Fun Foody Friday

I’ve never been so endeared to writing in as much as I have the past two years. When I get the Wine Spectator, I read the feature articles and then simply skip the restaurant reviews. Purely because it’s a little out of my league, and I don’t always want to wonder if I should be wearing a tie or if my pants are good enough when I go out. The Girl Who Ate Everything is the perfect remedy to such snobbery and pretension, because unlike the Vegas super-chef restaurant reviews in Spectator, I can actually use her advice on a real life budget on just about any day of the week. The key to the success of blogs is that they’re practical. Recently she’s covered a quest for macaroons, sidewalk dining in Paris, takeout burgers in NYC all the way through to Thai and Indian, it’s a blog for the cosmopolitan realist. Robyn, the author, is a junior at New York University majoring in Food Studies.

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  • http://www.recipe4living.com Nancy

    What a great site. Like you, I find most restaurant reviews way over my head. How about if they tell me whether the foods good or not without mentioning how many different “inspirations” the chef has. Don’t really care if it’s a fusion of Honduran and Canadian cuisines. Will I like it? Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Nancy

    What a great site. Like you, I find most restaurant reviews way over my head. How about if they tell me whether the foods good or not without mentioning how many different “inspirations” the chef has. Don’t really care if it’s a fusion of Honduran and Canadian cuisines. Will I like it? Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.roboppy.net/food Robyn

    Thank you so much for your review! I go past the snobbery and pretension with STUPIDITY AND…TYPING IN CAPS!!!@#@! Just kidding. Kinda. 😀 It’s funny that this is a wine blog since I don’t drink wine (or any alcohol) since I haven’t developed a taste for it. And alcohol really jacks up the price of a meal, eh? That money needs to be spent on ice cream and cake, in my humble opinion. 😉

  • http://www.roboppy.net/food Robyn

    Thank you so much for your review! I go past the snobbery and pretension with STUPIDITY AND…TYPING IN CAPS!!!@#@! Just kidding. Kinda. 😀 It’s funny that this is a wine blog since I don’t drink wine (or any alcohol) since I haven’t developed a taste for it. And alcohol really jacks up the price of a meal, eh? That money needs to be spent on ice cream and cake, in my humble opinion. 😉

  • http://RuarriRogan.com Ruarri

    Couldn’t agree with you more about the jacking up of the price. I did do a review on eating takeout pizza slices with wine – purely because you can then afford to splash out on wine, and enjoy it all in the company of your own home.

    And a while back I did a review on drinking wine from a brown paper bag in Central Park with hamburgers. Wine really needn’t be pretentious. But I also appreciate that its not everyone’s thing.

    And I guess if you didn’t aquire a taste for wine in Paris (where you can usually get a Maison Rouge for 10 Euros.) My wife also doesn’t usually drink – so I appreaciate the duality of Paris – me ogling at Chablis and Burgundy whilst she can’t believe that they have entire stores dedicated to chocolate and macaroons!

  • http://RuarriRogan.com Ruarri

    Couldn’t agree with you more about the jacking up of the price. I did do a review on eating takeout pizza slices with wine – purely because you can then afford to splash out on wine, and enjoy it all in the company of your own home.

    And a while back I did a review on drinking wine from a brown paper bag in Central Park with hamburgers. Wine really needn’t be pretentious. But I also appreciate that its not everyone’s thing.

    And I guess if you didn’t aquire a taste for wine in Paris (where you can usually get a Maison Rouge for 10 Euros.) My wife also doesn’t usually drink – so I appreaciate the duality of Paris – me ogling at Chablis and Burgundy whilst she can’t believe that they have entire stores dedicated to chocolate and macaroons!

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