Friday, 3 February 2006
|1121 - ESR rants on cheesecake|
Eric Raymond rants on cheesecake and, specifically, the Cheesecake Factory, in this entry in his blog.
He's in New York, for crying out loud. Just get on a frigging B train and go to Junior's. Or find some S&S somewhere. (Which I didn't manage to do last time I was in NYC, doggone it.) Why fart around with imitations?
current mood: hungry
current music: Donovan - Season Of The Witch
I think though, that he's working in White Plains (which is where the only cheesecake factory I know of is). That, in and of itself is its own kind of special hell.
B train? Oh, right. I was thinking of the Junior's that's actually in the dining concourse at Grand Central in Midtown, which is on the 4-5-6-7.
And I didn't know there was a Junior's in Grand Central until I went looking at their website.
Yep. In fact, michaelmink
is the one who told me about it, maybe because he figured I probably was more likely to hit up Grand Central than travel into Brooklyn at the time. :)
Despite the name "Cheesecake Factory" the words "chain restaurant" make the whole rant equivalent to complaining about the hamburgers at McDonalds.
This doesn't make it less valid or right, but that's just the way things are.
D'oh. I have more to say on the subject of chain restaurants, but my 30 minutes is up!