alexbalk
Somebody punched me in the head and I yelled up, “I don’t know which one of you just punched me in the head, but if I find out, you’re going to be ejected.” With that, Bill Fitch said to me, “Jess, I know who punched you.” Of course in the heat of the moment, I look at Bill and say, “Who was it?” He said, “It was Kareem and Magic.”

This was the best thing I read today. (via alexbalk)

Bill Fitch is a god. 

rickwebb

rickwebb:

I was walking through Terminal 2 at SFO this morning, looking all the bright shiny new stores and their tenants. It occurred to me that most of them were companies, “chains,” I had never heard of. There were one or two exceptions - I think Mango was in there - but by and large the stores were…

For the record, I fucking LOVE Lark Creek Grill. (Only Deep Blue beats it for terminal fare.)

baddeal
baddeal:

DEAR PRICE HIKERS & BAD DEALERS: Thanks for making our first year a most excellent year! As you know, we’re big fans of statistics, so we’ll admit we delayed this anniversary message by a few months until we hit a certain milestone.
Tumblr, unlike Twitter, doesn’t publicly display followers, and we fully support that policy, as it helps everyone focus on creating, reading, and sharing awesome content, instead of encouraging users to boast about analytics and follow the front-runners.
But that all said, we’re humbled to announce that within the last 36 hours, we crossed 10,000 followers for both The Bad Deal & The Price Hike, making us 20,000 strong (Of course, many of you follow BOTH of our blogs, so take that number with a grain of sea salt). 
To some, our followership might seem tiny, but we’re pretty gosh darn happy that a growing community finds value in our sometimes silly, sometimes studied musings on food inflation, daily deals, digital cookbooks, and most importantly, consumer price transparency. 
For all this, we’d like go send proper thank you’s to: 
Bloomberg News, for being awesome. 
The awesome Tumblr folks, for making the world’s best blogging platform. Seriously. 
The Eater People, for the awesome can of tomatoes they sent me last year, which BETTER BE from San Marzano. 
All our awesome readers. We’re humbled by your loyalty, and we pledge to do our best to fulfill our mission, which is to promote financial literacy through consumer price transparency. Or put more simply, we want to help you better spend your hard-earned money. Mostly at restaurants, but increasingly, elsewhere. 
Sincerely, 
Ryan Sutton, The Editor.

San Marzano. CONFIRMED. 

baddeal:

DEAR PRICE HIKERS & BAD DEALERS: Thanks for making our first year a most excellent year! As you know, we’re big fans of statistics, so we’ll admit we delayed this anniversary message by a few months until we hit a certain milestone.

Tumblr, unlike Twitter, doesn’t publicly display followers, and we fully support that policy, as it helps everyone focus on creating, reading, and sharing awesome content, instead of encouraging users to boast about analytics and follow the front-runners.

But that all said, we’re humbled to announce that within the last 36 hours, we crossed 10,000 followers for both The Bad Deal & The Price Hike, making us 20,000 strong (Of course, many of you follow BOTH of our blogs, so take that number with a grain of sea salt). 

To some, our followership might seem tiny, but we’re pretty gosh darn happy that a growing community finds value in our sometimes silly, sometimes studied musings on food inflation, daily deals, digital cookbooks, and most importantly, consumer price transparency

For all this, we’d like go send proper thank you’s to: 

  1. Bloomberg News, for being awesome. 
  2. The awesome Tumblr folks, for making the world’s best blogging platform. Seriously. 
  3. The Eater People, for the awesome can of tomatoes they sent me last year, which BETTER BE from San Marzano. 
  4. All our awesome readers. We’re humbled by your loyalty, and we pledge to do our best to fulfill our mission, which is to promote financial literacy through consumer price transparency. Or put more simply, we want to help you better spend your hard-earned money. Mostly at restaurants, but increasingly, elsewhere. 

Sincerely, 

Ryan Sutton, The Editor.

San Marzano. CONFIRMED. 

pricehike

pricehike:

Ben Leventhal, who hosts a pretty rad `Burger Bloodbath’ every year in the Hamptons, has hiked the price of the competitive meatfest to $150pp, up 20% from 2011’s price of $125. There are a limited number of friends and family tickets currently being sold for $100. 

Related: Leventhal is calling it the (Montauk) Superburger this year. Public tickets will go on sale next week exclusively through Eater. Last year, Leventhal partnered with Gilt City to host the event. 

We at The Price Hike prefer the Eater People. 

benleventhal:

A very limited number of friends & family tix are quietly on sale now at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3837325544?nomo=1. Password is “superburger.” Public on-sale next week, exclusively at eater.com. Get at it.

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(MONTAUK) SUPERBURGER
8/25/12, 1 PM

Featuring 
THE BURGER JOINT & MOMOFUKU MILK BAR

Sponsors
Amstel Light and LaFrieda Meats

Competitors
SEAMUS MULLEN, Tertulia
JESSE GERSTEIN & DAN ALDWORTH, 2011 Superburger Runner-up (a)
ALEX STUPAK, Empellon
ZAK PELACCIO, Fatty Crab
EDDIE “HARLEM” HAUNG & CHARLIE DOUGIELO, BaoHaus
RYAN SOLIEN, Montauk Yacht Club
HAROLD MOORE, Commerce
MEHDI BRUNET-BENKRITLY, Fedora
MIKE DEFONZO, PJ Clarke’s
SARAH SIMMONS, City Grit (a)
JAMES RAMSAY & STU “THE GRIFTER” WILSON (a)

Judges
PAT LAFRIEDA, LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
SPIKE MENDELSOHN, 2009 South Beach Burger Bash Winner
JOSH CAPON, 2010 NYC Burger Bash Winner
HEAD JUDGE KATE KRADER, Food & Wine Magazine
LEE “THE RING” SCHRAGER, NYC/South Beach Wine & Food Festivals

Plus
“EL PRESIDENTE” MARK PASTORE

baddeal

baddeal:

Eater Exclusives is hosting its second, well, “exclusive” dinner at Danny Meyer’s North End Grill. The $200 per person ticket price includes wine pairings, tax, tip, and a fine four-course meal cooked by chef Floyd Cardoz. We’re big fans of all-inclusive “real cost” pricing here at The Bad Deal, so Meyer and crew is already off to good start. 

Recall that the first Eater Exclusive dinner at Perla, which was advertised as being four-courses, ended up being around seventeen dishes or so. We’re inclined to say the North End Grill family-meal MIGHT very well be a GOOD DEAL. Check out my solid 2.5 star Bloomberg News review of the ambitious Battery Park Goldman Sachs cafeteria restaurant. Also take note that as of publication, one of the two North End Grill dinner services is already sold out. 

therings

therings:

Photo Via NBC Olympics

The youngsters of the USA won team Gold at last October’s World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. They did it without their 2008 veterans, Alicia Sacramone who suffered a torn achillies and Shawn Johnson who was not quite ready, as well as Chellsie Memmel, who…