What’s to know about spaghetti and meatballs?
And for the price they’re charging, no less!
Read that Times article of 9/17 and found it wanting. I don’t think Bill Grimes knows diddley about Italian cooking of the type Rocco is apparently trying to put out. The essence, if not the tone, of the article was one of "damnation with faint praise" as far as I could see.
The article in the same edition on NYC BBQ was a lot better than one would expect from that particular source. I suspect the writer has been lurking arounf the "Roadfood" site in order to learn at least some of the BBQ buzzwords.
The article in the same edition on country hams (proccuito no less !)
was what one has learned to expect of the Times food section – promotion of some yuppy trendy types with friends in the editorial offices.
There’s a review in today’s New York Times. The author says it’s "pretty good" and the restaurant got one star (out of four) which is pretty good for the Times (one star from the Times means "Good.")
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Rocco’s on 22nd is New York’s first meta-restaurant.
I didn’t know they had BBQ at Union Square[:D]
I tried (on 9/8)to get reservations there for last Friday night (9/12) and they were full. They did advise that I might be able to get in as a walk in if I came in around 5:30. Thankfully, I was able to take over for a last minute cancellation at Union Square, so I took the known excellence.
I think that if you haven’t eaten there by now, you might be out of luck on this version of Rocco’s. Apparently it is dark as of last Friday or Saturday according to some friends in the neighborhood
Just wondering (I don’t know why) if anyone has actually eaten at Rocco’s yet? If so, how was the meal & the experience [?]
Having just hooked up to satellite radio, if it weren’t for the Food Network I’d be very busy trying to talk my wife into dropping cable–and we’re in an area w/o any antenna reception!
As a little old lady in Southwest Atlanta told me recently, "What good is tv cable? Listen, if I can’t bring it in on rabbit ears, do you suppose I really need it?"
My house has three functional televisions, but none of them are hooked up to anything more substantial than thin air. I never turn them on. If I ever make a change, it will be to install an outside antenna 1960’s style. Less is more, as it were, and the description of this show proves it: Newton Minnow was right.
Testing The Pattern, Ort. "Fuzzy" Carlton in Fringe Receptional Athens, Georgia.
I think what happened with that stupid show "The Family" is that the war interrupted the series & the last several episodes never aired… They should have left well enough alone [:(]
I saw it for the first time Sunday night(I think), took me forever to figure out what it was. Between the ladies making suggestive remarks and actions, the proposal, and my gosh, if my son ever spoke suggestivly to an adult like that boy did, I’d get out the peach twig! For that matter the whole branch! Wasn’t too impressed. I think these reality shows are getting out of hand. For pete’s sake, when I was going through the channels like night I noticed they were showing a re-run of "The Family". Once was bad enough…..
Newton Minow (FCC Chairman in the 50’s) said it best when he said, "TV is a vast wasteland." It seems with all these "reality" shows, the wasteland gets "vaster," if there is such a word. When ad ad describes a reality show, you can bet it’s far from reality. Restaurant is just another sleazy attempt to attract viewers. I was hoping for a different take on a cooking show, and then this. One show was enough for me to get back to ESPN or the Food Network.
An earlier thread about this program contained a link to another website that was interesting:
Quite a few of the people that actually were working at Rocco’s during the filming of the show have posted there. Since the site seems to be aimed at food professionals, the comments from others are also pretty informative.
The Restaurant was just one very long commercial!!
I know nothing about the restaurant business, but if "Restaurant" is fairly representative I don’t think I’ll ever want to eat out again. It seems to feature some very shallow, somewhat unpleasant people with really lousy jobs and worse clients.
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