Underfed and Cranky
August 25th, 2011 by plumpdumpling

I’m still in a food coma from my trip to Southern California last week, but if you’re bored this afternoon and want to be amused, check out the ever-expanding comments section on my post about Eleven Madison Park over on Chowhound.

Here’s my favourite thus far:

I like the “not to slight her or her blog” part especially. Ohhhhh, foodies.

12 Responses  
  • Tessa writes:
    August 25th, 20111:17 pmat

    That’s so cute. It’s a bit ironic that this person’s attitude is so much more provincial than yours, don’t you think?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      August 25th, 20112:32 pmat

      I scoff at him and his limited income!!

      j/k, j/k, j/k

  • Mrs. Bachelor Girl writes:
    August 25th, 20111:43 pmat

    YOU GOT HATE MAIL!! (Well, sort of.)

    You have arrived.

    Welcome to the club, Katie! Now we can bitch about the haters TOGETHER!

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      August 25th, 20114:26 pmat

      “Sort of” is right. You get e-mails and comments, and I get an anonymous post on a message board. Still, not a bad start to my hater-baiting career!

  • Jessica R. writes:
    August 25th, 20112:21 pmat

    Ohhh, someone is jealous.

    If they actually read your blog, they’d know that the first one actually wasn’t a terribly negative review. But then, I’m sure they just want to make a scene don’t want to actually take the time to do some research.

    I think it rocks that you carry enough weight with your blog to get a second, free high-class meal.

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      August 25th, 20114:34 pmat

      I preferred the other guy who was like, “Giving someone a free meal for complaining is wrong. But if they want to call ME, that’s fine.”

      It was so weird to me that the guy called me whiny and all that (the actual comment was much longer and meaner), because yeah, I wasn’t even trying to be super-negative.

      Apparently that guy doesn’t think I carry any weight at all!

  • Christine Hater Hater writes:
    August 25th, 20114:06 pmat

    Here’s why I think this is funny. He/She wants to get freebies for being a regular, but doesn’t want bloggers to get freebies for being free publicity for a restaurant. The RESTAURANT decided your blog was big enough and important enough that they found you, found the review, and then made the decision to give you a free meal. The restaurant values publicity and getting new customers, over people who they know already like the place. That doesn’t seem new to me.

    Either way, this is not the blogger’s fault at all, it’s the restaurant’s, so I’m not sure why he/she is so “disgusted” with you.

    Personally, I think it’s awesome that they gave you a free meal, and I would be more likely to eat there BECAUSE of that fact.

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      August 25th, 20114:48 pmat

      Hey, that’s true! He can have all the good meals in the world there, but I’m the one the restaurant’s getting publicity from, and when anyone asks me how I feel about EMP, I’m going to dwell on the great meal, not the less-than-stellar one.

      Please make a reservation soon and mention my name so I can convince them to set up an affiliate program for me, thx.

  • Cassie writes:
    August 25th, 20114:42 pmat

    You’re such a horrible person. Wait, no. You’re not. You wrote an honest review and the restaurant wanted to give you a do over. What’s the big deal?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      August 25th, 20114:49 pmat

      The big deal is $500 worth of free food! A clambake! A pound of truffles! Mind-blowing desserts!


  • Dishy writes:
    August 25th, 20119:02 pmat

    You continue to impress with your restaurant reviews, and I won’t even go into the photographs (STUNNING!)

    Who’s whining now? Seriously? If the commenter knew better he’d start his own blog, dish out reviews and wait for the free meals to come rolling in. Don’t hate just b/c you didn’t think of it first.

    PS: your review seemed fair to me. and congrats on getting comped the 2nd time around. I totally agree w/ Christine above. The restaurant is SMART (all caps).

  • ANin writes:
    September 26th, 20113:45 pmat

    Wow! That’s a good one. I’m sad I missed the thread on CH before it went down. The post I wrote (after a similar experience) basically became a ridiculous referendum on the evils of food bloggers. Entertaining, but I’m glad it was taken down.

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