Borat
Plus deleted scenes from the movie.
October 22, 2006
R.W. Apple's top ten restaurants that would be worth boarding a plane to visit
Euro-centric and his choice for Shanghai is so unbelievably wrong that I wonder if any of the other nine picks can be trusted.
October 21, 2006
NYT on entrees reaching $40 at many restaurants across the U.S.
A new breed of menu “engineers” have proved that highly priced entrees increase revenue even if no one orders them. A $43 entree makes a $36 one look like a deal.
October 19, 2006
October 18, 2006
Goldberger gives a good review of Gehry's new IAC headquarters in The New Yorker
But spends the second half of the review slamming his Atlantic Yards proposal.
The New Yorker has the story about how Steve Wynn accidentally punctured, with his elbow, Picasso's "Le Rêve" while talking about it
He had a signed contract to sell it for USD139 million at the time.
Stories of unexpected fees diners have encountered at restaurants and the restaurants' responses at Zagat.com
Nobu Next Door charges 10% service charge for take-out. We're not even talking about delivery, just take-out!