@Clarence Rosario this is an excellent point. A massive and regrettable oversight on my part.
@deepomega I doubled down on hedgey adverbs there for a reason. I get what you're saying, but there's no need for hyperbole like "in what possible world…". That is all!
@deepomega you've got to be kidding me!
@petejayhawk Hey, I'm responsible for the blog post in question, and I think you bring up a great point. However, I do think there's a minor but important distinction here, which is that a restaurant review is ostensibly mainly about the food. The BOH comes to work knowing that their ass/reputation hangs in the balance with a review. I just think it's weird that FOH workers can be put on the record for slips of the tongue just because they happen to come between the chef and the critic, if that makes sense?
But you're right. It's ultimately of little consequence. I just thought it was interesting.
Crab is/was a slur for Crips, actually (q.v., "Rip a Crab in Half" off of the Bloods vs. Crips Bangin on Wax album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ZO92jcHR4 )
@Myles Tanzer *when hungover
Basted is notably absent. Or are we conflating Sunny Side Up with Basted? Also: "Fried" is troubling in that it encompasses the whole spectrum from Over Easy (delicious) to Over Hard (unacceptable).
Looks like this will be another seriously controversial Awl list. I respect your courage.
@Abe Sauer Weird, I was told Midwesterners are really nice!